|Organized by GGtoor|
This $500 USD CASH event sponsored by GGtoor will be: Standard format, open deck list, real-time with BO1 swiss phases and a BO3 Top cut single elimination bracket.
How To Register
THIS EVENT IS FREE!
You must join the GGtoor discord: https://discord.gg/GUhyZxFH8Q
You must fill in all required additional information fields during registration (Age, Discord, E-mail) with accurate information or you will be dropped from the event!
** You must be 13 to play. If you're under 18, you'll need to submit a parental consent form**. You can find that on the discord in the #resources channel. and the link is https://discord.com/channels/708790719015551017/761211030927441940/786226171864023050. (You must first join the server to have access to the form, see above!) Please email this form to: Sinobii@GGtoor.gg at least 24 hours before the event starts. If you sent a form before and the version has since changed, we will need a new one. (If you send it after this time, we will try our best to still process your registration, IF time permits... The sooner you get it in, the less likely you'll be dropped)
If you fail to follow any of the above requirements, you will be dropped from the tournament.
All players are required to be in the GGtoor tournament Discord Server, where we will post updates about pairings, scheduling, and other information that will be important to the players of the tournament.
All questions can be directed towards our tournament staff, and handled on Discord - While disputes during the event will be handled on the tournament limitless page.
Players who make it to the Quarterfinals (Top 8) be expected to screen share their PTCGO game on discord, so they can be featured on our Twitch Livestream!
GGtoor.com is providing a Cash prize pool of $500, paid out as follows:
- 1st: $200 USD
- 2nd: $100 USD
- 3rd-4th: $50 USD each
- 5th-8th: $25 USD each
You must follow all the steps in "How to Register" , then submit a valid deck list and check-in on time! Failure to do any of these steps will result in being dropped from the event.
Registration ends at 11:55am EST on Game Day- 5 minutes before the event begins.
Check in will open 2 hours before we begin - at 10am EST on Game Day.
IMPORTANT: Players are also required to check in before playing each swiss round match - players will have 5 minutes to check in once the match timer has begun, and failure to check in will result in a loss. (Check in can be found by viewing your match under the pairings tab). THIS INCLUDES CHECKING IN AGAIN ONCE THE FIRST ROUND OF THE EVENT BEGINS.
A player who fails to check in for any two rounds may be disqualified and removed from the event by staff without notice. (If the no-show player is already mathematically eliminated from top cut or prizing, then staff may remove them after a single no-show.)
Players are expected to report their own match results - and are strongly encouraged to take screenshots of their game for proof of victory in the case that any issues may arise.
Players wishing to drop from the tournament at any time during the swiss rounds should drop themselves using their dashboard menu on the tournament page (top right of screen).
The number of rounds will be determined based on the number of active participants on game day, using the official Pokemon Tournament Rules Handbook Variant #2 (TCG Single Day events.)
All issues and disputes should be handled on the limitless website - not the discord server (this can be done by clicking "request a judge" within your match page in the pairings tab).
Top Cut Bracket
Once the Top Cut bracket has been seeded, Tournament staff will inform each player about the time of their match and when to be ready to play.
Top Cut bracket will be single elimination - Bo3 matches.
For the Semi-Finals, each individual match will have its own time slot - giving all the remaining players the opportunity to be showcased live on Twitch. (Playing these matches sequentially instead of concurrently means only one match will run, and the other(s) would wait until it is their turn to play their match.)
-Players must stand by and timely report for their match when called, or they may be issued game loss(es) for tardiness/delay of tournament.
Rules & Regulations
Bullying, Harassments, or failure to comply with tournament staff or fellow competitors will not tolerated by any means.
Players are required to communicate with their paired opponents, and place themselves into a match in a timely fashion..
Players are required to use the same deck list throughout the tournament - If a player make changes to their submitted deck list, they will automatically lose the match.
The PTCGO Client can be unpredictable at times - Any disconnections during match, or exploits of bugs/glitches will result in an automatic game loss. (If this occurs in the Top 8 while being spectated by the Staff, Staff may adjudicate the result, or in certain circumstances may choose to allow the game to not be counted and restart the game, at the staff's sole discretion.)
Cheating of any kind will result in disqualification without prizes from the event, and being banned from all future events. If you are in a match where you believe your opponent cheated, please send any evidence you may have to the tournament staff. In addition to Hacking, "CHEATING" ALSO INCLUDES USING ANY BUG OR UNINTENDED EXPLOIT THAT EXISTS IN THE GAME, intentionally or unintentionally. If this somehow happens to you unintentionally, you should immediately alert your opponent and tournament staff. If you don't, you will be deemed to have been Cheating, and you will be disqualified without prizing and banned from all future events.
Sportsmanlike conduct is expected. You are NOT allowed to be disruptive or grief your opponent in Real Life, such as in any Discord or Twitch chat (or any other actions that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct except for actions intended to be allowed within the game itself as part of normal game-play.) If you do, your actions may result in a game loss, match loss, or disqualification from the event without prizes, solely at the discretion of the Tournament Staff.
If you have the capability, live streaming and/or recording video of all of your matches is a good idea, to help eliminate any possibility of any dispute arising as to performance in a given match. IF YOU STREAM PUBLICLY, ADD A TIME DELAY! If someone you are playing is watching your stream, they will not be penalized - you have to power to avoid being stream sniped by not showing your hand in real-time during a cash prize event by adding the time delay. We ask you add #GGtoor to the stream title.
Select matches for this event may be streamed on a designated/one of our Official Twitch channels. Competitors playing in the event may live stream the event from their own POV as well (and are strongly encouraged to do so! If you do, please add #GGtoor to the title and it is your own responsibility to add a time delay to avoid being stream sniped.) By registering for this event, you agree that we may live re-broadcast your live stream from our designated Twitch channels and commentate any game-play during the course of the event, as well as create VODs of this Content, which we may choose to make available on our official Youtube channels and other platforms, so others may marvel at your awesome plays (or epic fails!)
If less than 150 players register for the tournament, the event may be postponed or cancelled.
Funds for Cash prize winners will be sent via PayPal, and winners will be required to provide full Legal Name, and Physical Mailing Address (along with the email address associated with the PayPal account) for winnings to to be disbursed.
ALL DECISIONS BY THE TOURNAMENT ORGANZINER OF THIS EVENT ARE FINAL.
**If you are interested in becoming a sub-sponsor of the event, or have any questions regarding prize distribution and payment information, you can contact GGtoor staff members using the following platforms: **