The Hive Cup Announcement

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UPDATE: Registration has opened! Hive members enter HERE, everyone else HERE.

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We are excited to announce the first ever The Hive Workshop pro-tournament for Warcraft 3.
The Hive Workshop Cup is a competitive 1v1 tournament where members of our, and the greater Warcraft 3, community will compete for a prize of €555.

Today, we're excited to have the opportunity, thanks to the sponsorship of @Nightmare2077, to run a competitive 1v1 Warcraft 3 tournament for our community, and Warcraft 3 as a whole. We are also working with Back2Warcraft to organize and cast this event.

The Hive Workshop has been a dedicated community creating custom experiences in Warcraft 3 for many years. And it's important for us to have the tournament to reflect this. This is why we'll be using community maps for the map pool.

A contest for our community tournament!

We're hosting a melee map contest where the top 4 maps get a spot in the contest. You're allowed to submit 1 of your maps - new or old - for this contest. Either create a new map, polish an existing one, or submit an approved map you've previously made.


Tournament schedule:
  • The tournament map pool contest will be conducted from now until October 6th, 2019. The top 4 maps will be selected for the map pool.
  • The Hive Tournament will have 2 open qualifiers from October 12-14, 2019. The top competitors of this group will move on.
  • Following this, the Hive qualifiers will take place October 15th, 2019. Exclusive to members of the Hive community (prior to September 20th, 2019), the top 2 competitors of this group will move on.
  • The Playoffs and Finals will take place October 18th and 19th, 2019. The top players of all 3 qualifiers will compete for the grand prize of €555.

Details on registration and format will be announced soon.
 

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!!! Important information about the upcoming tournament and qualifiers !!!
We are disclosing more information regarding the tournament and qualifiers.
Please read:

Open qualifiers:
  • -GENERAL INFO:
  • Two Open Qualifiers will be hosted as mini-tournaments on the challonge.com platform
  • 3 people per qualifier (6 in total) are qualified for the final event
  • Each qualifier will have a prize pool 30€, 20€ of which go to first place, 10€ to the second place.
  • A player may participate in (register for) both qualifiers; but if he takes places 1-3 in the First qualifier, he is withdrawn for the Second qualifier.
  • Played on Battle.net European server
  • Registration will be open on October 7th. Requisite information will be additionally announced.
  • -DATES:
  • Open Qualifier #1 will take place on 12.October (Saturday), starting 13:00 GMT.
  • Open Qualifier #2 will take place on 14.October (Monday), starting 15:00 GMT.
  • Start times may be amended by a couple of hours depending on the number of people participating.
  • -FORMAT AND MAPS:
  • Single-elimination play-offs. All games before semi-finals are Best-Of-1; semi-finals, finals, 3rd place game are Best-Of-3.
  • Qualifiers will be conducted on Hive Workshop Maps only. The map pool will consist of 5 maps, one of which is Northern Isles, the other 4 are the Hive Workshop Cup map contest winners.
  • Standard map ban format: players take turns banning the maps until 1 remains (3 for Bo3).
Hive qualifier:
  • Hive Qualifier will be hosted as mini-tournament on 15.October (Tuesday), starting 15:00 GMT.
  • To be eligible to participate in the Hive qualifier, a player must have been a Hive user with at least 100 messages or have contributed at least 1 resource to HiveWorkshop before 20 September 2019.
  • A player may participate in Open Qualifiers and still part take in the Hive qualifier, unless he takes places 1-3 in an Open Qualifier.
  • If too few people sign up, the Hive quota may be reduced to 1. In that case, players getting the 4th place at Open Qualifiers will be invited to the tournament (may require a tie-breaker).
Final event:
  • The tournament will have 16 players, 8 of whom will have qualified through Open/Hive Qualifiers, remaining 8 being invited.
  • The names of invited players will be announced no later than October 7th.
  • The tournament will take place on 18.October and 19.October, games running from 14:00 GMT .
  • Format: Single-elimination play-offs. All game are Best-of-3 – except the Grand final which is Best-of-5.
  • Maps: 7 maps in total. 5 standard competitive maps (Amazonia, Concealed Hill, Echo Isles, Last Refuge, Northern Isles). Remaining two will be selected out of 4 Hive Map Contest winners.
  • More detailed information and referees will be announced shortly.
General points:
  • We expect and require all players to be committed to the spirit of fair-play and mutual respect. Any attempts at cheating, insults, trolling or other blatant disrespect directed at members of the community will lead to penalties up to immediate disqualification.
  • While we will do our best not to resort to this, small amendments may be made to all of the above. This is due to uncertainty about a number of factors. We hope for your understanding seeing that we are hosting such an event for the first time.
 

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