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North American Verdun Championship 2017

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JULY 15-16 ON TWITCH

AN E4I EVENT COHOSTED BY ZAB & SOREN FROM PEST CONTROL (PC)

OPENING CEREMONY | 4PM US EASTERN
EARLY ROUNDS - JULY 15 | 4:30PM US EASTERN
FINALS - JULY 16 | 6PM TO MIDNIGHT
$1,000.00 PRIZE POOL +  $1,000.00 GAME GIVEAWAYS

QUESTIONS? ASK ON DISCORD

NAVC CHAMPIONS: PEST CONTROL

Congratulations to Zab and his team for two epic games against the mighty 1E.

Base Championship Structure

All Verdun North American Championship matches are played in 8vs8 format. This format consists of 8 players on each team in two squads of four in a frontlines match. More than two squads is not allowed. All squads are eligible for play and squad switching is allowed but exploiting squad calling-cooldowns is not allowed. Each team plays both sides of the map. Entente attacks first. Servers for the matches are created by an Admin. Passwords for matches are distributed by admins to team-captains. Friendly fire is disabled. Squads are set to level 100 by default.

Schedule - SATURDAY JULY 15 2017

GROUPSTAGE

4:30PM EST: AVERAGE JOES VS SCHWERER MINENWERFER
5:20PM EST: KUK VS SCHWERER MINENWERFER
6:10PM EST: AVERAGE JOES VS KUK

PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINAL #1 & #2
7:00PM EST: EMPEROR'S ROYAL DRAGONS VS SEED #1
7:50PM EST: PEST CONTROL VS SEED #2

Schedule - SUNDAY JULY 16 2017

THIRD PLACE
4:30PM EST: LOSER SEMIFINAL #1 VS LOSER SEMIFINAL #2

GRAND FINAL
6:00PM EST: WINNER SEMIFINAL #1 VS WINNER SEMIFINAL #2

Note: matches must be played at the times and on the days scheduled and may not be rescheduled. The schedule is released a week prior to the start of the tournament to all captains and co-captains.

Map ban & Map pool formats

The Verdun North American Championship uses a map pool of five:

PICARDIE | AISNE | VOSGES | ARTOIS | ARGONNE

Note: the integrity of the "map ban" is important. The "map ban" is recommended to take place in ample time before the match to allow admins to have sufficient time to setup a private match. All map bans need to take place over discord between two team captains while an admin listens in to confirm the picks/bans.

Best of One - Map-Ban System

In a Best of One series, the map-ban consists of each team banning twice, resulting in a map being selected by eliminating others. Seeding is used to determine which team will ban first, or choose what side the teams will start on the map selected. In the event seeding cannot be done, the team awarded the first-ban and side-picking is random.

Example:

Team A is awarded choice of sides or first ban. Team A decides to defer the ban and will start Entente on the map selected. Team B bans Aisne. Team A bans Picardie. Team B bans Argonne. Team A bans Artois. 

Both teams banned maps twice, hence the last map remaining and the map played is Vosges. Team A defers the ban, and elects to start on the Entente side. They start on the Entente side, on Vosges, against team B.

Best of Three - Map-Ban System

During a Best out of Three series, map banning consists of a pick-pick, ban-ban system where each team picks one map and bans one map. The final map is the decider map. A team with the higher seeding is awarded the first pick. First pick is random when no seeding has been done.

Example:

Team A picks Aisne. Team B picks sides. Team B picks Argonne. Team A picks sides. Team A bans Artois. Team B bans Picardie. Decider map is Vosges. Team A picks sides.

Weapon Regulations

Only deployable Machine Guns are prohibited to ensure competitive integrity. Failure to heed this rule may result in disqualification for players in violation or their team.

The following weapons are not allowed:

MG08/15 | MG08/18 | MG08/18na | Lewis | Vickers | Chauchat(French and American variants) | Madsen

Steam profiles

All players who intend to register, must register with a public steam profile.

In-game names

When playing tournament matches all players must use the in-game name they registered with.

Ringers/Subs

Only players from the submitted roster may be used, unless otherwise approved by an admin.

Rosters

Verdun North American Championship Teams need to submit a roster with at least 8 players before the start of the tournament to be eligible to compete. A maximum of 20 players on the roster is allowed. Rosters must be submitted by the designated time and all rosters are locked once the tournament begins. Alterations can be made at anytime to the roster before the tournament begins. Rosters lock 24hours prior to the start of the tournament. Players banned from the VCL are not eligible to compete in the Verdun North American Championship 2017.

Cheating/Exploiting

All players convicted of cheating will be banned from the Verdun North American Championship. Players who are caught intentionally exploiting may be subject to a suspension or ban. All cases of suspected hacking/exploiting are to be reported to an Admin which will then be reviewed by them. VAC bans issued to a player during their participation in the Verdun North American Championship will result in a ban from the tournament. VAC bans issued before the tournament will not result in a ban, but will require explanation to an admin, and all players with VAC bans will need to approved by an Admin. It is to be noted that the Verdun North American Championship has a limited amount of people available to admin/officiate matches, thus it is advised that teams record and take ample screenshots of their matches, to ensure the results are recorded properly, and to allow teams to dispute matches if they choose to. All match disputes are to be discussed with an Admin, and disputes will be settled with the admins.

Forfeits

Teams may not compete with less than 7 players. If a team does not field at least 7 players five minutes after the match has started they will automatically forfeit the match, unless the other team agrees to arrange a new time and play them again. Teams are automatically knocked out of the tournament upon a forfeit of a match.

Squad names

All squad names must correspond with the players in the squad.

Example:

Squad members: Zab, Voltaire, Nord, Posh
Squad name: Zab, Voltaire, Posh, Nord,

This allows for more efficient navigation of the UI when casting a match.

Sportsmanship

The Verdun North American Championship does not have any explicit rules regarding sportsmanship, but it does encourage friendly interaction between teams and players, and mutual cooperation to ensure the success and efficiency of the tournament.

Ghosting/Spectating

To prevent ghosting and any other kind of foul play, only admins and tournament casters/broadcasters are allowed to spectate matches in-game, if other players or anyone else is seen spectating, they will be kicked, and if registered to a team they may face suspension or banning from the tournament.

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