Silky Goose has decided to sponsor the scene with a €50 donation with the intention of bridging the gap between the oldschool and newschool players. Another donator added €10 to the pool, making the total €60. We're going to host a little King of the Hill event on Sunday, Aug 24 3:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00) which will last two and a half hours. At the end, the player with the most wins will play against the player sitting on the throne (in case they're different). Winner takes all.
How does it work?
There will be two lineups; the Oldschool players of which anyone playing in the Reunion Tournament is allowed, and the Newschool players which have participated in tournaments and had top finishes within the last year. Participants from both groups will play a Micro Tournament to decide the order in which they can play before the broadcast goes live, so players will be expected to be there half an hour early. If a newschool player is defeated, they're replaced with the next highest seed of the newschool players. Same goes for the oldschoolers.
Blue Storm Tau Cross
The starting map will be Tau Cross. From there on out, the challenger may pick from the map pool.
What if the matches are too onesided?
If it turns out the skill gap is far too large, handicaps will start to be introduced. Creativity is encouraged.
Can I donate?
You can donate to increase the prize pool directly. Please state clearly in the comments that you wish to donate for the Oldschool vs Newschool KOTH event.
The event will be broadcasted live by Sayle and Players from the tournament and last two hours, after which we will finish up the Reunion Tournament.