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Date, Time and Location
FTW #45 will be on SATURDAY March, 25th beginning at 14:00 GMT/ 16:00 CEST. We will meet in the Tournaments 01 lobby immediately after you check-in. Time differences can be cross-checked using the timer on the home Page.
The total prize pool for this event is 110$ and is sponsored by Inspector RaGe (90$) Moh.Kohaji (20$). The first place prize is 50$, second place is 30$, 3rd place is 15$ and there will be a random draw of $15.
The prize pool will only pay out if we have 8 participating players. If the prize pool does not pay out, all donations will roll over to the next applicable event. Since there's apparently confusion, yes, you do have to play all your matches to be eligible for any prize. Anyone who forfeits, is disqualified or does not properly participate, will not be eligible for any prize.
All prizes are in USD and will be transferred via PayPal. If we cannot transfer the money to you, then we will work with you on how you want your winnings handled.
We will be using the 1.12.5 version of the maps for this event. The first map of each round will be based upon map elimination, loser picks thereafter. Please click the show button to learn exactly how map elimination works as you are expected to know this information.
Map Elimination Guide
Map elimination applies to the first game of every round. The process is to determine what the first map of a series will be, in as fair a manner as possible. If both players agree, either player can start the elimination, but if you can't decide quickly who should start, then the player with the lower seed number will eliminate the first map. In this example image JPBP would eliminate the first map. Both players will alternate eliminating a map, one at a time, until only one map remains. This is what the process would look like:
At this point the only map left is Fire Island, so that is the first map to be played. Some players will use a "-" to indicate they are subtracting the map, but this does not always happen. Note that often times in games players will use abbreviations such as bbb, cr, fi, is, ii, sp, and tp. If your version of Red Alert 3 is not in English this may be confusing since the abbreviations may be different.
If you can't decide who should start the elimination, the player with the lowest seed number on Challonge will eliminate first which can be verified on the bracket. If you don't know what that means, ask a Referee. Factions, including random, must be chosen before elimination begins and cannot be changed afterwards. If a player changes faction after map elimination is complete, the other player can decide to counter pick, do nothing, or restart the map elimination process at his discretion. The same map cannot be played twice in any series during any round.
FTW #45 will be a SINGLE ELIMINATION including a 3rd place match. All rounds will be BO3 up to the Semi-Finals which are a BO5 including the 3rd place match. The Finals are BO7.
All general Fair Play Rules apply. If a reminder is necessary, you will be disqualified if you use any of the bugs or exploits.
1. Empire's Sudden Transport glitch. 2. Allies placing structures around an outpost before it is finished deploying. 3. Peacekeeper splash damaging walled structures. 4. Dolphin splash damaging land structures. 5. The "Mini-MCV" bug in its entirety! 6. Intentional DCs or game crashing. 7. Invisible infantry glitch. 8. Dropping Tengus on buildings intentionally. 9. Building structures on top of infantry. 10. Stacking Tengus to allow for mass point defense drones.
All you need to do to register for this tournament is to post your in-game name in the registration topic linked below. Only register if you're going to be able to show up on the day of. Registration officially closes at 13:30 GMT on March 25th.
The check-in period will be between 13:00 and 13:55 GMT (opens 1 hour prior to event start time), after that point the brackets will be drafted and made official. There will be an official check-in thread that will open at 13:00. To check-in: simply post in the check-in thread and include your in-game name if it's different than your forum name. If you check in and you don't participate you may be banned from any Red3.org tournaments between March 25th and April 25th. If you can't play, don't check-in, if you can't check-in, don't register. Only players that are registered will be allowed to check-in. Only checked in players will be in the bracket. If you have a situation that would cause you to not be able to check-in, but you can still participate then message Inspector RaGe. You will have 15 minutes to begin your games after the brackets are posted. Brackets will likely be posted by 14:05, but this depends on how late players check-in. You must start your games by 14:20 or you will be disqualified.
If you're early then you're on time, if you're on time then you're late and if you're late you're disqualified! There is simply no fun in sitting around waiting on people so 15 minutes is the max allowed. If you need to take a break inform your opponent and the ref. At most five minute breaks will be allowed if needed. One break per round per player. If a player is found to be abusing this freedom or failing to inform the necessary parties or not returning on time you will be disqualified at referee discretion.
Although live streams and casts are part of GameReplays.org events, the referee reserves the right to deny it under the extreme circumstance that it renders the match unplayable for either player. Failure to comply can lead to a match forfeit or disqualification. Also, staff reserves the right to request the replays as completed at any time.
As always, match-ups will be completely random as the seeds will be shuffled shortly after officially closing check-ins, so make sure you are viewing the official bracket before starting your matches.