After the somewhat surprising success of our debut cup, we’ve decided to host another with even more maps, more prizes and more fun! The maps featured will be from a variety of locations; from the arid desert of koth_sandstone_b13, an especially good upcoming KOTH map and one of Maincall’s preferred maps, to the coastal laboratory of cp_sunshine_rc3, a big hit in the ESEA season. Not to mention cp_vanguard_b9, a new open terrain map with open flanks and potential for interesting games! Get studying! However, if any newer versions of these maps are released before the cup is due to start, we will most likely be using those instead.
The cup itself will feature all three maps and will run from the 9th-11th of January. It will contain two divisions to start with (low and high) and depending on the amount of signups we may expand to even more. Division 3 and above teams will be seeded in the high bracket and teams Division 4 and below will be seeded in the low bracket. The tournament will run in a double elimination format, however this may change depending on the signups per bracket.
TF2Pickup.net have also been kind enough to give us some prizes to dish out for the victors and the runners-up for the cup, but despite this very generous donation we will still require an entry fee of 6 refined metal per team in order to make sure that we can put out worthy prizes for the teams that participate.
You can send us your entry fee in the form of a trade offer here:
You can see our general rules here: http://maincall.tf/rules/
If you would like to sign up for either the Low or the High bracket, you can do so via the links below. You will need to put each player’s ETF2L profile link on your challonge team profile page. One merc is allowed by default as long as they match with the restrictions of the bracket you are playing in. A second merc is allowed if your opponent agrees.
You can sign up for the cup here:
Low Bracket (D4-6): http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/iEj50VEGGd
High Bracket (Prem-D3): http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/UBqiCXOye0
Download for cp_vanguard_b9: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=4040&act=down
Download for koth_sandstone_b13:
Download for cp_sunshine_rc3: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84556731/sunshine/cp_sunshine_rc3.bsp.bz2
1st Place High Bracket: 40% of entry fees, 6 killstreak kits
1st Place Low Bracket: 20% of entry fees, 6 strange weapons
2nd Place High Bracket: 30% of entry fees, 6 cosmetics
2nd Place Low Bracket: 10 % of entry fees, 6 cosmetics
More prizes will be announced in the new year when we manage to pool everything together.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Signup Period: Now-8th of January
Play Dates: 9th-11th of January
All exact times for matches will be in a follow-up post that will come soon as we know roughly the amount of signups we’ll get.
In the meantime however, have a good winter season and we’ll hope to see you in the new year!
Thanks to Dolichomps for the art!