Gold and Below Tournament #3

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Hello and welcome to the 3rd official Gold and Below Tournament!
Saturday July 7th @ 2:00pm CST (Noon PST)

The Gold and Below Tournaments, as you may guess, are tournaments hosted by me with some help from AngryProbes and Cadoink for anyone in Bronze, Silver, and Gold league. Anyone is welcome as long as they're B/S/G in 1v1! Come on out and have some fun in a tournament like the pros even though we all suck :P

Details:
-When: Saturday July 7th @ 2:00pm CST (Noon PST)
-Type: 1v1 with each round as a Bo3
-Races Allowed: I know some tournaments don't allow Random. This ain't one of those tournaments. All 4 race options are allowed!
-Requirements to join: Be ranked in Bronze, Silver, or Gold league on the Season 8 ladder. If you are unranked Season 8, I will no longer go by previous ranks, so if you do not play your placement matches, do not be mad if I exclude you.
-Are you Plat, Diamond, or Masters but want to participate?: Anyone is welcome to spectate and/or cast any games you wish :) Our first tournament was 100% casted thanks to the amazing Cadoink (check out the thread below for replays). So if you want to come and watch/cast, just let me know! :D
-Maps: Round 1: Daybreak / Round 2: Cloud Kingdom / Round 3: Shakuras Plateau / Round 4: Condemned Ridge / Round 5: Entombed Valley / Round 6: Antiga Shipyard WCS (also listed below). Since each round will be 2-3 games, these maps will be used for Match 1 of each round. For Matches 2 and 3, it's "loser picks" for any Season 8 ladder map.
-Matchmaking: I will organize everyone onto a list, inorder of their 1v1 ranks (and somewhat influenced by 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 ranks as well, but only slightly). Then with a complete, organized list, I'll put players on the bracket in that order. Therefore players will have the most fair matchups possible
-Communication: In-game chat channel "noob tournament" and this thread. Before the tournament begins, we will all meet in the chat channel and I'll make sure everyone knows who to play and what not. Also feel free to post here with any questions, concerns, etc :) I check the thread many many times a day.
-Brackets: I will post the brackets below, along with a current list of all registered members (organized by league as mentioned above) and the list of map

Maps:
Round 1: Daybreak
Round 2: Cloud Kingdom
Round 3: Shakuras Plateau
Round 4: Condemned Ridge
Round 5: Entombed Valley
Round 6: Antiga Shipyard (WCS version so it forces cross-spawns)

Brackets:
(link coming much closer to the tournament's date, once we have more people signed up)

Entrants (organized by league):
(Gold)
-1. AngryProbes (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1144968/1/AngryProbes/)
-2. Myst (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2864724/1/Myst/)
-3. Amasuro (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3231478/1/Amasuro/)
-4. TopRamen (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3465716/1/TopRamen/)
-5. Arcanine (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3300158/1/Arcanine/)
-6. John (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/958129/1/John/)
-7. Zyberzz (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1842897/1/Zyberzz/)
-8. Moltar (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2463736/1/Moltar/)
-9. Sethorak (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/665899/1/Sethorak/)
-10. Valkria (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3541222/1/Valkira/)
-11. SpookY (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2979979/1/SpookY/)
-12. LqdValkyrie (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/659638/1/LqdValkyrie/)
-13. Manik (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/902027/1/Manik/)
-14. ChapterBlack (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2630428/1/ChapterBlack/)
-15. aramil (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/888450/1/aramil/)
(Siiver)
-16. VaporVenom (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/713537/1/VaporVenom/)
-17. TGxInTel (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3513928/1/TGxInTel/)
-18. Jman (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3267843/1/Jman/)
-19. Zoe (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/466996/1/Zoe/)
-20. Phantom (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1073785/1/Phantom/)
-21. Reckful (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3394156/1/Reckful/)
-22. Halish (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1263547/1/Halish/)
-23. Owlfeathers (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3330647/1/Owlfeathers/)
-24. Maazak (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/386928/1/Maazak/)
-25. slicetiger (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3533926/1/slicetiger/)
(Bronze)
-26. LiquidRising (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2011524/1/LiquidRising/)
-27. InToTheVoid (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1976316/1/InToTheVoid/)
-28. Nightmare (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/3358584/1/Nightmare/)
-29. Harshrunner (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1583718/1/Harshrunner/)
-30. Swizzo (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/346756/1/Swizzo/)
-31. Qendal (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/1001060/1/Qendal/)
-32. jcarsonw (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/2837694/1/jcarsonw/)

dropped:
-ice
-sxe
-tspoon of !@#

No-Shows
(Gold)
-amestris
-JVnein
-kelmorain
-Afixis
-StygianNein
-Valkria
-Illuzions
-pandorasbox
-babno
(Silver)
-shepp
-blzbub
-dreadnaut (late)
-medicsodomy
-foxx
-kanyeeast
-shadowwraith
-ewok
-CCCarsas
(Bronze)
-garethvex
-Atrophius

Casters
-1. BugCatcher
-2. ShreyaSSSSM (possibly)
-3. TLKImbaSimba
-4. Manik

Spectators:
-1. Vecilionos
-2. AamDamnd
-3. Shaggy
-4. Blubex
-5. TLKtakaSCAR
-6. IAmKreed

Feel free to check out the previous tournaments' threads too!
G&B 1: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/4512732784
G&B 2: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/5150110876

PS: I am currently trying to figure out how to contact the mods so we can get a front-page article about our tournaments :) Hopefully we can get a huge turnout instead of 20ish people show up. I'll let y'all know once I actually get somewhere with my inquiries!
Brackets:
http://betterbracketmaker.com/#!/45cb85ad88ff4

Casted Replays:
Coming soon! PLEASE EMAIL ALL REPLAYS TO CTCCROMER AT YAHOO.COM
Sign Me Up!!! :D , ^Agree
Sign me up

I would also like to apologize for not attending the last one after I put my name down. I slept completely though my alarm.

This one will be at 10pm for though so I'll be there :).
Hopefully 3rd time is a charm and work won't interfere! Sign me up :)
You only mention 1 map for each round, and yet it is a best of 3. Are we to play the same map 3 times, or is it losers pick?
I'll join
06/18/2012 06:18 AMPosted by Babno
You only mention 1 map for each round, and yet it is a best of 3. Are we to play the same map 3 times, or is it losers pick?

Same map for all 3. Wasn't sure if people would assume that or not, but I'll add that to the OP for clarity

06/18/2012 01:59 AMPosted by ChapterBlack
It really should be sooner than july 7th though :/

I asked people what day of the week is best and everyone agree on Saturday :) Im not gonna have one in less than two weeks, so I got the earliest Saturday I could while still giving ample time for anyone interested to find this thread

06/18/2012 02:15 AMPosted by Reckful
This one will be at 10pm for though so I'll be there :).

This tournament is half an hour earlier than the last tournament lol

Added everyone to the OP!

EDIT: IF ANYONE IS NOT YET PLACED IN SEASON 8, PLEASE PLAY YOUR PLACEMENT MATCH(ES). THIS IS A REQUIREMENT TO JOIN THE TOURNAMENT (again, I apologize for not makin that clear in the OP. It shall be edited in)
Even though I can no longer participate, could I possibly spectate?
06/18/2012 09:35 AMPosted by Vecilionos
Even though I can no longer participate, could I possibly spectate?

Of course!! Anyone is welcome to spectate :D I'll add that to the OP, i apologize again.
Anyone is welcome to spectate or cast any games they wish, the only requirement being of course that they don't share any personal strategies and what not, but everyone that shows up here seems like really nice people so i dont think we have to worry about that :)
I'd like to participate. Goldie here.
i would be honored to join your tournament.
sign me up.
Tentatively sign me up. I won't know for another week or so for sure, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to make it.
Do you allow random race, or do I have to pick one?
I'll request that day off work, so count me in!

Also, for Antiga Shipyard can we play the WCS version of Antiga or just replace with Ohana? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe WCS version forces cross-spawns. Otherwise that map is a bit wanky depending on spawns. Of course it's round 6, so it might not even be needed.
06/18/2012 09:58 AMPosted by Moltar
i would be honored to join your tournament.

:'D

Tentatively sign me up. I won't know for another week or so for sure, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to make it.
Do you allow random race, or do I have to pick one?

Random is allowed :) ill add that to the OP
Also, so things dont get too confusing for me, please just post back here once you know if youll be able to make it or not. We already have to deal with no-shows that say they'll be there, it's even worse if I add people that have a legitimate chance to not show up. Just let me know once you know and I'll add ya no worries!

I'll request that day off work, so count me in!

Also, for Antiga Shipyard can we play the WCS version of Antiga or just replace with Ohana? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe WCS version forces cross-spawns. Otherwise that map is a bit wanky depending on spawns. Of course it's round 6, so it might not even be needed.

Sure, we can use the WCS version ^^ I... hate... Ohana... so much... I guess one of the benefits of hosting the tournament is that I can leave out maps I hate lol. And since I'm not even upper Silver league, it's not like it'll give me an advantage in the tournament
(just for clarity), since I originally posted the thread, I have made the following updates to the OP:
-The list of entrants of course
-Added "Races Allowed"
-Added "Requirements to Join"
-Added "Plat+ but still wanna participate?"
-Added the bolded part in the maps section
-Changed Round 6 Map Antiga Shipyard from ladder version to WCS version for cross-spawn purposes
-Added the PS
-Added a spectators list
Guess I'll sign up again :D,
06/18/2012 11:09 AMPosted by Afixis
Guess I'll sign up again :D,

Added! :D

Also added the links for every player's profile. This is so A) paranoid people such as myself can double-check my ordering and complain about anything they see necessary :P and B) it's a LOT easier for me that way to add more people as they sign up
I'm in of course.

Also, if we do get casters, I think the loser should choose the next map. It would be really boring watching a million games on Daybreak in a row.

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