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[KotD] Rules & Settings

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[KotD] Rules & Settings

Postby  swissboyy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:42 am

King of the Desert - Rules & Settings

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TLDR:

- 32 player 1v1 tournament on Arabia, played on UP 1.5 and with the WololoKingdom Mod
- 1 month long event, running from November 13 to December 17
- no mirror match-ups, all civilizations picked and banned by the players for maximum fairness, variety and strategy
- fully open streaming for players and casters
- crowd-funded prize pool of more than 3500$ (full information & how to donate more)

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Game Settings:

All games, all rounds
"Hidden Civilizations" must always be activated.
The higher seed decides if he wants to be player a or player b.
Players must post the full result of the pick / ban phase before the start of the first game.
AoE2 Captains mode (screenshot) can be used to make things easier but is not mandatory.

Round 1 (Bo5) 10 different civilizations played, 0 civilizations banned [https://aoe2cm.net/ -> KotD Round 1]
1. Players pick 5 different civilizations each in the order a, bb, aa, bb, aa, b
2. Each player hidden picks a civilization from his pool for each game. He can't repeat any civilization.

Round 2 (Bo5) 10 different civilizations played, 2 civilizations banned [https://aoe2cm.net/ -> KotD Round 2]
1. Each player globally bans 1 civilization.
2. Players pick 5 different civilizations each in the order a, bb, aa, bb, aa, b
3. Each player hidden picks a civilization from his pool for each game. He can't repeat any civilization.

Round 3 (Bo5) 10 different civilizations played, 4 civilizations banned [https://aoe2cm.net/ -> KotD Round 3]
1. Each player globally bans 2 civilization.
2. Players pick 5 different civilizations each in the order a, bb, aa, bb, aa, b
3. Each player hidden picks a civilization from his pool for each game. He can't repeat any civilization.

Semifinals (Bo7) 14 different civilizations played, 8 civilizations banned [https://aoe2cm.net/ -> KotD Semi Finals]
1. Each player globally bans 4 civilization.
2. Players pick 7 different civilizations each in the order a, bb, aa, bb, aa, bb, aa, b
3. Each player hidden picks a civilization from his pool for each game. He can't repeat any civilization.

Grand Final (Bo9) 18 different civilizations played [https://aoe2cm.net/ -> KotD Grand Final]
1. Players pick 9 different civilizations each in the order a, bb, aa, bb, aa, bb, aa, bb, aa, b
2. Each player hidden picks a civilization from his pool for each game. He can't repeat any civilization.

Ingame
Game: Standard
Map: Arabia
Size: 2 player map
Resources: Standard
Population: 200
Game Speed: Normal
Reveal Map: Normal
Starting Age: Standard
Victory Condition: Conquest

Restarts
Each player is awarded one restart per round.
A restart must be requested after no longer than 4 minutes of game time. When a game is restarted the players must pick the same civilizations.

Map Bugs
If one or more of your units (scouts, villagers, sheep) or resources (berries, gold, stone) are stuck inside a forest (less than 50% accessible by at least 3 tiles) you can restart the game for free in the first 4 minutes.
It's your job to find out about any potential issues with your map and ask for a restart in time. Streamers or tournament admins won't help.

Dropping
Dropped games need to be restored.

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Tournament Rules

Game version and players responsibility
All games must be played on Voobly using the latest version of the WololoKingdoms mod. It's the player responsibility to make sure the mod is installed correctly and works properly.
If games can't be played or casted because one or both of the players use a bad and / or outdated version of the game / mod the result won't be accepted.

Seeding / Spot in the tournament
All players that sign up for the tournament will be given a tournament rating using a combination of their current and highest achieved 1v1 RM rating the moment the sign ups close. Therefore it's essential to sign up with not only your best known but also highest rated 1v1 account.
After the deadline has passed the 32 highest rated players will be granted a spot in the tournament and will be seeded using the same system. If you want to improve your seeding position or chances of making it into the event, improve your 1v1 RM rating.

Scheduling / Waiting time
Every round will last 1 week, meaning each player has 1 week to schedule and play the games before the deadline of the round which is the following Monday, 23:59 GMT. You must provide all available times as early and schedule as efficient as possible throughout the whole week in order to get the games played in time. The staff will be very strict regarding scheduling, and difficulties might end up in Admin Times or Admin Wins. Notify your opponent and the admin team early if you are short on time / expect any issue to get the scheduling done in time.
The Semi Finals and Grand Final are expected to be played on the weekend. The tournament admin will work with the players to find a time that works for both of them and the broadcasters.

Once you and your opponent confirmed a time to play in the Scheduling Forum, the maximum waiting time is 30 minutes. More than that, the player that came and is waiting must take a screenshot showing the World Time Server (so the current time is clearly visible) and Tournament Lobby Game Room, and post the screenshot in the scheduling topic where the game time was arranged and confirmed.

Communicating with spectators / streamers / viewers & other forms of cheating
You must not communicate with any spectator, streamer or viewer while playing and are expected to be using the "do not disturb" setting on Voobly. If you don't and receive any outside information, you will be blamed and potentially punished for it.
Graphic changes and Voobly mods are allowed but the use of any other third party software to influence the game is stricly forbidden and will result in immediate disqualification.

Streaming & spectating
Anybody is welcome to cast, analyse or watch any game of the tournament if both players accept them. Keep in mind that spectating is a privilege, not a right. Act accordingly.
The players can request for a spectator delay of up to 5:00 minutes and no spectators, but no player will be allowed to refuse the presence of an official streamer (see other topic) who has identified himself as such AND is LIVE on Twitch or any other streaming platform.
If you are want to become a part of the official casters list to make sure players won't deny you, message swissboyy on AoCZone with the link to your YouTube / streaming channel.
A player is allowed to stream his point of view but must use a minimum stream delay of 5 minutes to gurantee no outside influence on the outcome of the game.

Recorded Games / VOD
All matches must be recorded and played on the VCOM Ladder. The tournament admin will post recorded games and available streaming broadcasts in the sub forum linked above.
Game packs might include fake recorded games to stop potential spoilers from the number of files.

Prize money
Prize pool and money distribution can be viewed here.
If you get dropped from the tournament for not scheduling properly, not showing up to a match or cheating you won't get prize money.

Misc
Any rule can be added/modified at any time as seen fit by a tournament mod. If anything is removed, added or changed, there will be a note at the bottom of the post and the latest change will be colored.
The admin of this tournament is swissboyy and swissboyy only. Any message or order given to the players by any other party should be ignored and must not be used as the basis of any decision you make.
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Re: [KotD] Rules & Settings

Postby  swissboyy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:43 am

Updated prize money.
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Re: [KotD] Rules & Settings

Postby  swissboyy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:20 pm

Added information about game / mod version and players responsibility.

Game version and players responsibility
All games must be played on Voobly using the latest version of the WololoKingdoms mod. It's the player responsibility to make sure the mod is installed correctly and works properly.
If games can't be played or casted because one or both of the players use a bad and / or outdated version of the game / mod the result won't be accepted.
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Re: [KotD] Rules & Settings

Postby  swissboyy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 am

Added information about prize money:

Prize money
Prize pool and money distribution can be viewed here.
If you get dropped from the tournament for not scheduling properly, not showing up to a match or cheating you won't get prize money.
Masters of Arena 2 & 3
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King of the Desert

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