The following rules are specific to the Shogun's Trial. All general
GOBBLN policies also apply (no abandoning being the big one).
Event will size will be a multiple of 4. Target is 16 teams.
Each participant should make a separate post in the application sub
forum subject: Coach name, with team name and race in the subject.
Any team with a TV of 1500 or below including MNG players. Teams are
free to cut players, rerolls or "staff" to get to this cap, but must
play their first match with roster they apply with.
Group assignment will be random, but racial distribution will be
Time Zone Issues
This is a BBATTL event and thus some participants will be coming from
other time zones. Some effort will be made to minimize this
inconvenience, but it is not the only factor that will be applied to
creating the groups. All participants will need to show some extra
flexibility when opponents have significantly different time zones.
European coaches should either be willing to play a little later than
they might ordinarily prefer when in their home league or be very
available over the weekend. North American coaches need to understand
that European coaches were encouraged to participate and try to play a
little earlier in the day than they might ordinarily prefer in their
League Drop Outs
Drop replacement will occur as possible from fresh teams. However,
given the format of the event its likely a drop out will result in
Schedule and Week Advancement
Match weeks will last one week, but groups are encouraged to play
faster if possible.
Coaches will schedule their matches by using the designated thread for
their match (each match pairing will have its own unique scheduling
thread). While you may communicate your intentions to play a match
through other means, its important that you post in your thread the
fact that it is scheduled (if you are the first one to post it) or
confirm that the posted game time is correct (if you are posting 2nd).
The event admins will use these threads to determine how to award the
match should it fail to be played.
Turns will be 4 minutes.
Extended Inducements will not be utilized. Wizards will be used instead
of racial scrolls.
Points are earned as follows:
Win: 3 Pts
Draw: 1 Pts
Loss: 0 Pts
At the end of the first group stage the top performing teams will be
placed together and the lowest teams will be grouped together for a 2nd
round of 3 matches. The champions of the top 2 2nd stage groups will
play for the title.
The winner will receive 80,000 GC and the runner-up 40,000 GC.
The team that experiences the most deaths will be reimbursed the cost of their most expensive player lost.
BBATTL Point Allocation
Point allocation will be clarified once we are more certain of event
size. The team with the player who earns the most SPPs during the tournament will receive additional BBATTL points.
GOBBLN Premier Eligibility
Teams that are currently eligible to participate in GOBBLN Premier in
future seasons will retain this eligibility if participating in the Shogun's Trial.