Vox Play NETGEAR Battleground Tournament Launch
Vox Eminor is relighting the torch of the BattleGrounds legacy. SPUNJ's mastermind tournament format is being rebooted under the banner of Vox Play - BattleGrounds!
This time round NETGEAR are sponsoring the tournament with $500 in cold hard cash. In the spirit of BattleGrounds and its cut throat nature, this is a winner takes all event!
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Moving on! For those of you who aren't familiar with the format it is outlined below.
What BattleGrounds involves
16 teams per qualifier
16 team single elimination bracket
Qualifier Point System
8 team final - best of 3 single elimination bracket
Here is a brief Introduction about how it all works.
Vox Play - BattleGrounds is a 4 week competition that see's the best of the best clash week in week out.
Over the 4 weeks of competition there will be 4 qualifiers as well as a playoff series. Each qualifier takes place over 2 days, A Tuesday and a Thursday. On these set days competitors do battle in a 16 team single elimination bracket. Rounds 1 and 2 will be played on the Tuesday night, while Thursday night matches will see Rounds 3, the Semi-Finals, and Round 4, the Grand Final take place. The first round on each respective night will commence at 7:30pm AEST with the second round starting at 8:30pm AEST.
8 teams will be invited to Qualifier #1, while the other 8 teams will be decided on by a first in best dressed signup system. If a team declines their invite it will trickle down to the signup pool. Teams will be seeded 1-16 and placed accordingly in the bracket.
Maps are predetermined and will be announced on the day of competition.
Throughout each qualifier teams will be fighting it out for points which will be used to determine who makes it to the playoff series. The point distribution will be the same for each qualifier. The breakdown is as follows;
1st 200 points
2nd 125 points
3rd 75 points
4th 50 points
5-8th 15 points
9th-16th 0 points
You will be able to follow all the action and updates at http://play.voxeminor.com/
Teams who are knocked out in the first round of a qualifier, thus not earning any points, will be sat out from the following weeks qualifier. Meanwhile the top 8 teams will be auto-birthed to the next qualifier and will be joined by 8 new teams.
At the end of the 4 qualifiers the top 8 teams determined by points earned will be eligible for the playoff series. This play off series will take place on Sunday the 1st of June. The playoffs will be best of 3, single elimination.
In the best of 3 playoff series the maps will be determined by a veto system. The high seed will veto 2 maps and the low seed will veto 1 map. Once the maps have been determined the high seed will pick the first map, the low seed will pick the second map and the final map will be played third if required. This system will also be used for the best of 3 consolation final and the grand final.
1st - $500
As previously mentioned, Netgear are sponsoring the event with $500 in cash! Winner takes all.
Teams are allowed a total of SEVEN members on their roster per season. FIVE of these players must be nominated as the 'core members' while The other TWO spots are allocated for substitutes. THREE out of the FIVE core members must play in every match. Failure to do so will result in the loss of any points earned throughout the qualifying period.
Teams will be permitted a total of 1 roster change per season. All teams are strongly advised to fill out their rosters.
All players are required to use EasyAntiCheat
All players are required to record POV demo's
Vox Play BattleGrounds Season 2
Tuesday 6th May
Thursday 8th May
Invited teams are required to confirm their intention to play by Thursday the 1st of May. Do this by posting your teams registration in this thread. If you are unable, or do not wish to play please let us know ASAP!
If you miss the cut for the first week you will automatically go into a standby slot and your registration will be next in line for the following qualifier.
If you are a no show at a qualifier at any point throughout the season, you will be stripped on your point and banned for the remainder of the tournament.
Vox Play BattleGrounds Season 2 Dates
Tuesday 13th May
Thursday 15th May
Tuesday 20th May
Thursday 22nd May
Tuesday 27th May
Thursday 29th May
Season #2 Final
Sunday 1st June
Once again, a big thank you to pES for providing the servers for the tournament!