1. Eligibility to participate
1.1 To enter the tournament you will need to have a Gold subscription between September 15th and until at least November 15th. A Gold subscription contains every expansion that is currently online, the newest one being Empires.
1.2 You also need an account with 20 rated games played (by September 15th).
1.3 Each person may only enter once.
1.4 Shuffle iT employees as well as people who have been permanently banned may not participate in this tournament.
2.1 Shuffle iT provides a prize pool of 1000€ for the Top 4 finishers. Distribution:
- 1st: 500€; 2nd: 300€ 3rd: 150€ 4th: 50€.
2.2 If more than 256 people sign up, the (losing) Quarterfinalists receive 6 months of Gold subscription added to their current subscription.
3.1 Single elimination bracket is the structure of the Tournament.
3.2 Some players will receive byes in round 1, so we will have a full bracket from round 2 onwards.
3.3 Full seeding based on the 2 Player Shuffle iT leaderboard (from Saturday, September 16th).
4.1 All matches are 2 player matches.
4.1 Best of 6 games, a win counts for 1 point, a tie for 0.5 points.
4.2 If either player reaches 3.5 points, the match is over and the winning player moves on to the next round.
4.3 Both players get to start 3 games. Alternate the starting player after each game. Starting player in the first game should be determined randomly.
4.4 If the score is 3-3 after 6 games, play a deciding 7th game with a random starting player.
4.5 If the 7th game is a tie according to the dominion rules, the 2nd player in that game wins.
5.1 The tournament starts on Monday, 18th September. We'll play one round a week, and you're supposed to schedule a suitable time with your opponent yourself.
5.2 You can sign up until Monday 11th September.
5.21 Late registrations until Friday, September 15th are possible until we reach a full bracket (64, 128, 256 etc).
6.1 Once the bracket is released, contact your opponent as soon as possible, via PM on this forum, to schedule your match.
6.2 If your opponent has not communicated with you before Wednesday, 12 UTC in the week you are supposed to be playing, please contact the moderators.
6.3 Your match should be scheduled before Monday, 6 UTC of the following week.
6.4 If your opponent does not show up to the match, you move forward to the next round (allow a grace period of 15 minutes).
7.1 The default is playing on the Shuffle iT platform (dominion.games), with the point counter enabled, on fully random sets including all expansions up to Empires. Nocturne is excluded by default.
7.2 If both players agree you are free to change this (disable point counter, always include/exclude some cards, ...).
7.3 Play rated games for documentation purposes. Otherwise, please write down your exact game numbers (found in the chat box at the start of each game).
8.1 Spectator mode should be turned off unless both players agree to allow spectators.
8.2 Streaming your own match is allowed and encouraged. Setting a few minutes delay is recommended.
8.3 Some games may be streamed by third parties.
8.4 From Quarterfinals onwards, every match will be streamed. Organizers may influence the scheduling to ensure no overlaps.
9.1 Granting any undo requests is at the discretion of each player.
9.2 In the spirit of friendliness, we encourage (but do not require) players to grant undo requests for choices that do not provide new information.
9.3 Players may come to a different agreement before the match.
10. Handling Disconnects
10.1 If you disconnect during a game, use the reconnect feature. If your opponent is disconnected, do not make use of the "make resign" feature. This will not be counted as winning the game.
10.2 If the disconnect takes an extended amount of time, write down the game number and reload the game (latest decision) at a later date.
10.3 Should this fail, put the game on hold and play the rest of the games first. If there is no winner after five completed games, contact your moderator about the lost game.
11.1 As in every other game on the platform, sportsmanlike conduct is expected. Verbal abuse or slowplaying (not to be confused with taking time to think) may lead to a disqualification.
11.2 If there is a conflict, please contact your moderator, who will have the final say on the issue.
current moderators are: Deadlock39 and irrationalE