Hard Drop Open VIII

1/22/2017 11:10:36 PM
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Hard Drop Open VIII


The Hard Drop community proudly presents Hard Drop Open VIII, hosted on Cultris II! This is for anyone to enter, regardless of skill level. If you're a novice, come see what it's like to play with the top players. If you’re a top player, come prove your abilities on a bigger stage.

Important Dates: Registration is open now until Friday 1/27/17 @ 11:59 PM PST. Matches will begin Saturday 1/28/17 @ 6PM PST.

Format: Double elimination. You will have 2 matches a week. Default match time is Wednesdays @ 6PM PST and Saturdays @ 6PM PST. Play your matches as soon as possible.
Prizes: The finalists will become immortalized in the Cultris II game with their very own AI-bot. The champion will also get to select the AI bots avatar image.​
Rules: All matches will be played on Cultris II. Matches will be played to 15, win by 2. All scores must be reported in the Hard Drop thread. If you cannot play at this time, you must schedule with your opponent and post on the thread the new time, or risk forfeit.
Match scheduling: Players are to use the Hard Drop message system to schedule matches. The Shoutbox or Discord server are great places to see who is immediately available for matches.

To sign up: You must post on the Hard Drop thread with your Cultris II registered name.​

1/23/2017 6:14:00 PM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Thank you Blink, Simon, and everyone else for organising this so far!
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1/28/2017 9:57:56 AM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Link to the brackets

Matches will be played first to 15, win by 2. It's Double Elimination which means you are not immediately eliminated if you lose once. After a loss you will move to the loser bracket where the path to the grand final is twice as long (and people have to play at twice the rate which probably means 2 times per week).

 

1/30/2017 8:51:09 AM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Quoting Blink in the Hard Drop thread:

Remember to contact your opponent and schedule a time to play. If no agreement can be made, or no contact/response, the default time will be used for the match. If we don't hear from you by the default match time you will receive a forfeit.

Deadline for first round winner bracket is this Wednesday (American midnight). 12 matches have still to be played until then (only 13 games have been played by now). I recommend contacting your opponent (HardDrop private message) or trying to hang out in Cultris 2 lobby or HardDrop Discord or shoutbox. If you have tried to contact your opponent but your opponent didn't respond within 1 day, then post in one of the threads, so that we know. If you haven't played your match until Wednesday, then show up at the default match time, which is Wednesday 6 pm PST (that's Thursday 3am in central Europe, Thursday morning in Asia, here's a countdown). If the match wasn't played until deadline and we have no proof that players tried to contact each other, we have to disqualify both players (that means automatic losses for both players in the following rounds; if we didn't disqualify, one of the player would remain in the winner bracket which was just unfair against the other player and future opponents). If 2 players contact each other and settle a time for a match before the deadline, then this match can also be played on Thursday or Friday. In this case post in the HardDrop thread (before the deadline of course) with time and date, so that we have proof and you don't get disqualified unintentionally.

2/8/2017 6:36:54 PM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Hard Drop Closed ^_^ until friday when Simon gets back.

2/16/2017 2:20:40 PM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Oopsie.

2/25/2017 12:58:56 PM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

I've made a Youtube playlist with all recorded matches so far (recorded by z2sam, kb1900, iljain and Explo). If you are interested in streaming and commentating matches, then please reply here. Also please participate in this poll regarding length of a match and deadline duration. And there was once a prediction thread.

3/23/2017 7:37:31 AM
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Re: Hard Drop Open VIII

Tournament has ended. Thanks to all participants for playing almost all matches in time despite of the short timeframe. Thanks for everyone who helped us out during the tournament (especially z2sam, kb1900, iljain, twirler, elderSloth, leilickan).

Hard Drop Open VIII summarized

finals:

brackets of later rounds: