This is the second in a short series of five tournaments celebrating my favourite maps of 2011. The term "Best of" is highly subjective, of course. I offer no warranty that these maps are the "best" by any measurement other than my personal opinion. This tournament will feature all these maps with Flat Rate spoils. (The first tournament in this series used No Spoils, the third will be Nuclear, the fourth will run Escalating, and the last one will feature randomized spoils.)
Eligibility: To play in this tournament, you must be premium, have a turns-taken record of 98% or better, at least 100 completed games, and be at least a PFC on sign-up.
Procedure:The format of this tourney will be familiar to anyone who has played in my "Nuclear War" series. In each tourney in this series, the first nine phases will consist of multiplayer Standard games. In each of these phases, only the first player eliminated from each game is eliminated from the tournament. All others will continue to the next phase. As soon as all games in a phase have had one player eliminated, I will begin the next phase with the survivors. Winning these games will not influence the course of the tournament; only that first elimination is significant.
Edit, March 30th: Yesterday we ran into a situation, where someone won a map by the map victory conditions, without anyone having been eliminated. This is a situation I did not foresee when I designed this tournament, but since four of the nine maps have victory conditions, the situation could happen again. We need an emergency rule modification.
New rule: If someone wins a map by the victory conditions, without anyone having been eliminated, that person will automatically proceed to the next round. The remaining players will replay the same map.
The four maps with victory conditions are: Transsib1914 (phase 2), Northwest Passage (phase 3), Conquer Rome (phase 6) and Roark's Drift (phase 7).
However, there is a GA medal for the player who wins the most games in the first eight phases!
In the Final phase, all remaining players will play simultaneously in nine multiplayer Terminator games. These games will be completed and winning them will count, as will the number of kills.
Settings: All games will be Casual, Automatic, Foggy, Chained, Flat Rate, with a 100-round limit.
The maps to be used are shown in the Phase spoilers below. (Thanks to koontz1973 for assembling all the images in one place!)
The finals will be different from the first nine phases.
DJ Teflon wrote:A General Achievement Medal will be awarded to the player with the most wins in the first eight phases.
For further updates on this series, visit the newly-launched (January 14th 2013) Best of 2011 Series Infocentre (located in Post 3 of the same thread as the earlier History of Nuclear War Infocentre.)