NationCup XX : Cash prize and Qualifiers

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Good evening ladies,

For the upcoming NationCup XX, the Urban Zone will have a sponsor once again, Sachka and the HD Développement team will continue to support Urban Terror in order to provide you all with a very nice competition. This year's signups have been an unexpected success and the level of the cup will be reaching some records. We'll try to combine that with a great coverage for a better player and spectator experience. Rumour had it, we will indeed have, for the very first year, a true cashprize for the NationsCup: not less than 700€ will be shared between the NationsCup winners. And guess what, that might not actually be all we have to say about prizes... Smile

Prizepool:

400€ 200€ 100€

To improve the event's gaming experience, we organized a vote in order to decide the system that should be used in the cup's groupstage phase. The result was clear, a majority of teams want to play the Swiss system, which is ideal for 16 teams. But as always, latecomers are a thing, and a couple teams decided to pop out at the very last minute. This year will count two more teams in the list : Team Italy and Team Venezuela.

We now have 18 teams for a NationsCup where participants voted for a 16 teams (2^n) format. There is no decent interesting way of playing a tournament with 18 teams, so in order to keep the tournament appealing, we'll go with a primary qualifier phase in order to reduce the number of teams to 16.

We seeded every team based on their previous results, player accomplishments and activity, continuity in the line-up and team expectations. That qualifier phase will include the 8 lowest seeded teams: they'll face each other, teams will play up to 2 matches : win one match and you're qualified, lose 2 and you're out of the tournament.

So here are the 10 teams directly qualified for the groupstage:

Team Argentina, Team Belgium, Team Brazil, Team Canada, Team France
Team Germany, Team Italy, Team Netherlands, Team Portugal, Team USA

The remaining teams will face each other in the qualifier phase. The match-up for the qualifier were drawn randomly and here they are:

IDDateMatchMapsGame Type
A Thursday, January 12 21:00 CET United Kingdom vs Spain t.b.a. / t.b.a. Team Survivor / Team Survivor
B Thursday, January 12 21:00 CET Asia vs Mexico t.b.a / t.b.a. Team Survivor / Team Survivor
C Thursday, January 12 21:00 CET Turkey vs Nordic t.b.a. / t.b.a. Team Survivor / Team Survivor
D Thursday, January 12 21:00 CET Colombia vs Venezuela t.b.a. / t.b.a. ??? / ???

As mentioned previously, the winners of these matchs are directly qualified to the next step (Swiss Groupstage), whereas the losers will have a second chance (losers of A and C will face eachothers, losers of B and D as well).

We will comeback to you "soon" this week with more details regarding rule updates, map pools, server configs and more.

We wish every team a good luck. Keep the game fair and enjoy it !


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Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:08 pm
 


Smile
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:51 pm
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GL&HF for all !
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:39 pm
 


Are the qualifiers being shoutcasted and shown on Twitch ?
 
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:20 pm
 


Good question👀
 
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 am
 


Guess it could be possible depending on the moment they are played
 
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:32 pm
 


Looking into it.
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:15 pm
 


Thanks for the Shoutcast Ikslorin appreciated.
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:23 pm
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Wondering how much time Urban Zone will take to send the 400euros to the winning team since they take over 2 months to send 40 Razz

Really nice prizepool but I wish it was like 6 years ago when UrT had lots of players and competition.
 
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:08 pm
 


Perhaps money will bring a playerbase back ! Smile
 
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:38 pm
 


Necromancy couldn't possibly bring the playerbase back to this game lmao
 
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:55 pm
 


Should be tomorrow A3r0x xD
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:01 pm
 


Don't forget that 5-6 years ago, there were a lot of cheaters despite no money to win.
 
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:05 pm
 


I'm talking about the clanbase era where you had to use Anti cheat. Ofc there was more cheaters .. more players = more cheaters
For example, aesir the polish team and Quad the italian team, they were the pcw kings, but when they had to play with Anti cheat they would lose by 15+ rounds every single map lolol
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:27 pm
 


This is awesome. I hope Brizz won't play the NC, please <3


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