Rainbow Cup V ~ 3v3 ~ $1.2K

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Good day today...
We are now down to 8 teams and will play down to 3 team tomorrow,
Teams will play either 2 or 3 matches.
Teams that make it thru tomorrow are in the finals or semifinals to be held 1600 UTC Saturday Oct 1st.

On Day 2 we will be using Uveso, DiliDalli, RNG and M27.
Check the vault to make sure you have the latest versions.
Things went VERY well today on the AI's part, lets
hope the AI does great battle again on Day 2.

Here is the current team roster and stdby pool.
players who wish to standby tomorrow or next week can still sign up below,
and meet up in FAF client lobby room irc #rainbow before start time.RCV Reg.jpg

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Great day of play today.
All rounds completed quickly today, except for
Losers Round 4 between the Muffin Men and the Janus on Rye squad.
This Round is to be "made up" before the start of the
Semi Finals on Oct 1st.
Congratulations to team "Overrated" who have
risen from #7 seed up to Finals in 4 straight sets!

Here is current challonge bracket, found here:

https://challonge.com/89fwcbxu
Bracket2.jpg

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Losers Round 4 Match between the Muffin Men and the Janus on Rye squad has been set.
Tomorrow at 1800 UTC.
Players meet in FAF client chat room #rainbow in time to start at 1800 UTC.

Here are the 3 Game scenario maps for tomorrows Losers Round 4 match:
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Looking for anyone able to cast the 2 or 3 games of this round.
Many of RNG and M27's Game map/scenario's will have NO Cheat for
the final 3 matches,

and will do things you've never seen before...
like... engies assisting ACU's, engies assisting shields,
mobile shields protecting ACU's, great reclaim,
adaptive builds according to intel and
so many more new things introduced this year!
AI guys have big interest in watching our champion AI's in action 🙂

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Thank You to all our Great casting community who have covered nearly the whole tournament so far!

Losers Round 4 is to be held 1800 UTC (45 minutes from now) and is to be co cast by Endrani and SpikeyNoob.
Thanks guys!
Watch here on FAF Live:
Here> https://www.twitch.tv/faflive

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2 exciting games were cast today of the Lsr's Round 4,
between the "Muffin Men" and the "Janus on Rye" squads.

Congratulations to the "Muffin Men" for making it thru to
the Semi Finals on Saturday Oct 1st at 1800 UTC time.

Hope everyone, shows up to see
If team "Overrated" (Aranei, Cyrptech and Upas) can
remain undefeated and
defeat the winners of the Semi Finals to be held between
Team "Cyber Alliance" (Salnik, Nikerochek and Abandoned) and
Team "Muffin Men" (GingerBreadMan, Skrat and Hyp3r2001/Duelist) to
win the Finals,
or
to see if the if the winners of the Losers Semi Finals can repeat
what was done in the last Rainbow Cup by
Yudi's team - working their way up Losers bracket, and
overcoming the 1-0 starting deficit in the Bo7 Finals to win the RCIV!

Bracket2.jpg

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Time Change.

Semi Finals have been moved up 1 hour and will now commence at 1500 UTC time.
Finals will commence upon completion of the Semi Finals after a short break.

Finalized maps for the Semi Finals will be released a few hours before start time.
I will send out a Discord notice on the #rainbow-cup-v thread,
here> https://discord.com/channels/197033481883222026/1005101460129857598

Finalized maps for the Finals will be released at the end of Semi Finals.
Players will have short break to rest from the Semi's and to strategize.

Challonge bracket times have been updated, and
the above post's bracket screenshot too.
Follow bracket live here> https://challonge.com/89fwcbxu

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Either way one of the loser bracket teams will get a rematch against overrated.

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6 of the 9 remaining players are from Russia and most likely will not be able to get the money xD

Sorry for my English. I use translator

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@skrat
One of March's RCIV winners from Russia,
gave me a bank contact, and
after contacting my bank, and
paying 2 international fee's ($25 and $20) the transfer went thru.

I'm not sure how the player set up the transfers, but
when explaining everything honestly to my bank, they
said it was all legit.

See Post #8 above for some more info:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/4033/rainbow-cup-v-3v3-1-2k-1-800/8

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Reminder..
The remaining 9 maps are Not accurate intelligence reports.
We won't know for sure -
what faction, locations or how many enemy AI are at each space planet/outpost.

Expect the accurate finalized Game maps about 3 hours before
arrival to Strongwyn tomorrow ~ 1200 UTC.
We will Not know the finalized game maps for the Finals until after the
Semi Finals are complete.
Even though we are not sure of the exact AI enemy threats,
study the planets and learn the terrains of each.

Looking forward to watching the championship matches tomorrow,
Starting at 1500 UTC.

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ATTENTION - All players
Please go to FAF mod vault and
Download the latest version of M27AI.
It was released today - Sept 30.
It was a necessary mid tournament update version that was
necessitated due to a bug that was spotted during
Tuesdays battle on Mellenium.
Thanks for passing the word onto your teammates.

If any scenario inaccuracies are spotted - please report here.

If any bugs or desynch's please report to -
Discord thread #bug-reports-and-issues
here >https://discord.com/channels/619646141306503181/619647554262401064

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Finalized map/scenarios' released for the Semi Finals and Finals.
RCVMaps.jpg

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Congratulations to our Rainbow Cup V Final teams.

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1st Place = Team "Cyber Alliance" = Salnik, Nikerochek and Abandoned
2nd Place = Team "Overrated" = Aranei, Crypteck and Upas
3rd Place = Team "Muffin Men" = GingerBreadMan, Skrat and Hyp3r2001

And Thanks to All 12 teams for participating in the tournament.
I hope everyone had some fun memorable moments.

Rainbow Cup V champions can contact one of the FAF admins to have
your Avatar awarded to you.RCV Avatar.png

Thanks to the AI devs, FAF Promotions and
of course our wonderful Casters who cast every day of the tournament!

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Thanks for all your hard work @Fearghal!

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Thank you! Awesome tournament and awesome organization!

Sorry for my English. I use translator

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This was my first tournament and I'll hit it up again next time!

Still my favorite faf tournament!

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Avatars have been given out to the winners

TA4Life: "At the very least we are not slaves to the UI" | http://www.youtube.com/user/dimatularus | http://www.twitch.tv/zlo_rd

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Hello, is it still possible to watch the tournament on YouTube or Twitch?

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@saver Yes, you can see the casted games on twitch (currently theyre the most recent broadcasts):
https://www.twitch.tv/faflive/videos

M27AI developer; Devlog and more general AI development guide:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/2373/ai-development-guide-and-m27ai-v66-devlog