Make sure that time is OK for you. Tournament may take 3-5 hours and even more in case of unexpected issues.
Read the rules carefully! If something is unclear - ask on the forum!
Use "Sign In" button on this page to join the tournament. Registration closes 15 minutes before the tournament start.
Enter the "Battlegrounds" channel online before tournament start time.
Open the "Live Status" page and follow the instructions.
Check if you can chat with player Admin via private messages. Confirm that you're ready with "Ready" button on this page. Ensure there is a tick near your nickname.
If you feel that something is wrong with communication - try to re-enter the channel or re-login. You can do this at any point.
If something goes wrong - contact Admin immediately via in-game chat. WARNING: chat is only available for registered tournament participants!
Date and time: July-4 16:00 UTC (see countdown timer).
Number of participants: 20..100.
Who can play: you must have an activated game with at least 12 classes (specialities) available and 100+ games played online under your account or have 5+ level.
Schema: 5 rounds of Swiss tournament, then elimination for the top 8 players. 2 duels per Swiss round. 1 point for win. Up to 2 wins per elimination round.
Classes: you can play each class (speciality) only once until the elimination stage.
Tiebreakers: score (wins) + opponents wins/10, number of swipes, global experience.
Game: all tournament games should be played in the Battlegrounds channel, all these games are treated as trainings (regardless of their actual type).
Teams: players can join teams (clans, guilds) if they want. There is a separate team standings.
Bonuses: best players are awarded with experience points: 500-350-250-200-150-120-100... and also with glory points: 250-150-100-70-50-35-25-20...
All players who played all Swiss stage games and scored at least 2 wins receive the same minimal bonus (100/20).
During the Swiss round each player should play 2 duels with the same opponent. Pairs for round are published on the "Live Status" page.
That status page updates automatically, so you don't have to reload it (however, you can reload it if you want).
When next round starts, preliminary pairing is published for at least 2 minutes. You should check if you're properly listed there.
In case of any mistake - contact organizer (Admin) immediately via in-game chat. If everything is OK, then round status changes to "RUNNING"
so you can start playing. Don't forget to select a different game class for each duel or your game will be treated as lost.
Pairing is random for the first round. In case of an odd number of players, the unmatched player receives a bye equal to 2 score points.
For all subsequent rounds, players are paired against the nearest opponents in order of the tournament standings table. Whenever possible, players don't play each other twice.
The standings table is ordered by tiebreakers.
At the end of the final round of Swiss, 8 players will advance to a playoff-style elimination bracket.
1. Score points - number of duels you won + (number of duels won by each of your opponents)/10.
2. Sweeps - number of rounds you won with 2:0 score.
3. Global experience - experience value from your account.
Play-off duels are not counted and has no influence on players score.
In the Elimination stage, the top players compete in an NCAA-style elimination bracket. Players are seeded (1 being the highest seed) based on their Swiss stage results. Each round, you play an opponent in a "Best 2 out of 3" match and the winner advances to the next matchup while the loser is eliminated.
You may only play as a given class once during the entire Elimination stage, so choose wisely. You may, however, play as a class that you played during the Swiss stage.
The winner of the Elimination bracket wins the entire tournament. All other players are ranked based on how far they advanced in the bracket."
Players can join teams (clans, guilds). "Browse" button opens a window with actual team list. There you can choose a team to join it.
In case of public team you instantly become a team member. If you choose to join a private team, a request is sent by email to the team mailbox.
Actual entrance happens when that request is accepted.
Anyone can create a new team. Read the game forum for further information about team creation and management.
There are both personal and team standings. Each team score is calculated as A+B/2+C/4, where A, B and C - score of teams top players (A >= B >= C).
Team change (entrance, leaving) during the tournament is not allowed.
Late joins and drops
You can join (but not sign up!) later than tournament start. You'll start playing from the next round.
Player dropped during the round is counted as loser. If there is still a duel to play - it is also counted as played and lost.
If a player doesn't play and thus cause delay - the tournament organizer has right to declare this player as dropped.
Please save replays and publish them on the game forum or any other location.
Please don't flood the chat, especially before the 1-st round.
If you have a question (or need an advice) which can be answered by other players - ask them first instead of Admin.
Be polite to your fellow players. Please do not slow play whenever possible. If you suspect a player is deliberately playing slowly, tell the organizer and avoid becoming angry.
Please try to stay for the whole event. If you are dropping out, please tell the organizer as soon as possible since it will effect pairings.
Use "Leave" button to remove the tick near your nickname, this will help to avoid mess in the next round.