We just wrapped up the Winter Ladder season yesterday which means today is the day we announce our Ladder Playoff Schedule! This seasons playoffs will be double elimination, which means you must lose two best-of-three sets before you are eliminated.
Here's how the playoffs work. Each week there will be meeting times for playing out the bracket. The tournament bracket contains the top 60 players
from AiB's Fall Ladder Season with the top 4 players receiving byes in Winner's Bracket Round 1.
Each player will be expected to meet in Tournament Chat Room 4 at 10:00PM ET on these scheduled days. If players know they cannot attend a selected time they should contact their opponent to schedule a new time before said
selected time occurs. In addition to this, send AlphaZealot a PM to
inform him of the situation. All rescheduled matches must occur before the next scheduled round (one to four day grace period, depending when the conflict occurs). Failing to be in Tournament Chat Room 4 at
10:00PM may result in a forfeit. *
*If one player fails to show up at the scheduled time (without having rescheduled) the player who did show up is advanced. If both players fail to show up at the scheduled time the higher seeded player will be advanced.
Required Meeting Dates
Monday, April 6th - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Bracket Round 1
Tuesday, April 7th - 10:00PM ET: Loser's Bracket Round 1
Wednesday, April 8th - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Bracket Round 2
Thursday, April 9th - 10:00PM ET: Loser's Bracket Round 2
Monday, April 13th - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Bracket Round 3, Loser's Bracket Round 3
Tuesday, April 14th - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Bracket Round 4, Loser's Bracket Round 4
Wednesday, April 15th - 10:00PM ET: Loser's Bracket Round 5, Loser's Bracket Round 6
Thursday, April 16th - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Bracket Round 5, Loser's Bracket Round 7
Monday, April 20th - 10:00PM ET: Loser's Bracket Round 9, Loser's Bracket Round 10
Tuesday, April 21st - 10:00PM ET: Winner's Finals
Wednesday, April 22nd - 10:00PM ET: Loser's Finals
Thursday, April 23rd - 10:00PM ET: Grand Finals
Playoff Qualified Players
- King Keykeykey
- Blue Rogue
- Regegade TX2000
- So Fatal
- The 740
Winners Round 1 match ups will be announced on Monday afternoon (April 6, 2009). All players listed here except the top 4 are expected to show in Tournament Chat Room 4 at 10:00PM ET unless prior notice is given to AlphaZealot about a rescheduled match (matches do not need to be pre-approved before they are rescheduled, notice must simply be given so-as not to receive a forfeit, the result of a rescheduled match must be PM'd to AlphaZealot by both parties).
Winter Season Prize Information
The statistics, badges, and prizes will all be announced sometime next week. JV and I are heading to the Meadowlands with MLG this weekend and won't return until Monday. Once I step off the plan and open my laptop I'll get the playoff round 1 information and winter ladder recap posted (including who got badges!).