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Title: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 10, 2015, 01:44:44 AM
This post is for the rules, dates/time, and updates regarding the Top 8 Tournament that will be hosted this month on the Global Server by Spuzm.

Expected Date of tournament: March 21st - March 22nd, 2015

Description:
This tournament is currently invite only * and will be a single elimination B03 tournament using "Ranked Legal" decks only.
It will consist of 8 players randomly paired against each other. If a player loses his/her B03 match he/she is out of the tournament.

Their will be 3 Rounds (4v4, 2v2, 1v1) and will most likely be played over the course of 1-2 days depending on how fast players can organize and play their games.

*If you would like to be considered for an invite, either post below with your in-game name or PM me in IW (Spuzm).

Rules:
Players will report their wins as soon as possible to the tournament director so pairings can be updated and their is no confusion later on. There MUST be a consensus between both players as to who won the match. If you believe this will be a problem please take a screen shot of the final score and send it to the tournament director as confirmation.

In the event of a draw, a single B01 game will be played using the same rules as the B03. The loser of this B01 will be eliminated and the winner will advance to the next round.

In case of a disagreement between players, in the absence of proof, the game will have to be replayed or forfeit.

Decks must be Ranked legal and only contain cards that can be used in Ranked play. Sideboard included.
Matches must be played within the allotted, agreed upon, amount of time and on the correct date or be subject to forfeit. If an exception is required, please contact the tournament director.

Changing decks IS allowed in between each round (meaning you can play one deck in the 4v4 and a different deck in the 2v2 if you advance). You are not allowed to change decks mid B03, however. Once you choose a deck you must face your opponent using that deck alone.

Prize Pool: Players are encouraged to donate an "entrance fee" of at least 1 Epic/Legendary level card (for a total of a minimum of 9 cards altogether - including the non-participant donations) to be given to the 1st and 2nd place winners. If agreed upon by all players this number can be increased or decreased depending on how all participants feel.

Donated Prizes/Entrace Fees Paid: Director - Tygris, the Architect (To get things rolling) to go to 1st place.
Prozac - Agent Coyle, Primal Hunter -PAID
182JAJA182 - Agent Coyle, Soulseller -PAID
MerlinX - Agent Coyle, Immovable -PAID
HeliosAflame - Agent Coyle, Zomborg -PAID
TheRealTuna - Agent Coyle, Alpha One -PAID
WinSanity - Agent Coyle, Alpha One - PAID
OrochiMagus - Agent Coyle, Firestarter - PAID
BestSakuyaNA - Agent Coyle, Firestarter - PAID

Break Down for prizes: 1st = 70% of prize pool. 2nd = 30% of prize pool

Current confirmed players: MerlinX, TheRealTuna, OrochiMagus, Adorabear, Prozac, BestSakuyaNA, 182JAJA182, HeliosAflame, Winsanity, Shenful (Substitute)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 12, 2015, 05:29:55 PM
Make sure you read the patch notes and do not end up bringing Tormented Thrall to the tourney w/ Rita in command. The patch was a little surprising, but this adds a little bit of creativity to the deck building process now as we shift into a new meta.

We have 7/8 people signed up and with invitations to other top players we will have a full roster soon. This should prove to be one of the largest gatherings of skill for a tournament in IW history!

Good Luck to you all!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 12, 2015, 07:05:25 PM
Helios has indicated to me that he would be interested. I would recommend messaging him on the forums if you have not be able to contact him in game.

Also its too bad we can't get Kurasu and Manchy in on this too - that'd make it pretty epic.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 12, 2015, 08:06:17 PM
We now have our full 8 man roster filled. I will post pairings this weekend so people will have 1 week to determine the best time to play their opponent at a time that is convenient to the both of them.

We also should come to a consensus about the prize pool and entrance fees. If everyone is fine with throwing in any legendary they want that would make a pretty substantial prize pool.

If anyone is against this please let me know and we can work something else out.

Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 03:09:45 AM
It seems I have accidentally confirmed 9 out of the 12 invites I sent. I will contact each participant to see if any is willing to wait this one out and participate in the next 8 man tournament which will be held 3 weeks from now if this tournament goes well.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 13, 2015, 03:29:06 AM
Math OP.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 03:47:15 AM
I didn't want to turn anyone down. Now I'm sad.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Junker99 on March 13, 2015, 03:58:43 AM
Hey are these matches going to be recorded for other people to watch? Getting to see top level players play, would be interesting. :)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 04:05:32 AM
Hey are these matches going to be recorded for other people to watch? Getting to see top level players play, would be interesting. :)

Since there is no spectator mode it will be up to the players to record their own matches. If they are willing to record the raw footage I will edit it and upload it to youtube and post the link in the forums for people to watch. I'm hoping that at least the finals will be able to be recorded, but like I said it is up to the players.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 08:17:25 AM
We're all good 8/8 now. Shenful has agreed to be a substitute in the event someone drops w/ short notice. I will post pairings soon.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 08:35:51 AM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2u8xw78.jpg)

Merlin = 1, Sakuya = 2, Adora = 3, Orochi = 4, Helios = 5, Prozac = 6, Tuna = 7, JAJA = 8

Pairings Created by Random.org:
1 -> 4
2 -> 6
3 -> 4 8
5 -> 7

Update: You may play your opponent anytime that is convenient for the both of you. Post here or PM me when you plan to do so, however.

If you finish your match both you and your opponent should post here or PM me with the results of your match so I can update the bracket. I cannot update the bracket until the outcome is confirmed by both players, so please inform me as soon as you can when you finish.

Also, please give any unpaid entry fee to me before you begin your first match, or by the very latest by 3/20/15.

When all matches in the first bracket are played we can move forward to the next round.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 13, 2015, 01:40:25 PM
Finally! A bracket where I don't play Helios round 1.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Adorabear on March 13, 2015, 02:19:36 PM
I may or may not have a wedding to go to on the 22nd so I might have to pull out anyway even if no one else wants to. Ill have to double check
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Winsanity on March 13, 2015, 02:30:56 PM
Adorraaa you're supposed to say"I volunteer as tribute"
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 13, 2015, 02:34:11 PM
I may or may not have a wedding to go to on the 22nd so I might have to pull out anyway even if no one else wants to. Ill have to double check

I'm pretty sure we can start playing our matches today right? With any luck tournament should be over by the 22nd.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 13, 2015, 05:42:40 PM
I can't play until Monday, but I'm free after that!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 08:13:41 PM
I may or may not have a wedding to go to on the 22nd so I might have to pull out anyway even if no one else wants to. Ill have to double check

I'm pretty sure we can start playing our matches today right? With any luck tournament should be over by the 22nd.

Start playing as soon as you like. Just confirm w/ your opponent and me the time and the day.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 11:30:26 PM
IMPORTANT: Before you begin your match ups please: 1) Give the tournament director your entrance fee. 2) Post the time and date that you and your opponent have agreed upon. 3)Contact your opponent and confirm what time is best for the both of you so there is no confusion.

Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 13, 2015, 11:54:14 PM
Entry Fees: Preferably, please give the tournament director the entry fees BEFORE you start your match, but after you post the date and time you and your opponent have agreed upon on this thread.

If you do not give your entry fee before you play your match it should be given to the director AT THE VERY LATEST by the 20th of March.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Adorabear on March 16, 2015, 10:07:51 AM
Wont be able to play this tournament sorry guys :(
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: exoduz on March 16, 2015, 02:09:06 PM
The participants are considered to be good players so there is going to be a tough fight. Best of Luck to the contestants.!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 16, 2015, 04:08:54 PM
Orochi and I plan to do our match tonight at around 11pm est. I will also be streaming it for anyone interested in watching.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 16, 2015, 05:35:32 PM
Orochi and I plan to do our match tonight at around 11pm est. I will also be streaming it for anyone interested in watching.

Got it.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: exoduz on March 16, 2015, 06:20:15 PM
Quote
Orochi and I plan to do our match tonight at around 11pm est. I will also be streaming it for anyone interested in watching
Long time since i've seen you streaming Merlinix.
Lot of us will be seeing you tonight. You should be streaming more often.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Junker99 on March 16, 2015, 07:33:09 PM
Orochi and I plan to do our match tonight at around 11pm est. I will also be streaming it for anyone interested in watching.

Were could I get hooked up for watching this later today :)?
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 16, 2015, 07:45:52 PM
Orochi and I plan to do our match tonight at around 11pm est. I will also be streaming it for anyone interested in watching.

Were could I get hooked up for watching this later today :)?

twitch.tv/merlinix
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 16, 2015, 11:43:54 PM
You can see the highlight of my game vs Orochi here http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6336213
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 17, 2015, 12:25:49 AM
The first match is over!

Merlin wins over Orochi in an Exciting 2-1 match featuring Hermit vs 3OOS. Congratulations to both players on a game well played

(http://i59.tinypic.com/6s9ngw.png)

Adorabear has unfortunately had to drop due to time constraints, but we are looking for someone to take his place ASAP.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Best Sakuya NA on March 17, 2015, 05:45:37 PM
I'm going to be away Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning EST, and then at work a bit on Friday late afternoon - evening. Would rather play sooner than later, messaging Prozac on it now.

Edit: We should be playing our first match soon, will record it on my end.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 17, 2015, 06:28:11 PM
I'm going to be away Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning EST, and then at work a bit on Friday late afternoon - evening. Would rather play sooner than later, messaging Prozac on it now.

Edit: We should be playing our first match soon, will record it on my end.

Ok. If I don't see the stream just post here and Ill update pairings.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Best Sakuya NA on March 17, 2015, 06:37:29 PM
Prozac wins 2-1, very close games throughout, we both made a lot of misplays imo haha. Super fun though. Will upload the recording somewhere for Spuzm.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 17, 2015, 07:22:08 PM
Prozac wins 2-1, very close games throughout, we both made a lot of misplays imo haha. Super fun though. Will upload the recording somewhere for Spuzm.

Thank you.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 17, 2015, 07:23:40 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2en810y.png)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: TheRealTuna on March 17, 2015, 07:29:53 PM
Spoke with Helios yesterday, we plan on playing sometime later today (within the next 8 hours I suppose?)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 17, 2015, 07:30:38 PM
Spoke with Helios yesterday, we plan on playing sometime later today (within the next 8 hours I suppose?)

Fine w/ me, thx for posting.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 18, 2015, 03:17:27 PM
To replace Adorabear, Winsanity has volunteered to take his place! Thanks to him very much for getting in on such short notice. Hopefully we will finish our Round of 8 soon and move onto the Quarter-Finals. An updated Bracket will be posted shortly.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 18, 2015, 03:19:18 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2dv1o4n.png)

Nothing has changed except Winsanity has taken Adora's old spot on the bracket playing JaJa in the Round of 8. Good luck!

MerlinX and Prozac: Feel free to begin your game in the Quarter-Final as it has no effect on the other Round of 8 players. It would be awesome if you could post the stream-time/Vod later too like you did before. GL in your match.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Winsanity on March 18, 2015, 06:21:25 PM
Me and Jaja are planning to play tomorrow. I don't believe either of us streams. So we'll just post here when we get done
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 18, 2015, 08:55:43 PM
Hello, I'm adding an update to the rules:

If a participant encounters a bug while in a match that has a serious impact on the game and believes it gave an unfair advantage to the opponent, the player may request a rematch of that game. The player should contact the opponent and me to tell them that they are requesting a rematch for a bug. Screenshots should be taken if you feel it may be contested by your opponent. I will make a judgement call as to if the bug had an impact on the game and will decide whether or not a rematch is in order. If I decide that it did not, then the game will be counted as a loss for the requester. If I decide that it did, then the game will be replayed (not the match). If the score at the time was 0-1, you will continue as if your opponent had that score, the same is true for all other score variations.

If I am not available at the time you are making this request the game will have to be postponed until I make my decision.

I'm sorry, but this rule will only be applied to the quarter-finals and above since it was not in the original rules. I cannot apply it retroactively.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 18, 2015, 09:02:09 PM
Another close game featuring Hermit vs. 3SOA with a score of 2-1 in favor of Tuna! Congratulations!

(http://i59.tinypic.com/10def6u.png)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 18, 2015, 10:40:51 PM
Video of my game vs Prozac can be found here http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6349452
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 19, 2015, 02:33:46 AM
Video of my game vs Prozac can be found here http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6349452

Awesome, thanks for posting. Very good games in a close series, 2-1 for all matches so far.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 19, 2015, 02:34:46 AM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2qa09rt.png)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 19, 2015, 02:46:33 AM
I have made a ruling regarding 182JaJa182 and Winsanity's match. It has been PM'd to both of you. If you have questions about it please PM me in game or here and I will get back to you ASAP so we can continue with the tournament.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 19, 2015, 01:52:20 PM
Just a heads up guys - tonight is the last night until Sunday when I will be able to complete the finals match. I don't know if you guys will be able to finish up your games today or not, but I wanted to let everyone know.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 19, 2015, 07:31:36 PM
We're scheduled to play in 1 hour
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Winsanity on March 19, 2015, 08:37:20 PM
Jaja won, 2-1 total. The last games were very close. Good luck to everyone left :D
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 19, 2015, 08:40:39 PM
For a FD vs FD that was pretty exciting, ggs man

I really like the idea of Tuna vs Merlin final, sorry in advance if I ruin it :P

I'll be uploading the vids when I get round to it, or if someone wants to commentate I'll happily send them to you!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 19, 2015, 08:55:25 PM
Congratulations to JaJa for advancing in a very close 2-1 game against Winsanity. Thank you for being cooperative and willing to compromise in a situation that must have been frustrating to the both of you. The next match will be JaJa vs Tuna to determine who faces Merlin in the Finals! Good luck to you both!

(http://i60.tinypic.com/537go6.png)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 19, 2015, 09:12:24 PM
Beat Tuna, gg wp
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 19, 2015, 11:17:16 PM
Lost to a very well played MerlinX

ggs vwp

2cov OP (jokes :P)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 19, 2015, 11:33:12 PM
Video of the match vs JaJa can be found here http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6356376

Sorry about no sound for this one - other things were happening that prevented me from using the mic.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 20, 2015, 04:19:19 AM
Thanks to all the participants for competing in my first hosted tournament. We had some bumps along the way but in the end I think it was a great success. Congratulations to MerlinX who won the Finals and 182JaJa182 as our second place winner.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/e8vcp3.png)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 20, 2015, 05:12:35 AM
I will be hosting a 2nd tournament w/ this same format next month, so if you enjoyed this one, keep an eye out on the forums as a description will be posted soon with details and dates.

I will not be sending out invites until the 1st of April, but will post details before that so everyone has a chance to check their calenders and see if they are available.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 20, 2015, 03:02:12 PM
I would like to say thank you to Spuzm for hosting this event and thanks as well to the people that showed up. It was an honor playing with you all.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: MerliniX on March 20, 2015, 03:56:23 PM
Also, fun little deck breakdown for this event if anyone is interested;

Hermit was played 4 times by 4 different players with a 25% winrate.
2FD/SoA was played 4 times by 3 different players with a 75% winrate.
3SoA was played 2 times by 1 player with a 50% winrate.
3OoS was played 2 times by 2 different players with a 50% winrate.
2FD/GI was played 1 time by 1 player with a 0% winrate.
Balanced Golems was played 1 time by 1 player with a 100% winrate.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: goobypls on March 20, 2015, 04:16:39 PM
100% winrate? nerf balance golems pls (https://vsmallfires.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/kappa.png?w=740)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Winsanity on March 20, 2015, 04:50:35 PM
2FD/GI was played 1 time by 1 player with a 0% winrate.

Diiiiiick
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 20, 2015, 05:59:06 PM
100% winrate? nerf balance golems pls (https://vsmallfires.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/kappa.png?w=740)

I think its actually MerlinX who needs to be nerfed :P

And thanks Spuzm this tournament was great!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 21, 2015, 01:40:17 AM
We'll be doing prizes like this: First picks 2 cards from prize pools, second picks 1, first picks 1, second picks 1, first picks 1, etc.

Unless, for the sake of time, you would like to do a random 6/3 split. Both players would have to agree though.

Let me know which you prefer.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 21, 2015, 06:04:37 PM
I've posted my games against Winsanity and Tuna on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClRns90Y0arVZ5JEbUD6_gg/videos

I forgot to record to the replay against Winsanity and the final against MerlinX (the final's on his Merlin's twitch highlights anyway).
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 21, 2015, 09:24:56 PM
Thanks guys for posting your games here. I know at least 1 person was interested in watching. Also thanks Merlin for compiling those statistics on winrate and # of times played, that was interesting too.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament Details
Post by: Spuzm on March 21, 2015, 11:01:53 PM
Prizes have been distributed to Merlin and JaJa. The tournament is now wrapped up completely. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and keep an eye on the tournament board for the upcoming April Top 8 Tournament! Thanks again to all participants.