-- This will be a nine round, 32 player, 1 vs. 1 quasi double elimination bracket styled tournament. Please note that a minimum 98 percent turn percentage is required to be admitted into the tournament.
- Quasi double elimination means that final between the winner of the Alpha Bracket and the winner of the Beta Bracket will be the champion. Therefore, the second place finalist may finish the tournament with one or two losses. All other non-winners finish with two losses.
-- All 32 players will begin in the Alpha Bracket. The opening bracket is determined via random.org.
-- The Alpha Bracket will use a different map each round (See listing below).
-- Win your Alpha Round and continue to compete in the Alpha Bracket.
-- Losers of each Alpha Round will be moved to the Beta Bracket.
-- The Beta Bracket used, will be the Quad Cities map. If the Quad Cities map gets quenched (is no longer officially Beta), it will still be considered Beta for the sake of this tournament.
-- Win a match in the Beta Bracket and advance to the next round. Lose a match in the Beta Bracket and you're eliminated.
-- The AlphaBetaFinal will feature the Alpha Champion and Beta Champion (Beta Bracket winner through 8 rounds) in Round 9.
-- Also, note that the Alpha Bracket Runner-Up (Loser Of Round Alpha Round 5) goes to the Beta Final in Round 8. Otherwise Alpha losers always play in the following Beta Round. If you haven't deciphered it already, you play less games in the Alpha Bracket. Therefore it pays to win . The road to victory is tougher on the Beta side of the bracket.
Alpha Maps
Round 1 - Classic Round 2 - USA Round 3 - Madagascar Round 4 - Age Of Realms 2 Round 5 - Feudal War
Beta Maps
Round 2 - Quad Cities (Matches Alpha losers from Round 1) Round 3 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta winners from Round 2 and Alpha Losers from Round 2) Round 4 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta winners from Round 3 and Alpha Losers from Round 3) Round 5 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta winners from Round 4 and Alpha Losers from Round 4) Round 6 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta winners from Round 5) Round 7 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta winners from Round 6) Round 8 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta Finalist versus Alpha Runner-Up from Round 5) Round 9 - Quad Cities (Matches Beta Champion versus Alpha Champion) - Championship Final