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22 Nov 2018 18:30 #1 by IsraeliRD
The Festival of Champions was created by IsraeliRD
The end of the year is once again near us,...

The end of the year is once again near us, and with it the Winterfest event.
To celebrate the year's end, I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting the second Festival of Champions event.

To make it truly the Festival of Champions, there is an open invitation*, as a guaranteed join, to the top 16 players of the 2018 Summer Hunt Tournament**.

To sign-up for this event please post here. Entries for this event close 19th December 2018***.
Further details will be posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.


"matan, now i get what you meant a few years back when you said that "the level in mbg is beyond me" after the last rampage i noticed things were insane, and now i truly feel that too" - Dushine, 2015.
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22 Nov 2018 18:30 #2 by IsraeliRD
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Tournament Details

Date and time
Friday, December 21st 2018 at 17:00 UTC.

To compare UTC to your local timezone, you may use one of the following internet services: greenwichmeantime , timeanddate , timezoneconverter .

This tournament will be run on PlatinumQuest's Online section, so please confirm that you have signed up there and activated your account on MarbleBlast.com. When you join the event please state your Online username as well as the name you will be using in game.

It is your own responsibility to make sure you show up at the correct time (15 minutes before the tournament is due to start) and date. The entire tournament will be finished within an estimated 5-7 hours, so please make sure to clear your schedule in advance.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First place: 70 USD
- Second place: 40 USD
- Semi-Finalists: 20 USD each

The prizes are sponsored by IsraeliRD.
You can select on receiving the prize as a gift card either on Steam or Amazon.com


Rules and Formalities

Event Format
The tournament will be played as a single elimination tournament in best of three up to the semi finals, which will be played as best of five rounds. The finals will be played as best of seven rounds.
The person who chooses the first match is chosen by a randomizer (e.g. a coin flip), and then the next map will be chosen by alternating between both players. Should a tie breaker occur (scores of 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3), the final match will be picked by the randomizer. All picks by the players and the randomizer will conform to the map pool rule below.
Please do not have Snowball enabled for your matches. Go outside and throw some snowballs instead.

Titles and Achievements
A number of unique titles and achievements, as well as a special flair are available to be won in addition to the above prizes.

Servers and Referees
Each game must be played on Tsuf or Thistle, and both players must be present in the chosen server. A referee may be present in the same game if so desired. Additional observers are strongly discouraged as to avoid excessive lag connection, but should both players agree that additional observers can watch, they may open additional slots.

Map pool
All Winterfest maps can be played.

Seeding
Seeding will be fixed by the tournament organizer prior to the start of the event. Players are entered into challonge which will then seed them randomly into their spots.

Result Reporting
Games should be reported as they happen either by one of the players or the referee if applicable. Once your match is finished you must wait until your next round in the leaderboard's lobby. Going idle is not recommended.

Conduct at the Event
Any conduct which tends to disrupt the event, including a failure to follow its instructions or discourteous or disruptive conduct generally may result in disqualification from the tournament. Players or individuals that disrupt or attempt to disrupt the event will be kicked or banned.

Disconnection issues
Should a player be disconnected mid-match, the following data is required: level played, time remaining, scores and who was closest to the next spawn (if applicable). If there is a clear winner, that person will be given the game point. If not, the match will be replayed. Intentional disconnecting will result in exclusion from the tournament and possibly future tournaments. Cheating will result in an immediate ban from the tournament and all MarbleBlast.com services.

Being Late
Players should check-in on the leaderboards at least 15 minutes before the event is due to start. Players that fail to check-in or that do not show up to their match might be disqualified. At this point the opponent will advance. Players are expected to continue playing until eliminated or until the end of the tournament is reached.

Because there are only two servers, the players who are in the first and second brackets go first. If they are unable to start, the next bracket gets selected to start, and so on. Because of this, it is essential for players to check in and remain in the lobby ahead of their matches.
If players do not show up by the time all brackets were played in order, they will be disqualified from the tournament.

If you have classes/work please make sure ahead of time you are able to play your matches, because we do not want you to hold up the tournament (e.g. all other matches have been played and we're ready to proceed to the next round).
Likewise if you have to take a break for food/bathroom, make it 15 minutes at the most per break and as far away from your next match as possible.

*Openly Invited Players
Those who reached the top 16 of the 2018 Summer Hunt Tournament are given an open invitation to join the tournament as a guaranteed entry. These players are: Creep, Jackrb, Eguy, Kalle, HiGuy, Rosie, MBCollector, Dave, MBOUltimate, M@s, Lee, CylinderKnot, ItzJean, Alex, LaSharkus and jacob69431.

**Should any of those players does not to join, then the Semi Finalists of the Monster Mash 2018 tournament are given an invitation to join. These are Marson and Robert.
If not enough players have joined, then consider the rest of the spots as an open invitation to the remainder of the community with first come, first served mindset.
As there is a maximum of 16 players, no further players will be allowed to join once all spots have been filled.

Registration
If you accept the rules and wish to participate in this tournament, please post here. When you join the event please state your Online username as well as the name you will be using in game.
Registration for the event close 19th December 2018. ***Entries after that time may be accepted at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

Please do not sign up if you are not 100% sure that you will be attending the tournament.
If something comes up and you are unable to attend the tournament, please post in the tournament discussion topic at once.

Streaming
The event will be streamed live by IsraeliRD, at twitch.tv/IsraeliRD


Good luck to all players!

"matan, now i get what you meant a few years back when you said that "the level in mbg is beyond me" after the last rampage i noticed things were insane, and now i truly feel that too" - Dushine, 2015.
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22 Nov 2018 18:42 #3 by ItzJean
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Sign me up NOW PLEASE

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22 Nov 2018 18:45 #4 by jacob69431
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Sure why not join and get annihilated
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22 Nov 2018 19:25 #5 by Creep
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Yes, yes, and yes, I'm joining it for a good old battle in hell, it's time to de-rust and get serious.

Marbleland is bae, the best map in the existence, and you won't change my mind.
P.S: Sacred sucks. :p
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22 Nov 2018 19:30 #6 by CylinderKnot
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I believe I can participate. Count me in!

Gem Hunt is based on score, not time.
Awesome SCORES, not TIMES...
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22 Nov 2018 19:55 #7 by Kalle29
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At the moment it looks like I have time to participate, so I'm in. If anything comes up I'll write here again to inform you.

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22 Nov 2018 21:11 #8 by MBOUltimate
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I'll accept the invitation.
See you all there.
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23 Nov 2018 09:43 #9 by Nockess
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ye

First player ever to get all of the Awesome Times.
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27 Nov 2018 02:02 #10 by Marson
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Sure
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04 Dec 2018 18:06 #11 by M@s
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I'm in, and this time it's for sure... So sign me up, please. :P
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05 Dec 2018 15:03 #12 by Robert
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If there'll be any free spots, I could jump in ;)

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06 Dec 2018 03:52 #13 by CylinderKnot
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Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate because of events that have been scheduled for that day.

Gem Hunt is based on score, not time.
Awesome SCORES, not TIMES...
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11 Dec 2018 18:43 #14 by Regislian
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I'll join.
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11 Dec 2018 18:45 #15 by LaSharkus
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sign me up
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14 Dec 2018 07:37 #16 by HiGuy
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I'll be joining as well :)

PQ in a nutshell
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15 Dec 2018 04:13 #17 by eNetro
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It’s worth a shot so I’m in!

Awesome Hint:

Since the Awesome Time/Score is secret, you will have to beat it in order to find out what it is. Just practice every day, and be ready to keep pressing the 'Restart' button...A LOT!
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20 Dec 2018 04:29 #18 by IsraeliRD
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We have 11 participants so far and the tournament is now open for everyone else to join! First come, first serve, so sign up quickly :)

"matan, now i get what you meant a few years back when you said that "the level in mbg is beyond me" after the last rampage i noticed things were insane, and now i truly feel that too" - Dushine, 2015.
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20 Dec 2018 22:15 #19 by Doomblah
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eh, screw it. I'll join
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21 Dec 2018 16:04 - 21 Dec 2018 16:06 #20 by Alexnico
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You know what? I will join in!

i exist i guess
Last edit: 21 Dec 2018 16:06 by Alexnico. Reason: better to use you than ya
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21 Dec 2018 22:19 #21 by Nockess
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Thanks for hosting, Matan. Had lots of fun despite the rather familiar final. Congrats to MBO (again) and well done to the rest.

First player ever to get all of the Awesome Times.
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05 Jan 2019 13:22 #22 by Aayrl
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Hey folks,

Achievements have been distributed, apologies for the delay. Hope you all had a great time - We look forward to hosting more events in the near future!

~Aayrl
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