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!
October 9th 14:00 UTC
The event should be covered by [finding casters].
Current Prize Pool: $150
Interested in Donating?
Contact me on the Forums/Discord/FAF Client.
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.
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.
Adaptive Hardshield Oasis
Adaptive Alpine Valley
Point of Reach v4
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
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.
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