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18 Nov 2017 18:03 #1
The end of the year is creeping upon us faster...

The end of the year is creeping upon us faster than those spooky ghosts, and with it the Winterfest event.
To celebrate the year's end, I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting the Festival of Champions event, with a prize pool of $90.

To sign-up for this event please post here. Entries for this event close 20th December 2017*.
Further details will be posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.


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18 Nov 2017 18:03 - 18 Nov 2017 18:06 #2
Tournament Details

Date and time
Friday, December 29th at 18:00 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 4-6 hours, so please make sure to clear your schedule in advance.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First place: 40 USD
- Second place: 25 USD
- Third place: 15 USD
- Fourth place: 10 USD

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 and 3rd place play-off will be played as best of seven rounds.
The person who chooses the first match is chosen by a randomizer, 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.

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. In addition a referee must be present in the same game. 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 playable maps are their Winterfest edition. The map selection is fixed and not negotiable.
Map pool for the first rounds, semi-final and finals are fixed as well.
The map pool for the tournament will be posted closer to the starting date.

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.
Should more than 16 players be signed up, a "Round Zero" will be created where randomly chosen players (again via challonge's initial listing) will play each other to qualify to the first round.
These players will have from December 22nd to December 28th to organise their own matches with their opponents and play their round. The winner is based on best of three matches and both players should play on either Tsuf or Thistle while following the match format listed above.

Should a player be unavailable to play his match-up for Round Zero, his opponent will be qualified to the next round.
The best "losers" from Round Zero can have a chance of making it to Round One should there be no-shows by players in the first round. As such these players should make themselves available on December 29th.

Result Reporting
Games should be reported as they happen either by one of the players or the referee. 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. 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.
If you do not show up to the tournament, you will be replaced by a player who lost Round Zero but had an overall lowest score difference.

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 20th December 2017. *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!

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18 Nov 2017 18:20 - 18 Nov 2017 23:50 #3
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18 Nov 2017 20:03 - 18 Nov 2017 21:08 #4
Game on, baby.

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18 Nov 2017 20:36 #5
WOO! This will be fun!
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18 Nov 2017 22:33 #6
I will join solely because there is money involved.

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18 Nov 2017 23:50 #7
Lit!
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19 Nov 2017 06:39 #8
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19 Nov 2017 16:46 - 13 Dec 2017 05:54 #9
Joining.
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19 Nov 2017 18:01 #10
As much as I would like to sign up for this, my family's schedule has been known for a degree of unpredictability as of late, especially if this thing is going to take 4-6 hours. As it seems highly preferred that I don't sign up tentatively and drop out if needed, I'll wait until much later in the sign up period to make my decision. If this is a negative for me, best of luck to all in bringing home the dough. :D

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20 Nov 2017 01:20 #11
I'm going to assume this thing is going to be completely centered around Gem Hunt, which, as I've made clear several times, is definitely not my forte, but whatever, man. As long as I have some sort of fun and establish myself a bit more in the community, I'm in.

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21 Nov 2017 16:08 #12
Im going to be there i promise.

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27 Nov 2017 00:55 #13
Oh boiii more tourney HYPP3?! SIGN ME UP :D

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27 Nov 2017 02:53 - 02 Dec 2017 05:25 #14
Sure

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Edit: Actually I'll be in another state starting the fifteenth of December so I might not be able to do this :l

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28 Nov 2017 16:17 #15
I hate competition.
But.
Its an event
Event=Achieves
Achieves=A number goes up
I like when numbers go up, count me in.

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10 Dec 2017 21:18 #16
I'm in
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10 Dec 2017 23:21 #17
I won't win but I guess I'll try anyway

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11 Dec 2017 14:39 #18
as of now im in, will let you know if anything changes

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13 Dec 2017 03:46 #19
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18 Dec 2017 22:03 #20
Two more days to sign up!

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19 Dec 2017 12:58 #22
Sign me up!

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19 Dec 2017 19:47 #23
Sure, my name is Marson

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20 Dec 2017 15:42 #24
FINAL DAY OF SIGN UPS Anything beyond tomorrow 7am my morning (midnight US EST) will not be accepted.

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20 Dec 2017 22:18 #25
Oh man, almost forgot about this. Sign me up, please. :P

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22 Dec 2017 17:19 - 26 Dec 2017 17:01 #26
The tournament has begun!

You can view the tournament bracket here

Quick note: There may or may not be a third server coming. If there is none, we may allow players to play on a non-official server as long as it's hosted by someone else both players agree on and understand that any lag (and results) that may occur are strictly their own responsibility. It's recommended to wait until a server is available, though wait times will be very long for the first round.

The first round will be played in order as they appear in the bracket from top to bottom, meaning that eNetro and his opponent and Frostfire/Dukeofleet will be first to go, and MBOUltimate/toolsmann and Macstr0yer/Rosie are last to be played.
As such players must still appear 15 mins before tournament begins to show they are here but can then afk/idle until their match.

This order will also be done with proceeding rounds.

If two players cannot play their match when they are due, they can delegate to the next couple until they are both ready. Don't take too long though, which is why you were asked to clear 4-6 hours at most of your time on the day of the match.


Map Pool:
Note: for Round 0, all maps are available to be played on.

Best of 16 + Quarterfinals:
Concentric
Ziggurat
Marble City
Skate Battle Royale
Gems Ahoy!
Marble It up!
Bowl

Semi-Finals:
Horizon
Terrace Tundra
Gems in the Road
Battlecube Revisited
Par Pit
Lupus
Spires
Promonotry
Marbleland

Finals and Third Place matchup:
Vortex Effect
Zenith
Maximo Center
Battlecube
Epicenter
Playground
Sprawl
All Angles
Nadir
Blast Club
Architecture
Triumvirate

Note for Round 0 players:
Storminorman vs MindsEye
CylinderKnot vs El_Robert
You have until the 29th to play your match. You must play on either Tsuf or Thistle and report your match scores. You won't need a referee but you may have one if you choose.

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26 Dec 2017 19:20 - 26 Dec 2017 21:05 #27
First round: CylinderKnot vs Robert

Core got picked first by CylinderKnot.
Robert 83 - CylinderKnot 80

Basic Agility Course got picked second by Robert.
Robert 115 - CylinderKnot 102

GGs!

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28 Dec 2017 21:40 - 28 Dec 2017 21:59 #28
Round 0: MindsEyeTHPS vs Storminorman

MindsEyeTHPS picks Playground.
Storminorman wins 154-50.

Storminorman picks Gems in the Road.
Sorminorman wins 120-25.

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30 Dec 2017 00:13 #29

That played out exactly how I expected it to

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30 Dec 2017 14:11 - 30 Dec 2017 14:12 #30
Congratulations to all who participated in the tournament! We hope you had as much fun participating as we did hosting!

As with previous tournaments, unique titles and achievements have been awarded depending on your final standings in the tournament. Keep in mind all rewards are inclusive with the exception of the gift card awards (e.g., Frostfire will have all of the achievements listed below). Due to the unique prize pool, the rankings were arbitrarily determined by IsraeliRD at the inception of the event to divide contestants based on Participation (all players), Semi-Finals (Top 4), Finals (Top 2), and Winner:

All Participants: Achievement and the 'Jolly' Prefix Title.

4th Place: Achievement and the 'Jovial' Prefix Title, as well as a $10 USD Steam/Amazon Gift Card sponsored by IsraeliRD.

3rd Place: Achievement and the 'Jovial' Prefix Title, as well as a $15 USD Steam/Amazon Gift Card sponsored by IsraeliRD.

2nd Place: Achievement and the 'Jocund' Prefix Title, as well as a $25 USD Steam/Amazon Gift Card sponsored by IsraeliRD.

Winner: Achievement, 'Mirthful' Prefix title, and the winter blue trophy flair icon, as well as a $40 USD Steam/Amazon Gift Card sponsored by IsraeliRD.

Enjoy!
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