Alienware Arena 2 Week Cup

by HiRez ESports | Apr 15, 2014
Alienware Arena 2 Week Cup Details

Synopsis:

Starting Saturday April 19, Alienware will be sponsoring a 2 weekend, multi-region Arena Cup. Teams of 5 will battle it out in a 64 man, single elimination tournament between 2 weekends for a prize pool of $10,000! Teams will signup like a normal Hi-Rez weekly tournament by checking in on Saturday April 19th between 10:00am - 11:30am EST on the official Teamspeak 3. The tournament will begin at 12:00pm EST each day and will be split up between 4 days: Saturday April 19, Sunday April 20, Saturday April 26 and April 27 Sunday. Teams that remain in the bracket will be asked to return each day of the tournament and will continue until they are eliminated or the tournament is finished. The top 3 teams in the tournament will earn a piece of the prize pool and 4-8th will have the opportunity in winning gems.

Breakdown:

Format:

Round of 64 - Best of 1
Round of 32 - Best of 1
Round of 16 - Best of 3
Round of 8 - Best of 3
Round of 4 - Best of 3
Grand Finals - Best of 3

When:

Day 1: Saturday, April 19 @ 12:00pm EST
-- 3 Round of 64 matches
-- 3 Round of 32 matches

Day 2: Sunday, April 20 @ 12:00pm EST

-- 3 Round of 16 matches

Day 3: Saturday, April 26 @ 12:00pm EST
-- 1 Round of 8 match
-- 2 Round of 4 matches


Day 4: Sunday, April 27 @ 12:00pm EST
-- Consolation match
-- Grand finals

Sign ups:

Sign ups will open from 10:00am EST to 11:30am EST on Saturday, April 19. Follow the instructions listed here under the "HOW TO CHECK-IN" section. For any questions on how to sign up, feel free to email me: HiRezAPC@HiRezStudios(dot)com

NOTE: The Teamspeak server will be passworded until Saturday, April 19 at 10:00am EST. Once the clock strikes 10, we will accept the first 56 teams (+8 reserved spots from the SMITE Launch Tournament and +2 from the previous Alienware Arena Cup) joining the Teamspeak server into the tournament. Any remaining teams will be put on a waiting list in case of any teams dropping out last minute.

There is a maximum of 64 teams for this tournament. Eight positions will be held for SMITE Launch Tournament teams at which these spots will be forfeited to back up teams at tournament time if not filled. Otherwise, it is on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you sign up your team early and be ready to play at 12:00pm EST (Noon) on Saturday, April 19.


Stream:

These games will be stream and casted like any other weekend tournament we've done in the past! As always, you can catch all of the action on www.Twitch.tv/SmiteGame.

Prize Pool Breakdown:

1st: $6,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $1,000
4th: 2,500 gems per player (5 player max. Non-divisible)
5-8th: 500 gems per player (5 player max. Non-divisible)

Basic Rules:

  • All matches must be played on the Night Arena map with 4 god draft pick.
  • During cross region play (NA team vs EU team), the location of the game server will be decided by a coin flip. EU vs EU and NA vs NA games will play on their respective region. The winner of the coin flip will have the choice of either First pick/first ban or server location. In matches playing a Best of 3 series, the loser of Subsequent matches will have the choice of either FP/FB or server location. Respectively, the winner will have the remaining option. 
  • Players may only play for 1 team throughout the entirety of the tournament.
  • Sign ups will only be allowed during the hour and half check in time on Saturday, April 19. No teams will be allowed to enter beyond this designated time period. It is at the admin discretion to consider adding additional teams beyond the check-in time.
  • Teams may only use subs that they checked in with their team. Teams may only add subs to their roster before the start of each day of competition if needed - just as long as said sub hasn't played in the tournament on Saturday.
  • Use of any cheats/exploits/etc will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Rules are subject to change. A more detailed rule set can be found here.

Following the 2 week Alienware Arena tournament, we will begin the Hi-Rez Studios Regional Qualifiers (Saturday, May 3). These will be conquest tournaments with similar structure as the Hi-Rez weekly tournaments back during "The Path to $100K". More details to come on that as we approach that date.

Thanks for reading and we are looking forward to seeing another big turnout. Good luck!