There's been some confusion about certain aspects of the Teamliquid Starleague, and this page is here to help clear up those issues. Not only will the most commonly asked questions be answered here, but I will be adding questions as they get asked.
Feel free to post your own questions here, and the staff will do their best to answer the questions as soon as possible.
What is the TSL?
The TSL is the biggest foreign tournament outside of Korea. Broadcast live with English commentators, and over 10000$ prize money, the TSL allows everyone from the biggest names in the foreign scene, to the new and unknown player to enter and have a shot at winning the prize.
I want to create a new account, what do I do?
To register a new account, go to the ICCup website and click on the register button.
I did what the instructions said but I'm still having registration problems, what do I do??
If you are still having trouble registering, PM Plexa and he will help you.
Do I have to add the TSL tag to the start of my username?
No, you do not have to add the TSL tag, but it is highly recommended.
May I reset my current account to play with?
No. Your account must be created after the launch date of the TSL.
May I create multiple accounts?
No! Creating multiple accounts will result in disqualification, as well as the locking of all accounts.
Do I have to use the username I use on Teamliquid.net?
If you have one, yes. You have to use your standard nickname on the internet, the nickname that most people will know you as. If you are unsure of which nickname to use, you can message Manifesto7 or post on this thread, and we will let you know.
If you believe that using your common nickname will put you at a disadvantage, message Manifesto7 and he will provide you with a new nickname.
Failure to follow these rules will result in a disqualification.
My name is too long for registration, what should I do?
In cases such as these, you can abbreviate your name as long as your identity remains clear. If you are unsure about the abbreviation, message Manifesto7 or post on this thread, and we will confirm whether you can use the abbreviation.
I have made a new account, what do I do now?
Once you've create a new account, the first step is to go over to the Teamliquid Starleague group and click on the join button.
Once you've requested a join, you just have to wait until you get accepted. This should take an hour or so, but can take longer. Feel free to play after you've requested to join the tourney - you do not have to wait to be accepted.
You MUST send a team join request immediately upon registering.
I have clicked on the join group button, but I'm not being accepted! What do I do?
As long as you sent your team join request within 24 hours of your first game played, you are fine. Barring any transfer/old account problems, you will be accepted within the day. Be patient, and start playing! Remember, ICCup rewards those who are dedicated.
Can I only play against other players that are part of the league?
No, you can play against any player you wish to. Once you have joined the group you can continue playing in the ladder as you usually would.
Can I only play on the tournament maps?
No, you can play on any of ICCup's official maps. At least one of the tournament's maps will be made "Map of the Week" every week, so playing on these maps will be more rewardig. But you might want to play more games on Blue Storm, Troy, and Zodiac, because those are the maps for the qualifier tournament when the ladder is over!
What is "Map of the Week"?
Map of the week is a map that is being promoted by ICCup. Playing on this map will get you extra points towards the ladder
Must I play with the ICCup launcher and Anti-hack?
Yes. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
I am a new player, and do not think I will be able to qualify for this tournament, should I still register?
Yes! This tournament is all about you guys, the community. Feel free to join in and play along. It's fun to play a ladder when everyone is playing, and you could potentially play some good games with some top international players. And who knows, perhaps you could grab a spot in the top 48!
I have a problem with ICCup, and cannot register or play games, what should I do?
Unfortunately we do not handle the registering of accounts, or the ladder itself. Any of these problems should be posted on the ICCup official forum, or a pm should be sent to Plexa.
Where does all the money come from?
From the big money tree in Pachi's garden. Seriously. On a non-serious note though, we are not at liberty to discuss this right now, but we can assure you that the money will definitely be paid out in full at the conclusion of the tournament.
I thought there was going to be a livestream, but I cannot find it. Where is it?
The live stream will only be created once the actually TSL starts, and there will be no live stream for the qualification rounds.
Are you sure that you will be able to handle all the viewers from a livestream?
Yes. TL:A has been a good test run, and we are sure that we will be able to handle all the viewers from a live stream.
Won't the players be able to listen to the stream while they are playing?
There will be a reasonable delay on the livestream to ensure that players cannot use the stream to see or hear what their opponent is doing.
Who will the commentators be?
The commentators have not yet been confirmed, but we can assure you that we will have only the best commentators for the tournament.
Will there be multiple TSL seasons?
That's the plan, provided we get a sponsor for it.
Can I share my replays?
You are allowed to share your replays from the ladder stage, but not the replays from the qualifiers or the actual TSL. Doing so will result in a disqualification, as well as a ban from all future TSLs.
Can I play in other tournaments on ICCUP?
This is regarding playing tournaments on ICCUP from your TSL account and gaining points for placement finishes. This is prohibited. Do not play tournaments with your TSL account. The points gained will be deducted and you may even be penalized if you continue to play in them.
I registered but the website shows my flag incorrectly what can I do?
You need to post in the change flag thread on the contact the webmasters forum of ICCup. Post a polite request to change your flag there. The thread can be found here.
Do I have to save replays?
If you are playing in the TSL, you must have the auto-save replay option of the ICCUP launcher turned on. We reserve the right to request replays from any player at the end of the tournament for abuse / hack reasons.
How will the players ranked #17-48 be matched up?
The players #17-48 will be seeded and matched based on seed. Thus, #17 would play #48, #16 would play #47, etc.
More questions will be added as they get asked, so feel free to make yourself heard.
Good luck, and happy hunting!