Format and Dates
This tournament features an unorthodox format, which will prove exciting for the spectators but still reliable and semi-standard for the players. Here's the breakdown of the stages for our tourney:
- Open Qualifier #1: Saturday, January 23, 2021
- Open Qualifier #2: Sunday, January 24
- Group A: Monday, January 25
- Group B: Tuesday, January 26
- Group C: Wednesday, January 27
- Special Qualifier Event: Thursday, January 28
- Quarterfinals: Saturday, January 30
- Semifinals and onward: Sunday, January 31
- All events will begin at 17:00 GMT (+00:00)
For a full review of the tournament format, check the Liquipedia page! If you have any questions, just check the full rulebook, or let me know in the thread and I can help out.
Our seven invited players are:
Eight qualified players will join these invitees; four from each open qualifier. You can sign up for the open qualifiers on Challonge here: Qualifier #1 and Qualifier #2.
The open qualifiers will be open to community casting in all languages. To request approval as a community caster, please contact CreightonOlsen#0001 on Discord.
The English cast of the main event will be hosted on my Twitch page - CreightonOlsen, and I'll be acting as a host for this event! We've scrounged up quite an impressive list of commentators for the event, and each day of the main event will feature a new commentary duo! Huge thanks to Beomulf, CatZ, Chickenman, Grant, Nathanias, Renegade, Rushi, and Steadfast for providing coverage.
Foreign language coverage will be provided by the following commentators: Indy, Maralekos and gl1de. Additional language commentators should contact me immediately on Discord if you'd like to cover the event.