Welcome to the STPL Christmas Cup. I realise I said I was going to bring back Clash for Christmas but I realised it might be better to stay on brand and do something for the STPL teams that have been playing an insane number of games to keep not only me entertained but also you guys.
This is going to be some rough estimates but totalled the STPL players have played around 130 Bo5 series so far in total which totals up overall to nearly 600 games (give or take a few given some series not making it to 5 games!). As a christmas gift I wanted to give even more back to them. Cadenzie thanklessly donated $100 worth of bits to help in the cause of making me sing a meme song, so I'm going to start off the tournament with that in the prize pool.
- 1 Day Cup Format
- Ro64-Ro16 Bo1
- Ro16-Ro8 Bo3
- Ro8-Finals Bo3
- Finals Bo5
- Pregame Rules
- This is only open to players on STPL teams, even if you haven't appeared in the roster for the actual tournament, you're free to play but your team leader will confirm to me that you are who you say you are.
- All games must be played on Remastered
- Play on the Battle.net Europe server unless there's a problem in which case arrange with your opponent.
- Meet your opponent in channel "STPL"
- Any player caught not showing up will feel the christmassy wrath of their team leader.
- Signups will be handled by challonge.
- You MUST submit all replays to your team leader who will submit the games to me. All of these will be counted in a seperate database moving forward.
- Update your own results in challonge when you win for your games so it can move you along the bracket.
- Game Rules
- Normal STPL Rules Apply
- No observers (to avoid lag)
- Map order is predetermined, this will be announced closer to the time.
- Given the fact this is an STPL tournament and every stat counts, I would suggest regaming, but if you're opponent seemingly deliberately disconnect, contact me via discord or your team leader to explain and we can award the win to you.
I obviously admit there's still a few things left to add to this like a matcherino and challonge link, but I was pretty excited and wanted to announce it publically so people can get ready for it! :D To make it better for the players, I'm going to let the cup run, then cast from replays as if I was doing a cast of the STPL. I would ask if people streaming could refrain from publically announcing any results or showing off their games. I won't stream every match, but will stream as many as I can!
Have a happy holidays wherever you are in the world and remember, from me: