Early Access Celebration

Welcome to the Early Access Celebration! Today we’ll break down the players, what they are playing for, the event rules, and our plans for coverage for the August 14th event.

Players

Top 16 ladder

Xuande
randombauer (https://www.twitch.tv/randombauer)
Ikarus (twitch.tv/ikarus_)
MX
[RFC]Chameleon (https://twitter.com/42ChameLeon )
Infinite (https://www.twitch.tv/infinite_way)
Sean (https://twitter.com/_SeanGoddard_)
EndoZoa (twitch.tv/endozoa)
Red_bzr/tv (twitch.tv/red_bzr)
SirSalty (twitch.tv/sirsalty)
Kristof (twitch.tv/k_prinz)
Eason24 (www.twitch.tv/aeason24)
Jebas (twitch.tv/JebasSBB)
kwe
Scrubbydoo (https://www.twitch.tv/scrubbydoooo)
Shwei (twitch.tv/shwei)

Mock Tournament Winner

quinnabrvau

7 community invites

Kibler (https://www.twitch.tv/bmkibler)
Educated Collins (https://www.twitch.tv/educated_collins)
MrPage404 (https://www.twitch.tv/mrpage404)
Matt Oblivium (https://www.twitch.tv/mattoblivium)
Yukmouth (https://www.twitch.tv/yukmouth_)
themightylinguine (https://www.twitch.tv/themightylinguine)
Scott Seiver (https://twitter.com/scott_seiver)

Prizes
1st $1k Invite for future tournament*
2nd $600 Invite for future tournament*
3rd $300
4th $200
5th-8th $100
1st-24th 700 Gem code (given out pre-tournament)

*Future tournament details TBD, but tentatively planned for some time in September, and should have a larger prize.

Coverage

Coverage will be run by Parney (aka Telemokos) and starts on August 14 at 2pm Pacific time. LSV, Matt Nass, and Matt Place will be joining him on camera. We will also be doing giveaways for free hero codes during the broadcast!

Rules and Format

Format
The format and rules for both tournaments will be the same, and goes as follows.
3 rounds of random 8 player pods
Points awarded for placement in each pod
1st: 10 points
2nd: 7 points
3rd: 5 points
4th: 4 points
5th: 3 points
6th: 2 points
7th: 1 points
8th: 0 points
After 3 rounds, the 8 highest point holders enter the Top 8, the final 8 person bracket.
Final lobby of top 8 to determine winners. Points are a clean slate for the final lobby.

Tiebreakers for points
Highest Finish
Second Highest Finish
Most points in joint matches.
Random

Rules
Lobbies with bugs or issues at or before Hero select will be restarted.
Lobbies will play on from bugs or issues (internet disconnects etc.) after that point.
All rulings are the right of the tournament organizers.
Players must share their screen in discord while playing.
Streaming on twitch or other platforms is allowed, but must be in addition to sharing screen on discord.
Players must be prepared to play the whole event (~4 hours).