BornGosu DAB Tournament #2

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Hello, and whaelcum to the second edition of the BornGosu DAB Tournament!

 The first edition was a moderate success, so as long as people keep playing, i'll keep hosting!



This is a BornGosu event open to members/ tryouts/non-BG members and features a different rule-set and formatting than normal SC2 games.

It's mostly created to promote a more fun approach to the game, shake up the meta, and encourage creativity and deep mindgames.

   *To avoid discussions like last time; this is NOT a balanced tournament, and the best player will NOT win every time. Rather, the one uses the rules better will succeed (GG MCauthon, first edition dark horse)


  • The tournament will be held on NA, in the "borngosu" channel. Just /join borngosu 
  • The tournament will be held this Sunday, 2nd of Decemberr, at 6:00PM UTC. For time conversion, see HERE
  • Check in will begin 1 hour prior to the start of the tourney. YOU MUST CHECK IN TO PLAY!
  • We might have Caesar casting this edition again, but if not, I will try my best to set it up with another caster

  • Since there is a lot of management required on my part, i would ask that after you check in, you are present at your PC in order to provide the race/division/bans for the first round games
  • Due to the same reason above, I will NOT be accepting any other players after check-in closes, so make sure you sign-up and check=in in time if you want to play

  • We might have a site / online tool for easier banning process (thanks a lot to PhysicsNoob for the offer), but it may not be ready in time for this edition

  • Games are by default set to East America server, but can be changed if both players agree
  • The players have to specify their race at the beginning of the tournament and CANNOT change it during the current round; you are free to change race between rounds, but make sure your opponent is aware; due to the nature of the rules, Random is NOT permitted (after some discussions last time, i was convinced it can be done, but it is simply too much of a hassle for banning, so please don't ask)


Keeping the tradition alive, there will again be a MONUMENTAL prize pool sum of 20$ USD (at my bank's conversion rate at the time of payment)

The prize pool is top heavy, and will be split between the top 3 placements:

  1. place: 11$ USD
  2. place: 6$ USD
  3. place: 3$ USD


Some changes from last time can be found below:

The tournament is a Single Elimination Bracket,, that feature the "Draft Asset Banning"™ system (henceforth referred as the DAB)
The matcehs are al Bo3 with a Bo5 FINAL (3rd/4th place match is Bo3 as well)
The first map of the Bo3 will be played on Cerulean Fall; loser picks next map.

What is the DAB, you ask? Prepare yourself!

  • each player has the right to ban one or more units from his opponent's arsenal at the start of the game (some units are restricted;  see below for special cases)
  • these bans will be made at the same time (using the tool or through chat with me) so no counter-picking is possible
  • during the game, the player cannot use the banned units (see special cases for exceptions)
  • after a game is over, the loser has the right to change the bans he made, in addition to picking the map for the next game
  • the number of banned units you can force on your opponent scales with the difference in rank between players (current rank on the race you are playing in the tournament applies) - Thank AheN for this idea

Bans and Rank calculations:

  • Default number of banned units is 1 each; you receive an additional 1 ban if there is more than one entire division difference between players. You CANNOT have more than 2 bans regardless of difference in skill rating
    Diamond2 playing against Masters1: Diamond player has 2 bans, Masters player has 1 ban
    Diamond2 playing against a Masters2: Each player gets 1 ban
    Platinum1 playing against Diamond2: Each player gets 1 ban

  • Ranking wise, if the account is ranked on both NA and EU for the season, the highest achieved rank is considered
  • Since this is a new season and not many people played a lot of games, ranks from last season are in effect
  • If Unranked on both regions, the previous season's ranks are considered according to above rule
  • If Unranked with no previous ranking history (actual 1v1 noobie) you are considered as Silver 2 for calculations
  • Using smurf accounts to abuse above rule is prohibited and attempting it will be frowned upon

Special cases:

  • You can create a banned unit in order to morph it into something else (if hydra is banned you can still make hydras to create lurkers)
  • You cannot use the banned units created this way before morphing them
  • If they happen to randomly attack close enemy units, it's fine but any intentional abuse of this rule will force you to forfeit the game
  • To avoid mishaps with the rule above, in the special case of Templar, if one type is banned, you MUST use the other type exclusively if you want Archons
  • The following units are restricted and cannot be chosen as bans:
    Overlord (Dropperlord can be banned, tho)
    Temporary Units (MULE, Larva, Auto-turrets, Infested Marines, etc)
    yes, Observers and Ravens can be Banned, as both toss and terran have other means of mobile detection (oracle/scans)

GL, HF to everyone!

And remember: this is a FUN tournament. 

There's no need to get upset or point out imbalance (Z is prolly underpowered in this format). It was never meant to be balanced in the first place!

Final Results

Supreme Champion: xXNoWaifuNoLaifu69Xx
Worthy Adversary: Quaterno
Maybe Next Time: Blisk_11284

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