The NA Apprentice Season 1

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The 8 qualified players will join 8 invited players in the main event.


Dates

Prize Pool

  • 1st - $100
  • 2nd - $50
  • 3rd/4th - $25

General Rules

  • Player eligibility: NA residents who have not reached Group Stage 3 in any 2018 WCS event.
  • Default server: NA Central
  • Chat channel: ApprenticeNA
  • Map pool: Ladder

Group Stage Format

  • 4 groups of 4 players. Top 2 from each group advance into the Ro8 playoffs.
  • Bo3 round robin.
  • Top 2 players in each group advance, with playoff seeding affected by group stage placement.
  • Upper player is A. Veto process is ABAB ABC.

Playoff Format

  • Single elimination. All matches are Bo5 except for the Grand Finals, which is Bo7.
  • Upper player is A. Bo5 veto process is AB ABABC. Bo7 veto process is ABABABC.

Match Communication

  • Join the official Discord server: https://discord.gg/b4VREDm  
  • This Discord server will be the primary point of contact between players. All communication will be done here.
  • Players must complete their matches within the given time frame. If you attempted to contact your opponent and haven't received a response by the end of the time frame, then screenshot your attempts and send them to Sugar on Discord. Upon receiving sufficient evidence, you will be given the walkover win.

Default Match Dates/Times

If both players are unable to come to an agreement regarding when to play their matches, then the following dates/times will be set as the default. Anyone who fails to show up then will be disqualified.

  • Ro16: January 5th @ 2 PM EST
  • Ro8: January 12th @ 7 PM EST
  • Ro4: January 19th @ 7 PM EST
  • Finals: January 26th @ 7 PM EST

Reporting Match Results

  • Upon completion of your games, you must message Sugar on Discord (Sugar#3780) with the match score and replays of all the games.
  • Please rename your replays in the following format before sending: Player1Name vs Player 2Name Game #.

Round Robin Tiebreaker Rule

Any ties during the group stage will be decided in this exact order of criteria:

  1. Wins vs tied participants (Head to head result)
  2. Game/set wins
  3. Points scored
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