Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo5
The sdCup is a premier weekend tournament featuring a hefty prize pool and top class talent. It encourages even pings allowing for the entire world to participate online in epic weekend bouts between the best players out there.
All players are required to be present on the QuakeWorld Discord in the channel #sdCup before the tournament begins.
The event kicked off at 14:00 CET and finished few hours later.
$2,000.00 (USD) are spread among the players as seen below:
Single Elimination Bracket
This is a world wide tournament, meaning you might have to play games on a higher ping than you're used to. Strive for fair pings, but use this as a general rule of thumb:
- East coast NA vs EU = Ireland
- West coast NA vs EU = New York
- AU vs EU = India
- AU vs NA = Los Angeles
- BR vs AU = Los Angeles
- BR vs EU/NA = Miami
If you can find a server with lower pings for both of you, I strongly suggest you use that one! This is just a general rule of thumb and not a requirement, however striving for as equal pings as possible is mandatory.
Use cl_delaypacket to even out the pings up to a maximum of 155ms.
Saturday (and Sunday if needed), 23rd of January, 14:00 CET (8:00 AM ET, 00:00 AEDT)
All players are required to be present on the QuakeWorld Discord: http://discord.quake.world/ in the channel "sdCup" before the tournament begins.
- Single Elimination 1on1
- 10 min duels with 3 min overtime
- All rounds are BO5
- Ruleset: smackdown/qcon
- No map repeats
Allowed clients and rulesets:
To avoid any confusion, the only allowed client is EzQuake (www.nquake.com / www.ezquake.com) version 3.2.2+ (If you for some reason are using a 3.5alpha version of EzQuake, make sure it is an alpha18 release or higher to avoid bugs).
The only allowed rulesets are "qcon" and "smackdown". Make sure to do f_checks before the game starts.
- This should not come as any surprise, but regular 1on1 settings apply.
- No powerups
The map pool is the good old the big 5 - dm2, dm4, dm6, aerowalk and ztndm3. If both players agree, they can decide to play the 2020 remakes of these 5 maps by Dirtbox.
There are no map repeats. Using a lower-seed-picks-first system.
Lower seed picks 1st map
Higher seed picks 2nd map
Lower seed picks 3rd map
Higher seed picks 4th map
If necessary, the last remaining map is played.
Reporting is done through this Challonge page. If you need help with anything, ask for it!
One game per round will be streamed on https://www.twitch.tv/suddendeathTV, along with, depending on the amount of sign-ups, all Semi Finals, Bronze Game and Grand Finals.
Prize pool distribution
The prize pool for this tournament is $2,000.00 USD, distributed between the top 3 (paypal account required!)
- $1,000.00 USD
- $650.00 USD
- $350.00 USD
Seedings will be done manually to the best of the admin's knowledge, taking into account previous tournament results of 2020.