Welcome to the tenth(!!!) Giant Bomb US community Starcraft II tournament!
Considering it's been awhile since you've had a tournament, I've decided to host one for you guys.
This tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you're welcome to come spectate even if you're not participating.
Hall of Fame:
Decided to create a Hall of Fame to commemorate the past winners.
US Giant Bomb Community Tournament winners:
- #1(beta): Domorin(T)
- #2(beta): Domorin(T)
- #3(beta): Domorin(T)
- #4: Sixghost(Z)
- #5: Domorin(R)
- #6: Synystyr(T)
- #7: Cryptic(P)
- #8: Wil(P)
- #9: Haffy(Z)
- #10: CommanderCup(P)
- The tournament will be played in a double elimination format. This means you'll have to lose twice in order to be eliminated.
- The semi-final(Losers's bracket and Winner's bracket) and final matches will be played as a Best-of-3.
- If a player drops from a match, he may request a rematch, assuming the match was relatively even.
- No cheating or use of exploits is allowed.
- Spectating other people's matches is allowed, assuming you don't have to play a match yourself. But please be courteous enough to leave if a player experiences lag due to a large number of spectators.
- - Typhon Peaks
- - Shattered Temple
- - Shakuras Plateau
- - Backwater Gulch
- - Xel'Naga Caverns.
- - Tal'Darim Altar LE
- - Terminus RE
+ Map to play on will be determined by elimination. Each player will eliminate one map each until only one map remains to play on. (You can also just come to a consensus together on which map you want to play on)
+ In the Best-of-3's in the semi-final and final the loser gets to pick the map after the first game.
How to sign up:
Reply in this thread saying you'd like to enter. Official sign-ups will be at the start of the tournament in order to eliminate no-shows and to keep the number of Bye's to a minimum.
Posting your B.net ID and character code might also be a good idea. This'll allow me and the other participants to add you now, rather than the day of the tournament. This'll save some time and hassle.
You also need anUS Battle.net accountin order to participate. (Or a time pass in case you're from Europe and don't have a US account)
I´m also making it a requirement for everyone to sign up using their own Challonge account. The advantage of this is that you´ll be able to report the outcome of your matches yourself, rather than waiting for me to update the brackets.
You can sign up for a free Challonge account here.
The sign up page is now live! Go here to sign up.
The tournament is going to start on Saturday July 9th, 1:00PM CDT(Central US), 2:00PM EST(East Coast US), 11:00AM PDT(Pacific Coast US), 20:00PM CEST(Central Europe)
If you're not sure about the timezones, check here. (Also let me know if I made a mistake)
Sign-ups will be open until 1:00PM CDT / 2:00PM EST / 11:00AM PDT / 20:00PM CEST. This means you should arrive/sign up before those times, otherwise you won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate. Arriving 5 minutes before the given time will be more than enough time to sign up.
I'll post the sign-up page on the day of the tournament. Bracket will be posted after sign-ups are closed.
Remember to join the 'giantbomb' channel on Battle.net once the tournament has started.
Giant Bomb user Vic_Ramen has volunteered again to stream and commentate some matches. He could still use a co-commentator, so if you're interested, send him a message. Other streamers are also very welcome.
You can find Vic_Ramen's stream here.
Moztacular will also be streaming, you can find his stream here.
Giant Bomb ID - B.net ID + character code
Thule - Thule #469
DG991 - drizzt #550
EkajArmstro - EkajArmstro #769
Hemlock - Hemlock #695
SJSchmidt93 - Stalorne #994
crypticsc - Cryptic #528
BigAT - BigAT #908
Menseguez - SaltTomato #588
Bwast - walrus #540
thejamster - James #864
KingTony - KingTony #405
commandercup - CommanderCup #463
memphis - SelectStar - #960
Harmonic - Harmonic #803
ZeroFanatic - ZeroFanatic #868
Psych - Psych #265
ProjektGill - SSG #559
Hennet_sim - Hennet #582
GL HF HB!