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ASUS ROG Fall 2021 - America Qualifier

Game: StarCraft 2 Starts: Fri, Sep 3rd 2021, 03:00 EEST Ends: Sat, Sep 4th 2021, 06:00 EEST

This is the America Server qualifier for the ASUS ROG Fall 2021 StarCraft II tournament held online on September 17-19, 2021. This qualifier is based on the American Battle.net server. The top three players will earn a spot in the main tournament. Note that this qualifier is played in two parts on consecutive days September 2-3.

Notice

In order to participate, you need to add your battletag (e.g. Player#123) from Dashboard --> Add game.
Failure to do so might result in removal before brackets are generated.

Update to format: The lower bracket will start from UB Ro32 onwards if there are less than 64 checked-in players. The total number of consecutive rounds in the tournament is kept under 10 rounds.

Info

  • Server: North America
  • Dates: September 2-3, 2021
  • Maps: Ladder Season 3, veto before match
  • Format: Single elimination into double elimination on Ro32 or Ro16, all matches bo3
  • Sign-up end time: September 2, 16:00 PST (02.00 EEST, Sep 3)
  • Check-in start time: 16:00 PST (02:00 EEST, Sep 3) - button appears on the right
  • Start time: 17:00 PST (03:00 EEST, Sep 3)
  • Battle.net chat channel: ASUSROG (also ASUSROG2 if needed)
  • Requirement: Master or Grandmaster on any server
  • Ruleshere
  • Discord chathttps://discord.gg/7Yc7VmGjyv

How to participate

  1. Login or signup
  2. Add your game account
  3. Click the signup button on this page (located on the right side bar)
  4. Click the check-in button when it's time (also on the right)
  5. Join the Battle.net chat channel ASUSROG (ASUSROG2 if full)
  6. Wait for the bracket to appear
  7. Start your matches ASAP, GL HF!
  8. Remember the lower bracket starting from Ro16
  9. Follow the schedule below

Maps

Battle.net Ladder Season 3 map pool is used:

  • 2000 Atmospheres LE
  • Beckett Industries LE
  • Blackburn LE
  • Jagannatha LE
  • Lightshade LE
  • Oxide LE
  • Romanticide LE

Map vetoes

Before each match both players veto out two maps out of the map pool one by one in turns, leaving three maps to be played.

The player on the left side on the match page (top on bracket view) decides who starts the vetoes.

In short the map vetoes and picks are ABBA BAC. Players remove maps in ABBA order. Then the players take turns (BA) picking the map order from the maps that are left, starting from the first map that will be played. Player B picks the 1st map.

Server

All matches are played on the central American server unless players mutually agree otherwise. Read more from the rules

The mutually fairest server, on which the ping of both players is closest to each other, should be used when selecting which American server to use. If fairest cannot be determined, America Central server is the default. Use this table to find the best server.

Format

The tournament starts as a single elimination bracket and changes into a double elimination bracket from round-of-16 onwards if there are 64 or more checked-in players, and from round-of-32 otherwise. This means that if you lose on Ro16 (or Ro32 if less than 64 total players) you may continue in the lower bracket. All matches are best-of-3.

The tournament will cease when top three players are decided. Reaching the finals (round-of-2) in the upper bracket or lower bracket is enough for qualification. The upper or lower bracket finals are not played.

Schedule

Day 1 - September 2
16:00 PST (02:00 EEST, Sep 3) - Signup ends & Check-in starts
17:00 PST (03:00 EEST, Sep 3) - Round 1
ASAP - Round 2
ASAP - Round 3
ASAP - Round 4
ASAP - Round 5

Day 2 - September 3
17:00 PST (03:00 EEST, Sep 4) - Round 6
ASAP - Round 7
ASAP - Round 8
(ASAP - rest of the rounds if needed)

Participation

The first 128 players to check-in will enter the tournament. The check-in button will appear on the right on this page when check-in starts.

Note that you need to be in Master or Grandmaster league on any Battle.net server to be eligible to play.

Reporting scores

Only the winner of the match reports the score. To report, click on your match from the bracket and add match rounds. In trouble, see this guide.

Streams

If you wish to broadcast the qualifier, please fill out this form.

Below is a list of approved streamers. If the lobby gets full, priority streamers are entitled to stay starting from top.

 

Additional streams:

Contact

Meet players and admins during the tournament at Battle.net chat channel ASUSROG
If the channel is full, use ASUSROG2

Discord chathttps://discord.gg/7Yc7VmGjyv

Admins

Mikael "Mixu" Helenius
Battle.net: Mixu#21902
Discord: Mixu#7371

Jan-Kristian "Spira" Herring
Battle.net: Spira#2498
Discord: spira#5822

Juho "Azhrak" Nieminen
Email: juho.nieminen åt assembly.org
Battle.net: Azhrak#2452
Discord: Azhrak#9347

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