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DUST 514 Testers Tournament Announcement

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C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 Posted: 2012.10.17 09:09  |  Edited by: CCP Frame
Attention Vicious Slayers,

It's time to see who is the best mercenary corporation in the EVE universe with the first Corporate Skirmish Tournament!
The Codex update introduced player corporations to the DUST 514® beta, letting mercenaries band together to survive, thrive, and conquer battlefields and planets across New Eden. Now you can find out if your army for hire is the most skilled and ruthless in the galaxy!

If you're not part of a Corporation yet, head to the official Corporate Recruitment forum thread to find the organization that's right for you. Or, start your own.

Here are the details on the tournament:

Tournament entry

  • Once a corporation has 25 or more members (CEO included), the CEO must email CCP Game Masters at support@dust514.com with the subject, “DUST 514 CST ENTRY”. Please list your character name, corporation name, and the exact time and date when you reached 25 unique (non-alt) members. Be sure to include a readable screenshot of your corporation roster.
  • No corporations with inappropriate names will be considered.
  • The first 16 CEOs that submit a valid application will be seeded into four groups of four corps each, eligible to participate in the Corporation Skirmish Tournament.
  • Sign-ups end on the 25th of October at 12:00 UTC.

Rules of play

  • Match mode is Skirmish, with a 20-minute time limit. The first team to deplete enemy clone reserves or destroy the opposing Mobile Command Center (MCC) wins.
  • Each match has 16 players per side. Corporations without enough players to fill out their roster will be allowed to play at a disadvantage.
  • Cheating of any sort, including exploitation, sabotage, etc., will result in all members of the cheating team being banned from both DUST 514 and EVE Online®.
  • All in-game items are allowed, including those purchased with AUR.
  • Matches will continue in the event of a PS3/client crash.
  • In the event of a server crash, the match will be restarted.
  • Only players who are 1) in the corporation when the sign-ups end and 2) have participated in at least one match in the tournament are eligible for the prizes.
  • CCP reserves final judgment in all cases regarding the rules.

Schedule and rounds

Open Play: 26-28 October

  • 16 teams - Four groups, each with four corporations.
  • "Round Robin" (everyone fights everyone) - Each night has each corporation paired off against a different opponent from their group, allowing every team a chance to fight the other three.
  • 8 teams advance - The two teams with the best win-loss records will advance to the Quarterfinals. In the event of a tie, the teams with the most Kills in all 3 matches will advance.

Quarterfinals: 2-4 November

  • 8 teams - The two top teams from each of the four groups will face each other in one match per night for three consecutive nights.
  • Best of 3 matches - The four teams with the most head-to-head victories in each pairing advances to the Semifinals.
  • If a team is already at 2-0 wins or 0-2 losses then the third game will not be played.

Semifinals: 9-10 November

  • 4 teams - The winners of the Quarterfinals pair off for three matches in one night.
  • Best of 3 matches - The team with the most head-to-head victories in each pairing advances to the Grand Championship.
  • If a team is already at 2-0 wins or 0-2 losses then the third game will not be played.

Grand Championship: 10-11 November

  • No time limit - Each match of the Grand Championship has no time limit, and only ends when one side destroys the other’s MCC.
  • Best of 4 matches - Two matches will be held on the EU battleserver and two matches on the NA battleserver. In the event of a tie, the team with the most Kills from the last 4 matches shall be the winner.

Get those corporations up and fighting, mercs. You'll need all the practice you can get to reign supreme!

Prizes

Winners – Champion team

  • Corp wallet – 250,000,000 ISK
  • Guaranteed private match against DUST 514 developers

Physical Items for the CEO

* DUST 514 t-shirt
* DUST 514 poster signed by DUST 514 developers
* DUST 514 mousepad

  • All members receive a permanent Black Ops LAV (reimbursed every wipe)
  • All members get 50 runs of Tournament Officer set gear (exclusive for the tournament, reimbursed every wipe) that includes:
* Officer Assault Dropsuit
* Officer Sniper Rifle
* Officer Assault Rifle
* Officer Submachine Gun


1st runner up

  • Corp Wallet – 100,000,000 ISK
  • All members get 25 runs of Tournament Officer set gear (exclusive for the tournament, reimbursed every wipe):
* Officer Assault Dropsuit
* Officer Sniper Rifle
* Officer Assault Rifle
* Officer Submachine Gun


2nd and 3rd runner up

  • Corp Wallet – 50,000,000 ISK

Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and in the event a prize becomes unavailable, CCP reserves the right to substitute the prize in its sole discretion. This competition is subject to compliance with all applicable federal, state, and international laws. Prizes are void where prohibited by law. Prizes may be taxable, and participants are solely responsible for any tax liability resulting from participation the competition or in connection with receipt of any prize. Prizes must be redeemed on or before December 31, 2012 or they will expire. CCP is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any technical or other error that may occur in the course of administering this competition. All decisions made by CCP in connection with the competition shall be final.
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 Posted: 2012.10.24 12:36
Listen up, Mercs!

Here is the final list of the sixteen corporations that are in the tournament! Congratulations to them!

  • What The French Beta
  • Seraphim Initiative.
  • Grupo de Asalto Chacal
  • MAPHIA CLAN
  • ON THE BRINK
  • Zion TCD
  • The Southern Legion
  • Up 4 Anything

  • SyNergy Gaming
  • Imperfects
  • Planetary Response Organisation
  • SHADOW MERCENARY CORPS INC.
  • ROFL House
  • OSG Planetary Operations
  • Anonymous Killers Corp.
  • Kill 'em Quick

At the request of many applicants asking to move back match times on Friday, we have rescheduled the first set of matches to start on Saturday (27th of October) and second set will be on Sunday (28th of October). We will update you on the exact times tomorrow and also update the brackets on our official website with corporations that are in so you can easily follow it from there as well.

If you have any questions regarding the tournament please snipe us down with your emails over at support@dust514.com and we will gladly answer!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 Posted: 2012.10.26 02:50  |  Edited by: CCP Frame
Hi all,

Here are the dates and times in GMT of the tournament matches for the first weekend covering October 27th-28th.

Sat 27th

Group 1
17:00 What The French Beta Vs Seraphim Initiative.
17:40 Grupo de Asalto Chacal Vs MAPHIA CLAN

Group 2
18:40 ON THE BRINK Vs Zion TCD
18:40 The Southern Legion Vs Up 4 Anything

Group 1
19:20 What The French Beta Vs Grupo de Asalto Chacal
19:20 Seraphim Initiative. Vs MAPHIA CLAN

Group 3
19:40 SyNergy Gaming Vs Imperfects
19:40 Planetary Response Organisation Vs SHADOW MERCENARY CORPS INC.

Group 4
20:20 ROFL House Vs OSG Planetary Operations
20:20 Kill 'em Quick Vs Anonymous Killers Corp.

Group 3
21:00 SyNergy Gaming Vs Planetary Response Organisation
21:00 SHADOW MERCENARY CORPS INC. Vs Imperfects

Sun 28th

Group 2
17:00 ON THE BRINK Vs Up 4 Anything
17:00 Zion TCD Vs The Southern Legion

Group 1
18:40 What The French Beta Vs MAPHIA CLAN
18:40 Seraphim Initiative. Vs Grupo de Asalto Chacal

Group 2
19:20 ON THE BRINK Vs The Southern Legion
19:20 Zion TCD Vs Up 4 Anything

Group 4
19:40 ROFL House Vs Kill 'em Quick
19:40 OSG Planetary Operations Vs Anonymous Killers Corp.

Group 3
20:20 SyNergy Gaming Vs SHADOW MERCENARY CORPS INC.
20:20 Planetary Response Organisation Vs Imperfects

Group 4
21:00 ROFL House Vs Anonymous Killers Corp.
21:00 OSG Planetary Operations Vs Kill 'em Quick

Additional info:

  • The teams from NA and EU regions will be playing on their respective battleservers during these matches so as to minimize lag.
  • GMs will be present in the matches to monitor each match as observers. Because of this, we will need to reduce the number of players per team to 15.
  • We will be setting up a new Testers Tournament page on the official DUST 514 website with updated bracket image so check back here often for new updates and links!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#4 Posted: 2012.10.26 06:30
We have a page dedicated to the Testers Tournament up on our official website at: http://www.dust514.com/community/news/2012/10/dust-514-testers-tournament/

We will also be updating the progress of the teams on that page after each weekend's results are calculated.

Once again, good luck to those of you who will be competing tomorrow!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#5 Posted: 2012.10.30 11:32
And here they are! The times in GMT of the tournament matches for the second weekend: November 3rd-4th.

Sat 3rd

20:00 Seraphim Initiative. Vs What The French Beta
20:00 Zion TCD Vs The Southern Legion

20:40 SyNergy Gaming Vs Imperfects
20:40 ROFL House Vs KILL'EM QUICK

21:20 Seraphim Initiative. Vs What The French Beta
21:20 Zion TCD Vs The Southern Legion

Sun 4th

20:00 SyNergy Gaming Vs Imperfects
20:00 ROFL House Vs KILL'EM QUICK

20:40 Seraphim Initiative. Vs What The French Beta
20:40 Zion TCD Vs The Southern Legion

21:20 SyNergy Gaming Vs Imperfects
21:20 ROFL House Vs KILL'EM QUICK

Good luck to everyone and have fun!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#6 Posted: 2012.11.05 04:33
You guys just unlocked second wallpaper from the Testers Tournament set! Check it out right here: http://www.dust514.com/media/wallpapers/
C C P
C C P Alliance
#7 Posted: 2012.11.05 10:11
Brackets are now updated with the winners from the Tournament weekend #2: http://www.dust514.com/news/2012/11/dust-514-testers-tournament/! Congratulations to the winning corporations!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#8 Posted: 2012.11.07 14:34  |  Edited by: CCP Frame
They are here! The times in GMT of the tournament matches for:

November 10th - the semi-finals.

20:00 Seraphim Initiative. Vs Zion TCD
20:00 Imperfects Vs ROFL House

21:00 Seraphim Initiative. Vs Zion TCD
21:00 Imperfects Vs ROFL House

22:00 Seraphim Initiative. Vs Zion TCD
22:00 Imperfects Vs ROFL House

Good luck, and have fun!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#9 Posted: 2012.11.11 11:05  |  Edited by: CCP Frame
And here we are: The Grand finals!

November 11th!

20:00 First match
21:00 Second match
22:00 Third match
23:00 Fourth match

Good luck to our finalists!
We would also like to remind you:

Best of 4 matches - Two matches will be held on the EU battleserver and two matches on the NA battleserver. In the event of a tie, the team with the most Kills from the last 4 matches shall be the winner.
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 Posted: 2012.11.12 05:31  |  Edited by: CCP Frame
Congratulations to the Imperfects for winning the Testers Tournament and big thank you to everyone else participating! :)

Here is the Testers Tournament Wallpaper Unlock 3/5! http://www.dust514.com/media/wallpapers/

Enjoy!
C C P
C C P Alliance
#11 Posted: 2012.11.26 05:43
All five wallpapers are now available for download in the Wallpapers section! Enjoy! http://www.dust514.com/media/wallpapers/
C C P
C C P Alliance
#12 Posted: 2012.11.27 11:27
Dear tournament contestants,

For those teams that qualified for tournament prizes, we have already credited your corp wallets with the ISK rewards. Your digital prizes will be delivered to your DUST accounts right after the next update. The physical prizes will be delivered via post this week as well.

Thank you all for making the first DUST tournament a success and we look forward to seeing all of you back for the next one.
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