I'm excited to announce a new online tournament series for players from the Americas, the Filthy NA Cup Weekly!
This is a $100 prize pool weekly online tournament, open to all citizens and Permanent Residents of the Americas. Every 4th weekly tournament will be open to ALL players globally. First place every week will receive $75, with $25 going to second place. There will also be OSC points awarded for the top 16 finishers.
The next of these cups will be held:
Friday, Feb 24 7:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
If this goes well, I may hold larger cups less often as well (monthly? quarterly? tbd).
The channel will rotate between those two each week.
The chat channel is FilthyNACup.
All games must be played on the NA Ladder.
If there is any contention about which NA server to use for a game, the Central server should be used.
Define American Players:
Citizens and Permanent Residents of the Americas: North, South, and Central American countries. No VISA holders. In cases of question/debate, this will be left to the discretion of the admins. Every 4th event will be open to all players, globally. The first such Open event will be Feb 13th, 2016.
As mentioned above, every 4th week will be open to all players Globally. The first Global event of 2017 will be on the 3rd of March, 2017. In addition to being open to all players everywhere, it will also have DOUBLE the prize pool ($200, with $150 for 1st and $50 for 2nd) and even more OSC points!
The format is bo3 for every round until finals.
The finals are a Bo5.
Check-Ins and No-Shows:
All players must check in for their match in advance via Challonge. Check-ins begin 30 minutes prior to the event start.
Players have 15 minutes from the start-time to show up for their match. This means AFTER you check-in, you have a 15 minute grace period to show up to your match. It does not mean late check-ins will be allowed. Failure to do so will result in a walkover/forfeit.
Map pool is current blizzard ladder maps:
Vetoes work as below:
If your name is higher on the bracket you decide if you are A or B.
Player A Veto
Player B Veto
Player A Veto
Player B Veto
Player A picks map 1
Player B picks map 2
Last map remaining is map 3.
Vetoes for finals work the same, but with only 1 veto each instead of 2.
Players are expected to report their own match results on challonge. Players also must submit replays of their matches via challonge.
Players are welcome to stream their own matches, however ALL player streams must have a minimum delay of 5 minutes. Also, players *may* be asked to stop streaming if their streams result in lag issues in-game.
1st: $75 and 120 OSC points
2nd: $25 and 60 OSC points
3rd + 4th: 30 OSC points each
5-8th: 10 OSC points each
9-16th: 5 OSC points each
I am super excited to announce that we're partnering up with OSC to offer OSC points and other awesome incentives for participating in the Filthy NA Cup Weekly!
NA + L.Am players gain 2.5 bonus Participation points, which counts towards $1200 Participation Competition.
ANZ + SEA players gain 2.5 bonus Participation points, which counts towards $1000 Participation Competition.
Plus there are $ Bounties for NA + SEA Players
Oseanic StarCraft 2 Championship Series
What is OSC?
For those who are unaware, The Oseanic StarCraft 2 Championship Series (OSC) is the Oceanic, South East Asian, North American and Chinese regional championship, which follows a yearly season format, where players earn points for placing in all partnered tournaments. Although the network is based in and focuses on these regions, many events are open to everyone in the world.
The top 50 players ranked via the OSC World Rankings at the end of the season are invited to play in the minimum $10,000+ Grand Finale to determine the yearly champion! Players can also win OSC bonuses such as $ Bounties, Participation $'s and bonus points for competing in partnered events like the Filthy Weekly! Play OSC and Win!