General rules

  • As a Team Liquid tournament, all competitors are additionally expected to abide to the Team Liquid General Tournament Rules.
  • You will only be allowed to take part if you are a member of the IMC Team Fight Tactics Discord. You will receive the link after registration. 
  • Taking part in this event acknowledges consent for staff to contact you via  the email, Discord, and in-game name you provided if necessary to solve a dispute.
  • There is a 10 minute grace period to get into a lobby after its creation. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • This Tournament is only hosted and available for participants enrolled in a bachelor degree level course or higher in the applicable region.
  • Disconnection
    • In the event of an involuntarily interruption (for example, a wide spread server outage), a Team Liquid Admin has the right to do one of the following:
      • Start a new match with the same settings and lobby
      • Allow the current game to proceed
      • Dictate the results of the game
    • In the event of a voluntarily player disconnection, a Team Liquid Admin will either:
      • Disqualify the player
      • Assign the disconnected player the lowest available placement 

Reporting

  • When it’s time to start the event, you will receive a Discord DM asking you to check in for the tournament. This will confirm your spot in the event on the day.
  • When each round begins you will receive another check in notification for your match. Checking in will give you access to your chat channel.
  • Set up the match and play it. The lobby should be arranged by the person at the top of the list in the channel’s post.
  • When the match is finished, all players must score the match by reacting to the match resolution post by clicking the react of your placement.
    • E.g. : click the 1 if you placed first, click the 2 if you placed second etc. You will have a chance to verify after all 8 reactions are in. 
    • In the event that the lobby was not filled with tournament participants, tournament participants who placed below one or more non-tournament players may improve their placement by that many non-tournament players. For example, if there were 6 tournament participants and 2 other players who are not playing in the tournament, any tournament players who placed below one of the non-tournament players may submit a placement that is improved by 1. If any tournament players placed below both non-tournament players,  they may improve their placement by 2.

Points breakdown

The points breakdown remains the same for each round  throughout the tournament.


Placement

Points Earned

1st

10

2nd

8

3rd

7

4th

6

5th

4

6th

3

7th

2

8th

1

 

Prizing

 

Placement

Prize

1st

A Secretlab Gaming Chair, Alienware Mouse and Headset package, and customized Team Liquid Jersey

2nd - 8th

An Alienware Mouse and Headset package and customized Team Liquid Jersey

9th - 16th

$50 of Team Liquid store credit

 

Tournament format

  • The tournament will be divided into 2 days, with up to 7 rounds played each day
  • Over the course of each day, players will earn points according to their placement in tournament games. 
  • On both days, Players may be eliminated at the end of rounds 3 and higher based on their total earned points for that day as according to the Format Breakdown
  • Each day the points will be reset.
  • Players will be shuffled across lobbies after each round
  • Tiebreaker rules
    • In the event that multiple players have the same point total and are in contention for elimination, the following criteria will be considered in the order listed. Only the games that have been played for the day of the tournament will be considered.
      • TB1: Number of games finishing in the top four players
      • TB2: Number of games finishing at 1st rank.
      • TB3: Lowest rank obtained in all games of a match.
      • TB4:  Highest placing in the final game of the match.


Format breakdown

 

Day 

Round

End of Round Cut

Description

1

1 and 2

All players continue


1

3

Down to 256

If we have more than 256 players, we will cut down to 256. If we have 256 or fewer players, no cuts will be made.

1

4

Down to 128


1

5

Down to 64


1

6

Down to 32

We will take up to 16 players in 33rd - 48th place for our waitlist for Day 2, in the event that some qualifying players do not show up

2

1 and 2

All players continue


2

3

Down to 16


2

4

Down to 8


2

5

All players continue


2

6

End of Tournament