So casters on FAFLive have expressed interest in utilizing the FAFLive funds in order to give prizes for showmatches between top players. As the account is beginning to accrue a decent pool of funds, it's time to start using it to feed back into tournaments.
The tournaments should have a total prize of about $100 for a show match and likely be a BO7 or a BO9 format. There are no real "rules" on how the series should go. I don't mind people playing map gen maps, playing a ladder pool with vetos, playing a small pool, whatever. The only thing I require is that these games be taken seriously both from a player and a viewer perspective. I'm not interested in funding dudes playing hardffa BlackOps ACU Unleashed nor am I interested in funding people playing a single map 30 times in a row.
So to get into the actual requirements.
- Player must be 2k+ to be considered, yes, in ladder.
- If they have games that they are specifically interested in, they should list them in their post. For example, only want to play map gen or only want to play 20x20s or anything else.
- Games must be relatively balanced. This will ultimately come down to my discretion but a general rule would be that players should be within 150 shown rating of one another.
- Games must take place at a time organized with an approved caster on the FAFLive channel. They must all be covered live. Click here for a list of approved casters.
I will keep the list of players interested in playing a series here alongside the game format they prefer.
Depending on the interest in doing series I may go ahead and hold polls on which matchups interest people the most.
Tagada - standard 1v1, map gen, themed series
Tex - prefer classic ladder maps, ladder pools, faction vetoes
Players: Raider vs Bullydozer
1v1 7 Game ShowMatch, SC:TA Game Mod, April 17th 2021
Game 1: https://replay.faforever.com/14323129 on Gods of War
Game 2: https://replay.faforever.com/14323255 on Acid Lakes
Game 3: https://replay.faforever.com/14323498 on Comet Catcher
Game 4: https://replay.faforever.com/14323703 on RMG
Game 5: https://replay.faforever.com/14323927 on Ditch
Game 6: https://replay.faforever.com/14324078 on HardFFA
Game 7: https://replay.faforever.com/14324221 on RMG
Players: archsimkat and harzer99 vs Autopsy and WoundedElk
2v2 7 Game ShowMatch, April 24th 2021
Game 1: https://replay.faforever.com/14369345 on Canis 4v4
Game 2: https://replay.faforever.com/14369863 on crazyrush
Game 3: https://replay.faforever.com/14370007 on HardFFA
Game 4: https://replay.faforever.com/14370129 on RMG
Game 5: https://replay.faforever.com/14370374 on Phenom Spartiate
Game 6: https://replay.faforever.com/14370544 on RMG
Game 7: https://replay.faforever.com/14370683 on Stella Maris
Players: Blackheart vs Petricpwnz
1v1 7 Game ShowMatch, Unexplored RMG, May 1st 2021
Game 1: https://replay.faforever.com/14419982 on RMG 5x5 (draw)
Game 1: https://replay.faforever.com/14420143 on RMG 5x5
Game 2: https://replay.faforever.com/14420313 on RMG 10x10
Game 3: https://replay.faforever.com/14420511 on RMG 20x20
Game 4: https://replay.faforever.com/14420699 on RMG 5x5
Game 5: https://replay.faforever.com/14420810 on RMG 10x10
Game 6: https://replay.faforever.com/14420910 on RMG 20x20
Game 7: https://replay.faforever.com/14421109 on RMG 10x10
Players: Tagada vs Nexus
1v1 7 Game ShowMatch, Preselected Map Pool from Jip, May 21st 2021
Game 1: https://replay.faforever.com/14555738 on Autumn
Game 2: https://replay.faforever.com/14555968 on Mauve
Game 3: https://replay.faforever.com/14556201 on Gateway and Rose
Game 4: https://replay.faforever.com/14556504 on Kaali
Game 4: https://replay.faforever.com/14556715 on Kaali
Game 5: https://replay.faforever.com/14556919 on Adaptive Moon
Game 6: https://replay.faforever.com/14557211 on Aalhaven
Game 7: https://replay.faforever.com/14557440 on Archsimkats Valley