The Tournament Placement rules include the general rules.
All times are in UTC+1.
Registrations are open from 1/26/21 at 2:00 pm until 2/1/21 at 11:59 pm.
The tournament takes place from 2/3/21 to 2/28/21 according to the schedule present in the Calendar tab. It is composed of 15 Swiss rounds and playoffs from RO64 to RO16.
Reminders of the general rules:
- all matches are played after a draft phase on the KTA draft module. More information about drafts here
- teams can have 10 minutes late to start the draft, and 30 minutes of preparation between the end of the draft and the match start (it has to begin before the "forfeit" time indicated on the draft)
During the rounds, the draft letter for each match is determined as follows: if a team had less often the choice than its opponent in its previous matches, then it has the letter choice for the match. If both teams had so much choice in their previous matches, then the letter choice is randomly assigned.
A victory earns 3 Tournament Points, a draw earns 1 Tournament Point, a defeat earns no Tournament Points. Additional Points are also distributed as defined in the general regulations.
The classification criteria are in order of priority: Tournament Points > Percentage of Victory of Opponents encountered (PVA) > Additional Points > Direct result between the teams. Tie-break games will be held as needed on 2/22/21 8pm.
The 64 best teams in qualifiers are qualified in playoffs. These are structured around a classic combat tree, where the 1st fight the 64th, the 2nd the 63rd, etc.
The confrontations are played in 2 winning matches (BO3). The highest-ranked team in qualifiers has the draft letter choice in games 1 and 3, the other team has it in game 2.
Playoffs stop after RO16.
DISTRIBUTION IN THE LEAGUES
The 8 teams that win the RO16 are qualified for the Gold league.
All the teams qualified for the finals, except the 6 lowest ranked teams in the qualifying rounds who lost in the RO32, are qualified for the Silver league.