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WSVG World Championships 2015: Rules & Settings

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WSVG World Championships 2015: Rules & Settings

Postby  Voobly » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:11 pm

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WSVG World Championship 2015

Dates

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Regional Qualification Stage
Round 1: May 4th - 10th
Round 2: May 11th - 17th
Round 3: May 18th - 24th
Regional Finals: May 25th - 31st

Play off Stage
Round 1: June 01st - 7th
Round 2: June 8th - 14th
Round 3: June 15th - 21st

Showdown Stage
Round 1: June 22nd - 28th - 1 week break
Round 2: July 6th - 12th
Round 3: July 13th - 19th

Championship Finals Stage - Double Elimination
Round 1: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Round 2: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Round 3: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Losers Final: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
World Championship Final: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th

Spots

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The Qualification Stage of this event will take place in 3 different World Regions: Americas (North, Central and South); Europe & Africa and Asia & Oceania.
Each of these regions will accept a maximum of 64 players.

While there are 64 spots available for each region, if any region requires more than 64 we will try to accommodate. Potentially create a quick fire weekend of games.

Brackets

Sample Brackets
Europe & Africa - Link
Asia & Oceania - Link
Americas - Link



Format and Settings

This event will feature 4 Stages: Qualification Stage; Play Off Stage; Showdown Stage and the Championship Finals - Live LAN Stage.

Qualification Stage - 64 players per Region

The Qualification Stage will take place in 3 different World Regions: Americas (North, Central and South); Europe & Africa and Asia & Oceania.

Each World's Region Qualification Stage will be played as a Single Elimination Bracket until the Round of 8 (quarter-finals).
At this point, the "Quarter-Final" matches will be played, but they will be considered as a Final: the 4 winners proceed directly to the Showdown Stage while the 4 losers will move on to the Play Off Stage.

The Qualification Stage matches will be played in the following manner:

Round of 64 - Best of 3

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs

Round of 32 - Best of 5

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: WSVG_Plains - Set Civs: Britons war
Game 5: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

Round of 16 - Best of 5

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: WSVG_Raft - Set Civs: Spanish war
Game 5: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

Regional Qualification Finals - Best of 7

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 5: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 6: WSVG_Hippo's Belly - Set Civs: Teutons war
Game 7: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

Play Off Stage - 12 Players

The players in this stage will be divided into 4 Round Robin groups of 3 players each, with 1 player from each region.
The player that finishes 1st in each Round Robin qualifies to the Showdown Stage.

Each won map will be considered as 1 point. So if a player wins a match by 4-2, he will be awarded 4 points and his opponent 2.

This stage will be played as a Best of 7 Series in the following manner:

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 5: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 6: WSVG_Pond_Arena - Set Civs: Celt war
Game 7: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

If two players have the same amount of points in each group, the head-to-head match will be the decisive criteria.
If more than 2 players have the same amount of points in each group, the best win/loss ratio from the 3 last rounds of the Qualification Stage will be the decisive criteria.


Showdown Stage - 16 players (12 Regional Winners + 4 Play Off winners)

The players in this stage will be divided into 4 Round Robin groups of 4 players each.
The Top 2 players in each group will advance to the Final Stage.

Each won map will be considered as 1 point. So if a player wins a match by 4-2, he will be awarded 4 points and his opponent 2.

This stage will be played as a Best of 7 Series in the following manner:

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 5: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 6: WSVG_Desert - Set Civs: Japanese war
Game 7: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

If two players have the same amount of points in each group, the head-to-head match will be the decisive criteria.
If more than two players have the same amount of points in each group and the head-to-head matches don't deliver a conclusive winner, the best win/loss ratio throughout the whole tournament will be the decisive criteria. If the dispute is between players that played the Play Off Stage and others that did not, in order to calculate the win/loss ratio the matches played during the Play Off Stage will be ignored.

Championship Final Stage: Live LAN hosted in the Maldives - 8 players

The Championship Stage will be played as a live LAN event in the paradisaical islands of The Maldives.
The 8 players who reach this stage will have all their air travel and an all-inclusive 5* resort paid for The Lan Finals : Maldives.

This Championship Stage will be a Double Elimination bracket, there will be no seeding for this stage. Each players name will be put into a hat and various players will take turns to pull a name from that hat while LIVE. The first name drawn will become Player 1, second name Player 2 and so on.

Player 1 (vs) Player 2
Player 3 (vs) Player 4
Player 5 (vs) Player 6
Player 7 (vs) Player 8

The Championship Stage, including all losers bracket placements, will be played as a Best of 7 Series in the following manner:

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 5: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 6: WSVG_nC@decentring - Set Civs: Persian war (See Rule D under "Gaming Rules")
Game 7: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs

Grand Final of the WSVG World Championship 2015.

The Grand Final of this event will be played as a Best of 9 or 11 Series in the following manner:
Game 7-11 will be decided by a stream poll. 20 maps added and the top 5 voted become Games 7 - 11 respectively.

Game 1: WSVG_Dry_Arabia - Hidden civs
Game 2: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 3: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 4: Home Map Loser Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 5: Home Map Winner Game 1 - Hidden civs
Game 6: WSVG Map Pack - Hidden civs
Game 7: LIVE Stream Poll - Hidden civs
Game 8: LIVE Stream Poll - Hidden civs
Game 9: LIVE Stream Poll - Hidden civs

If the winner of the Losers Bracket has won 5 games, Winners Bracket player gets 2 extra games as Double Elim chance

Game 10: LIVE Stream Poll - Winners bracket chooses same civs for both players
Game 11: LIVE Stream Poll - Winners bracket chooses same civs for both players

WSVG World Championship 2015 Map Pack

The WSVG World Championship 2015 map pack can be downloaded here:
viewtopic.php?f=1045&t=109493


Acropolis
Hamburger
Crater Lake_v2
El Dorado
Chaos Pit
Meatballs_v2



Home Map Pool
Arena
Atacama
Baltic
Black Forest
Continental
Double Arabia
Duopoly
Ghost Lake
Gold Rush
Hills
Homeland
Islands
Mediterranean
Migration
Nomad
Oasis
Regicide Fortress
Rooster
Sand maze
Team Islands


Total Prize Pool - $10,000

Placement Prizes - $10,000

1st: - $3,250
2nd: - $2,250
3rd: - $1,500
4th: - $1,000
5th: - $750
6th: - $550
7th: - $400
8th: - $300

All Top 8 players, will be offered an airplane ticket plus food and accommodation in a 5 star Resort for the whole duration of the Live LAN Final, played in the The Lan Finals: Maldives



Community Prizes - To be decided

  • Prediction Contests

  • Stage review competitions - best written reviews will be featured on front page and receive prizes.

  • Stream Giveaways

  • More prizes will be announced

WSVG World Championship 2015 - Administration


The administrators will run the World Championship tournament and will help players in various situations.

Tournament Administrators:

(uk) _Taff (Voobly) (AoCZone)
(germany) MaSmOrRa (Voobly) (AoCZone)
(germany) Genette (Voobly) (AoCZone)


WSVG World Championship 2015 - Official Rules


1. General Rules

  1. All players must respect the Tournament schedule and times for each round. There will be NO exceptions or delays granted to ANY player. No excuse will be accepted for failing to play in the specified time. If the admin staff determine 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 WSVG World Championship 2015 tournament.

  2. If both players cannot come to an agreement in scheduling their match, tournament staff will analyze the situation, schedule, and time zones, in order to add a viable Admin Time that suits both Players, to the best of our ability.

  3. Every player must respect their opponent. Bad behavior (determined by staff) will result in a warning and may lead to an immediate disqualification. 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.

  4. All players have agreed to the No Smurfing rule. Each player must submit all relevant usernames for admins discussion. Smurfing and account sharing is not allowed. Any discovery of the mentioned will result in a disqualification.

  5. Players are not allowed to stream their own games! This is to avoid receiving any help/information (even if unintentionally) from the stream viewers.

  6. All games are by default to be played in the Voobly Tournament Lobby using the WSVG World Championship 2015 Ladder (add link). If both Players agree to play in another lobby on Voobly, that is accepted as well.

  7. In the Qualification Stage and Play Off Stage, immediately after completion of each match, the winning player has to rename the recorded games according to the rules and post them in the WSVG World Championship 2015 Recorded Games section ( :arrow: *add link when created*) of this respective round.

  8. From the Showdown Stage and the remaining rounds onward, the participating players will have access to a private Player Zone under the WSVG World Championship category in the left menu. There will be a topic dedicated to your specific match-up, and immediately after the match, both players are to rename their recorded games according to the rules and post them in the respective match topic. The admins will then release the recorded games to the public with spoilers to avoid revealing the result.

  9. Before posting, the recorded game files must be renamed in the following format:

    Game naming examples:
    WSVG Qualification Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G1 Arabia.mgz
    WSVG PlayOff Stage Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G2 Islands.mgz
    WSVG Showdown Stage Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature G3 Islands.mgz


    Pack naming examples:
    WSVG Qualification Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip
    WSVG PlayOff Stage Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip
    WSVG Showdown Stage Bear_Grylls (POV) vs Wild_Nature.zip


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

  10. Additional time to complete your games will NOT be allowed under any circumstances!

  11. All the games must be scheduled and confirmed by both Players in the WSVG Scheduling forums ( :arrow: [color=#0080BF]*add link when ready*) informing the other player of the exact date and time of the arranged games.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 WSVG World Championship 2015 instantly. Subsequently, facts will be analyzed and a final decision made.

  14. Once two players have arranged and confirmed a time to play, the maximum waiting time is 30 minutes. If one of the players fails to arrive in time, 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 (add link), 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, 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.

  15. Prizes will be sent via PayPal. If the recipients do not use/have PayPal the prizes will be sent by other means. All / any fees will be deducted from the recipients prize.

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

  17. By signing up for the tournament you agree to have all your games streamed and casted by the official streaming team of the WSVG World Championship 2015 through using the Spectator Mode on Voobly, brought by the Userpatch 1.4 RC 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.

  18. New rules can be added and current rules can be changed. However, Admins MUST inform the Players about such changes in the WSVG World Championship 2015 Rules & Settings forum. All the latest additions in Rules / Settings will be in red.


2. Gaming Rules

  1. 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
    Size : 2
    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]


  2. Restarts:
    In a Best of 3 each Player is awarded ONE restart each.
    In a Best of 5 each Player is awarded ONE restart each.
    In a Best of 7 each Player is awarded ONE restart each.
    In a Best of 9 each Player is awarded ONE restart each.
    In a Best of 11 each Player is awarded ONE restart each.


    A restart must be requested no longer than 4 minutes of game time (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 civilizations must be the same as in the previous attempt. If a restart is requested while playing the WSVG_Map_Pack, the map that was generated must be repeated by choosing the specific map that was played.

  3. In the event of a no-TC start (example: Nomad) - that is a start where players do not have Town Centers but only villagers:
    The first buildings constructed must be either a Town Center, Dock,Mill or Lumber camp.
    Villager Fights are not allowed until both TC's are up.
    No Barracks, no Palisade Wall and no more than one House may be build until the first TC is up.
    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.
    You cannot block another TC being built by using villager(s).

  4. On the map nC@Decentring and Acropolis it is strictly forbidden to delete straggler trees from opponents (using the "palisade trick"). On the map nC@Decentring_v1 it is also forbidden to kill enemy deer by landing villagers on their initial island.

  5. Any graphical changes that only affect the player's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors are allowed.

  6. Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players using any kind of cheat will be disqualified from the WSVG World Championship 2015 and banned from future Voobly events, as well as the AoCZone forums.

  7. All the game settings provided in this post MUST be followed. Not following them may result in penalties and possibly disqualification.

  8. No WSVG World Championship 2015 Tournament Admin is allowed to participate.

  9. By signing-up for the tournament, you automatically agree with all the tournament Rules and Settings.
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Re: WSVG World Championships 2015: Rules & Settings

Postby  _Taff » Wed May 13, 2015 10:51 pm

UPDATE:

Replaced Free Choice civs for Home maps with - Hidden civs
Replaced Team Random for Map pack games with - Hidden civs

Updated again :

We assumed the above rule edit was clear enough Hidden civs for this event that means Team Random / Mirror is NOT an option.
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Re: WSVG World Championships 2015: Rules & Settings

Postby  Voobly » Wed May 13, 2015 10:55 pm

UPDATE


General Rule nr.5 updated:

Players are not allowed to stream their own games! This is to avoid receiving any help/information (even if unintentionally) from the stream viewers.
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Re: WSVG World Championships 2015: Rules & Settings

Postby  Voobly » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:50 pm

UPDATE

Championship Finals Stage - Double Elimination
Round 1: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Round 2: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Round 3: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
Losers Final: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th
World Championship Final: LIVE Lan October 5th - 11th

Dates confirmed above, the approx previous dates were Sept 21st on wards.
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