2016 is well under way and to kick off the cups this year we are proud to present the ZOWIE 16, a 16 team tournament sponsored by the good folks at ZOWIE. It's a completely open tournament for European teams; if you want to grab the goods, get signed up! It's all going down on Sunday, 31st January, and will be cast live on teamfortresstv.
Up for grabs are six ZOWIE ZA12 mice for the 1st place team, and six ZOWIE G-SR mousepads for the runners up.
The format of the cup is single elimination, with each fixture as a best-of-three. The map pool is the same as ETF2L, with map elimination (rules below). The whitelist is the same as the ETF2L Season 23 whitelist. Any unstated rules should be assumed to mirror ETF2L's, with admins' decisions carrying the final word to preserve fair play and good sportsmanship. Any disputes can be relayed to admins through the tftv discord.
Map elimination will be as follows: teams begin by banning a map each, then picking a home map, then banning a final one each. The map that remains is the decider. The lower seed team bans first, with teams alternating.
The cup will begin at 15CET, and teams should make contact with the opposition beforehand to arrange map vetoes and servers.
RO16 - 15:00 CET
Quarter Final - 17:00 CET
Semi-Final - 19:15 CET
Final - 21:30 CET
Teams can sign up by posting their team name and roster in the comments below. The first 16 teams will be signed up to the ZOWIE 16 Cup, with further teams added to the waiting list. A future article will confirm the teams, bracket and coverage details, and give information to waiting teams.
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