Lords of the Lane 3

  • 14 team Single Elimination  
  • Heroes of the Storm  
  • May 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM CDT  
  • Check-in: Closed  
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Lords of the Lane is back in action this May 1st! Our old beloved 2v2 tournament madness has begun again in 2016. This every-other-month tournament was our first Patreon goal, which was reached almost immediately over at https://www.patreon.com/lordsofthestorm?ty=h. We're excited to see how all of the new Heroes match up in this deadly push down the middle lane. So in this Lords of the Lane 3, we will see who among us has the coordination, the tactics, and the pushing power to win it all!

Registration will initially be open to our Patreon subscribers at the $5 (Blue, Rare) threshold or higher, but will then open to the general public afterward. Check your e-mails linked to your Patreon accounts for more details there!


NA Region Players Only (Sorry to other regions, we just don't have the manpower to host those currently)

Registration will initially be open to our Patreon subscribers at the $5 (Blue, Rare) threshold or higher, but will then open to the general public afterward. If you're a $5 or higher Patron, your partner does NOT have to also be a Patron to participate and benefit from the early access registration.

2v2 Custom Game; Higher seed team (lower number) creates lobby unless your match is being casted, then the caster will create the game and invite both teams.

Best 2 of 3 games to win

Single Elimination

You will be required to check in to play. Check in will open a day before the tournament and allow us to know who is coming. See FAQ at the bottom for more details.

Select Matches and the Finals will be streamed and cast by some of the Lords of the Storm on http://www.twitch.tv/lordsofthestorm.

Map - Lost Cavern.

Objective - Teams will duke it out until one of the Keeps (second major structure) is destroyed. At this point, the first team to destroy a Keep is declared the winner of that game. If you lose a game, please allow the winning team to push to the win uninterrupted.  This will greatly speed up time in between rounds.

Heroes - All are allowed, no mirror matches.

Picks and Bans - Each game will begin with a quick set of picks and bans, which will be discussed in the Custom game channel prior to the start of the game. Each team has two bans, which take place at the beginning and middle of the character selection phase. For example, each match starts with the higher seed's (lower number) first ban. Then the lower seed selects their first ban. Higher seed then picks its first character, followed by the lower seed picking a character. Then, the second ban phase begins with the lower seed  banning once more, followed by the higher seed's final ban. Then, lower seed picks their final character, and higher seed picks theirs.

In short, if A is the higher seed and B is lower, it goes A Ban - B Ban - A 1st Pick - B 1st Pick - B Ban - A Ban -B 2nd Pick - A 2nd Pick.

After the first game is over, the team who lost must declare whether they want to go first or second in the next Pick/Ban phase.

If a match comes down to all three games, the same rule applies--whichever team lost the second game will be able to decide whether they are the first or second Pick/Ban for the final game.

Again, keep in mind there are no mirror matches.

SPECIAL RULE FOR CHO'GALL: If one team selects either Cho or Gall as their first pick, they automatically receive the other half as their second pick. So teams wishing to ban Cho'Gall would be wise to do so on the first ban phase.

Alert Tournament Admin (Multizord) Before Starting Each Round

This will solve a lot of pacing issues, and allow the casters to be able to cast a variety of different teams throughout the tournament. Please get confirmation back from the tournament admin before beginning any round. You will be informed when the casters are covering your game, and they will create the Custom game beforehand in those instances.

The “M.U.L.E” talent is banned from play as it can give a significant advantage if only one team has it and unnecessarily prolongs gameplay.

Join our Lords of the Lane Discord channel to participate in the games! This is where we will meet briefly before the tournament to re-hash rules, and you may also use the voice chat channels in that server to coordinate with your teammate.

Lords of the Lane Discord 


$20 Amazon gift card for both members of the first place team, and eternal glory.

$10 Amazon gift card for both members of the second place team, and some bragging rights.

At the conclusion of the tournament, please contact a tournament organizer to arrange the delivery of your prizes.


What is this "check-in" business - Check-in allows us to know which teams will be for sure participating in the tournament so we know if we have to make any adjustments. Check-in is easy. An 24 hours before the tournament starts, check-in will open on the Challonge page, and all you have to do, is your team captain comes to the Challonge page, hits the "check-in" button, and that lets us know you'll be there. This is mandatory to play so we can seed correctly. Check-in will close immediately before the tournament starts.

All 32 team slots are full, can I still play somehow? - Maybe! With 32 teams signing up there's a decent chance a few may not check in. If the roster is full you can still sign up and be placed on the backup list. If you are on the backup list and you know you can make it, make sure to still check in, then on the day of the tournament, when check-in closes an hour before the tournament starts, we will see if any of the active teams haven't checked in, and if not, then we will start replacing them on a first come first served basis with the alternate teams who did check in. 

So and so cheated by taking M.U.L.E.- Don’t do this, just don’t, it’s no fun for anyone. If it's an accident, point it out in /all, apologize, don't use the M.U.L.E. (consider it a wasted talent) and move on. If you happen to have a dispute against an opponent for any of this type of abuse, please submit the game replay to the tournament coordinator and it will be dealt with.

Man, Team X sounds really good, how did I get seeded against them - Please note that seeds/matches are not finalized until everyone has checked in on match day. This allows us to compensate for teams that quit/do not check in/do not show up.

Final Results

Supreme Champion: Slamnasty
Worthy Adversary: Girls Playing Chess

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