The prize money will be provided by our sponsors Curse, Elife PC, and Skill-Capped. While we do not have exact details on the prizes quite yet, let me assure you that it will be more lucrative then the past two! With a tournament prize pool of $1000 the first, and ~$4000 dollars the second, I will leave it up to you all to figure out where it could go from there .
Please check out and follow the stream page to show your support at: http://www.twitch.tv/naoinv
Also, do not forget to like and follow our sponsors and us on Facebook! We still have the 2000 dollar Elife PC giveaway that will be done during this upcoming third tournament, so you do not want to miss important information being posted if you're interested in getting your hands on that awesome computer.
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The tournament will be broken down into two phases - Round Robin Phase and Double Elimination Phase.
Round Robin Phase
In order to enable the chance for more teams to participate in this tournament we have decided to invite 24 teams which will be split into FOUR randomized groups of six teams each. A round robin formatted tournament will be played out, and the top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the Final Double Elimination phase.
The teams will be chosen based on LIVE ARENA RATING as well as the diversity of comps (note that we are not restricting to a maximum of two comps this time, however the selection of teams will be discretionary based on NAO staff judgement).
Double Elimination Phase
The Tournament phase will have 6 teams competing in a double elimination format. As stated previously, the top 2 teams from each Group (A, B, C, and D) will be invited to this phase.
Please refer to the next section for the tournament schedule.
Below are the dates that Round-Robin games will be played at streamed. The scheduled time for each day is from 8 PM to 11 PM EST:
Wednesday, May 2nd
Saturday, May 5th
Sunday, May 6th
Wednesday, May 9th
Saturday, May 12th
Sunday, May 13th
Wednesday, May 16th
Saturday, May 19th
Sunday, May 20th
Wednesday, May 23rd
Saturday, May 26th
Sunday, May 27th
Wednesday, June 13th
Saturday, June 16th
Sunday, June 17th
Below are the dates that Double-Elimination games will be played at streamed. The scheduled time for each day is from 7 PM to 11 PM EST:
Wednesday, June 20th
Saturday, June 23rd
Sunday, June 24th
Below are the dates that Double-Elimination games will be played at streamed. The scheduled time for each day is from 8 PM to 10 PM EST:
Saturday, June 30th
We aim to make NAO into a tournament with NASL // GSL structure and feel that such a format (shorter days, but spread over the week sporadically), will accommodate the players well. We encourage the players to check the dates and tentatively make sure that they can be around those periods before signing up.
All rules are enforced based on the judgement of the Admins and Commentators, both of which hold the right to replay a specific match or disqualify a team from the tournament.
#1) Fear Ward, Water Elemental and other similar spells must only be used when the gates open. This should allow for similar times on cooldowns to a regular game.
#2) Players cannot cast short term buffs under 30 seconds that would normally be cleared after when gates open until the NAO countdown is complete.
#3) Players must follow the simple rules that allow the spectator UI to work, failure to do this will require a restart of the game. Consistent failure may result in disqualification.
#4) We are playing on the Tournament Realm - ANY GEAR AVAILABLE ON THE TR IS ALLOWED. Players MUST have purchased TR or have access to a TR account.
#5) Losers of each match will be able to choose a map that has not already been played. Nagrand will always be chosen first. In a best of 7 series a map cannot be played twice until all others have been chosen.
#6) Teams that fail to show up for an assigned time will risk disqualification
#7) We are keeping the disconnect rule at 45 seconds. If a player disconnects after the 45 second mark, the game will NOT be restarted. I HIGHLY suggest all of the players to check out a guide that I made that talks about ways to avoid DDoSing.
How to sign up:
Please head over to the NAO sign up page and follow the instructions there on how to sign up for tournament 3. Note: Signup deadline is the 27th of April, at 11:59 PM EST.
Edited by mukuld50, 28 April 2012 - 09:18 PM.