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Tournament description and format
The tournament itself is planned to be a 2v2 tournament on various maps using a unique civilization-drafting system. Every series, each team uses two pools of civilizations, with Pool #1 being drafted by each team for themselves, the other - Pool #2 - being drafted by the opponent for them. Each team will have to use one civ from their respective Pool #1, and one from Pool #2 every game. This will add an additional element of strategy to civilization drafting, as teams will be able to draft civilizations for the opponent, that are weaker in certain situations.
The main event of the tournament will feature 8 teams at maximum, with a single-elimination bracket, at 22-25th August.
Quarterfinals: Best of five
Semifinals: Best of seven
Grand final: Best of seven
The main event of the tournament will consist of one weekend and 2 weekdays before in total, with two quarterfinals being played on thursday, two on friday, the semifinals on saturday, and the Grand Final on Sunday.
The entire event - including qualifiers - will be livestreamed at https://www.twitch.tv/lidakor. Other casters are also welcome, see the streaming policy below.
Any team may register for the event, with 2 starting players and 1 backup. A team may not consist of more than 3 people.
A team may only register until the registration deadline by providing the usernames and Voobly-profile link.
All players must use the same account they registered with the entire tournament.
The main event shall contain 8 teams in total. Out of the 8 spots, 4 will be invitational based on Doubles Age results, the other 4 will be decided by qualifiers. Invited teams:
- DauT + slam Confirm
- Liereyy + Hearttt Confirm
- BacT + ACCM + saymyname Confirm
- TheViper + TaToH + JorDan_23 Confirm
In the qualifier group stage, each group consists of four teams, with the two teams getting the highest points getting into the main event. Each team will play a total of three group-stage series, with the other three teams in the given group. All series will be played in a Play all five system, with each team getting 1 point after each game win. As such, if Team A beats Team B 3-2, Team A will be awarded 3 points, Team B will get 2. Civilization drafting uses the same rules as the main event (see below). In the event of equal points within a group, Tiebrakers will be held after the group-stage qualifiers.
Qualifiers topic: https://www.aoezone.net/threads/two-pools-tournament-qualifiers.156158/
Teams are responsible for naming a team captain, who keeps contact with the game and tournament management, notifies them upon any major event that could influence the games/tournament (e.g. a certain player missing from the series).
Players are kindly asked to provide a picture of themselves for promotional purposes. If a player wishes to be anonymous and not provide a picture, please notify tournament administration.
Sign ups topic: https://www.aoezone.net/threads/two-pools-tournament-sign-ups.156156/
Sign-up deadline: 23th of June, 2019, 24 GMT
Qualifiers: Approx. 24th June -14th of July, 2019
Each team has one global ban for a series. Each team will use two pools (Pool 1 and Pool 2). Every match, one of the players from a certain team will have to select a civ from Pool 1, the other player from Pool 2. It is up to the players to decide which player picks from which pool, and it can be changed between matches. Pool 1 will be drafted by the teams first, with team in the regular ABBA... order. After that, Pool 2 will be drafted. For Team A, Pool 2 will be drafted by Team B and vice versa. A civilization may only be used once globally.
Example for a BO5: Global bans: Mayans (Team A), Incas (Team B) Pool 1 drafting: Team A: Aztecs Team B: Chinese, Franks Team A: Vikings, Ethiopinans Team B: Incas, Indians Team A: Celts, Slavs Team B: Malians Pool 2 drafting: Team B picks for Team A's Pool #2: Saracens Team A picks for Team B's Pool #2: Khmer, Portugese Team B picks for Team A's Pool #2: Teutons, Vietnamese Team A picks for Team B's Pool #2: Persians, Turks Team B picks for Team A's Pool #2: Byzantines, Burmese Team A picks for Team B's Pool #2: Malay As such, the pools for the teams: Team A: Pool 1: Aztecs, Vikings, Ethiopians, Celts, Slavs Pool 2: Saracens, Teutons, Vietnamese, Byzeantines, Burmese Team B: Pool 1: Chinese, Franks, Incas, Indians, Malians Pool 2: Khmer, Portugese, Perisans, Turks, Malay Example games: Game 1: Vikings+Teutons vs. Incas+Persians Game 2: Ethiopians+Saracens vs. Chinese+Khmer
Map pool will mostly include land maps, with slinging disabled until Imperial Age AND the research of coinage. The map pool should consist of around 9-10 maps in total. Every series, first map is an arabia-type map, followed by the home maps drafted by the teams. Teams should have their home maps selected after the map bans. Number of bans should depend on the number of matches played:
Best of 5: 1 ban each team, 2 home maps
Best of 7: 1 ban each team, 3 home maps
Map bans and picks should preceed the civilization drafting.
After every match, the losing team's upcoming home map will be played next.
Complete Map Pool is planned to be revealed later.
Community map input
Also, I would like to announce a small community mapping contest, with the best submission getting into the tournament, and getting a small prize of $25. Details will be provided shortly!
Target prizepool: $1000.
The aim would be to reach a minimum of 1000 USD prizepool. From this, myself, LidaKor offers a 150 USD contribution at the time of this announcement is being made. Unfortunately, right now, I am in no situation to provide the entire prizepool by myself. As such, a larger part of the prizepool is planned to be funded by streaming fees, with all of the streaming-fees directly going into the prizepool.
Any other contribution is greatly appriciated, with the donator's name displayed as long as it is not interfering the appropriate terms of service for Twitch, Youtube and any other platforms.
You may contribute to the prizepool in this topic: https://www.aoezone.net/threads/two-pools-tournament-prizepool.156159/
1st place: 50%
2nd place: 30%
General Casting Rules
- Casters are asked to display the tournament banner during the stream, including before and between games as well. As CaptureAge window is already relatively crowded, casters don't have to show it in-game, if they feel that way. You can find the banner attached to this post. The text on the banner should be clearly visible and readable, editing the banner/covering some parts of it with additional assets is forbidden.
- The lobby will be password-protected to keep it as clean as possible. As such, please communicate your intentions to cast the event, so that tournament administration can send you the password. You are asked to keep the password to the lobby confidential.
- Casters are asked to give reasonable credit to the tournament by
- Displaying the Tournament's name in the stream's title,
- Setting up a chat command, containing further information about the tournament and the link to contribute to the prizepool.
Two pools tournament is a $1000 2v2 tournament hosted by Lidakor. You may find more information over here: https://www.aoezone.net/threads/the-two-pools-tournament-2v2-tournament-announcement.156155/ You can contribute to the prizepool via this link: https://www.paypal.me/lidastreaming
Qualifiers are open casting for all interested casters, including all players who are not playing in a given game. Be sure to follow the rules listed above. We ask players not to stream their POVs.
The event will be a semi-open casting event. Any caster could apply for being an official caster.
POV streaming: Players are allowed to stream their point of view. Participants of the tournament, who are not playing at the moment are also allowed to cast the event for free on their own channel.
Game casting: Any caster may gain access to the games as long as the given caster contributes to the prizepool as described below. The game lobby may only contain the players, the official casters, the tournament organizers and admins, no other spectator should be allowed.
Any caster may become an official caster and gain access to all matches in the tournament, as long as the given caster contributes to the prizepool. The entire amount of the streaming fee goes directly into the prizepool. A caster present on multiple platforms may only pay the price for his/her largest platform.
Twitch and Mixer streaming
A single payment of 0,25 USD/subscriber is required to gain access to the event, with a maximum of 150 USD - the amount myself, LidaKor contribute to the prizepool. As such for instance, a caster with 200 subscribers shall pay a 0,25*200=50 USD casting fee for the tournament. Subscriber count is calculated as the average of subscribers in May and June 2019.
A single payment of 0,125 USD/1000 views throughout all videos monthly (calculated by an average of May and June 2019) is required to gain access to the event, with a maximum of 150 USD - the amount myself, LidaKor contribute to the prizepool. As such for instance, a caster with 150000 views monthly shall pay a 0,125*150=18,75 USD casting fee for the tournament.
If you wish to cast the event on any different platform, please contact me to discuss matters.
The fastest way to contact me is via Discord: LidaKor#8449
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