Tournament Format

Open Base Tournament

In the Open Base Tournament, you play three rounds against randomized opponents. These opponents are announced at the start of each round on the qualifying day in #tournament-announcements.

In order to qualify for the finals you need to complete all 3 rounds on the qualifying day. You may play all the qualifying days for league points but only your best attempt counts towards the rankings for the Finals.

Game Settings

The game settings for all games in the tournament are the same. However, accommodations may be given to those who need it. In these cases the tables will be notified by a @Host in the tournament table chat. It is everyone's responsibility to check that these are correct before starting the game.

Rankings

You are playing to win and to qualify for a spot to be 1 out of the 64 who will play in the semi-finals. The rankings are based on:

  1. Total wins
  2. Total victory points
  3. Table point percentage
  4. Table points
  5. Point difference

Brackets

Based on the overall rankings players will be divided into four brackets:

Day Finals

On the qualifying days except when semi-finals and finals are being played a day final will be held with the top 4 ranked from the day. The winner of that match will receive a Cash Tournament Ticket worth $5! This can be used as an entry to one of our Cash Tournaments.

Semi-Finals

There will be semi-finals where the winner will go to the finals within their own bracket and the losers into the losers final. So win or lose in the semi-final you always play 2 games if you make it into top 64 in any bracket.

The first round starts with the Grand Finals and as soon as they have started the following bracket will be announced, and so on. This is to ensure that all players are present and to see if a Back-Up Hero is needed. In such a case that spot will go to the next highest ranked player.

Finals

The 4 winners of the semi-finals of each group will play against each other in their respective bracket finals. The finals of the lower brackets can start as soon as the other semi-finals within the bracket have finished, and the winners have been established and the tables assigned.

Open Cities & Knights Tournament

In the Open Cities & Knights Tournament Tournament, you play two rounds against randomized opponents. These opponents are announced at the start of each round on the qualifying day in #tournament-announcements.

In order to qualify for the finals you need to complete both rounds on the qualifying day. You may play all the qualifying days for league points but only your best attempt counts towards the rankings for the Finals.

Game Settings

The game settings for all games in the tournament are the same. However, accommodations may be given to those who need it. In these cases the tables will be notified by a @Host in the tournament table chat. It is everyone's responsibility to check that these are correct before starting the game.

Rankings

You are playing to win and to qualify for a spot to be 1 out of the 64 who will play in the semi-finals. The rankings are based on:

  1. Total wins
  2. Total victory points
  3. Table point percentage
  4. Table points
  5. Point difference

Brackets

Based on the overall rankings players will be divided into four brackets:

Day Finals

On the qualifying days except when semi-finals and finals are being played a day final will be held with the top 4 ranked from the day. The winner of that match will receive a Cash Tournament Ticket worth $5! This can be used as an entry to one of our Cash Tournaments.

Semi-Finals

There will be semi-finals where the winner will go to the finals within their own bracket and the losers into the losers final. So win or lose in the semi-final you always play 2 games if you make it into top 64 in any bracket.

The first round starts with the Grand Finals and as soon as they have started the following bracket will be announced, and so on. This is to ensure that all players are present and to see if a Back-Up Hero is needed. In such a case that spot will go to the next highest ranked player.

Finals

The 4 winners of the semi-finals of each group will play against each other in their respective bracket finals. The finals of the lower brackets can start as soon as the other semi-finals within the bracket have finished, and the winners have been established and the tables assigned.

Cash Tournament

In the Cash Tournament you play three rounds against randomised opponents. These opponents are announced at the start of each round according to the schedule in t #tournament-announcements.

Game Settings

The game settings for all 3 rounds are the same. It is everyone's responsibility to check that these are correct before starting the game.

You are playing to win and to qualify for a spot to be 1 out of the 64 who will play in the semi-finals. The rankings are based on:

  1. Total wins
  2. Total victory points
  3. Table point percentage
  4. Table points
  5. Point difference

  6. < 32 Top 10 will go through to the final games with #1 and #2 qualifying directly to the finals and #3 to #10 face off in the semi-finals for the last 2 spots.

  7. 36-48 Top 16 will face off one another in one semi-finals match. The 4 winners of those games will advance to play in the finals.
  8. 52-100 Top 12 will go directly to the semi-finals and #13-28 will play in the quarter-finals. The 4 winners of those games then join the top 12 ranked in the semi-finals.
  9. 100+ Top 8 will go directly to the semi-finals and #9-40 (32 players) will play in the quarter-finals. The 8 winners of those games then join the top 8 ranked in the semi finals.

Quarter-Final

There will only be a quarter final if there are 52+ people participating in the tournament. The final rounds will be as follows depending on the number of participants.

Semi-Finals

The tables are based on placement such as 1-8-9-16 / 2-7-10-15 / 3-6-11-14 / 4-5-12-13. With quarter-finals the winner of Table 1 becomes #13, winner of Table 2 Becomes #14, etc.

The Grand Final

The winner will take home the most cash! To see how much would be given out (it all depends on the amount of participants), have a look at #prize-pool-distribution.

Loser Finals

Depending on participation there might be a Loser Final where players compete for Cash Tournament Tickets. This will be announced during the tournament. Since 25% of the players win a prize there is a completely different distribution between 28 and 80 players.