Registration opens: January 7, 2013 1500 EST Registration closes: January 12, 2013 1215 EST Registration for the next two qualifiers will re-open next week
Due to the overwhelming reception of the TLS, we have adjusted the Qualifiers schedule. This weekend we will be holding two qualifiers. Subsequent Qualifiers will be held on the weekends of the 19th and 26th. The games for this week's Qualifiers will be held:
January 12, 2013 1215 EST January 13, 2013 1215 EST
Check-in for each Qualifier is at 11:00am EST, and closes at 12:00 EST on each day. Be sure to show up and be ready to play your matches!
As mentioned in the initial TLS announcement, there are 24 places attainable through 6 open qualifiers. 12 positions for the two finalists from each qualifier, and another 12 to those who earn their place through the points system.
We want our participants to give each qualifier everything they've got, so aside from the immediate glory and fame they'll receive finishing at first place, we've added another incentive - the first 5 qualifier champions will earn the right to choose which group they'll be slotted into.
Once the qualifying period is over and the 24 positions are filled, 18 contenders will be randomly divided into 6 groups. From there the first champion will decide which group he/she would like to play in, followed by the second champion, then the third until the 6th champion is slotted into the remaining group. Suffice to say it's a critical advantage that could make your journey through TLS that much easier.
Time is of the essence, fight your way to the top, secure your position and earn the power to choose.
Full rules and details can be found on the registration page, as well as posted below. It is your responsibility to read and adhere to these rules.
The first Teamliquid Legacy Starleague will be cast by the accomplished pair of Sayle and Elegant. These two casters are mainstays of the foreign Brood War scene, having commentated events ranging from the ISLs and Gambit's Cups to their by now famous unofficial coverage of SPL.
The first cast will begin this weekend on January 12, 2013 1500 EST and January 13, 2013 1500 EST
Sayle is one of the most famous English Brood War casters out there. Starting out as an unknown admin on iCCup, Sayle rose to fame through casting various foreigner tournaments including Kaal's International Starleague & Gambit's Cup, enough to be recognised and partnered with Twitch.tv. Most recently he provided English commentary for the 2011 - 2012 SK Planet Proleague Season 1 & 2. He plays Protoss and has gotten B- on iCCup, he also played for United Kingdom in Altitude's Nation Wars. Sayle is known for his Korean-esque commentary, providing highly energetic and entertaning casts.
Mote "Elegant" Keatinge, also known as ImbaTosS, was one of the first to actively provide live commentary on various events during 2011 and eventually became one of the most popular foreign casters. He has casted such events as Kaal's International Starleague alongside Sayle and is currently casting the Swedish Brood War Initiative Nation Wars. Elegant is from the United Kingdom and plays Protoss, his max rank on iCCup is C+. For the Gambit's Cup 3 Elegant co-founded a team, Fox Gaming, with his brother Poetic. Elegant is known for his fluent and eloquent casting.
These four players are being invited into the Round of 16 of the main tournament.
Widely considered the best foreign player, Sziky has an impressive list of accomplishments. In TSL2, he finished in the top 12 of the qualification stage with an A rank, falling to Tarson just short of the round of 16. Since then, he has recorded ten first place finishes in Defiler tours and won ISL2 and ISL3. Sziky is known for his sharp mutalisk and zergling control and his meticulous late game management.
Known as gutshot on TL, Michael is loved for his entertaining stream where he cheeses in every way imaginable (and several ways unimaginable) against high level opponents. Michael is an extremely skilled player besides this and is more than capable of winning at any point in the game. While he is always near the top of anyone's list of best foreigners, Michael is still trying to score a major tournament win, having been eliminated 3-4 in the ISL3 round of 8 by Semih and 2-3 in the Gosucup finals by Pro7ect.
The German Protoss, known for his exemplary PvP and PvT, has earned recognition for his PvZ abilities when he took Sziky to a final ninth game in the ISL3, shattering popular expectations of a blowout. Doty has been active in team leagues such as Gambit's Cup, where he helped lead SJ to a third place finish. Recently, Doty has also become involved in the TL community, providing a high level first person stream with English commentary.
skzlime earned wide recognition in the foreign scene playing for Hungary in Nation Wars, often being favored as the ace over household names such as Sziky and Ace. Since then, the Terran player has been a fixture in Gambit's Cup, achieving a 6-3 record in Gambit's Cup 3 and earning sas a victory over LRM with an all-kill in the playoff finals. skzlime is known for his excellent factory play, making him extremely strong in TvP and TvT and adding an extra dimension to his already dangerous TvZ.
Tune in on January 12, 2013 1500 EST and January 13, 2013 1500 EST for the first set of qualifiers! Let's get this show started!
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Tournament will be held on the iCCup Server. Do not register unless you have an iCCup Account (you can get one for free right here) and can play on the iCCup server.
Official iCCup Channels: op Legacy-1, op Legacy-2, op Legacy-3, op Legacy-4, op Legacy-5. You're not required to join these channels to find your opponent, but they will all have referees in them if you need to ask any questions.
iCCup Name Changes: If you have changed your iCCup name you need to let the system know! Be sure to check your account details as people have been disqualified from previous TL events due to incorrect information.
iCCup Chat Commands: A short list of useful commands to aid those who are new to iCCup navigate and communicate with players/staff/refs:
/Whois [name] This command allows you look up if the person is online/offline, which channel or game they are in. E.g. /Whois Elegant
/W [name] [text] If you need to privately message or get in direct contact with someone simply type in /W followed by their name and then the message. E.g. /w TLSPlayer15 Are you ready to play?
/R [text] This command allows you to quickly reply to the last person who directly messaged you. E.g. /R Yes I am ready to play
/Join [channel] Allows you to join a channel. E.g. /Join op TSL
/DND [text] As you may have figured, this command prevents anyone from contacting you. Simply type in /DND followed by your quick note. E.g. /DND trying to qualify for TLS. To turn off DND, simply type /DND again.
Note: Spoilers Remember, due to the nature of this tournament, games will be cast from replays. As a result, there is a potential for spoilers.
Note: In game observers: No observers outside of designated TL casters. Their IDs will be listed in the rules here. If your opponent tries to have observers, you must stop the game and contact a referee. This means you can leave if he invites his friends or just starts the game. It is your responsibility not to allow it.
Bracket will be displayed on TeamLiquid. Participants must log in to view opponent IDs to contact their opponents for matches.
Players must contact each other through iCCup chat and arrange a host (unless Ro4 or later).
From Ro8 on, TL referees will host the game.
Winners will report results and upload replays after each round.
If a game's results are disputed (both players report win), Tournament Referees will check replays and determine who advances.
Best of 1 until Round of 8.
Best of 3 in Ro8, Ro4 and Finals.
TLS Qualifier Rules
Players are permitted to stream or cast games up to the semifinals, streaming or spoiling the semifinals or final series will result in disqualification.
Players may not have any stream open in the background when playing.
Any violation of TLS Qualifier Tournament Rules may result in game forfeit and future suspension from TLS Qualifiers and other TL events.
No cheating in any way. This includes any sort of hack or illegal program and receiving messages from friends watching the stream. This also includes account sharing or playing under an ID that you did not register under.
Players must set status to /dnd during tournament matches.
Players must arrive within 10 minutes of the end of the previous round. After 10 minutes, every 10 minutes is a game loss for the player who is not present. Ex: with one player present for 20 minutes, 1-0, 30 minutes, 2-0.
If your opponent is not present for 20 minutes, please PM TLTourAdmin.
Players may change race between games.
Players may not play in another tournament that conflicts with TLS Qualifier play time. Referees may disqualify players that delay the TLS Qualifier due to scheduling conflicts.
Referees may warn and disqualify players for chat violations, including excessive or abusive insults toward players, observers, or referees.
Maps and Host Rules
Games will be hosted on one of the approved maps from the iCCup map pack.
In a Bo1 games, host must create on designated map for that round.
In a Bo3 games, referee will host all three games in the exact order posted below.
Maps cannot be played twice in a series.
It is the player's responsibility to check the map pool. If a player protests an incorrect map after playing a game on it, the game will not be replayed.
If neither of the players can host, contact the referee who will host the game for you.
Map Pool: Qualifiers will use three maps that will be interchanged each round (in Bo3 games all three maps will be used). Map order for each round is given below:
On January 08 2013 05:18 Enders116 wrote: Do you guys need a Chinese caster for this event?
I would PM a administrator directly for this, as they might not see this comment. But tbh I don't think they would need one. It isn't open to the Chinese or Korean scene(this is because of the horrible connection problems in BW), and only TL members will play and/or watch it. And we all know English, so yeah. If there is a Chinese or Taiwanese market for watching this, then I may be wrong.
I cannot wait to watch, so nice to have some broodwar to watch.
Last edit: 2013-01-08 05:25:30
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SirJolt Ireland. January 08 2013 05:24. Posts 2249