Hello there fellow trainers,
Its been quite a long time since we had community tournament so it is finally time to have one again. The Devs are supporting this 16 PLAYER Tournament with 8 Gems for the Winner and 5 Gems for the Runner Up. Pretty cool and therefore a big thank you goes out to them.
The tournament will divide players in four Groups: Group Captain Maedel // Group Madame Uvestra // Group Lord Tardel // Group Torus Delgrave
1.) Z19 Unown
2.) TNB gatn
3.) RAF StarLord
9.) LDN Fernando
11.) LDN Raghnius
14.) LDN HellbranD
16.) LDN Alazan
There will be four players in every group and the game mode for the group stage will be round-robin (Meaning trainer 1 has to play trainer 2, 3, 4 of their group ; Player 2 has to play Player 1, 3, 4 and so on) So basically everybody will have three matches against their fellow group members. A Victory will give you 2 points, the rare occurance of a draw will give you one point.
Since everybody will have three matches during the group stage there will be three matchdays. I will update the table of each group after every matchday. Rank Number 1 and 2 of each group will qualify for the knockout Stage. A tie between exactly two players is broken by the result of the of the direct match. If this match should have been a draw this event will force a deciding match between those two players.
The 8 Players who advance to the knockout stage will have to play best of three from that point on. But more on that later.
I will now continue to specify the rules for the group stage:
1.) Every matchday will have a special restrcition (No Stun, No chrono Users, No poison, Certain Elements or monsters are banned etc.) Please make suggestions for restrcitions you want to see when you sign up for the torunament.
2.) You have to chose a captain for your team (a monster of your choice) and a vice captain too (a second monster of your choice). Your team captain HAS TO BE part of every team you build. Only exception to this Rule is when your Captain is banned by one of the mentioned match restrictions. In this case you are not allowed to use your captain and you have to use your vice-captain. If the restriction would also ban your vice-captain from the match you automatically lose the match. So for example chosing Angelion and a TT as your captains would be an auto loss when the restriction is “No turn granting monsters allowed” If you go for two shadow types and the restriction is “No shadow types” that would be an auto loss aswell. I think you got the point. That is why I would advise you to choose your captains wisely and dont simply go for the usual suspects.
3.) After each Match please post a picture of the team you used in a second thread (I will create one and link it right here). I cannot force you to do this but this but it will give us all (And especially newer players) a good insight into the meta and help them to understand certain mechanics. It also will improve their team building skills. Its a also a wish from the devs and since they were so generous to support this tournament it would be fair if we would follow this request.
4.) There will be seeded Players in the group stage. 16 Players will be allowed to enter the tournament. 8 Players will be seeded. Being seeded means you cannot meet more than one other seeded player during the group stage. Since we have a ranked PvP right around the corner the 8 players with the highest ranking during this PvP sessions will be seeded in the group stage. Once PvP is finished please provide a screenshot of your rank (Just edit the post you used to enter the tournament) if you want to be seeded. Please use the “50 players below you” function for that screenhot because your IGN Name will be highlighted in purple on this screenshot. It wont matter if you will be seeded Number 1 or seeded Number 8.
5.) Matches are to be completed by the specified date. If everyone finishes early then we move on early. No extensions unless you have probable cause.
6.) f there is reason for someone to be DQ (E.g delaying matches). Screenshots are necessary to support your argument.
7.) If someone isn’t following the restrictions then it’s a DQ. Unless it was by honest mistake. Screenshots required.
8.) You must contact me if you have any queries or requests such as extensions. Regarding requests, unless the other player minds under reason i may grant it.
9.) Post results here on the forum or to me directly via DM.
10.) Line is very helpful for the cause of the tournament but I wont count anybody out if he or she doesnt want to download the app for whatever reasons. During matchdays it is also advised to check your Forum DMs on a regular basis.
11.) Thanks to @TheGreatest for writing a very much on point general rule section. I used some of them and I hope you dont mind. Full credit to you though.
12.) Again: I dont want to count anybody out but it is also advised to have some PvP fighting experience. If everything goes well we will have a second, third and more Editions of the BA Trophy. So if you dont feel ready now, thats absolutely no problem. You will have another chance at a later point for sure.
13.) If you want to enter please use the following form:
- IGN Name:
- Team Captain:
- Vice Captain:
- Apply for seeding: Yes/No (Provide screenshot later)
- Suggestions for restrcitions:
14.) The sign-up will close 24 hours after the first 16 players have signed up.
15.) As the Host I am not allowed to compete in the tournament of course.
I will specify the rules for the knockout stage here later. But since this already took me forever I will take a break for now. Stay tuned.