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Title: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on March 22, 2015, 12:49:07 PM
This post is for the rules, dates/time, and updates regarding the 2nd Top 8 Tournament that will be hosted this month on the Global Server by Spuzm.

Expected Finish Date of Tournament: April 20th - April 26th, 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.

There will be 3 Rounds (4v4, 2v2, 1v1) and will most likely be played over 4-6 days or as fast as players can organize and play their games. Pairings will be posted as soon as I have a confirmed list of participants and then those players are free to play their games when they choose, preferably as quickly as possible.

*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 there 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.
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.

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.

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. (Minor Bugs that had minimal impact on the game WILL NOT be replayed, also if a player was about to lose a game and the bug was irrelevant to the outcome, a rematch WILL NOT be played).
If a player disconnects in the middle of a match in a losing position (This will be judged on a case by case basis) they will be given a game loss (to prevent disconnecting to prevent a loss). If a player disconnects in a neutral/winning position the game will be replayed. This, again, will be judged on a case by case basis.
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.

Prize Pool: Packs - Provided by Teremus
Break Down for prizes: 5 Packs to 1st, 3 Packs to 2nd *Subject to change

Donated Prizes/Entrance Fees Paid:
Current confirmed players: Merlin, Sakuya, JaJa (Maybe), Helios, Prozac, Tuna, GoldPheonix, Wham, Winsanity
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on March 22, 2015, 02:02:26 PM
I would like to do this again - was fun last time.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 22, 2015, 02:43:11 PM
I'd also be interested in doing this again :)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Winsanity on March 22, 2015, 04:47:15 PM
I'd also like to join in. Maybe I'll be better prepared for this one  :P
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on March 27, 2015, 07:57:23 PM
Official Invites Will be sent out April 1st to give adequate time to know for sure if you can make it. Invitees will have until April 10th to accept before I send out the next batch of invites. So on April 1st, if you've expressed interest, Keep an eye open for an invite either on here or in-game.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on March 28, 2015, 01:25:45 AM
I wanna try again, see if I can get past round one XD
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on March 31, 2015, 01:32:22 AM
If anyone has ideas for the prize pool let me know. We can do the same as we did last time, but I don't think that's really sustainable if I do this every month. Anyway, any idea is appreciated.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Winsanity on April 02, 2015, 08:03:57 PM
I'll send you a response when I actually get home, but I'm in for sure
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Teremus on April 02, 2015, 11:38:19 PM
If anyone has ideas for the prize pool let me know. We can do the same as we did last time, but I don't think that's really sustainable if I do this every month. Anyway, any idea is appreciated.

Shoot me an email to Marketing@lightmare.com.au

I gotchu kuvured.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Interesting_Socks on April 02, 2015, 11:46:40 PM
If anyone has ideas for the prize pool let me know. We can do the same as we did last time, but I don't think that's really sustainable if I do this every month. Anyway, any idea is appreciated.

Shoot me an email to Marketing@lightmare.com.au

I gotchu kuvured.

<3
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 03, 2015, 07:46:57 AM
If anyone has ideas for the prize pool let me know. We can do the same as we did last time, but I don't think that's really sustainable if I do this every month. Anyway, any idea is appreciated.

Shoot me an email to Marketing@lightmare.com.au

I gotchu kuvured.

I sent you one Teremus. Thank you for taking an interest in this event. It's awesome.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 06, 2015, 07:25:31 PM
Would I be able to ask for a ruling on a card/card interaction I plan on using in this tournament in advance, privately?

Just want to be certain that it would not be considered a bug or anything, but also don't want everyone to know what I plan on playing either.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 08, 2015, 08:42:49 PM
If anyone has ideas for the prize pool let me know. We can do the same as we did last time, but I don't think that's really sustainable if I do this every month. Anyway, any idea is appreciated.

Shoot me an email to Marketing@lightmare.com.au

I gotchu kuvured.

Hey, Teremus. Just following up to see if you received my email. I will send a follow-up soon in case it did not get to you.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Teremus on April 10, 2015, 08:51:48 AM
Hey there Spuzm, yes I just checked and I did get it. I'm a little backed up atm so I'll get to it as quickly as possible, likely tomorrow.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Winsanity on April 11, 2015, 04:58:04 AM
I'm gonna have to back out of the tourney. Sorry for the short notice.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Interesting_Socks on April 13, 2015, 06:02:41 PM
I'm probably gonna have to back out as well :/

Got told today that I'm working abroad for the next two weeks, starting Wednesday...

I'm free today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. But I doubt that fits everyone's schedule.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 15, 2015, 11:08:32 AM
That's ok Jaja. I'm still looking for two more people anyway + some other stuff. I'll just mark you down as a maybe then and look for a replacement.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 15, 2015, 11:14:30 AM
If you are Diamond Ranked and want to enter this tournament message me through the forums or give me a tell in game. We need 3 more and we can start the games.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: niadra on April 15, 2015, 04:39:23 PM
Well since you seem to be at a deficit of worthy opposition I suppose I could fill a spot if needed.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 16, 2015, 04:27:37 PM
Well since you seem to be at a deficit of worthy opposition I suppose I could fill a spot if needed.

Cool. If the last invites I sent out are not responded to Ill give you the spot. Also, stalling a bit for teremus to see if he can find the time to follow up on our conversation so we can confirm prizes.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Teremus on April 17, 2015, 12:10:33 AM
Message sent.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 17, 2015, 10:45:38 AM
If you need someone else, i would be happy to play in this tournament
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 18, 2015, 02:01:04 PM
Hey guys. As soon as the roster gets filled and I confirm the players we can start. I had some delays getting 8 people, but I pretty much made it open invite to fill the last spots so we can start soon.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 18, 2015, 02:02:29 PM
Message sent.

Thanks Teremus. I just checked and I see it. I'll reply now.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 18, 2015, 02:11:05 PM
If you need someone else, i would be happy to play in this tournament

Awesome. I'll mark you down.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 18, 2015, 02:16:01 PM
We have 8 now, I'll just confirm everyone is ready to play and then I'll make the bracket.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 18, 2015, 02:23:03 PM
I'm ready :D
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: wham on April 18, 2015, 02:40:50 PM
Looking forward to a fun competition
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 18, 2015, 06:59:51 PM
I'm ready :D

If you have contact w/ helios and sakuya outside the game could you ask them for me? I sent a message to all the participants but I havent seen them on in a while.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Best Sakuya NA on April 18, 2015, 07:43:57 PM
Merlin sent me here, I'm around from the 20th to the 26th and would be up for another tournament. Last one was fun.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 19, 2015, 06:43:09 AM
Ready  :)
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: TheRealTuna on April 19, 2015, 11:45:35 AM
Ready ready
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 19, 2015, 10:27:09 PM
Just waiting for Helios to confirm and Winsanity and then I will post a bracket.
If anyone sees them on if you can let them know we are good to go and if they are good as well we can get going.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 20, 2015, 03:41:16 AM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2yw7rwh.png)

Here's the bracket! Play your games as soon as you and your opponent find a convenient time and please read the rules before you play so there are no problems and have fun as well.

If you can't get in contact of your opponent by this Friday (and I haven't heard from them), please contact me and I will either find a substitute or just issue a game win.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 20, 2015, 11:18:31 AM
Win - if you are able to be around tonight for our match we can get the ball rolling on this. I will be on around 6pm EST.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on April 20, 2015, 12:34:30 PM
When are you around Phoenix?
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 20, 2015, 12:46:57 PM
Hello Helios, i can play 6 hours after this post, can you play at that time?
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on April 20, 2015, 01:42:01 PM
Sure
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 20, 2015, 01:56:51 PM
Perfect, see y later
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 20, 2015, 06:38:50 PM
Hey Helios, can i add you in game for the invite?
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on April 20, 2015, 07:24:41 PM
Helios 2-0 vs GoldenPhoenix.

Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Winsanity on April 21, 2015, 01:09:59 AM
Game is over. Merlin rekt me 2-0 haaarrrrrddddd
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 21, 2015, 01:49:46 AM
Video of my match vs Winsanity can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6574557
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: goobypls on April 21, 2015, 02:13:40 AM
rita pls lol
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Best Sakuya NA on April 21, 2015, 04:59:44 PM
2 draws and 1 win for Wham over Best Sakuya NA currently. Wham is unsure if we should continue to play best of 1s until we get 2 total wins for either player, or if the current score gives them a win for this match.

Will wait for a response until then.

Edit: We played out the extra matches just in case, and the total went from

2 Draws
1 Win Wham

to

2 Draws
2 Win Wham
1 Win Best Sakuya NA

So in either ruling, Wham advances. GGs in general.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 21, 2015, 08:19:19 PM
Thanks everyone for posting your match results. Will post updated bracket soon.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 21, 2015, 08:22:12 PM
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Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 22, 2015, 02:03:43 AM
I won a very tight Bo3 2-1 vs Wham.

Video can be found here: http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6579718
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: wham on April 22, 2015, 02:43:47 AM
I won a very tight Bo3 2-1 vs Wham.

Video can be found here: http://www.twitch.tv/merlinix/c/6579718
Don't listen to him, the 1st game was close but he ended up crushing me.

also: lesson learned: always pack hermit removal
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 22, 2015, 10:37:42 AM
Tuna and Prozac should play their game soon.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: TheRealTuna on April 22, 2015, 03:14:39 PM
Spoke to Prozac yesterday, we'll play our match today
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: TheRealTuna on April 22, 2015, 08:22:42 PM
Prozac takes it 2-0, 3p DoD Morale vs. 2p CoV 1p FD, ggs!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 22, 2015, 09:01:08 PM
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Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 23, 2015, 06:48:31 PM
As soon as Helios and Prozac finish the Semi-finals we will start the long awaited Final round! GL to the remaining players.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 23, 2015, 07:05:30 PM
Teremus and I are working out what Lightmare can do to help contribute to the prizepool this tournament and all the top 8 (and maybe top 16) tournaments to come (one a month hopefully)! We are looking for a sustainable way to reward the winners of these tournaments each month.

I'm working on a point system that would work by winners getting "tournament points" and the higher your points, the more likely you are to be invited to the next tournament as well as at the end of the season, you will get prizes based on the amount of points you have. (This will take a while to implement, maybe not next tournament, but the one after that). I have a skeleton of this system already in the works and am really excited about it.

If anyone has ideas or can donate cards to take some of the strain off me I'd be greatly appreciative. As of now, until teremus gets back to me, I will be funding this month's prize pool alone. If you have any unused legends/epics/rares/premiums that you would be willing to donate to this/or the point system prizepool, please send me a message here on the forums and I will get back to you.

Thank you all for being patient while I got the people necessary to start and finishing your games in a very timely manner! I'm proud that this tournament is going so well and thank you again for participating. I hope you are all enjoying yourselves.

Also, one last thing. Please do not be afraid to give feedback about the tournament, negative or positive. I love constructive criticism so I can improve future tournaments and make the experience better for all of us!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on April 23, 2015, 07:59:29 PM
Prozac wins 3dod vs hermit 2-1-1 to him. Super close games XD
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 23, 2015, 10:10:20 PM
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Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 23, 2015, 10:16:04 PM
An update on the prizepool. Teremus has been very helpful and generous and said on behalf of Lightmare they would sponsor this tournament and possibly future tournaments as well!

Teremus will be taking care of the prize distribution which will be packs.

Congratulations to our finalists. After you have played the final match get in touch with me and I will email Teremus with the results at which time he will send you the packs.

I hope to keep these tournaments going in the future and maybe one day do a 16 man to allow a larger portion of the community to participate.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: MerliniX on April 23, 2015, 11:14:14 PM
Prozac smashed me in the finals. Video will be up a little later.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: HeliosAFlame on April 23, 2015, 11:21:27 PM
Congratulations to prozac for personally smashing 3 of the top 6 with 3 dod :P.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Interesting_Socks on April 24, 2015, 05:26:52 AM
I'm working on a point system that would work by winners getting "tournament points" and the higher your points, the more likely you are to be invited to the next tournament as well as at the end of the season, you will get prizes based on the amount of points you have. (This will take a while to implement, maybe not next tournament, but the one after that). I have a skeleton of this system already in the works and am really excited about it.

http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/tour/rules

You could do something like that ^ (their points system is at the bottom of the page)

Also congratulations to Prozac!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: GoldPhoenix90 on April 28, 2015, 05:39:36 AM
Great Job Prozac! Congratulations!!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 28, 2015, 08:22:46 PM
Hey Merlin. Did Teremus get in contact? Just making sure.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 28, 2015, 08:25:06 PM
I'll be posting a new thread w/ the tournament details for the May edition of the Top 8 Tournament so keep an eye open. If you have played in the previous two you will have priority, just post a message on the thread and I will add you to the roster.

I may open it up this month or next and try to do a 16 man tournament if there's enough interest so keep an eye open for that too.

Thanks for all the help and support I got doing this and as soon as we finish up prize payout and logistics for next month's tournament I will post again.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on April 28, 2015, 08:27:59 PM
Also one more thanks to Teremus and Lightmare for helping this "Top 8" project with its prize pool and for Teremus to take time out of his busy schedule to get involved in these community events!

Thanks for taking an interest!
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Teremus on April 28, 2015, 09:36:51 PM
Yes I've been in contact with Merlin/Prozac already.

You're very welcome, I'm trying to do more with what I have lol.
Title: Re: "Top 8" Tournament April Edition
Post by: Spuzm on May 02, 2015, 02:34:19 AM
Keep an eye out this coming week for the May edition of the Top 8 tournament. If you would like to play again I usually will ask people who post on the thread or who have been in a previous tournament.