The signups for the NSL Open Tournament #11 are now open! The rules for this tournament can be found here. Read them carefully. Don’t forget that our Code of Conduct also applies to this event! Our #recruitment channel on our discord can still be used to help you find a team. The official standings during the tournament will be shared on Challonge, which can be found here.
An Open Tournament allows everyone to participate with preformed teams to duke it out and see who can claim the top spot in the NS2 competitive community! The format of the tournament is double elimination, which means that a team has two lives and ceases to advance if they lose two matches. The Early Stage and Semifinals conclude on Saturday, November 19th,and the Finals and Grand Finals will take place on Sunday, November 20th. Maps and sides will be determined by a coinflip where the upper bracket team is heads, and the lower team bracket is tails.
Games will start on Saturday, November 19th at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET. Matches consist of up to two maps with three rounds played in total. The team that wins the coin toss decides whether they want to choose map and server or to choose Aliens/Marines first. Picked maps can only be one of the following (please note not all rounds may be needed):
Round 1 (First): Tram, Mineral, Nexus
Round 1 (Loser): Unearthed_ButBetter, Veil, Tanith_Redline
Round 2 (Winner): Jambi, Biodome, Caged
Round 2 (Losers): Jambi, Descent, Caged
Round 3 (Winner): Summit, Veil, Origin
Round 3 (Losers): Tram, Biodome, Tanith_Redline
The games on Sunday, November 20th will start at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET. The Losers Finals will be in a Best of 5 format, while the Grand Finals will be Best of 7. They consist of up to three maps with five rounds played in total. Both teams are allowed to ban 3 maps, and the team choosing the first map gets the first ban. Teams alternate in their ban choices until 6 maps have been banned in total and then proceed to alternate in picks of maps until 3 (4 in Grand Finals) maps have been chosen. Map bans are in effect until the conclusion of the series. Below you can find a larger map pool for the Semifinals, Finals and Grand Finals where picked maps can only be one of the following:
If this piques your interest, join or form a team and make sure to sign up by November 17th! Signups will be done on the NSL website, so please ensure your team is registered. If you have any questions or trouble with this, feel free to reach out to any NSL Admin or infamous directly.