I am announcing a weekly $50 tournament open to all regions - defaulting to NA!
The idea behind this tournament is to promote the semi-pro scene within Starcraft 2 (offering prizes all the way down to 8th place) and encourage the more accomplished starcraft 2 professionals to seek out better challenges than demolishing 5,000 MMR players on NA.
The cut-off point ($8000 USD) is somewhat arbitrary but for now it will stay as such. This weekly tournament could potentially push players past that boundary so that they will no longer be allowed to compete.
We wish all the players GL HF and hope to see some new talents and regulars!
RULES and DETAILS:
It will happen every Saturday evening at 7:00PM PST (10:00PM EST) and be casted and streamed by Nistic (aka Charmquark). The dream is that we actually rotate casters, and get all kinds of awesome perspectives on the game, somewhat reminiscent of the HSC casting couch, but online. For now, my stream will be used to cast these events! Comment or PM me if you're interested in helping me cast. EDIT: Just made a new stream for the event. High hopes here that more than one week of this is casted on it.
Full bracket and SIGN-UP HERE: http://challonge.com/Platy1
Liquipedia page HERE: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Platy-pro_Weekly
Open only to players who have made less than $8,000 USD in Starcraft 2 tournament earnings. Our source for this data will always be https://www.esportsearnings.com/games/151-starcraft-ii/top-players
MUST CHECK-IN. Check-in opens 1 hour before the tournament start time.
Open globally, server priority is Americas unless both players agree otherwise. Within NA servers, players should do their best to accommodate other regions (pm admin if there are issues).
Double elimination bracket.
Best of 3 from the Round of 32 until the semifinals.
Semifinals are Best of 5 and Finals are Best of 7 with the Winner's bracket finalist gaining a 1 game advantage.
Veto Format: ABBA ABA or alternatively if both players agree, they may veto in another format.
Map Pool: Standard Ladder Map Pool
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/platy_pro or the stream belonging to whichever streamer is going to cast it.
Send paypal information to Nistic aka Charmquark if you're in the top 8.
If you would like to donate to the prize pool of this tournament or future tournaments, your support is welcome!
email@example.com is the paypal address you should send to! Be sure to add a message for what it is for.
If you have any controversial games, please send the replays to firstname.lastname@example.org
$20.00 1st place
$10.00 2nd place
$ 5.00 3rd/4th places
$ 2.50 5th-8th places
The name Platy-pro came into being after Nemesis suggested platypus as the tournament name because of my platypus profile picture in skype. Wanting a SEMI-pro tournament, I thought Platy-pro would work and also sound sufficiently gumpy enough to seem slightly less appealing to the "pros".