In this tournament, you will play for the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations and the right to have your chosen country represent all of Africa in the 2015 FCCFP Confederations Cup!
Each match in this tournament will consist of 5 games:
2 1v1s on the Africa map
3 Poly games (1 Poly 2, 1 Poly 3, 1 Poly 4) - 1 of which must be on the 2014 World Cup map
Signup posts should be in this format:
In please as [Country]
1v1s: [Initial Troops], [Play Order], [Spoils], [Reinforcements], [Special Gameplay]
Poly 2: [Map], [Initial Troops], [Spoils], [Reinforcements], [Special Gameplay]
Poly 3: [Map], [Initial Troops], [Spoils], [Reinforcements], [Special Gameplay]
Poly 4: [Map], [Initial Troops], [Spoils], [Reinforcements], [Special Gameplay]
Each match will be scored as follows:
Normal time (90 minutes):
1v1 win in 6 rounds or less = 2 goals
1v1 win in 7-12 rounds = 1 goal
Poly win in 8 rounds or less = 1 goal
1 extra time goal awarded for each 1v1 game won in more than 12 rounds, but not won by round limit.
1 extra time goal awarded for each Poly game won in more than 8 rounds, but not won by round limit.
First-to-3 penalty shootout – score determined by games won-lost (regardless of number of rounds):
Win 5 of 5 games, win shootout 3-0
Win 4 of 5 games, win shootout 3-1
Win 3 of 5 games, win shootout 3-2
For the qualifying round, teams will be sorted into 10 groups of 5 and 1 group of 4.
Each team will play every other team in their group twice - once on their own home maps and settings, once on the opponent's home maps and settings.
Matches with no winner after 90 minutes will be declared draws.
Teams receive 3 points for each win and 1 point for each draw.
Once all matches have been played, teams will be ranked by number of points, then by goal difference (goals for - goals against), then by goals for, and finally by head-to-head record.
The group winners will progress to the group stage, as will the 5 runners-up with the best record (excluding matches played against teams that finished 5th in their groups)
For the group stage, teams will be sorted into 4 groups of 4.
Each team will play every other team in their group once, on a neutral field (CC's default settings, Poly 4 on 2014 World Cup Map, Poly 2 and Poly 3 on Random map).
Scoring will be the same as in the second qualifying round.
Group winners and runners-up will advance to the knockout stages.
In the knockout stages, teams will be placed into a bracket.
In each round of the bracket, each surviving team will play a single neutral-field match, with extra time and penalites, if necessary.
The winner will advance to the next round.
The winner of the final will be awarded the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (in the form of a Tournament Achievement medal), and their chosen country will represent Africa in the 2015 FCCFP Confederations Cup.
Good luck to all!