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Tournament Overview
  • 1v1 Melee
  • All current SC2: HotS maps will be used
    • Akilon Wastes
    • Bel'Shir Vestige LE
    • Daybreak LE
    • Neo Planet S LE
    • Newkirk Precinct
    • Korhal City
    • Star Station
    • Whirlwind LE
  • Group stage based qualifiers
  • Double Elimination finals
  • Two main divisions and one OCN only division
    • Competitive - Intended for Platinum to Grand Masters players
    • Casual - Restricted to Platinum and below
    • OCN Only
  • To qualify for the OCN-Only division you must have an OCN account created on or before March 31st with at least 10 posts
  • Participating in the OCN-Only division does not exclude you from participating in any other division
  • Players may register play up in divisions but not down (A gold may participate in Competitive but a Diamond may not compete in Casual).

Prizes
The Competitive and OCN-Only Divisions will be the only two with prizes, the Casual Division is intended as a for fun experience for players who simply enjoy playing StarCraft 2 with no pressure. We realized early on that including any sort of prize for the lower division put it at risk of attracting people using smurfed or alternate accounts which would ruin the entire division's purpose.

Competitive Division Prizes
  • 1st Place - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250
  • 4th Place - $100
  • 5th through 8th Place - $25

OCN-Only Division Prizes
  • 1st Place - $300
  • 2nd Place - $150
  • 3rd Place - $50
  • 4th Place - $25


Tournament Format
Each Division will be run as its own independent tournament. As stated earlier OCN members may participate in either the Competitive or Casual Divisions in addition to the OCN-Only division. We'll release an official ruleset closer to the actual start of match play once we can give definite answers as to how many groups and rounds there will be. In general the basic structure of a group stage progressing into qualifiers will not be changed.

Registration
To register for a main division and/or the OCN-Only Division follow through and complete this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/overclocked.net/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEZ6UndmZ2d1MGViVGFlNHJuTXN1Ymc6MQ

Registration will be open from Tuesday, April 9th to Tuesday, April 16th. The Binary Beast tournament will be created on Wednesday the 17th and matches will begin on Friday, April 19th.


===IMPORTANT NOTICE===
A ruleset will be posted once we have a proper idea of how many participants we'll have for each division. In last month's League of Legends Challenge we started out with a ruleset but ended up having to change pretty much the entire thing based on the incredibly large turnout we got. Since we hate guessing we're simply going to wait before announcing a schedule or any other precise details.
Edited by RikkAndrsn - 4/9/13 at 2:00pm
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How does one determine if a smurf account is being used or not?
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don't have HOTS yet frown.gif

In for the watching on Twitch though smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinf View Post

don't have HOTS yet frown.gif

In for the watching on Twitch though smile.gif

Same biggrin.gif
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Yea smurf accounts could grab it way to easy.
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When will this tournament start?
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How do we sign up? I would love to join. biggrin.gif
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Can't wait! will all the matches be streamed?

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Definitely interested! biggrin.gif
     
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I'm in for division 2.
Edited by RlndVt - 4/4/13 at 7:24am
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