StarCraft 2 – Event Information

 

Fall Invite-Only Qualifiers

It's that time again; a new season, a new shot at getting into Group Play at a live Championship, where you’ll compete for international bragging rights and a huge stack of cash. The Fall StarCraft II Online Qualifiers are about to begin, and you can be a part of it all.

In Fall, we will be running both Open and Invite-Only Online Qualifiers. Each Qualifier will run in three regions: NA, EU and KR. The top players from the Open Online Qualifiers will move on to the Invite-Only round. The top players from each region of the Invite-Only Qualifiers will win all-expenses paid trips to the Fall Championship in Dallas on November 2-4, where they’ll start in Group Play.

Later this week, we'll be contacting the players who have already earned the right to compete in the Invite-Only Online Qualifiers. This list includes the 9th-88th place players from Raleigh, and more.  Here is the list of qualified players: 

Player Raleigh Overall Finish
   
Stephano 9
Alive 9
Daisy 9
Crank 9
Alicia 13
Losira 13
Ryung 13
Sasquatch 13
Puma 17
Sheth 17
MarineKing 17
asd 17
Grubby 21
Caliber 21
Hawk 21
Killer 21
Rain 25
Goody 25
qxc 25
Binski 25
Eifer 25
Idra 25
Huk 25
Goswser 25
Oz 33
Ganzi 33
Illusion 33
Gix 33
TriMaster 33
HwangSin 33
Select 33
Maker 33
IceCream 41
Fuzzy 41
Minigun 41
Anda 41
DeMuslim 41
Hendralisk 41
TT1 41
IamMagic 41
Ranged 49
Suppy 49
LzGamer 49
Insur 49
STX 49
HelloKitty 49
Puck 49
Bails 49
Savior 57
Thorzain 57
Fitzyhere 57
TubbyTheFat 57
Vibe 57
DDE 57
KawaiiRice 57
Perfect 57
Bonkarooni 57
Ryze 57
ivnadaviking 57
Slush 57
Axslav 57
Destiny 57
Daisuki 57
iMagikl 57
dicedicerevolution 73
Future 73
Badcop 73
Drewbie 73
Agh 73
Spanishiwa 73
Shew 73
Pyre 73
Desrow 73
UpATree 73
Kryptonite 73
Beastyqt 73
Zapo 73
Gaulzi 73
JimRising 73
SinFeo 73
Welmu NA
Sase NA
Top NA
SortOf NA
Cytoplasm NA
Tefel NA
Golden NA
Snute NA
Roof NA
Dream NA
Real NA
DongRaeGu NA
Polt NA
Inori NA
Monster NA
Symbol NA
MC NA
Nerchio NA
 

 

StarCraft 2 – Rules

 

2012 Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers - Starcraft 2 Event Rules

 

General Rules

1.   Players must not share the results of their Invite-Only Online Qualifier Matches until their Invite-Only Online Qualifier’s last Match has been broadcasted.

2.   Players must provide their own Battle.net account, with an active Starcraft 2 license, for their Invite-Only Online Qualifier’s Region.

3.   Players may play a Match ahead of its scheduled start time.  However, Players may not delay the start of a Match, beyond its scheduled start time, without the approval of a Tournament Official.

4.   Players have a 15 minute Grace Period, after their Match’s scheduled start time, in which they must contact their opponent or a Tournament Official.  Players who fail to contact their opponent or a Tournament Official, during the Grace Period, may Forfeit their Match.

5.   Players may delay a Match between Games for up to five minutes.  Players can request that a Tournament Official enforce this five minute time limit.  After five minutes of a Tournament Official enforced delay, if the delaying Player is not present, they will Forfeit the Match.

6.   Players must not share the information stored on their MLG Username with another person.  This includes, but is not limited to the following: Passwords, Battle.net Accounts, and Email Addresses. 

7.   Individuals may not use another Player’s Battle.net Account in the Online Qualifier.  Individuals may not allow another Player to use their Battle.net Account in the Online Qualifier.

8.   Players may not verbally abuse a Tournament Official.

9.   Players who break General Rules #6-8 may be disqualified from the Online Qualifier.

10. Any sign of cheating may result in a Forfeit of the Game and/or disqualification from the Online Qualifier.

11. Players who are disqualified prior to the start of a Game will not be allowed to play in the Game.  Players who are disqualified during a Game must quit out of the Game.  Players who are disqualified won’t receive any benefits (seeding, prize, etc.) for their ranking in the Online Qualifier.  Such Players may also be subject to a Temporary Ban from MLG’s Network of Websites and/or a Ban from a future Pro Circuit Event(s).

12. Use of an incorrect Battle.net Account may result in a Forfeit of the Match. 

13. Custom Game Creators who start a Game with the wrong Settings may Forfeit the Game, determined by a Tournament Official.  Players who quit out of a Game and claim that the wrong Settings were used will Forfeit the Game if they are unable to provide proof to back up their claim.

14. In order to dispute Game results, Players must notify a Tournament Official that they would like to Protest the Game before a new Game has begun.  In order to dispute Match results, Players must notify a Tournament Official that they would like to Protest the Match no longer than 15 minutes after the end of the Match.

15. Players may request that they be allowed to concede victory of a Game.  Players may request that their opponent not receive a Forfeit penalty or a penalty associated with receiving a Technical Foul.

16. Requests made pertaining to General Rules #14-15 will be decided upon by the Tournament Director.

 

Gameplay

1.   The exact MLG Map version must be used for all Games.

2.   The higher seeded Player must play as the Red team and the lower seeded Player must play as the Blue team.  The highest seed is 1.

3.   If a Game ends in a tie, it must be replayed.

4.   Players found to have chatted about companies, sponsors, or products during a Game will be given a Foul.  Players found to have chatted excessively during a Game will be given a Foul.  Language used in in-game chat will be governed by the Pro Circuit Conduct Rules.  Players who receive 3 Fouls in an Invite-Only Online Qualifier and participate in the Fall Championship will lose one Veto from their first Fall Championship Match and their opponent will be given three Vetoes.  Each subsequent Foul that a Player receives will result in the loss of another Veto that is given to a Fall Championship opponent.

5.   Both Players may switch their Race after each Game.

6.   No warm-up or practice Games are permitted once the Match’s first Game has begun.

7.   The higher seeded Player must host all Games in a Match.

8.   Only Tournament Officials may connect to a Game as an observer.  Inviting someone other than a Tournament Official to observe a Match may result in a Forfeit of the Game.

9.   If a Player loses their connection to the Host during the first minute of a Game, and then the in-game disconnect timer reaches 0, the Game must be replayed.  If a Player loses their connection to the Host after the first minute of a Game, and then the in-game disconnect timer reaches 0, the disconnecting Player will Forfeit the Game.  

10. If an observer loses their connection to the Game, but both Players remain in the Game, the Game must continue.

 

Map Selection

1.   All Map Vetoes and Map Choices must be made prior to the start of a Match.

2.   For a Best of 3 Games Match, the higher seeded Player must choose to act as Player A or Player B.  Player A must veto one Map first, then Player B must veto two Maps, and then Player A must veto one more Map.  The vetoed Maps will not be played in the Match.  Player B must choose the Game 1 Map and then Player A must choose the Game 2 Map.  The Game 3 Map will be the Map that hasn’t been chosen or vetoed.

3.   If a Best of 3 Games Match is expanded to a Best of 7 Games Match, Map Vetoes are no longer taken into account and the loser of a Game must select the Map for the next Game.  For example, if Game 3 wasn’t played in the initial Match, the loser of the initial Match must select the Map for that Game.

4.   No Map may be played more than once in a Best of 3 or Best of 7 Games Match.

5.   No Map will be considered as having been used in a Game that is forfeited according to General Rules #3.

 

 

Reporting Results

1.   The winning Player must report the Match results and submit the Match replays.

2.   If a Match isn’t played at the scheduled time, and neither Player contacts a Tournament Official during the Grace Period, the Match win will be awarded to the higher seeded Player.

3.   If a Match is played, both Players claim that they won, but neither Player has proof, the Match win will be awarded to the higher seeded Player.

StarCraft 2 – Event Schedule (For Competitors)

 

2012 Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifier

Starcraft 2 Event Schedule

 

Europe (All Times are CEST)

Saturday, September 29th

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM                       Check-In

12:00 PM                                Winners Round 1

1:30 PM                                  Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1

3:00 PM                                  Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 2

4:30 PM                                  Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 3

 

Sunday, September 30th

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM                       Check-In

12:00 PM                                Losers Round 4

1:30 PM                                  Losers Round 5

3:00 PM                                  Losers Round 6

4:30 PM                                  Losers Round 7

 

 

Korea (All Times are KST)

 

Sunday, October 7th

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM                Check-In

2:00 PM                                  Winners Round 1

3:00 PM                                  Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1

4:00 PM                                  Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 2

5:00 PM                                  Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 3

6:00 PM                                  Losers Round 4

7:00 PM                                  Losers Round 5

8:00 PM                                  Losers Round 6

9:00 PM                                  Losers Round 7

 

North America (All Times are EDT)

 

Saturday, October 13th

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM                       Check-In

12:00 PM                                Winners Round 1

1:30 PM                                  Winners Round 2/ Losers Round 1 

3:00 PM                                  Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 2

4:30 PM                                  Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 3

6:00 PM                                  Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 4

 

Sunday, October 14th

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM                       Check-In

12:00 PM                                Losers Round 5

1:30 PM                                  Losers Round 6

3:00 PM                                  Losers Round 7

4:30 PM                                  Losers Round 8

6:00 PM                                  Losers Round 9

 

Thursday, October 18th

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM                Check-In

7:00 PM                                  Winners Final

7:30 PM                                  Losers Final

 

*All times are subject to change based upon the number of registered Players.

 

StarCraft 2 – Event Format

 

2012 Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers - Starcraft 2 Event Format

 

Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers Format & Seeding

1.   There will be 3 Invite-Only Online Qualifiers (each an “Event”) in the Fall Season (Europe, Korea/Taiwan, and North America).

2.   The following Players will earn a starting spot in Fall Championship Group Play:

      Summer Championship = 1st-8th

      MLG vs. Proleague Invitational = 1st-8th

      Fall Europe (EU) Invite-Only Online Qualifier = 1st-3rd

      Fall Korea/Taiwan (KOR/TW) Invite-Only Online Qualifier = 1st-3rd

      Fall North America (NA) Invite-Only Online Qualifier = 1st-2nd

3.   Each Event will support as few as 8 Players and as many as 106 Players, depending upon Region choices (See Registration #3-4).

4.   Each Event will consist of a Double Elimination Bracket.

5.   Players will be seeded based on the following criteria in this order: MLG Rank and Summer Invite-Only Online Qualifier Standings.  Summer Online Qualifier Consolation Matches and Fall Open Online Qualifier Standings may be used to break ties.  Ties may also be broken using the next available criterion or randomly.  Players who have no MLG Rank, didn’t participate in a Summer Invite-Only Online Qualifier, and didn’t participate in a Fall Open Online Qualifier will be seeded randomly.

 

Match Format & Bracket Format

1.   All Matches will be Best of 3 Games, unless the Players have already played each other in their Event.

2.   If Players are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in an Event, their Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Player A beat Player B 2 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 7 will resume with Game 3 and Player A leading 2 Games to 0.

3.   Each Event will have a Winners Bracket and a Losers Bracket.  After losing a Match in a Winners Bracket, Players will enter the Losers Bracket.  A Match loss in a Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.

4.   Each Event will end when all Players have been eliminated except for those who have earned a starting spot in Fall Championship Group Play.

 

Registration

1.   Players may not participate in more than one Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifier.

2.   There is no Entry Fee for the Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers.

3.   Players who are pre-qualified for the Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers must submit their Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifier Region Choice to jnye@mlgpro.com by 5 PM EDT on Friday, September 28th.

4.   Players finishing in the top 8 in each Fall Open Online Qualifier must participate in the same region’s Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifier.

5.   Players must use Team Builder (http://team-builder.majorleaguegaming.com/) in order to complete their Registration, including accepting the 2012 Pro Circuit Official Rules.

 

All emails submitted to jnye@mlgpro.com must be submitted from the email address that is registered to the individual’s MLG Username.

StarCraft 2 – Map Pool

 

2012 Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers - Starcraft 2 Maps

 

MLG Antiga Shipyard - Cross Spawns Only

MLG Cloud Kingdom

MLG Daybreak

MLG Entombed Valley - No Close 3rds by Ground Spawns

MLG Metropolis - No Close by Ground Spawns

MLG Ohana

MLG Tal’darim Altar - All Spawns Allowed

 

Notes

-MLG Cloud Kingdom is named “MLG ESV Cloud Kingdom” on the NA Server

-Neutral Supply Depots added to all Maps except MLG Tal’darim Altar

-MLG Antiga Shipyard does not have High Yield Minerals

-MLG Metropolis - Reduced decorations for better performance

 

-MLG Metropolis - Island expansions removed

-Rocks have been removed from MLG Tal’darim Altar

StarCraft 2 – Prizes

 

2012 Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers Prizes - Starcraft 2

 

Fall Invite-Only Online Qualifiers

Players finishing 1st-2nd in the Fall North America Invite-Only Online Qualifier, 1st-3rd in the Fall Europe Invite-Only Online Qualifier, or 1st-3rd in the Fall Korea/Taiwan Invite-Only Online Qualifier may be entitled to an all-expense paid trip, including flight and a four night hotel stay, to the Fall Championship.  In order to be eligible for the flight, a Player’s departure/return airport must be within their qualifying region.  Players who are ineligible for the flight will only have their hotel stay booked.  Players who are ineligible for the flight will not receive a Travel Stipend.