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RSL 4 - Rules

Published Wed Apr 30, 2014 by LoveStruck
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INFORMATION

Participants: 20 (18 fixed players, 2 qualifiers)
Server: W3Arena
Format: 1vs1
Race: all races allowed, but Night Elf can be picked only once within a match
Qualifying rounds: Single Elimination BO3, Final BO5
Groups: 4 groups of 5 players, round robin BO3
Playoffs: Single Elimination BO5, Grandfinal BO7
Admins: CUBORG, DoomsdayParty

SCHEDULE
2 qualifying rounds: 26th and 27th of April
Group stage: 2nd-16th of May. Each participant has to play at least two matches per week
Playoffs: 18th-28th of May

QUALIFICATION
The  winner of a qualifying tournament advances to the RSL group stage among  with the fixed players. Cheaters, smurfs and fixed players are not  allowed to play the qualifications.
Sign-up and bracket will be available at w3arena.tourney.cc

MATCH RULES
Players have to arrange the exact time of their matches with an admin via Skype.
An  admin always has to be present during a match, observers are allowed  unless a participant forbids it. The games have to be saved and uploaded  on Replayers. Games without replays won't be validated.
Players have to use the same account for the whole duration of the competition, possibly showing their most known nickname.

Points are earned during the group stage in order to rank the participants within a group (win: 1 point, loss: 0 points). The best 2 players from each group will advance to the playoffs. If points are equal, the  W-L percentage will be considered as well.

The playoffs pairs will be made upon the individual statistics (W-L) from the group stage. Single elimination The bracket will be generated as rank 1 vs rank 8, rank 2 vs rank 7, etc, in such a way as to benefit the ones with the highest percentage and to prevent possible manipulations. Note that players of the same group can't be paired in the first round.


MAP POOL
W3A maps (7): Plunder Isle, Secret Valley, Outskirts, Lost Temple, Rift Valley, Tranquil Path, Gnoll Wood.
PI, SV, OS, LT, RV, TP, GW
Hostbot: W3A-Hostbot

MAP VETO SYSTEM

Best  of Three (BO3): each participant vetoes 2 maps. The remaining 3 maps  will be the map pool for their match. The player situated higher in the  group starts the veto procedure, the player listed below picks the first  map. After the first game, always the loser chooses the next map.
Best  of Five (BO5): each participant vetoes 1 map (LT cant be vetoed). The  player situated higher in the bracket starts the veto procedure.The  starting map is LT. After the first game, always the loser chooses the  next map.
Best of Five (BO7): there is no veto, the starting map is LT. After the first game, always the loser chooses the next map.
Note: maps can't be repeated in the same match.

DEFAULT WIN
A  default win can be obtained if the opponent cannot finish his games  within the fixed deadline. In the group stage case, participants have to  finish all their games by the 16th of May.
If a game has started and  a player disconnects, the game can be replayed only with the agreement  of an admin. For a rematch, the participants have to pick the same races  as in the previous one. In the case of Random, the player has to pick  the same race he randomized before.

PRIZE
The winner of RSL will become a "PRO" member on Replayers and receive 50 USD sponsored by Replayers.

BROADCAST
It's possible to livestream tournament games. The best one will be available on our homepage.

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