Heroes of the Dorm - West Not Signed Up


Location: Online

Eligibility: College Students

Registration: Jan 28 - Feb 18, 2016

Tournament: Feb 20 - Mar 6, 2016

Status: Tournament Ended

West Qualifier Bracket Concluded - The 16 Teams Remaining Will Advance To The Ro64 Championship Bracket

Rules:

DISCLAIMER:

This brief overview is not intended to replace the Tournament Rules, which can be found here. Registrants should carefully consult the Tournament Rules for additional requirements concerning the operation of the Tournament.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • College Students in the United States or Canada
    • Players must be considered legal residents of the United States or Canada
      • Quebec residents are eligible
    • Students should be enrolled in an accredited graduate school or 4-year college or university
      • Students attending a 2-year college are not eligible
    • Players must be considered part-time or full-time students by their school
    • Players must be of the age of majority in their country of residence or if under the age of majority but over 13 (a minor) must have parental consent to participate
    • Players must have a registered and authorized account at https://compete.tespa.org and Battle.net
  • Eligible teams consist of 5 players (one of whom acts as team captain) and each team may have 1 optional sub
    • All players must attend the same school
    • There can be more than one team per school
    • Players cannot be on more than one team
  • Players must verify their school enrollment during registration by attaching a valid school email to their profile
    • Additional proof of enrollment will be required upon reaching the round of 64 stage of the Tournament

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?

  • Registration Open: Tuesday, January 28th at 8:00am PST
  • Registration Close: Thursday, February 18th at 11:59pm PST

All eligible teams distributed into Regional Double Elimination Brackets on the Americas Battle.net Server

(See what region you are part of)

DATE
WINNERS BRACKET
ELIMINATION BRACKET
Saturday, February 20th
12:00pm PST
Winners Round 1
Losers go to Elimination Round 1
Sunday, February 21st
12:00pm PST
Winners Round 2
Losers go to Elimination Round 2
Elimination Round 1
Sunday, February 21st
4:00pm PST
Elimination Round 2
Saturday, February 27th
12:00pm PST
Winners Round 3
Losers go to Elimination Round 4
Elimination Round 3
Saturday, February 27th
4:00pm PST
Elimination Round 4
Sunday, February 28th
12:00pm PST
Winners Round 4
Losers go to Elimination Round 6
Elimination Round 5
Sunday, February 28th
4:00pm PST
Elimination Round 6
Saturday, March 5th
12:00pm PST
Winners Round 5 (West Only)
Losers go to Elimination Round 8
Elimination Round 7 (West Only)
Saturday, March 5th
4:00pm PST
Elimination Round 8 (West Only)
Sunday, March 6th
12:00pm PST
No Longer Needed Due To Bracket Size
No Longer Needed Due To Bracket Size
Sunday, March 6th
4:00pm PST
No Longer Needed Due To Bracket Size

32 teams from Winners Bracket (8 per region), and 32 teams from Elimination Bracket (8 per region) will advance to a Round of 64 Single Elimination Bracket

  • Round of 64: Saturday, March 19th (Exact match times to be staggered)
  • Round of 32: Sunday, March 20th (Exact match times to be staggered)
  • Round of 16: Saturday, March 26th (Exact match times to be staggered)
  • Round of 8: Sunday, March 27th (Exact match times to be staggered)

Top 4 teams will advance to Live Finals to determine Championship Prize Winner

  • Heroic Four: Saturday, April 9th at 5:00pm PST
  • Grand Finals: Sunday, April 10th at 5:00pm PST

WHAT IS THE MATCH FORMAT?

  • Matches shall consist of 2 teams competing in one Best of 3 match
    • Each game will use the ‘Custom’ game mode using ‘Standard’ lobby mode
      • The first map for each match will be communicated on the bracket page or by tournament administrators
    • To determine hero picks, one team captain must create a lobby on http://heroesdraft.com* using ‘Random’ starting team, ‘2’ for number of bans, then invite the opponent team captain to join
    • After the initial game of a match is played, the losing team will be allowed to choose from any of the remaining maps, or to have first hero pick
      • The winning team will receive the option the losing team does not pick
      • The losing team should create the next draft incorporating the first pick and map decision
    • Match will continue until one of the teams wins 2 games, at which point that team will be considered the winner of the match
      • Finals will be Best of 5 and conclude when a team wins 3 games
  • Matches will take place on Blizzard’s Americas Battle.net Server
  • Only maps available in the ‘Live’ map pool are allowed to be selected for the tournament
    • Maps can only be picked once per match
  • Tournament admins reserve the right to limit whether certain heroes or game maps may be used for tournament play

For a better understanding of the Match Format, check out this video!

* Having Issues With Heroes Draft?

If you and your opponent are having difficulties getting HeroesDraft.com to work for your match, please instead manage picks and bans in the lobby chat. To do so simply have each team captain alternate between Picks and Bans in the order as follows:

~ Ban Phase ~
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Ban: Hero”
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Ban: Hero”

~ Pick Phase ~
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”

~ Ban Phase ~
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Ban: Hero”
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Ban: Hero”

~ Pick Phase ~
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Blue Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”
[Lobby] Red Team Captain: “Pick: Hero”

HOW DO WE PLAY OUR MATCHES?

  • Matches will be assigned on the ‘Brackets’ tab. You can also find your matches on the ‘My Matches’ tab of the Tournament when logged in
  • Each round is assigned a match time, teams must be online and ready to play at this time
  • Matches can be played earlier if both team captains agree and they document the agreement in writing (for e.g. a screenshot of the in-game chat, email, etc)
    • Matches cannot be played after a scheduled match time
    • If a match is played earlier, winning team must wait until the scheduled match time to report the score
  • If both team captains do not agree to play earlier, failure to be online during the scheduled round time within 20 minutes after the round begins will result in a forfeit of the match
  • Teams may not pause for more than 10 minutes during a game
    • Pausing longer may result in a warning, game loss, or match loss and is up to the discretion of the tournament admin
    • Should a player lose their connection and ‘drop’, if they do not reconnect within the allocated pause time, the game will continue
  • All players are responsible for their own internet connections
  • The usage of a player who is not registered as a player or substitute player on a team roster will result in penalties that could include loss of the match, disqualification, or a re-game
  • Team captains are required to save replays of all games their team plays during the tournament
    • Upon match completion, the winning team captain must report the win and upload relevant replays to their match page on the Compete Website
  • If a win is unreported, both teams will be assumed to be ‘no-show’ and will not be assigned further matches
  • If the team captain is unable to report the score, reports the score incorrectly, or the other team records the score incorrectly, that captain must contact a tournament admin with relevant evidence to show the correct outcome

WHAT IS THE REGION DISTRIBUTION?

  • The “West” Region shall include teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alberta
  • The “North” Region shall include teams from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Ontario
  • The “South” Region shall include teams from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama and Puerto Rico
  • The “East” Region shall include teams from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia

WHAT IS THE ‘LIVE’ MAP POOL?

  • Battlefield of Eternity
  • Blackheart’s Bay
  • Cursed Hollow
  • Dragon Shire
  • Garden of Terror
  • Infernal Shrines
  • Sky Temple
  • Tomb of the Spider Queen
  • Towers of Doom