Countdown to tournament start Contribute to the prize pool for free by entering coupon code ltd2 or clicking event sponsor links. AutoAttack Games will 1:1 match all contributions, up to $200. In other words, if the community contributes $150, we'll add another $150. Teams and Bracket Team list Bracket (TBD) Qualification All teams with an average peak rating in season 2 of 1500+ automatically qualify Sign-ups Open on Friday, July 13 when patch v2.31 goes live Close on Monday, August 6 at 2pm PST (11pm CEST) Sign-up is free, but we suggest a $5 contribution to our tournament prize pool if you're participating. This is a non-elimination tournament. Every team is guaranteed to play 10 games, minus byes. Sign-up instructions Have you and your teammate type /join <team name> (e.g. /join Snail Kings) in Global Chat to join a private lobby. Have one player type /signup while in the private lobby Early sign-up To encourage signing up early, your team's seed rating will be adjusted by +5 for each day (PST) you sign up before August 6. For example, if you sign up on July 13 (24 days before August 6), you will gain 24x5 = +120 seed rating. It is strictly advantageous to sign up early. Changing teammates If you need to change teammates, sign up again with your new teammate and notify your former teammate. He or she must also signup again to participate. Dropping from the tournament If you wish to drop from the tournament, tag @Jules in #tournament_lobby. Substitution rules Substitutes should be rare and only if necessary (when one member of your team cannot participate in all games). Substitution rules are strict to prevent abuse. Only one substitute is allowed per team. You must declare your substitute during the sign-up process (before the tournament starts). Tag @Jules in #tournament_lobby. Your team's seed will be determined by the ratings of the two lowest-rated players on your team. Your team will also be penalized 50 seed rating for declaring a substitute. You can only swap in a substitute once, and they must play for the remainder of the tournament. Schedule Saturday, August 11 9:40am PST (6:40pm CEST): Check-in at #tournament_checkin 9:50am PST (6:50pm CEST): Game 1 10:30am PST (7:30pm CEST): Game 2 11:10am PST (8:10pm CEST): Game 3 11:50am PST (8:50am CEST): Game 4 12:30pm PST (9:30pm CEST): Game 5 Sunday, August 12 9:40am PST (6:40pm CEST): Check-in at #tournament_checkin 9:50am PST (6:50pm CEST): Game 6 10:30am PST (7:30pm CEST): Game 7 11:10am PST (8:10pm CEST): Game 8 11:50am PST (8:50am CEST): Game 9 12:30pm PST (9:30pm CEST): Game 10 Prizes 1st Place 50% of the prize pool Exclusive in-game badge 2nd Place 30% of the prize pool Exclusive in-game badge 3rd Place 20% of the prize pool Exclusive in-game badge Participation Exclusive in-game badge for participating in all 10 games Prize Pool We are using Matcherino for the tournament's prize pool. All contributions go directly to the prize pool, minus PayPal fees and Matcherino's 1% cut. Ways to contribute: Enter coupon code ltd2 to contribute $0.50 for free Click event sponsor links to contribute for free Purchase gaming gear to have a % go directly to the prize pool Donate. Sign-up is free, but we suggest a $5 contribution if you're participating. This is a non-elimination tournament. Every team is guaranteed to play 10 games, minus byes. AutoAttack Games is starting the prize pool with a $50 contribution, and we will 1:1 match all contributions, up to $200. In other words, if the community contributes $150 (through any of the ways above), we'll add another $150. Rules Format Swiss Ties broken by (1) wins vs. tied participants, then by (2) Median-Buchholz 10 games Each team may ban 1 legion that the other team cannot play Mastermind cannot be banned You may choose to ban nothing Seeding Teams will be seeded by their average peak rating in season 2 + the bonus for signing up early. Peak ratings will be automatically calculated at the end of sign-up. You only need to sign up once, and it is strictly advantageous to sign up early. Ready Up Teams must announce in #tournament_checkin that they are ready within 5 minutes of each game's official start time. Failure to do so will result in an automatic forfeit. The only exception is if their previous game is going long. If either player on your team fails to show for the game on time, this may result in a ban from participating in future tournaments. Lobby Creation, Player Positions, & Legion Bans The top team (the team that is on top in the bracket) creates the custom game lobby. The top team selects its preferred side (west or east). The bottom team selects its preferred player positions The top team selects its preferred player positions The bottom team announces its legion ban in chat The top team announces its legion ban in chat Once both teams confirm they are ready, the game can be started Reporting Results The winning team must screenshot and report the game results to #tournament_results Game-impacting Bugs, Disconnects, & Remakes In general, we will not be honoring remake requests. Legion TD 2 is an Early Access game, and there will inevitably be bugs. Remakes cause delays that compromise the entire tournament's schedule and also encourage players to cheat by disconnecting or reporting a bug if they are losing or have bad rolls. You should not request a remake, unless it's an obviously critical bug, such as being unable to deploy fighters. Pathing and targeting issues (especially mid and late game) generally will not be considered worthy of a remake. You cannot ask the opposing team for permission to remake. That decision is made by the staff, not the opposing team. To request a remake, you must: Record your games (here's a guide on how to do that). Notify the opposing team that you are requesting a remake immediately at the time of the game-impacting bug. Notify staff in #tournament_lobby that you are requesting a remake immediately at the time of the game-impacting bug. Share video footage of the game-impacting bug with staff. Staff will review the video and make a decision based on (1) the severity of the bug, (2) the state of the game, and (3) implications on the tournament's schedule. If it is determined that the bug critically impacted the team's ability to win by 40%+ (e.g. the team's chance of winning decreased from 60% -> 20%) and if remaking wouldn't disrupt the tournament's schedule, a remake may be granted. Disputes Disputes and remake requests will be handled by Jules One Account You may only sign up with one account. If we determine that you've signed up with multiple accounts, you will be banned from all future tournaments. Casting Select games will be streamed and casted by LForward and Akitos on Twitch (stream links will be announced later). Casters or staff will notify you in advance if we plan to cast your game.