Welcome to the eleventh Giant Bomb US community Starcraft II tournament!
It's been awhile since there's been a tournament and VicRamen asked me to host another one, so you can thank him for this one. Also, I'm sorry there haven't been any new EU tournaments yet(for the EU players reading this) but I promise I'll host another EU tourney for you guys soon.
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)
- #11: Shibbxyz(Z)
- 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.
- Antiga Shipyard
- Nerazim Crypt
- Abyssal Caverns
- Shakuras Plateau
- Tal'Darim Altar LE
- The Shattered Temple
- Typhon Peaks
+ 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:
Sign-up page is now live! Sign up here.
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Official sign-ups will be done via the Challonge website on the day of the tournament itself. This is done to eliminate people who sign up a week ahead of time and then never show up. You'll have the ability to sign up officially until the starting time of the tournament(listed below). You will need a Challonge account to sign up. (also below)
If you want to join, please post your desire to do so in this thread, it'll get me some idea of how many people I should be expecting.
You also need an US Battle.net account in 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 tournament is going to start on Saturday September 17th, 12:30PM CDT(Central US), 1:30PM EST(East Coast US), 10:30AM PDT(Pacific Coast US), 19:30PM 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 12:30PM CDT / 1:30PM EST / 10:30AM PDT / 19:30PM 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. Signing up will only take a minute, but don't be late, because if you don't sign up, you cannot participate.
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 to meet everyone and find your opponent(s) quickly.
Giant Bomb user Vic_Ramen will stream and commentate some matches. Other streamers are also very welcome.
You can find Vic_Ramen's stream here.