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    World Championships 2017!


    The time of year is almost upon us where all of the greatest warriors converge to fight for the title of Shadow Era World Champion. The road to the top is not an easy one, but the strongest will survive. Can someone dethrone the current World Champion, A1 Burnout1985, or will he be the first to hold the crown for two years in a row? Will a Human hero dominate or is this the year for a Shadow hero to shine? In either case it will be a battle worth seeing. Who will be victorious among the strongest warriors in Shadow Era?


    Key Dates

    October Best Score Challenge - October 1st - 31st

    Asia Regional Qualifier - November 25th (5am GMT+0)
    Americas Regional Qualifier - November 25th (6pm GMT+0)
    Europe/Africa Regional Qualifier - November 26th (12pm GMT+0)

    Wildcard Qualifier 1 - December 2nd (6pm GMT+0)
    Wildcard Qualifier 2 - December 4th (11am GMT+0)

    GRAND FINALS Day 1 - December 9th (6pm GMT+0)
    GRAND FINALS Day 2 - December 10th (6pm GMT+0)


    Grand Finals Invitees

    As with previous years, the Grand Finals is invite-only. Invites can be earned in a variety of ways.

    Reigning World Champion - A1 Burnout1985
    Slugfest Top 3 - TJ Streetsahead, BP Maxi1230, TJ Yakamaka
    Crown Top 3 - KA Tony S, TJ dubdub, A1 Otto7
    Pro Tour Winning Team - A1 Anubis, BP Dimble, BP Emigor, BT Zotti, A1 Umbabarauma
    October Best Score Top 4 - A1 High There, KA Nobilischao, A1 AkaTjein, XY 3dy
    Asia Regionals Top 4 - A1 SourceFlame, BP Recxjo, HunterQueen, A1 Beantalk
    Americas Regionals Top 4 - TJ SilVERclaW, a1dejvo, PooRain, BP SamYou2D3ath
    Europe Regionals Top 4 - A1 Arca1dius II, A1 Finneri, KA YAN, A1 H1TACH1
    Wildcard 1 Top 2 - TJ Inevitable, RS Phillipw
    Wildcard 2 Top 2 - BT Sigismund, BP AmberFade


    PRIZES
    - Winner: iPad Air (16Gb wi-fi) + $500 via PayPal
    - Runner-up: $500 via PayPal
    - 3rd place: $300 via PayPal
    - 4th place: $150 via PayPal
    - All Top 8: complete digital foil playset (4 of each CotC, DP, SF, LL Part 1, CP card in foil)
    - All other Grand Finalists: 50 digital cards of their choice
    - All Grand Finalists: WC2017 Grand Finalist sleeves


    Further details will be added as they are finalised. Feel free to ask questions below to help us help you.
    Last edited by Gondorian; 12-05-2017 at 09:52 PM.

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    Tournament format details:


    GRAND FINALS (Saturday 9th December - Sunday 10th December)

    - 1 reigning champion (A1 Burnout1985) and 31 players that qualified in preceding weeks (see first post)
    - Round one for Day 1 starts Saturday 9th December 6pm GMT+0.
    - Day 1 will be 32-player swiss decklock, over 5 rounds of best-of-three, to find Top 8 players.
    - Day 2 will be 8-player single-elimination decklock with best-of-five per round.


    THREE REGIONAL QUALIFIERS (Saturday 25th November - Sunday 26th November)

    - For each region (Americas, Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia), there will be a Swiss-style tournament (i.e. each player plays in every round).
    - You can only take part in ONE regional qualifier.
    - The specifics of games per round and scoring per round are covered in the next post below
    - You must use one unchanged deck throughout the whole regional ("Decklock"). Deck checks will be done based on server logs to ensure this has been adhered to.
    - Maximum of 128 players per regional. Sign up ahead of time to avoid disappointment!
    - The sign-up page is here: http://www.shadowera.com/wc2017.php
    - Sign-ups close Friday 24th November at 10pm GMT+0.
    - The top 4 ranking players at the end of each regional will earn a spot in the Grand Finals.
    - The specifics of how tie-breakers will be calculated are not yet finalised
    - It costs 500 Shadow Crystals to take part in one of these Swiss-style regional qualifiers. The 500SC will be taken from your account automatically when you sign-up and no more will be taken after that.
    - All games to be played on latest version (v3.52).


    TWO WILDCARD QUALIFIERS (Saturday 2nd and Monday 4th December)

    - Note: This will be the same format as the regional qualifiers.
    - There is no charge to enter a Wildcard Qualifier.







    I will be updating this post with more details as they become available.

    If you have any questions, post below please.
    Last edited by Gondorian; 11-23-2017 at 11:33 PM.

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    REGIONAL QUALIFIER INFORMATION

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    On the weekend of 25-26th November, we will have three regional qualifiers for WC2017 Grand Finals, where players can earn invites to join others who have qualified in previous events throughout the year. Unlike those other events, these provide a unique opportunity to qualify in a single day. Here are the dates and times and Tournament Organizers for each:


    Asia/Oceania Regional Qualifier
    Saturday 25th November

    Starts 5am GMT+0
    T.O.: Gondorian (TG: @Gondorian, IGN=Gondorian)

    Americas Regional Qualifier
    Saturday 25th November

    Starts 6pm GMT+0
    T.O.: SamuelJ (TG: @SamuelJ13, IGN: TJ SamuelJ)

    Europe/Africa Regional Qualifier
    Sunday 26th November

    Starts 12pm GMT+0 (midday UK time)
    T.O.: SamuelJ (TG: @SamuelJ13, IGN: TJ SamuelJ)


    REGIONALS FORMAT
    - Each will take place as a Swiss-style tournament, where each players plays in all rounds and the final placings are determined by points scored (3 points for a match win, 1 point for match tie).
    - The top 4 ranking players at the end of each regional will earn a spot in the WC2017 Grand Finals.
    - If there are players tied on points for a spot and not enough WC invites available for them, we will use a tie-breaker system as outlined at the bottom of the "HOW A REGIONAL SWISS-STYLE TOURNAMENT WORKS" section.
    - For the avoidance of any doubt, there will be no "Cut to Top 8" for single-elimination.
    - All rounds will be played using a best-of-three format
    - There will be no time limit in round 1. If any matches are determined to go "too long" (in the opinion of the Tournament Organiser), we will use a time limit in future rounds to keep things practical.
    - You must use one unchanged deck throughout the whole regional ("Decklock"). Deck checks will be done based on server logs to ensure this has been adhered to.
    - Please check in on Telegram at least 15 minutes early.


    TAKING PART
    - All games to be played on latest version: v3.521
    - You can only take part in ONE regional qualifier. (People already qualified for WC2017 may not take part.)
    - Maximum of 128 players per regional. Sign up ahead of time to avoid disappointment!
    - You can sign-up here: http://www.shadowera.com/wc2017.php
    - Sign-ups close Friday 24th November at 10pm GMT+0.
    - It costs 500 Shadow Crystals to take part in one of these Swiss-style regional qualifiers. The 500SC will be taken from your account automatically when you sign-up and no more will be taken after that.
    - Each participant will win at least one Foil Prize Pack (these packs contain foils not available anywhere else).
    - Ideally, players will assemble in Telegram to help organise their games. Anyone who can't access that can use the in-game Global Chat.


    HOW A REGIONAL SWISS-STYLE TOURNAMENT WORKS:
    - Tournament progress will be tracked on Challonge.com.
    - Each round, players are paired based on points earned so far (Round 1 will be entirely random)
    - Each round involves a best-of-three-games match between two players.
    - The player listed first in the pairing creates game 1 in the Unrated section of the Challenge screen with no other options ticked.
    - Whoever went second in game 1 creates game 2 in the Unrated section of the Challenge screen with the Creator Goes First option ticked.
    - Game 3 is created in the same way as game 1 by the same person as game 1.
    - After a match, please report scores in the appropriate regional Telegram room and I will update the Challonge.com bracket. (e.g. Frodo 1-2 Pippin)
    - Winning the match earns you 3 points. If the match is a tie for some reason, both players get 1 point (A match that ends in a draw counts as a match played. So it is possible to be 1-1-1 after three matches). You get no points for a match loss. A Bye is worth 3 points.
    - At the end of all rounds, players are ranked by points. If there are any players tied on points such that we don't have enough WC invites for them, we will use the following tiebreakers in order:
    1) Total number of game wins - total number of game losses (so a 2-0 win is better than 2-1 and equally 1-2 loss is better than 0-2 loss). Any Byes will be treated as 2-0 win.
    2) There will be a play-off between players still tied to take place before the following weekend unless those players already met in the Swiss (in which case, their result will be used). Ideally, it happens immediately.


    OTHER INFORMATION:
    - If you encounter a previously unknown card behaviour bug, report it to the T.O, and they will choose what appropriate action to take. Please see here for known card bugs that are legal in 3.52.
    - The World Championship Grand Finals are on the weekend of 9th/10th December, so don't compete unless you are available for that weekend.
    - There will be two other Wildcard events that will be the same format as the regionals, but they will both be open to anyone who has not yet qualified and the prizes will be very limited aside from winning WC2017 invite.


    GRAND FINALS FORMAT:
    - Round one for Day 1 starts Saturday 9th December 6pm GMT+0.
    - Day 1 will be 32-player swiss decklock, over 5 rounds of best-of-three, to find Top 8 players.
    - Round 1 for Day 2 starts Sunday 10th December 6pm GMT+0.
    - Day 2 will be 8-player single-elimination decklock with best-of-five per round.


    GRAND FINALS PRIZES:
    - Winner: iPad Air (16Gb wi-fi) + $500 via PayPal
    - Runner-up: $500 via PayPal
    - 3rd place: $300 via PayPal
    - 4th place: $150 via PayPal
    - All Top 8: complete digital foil playset (4 of each CotC, DP, SF, LL Part 1, CP card in foil)
    - All other Grand Finalists: 50 digital cards of their choice
    - All Grand Finalists: WC2017 Grand Finalist sleeves


    Good luck to all participants!

    If you have any questions, please post them below, and I'll get you an answer as soon as possible.
    Last edited by Gondorian; 11-24-2017 at 10:24 PM.

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    Are regional qualifiers deck locked?

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    Looking forward to see the Shadow Dragons on WC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross013 View Post
    Are regional qualifiers deck locked?

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    Added to the second post.

    - You must use one unchanged deck throughout the whole regional ("Decklock"). Deck checks will be done based on server logs to ensure this has been adhered to.

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    I'm new and I don't know about Wildcard. Where can I read about the rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master RJ View Post
    I'm new and I don't know about Wildcard. Where can I read about the rules?
    They are the same as regionals, but if you search the forums I'm sure you can find last years

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    So Wildcard is swiss too this year? Why did you decide to use so much swiss this year compared to the standard format? Especially in the case of only 1 spot it doesnt make much sense to use swiss imo, the only one qualifying will be the undefeated guy anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberFade View Post
    So Wildcard is swiss too this year? Why did you decide to use so much swiss this year compared to the standard format? Especially in the case of only 1 spot it doesnt make much sense to use swiss imo, the only one qualifying will be the undefeated guy anyway.
    Each Regional and Wildcard gives out more than one invite.

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