Do you get excited when watching these dank FAF ladder streams?
Are your friends tired of playing you 1v1 because you crush them all the time?
Do you dream about being in next year’s Legends of the Stars?
Look no further, we’ve got a tournament just for you!
On Sunday December 27, 2020, at 10:00 am EST (15:00 UTC) we’ll host a 1v1 tournament for players with a rating of 1500 and below.
The goal of this tournament is to let any player have the chance to experience the joy and excitement of being in a competition.
While there is no money in this tournament, you’ll have a chance to an awesome avatar (icon displayed by your name in the chat client)!
In addition, your matches have a chance to be reviewed by streamers and will allow you to get valuable feedback, and perhaps even get a free coaching session!
Therefore, this tournament will be open to any player* that on the day of the tournament:
- Has a ladder or global rating of at least 500, but no more than 1500**.
- Has been a member of the FAF community since at least December 1, 2020.
If we have enough players, the competition will be separated in a <1000 and a >1000 division. Top 4 of each division will get an avatar (to be decided).
Tournament Rules and Regulations
- Double-elimination, with players seeded according to rating.
- Each round is best of one, with 5x5 and 10x10 maps from the current ladder pool being assigned for each round. Final match will be a best of three, with the player in the winner bracket having a 1-0 advantage.
- Registration closes midnight EST the evening before the competition.
- Report to the Tournament Director 15 minutes before the tournament or you forfeit your matches.
- If there are any technical issues before the first 5 minutes of play have passed, you can restart the game, otherwise disconnects will lose the game.
- Draws will be replayed on the same map
- All tournament code-of-conduct rules apply.
Sign up through this Google Form
If this is your first ever FAF tournament, please continue reading for more information.
What to expect of a tournament
It’s pretty simple, the tournament will consist of a series of custom matches with the maps (and possibly settings) specified by the tournament.
You’ll have to be online a little before the tournament to get ready, join the designated chat channels, and get prepared to play. Check the challonge link and find your opponent, create or join the match and play. Afterwards, report the result to the TD and wait for your next match.
Due to the nature of RTS games, you may have to wait in between matches. Depending on the type of tournament, and accounting for delays, you should probably schedule about 45 minutes per match. For a typical 16 player double elimination, that would be around 5 matches. Of course, if you lose two fast matches, it could be as fast as 30 minutes for the entire competition!
How to join/create games on the day of the tournament
Check if no game with your name exists, then create a custom, unmodded, game (UI mods are generally allowed). Name it according to the tournament, and your opponent's name. Set the correct map. Close all unused slots (may be designated in the forum post), and wait for your opponent.
Double check map version, options, faction and color, X up and go!
Report the result of the match to the TD by writing the result in the competition channel. If possible, add the link to the replay in the vault.
Write the result clearly as <player1> <score1> - <player2> <score2>, so it can be recorded to Challonge.
Where do I see who I play next?
The competition is generally listed in Challonge. Follow the link on the forum post. You can find the bracket, the results that are already known, and the next matches.
Once you know who your next opponent is, you can start playing!
Any questions? Post below!
* We’re flexible. Contact Conorach if you have questions.
** We can talk about it if you accidentally ended up a few points higher.