Hey guys, so with 24 teams all registered and paid we can now confirm the cash prize will be increased. 2nd place for Pro goes up to $350 and 1st place for Amateur goes up to $250.
Best of luck this weekend to all. We hope ALL teams have a good time competing against each other while also having fun.
I would like to stress the importance of good sportsmanship and manners. Any sort of bad sportsmanship and bad behaviour will not be accepted and will have severe consequences.
One type of unacceptable bad sportsmanship is intentionally losing/throwing a match. Any team that does this risks being disqualified from the tournament.
Further, we expect all teams to try their best at all times. If for eg a team plays unusually bad during the qualifiers , makes the amateur tournament, then at the LAN easily takes Amateur first place and the prize. This team risks getting disqualified and going home with nothing but shame.
Regarding the seeding/brackets for the online qualifiers; it can be difficult to seed a large number of teams when teams/rosters often change. However, we believe our choice of the top 8 teams are pretty close to the mark, and having only 2 of each of these teams in each group will give those teams a fair chance to make the Pro tourney.
The random gods may have made some groups harder than others, but that is something to be expected.
Times for games will be given to all closer to the end of the week.
2.5 years ago