The Strategist is pleased to announce The Strategist Open Tournament. In keeping with tradition, this tournament offers both pros and those still aspiring to break into an eSports career the chance to fight for a great cash prize online. Furthermore, this tournament was organized by our staff to help get the word out to the community about The Strategist Show starting in a few weeks. Check out the new show thread here.
Practice Hard, Win Easy
The Strategist is a netcast dedicated to teaching the game of StarCraft to players of all levels. It emphasizes its focus on teaching builds; from the basics of the build order, to the transitions and adjustments through scouting. The show focuses heavily on teaching players the ability to execute, identify, counter, and learn Starcraft 2 builds.
The Strategist airs weekly, Starting July 1st on Sunday nights at 10:00pm EDT on twitch.tv/AmoveTV. The hosts of The Strategist are Patrick "OctanePro" Jester and Chris "Buddha" Tajii. Learn more about this new show here.
Date: June 23rd 2012
Time: 4:00pm EDT
Server: BNet US
Meeting Channel: TheStrategist
Entry Fee: Free
League Requirements: None
Live Stream: AmoveTV Network
(The tournament will be casted by The Strategist show host; Patrick "OctanePro" Jester and Chris "Buddha" Tajii.)
Prize Pool Break Down:
1st Place = $150.00*
2nd Place = $75.00*
3rd Place = $25.00*
(Prize Pool is backed by Sponsors listed below.)
* = All prize pool payouts will be done via PayPal, No Exceptions. The event staff have 30 days after June 23rd 2012 to distribute the prize pool winnings.
General Registration Requirements:
1. You must have access to a North American Battle.net StarCraft 2 account.
2. You must be registered and logged into your Z33K account to register and play.
How to Sign Up:
1. Visit our sponsors website Z33K.com.
2. Create an account if you haven't already.
3. Visit the Tournament Page on Z33k.com and Sign-Up for the tournament directly.
Direct Tournament Page Link:
(If you have any difficulties please contact Z33k.com's support staff as soon as possible. Please do not post here)
Tournament Size: 128 Slots
Tournament Layout: Single Elimination
MLG Antiga Shipyard
ESV Cloud Kingdom
MLG Shakuras Plateau
MLG Tal'darim Altar
Meeting Channel In Game: TheStrategist
(TheStrategist-1,TheStrategist-2 if the first channel is full)
Match Organization: It is the job of the players to organize and put together their matches, unless players are in the Semi Finals or Grand Finals.
Free Wins: If your opponent does not respond to in game messages within 20 minutes of the bracket being updated to start a game. Please report the win in your favor on Z33k.com. All disputes will come down to the event organizers and administrators.
Two administrators will be in the chat channel the day of the tournament to help the flow of the tournament. Along with support staff from Z33k.com.
To be added prior to event start
Disconnects: A disconnect will result in a RE-GAME unless there is a significant advantage to one player. If the two players cannot agree on the result, an administrator will make a final decision based on replays.
Replays: All replays must be saved by players, just in case the game results are in question.
Who Can Play: The Strategist Open is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or location.
Playing the match: Find your opponent in the channel during the match time. The first map is pre-set based on the map order, and the loser will choose from the map pool, if the round is a best of 3 or 5. No map can be chosen twice in one series.
Misc: It is the player's responsibility to be in the channel at the start time. If a player is not in the channel, he or she could be liable to be forfeit.
Streaming & Casting:
The Strategist Open will have exclusive streaming/casting rights to games in the Semi Finals and Grand Finals. We ask that all players please respect The Strategist Open staff and team by refraining from streaming or using third party casters in the Semi Finals and Grand Finals. There will be a stream delay put in place to help with stream cheating.
Special Thanks to: Z33K.com, AmoveTV, Shifting Gears, The Year in Starcraft 2011, Girls of Starcraft, Team Madness, Iowa Gamers Online and Anomie for their contributions.