October League Invitational - 09/10/2021

October League Invitational 2021

Welcome to the fourth and final Invitational Tournament in the new League Invitational Series concept. This event will use a shortened ladder league due to technical issues that were encountered for a majority of the previous league.

This league will run from the 8th of September to the 5th of October, with invites going out at the close of the league on the 5th of October. See the "Helpful Links" at the bottom of this post for details and information.

This event will involve the top 8 players of the October League Month facing off against one another in a Swiss Tournament format on October 9th. 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:

October 9th 14:00 UTC

Challonge: https://challonge.com/qvluut9f
IRC: #OctLeague

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 6-round Swiss Tournament format against one another with each game series being a BO1.


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

A tie-breaker match IF there are only 2 resulting ties. If there are more than 2, ladder league score will be used to determine which of the 3, 4, etc ties take place.

For example, if Tex, Adjux and Turinturambar have a 3-way tie, Tex and Adjux would compete for 1st and 2nd since they performed better in the ladder league (https://faforever.com/competitive/leaderboards/leagues); Turinturambar would take 3rd.

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.

Due to my absence this weekend and a TD will be taking over, I am going to keep the event very simple and select a map for each round.

Map Pool:

Cobalt Valley
Adaptive Hardshield Oasis
Stickleback Ridge
5x5 MapGen

Twin Rivers
Adaptive Alpine Valley
Cadmium Green
Vya-3 Protectorate
10x10 MapGen

Point of Reach v4
20x20 MapGen


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

The Players:

1st Reactive_
2nd Tex
3rd Swkoll
4th Auricocorico
5th Adjux
6th TURBO2
7th JaggedAppliance
8th Turinturambar

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:

League Months:

Nexus Series Thread:

One day left in ladder league: get those games in!!

Signing up

Uhh, signing up?

Map pool, invites, etc will be released tonight!

Also will be updating start time to 14 UTC.

Let's go!

Invites will be sent out for the event per the ladder league results:

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If anyone is free this weekend, need a backup TD for HintHunter as he is not 100% able to cover this weekend and I unfortunately had something come up that will keep me away this Saturday. I don't want to have to postpone the event (the tourney schedule is already overloaded) but if for whatever reason HintHunter cannot be here this weekend it will have to be so.

My next available day to host would not be until October 30th...

Who needs TDs anyway, just let us loose on the world and we will report the results

@morax said in October League Invitational - 09/10/2021:


If anyone is free this weekend, need a backup TD for HintHunter

I can

Can i still sign up?

Trying out BO1 instead of BO3s ? Why not let's see.

Signing up

Better then playing 14-21 games over 1-2 days, that's for sure.

October Ladder League Tournament Results: TURBO2 Wins!

It has been awhile since we saw him and he came in ready to play, so a big congrats to , TURBO2 as he claims first place!

A very big and special thanks to all the FAF Live viewers; Tagada, Archsimkat for giving hours of their days to cast, HintHunter and Arm4 for directing the event; and FAF Board for the prize money!

Top 3:

Not functioning due to Challonge bug...

Full Standings Results (See Challonge: https://challonge.com/qvluut9f)

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Per the Legend of the Stars entry point system the following has been awarded to each player:

1st TURBO2 receives 12 points and $100
2nd Tex receives 10 points and $50
3rd Adjux receives 8 points
4th Reactive_ receives 5 points
5th Swkoll receives 4 points
6th Turinturambar receives 3 points
7th JaggedAppliance receives 2 points
8th Auricocorico receives 1 points