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
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:
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.
Congrats to TURBO2 for winning the tournament!
The following players qualified for the group stage:
With the following players qualifying as substitutes:
Ok due to server issues, games are going to be delayed until whenever it is possible to play them
Please contact the people you need to play and work out a time. Games need to be played on or before Wednesday the 16th.
sign ups are now closed
@Mod_Councillor I mean, you could. You have rounds and randomize the players in each match. Then you track the wins/losses for each player over several rounds. Now there are obvious flaws: you don't have consistent teams, you create incentives for rating manipulation, and running such a tournament would be confusing for players, but you could do it.
@ThomasHiatt The matches will be played between the highest 16 ladder rated players that sign up before sign ups close, it isn't first-come first-serve.
Hello and welcome to the Qualifier Tournament for the 2020 Fall Invitational. The winners of this tournament will fill up the 8 remaining slots in the group stage as well as determine substitutes. Players who have received invites are not eligible to participate (a list of invites can be found here).
This is going to be a 1v1 Double Elimination bracket with BO3 games in the winners bracket and BO1 games in the losers bracket. In the interest of time, the bracket will be seeded based on ladder rating with the 16 highest ladder ratings being able to participate. Each BO3 will consist of a 5x5, 10x10, and 20x20, played in that order.
All standard tournament rules apply. In the event of a tie in position occurs (ie 7-8th) which is needed to determine whether a player will advance to the group stage, a BO1 will be played to determine who advances. Signups will close 15 minutes before the start time.
Date: September 12th
Start Time: 14:00 GMT
Chat: /join #fall
Tournament Director: Swkoll
In addition to qualifying for the group stage, 1st place will receive this fall themed avatar:
To signup leave your faf name and ladder rating in a post below (or just msg me on faf).
Signups (16 max):