ShieldBattery Showdown

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[e][h]ShieldBattery Showdown #1
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League Information
Series:
SBS
Organizer:
FiWiFaKi
Server:
ShieldBattery
Type:
Online
Format:
3 Concurrent One-Day Biweekly Tournaments
Prize pool:
TBA
Start Date:
2017-01-01
End Date:
2017-01-01
Links
Winners
South Korea Ricon small bw.png TBD
South Korea Ricon small bw.png TBD
South Korea Ricon small bw.png TBD
South Korea Ricon small bw.png TBD
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
0
Picon small bw.png 0
Ticon small bw.png 0
Zicon small bw.png 0
Ricon small bw.png 0
Maps
Chronology

General Information[edit]

The ShieldBattery Showdown is organized by FiWiFaKi. This is the first installment of the one-day tournament series. The tournament takes place on the ShieldBattery server, which was chosen strategically to demonstrate the ease of playing Broodwar on modern operating systems. Three different tournaments run concurrently every Sunday, in order to appeal to the widest audience of Starcraft players.

Format[edit]

Three tournaments of different tiers run concurrently

Stargate Cup[edit]

The most prestigious cup. It will consist of 12 to 16 players competing in two round robin groups (random draw) of 6-8 players. A best-of-1 will be played with all other players. The top 4 players in each group move on to a 8 man single elimination bracket. Best-of-1 quarterfinals, best-of-3 onwards. 1A vs 4B, 3A vs 2B, 2A vs 3B, 4A vs 1B will be the seeding structure for the single elimination. Tiebreaks in the group stage will be handled by looking at the head-to-head record, and if that can’t solve the conflict, an Armageddon FFA will decide the outcome. Placing in the last two spots in either group will demote you to playing in the Robotics cup for the following event, and likewise, the top 4 placings of Robotics cup will be eligible for promotion to the Stargate cup. If you’re battling in the Stargate Cup, you’re allowed to miss one consecutive event without penalty while keeping a spot when you return. An absence of 2 events will result in a dropdown to Robotics Cup when you return. If you no-show to the event, the first offense will be punished by a dropdown to the Robotics cup. The second and following offenses will be punished by a dropdown to the Gateway cup, and if it becomes a habit, potentially long periods before promotion to above Gateway cup can be had… Please show up if you sign up! If enough people in the Stargate Cup don’t show up, some players in the Robotics Cup based on their ranking will be promoted upwards to reach the minimum of 12 in the Stargate cup.

Robotics Cup[edit]

The format here will be a standard GSL or MSL group stage. A vs B and C vs D, winners of those games play each other, and losers play each other. The winner of the winner game moves on, and the loser of the loser game is eliminated. Remaining two players play a game to decide the last spot. In the interest of time the group stage will be all Bo1 (as was in the MSL). Depends on the interest and popularity, the tournament could range anywhere from 8 to 32 players max. Round-of-32 and Round-of-16 will always be the aforementioned group stage, and quarterfinals onwards will be single elimination in the format of: 1A vs 2D, 2B vs 1C, 1B vs 2C. 2A vs 1D Group draws will be random for both round-of-32 and round-of-16. Group stages are a maximum 3 games each, so at full capacity, 6 group stage games (for two rounds), and then a best-of-1 quarterfinals, followed by two best-of-3’s for the semis and finals, again the length is expected to be 5-6 hours, or 4-5 hours with 16 players. The top 4 finishers in the Robotics Cup will be eligible to compete in the Stargate Cup for the following event. If the Robotics cup does not exceed 32 people, and you finish last in the first group stage, you’ll be eligible to compete in the Robotics cup again. If the popularity over times becomes very high and we have 32 players, the bottom person in each of the 8 groups will need be relegated to the Gateway Cup. As in the Stargate cup, you’re allowed to miss one event without losing your spot in the Robotics Cup. If you miss two concurrent events, and then you choose to compete again, you’ll need to work up from the Gateway Cup. A no-show is punished by a demotion to the Gateway cup for the first two offenses, following that, longer periods of time without eligibility to promote from Gateway Cup.

Gateway Cup[edit]

As a preface, the main purpose of the Gateway cup is to weed out as many no-shows as we can, and give people some experience before they start to play in the Stargate or Robotics Cup. The idea is that later down the road, the tournament will run more seamlessly. It can also be used as a punishment much like low priority. Maybe one day when when we’re getting 100 sign-ups per tournament, it will be treated like a qualifier. Gateway Cup is a single elimination tournament, best-of-3 from quarterfinals onwards, best-of-1 beforehand. The tournament’s max effective size will be limitless, but technically limited to around 256 players. Top 8 will gain eligibility to compete in the Robotics cup for the next event, however if there’s enough space in the Robotics Cup, other competitors will be eligible to move up as well.

Schedule[edit]

The ShieldBattery Showdown will be a one-day reoccurring event taking place every 2nd Sunday, starting at 12PM Eastern/9AM Pacific/6PM CET… Which should make it possible for everyone minus East Asia and Australia, etc. to play. The first event will fittingly commence January 1st, 2017. With the current format, the event is expected to take 5-6 hours (winner will play 5 round robin games, 1 best-of-1, 2 best-of-3), therefore if you’re going to be playing, please ensure you have enough time to complete the tournament.

Maps[edit]

All versions of maps will be the default ShieldBattery version (I believe they are all the most current and updated version).

Stargate Cup:

Robotics Cup:

Gateway Cup:

All

Fighting Spirit Circuit Breaker Python
Fighting Spirit Circuit Breakers Python


For best-of-1, both players will alternate vetoing until only one map remains. A coin toss will decide who vetoes first if players cannot mutually agree.

For best-of-3, maps are vetoed until only 3 remain. A coin toss determines which player chooses one of the three maps. Loser picks the map afterwards, and each map can only be played once per series. I would prefer an infrequent a change in maps, as I know the maps you ShieldBattery people play :P. But of course, here and there, the map pool will be rotated a bit, with the help of my map ranking created here: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood-war/514719-all-time-broodwar-most-balanced-maps-ranked

Sign Up[edit]

There are three ways to sign up:

  • The preferred way is to login to Liquipedia with your Teamliquid account, and on the top right of the page, go the the "Sign Up" tab. Understand which of the 3 tournament you're eligible to sign up for, and add your ShieldBattery Username, as well as race (if you're a race picker, pick the one you play two match-ups with) under the tournament you'll be competing under. Sign-ups are open exactly 1 week before the tournament begins, up to one hour before the tournament starts
  • Another other option is to post your ShieldBattery username as well as race in the Teamliquid thread, as well as which of the 3 tournaments you'd like to compete in. Ensure you've read the format of the three tournaments so you're not signing up for the wrong one. Then, one of the tournament organizers will fill out your information on the sign-up page. This option is less preferable, as spots will fill up first come first serve, and if the tournament fills up before we get to your name, you're out of luck.
  • Catch me online on ShieldBattery or Discord, and let me know.


Communication during the tournament will occur in the ShieldBattery Client, as well as the unofficial ShieldBattery discord: https://discord.gg/8cDxzfr (please ensure you're using same Discord ID as ShieldBattery ID).

Stargate Cup[edit]

Round Robin Group Stage[edit]

Group A
1. Random Player 1 0-0
2. Random Player 2 0-0
3. Random Player 3 0-0
4. Random Player 4 0-0
5. Random Player 5 0-0
6. Random Player 6 0-0
7. Random Player 7 0-0
8. Random Player 8 0-0
Ricon small bw.png Player1
Ricon small bw.png Player2
Ricon small bw.png Player3
Ricon small bw.png Player4
Ricon small bw.png Player5
Ricon small bw.png Player6
Ricon small bw.png Player7
Ricon small bw.png Player8
Ricon small bw.png Player1Ricon small bw.png Player2Ricon small bw.png Player3Ricon small bw.png Player4Ricon small bw.png Player5Ricon small bw.png Player6Ricon small bw.png Player7Ricon small bw.png Player8


Group B
1. Random Player 1 0-0
2. Random Player 2 0-0
3. Random Player 3 0-0
4. Random Player 4 0-0
5. Random Player 5 0-0
6. Random Player 6 0-0
7. Random Player 7 0-0
8. Random Player 8 0-0
Ricon small bw.png Player1
Ricon small bw.png Player2
Ricon small bw.png Player3
Ricon small bw.png Player4
Ricon small bw.png Player5
Ricon small bw.png Player6
Ricon small bw.png Player7
Ricon small bw.png Player8
Ricon small bw.png Player1Ricon small bw.png Player2Ricon small bw.png Player3Ricon small bw.png Player4Ricon small bw.png Player5Ricon small bw.png Player6Ricon small bw.png Player7Ricon small bw.png Player8


Quarterfinals Single Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
  A1
  B4
  A3
  B2
  A2
  B3
  A4
  B1
Semifinals
  
  
  
  
Finals
  
  

Robotics Cup[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group B[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group C[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group D[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group E[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group F[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group G[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group H[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0


Round of 16[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group B[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group C[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0

Group D[edit]

Group A
1. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
2. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
3. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0
4. Ricon small bw.png TBA 0-0


Finals Single Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
  A1
  D2
  C1
  B2
  B1
  C2
  D1
  A2
Semifinals
  
  
  
  
Finals
  
  

Gateway Cup[edit]

External Links[edit]

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