Dienstag, 5. Juli 2016

World Championship: everything you need to know

On July 16th, 2016, the second Krosmaster Arena World Championship will be held in Sevilla, Spain! Everything you need to know about the event can be found here.

Where? When?


The World Championship will be held at the Hotel NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas, in Sevilla (Spain). You can find information about the Hotel and its location by following this link.

The date is July 16th, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 8-9:00 PM. You will find the complete schedule further down.

 

What are the rules?


The latest version of the Tournament Rules (version 2.4) will be applied. You can find it here.

Those rules include a certain number of changes compared to last year, including the price of GGs (who went from 10 to 12 kamas), and the new Tension roll rules from Krosmaster 2.0.

Please note that the Boss and Ban list have been updated with a few changes, and that characters from the Krosmaster Arena 2.0 set are banned for this tournament.


The championship will be played on this map:
 

Note that this map cannot be turned on the side, you will play it as you can see it here.


The tournament will proceed as follow:
 
  • Players will first play 4 Swiss rounds.
  • At the end of those rounds, the Top 8 players will enter a double elimination bracket.
  • Starting with the semi-finals (Top 4), players losing their match will go to the loser bracket and continue the tournament from there.
  • The final will be played between the winner bracket finalist and the loser bracket finalist.

Players will be able to change their teams between the Swiss rounds and the double-elimination brackets.

 

What‘s the schedule?


All time tables are given at Spanish time (GMT+2), and may vary slightly depending on player’s actions.

9:00 AM: Arrival of the players.
10:00 AM: Beginning of the Swiss rounds (four rounds in total).

2:00 PM: Lunch break.
3:00 PM: Quarter finals.
4:00 PM: Semi-finals (with loser brackets beginning here).
5:00 PM: Winner bracket final and loser bracket semi-finals.
6:00 PM: Loser bracket final.

7:00 PM: Tournament final; may require a second match if the Loser bracket finalist wins his first match here.

 

Who’s playing?


The top 4 players from every National championship were invited to the World Championship, as well as last year’s champion. The 20 players who answered our call are the following:

 

Current World Champion


Julien Otlet

 

France


Maxime Bisson
Jérôme Jambert
Paul Mandin

 

Germany


Sebastian Geiger
André Leonardi
Markus Nickoll
Wadim Reimche (German Champion)

 

Italy


Pietro Castelli (Italian Champion)
Andrea Constantini
Marco Crozzoletto
Luca Zanaica

 

Spain


Luis Del Rio
Jorge Nevado
Javier Morillas (Spanish Champion)
Jose A. Perez

 

USA


Mike Caldwell
Thomas Crombie (US Champion)
Joshua Hipsher
Randy Navarro

 

What’s there to win?


The competing players can win the following prizes:
 
  • For every contestant: a signed playable map of the event, a commemorative t-shirt, and two Season 4 blind booster display (which will be send to the players as soon as the product is available in their own language).
  • TOP 8: one Cardboard Tube Samurai figurine, one Nemesis Samurai figurine, and one Missiz Freezz resin statuette.
  • TOP 4: one XXL figurine of the player's choice (if still in stock).
  • World Champion: a champion trophy, and the opportunity to design a Krosmaster’s profile for a future release.

 

Are there any side events?


Players who come to visit the event can try three upcoming games by Ankama: Kingz, Gang Rush: Detroit and Krosmaga! Demo tables will be open for everyone to try these new games.

On the side of the main tournament, there will be 4-players draft Battle Royale. Those wacky games pitch four players together in a Krosmaster melee, with prizes for everyone and a chance for the winner to keep going! (Participation fee required, see registration directly at the event.)

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