2021 June League Invitational

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June League Invitational

Welcome to the second Invitational Tournament in the new League Invitational Series concept. I’ve explained a lot about this tournament in the general thread for the series, so feel free to refer to that thread for additional information. I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post. I’ll keep these event-specific threads with information related specifically to that invitational.

This event will involve the top 8 players of the May League Month facing off against one another in a Swiss Tournament format on June 12th. These players will be fighting not only for a cash prize, but also for points that will help secure themselves a spot in the FAF LotS End-of-the-Year Tournament!

Tournament Dates:

June 12th 14:00 UTC

Challonge: [not made]
IRC: #IRCJune

Event LiveCasting:

The event should be covered by [finding casters].

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/faflive

Current Prize Pool: $150

Interested in Donating?
Contact me on the Forums/Discord/FAF Client.

Tournament Structure:

This Tournament will take the top 8 interested 1800+ players sorted by their placement on the preceding month’s league leaderboard. If a player fails to claim an invite, their spot will be given to the 9th place finisher and so on.

Then, these 8 players will proceed to play a 4 round Swiss Tournament format against one another with each game series being a BO3.

In the case of ties, the following system will be used to get uncontested placements:

First, I will utilize total BO3 wins against the opponents you are tied with.

Then, I will use total point differentials. Essentially if someone won a series 2-0, they will gain 2 point score differential in the tournament. If they win 2-1, they only get 1. If you have more total points across all of your games than the person you tied, you rank higher than them.

If there is still some sort of tie left, then tiebreaker games will be held.

Maps Selection:

The map pool for this event will utilize the ladder pool of the preceding month. It will follow the standard 15 map pool 4/6/5 breakdown from last year’s LotS event.

In order to select the maps played for each BO3, the two participants in each stage will discuss amongst themselves which maps they would like to veto. Each player will be given the right to 3 vetoes and the bottom player in the bracket will be given the first veto. Each player will also submit vetoes sequentially. Once the list is down to 9 maps, the players will be given the right to pick which of the nine they wish to play. The bottom seed will be given the right to pick the first map and the top seed will pick the second.

In the case of a tie, the players will veto down to a single map with the bottom seed once again having the first veto.

Map Pool:

5x5:
Ambush the enemy
Williamson's Bridge
RMG 5x5
Desert Arena - FAF Version

10x10:
Zeuthea Valley
RMG 10x10
8 - Badlands_v4
Desolate Dunes
Open Palms
Vya-3 Protectorate

20x20:
Strife of Titan R1
Roanoke Abyss
The Ditch
RMG 20x20
Point of Reach v4

Rewards:

1st: 12 points, $100, unique ava (working on the ava)
2nd: 10 points, $50
3rd: 8 points
4th: 5 points
5th: 4 points
6th: 3 points
7th: 2 points
8th: 1 point

The Players:

  1. ZLO
  2. Auricocorico
  3. Swkoll
  4. silentNoob
  5. P0P0
  6. Tagada
  7. Yudi
  8. Jagged

This tournament will also follow standard FAF tournament rules. Any comments or concerns about the procedures or structure of the tournament? Please post them here.

Helpful Links:

League Leaderboards:
https://www.faforever.com/competitive/leaderboards/leagues

League Months:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/332/faf-league-month-system

Nexus Series Thread:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/1246/faf-league-invitational-series

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Just to reiterate, the format was adjusted to utilize Swiss format rather than Round Robin so that the tournament could take place over a single day and be easier on players to schedule around.

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Signing up.

Ambush the Enemy wasn't in the pool for the top bracket because it was replaced with HardFFA, weird to include it in this event.

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I forgot that was done but seeing how hardffa games have gone over the last month I kinda don't intend on switching it back.

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Signing up.

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sign me up

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Sign me yup, @ftxcommando so, mby u gonna replace respawns for HARDFFA instead changing it for dumb map please 😞

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Let's go!

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Signing up.

damn i didn't make it 😞

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Signing up

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Battlecruiser operational.

(i'm in)

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signing up

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Some of you guys need to start giving out self-confidence training

Tex, Popo, silentnoob (6-8)
Farm, Jagged, and Autopsy (11-13)
are still viable participants

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Last time i talked to P0P0, I felt that he was going to participate. Maybe just contact him directly in FAF to ask him.

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Optimistic signup.

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If i even find time for it id rather cast than play like a cripple

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let's give it a try, sign me up please.

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@auricocorico said in 2021 June League Invitational:

Last time i talked to P0P0, I felt that he was going to participate. Maybe just contact him directly in FAF to ask him.

I won’t be around for this weekend so if somebody else could contact him that would be great

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hi , i'm in ! if its not too late
I didn't see that the registrations were already open 🙂

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Let's hope that Tex won't want to play.