These are the settings:
Number of entrants: 24
Game Type: 2-player games
Play Order: Sequential
Troop Deployment: Automatic
Special Gameplay: No Fog of War and No Trench
There are no point restrictions but players need to have premium membership because they will play 5 games at a time.
Everyone will have 48 hours to join their games.
Here are the stages of the tournament:
Everyone will be split into 4 groups of 6 players. Everyone will play everyone else in their group once, then when all of those games have finished, the results will be posted here and everyone will play the same opponents again.
In each group the 3 players who have the most wins will go forward to the Second Stage. If there is a tie for 3rd place then the player with the best head-to-head record will go through. If there is still a tie then they will play another game to see who goes forward.
Everyone will be split into 2 groups of 6 players (so that each group has 2 winners, 2 runners up and 2 3rd-place players). Everyone starts again from zero and the stage will be played in the same way as the First Stage. The top 3 players in each group go forward again.
We are left with 6 players and they will play a double round robin in the same way as the previous two stages. The player with the most wins in the Final Stage will be the winner of the tournament.