*Promotional video and Think Quick graphics by: Twitch.TV/Arg_Depleted / IG @AndresBrasesco / Discord Andres_B#4990. Flags of players in video indicate their country of residence. For example, Koget who is from Poland currently lives in Denmark, so the Danish flag is used for him. Prize pool now is $3500.
In this invitation only round robin tournament, 12 of the best foreigners from the Team Think Quick series will face-off against each other in five-game showmatches (e.g., 5:0 or 4:1 possible) over the course of three months. In total, there will be 66 showmatches and 330 games featuring four Protoss, four Terran and four Zerg representatives.
Unique Prize System
Every single game won by a player will be worth an equal percentage of the total prize. At the current prize pool, each win brings in a minimum of $10 and every showmatch is worth a minimum of $50. If a player wins 5-0 in a showmatch, then he earns $50. If a player loses 2-3 in a showmatch, then he still wins $20.
This means three or four players in this tournament will not be able to grab all the prize money for themselves. And as the prize pool increases with donations and subscriptions throughout the season, so too will the value of each game won. Earnings will be paid out at the end of the event.
The Best of the Best Tour premiers Friday, Feb 05 6:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00) and Saturday, Feb 06 10:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00) and there will be stream events every Friday and Saturday thereafter (during same times) until the end of April.
During every stream event you will get to watch three showmatches (15 games). One showmatch will be live and the other two will be freshly preplayed. Six amazing showmatches (30 games) await you every weekend.
They will be casted by community members such as Kwark, MasterRey, Pato, Snipe and others from our network. The players in the tournament will not be streaming any of their showmatches so you will have to follow the official stream which will be geared towards raising the prize pool via subscriptions and donations to financially support all the players equally.
Twitch subscribers will receive the biggest and best replay packs from this event. In the first month of February, a $5 subscription will buy you a 110 game replay pack. In the second month, a $5 subscription will bring you another 110 game replay pack and in the third month a $5 subscription will bring you the last 110 game replay pack. That’s 330 awesome replays from the Best of the Best for $15! All subscription funds will go toward the prize pool in order to benefit players who win games.
Monthly replay packs will be provided to Twitch subscribers in a private subscription channel inside our discord server at the end of each month when all the games have been played and streamed. If you wish to obtain these replays in order to cast them, please kindly inform ox[tQ] in the Team Think Quick discord before subscribing.
For every $25 donated, you can receive 25 individual (best-of-five or best-of-seven) replay packs featuring S rank players from our regular showmatch series. These players include Dewalt, Scan, Sziky, Khala, Terroru, Yabsab, Dandy, Ample, Trutacz, Artuser, Oya, Yoon, Chaelyn, Stryker, Dragon, Cross, Voddy and more. All donations will go toward the prize pool as well. If you wish to obtain these replays in order to cast them, please kindly inform ox[tQ] in the Team Think Quick discord before donating. If you have donated, please privately message ox[tQ] on Team Liquid or on discord to receive your replay pack.
Here is a link to our matcherino set up by our wonderful sponsor Rus_Brain from esport.fund
If we obtain a $6,000 prize pool by the end of the season, Terroru and Oya have both agreed to play half naked (without a shirt) on their own streams one day after the tournament ends. A $6,000 prize would turn every single game win into $18 and every showmatch would be worth $90.
Whoever predicts the final individual standings from #1 to #12 will win a $25 prize. The final standings will be determined by the end of April. You must submit your prediction in this thread before February 28, 2021. Please provide a top-down list. For example:
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If more than one person answers correctly, then the winner will be whoever posted the correct prediction first. Any second, third and fourth place winners (with correct predictions) will receive replay packs.
February 26 2021 17:00 EST / 23:00 CET
Voddy vs Sziky
Stryker vs Trutacz
February 27 2021 17:00 EST / 23:00 CET
Dragon vs Stryker
Koget vs Terror
Oya vs Dewalt
Team Think Quick Best of the Best Tour
Weekly showmatch lineups will be announced in a separate thread.
Full three month lineup schedule is available in our Liquipedia page (created by Fakefin) linked above.