After a slightly longer break, the King of the Sea tournament returns, beginning May 13!
Ready your ships, and step up to the challenge. Can anyone knock off three-time defending champions OMNI?
We’ve used the extra time to make some changes that we hope will move us towards bigger and better KotS tournaments:
- We've expanded to a max of 48 teams
- Running into a top team and going out in the first round is no fun. To the round of 16 the tournament will be played as double elimination
- Win out and you play the same number of games as you would in a knock-out tournament. Lose once and you get another chance, against a team that's also lost a game. Lose twice and you go home
- a full explanation of how this works is below
- The top eight teams from the last KotS are seeded, as will be a further eight that have demonstrated their skill in previous tournaments
- If you are not a quarterfinalist from KotS II it is still first come first serve, so be ready when sign-ups open and have your team line-up prepared!
- Unseeded teams will play one self-scheduled game in the first round during the week leading up to the tournament start to determine their starting positions
All else remains basically the same:
- Tier 8, 9v9
- ship limits 1CV, 3 BBs, 2 US DDs
- team size of twelve with roster swaps
- best-of-three to the semifinals, then best-of-five
Teams: King of the Sea is open to all teams. Sign-up is first-come first-serve for the 40 open slots. You must provide a team lineup of at least nine players at registration
Map pool: Shards, Neighbors, Warriors Path, Trap, Loop, Trident, Haven (Diamond Domination)
Schedule: Placement Round: Week of May 7
Days 1 and 2: May 13-14
Semifinals and Finals: May 20-21.
Outline schedule here
Rewards: Over 300.000 doubloons worth of prizes! The full list is available here
Discord: Discord is our main platform for answering questions and posting updates for teams. You can join using this link: KotS Discord
Full Rules: available here
Sign-ups open on April 30, at 18.00
Seeding and Draw
Edited by Eclaire, 20 April 2017 - 12:54 PM.