For the first time, Australia will be sending a representative to IESF in Korea. IESF is an international competition run each year, and is quite similar to WCG. In the past, other SEA countries such as Singapore and Malaysia have attended the event.
The event will have a qualifier portion, followed by the finals. We want to provide an avenue for players of all skill levels to participate, and thus we have broken up the qualifiers as follows:
4 Grandmaster/Masters Groups 2 Platinum/Diamond Groups 1 BSG Qualifier
Group stage will be Bo3 double elimination and will take place on the 18th/19th/25th of August. 2 GM, 1 DP and 1 BSG group will take place on each day. From each group, the top 2 will advance to the final bracket.
The bracket will begin at 1pm AEST. Players will only be able to participate in a single bracket. Players will be able to choose which bracket they enter, however if the bracket numbers are lopsided, we reserve the right to balance them out (In which case we will move the lower league players around before the higher seeded players). The top 4 players will be seeded in the bracket, the rest will be randomized. Seeds will be based on SEA ladder rank (as it is the only unbiased way to do it).
BSG and PD players: Your division is which league you are on the day of the qualifiers. If you are promoted or demoted after signing up, you are expected to change which qualifier you enter. Failing to do so will end in disqualification. Your league is whichever league you are on your most active server (Most ladder games played).
You must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible to represent our country at IESF and thus play in the qualifiers.
The final bracket will be Bo3 double elimination and take place on Saturday 22nd of September at 1pm AEST.
Maps: WCS Cloud Kingdom LE WCS Daybreak LE WCS Ohana LE WCS Antiga Shipyard WCS Entombed Valley WCS Shakuras Plateau WCS Tal’Darim Altar LE
Players will veto down to 3 maps for each series, that is the map pool for the Bo3. Each player will then veto an additional map each to choose the starting map for the series.
The winner of the final bracket will receive a Paid flight to the IESF Finals in Korea, as well as Accommodation and food expenses covered.
Further prizes may be announced.
Please sign up at the following challonge links. Please only sign up to 1 qualifier. If you sign up to multiple brackets, we will remove you from any additional brackets and you lose your ability to pick a bracket.
All games are to be played on the SEA server. Players should use the chat channel 'IESF Aus' to find players. If you are not in the channel, you may be subject to being walked over. If the channel fills, the secondary channel 'IESF Aus 2' will be used. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in this thread.