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Clash of the Titans
:arrow: Dates

Qualification Stage:
Round 1: October 7 - October 13
Round 2: October 14 - October 20
Round 3: October 21 - October 27
Round 4: October 28 - November 3

Final Qualification Stage:
Round 1: November 4 - November 10
Round 2: November 11 - November 17

Final - Round Robin:
November 18 - December 8

:arrow: Spots

There are 128 open spots for the Clash of the Titans.

:arrow: Brackets

Qualification Stage Bracket: viewtopic.php?f=786&t=94044#p295127
Final Qualification Stage Bracket: viewtopic.php?f=786&t=94044#p295129
Round Robin Table: viewtopic.php?f=786&t=96608#p314663

Format and Settings
The Clash of the Titans tournament is going to be played on Age of Empires II: The Conquerors with the Userpatch 1.4 version.

It will consist of three stages: The Qualification Stage, The Final Qualification Stage and a Final Round Robin. There will be 128 open spots, where everyone will enter a Qualification Stage in order to earn a spot in the Final Round Robin to decide the Last Standing Titan. The Qualification Stages consist of Best of 3, Best of 5 and Best of 7 series, while the Round Robin will have 5 games played vs each opponent regardless of result.

Please note that the RM 1v1 - Ladder on Voobly will be important regarding seeding and being able to enter the tournament. Since there are only 128 open spots, the signed up players will be evaluated both on previous achievements, as well as their 1v1 RM rating as mentioned.

The Qualification Stage - Round 1:

Best of 3
Game 1: CoT_Map_Pack_v2 - Mirror Civilization
Game 2: Home Map of the Loser of Game 1
Game 3: Home Map of the Winner of Game 1

- If the score is 2:0 in eithers favour, the remaining games does not have to be played.

The Qualification Stage - Round 2, 3 & 4:

Best of 5
Game 1: CoT_Map_Pack_v2 - Mirror Civilization
Game 2: Home Map of the Loser of Game 1
Game 3: Home Map of the Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Light Random - Mirror Civilization
Game 5: Arabia - Mirror Civilization

- If the score is 3:0 or 3:1 in eithers favour, the remaining games does not have to be played.

The Final Qualification Stage - Round 1 & 2:

Best of 7
Game 1: CoT_Map_Pack_v2 - Mirror Civilization
Game 2: Home Map of the Loser of Game 1
Game 3: Home Map of the Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Arabia - Mirror Civilization
Game 5: Light Random - Mirror Civilization
Game 6: CoT_Map_Pack_v2 - Mirror Civilization
Game 7: Arabia - Huns War

- If one of the players reaches 4 wins, the remaining games does not have to be played.

The Round Robin Final

Game 1: Arabia - Huns War
Game 2: Home Map of the Loser of Game 1
Game 3: Home Map of the Winner of Game 1
Game 4: CoT_Map_Pack_v2 - Mirror Civilization
Game 5: Arabia - Mirror Civilization

- All 5 games are to be played regardless of result.

! In the Round Robin Final you can only use each Home Map once through the whole stage. That means if Player 1 uses Arabia as a Home Map vs Player 2, he can not use it as a Home Map for Player 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Clash of the Titans Map Packs and Home Maps

The Clash of the Titans will have its very own map pack that will be used during the tournament.

Complete information and download links to all of the home maps and individual maps used in the Clash of the Titans can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=780&t=94043

Players can choose a home map regardless of wheter it has been played earlier in the series. Civs are always free to pick when you are playing a home map.


Prizes - 21 200$
1st: - 6000$
2nd: - 4200$
3rd: - 3200$
4th: - 2400$
5th: - 1850$
6th: - 1350$
7th-8th: 500$
9-16th: 150$

Total Prize Money: 21 200$


Clash of the Titans - Administration
Tournament Administrator:
(czech) The_Prophet
whack

Tournament Moderators:
ZeroEmpires
TheViper
JorDan_23


Clash of the Titans - Streaming Team
whack
ZeroEmpires
TheViper
JorDan_23
(czech) The_Prophet
Lavie_Head
Katsuni
CometNEt
Spaden
PleaseBeGentle_
[TheJedi]Genette

- If you are interested in joining the Streaming Team, please send a PM to one of the Admins and your application will be evaluated. The team is being updated as new streamers are accepted.

Clash of the Titans - Official Rules
1. General Rules
#01. Every participant must respect their opponent. Bad behavior (determined by staff) will result in a warning and may lead to an immediate disqualification of a player. This tournament values not only great skills, but also sportsmanship and fairness. Any insult, racism or flaming will not be tolerated. Laming and mind games in game are allowed, it is a part of the game.

#02. A player must try their best to schedule and play their match against the opponent. If the staff determines that a player is trying to avoid scheduling and playing the tournament games, the player may be warned, receive an admin loss for the game or match or be disqualified from the Clash of the Titans tournament.

#03. If players cannot come to an agreement in scheduling their match, the Staff will analyze the situation, schedule and timezones in order to put a viable Admin Time to suit both players as good as possible.

#04. a) Smurfing and account sharing is not allowed. Any discovery of the mentioned will be severely punished.

#05. All games are by default to be played in the Voobly Tournament Lobby ( :arrow: Link). If both players agree to play in another lobby on Voobly, that is accepted as well.

#06. a) In Round 1, 2 & 3 of the Qualification Stage, Immediately after two players have finished a match, the winning player has to rename his recorded games according to the rules and post them in the Clash of the Titans Recorded Games section( :arrow: viewforum.php?f=784) of that respective round.

#06. b) In Round 4 of the Qualification Stage, the Final Qualification Stage and the Round Robin Finals the participating players will have access to a very own Player Zone under the Clash of the Titans category in the left menu. There will be a Topic dedicated to your specific matchup, and Immediately after two players have finished a match, both players are to rename his recorded games according to the rules and post them in your match topic. The Admins will then release the recorded games to the public with spoilers to avoid revealing the result.

#06. c) Before posting, the recorded game files must be renamed in the following format:

Game naming examples:
CoT Qualification R1 Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G1 Arabia.mgz
CoT Final Qualification R2 Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G2 Islands.mgz
CoT Round Robin Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G3 Nomad.mgz

Pack naming examples:
CoT Qualification R1 Bear_Grylls(POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip
CoT Final Qualification R2 Bear_Grylls(POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip
CoT Round Robin Bear_Grylls(POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip

If the games aren't renamed correctly (or not packed), the result won't be accepted untill the games are renamed/packed according to the given format.

#07. a) Additional time to complete your games can only be given upon admin decision and additional time must be requested before Friday of the current week.

#07. b) All the games must be scheduled and confirmed by both players in the Clash of the Titans Scheduling forums ( :arrow: viewforum.php?f=783, informing the other player of the exact date and time of the arranged games.

#07. c) If there is no agreement about the playing time by Thursday 23.59 GMT, the staff might start interfering in order to get the games scheduled and completed in time.

#08. In case of disconnections, the game must be saved and restored. All of the mgz recorded game files (multiple parts of the game before/after drop) must be provided when posting the recorded games.
If restoring is not possible, the recorded game should be provided, along with any additional information to the Administration of the Clash of the Titans instantly. Subsequently, facts will be analyzed and a final decision made.

#9. Once two players have arranged and confirmed a time to play, the maximum waiting time is 20 minutes. If one of the players fails to arrive, the waiting player must take a screenshot showing http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UTC.aspx (so the current time is clearly visible) with the Tournament Lobby Game Room, and post the screenshot in Admin Requests topic( :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=780&t=94041), with a link to the post in the Scheduling forums where the game time was arranged and confirmed. This way, tournament admins will know how long the player waited and upon Admins decision, and the player that did not come might get an Admin Loss for the games. Do not try to edit time arrangement posts in an attempt to get free wins, because our forum registers the exact date and hour of each edited post. Such actions are considered cheating, and the offender will be punished according to rules.

#10. Prizes will be sent via PayPal. If the recipients do not use/have PayPal the prizes will be sent by other means. However, certain fees may be deducted from the amount.

#11. If a game is not recorded, it must be replayed regardless of result and evidence of it.

#12. Each player must be fluent in English and is responsible for scheduling, possible disputes, and everything else regarding their participation. If a player is not fluent in English, they can have an External Operator to represent them during scheduling, recorded game posting and in the Clash of the Titans tournament in general. The external operator must be added along the sign up post.

#13 By signing up for the tournament you agree to have all your games streamed and casted by the official streaming team of the Clash of the Titans through using the Spectator Mode on Voobly, brought by the Userpatch 1.4 version. The streams will always have a delay to avoid cheating, and no other persons are allowed to spectate your game besides the official streamers, or if persons are granted permission by the tournament Administration for a valid reason. There is no assurance of your games being streamed, but the possibility is there at all times.

#14 New rules can be added and current rules can be changed. However, Admins MUST inform the players about such changes in the Clash of the Titans Rules & Settings forum. All the latest additions in Rules / Settings will be in red.

#15. By signing-up for the tournament, you automatically agree with all the Tournament Rules and Settings.


2. Gaming Rules
#16. The game settings must be the following.

Game : Random Map
Map Style : Standard/Custom
Location : Determined by stage/round, all of the additional maps for the tournament (CoT_Map_Pack_v2, Home map pool, Individual maps from CoT_Map_Pack_v2) can be downloaded here: -link-
Size : 2 player map
Difficulty : Standard
Resources : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Normal
Reveal Map : Normal
Starting Age : Standard
Victory Condition : Conquest

Team Together : [X] Yes
All techs : [ ] No
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Teams : [X] Yes
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes

Single Building Queue [SQ]
[linethru]Multiple Building Queue [MQ][/linethru]

#17. In the event of a no-TC start (Land Nomad, Nomad) - that is a start where players do not have Town Centers but only villagers:
a) the first buildings constructed must be either a Town Center or a Dock.
b) No Barracks, no Palisade Wall and no more than one House may be build until the first TC is up.
c) No TC fighting is allowed. If it happens the game must be replayed. Should the administration decide that a TC fight occurred intentionally, the player will receive an admin loss for that game.
d) No fighting is allowed until both player's TC is up.
e) If a player starts with a stuck villager he may decide to restart the game, but this must be said during the first 4 minutes. A restart requested due to a stuck villager does not count as one of the restarts awarded before a series.

#18. Restarts:
In a Best of 3 each player is awarded two restarts each.
In a Best of 5 each player is awarded three restarts each.
In a Best of 7 each player is awarded four restarts each.
In the 5 game series in the Round Robin, each player is awarded three restarts.

You may use no more than one restart per map. That means that if you've used one restart for G1, and still have a restart left, you are not allowed to use another restart for the G1.

A restart must be requested no longer than 4 minutes of game time after the start of the game(remember that this is shorter than real minutes). Games that are restarted must be included when posting recorded games of the match. When a game is restarted, the civilisations must be the same as in the previous attempt. If a restart is requested while playing the CoT_Map_Pack_v2, the map that was generated must be repeated by choosing the specific map that was played.

#19. If a player starts with a trapped villager, that means one or more villagers of that player are surrounded by objects and unable to leave that area. A player may request a restart within the first four gaming minutes by chatting explaining the situation and resigning. That game will be restarted and it will not count as the restart given to each player in #18. If a player lies about a trapped villager, they will receive an admin loss for that game.

#20. Any graphic changes that only affects the player's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors are allowed.

#21. Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players doing any kind of cheating will be disqualified from the Clash of the Titans and banned from future AoCZone events, as well as the AoCZone forums.

#22. All the game settings provided in this post MUST be followed. Not following them may result in a penalties and in worst case disqualifications.
 
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The amount of open spots have been extended to 128, and will be extended no further.
Therefore there is added an additional Qualification Round, but the tournament timeframe stays the same.

In addition, the sponsor has added another 1200$ to the prize pool to award 9th-16th with 150$ each for their achievement in the tournament.
 
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A restart rule has been added to Round 1 of the Qualification Stage.

#18. Restarts:
In a Best of 3 each player is awarded two restarts each.
In a Best of 5 each player is awarded three restarts each.
In a Best of 7 each player is awarded four restarts each.
In the 5 game series in the Round Robin, each player is awarded three restarts.
 
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