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TCS 2018: Starcraft 2 Qualifier #1

Do you have what it takes to play with the best? Qualify for your spot in our $35,000 Starcraft 2 TCS League.


Jan 22 - Feb 9, 2018


Feb 10 - Feb 10, 2018



College Students
Congratulations to UC Berkeley and UMA Esports for Qualifying for the TCS 2018: Starcraft 2 Team Brawl!


This brief overview is not intended to replace the Tournament Rules, which will be uploaded here at a later date. Registrants should carefully consult the Tournament Rules for additional requirements concerning the operation of the Tournament.

Table of Contents:

Eligibility | Matches | Format
Who is eligible?
  • College students in the United States and Canada
    • Community colleges are eligible
    • Students must be currently enrolled, or enrolled for the 2018 Spring Semester as of January 22nd, 2018.
    • Players must be considered legal residents of the United States or Canada
      • Foreign students under a valid visa are eligible
    • Players must be the age of majority in their country of residence or under the age of majority but over 13 (a minor) must have parental consent to participate
    • Players must have registered an account at Compete and a full Blizzard account.
  • Eligible teams must consist of 3 players, with an option for a 4th player as a sub.
  • There is no limit to the amount of players that can register per school
  • Players must verify their school enrollment during registration by attaching a valid school email to their profile
    • Schools that do not provide a school email can contact support
  • Additional proof of enrollment may be required.
How do we play our matches?
  • Matches will be assigned on the 'Brackets' tab, and they can also be found on the 'My Matches' tab when logged in
  • Matches will be assigned at the start of each round
  • A player that disconnect past the in-game allotted disconnect time will receive a game loss. No pauses are allowed unless requiring assistance from a Tournament Admin
  • Matches cannot be played later than their assigned time.
  • If a team is not online and ready to play 20 minutes of the match time, they will receive a match loss.
  • It is up to the team players to screenshot each victory and defeat screen during the match for match dispute purposes. Upon match completion, the winning team must report the win to their match page on the Tespa Compete website
  • Matches must be reported before the conclusion of a round. If a win is unreported, both players will be assumed to be 'no-show'
  • If a score is reported incorrectly or there is a score discrepancy, contact a tournament admin with relevant evidence
  • Screenshots of communications and matches with your opponent are extremely helpful for settling of any match disputes. Please screenshot anything and everything you believe might be important!
What is the match format?
  • Players will play one best-of-three (Bo3) match against their opponent with the first team to win 2 games winning the match
  • The first map will be designated by Tournament Admins, after which the winner will ban a map and announce their next player and the loser will pick the next map from the remaining pool as well as announce their next player. No player or map may be played twice in a Bo3. The available maps for this tournament are:
    • Abiogenesis LE
    • Acid Plant LE
    • Backwater LE
    • Blackpink LE
    • Catalyst LE
    • Eastwatch LE
    • Neon Violet Square LE
  • All matches will be best-of-three (Bo3).
  • Spectating by default is not allowed, however if both teams agree spectating will be allowed. If either team prefers not to have spectators, then no spectators are allowed.
  • Players may stream from their own point of view
  • Players have a maximum of 5 minutes to be ready for the next game.
  • Players may only use the account that is listed on their Compete account.
  • All lobby settings must be kept at Standard (No Mods, Melee, 1v1, Infinite Duration, Faster Speed, Locked Alliances, Privacy Normal, 100% handicap).
  • The only allowed player colors by default are red or blue. If both players agree the colors may be changed.
  • By default no game skins are allowed. If both players agree, skins may be used. Please document the agreement to protect your match results in the event of a dispute.