Day 2 - Sunday, Dec 08 5:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
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SHOUTcraft America is back with the SHOUTcraft America Winter tournament. Defending Champion Kane will face off against the Top 7 GM players at the end of our qualification period on December the 5th.
Format : Single Elimination Best of 5 (classic SHOUTcraft) format. Best of 7 finals
1st Place : $2500
2nd Place : $1200
3rd/4th Place: $450
5th/8th Place : $100
Total Prizepool : $5000
Player lineup :
Kane vs. Minigun
Hitman vs. Scarlett
HuK vs. DeMusliM
MajOr vs. MaSa
Qualification requirements : Be in the Top 7 players on NA Grandmaster at 12am EST on December 5th, 2013. Eligible players must be a citizen of any of the countries within the continental Americas, hold permanent residency status (green card) or hold a valid work visa. Proof will be required for each player prior to confirmation and announcement of the lineup. Any proven instances of attempting to manipulate ladder rank through practices such as win-trading or account sharing will result in immediate disqualification from the qualifiers. Players must play on an account with their real name or proven legal alias to participate. Blizzard will individually verify each account to ensure it's legitimacy prior to formal invitation being presented to the qualifying players.
Round of 8 - December 7th
Semis and finals - December 8th
Times to be determined pending communication with ASUS ROG Northcon tournament to prevent clashes.
Casters : TotalBiscuit and Greg "IdrA" Fields
Stream : http://twitch.tv/totalbiscuit
Site : http://www.shoutcraft.com
Q: Why the smaller format?
A: We were very transparent after the fact about letting people know that while the first SHOUTcraft America was successful in terms of viewership, it did not provide the returns we needed to sustain the format. With the help of Ting, we are able to put on a sponsored event on a slightly smaller scale. We also feel that SHOUTcraft works better as a weekend event rather than a 7 day tournament as we did last time. This will create a more compact, easier to watch experience for everyone.
Q: Can non-continental Americas players participate?
A: Only if they can provide proof of a valid work visa or permanent residency status during the period of the competition. Student visas will not be accepted. This is to ensure firstly that there are no legal ramifications for our sponsor and secondly to maintain the integrity of the tournament as a regional event.
Q: Will the tip-jar be available?
A: Yes, viewers will be able to tip their favourite players via Paypal links on http://www.shoutcraft.com
Q: Will there be an offline final?
A: This tournament will be played entirely online.