2022 Summer Invitational

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Hello and welcome to the 2022 Summer Invitational Tournament! The 3rd(!) annual Summer Invitational is a top level 1v1 tournament featuring a series of invited players and an open qualifier to find the top 16 players on FAF. For those who are not familiar, there will be series of invites sent out to previous tournament winners, and an open qualifier on June 11th to fill the remainder of the slots. This is followed by a group stage on June 18th where the top 8 players will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket on June 25th-26th whose winners will receive prizes and glory!

All tournaments will be casted on twitch.tv/faflive starting at 14:00 UTC.

What’s changed?
There is now a series of companion tournaments for players in the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond Leagues! See how you stack up to the rest of the division at this end of season event!

The qualifier is now restricted to players in Masters, Grandmasters, or those with a ladder rating of 1800+ at time of signup.

We will be using captains for the group stage, the players with the top 4 highest invitational points will act as captains taking turns picking the remaining 3 players in their groups. The player with the most points will get Group A and first pick. Group B captain will pick second with following picks made using a snake system.

Group stage and playoffs will now use a veto down system for the last map pick rather than letting the better seed get an extra map pick.

Would you like to contribute to the prize pool?
You can donate via Paypal to support this tournament and receive a fancy avatar!

Prize pool:
$594.69 total
• 1st: $239.69, Summer Invitational Champion Avatar, 8 invitational points
• 2nd: $120, Faction Face Avatar, 6 invitational points
• 3rd: $100, Faction Icon Avatar, 4 invitational points
• 4th: $55, 2 invitational points
• 5th-8th: $20, 1 invitational point

Note: residents of countries under sanction by the US, EU, or Germany may be ineligible to receive cash prizes.

Donated by:
$300 - FAF
$150 – Swkoll
$75 – Dragun101
$69.69 – Milchshake

The schedule:
June 10, 2022 - Deadline to accept invites
June 11, 2022 - Invitational Qualifier and Kings of the Leagues
June 18, 2022 - Group Stage
June 25-26, 2022 - Playoffs

All events will start at 14:00 UTC.

The qualifier:
This is an semi-open qualifier, players who have not received invites and are in Masters, Grandmasters, or have 1800+ ladder rating are welcome to participate. It will be a double elimination tournament with BO1s and BO3s in the winner's bracket and BO1s in the loser's bracket. Maps will be selected by myself from a pool for each round. Players will be seeded by ladder rating at the time of signup.

The group stage:
This will consist of 4 groups of 4 players playing a round robin style tournament with the top 2 of each group advancing. Games will be BO3s. Groups will be chosen by a captains system. The players with the top 4 highest invitational points will act as captains taking turns picking the remaining 3 players in their groups. The player with the most points will get Group A and first pick. Group B captain will pick second with following picks made using a snake system.

Maps will be chosen by players from a pool of 11 using a veto/pick system with 2 vetoes each, players will make alternating vetoes and picks with loser seed vetoing first and higher seed picking first. For the last pick players will resume vetoing from the remaining maps until only one map remains with lower seed vetoing first. Faction veto will also be used.

The playoffs:
This is a single elimination tournament with all BO5 matches expect for the championship match which will be BO7. Maps are chosen by players in a pick/veto system from a pool of 15 with 3 vetoes each, players will make alternating vetoes and picks. Players advancing from the group stage can submit one map to the finals bracket map pool (subject to Tournament Director veto). For the last pick players will resume vetoing from the remaining maps until only one map remains with lower seed vetoing first. Faction veto will also be used. There first two rounds of the Playoffs will be played on Saturday and the 3rd place and championship match will be played on Sunday. The 3rd place match will start at 14:00 UTC and the championship match will follow it.

Invitational points:
Invitational points have been updated with results of major tournaments since the 2021 Fall Invitational, all players have lost 25% (rounded up) of their points for decay, and then 8 points were given for 1st place in the Fall Invitational, 6 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd, 2 for 4th, and 1 for 5th-8th. First place in LotS received 4 points, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, and 1 point for 4th. 1 point was also given for the winner of the Mapgen Blitz. This produced the following list of 14 invites:

28- Tagada
20- Nexus
10- Petric
8- Espi
7- TURBO2
5- Tex
5- ZLO
4- Paralon
3- Blackheart
3- Adjux
1- Yudi
1- Jagged
1- Turin
1- Grimplex

Accepted invites:

  • Tagada
  • Nexus
  • Espi
  • TURBO2
  • Tex
  • ZLO
  • Paralon
  • Turin
  • Yudi
  • Grimplex
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Thanks to $300 in funding from the FAF association, the total prize pool is now $450!

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Thanks to a generous $69.69 donation from Milchshake the prize pool is now $519.69!

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Thanks to Javi for the incredible banner image!

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Thanks to a generous donation of $75 from Dragun101 the prize pool is now $594.69!

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Welcome to the Playoffs for the 2022 Summer Invitational where the top 8 players will compete for their share of the $600 prize pool!

Predictions:
Once again, I'll be giving out the Clairvoyant avatar to whomever can correctly predict the entire bracket on challonge! Go here and fill out the bracket. Make sure to put your FAF name and 3rd place prediction in the title of the prediction

Clairvoyant

Date: June 25th-26th
Start Time: 14:00 UTC
Chat: /join #summer
Challonge: https://challonge.com/si7xmvar
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/faflive
Tournament Directors: Swkoll, NOC_N_O_C_NOC

Games are BO5, except finals which are BO7. 3 map vetoes each, faction veto will be used. Semifinal games should wait for casters before beginning.

Map Pool:

Stickleback Ridge

Cobalt Valley
Mapgen 7.5x7.5

Cadmium Green
crazy backtrack
Frithen
Goodlands
Mapgen 10x10
Zerg Canyon

Mapgen 12.5x12.5

Mapgen 15x15

Bermuda Locket - FAF version
Mapgen 20x20
Pelagial
Point of Reach_v4

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Map pool for playoffs posted

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i guess "crazy backtrack" will have to be played with "crazyrush everywhere" mod enabled.

little weird how we allow maps like this in the tournament, but personally i guess it is fine for me (only cause i don't play it worse than i do on other maps xD)

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