Hello everybody ! It's time for the Master Cup tournament to come back ! That will be the fourth edition of this tournament and I hope you will enjoy it. Countdown to tournament start Sign-ups: End July 25 Tournament: July 27-28 This is an official tournament that I organize. Teams and Bracket Team list Bracket Groupe A Bracket Groupe B Bracket Day 2 You can see your group directly in the Team list. Qualification Teams with an average peak rating in season 4 of 1400+ qualify Sign-ups End Thursday, July 25 at 11pm CEST Sign-up is completely free 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. You can also tag Seraphin in tournament_lobby with your team name and players if you prefer this way. 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 Seraphin in tournament_lobby. Substitution rules Substitutes should be rare and only if necessary, when one member of your team cannot participate in all games. You must declare your substitute during the sign-up process (before the tournament starts). Tag Seraphin in tournament_lobby. Best ways to find a teammate Play with a friend Ask someone in one of your ranked games Post in the community Discord or on the forums and mention your peak rating Schedule Saturday, July 27 Everyone is guaranteed to play 5-6 games 8:40am PST (5:40pm CEST): Check-in at tournament_checkin 8:45am PST (5:45pm CEST): Game 1 9:20am PST (6:20pm CEST): Game 2 9:55am PST (6:55pm CEST): Game 3 10:30am PST (7:30pm CEST): Game 4 11:05pm PST (8:05pm CEST): Game 5 11:40pm PST (8:40pm CEST): Game 6 Sunday, July 28 Only the top 6 teams from day 1 8:40am PST (5:40pm CEST): Check-in at tournament_checkin 8:45am PST (5:45pm CEST): Winner's Round 1 9:20am PST (6:20pm CEST): Winner's Round 2 9:55am PST (6:55pm CEST): Loser's Round 1 10:30am PST (7:30pm CEST): Winner's Semifinals & Loser's Round 2 11:05pm PST (8:05pm CEST): Loser's Round 3 11:40pm PST (8:40pm CEST): Grandfinal 12:15pm PST (9:15pm CEST): Grandfinal game 2, if necessary Prizes 1st Place $250 USD Gold Masters Cup III in-game badge 2nd Place $150 USD Silver Masters Cup III in-game badge 3rd Place $100 USD Bronze Masters Cup III in-game badge Rules Format Mastermind 2v2 Day 1: 2 Groups of 8 teams. Top 3 teams of each group advance to day 2. Ties broken by (1) wins vs. tied participants. If there are still ties, there will be tie breaker games. So, you could have potentially more than 6 games (7 games max probably). Your opponent will be selected using Swiss rules. Day 2: Bo1 Double Elimination Seeds 1 and 2 will get byes in round 1 Seed 3 will select their opponent from seeds 5 and 6 Seed 4 will play the remaining opponent (seed 5 or 6) Seed 1 will select their side of the bracket (seed 3 side or seed 4 side) Seeding Teams will be seeded by their average peak rating in season 4. Peak ratings will be automatically calculated at the end of sign-up. You only need to sign up once. Teams are distributed by this process : First team in group A, second team in group B. Repeat this process until there are not more teams. If there is an odd number team, there will be one more team in group A. 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, Side Selection, & Player Positions The top team (the team that is displayed on top in the Challonge bracket) creates the custom game lobby. This may differ from seed order. 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 Once both teams confirm they are ready, the game can be started Lobby Creation, Side Selection, & Player Positions The higher seeded (closer to 1) team will always get side selection (west or east) and player position priority. This may differ from what is displayed in the Challonge bracket. The only exception is Grandfinals game 2, in which the teams swap. 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 Seraphin 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. Casting Will be casted and streamed by LForward here.