Is Round 5 a BO3 round? I see that the semis are BO5, but i don't know if it jumps straight from BO1 to BO5 from Quarters to Semis :/
The rounds format is as follows:
Round of 256 best of 1 game Default Map: Metalopolis
Round of 128 best of 1 game Default Map: Xel’Naga Caverns
Round of 64 best of 1 game Default Map: Steppes of War
Round of 32 best of 3 games Default Map: Blistering Sands
Round of 16 best of 3 games Default Map: Lost Temple
Round of 8 best of 5 games Default Map: Desert Oasis
Round of 4 best of 5 games Default Map: Delta Quadrant
Round of 2 best of 7 games Default Map: Scrap Station
Rules link: http://cyber-sports.net/node/2803
So what's with the constantly changing rules and what not?
On ro32 I pmed my opponent on the Monday before the match time to try and arrange a time, I told him that I'd schedule the match for tuesday 9pm if I didn't hear back as I didn't want to schedule on short notice and cause him to be DQed, but I would prefer to play the game on Monday.
9:02 EDT rolls around, I go to check-in and I'm locked out which is different from every other round to date where the check-in has been open until a few hours after the default time.
So the match sits at TBD for a few days. I check today, see the extension, check my matches and it has me as forfeit with a match schedule time for the default time. Seems kinda odd that he managed to get through instead of a double DQ when I never saw his proposed time at all.
It seems completely ridiculous. Why would you change the check-in timings mid tournament and why would you lock people out of scheduling so quickly.
The truth is, if you cannot make default match times 75% of the time, your going to run into issues. We have a system in place to allow players to agree on a time outside of default, they have up until 1 hour before default time to propose this. If players cannot agree on times, it will always default back to our default match time. I'm sorry for any inconveniences this has caused you. This system allows our tournament rounds to end on time and keep the flow of the tournament smooth. We cannot have 2 players not agree on a time and have the round delayed because of it.
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Also like I said in the extension I was being nice to allow the players more time to play their matches has it is best of 3. You still may play your opponent the round of 32 matches need to be played by midnight on Thursday. So you still have plenty of time to get the match played.
[EU] Summer Rush Geekbox Tourney
OK so my round 4 match is a big mess.
I scheduled to play vs Outcast.695. We accepted the default time and when that time came around we both made complaints that the other did not show up since we could not find one another. I believe that Outcast.695 is from the North American server and signed up for the EU tourney by mistake and that is why we could not find each other.
I had since reported a win as before realising this, I found and beat Outcast.695 from the EU server, who since playing me and asking him to report, knows nothing about CSN or this tournament, thought we were playing each other for fun.
http://sc2ranks.com/team/46412 - Outcast.695 on the North American server's stats page, the one I believe has signed up for this tournament on CSN on the incorrect server
Below is a copy of my complaint I left in the match results
Edit 3: We played the game this morning and I won
I have been online all night on Starcraft 2, i sent Outcast a PM with my contact info (bnet id and skype) - im sure you can check this? He has made no attempt to contact me.
2.5 hours after we were scheduled to play to report a no show and I find that he has reported that I did not no show! :(
http://i38.tinypic.com/bhy4b6.jpg - screenshot taken 2.5 hours after we were meant to play to show I have been around waiting for a Outcast to make some form of contact.
http://i33.tinypic.com/2hp6ng9.jpg - screenshot of my pm's between me and the opponent
I've just checked and my opponent has not even played 1 game to reach this round 4! He tries to free win through each round?! I have made every effort in every round I've played to reach my opponent and get the games played.
This is some bizarre stuff, we will look into it.
Waking up this morning I see I have been given a forefit... its impossible for me to play him since his account is NA and not EU!! :(
He could have bought multiple copies, I know a lot of people that have done that so they can play in different tournaments through the world.
He hasn't though and doesn't understand that it is impossible for a US account to play on the EU server. The account he has in his profile only exists on the North American server.