SCA Open $450 in Prizes

SCA Open $450 in Prizes

SCA Open $450 in Prizes

Thread started by Rake on Tuesday, 3:31pm August 17th with 65 replies. Views: 9,903

Rake

72 posts

3:31pm Aug 17th 10 and edited 2:10pm Sep 7th 10

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Prizes

www.steelseries.com.au
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1st:
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$100 Cash
1x SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/mice/xai_laser/information)
1x SteelSeries Zboard for StarCraft II (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/partners/starcraft_2)

2nd:
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1x SteelSeries 4H Headset (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/audio/4h/information)
1x SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition StarCraft II mousepad (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/partners/starcraft_2)


3rd:
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1x SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/mice/kinzu_optical/information)
1x SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition StarCraft II mousepad (http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/partners/starcraft_2)
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Information:
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www.StarCraftAus.com is a new site aiming to bring more competitions to Australia and New Zealand and foster a friendly and competitive community. To launch the site we are hosting a 6-8 week long, multi-stage tournament that aims to allow both new and experienced players to compete in a fun and exciting environment. We also aim to provide many exciting matches for spectators to enjoy.
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Format:
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The SCA open will be a three(3) stage tournament.

  • Series of mini-tournaments (Best of three(3))
  • Top 32 Single Elimination (Best of three(3))
  • Top 8 Double Elimination(Best of five(5))

The mini-tournaments qualifiers will run over one(1) or three(3) days. They will run from Monday to Wednesday, Thursday to Saturday and Sundays. Each set of dates will have will have multiple groups running at the same time. The winner of each mini-competition will advance to the single elimination RO32. Players are able to enter as many mini-tournaments as they wish until they qualify but need to be available for all dates of the mini-tournament.

The single elimination stage aims to bring out the cream of the crop and get the best 8 players from the remaining players and pit them in an intense fight for those vital positions.

The double elimination stage is where things get real. We are left with only the best players fighting to show they are Australia's and New Zealand's best. Double elimination is one of the most competitive formats and offers the best matches for spectators and competitors, we will be aiming to get as many of these games casted as possible so everyone can enjoy them.
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Seeded Players:
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The top8 seeds will advance directly to the RO32. (Listed in alphabetical order)

[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2cx6s9k.jpg[/img] Azz
[img]http://i35.tinypic.com/1088axi.jpg[/img] Glade
[img]http://i35.tinypic.com/15711mb.jpg[/img] KJH
[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2cx6s9k.jpg[/img] Kowi
[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2cx6s9k.jpg[/img] Legonaire
[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2cx6s9k.jpg[/img] Pinder
[img]http://i35.tinypic.com/1088axi.jpg[/img] Shuffle
[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2cx6s9k.jpg[/img] Stroggos
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Casters
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Rules:
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  • All players must save a replay for their games in case of a dispute.
  • Tools to auto-save replays: Batch File SC2gear
  • Spectators are allowed if agreed upon by both players.
  • If one player does not agree to the spectator they should not be harassed for it and the spectator will not be allowed.
  • A screenshot of the agreement to allow the spectator will be required in the case of a dispute to prove the agreement.
  • Any spectators causing a game to be laggy should leave without being asked as to not disturb the players.
  • Any spectators watching the game should conduct themselves appropriately especially in the cases of casted games. If a caster deems your behavior to be inappropriate as spectator they have the right to ask you to leave.
  • In appropriate behavior includes but is not limited to: Excessive swearing, insulting players, racist comments and chat spam.
  • Unsportsmanlike like conduct, abusing your opponent, excessive swearing and racist comments during or between matches may result in removal from the competition or bans from future tournaments.
  • There are no skill level exclusions (Bronze upto Diamond players are welcome to enter).
  • The winner of each single elimination and double eliminations stage game need to send the replays for the games to [email protected] with a clear identifier of what match the replay is for.
  • Both players must report the result of matches on the forums match discussion section in the appropriate thread.
  • If only one(1) player reports a result it will be assumed to be correct.
  • If you want to dispute a reported result you should report the result with "Disputing" in your post as well as emailing [email protected] with your dispute to help resolve it quickly.
  • For most disputes you will need to provide a replay and if there were spectators proof of agreement to allow them
  • Results should be reported in following format to make it easier for admins to quickly assess "Winner <score> > Loser <score>" e.g Rake 2 > XiShNiK 1
  • Players must be registered on the StarCraftAus forums to compete.
  • Players are responsible for organising their matches
  • Players will allow casters listed in casters section as well as admins to spectate their games if

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Map Pool:
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(2) Blistering Sands
(2) Scrap Station
(2) Steppes of War
(2) Xel'Naga Caverns
(4) Kulas Ravine
(4) Lost Temple
(4) Metalopolis
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Map Selection
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Mini-Tournaments Qualifiers (Bo3):
www.starcraftaus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18

Single Elimination Stage (Bo3):
For the single elimination stage the players take turn eliminating maps until three(3) remain. The lower seed begins the process eliminating the first map. Once three(3) maps remain the higher seed chooses the starting map from the remaining map pool. The loser of the first map will choose the second map from the remaining map pool. If needed the last map from the pool will be played as a decider.

Double Elimination (Bo5):
For the single elimination stage the players take turn eliminating maps until five(5) remain. The lower seed begins the process eliminating the first map. Once five(5) maps remain the higher seed chooses the starting map from the remaining map pool. After the first map the loser chooses the next map from the remaining pool.
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Important Dates:
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Sign Ups Open: Tuesday 17th August
Sign Ups Close: Friday 3rd September
Tournament Begins: Monday 6th September
Mini-Tournaments Rounds Completed: Sunday 19th September
Single Elimination Stage Begins: Monday 20th September
Single Elimination Stage Completed: Sunday 26th September
Double Elimination Stage Begins: Monday 27th September
Tournament Completion: Sunday 17th October
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Match Organisation:
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Mini-Tournament Qualifiers:
To try and smooth this stage as it will be a quick fire tournament players will need to use IRC to make communication easier. For players who do not use IRC the main page has a direct link to IRC via mibbit which you can use. For players with an IRC client details for IRC are:

IRC Details:
Mibbit Web Client Direct Link
Direct Link IRC
Server: irc.gamesurge.net
Channel: #starcraftaus

Single Elimination and Double Elimination:
For the large part players will be responsible for sorting their matches. However admins will be available to help smooth these games and aim to resolve time conflicts as best as possible. Any difficulties in contacting your opponent should be addressed ASAP.

For the semi-finals and grand-finals the admin team will step up communication with players to ensure games can be casted.
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Want To Help?:
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We will be seeking both helpful community members who wish to aid in the administration of the tournament, as well as casters who want to cast as many of the matches as possible. If you think you fill either of these categories we would love to hear from you either by contacting Rake on IRC or by email at [email protected] To help us ensure your reliable when contacting us please provide us with a little bit of information about yourself.
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Brackets:
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SCA Open Qualifier #1 (Mon 6th to Wed 8th)
SCA Open Qualifier #2 (Thur 9th to Sat 11th)
SCA Open Qualifier #3 (Sunday 12th)
SCA Open Qualifier #4 (Mon 13th to Wed 15th)
SCA Open Qualifier #5 (Thur 16th to Sat 18th)
SCA Open Qualifier #6 (Sunday 19th)
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Rhodan

83 posts

5:27pm Aug 17th 10

Sounds good man, Heading over to sign up now

Tenzuuu

116 posts

5:49pm Aug 17th 10

I would love to sign up, I am however to lazy to register to yet another forum.

Tenz.360 / Zerg / Diamond.

Can also cast / stream with ArchaicMSI TV.

TAdeL

830 posts

6:06pm Aug 17th 10

Goes for too long o.O don't wanna make the commitment.

Rake

72 posts

6:13pm Aug 17th 10

@Saint would love to have you play but the forum will probably be one of the key points of communication hence the requirement to register.

@del'Naga understandable hopefully if this goes well will aim to have shorter tournaments in the future, the main aim of this one is to build interest. The double elimination stage with it taking up quite a lot of the time and its only for the top 8. Most of these details are preliminary details but I don't think I can shorten the tournament unless players are able to commit to getting a lot of the games played close together which in the elim rounds is difficult with one slow round holding things up.

Sephyre

109 posts

6:24pm Aug 17th 10

2 months is beastly.

Should be interesting

sAint.

32 posts

8:40pm Aug 17th 10

No prize pool for this?

Rake

72 posts

10:26pm Aug 17th 10

We are hoping to be able to offer prizes but atm there is no prizes being offered

Genome

66 posts

12:10am Aug 18th 10

Prizes would probably be a smart way to keep people interested, and to stop them flaking out halfway through. Also the way to get top players interested and generate the awesome replays you're after.

TAdeL

830 posts

1:16am Aug 18th 10

I strongly suggest you rethink the format, as letting people organise it themselves over such a long period and without a prize to motivate them there will be a lot of walkovers and no-shows.

Unstable87

114 posts

1:57am Aug 18th 10


I strongly suggest you rethink the format, as letting people organise it themselves over such a long period and without a prize to motivate them there will be a lot of walkovers and no-shows.

Quote from deL'Naga on the 18th of August 2010

I couldnt agree with this more. There will be heaps of walkovers for this if this is the format. player A can play days a,b,c player B can play days d,e,f during the week. what happens? headaches like this are detrimental to esports as a whole Perhaps a series of weekly knockout tournaments to establish top 32? eg 6 tournaments run every week top 4 (random numbers off top of my head i kno it doesnt work out.) go to finals? just a thought. that way it would eliminate walkovers as people who couldnt play on the day wouldnt bother signing up.

Rake

72 posts

11:59am Aug 18th 10

The feedback is greatly appreciated and I can agree these are big issues. I am currently looking at some ideas that may help make it easier for people to properly meet their commitments.

1- Will offer at minimum a $100 for the winner
2- The top 8 seeded players will advance directly to the single elimination portion of the tournament
3- Pool stage replaced with quick fire single elimination tournaments
* Entrants have to select preferred times to play
* Either Sunday one day comp, Mon-Wed three day comp or Thu-Sat three day comp
* Can only enter in once
* Multiple groups can play on each day with groups number of groups dependent on entrants
* Winner (and possibly runner-up depends on format and sign ups)
4- Making the Single elimination and Double elimination games have set times (Don't know if this is needed or not)

Thoughts, feedback and alternate suggestions are all welcome

Unstable87

114 posts

12:27pm Aug 18th 10


The feedback is greatly appreciated and I can agree these are big issues. I am currently looking at some ideas that may help make it easier for people to properly meet their commitments.

1- Will offer at minimum a $100 for the winner
2- The top 8 seeded players will advance directly to the single elimination portion of the tournament
3- Pool stage replaced with quick fire single elimination tournaments
* Entrants have to select preferred times to play
* Either Sunday one day comp, Mon-Wed three day comp or Thu-Sat three day comp
* Can only enter in once
* Multiple groups can play on each day with groups number of groups dependent on entrants
* Winner (and possibly runner-up depends on format and sign ups)
4- Making the Single elimination and Double elimination games have set times (Don't know if this is needed or not)

Thoughts, feedback and alternate suggestions are all welcome

Quote from Rake on the 18th of August 2010

Sounds Good! May i suggest that you allow people to enter multiple times but if they place high enough to make it to Ro32 that then they arent allowed to? keeps the player pool high and after the first few tournies gives a chance for the up and comers to make an apearance!

Rake

72 posts

12:57pm Aug 18th 10

Yeah that is fair enough a lot will depend on the amount of interest and the size of the each group. My other concern is the amount of interest that will be shown towards the 3day comps that run during the week. I have put a thread up on our forums to allow players to show interest about the format change: http://www.starcraftaus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13

Its main aim is to see when people will be able to play. If there is sufficient interest I believe this format will be easier for both the admin team and players, with players needing to commit to less dates if it doesn't fit their availabilities and less players to chase between dates.

Rake

72 posts

3:05pm Aug 18th 10

We will most likely go with the mini tournaments to replace the pool stage. This does however mean I need to update people who have already registered. You can either re-post in the forums or PM me through CG or on IRC. Sorry about the inconvenience http://www.starcraftaus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12

New details:
We are replacing the pool stage with a series of mini-tournaments. Tournaments would be of the following format:

  • Single Elimination
  • Sunday games one day competitions starting 1pm
  • Monday to Wednesday and Thursday to Saturday competitions start from 8pm (Saturday games may be played earlier)
  • Players that earn a position in RO32 are no longer allowed to play in tournaments
  • Groups per date will be dictated based on interest
  • Run between Monday 6th September and Sunday 19th September


We are also intending to offer at least $100 for the overall winner of the tournament as well as giving the top8 seeds direct entrants to the main single elimination stage allowing them to bypass the mini tournament stage.