In a follow up to my successful Brexit tournament (currently in the final stages), and having tested the layout, I am happy to announce my second tournament based on the great super power that is the USA.
Now, as you may remember (and before Corona hit) I love to travel. In fact, I've probably visited more of the 50 states of America than most Americans. So in a nod to them and the many fine places across America and some absolute dives, here it is....
I require 16 players to partake in a 1 v 1 battle to conquer USA (thanks Phil). It will follow thus:
I have selected 15 maps for the group stages and they will play in this order:
Great Lakes, Puget Sound, USA New England, NYC (Poly 2), USA Rockies, USA Southwest, California, USA Southeast, Portland, Charleston (poly 2), USA West, New Jersey, San Fransisco, Chicago, USA Great Lakes On a round robin basis, 16 players will play a match against each other player on 1 of 15 of these USA based maps.
All games will be 1 v 1 except two maps which are larger than normal and will be played as poly 2. One map in the semi and finals will also be poly 2.
Scoring & Format Win 2-0 = 3 points Draw 1-1 = 1 point Lose 0-2 = 0 points After 15 rounds, this will result in the top 4 going into semi finals, 1st v 4th , 2nd v 3rd. Semis will be best of 7 games split over Rail USA (4), N America (3) (POLY 2). Finalists will play off best of 7 on USA (5) and one map from the original 15 European maps which each finalist will choose. At the end of this, we should have a winner.
The group stage will hopefully be cut and dried regarding finishing position. But in the event points for matches doesnt split players, the following will apply
in the event of a 2 player tie, the match played together will hopefully split it. If that was a draw, or multiple teams then...
number of wins countback of points last 3 games, 6 games, 9 games, 12 games If this cannot split, then a one off game will split, played on the USA map.
All settings will be the same throughout Auto/Seq No Spoils Chained Fog** No trench 20 ROUND LIMIT **Please allow 12 hours for map to be seen, or post what could have been seen if you have to play earlier than that. But I wont remake games on this basis. Please sort it yourself or get on with it.
Game Load Group Stage - 15 matches, 30 games in total. 3 maps at a time, so 6 games. Every 10 days or so. Knockout Stages – 7 games at once
In total, the winner will have played 44 games, which, if you choose your 6 least favourite states, is exacty how many would be left. Thats the best i could do on that front...
I may take 2 reserves in case of a dead beat. In this case, that round’s games will be remade with the reserve and then the original player will be thrown out. If it is after Round 1, they will pick up the campaign of the drop out.
Any other issues will be dealt with as they come up.