Note: This post mostly pertains to those players seeking the top of the Ranked ladder and competing in the next Monthly Cup. If you have no interest in such things, I recommend to read no further!
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As we near this season’s end, it’s coming time to select the Top 8 players from the ranked ladder who will be competing in our next Monthly Cup. As you may already know, season resets occur the first Monday of the month at 12pm CEST.
That places this season’s reset on Monday, September 5th at 12pm CEST. Note that is the time we cutoff qualifications, the actual resetting of the ladder is a process that takes up to an hour.
The Monthly Cup will then take place the following Saturday as usual, September 10th.
All that covered, I’d like to remind everyone how the Top 8 are selected.
Schedule for determining remaining qualified players:
- September 4th: 11:59pm (Just before Midnight) CEST: The Top 4 Voted players are locked in
- September 5th: 12:00pm (Noon) CEST The Top 8 qualified Gods are determined
- September 10th: 4pm CEST: Monthly Cup takes place
For determining the Top 8 qualified Gods, the precedence goes in the ordering that players have qualified. Open qualifiers are determined first, then Votes, then God Ranks. Anyone having already qualified in any other fashion will simply cede their spot to the next player in the next list.
In addition to this, alternate accounts are ignored, and some accounts will be ineligible for qualification due to detected or declared account sharing. This can mean the actual Top 8 qualified players can be quite far down the list.
We’re working on improving the display of this on our website, but it will take some time. In the meantime, I’d like to provide everyone a list of all currently known players in the current Top #50 that will be ceding their spot to the next player in the list come calculation time, for any one of the above mentioned reasons
That list is as follows:
When looking at the Top 8, ignore these names and go to the next in the list until you have listed 8 players. That will be how the calculation is done. Hopefully this will clear things up for you a bit.
Note: This list is known to be roughly comprehensive of the Top #50 at this time, but other players may rise to the top, At the time of calculation we go through a verification process to make sure everyone has been justly qualified. If you earn your way to the top, we will make sure you get a spot in the Monthly Cup.
Thank you for your understanding as we look to improve the listing and make it easier on you.
Monthly Cup Alternates:
We will not be using an alternate system for the next Monthly Cup. Previously we had reserved the next 5 slots in line, but it can be quite an administrative burden on such short notice, as well as confuse followers of the tournament and make bracket generation difficult until the day before.
If a player does not show up for the next Monthly Cup, they simply will give their opponent a Bye. This should allow us to generate brackets much farther in advance and allow them to build a bit of hype for upcoming matchups.
Monthly Cup moving to all Best of 5:
One final announcement. Based on player feedback, we will be experimenting with setting every single round in the next Monthly Cup to a Best of 5.
In order to keep the tournament in the same length of time, this may mean streaming less of the semi-finals, time depending.
Thanks, and have a great day!