Hello and welcome to the 2020 Fall Invitational Tournament. This will be a 1v1 tournament based on the format of the 2020 Summer Invitational with some minor tweaks. For those who aren’t familiar, there will be series of invites sent out to previous tournament winners, and an open qualifier on September 12th to fill the remainder of the 16 slots. This is followed by a group stage on September 19th where the top 8 players will advance to a single elimination finals bracket whose winners will receive prizes and glory .
I’ve decided to move the start time for the tournaments an hour earlier to 14:00 GMT so the tournaments won’t run so far into the evenings for Europeans. Also, if there is a final game required in the Qualifier, it will be a BO1 instead of BO3. Lastly, the third place match and the championship match will be played on the day after first two rounds are played.
Would you like to contribute to the prize pool?
You can donate via Paypal to support this tournament.
$175 – Swkoll
$100 – Anonymous
$30 - advait_hasabnis
$25 - Paralon
$20 - Voldemort
$15 - Rhyseenz
September 11, 2020 – Deadline to accept invites
September 12, 2020 - Open Qualifier
September 19, 2020 – Group Stage
September 26-27, 2020 – Finals Bracket
This is an open qualifier, all players who have not received invites are welcome to participate. It will be a double elimination tournament with 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.
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 seeded by Invitational points followed by position in the qualifier, and finally by ladder rating. Maps will be chosen by players from a pool of 10 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.
The finals bracket:
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). There first two rounds of the Finals Bracket 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 GMT and the championship match will follow it.
Invitational points, formerly LoTS points, have been updated, all players have lost 1 point for decay, and then 8 points were given for 1st place in the Summer Invitational, 6 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd, 2 for 4th, and 1 for 5th-8th. This produced the following list of 13 invites:
21 - Petric
10 - Tagada
7 - Adjux
6 - Blackheart
5 - Nexus
3 - Mephi
2 - Turin
2 - Zock
2 - Farms
1 - Blodir
1 - JaggedAppliance
1 - Espeperant
1 – Paralon
Congratulations to Nexus for winning the 2020 Fall Invitational. Nexus defeated Turbo2 in the grand final 4-0, completing his run of going undefeated for the whole tournament!
Congrats as well to our runner ups, Turbo2 in 2nd, Tagada in 3rd, Petric in 4th, and Espeperant, Archsimkat, Turin, and BlinchIk in 5-8th. Thanks to all the donors as well as all the streamers and casters who covered this tournament.
I mean we could hide the timer, but I like to see it so I know if I have 3 minutes to grab a drink or something after not matching.
Thanks to advait_hasabnis aka JohnBetty for a $30 donation to the prize pool! This brings the total prize pool to $345 and because of this I've decided to adjust the prize pool distribution to create prizes for 5th-8th place in the tournament.
Welcome to the Group Stage for the 2020 Fall Invitational. This stage will be made up with 4 groups of 4 players each. Games will be played round robin style with each player in a group playing each other player in a BO3. The top 2 players in each group will advance to the finals.
Date: September 19th
Start Time: 14:00 GMT
Chat: /join #fall
Tournament Director: Swkoll
There is a pool of 10 maps and maps will be selected using a veto and pick system. This means each player has 2 vetos, with the lower seed in the group vetoing first in an alternating pattern.(ie lower seed, upper seed, lower seed, upper seed). Next the higher seed will select the first map, the lower seed the second map, and if necessary the higher seed will select the third map. 5 of the maps are the same for each group and 5 maps are different for each group.
To clarify map picking:
If a player chooses the map generator players will play on the first map generated with these settings:
Number of Spawns: 2
Map Size: 10km
All other settings: Random
If there is a draw, the same map should be used instead of generating a new one.
with the following substitutes:
@arma473 @Askaholic Currently it appears the players get stuck in "setting up automatch" while the other player stays in the replay.
@FtXCommando They have 11 ladder games, rating -51
@darkym how many friends can you buy with $35?
I'll sign up
Date: September 26th (first 2 rounds) September 27th (Final Round)
Time: 14:00 GMT
Chat: /join #fall
Tournament Director: Swkoll
Forbidden Pass v4
White Fire v2
Z-D Rasty Lite
Seton's Clutch - FAF version
The Bermuda Locket
All games are BO5, expect the finals which are BO7. Same pick and veto rules as in the Group Stage but with 3 vetos per player instead of 2.
Congrats to Petric, Turin, Nexus, Yudi, Tagada, Espeperant, TURBO2, and BlinChIk for making it out of the group stage and advancing to the finals!
These players can send me a map via faf, discord, or forum pm to be included in the map pool for the finals. Maps must be received on or before September 22nd.