First go at running a tourney!
If you haven't got it from the title -
The map - Age of Realms 2: Magic
Polymorphic - 2 slots
Spoils - none
Forts - parachutes
Looking for 32 players to be randomly assigned into 8 groups of 4 in round 1 - starting with 16 players so no round 1
Players in each group to play best of 3 matches against each other, all 3 games for each match will be created at the same time.
2nd set of matches in each group will be created 2-4 days after the first set of matches.
Positions calculated by most match wins then most game wins then the head to head result
Top 2 in each group progress to round 2 - in case of 3 or 4 players tied (impossible for 2 players) then further round robin single games until someone gets ko'd, returning to the main group calculations for positions (so when just 2 players are tied for position the tie-break was their group head to head match)
The 16 players that progress are then randomly split into 4 groups of 4 for round 2
Again round robin best of 3 matches
Positions calculated, tie-breaks as round 1
8 players to progress to round 3, randomly split into 2 groups of 4
you've guessed it! round robin best of 3 matches, positions & tie-breaks as above
4 players in round 4, 1 group of 4, as above
Top 2 then play the final, best of 7 games
Premiums only please
Miss an invite, you get a 2nd chance, miss a second (for the same match) and you lose 3-0 , miss a third consecutively and you're out! Have a 2nd 3-0 awarded against you and you're out!
In the event of players missing invites and being removed from the tourney - in the first round I will seek replacement(s), in later rounds I will invite the player that came third in the group(s) of the removed player(s) to take their place(s).
Hopefully that's clear enough, any questions then please ask and I'll try to clarify.
If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through