GC Open Cup Rules
á What is the GC Open Cup all about?
In comparison to many other tournaments which tend to be commercially efficient the GC Open Cup is a vision of me, existing without a high expenditure or sponsors, although reaching some quality and giving fun to all participants.
á Why should you play in the GC Open Cup?
Every StarCraft 2 player should agree that fun is the most motivating part of playing the game – this fun isnŐt reachable without at least a 32 player grid because the tournament flair canŐt arise as far as I can see.
The more people play the more known the tournament gets.
á How did the rules change? Do you
have something to consider?
of GC points and starting the GC Open Cup season 2014
price money for the winner
you have trouble with bad mannered behaviors please upload the replay at www.ggtracker.com and send us its link. The replay
will be analyzed by an admin shortly after we get access to it.
If you have trouble with someone during a break via the battle.net chat please send us a screenshot, showing the bad manner clearly. Otherwise the screenshot will be ignored.
ingame chat rules:
¤ Insults and / or bad mannered
behavior directly counts as a loss for the next map played. An example for
that: If you lost your first map of a best of three and you flame youŐll be out
of the tournament with a 0:2 loss.
¤ Discussions or longer conversations
via the ingame chat beyond a break are unwanted. Glhf and gg (and
variations, e.g. wp or gl)
¤ A break can just be arranged by
typing pp and / or sec into the chat. A reason for the break is not necessary. An
absence upwards of 5 minutes ingame with or without a
reason given results in a loss on the played map.
are allowed to join a lobby before it starts; other players not being casters
or playing the map arenŐt allowed to join lobbies at all. Chosen casters are
referee so if there are any problems the players can communicate with them.
races are allowed (random, too!).
A race switch is not allowed at any given time.
a player brakes the rules the first time he gets a warning. With that he loses
all of his GC Points won at the warned stage of the season. At the second
warning he gets banned from the whole current season.
á Which rules apply to the GC Open Cup
season 2014 given from the tournaments before?
afk rule decribes a loss
given to you if youŐre away for 15 minutes or longer without having your
opponent and an organizer given a reason for the absence between the rounds. If
they know from your absence you got 20 minutes of time.
disc rule describes a disconnection of a player ingame
– after the reconnect of the player the game has to be restarted from the
last point of the replay via the Ňrecover gameÓ feature. If the player
disconnected canŐt reconnect in 15 minutes or less he loses the series.
To the quarter finals only best of ones are played. The quarter and half finals and the maps for the third place are decided each by one best of three. The final is the only match that is played in best of five-mode.
money / GC Points
rank 1: 25 GC Points – 10€
rank 2: 21 GC Points
rank 3: 17 GC Points
rank 4: 13 GC Points
rank 5-8: 7 GC Points
You can find
a compact version of the rules on http://binarybeast.com/xHotS1407270.
A violation of rules can be punished by the disqualification of the currently running GC Open Cup Season.
As we implemented the GC Points this GC Open Cup season we are aiming for a ro16 season final to round up the price pool for this season to 100 Euro in total. Furthermore we are aware of people rather getting their price money directly on their PayPal account than via a paysafecard. If PayPal is not an option you can still get a key instead. You can find the updated GC Point ranking of the current season like all the rules on www.gamingcracks.de.
still got questions that arenŐt answered here, please contact me on my European
thank all players and the viewers for participating in the GC Open Cup Season
2014. This wouldnŐt be possible without you. Have fun!
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