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The second official online tournament on Board Game Arena will begin shortly! Enter the competition and try to win your qualification for the Krosmaster Arena World Championship!


The online Board Game Arena tournament is back for a second edition! After receiving a lot of feedback from our contestants, we have slightly changed the rules in order to get a more varied and efficient tournament. Read the news below to learn anything you need to know!

 

STEP 1: REGISTRATION


Registration will take place on the Toornament website. You will need both a Toornament and a Board Game Arena account to enter the tournament.

If possible, use the same nickname on Toornament as you did on BGA. Otherwise, during registration, you will be asked to give your exact BGA nickname as well as your current time zone; please fill these fields carefully.


Registrations will begin on Friday, September 6 at 5:00 PM (Paris time). Only 64 places will be available for this tournament, so tickets will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis. Registrations must be validated by Ankama manually before being accepted.

(Note: in order to give everyone a fair chance at entering the World Championship, we ask to already qualified players to let the other contestants enter this tournament.)
 

Tournament and registration here
 

STEP 2: GAME FORMAT


The tournament will begin on September 9 and will be split into two parts.

During the first part of the tournament, players will be sorted in groups of 4 and will fight against the other players from their group in a Swiss round. Each contestant will have to play 3 games during this step. At the end of it, the first two players of each group will be qualified for the next part (32 players in total).

In the second part of the tournament, players will compete in a direct elimination bracket: one loss and you’re out! Starting with the quarter finals (top 8), the bracket will be doubled with a loser bracket, offering to defeated players another shot at the title of champion.


All Krosmasters available on BGA can be selected for your team’s roster. Our characters have been updated with the latest version of the buff/debuff lists. It’s possible to change your team composition between two games, but if a rematch is necessary between two contestants (to avoid a bug for instance), both players will have to use the same team as the first time.

During this tournament, all games will take place exclusively on the Elemental arena map, in the classic orientation.

For all your questions and assistance needs, please contact us at boardgames@ankama.com. It’s the fastest to communicate with us in this context.


 

STEP 3: CREATING A GAME


All games played in a single winning round.

One of the two contestants must create a new table on BGA with the following settings:

  • Game mode: Normal mode
  • Game speed: Turn-based (4 moves per day)
  • Team selection: Simultaneous
  • Map: Elemental Arena oriented in the "classic" way

Then, simply invite your opponent by using their nickname and start the game!


The first part of the tournament will be played from September 9 to 15. Players of each group will have to play against their 3 opponents, in the order of their choice, but all games must be concluded before September 16. Matches who were started but not concluded will result in a draw.

In case of a draw between players at the end of the group phase, the following criterions will be used to solve it:

  • Number of victory/defeats/draws during the pool phase
  • Biggest difference of score between all players in a draw
  • Biggest score earned (in total)
  • Number of forfeits for each player


The second part of the tournament will follow this schedule:
 

  • Buffer day on September 16
  • Top 32: September 17 to 19
  • Top 16: September 20 to 22
  • Buffer day on September 23
  • Top 8: September 24 to 26
  • Top 4 winner bracket, first round of loser bracket: September 27 to 29
  • Top 2 winner bracket, second round of loser bracket: September 30 to October 2
  • Third round of loser bracket: October 3 and 4
  • Final round of loser bracket: October 5 and 6
  • Tournament’s finale: October 7 to 10 (up to 2 games may need to be played)


A player who didn’t show up for their match will lose this game; during the group phase, they will suffer a penalty of 1 point to their final score. Please get in contact with your opponent on BGA to discuss your availability beforehand.


 

STEP 4: REPORTING RESULTS


Reports will be made on the Toornament website. Enter, as result, who won the game and the amount of remaining GG for each player. Do not tick the “drop” square.

Before your report is validated, please send to boardgames@ankama.com a link to the replay page for your game. We will check if the score corresponds to what has been reported and validate it.

If your opponent didn’t show up for their game, please send an e-mail to the address above before reporting anything to Toornament.

If a bug prevents you from completing the game (character stuck on one cell, game locked, etc.), then please contact us. We will give permission to start the game again in order to complete it according to schedule.

 

STEP 5: THE REWARDS


Players entering the tournament will earn points for the online ladder (separate from the current QT ladder) depending on their final ranking:

  • Participation: 2 points
  • Qualified following the group phase: 5 points
  • Top 16: 10 points
  • Top 8: 17 points
  • Top 6 (*): 25 points
  • 4th Place: 35 points
  • 3rd Place: 40 points
  • 2nd Place: 50 points
  • 1st Place: Qualified for the World Championship!

(*) Includes the players who lose a match in the quarter finals but win a match in the loser bracket.


 

You now know everything there is to know, so get your teams warmed up for the event!