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Tournament [Feb 10, 2018] Squidboards Splat Series - February 2018 (Battlefy / Squidboards Discord)

Discussion in 'Event & Tournament Listings' started by TheRapture, Jan 26, 2018.

Squidboards Splat Series - February 2018
Posted By TheRapture

Battlefy / Squidboards Discord
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:00 PM
(ends Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 06:00 PM)
Timezone: America/New_York

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  1. TheRapture

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    The Squidboards Splat Series is a monthly Splatoon 2 online tournament series for players of all skill levels. Tournaments are free to enter, and first place receives a prize.

    We're back with our second event of 2018!

    Game & Region
    Splatoon 2
    International
    Prize: $100 USD (for first place)


    Date & Time
    Saturday, February 10th, 2018
    1:00 PM EST
    (Check-in: 12:00 PM EST)


    Format
    4v4 -- Round-Robin Group Stage -> Single-Elimination Brackets
    Three Brackets - Top Cut (Alpha), Middle (Beta), Bottom (Gamma)
    Pre-Made Teams


    Tune in on InkTV!

    To enter (click below):
    Register on Battlefy
    Join the SQ Discord


    Previous Events:
    Squidboards Splat Series - September 2017
    Squidboards Splat Series - October 2017

    Squidboards Splat Series - November 2017
    Squidboards Splat Series - January 2018


    REGISTRATION CLOSES 12 HOURS BEFORE EVENT START TIME.

    Format

    • 4v4 Round-Robin Group Stage into Single-Elimination Bracket
      • In Group Stage, all teams will be placed into groups. Each team will play the other teams in their group once. The teams with the best results per group will advance to bracket.
    • Best of 3 sets in Group Stage. Best of 5 sets in Bracket. Best of 7 set in Grand Finals.

    Roster and Entry

    • Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 players.
    • Teams are allowed up to 2 substitutes for a total of 6 players maximum.
    • All players, main or substitute, must be on your Battlefy roster to be eligible to play and their in-game names MUST match their names on the Battlefy roster.
    • Players' in-game names must match their tag as it appears on their Battlefy roster.
    • Teams are allowed to substitute players at any time between games.
    • Teams are allowed to play with less than four players if they cannot field four players.
    • Players are not allowed to be listed for more than one team or use another player's account. Doing so will result in disqualification of both teams involved.
    • Teams/players are allowed to stream their own matches if they are not on the main tournament stream, but do so at their own risk of potential stream sniping.
    • Teams must check-in before bracket begins.

    Bracket Procedure


    • After check-in is complete, the bracket will be finalized and published. Teams can view this on the bracket itself and on their Match Dashboard.
    • For all your current matches, you can check the Match Dashboard and/or the bracket itself.
    • Please use the Battlefy match chat to communicate with the other team. Go to your active match (on the tournament page, your Match Dashboard, or the bracket itself) and use the chat on the match reporting page. If the other team doesn't respond, let us know on Discord.
    • Team Captains will be pinged in Discord to play their matches. All teams must be in the SQ Discord. Once you're in Discord, have your Team Captain get the captain role by going to the #bot text channel and typing !rank Team Captains
    • If you are a Free Agent You can head over to #bot and type !rank Free Agent to give yourself the Free Agent role. Use this to find other Free Agents to team with, or Captains to find players to fill your teams with.
    • Matches must start within ten minutes of becoming active on the bracket.
    • Teams that fail to start their match, show their activity, ping staff, or otherwise within the first ten minutes will receive a game loss. Another five minute failure to show will result in a disqualification.
    • Captains must report their scores on Battlefy immediately following a victory. Staff will ping any team failing to do so. Please work with us in #CaptainsChat if you have trouble reporting your scores.
    • Teams that do not communicate via Battlefy match chat or Discord will be considered inactive/unavailable/no-showed and risk disqualification.
    • Teams risk having their results voided and risk disqualification if they do not report their scores following a victory.

    Substitutions


    • Teams have a maximum of three minutes to complete a voluntary substitution.
    • Teams have a maximum of five minutes to complete a non-voluntary substitution or any substitution resulted from a player changed due to connection issues.
    • All subsequent substitutions in the same set are allowed a maximum of two minutes.

    Maps, Modes, and Weapons/Gear


    • All weapon and gear combinations are legal.
    • All maps and modes are legal, except Turf War. Turf War will not be played.
    • Maps and modes for each round will be pre-determined by the tournament organizers. A map/mode list will be made available one week prior to the event start date. This list will be posted on the event page and in #Maps-and-Modes in the Squidboards Discord server.

    Lag, Disconnections, and Cheating


    • Teams are allowed one disconnection replay per tournament. A replay can be called if one of the following criteria is met:
      1. If neither team has gotten the objective to 50 or below within the first two minutes.
      2. If a DC occurs within the first minute.
      3. If a disconnection occurs, the team impacted must stop play immediately.
    • If a replay is called for, the team asking for a replay must provide a screenshot showing that one of these points are met and that a replay actually did occur (noted by a black icon on the top of the screen).
    • Teams are allowed to request admin assistance if a player(s) is lagging to the point of detrimentally affecting tournament play, and that player will be forced to substitute out if the game cannot continue due to lag.
    • Players are not allowed to use cheats, intentional exploits, or third-party programs in tournament play. Doing so will result in immediate disqualification.
    • Teams are encouraged to screenshot their victories in case their is a match dispute.
    Maps and Gamemodes will be published the week of the event and will be available on Discord.


    All decisions are up to TO discretion.
     
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    Have you played on a team that finished third in your group and barely missed making the top cut bracket?

    What about a team that finished towards the bottom of your group and you're looking for a chance to redeem yourself?

    Introducing the tiered bracket system!!!!

    Here's how this will work:
    -We'll start off the tourney with the group stage, as per usual. That part will not change at all.
    -After group stage, teams will be separated into one of three (dependent on sign-ups, it could be two or it could be more) brackets based on group placement:
    • Top 32 --> Move on to Alpha bracket (a new name for the top 32 cut we've seen before, it is not any different otherwise)
    • Middle 32 --> Move on to Beta bracket (the middle ground for teams that finish third or fourth in their group)
    • Bottom 32 --> Move on to Gamma bracket (for teams that finish 5th or 6th in their group)

    Depending on sign-ups, the above scenario will be adjusted, and there is no guarantee there will be a clean cut for the Beta or Gamma brackets. But we are testing this out in hopes that teams can get additional matches in and a chance at redemption if you don't perform as well as you'd like during the group stage!
     
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    Hey there, everybody! Your friendly neighborhood SQ Organizer with some clarification on how we seed our events. We just felt the need to clarify how teams are going to be seeded in our event so we make sure everyone is on the same page.

    To begin for the Group Stage, we start by pulling rankings directly from the most up-to-date SplatStats Ranking. This allows us to get a starting point for a few teams, and then we go from there down the list. Teams that don't have SplatStats rankings in the most recent week are normally placed below the teams that do have rankings and are assigned random numbers.

    Teams are then hand-ranked by the TOs using discretion where necessary. In some cases in blocks, SplatStats is used as it is written, but most of the time there are considerable changes between the SplatStats Rankings and the top 20 seeds of the tournament. We spend adequate time in this process and run over the entire list 2-3 times before we feel satisfied. The teams who don't have ranks are placed at random at the bottom of the list.

    After the initial seeding list is complete, we place teams into pools accordingly for 1-32 (note that 1-32 would also apply to 33-64 and 65-96, we just aren't showing all the way down the list.)

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    From here, we input the group letters corresponding to the teams as they appear on Battlefy. NOTE: Battlefy does not let us seed teams within a group, instead, they appear within the group to be "seeded alphabetically."

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    After the Group Stage is complete, the placements of each team with respect to their group are used to determine their seeding in the bracket. Teams are seeded accordingly:
    (Note that in the following image, A1 represents the 1st place team in Group A. For Beta and Gamma brackets, Seed 1 would be A3 and A5, respectively, for example)

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    This seeding system makes sense because of the style which we seeded the groups. Ideally, the first place team in Group A would have been 1st Seed in the tournament, and the second place team in Group A would have been the 32nd Seed in the tournament. However, Team A2 is actually the 31st Seed in this bracket so that the two Group A representatives do not play each other in the first round of the bracket. The First Round Matches appear as follows:
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    This Setup prevents inter-group matchups from happening until Finals, while maintaining bracket seeding only based off of definite criteria. Unfortunately, we cannot pre-program Battlefy to put these teams in the bracket automatically, and this takes time, which is what we do while we tell you to go on break for a little while.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask us below or in our Discord Server's sqss_helpdesk, or by DMing Jordan or myself on Discord. Good luck, and we hope you can join us next Saturday!
     

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