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Eclaire #1 Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

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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

 

 

Bracket Details
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Seeding and Draw

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contact Ataw, Tobiassho, or Eclaire if any questions, or join the discord and ask there

 

Edited by Eclaire, 20 April 2017 - 12:54 PM.

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t3h3th32 #2 Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:40 PM

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Fecit #3 Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

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Excuse me, but tell me when your server will be the official tournament, after which you will play with the Russian server?

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Eclaire #4 Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

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View PostFecit, on 16 April 2017 - 03:17 PM, said:

Excuse me, but tell me when your server will be the official tournament, after which you will play with the Russian server?

 

WG sponsors the prizes for King of the Sea, but we don't have official tournaments on EU

 

Cross-server depends on getting temporary accounts so is harder to set up, but the more of it the better far as I'm concerned :izmena:


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SFCGunny313 #5 Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:26 PM

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Seems pretty shitty to run this and have a conflict with the League of the Sea tournament...really should consider rescheduling this for later.

Eclaire #6 Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

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View PostSFCGunny313, on 16 April 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

Seems pretty shitty to run this and have a conflict with the League of the Sea tournament...really should consider rescheduling this for later.

 

I'm not involved in organizing the League of the Sea but we've been coordinating with them since they first started planning their tournament. There's really no conflict, either in schedule or in approach. We're running a discrete tournament consciously kept as short as possible, they are running a league.

The league is taking a break over the first weekend of KotS - there's no reason a team cannot play in both
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TobiAssho #7 Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:31 PM

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Prize pool updated:

 

The Prizes:

·         1st: King of the Sea

o   2500 doubloons

o   30 days Premium time

o   25 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   King of the Sea flag

o   Restless Fire flag

·         2nd

o   1500 doubloons

o   14 days Premium time

o   15 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   Restless Fire flag

·         3rd - 4th  

o   1000 doubloons

o   3 days Premium time

o   10 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   Restless Fire flag

·         8th - 5th  

o   500 doubloons

o   10 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   Restless Fire flag

·         16th- 9th

o   10 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   Restless Fire flag

·         17th- 24th

o   5 exclusive tournament camouflages

o   Restless Fire flag


AAO open for new recruits: http://forum.worldof...now-recruiting/


Eclaire #8 Posted Yesterday, 12:34 PM

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A reminder that if you are one of the quarterfinalists from the last King of the Sea you have a seed and a guaranteed spot:

 

- OMNI, OM, AAO, TTT, UFR, FLYD, TCG, WGP2W

 

If you're planning on participating again we'll need you to get in touch with us to confirm please before sign-up open on the 30th


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Kshat #9 Posted Today, 01:02 PM

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Just wanting to step in and applaud you guys for all the work done to organize these kind of events instead of WGs employees.

 

Furthermore, after the past MDIV-League showed a lot of great and close matches (and OMNI "only" finishing second) I'm looking forward to the next KotS-Tournament.

 

Hopefully WG will introduce some kind of ladder system for teams where the top (in this case) 48 teams are qualified for the tournament aka playoffs. This "first come first serve"-method is rather unsatisfying, but I fully understand that there are limits to what a playerbased tournament can deliver.







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