Hello CTF Community! As we wind down from the two recent tournaments hosted in the Summer months, The CTF Committee will be introducing its first official season. Timetable: The season will begin on the week of 10/18/2020 and extend for exactly two months, 12/18/2020, at which time the playoff stage will begin. Throughout this two month period, each official team will be obligated to participate in official matches. Rankings: Procedure/Scheduling: All teams will face every other team except one in a rostered 8 round fixture. From this, the Top 8 Teams will be seeded in the Playoffs. Throughout the regular fixture, overall ties (maps & caps being equal) will be accepted, with map wins being the deciding factor of ladder position (if map wins are tied then it goes to caps). UPDATE: BK has been removed from the competition due to severe inactivity. As such an additional round has been added. Dates for the Rounds are as follows:Round 1: 18th of OCT - 25th of OCT Round 2: 25th of OCT - 1st of NOV Round 3: 1st of NOV - 8th of NOV Round 4: 8th of NOV - 15th of NOV Round 5: 15th of NOV - 22nd of NOV Round 6: 22nd of NOV - 29th of NOV Round 7: 29th of NOV - 6th of DEC Round 8: 6th of DEC - 13th of DEC Round 9: 13th of DEC - 20th of DEC If a Team cannot field enough players for a 10v10 it will be an automatic forfeit. If a team has forfeited up to 3 matches they will be disqualified. Extensions on dates will be given for extraordinary circumstances. Playoffs: At the end of the two month period (12/18/2020), the playoff stage will begin. The Top 8 teams will be placed into a double elimination bracket. This will allow teams two opportunities to make it to the finals, as can be seen in the outdated bracket below, prepared by BM5 with simulated results. (Link to Challonge: https://challonge.com/2nvt3d0e) Playoffs will reincorporate the Loser Pick System seen in previous tournaments. For Playoffs, ties will not be accepted. If by the end of the 3rd map neither team has more maps wins or caps then the 3rd map shall go into overtime. The schedule for the finals is still to be finalised dependent on teams availability coming close to the holiday period, however, it is likely that the first round of Playoffs will occur between the 18th of DEC - 23rd of DEC. We will then take a break for the holidays and resume from the 2nd of JAN onwards. Match Information: Standard size for Season One shall be 10v10 with the following standard limits applied to each match. As always MMR will apply (https://www.brawl.com/threads/67622/).10v10 1x Assassin, Archer, Engineer, Mage, Necro, Pyro, Scout 2x Chemist, Elf, Medic, Ninja 3x Heavy, Soldier 11v11 - 12v12 1x Assassin, Archer, Engineer, Mage, Necro, Pyro, Scout 2x Chemist, Elf, Medic 3x Heavy, Ninja, Soldier 13v13 - 14v14 1x Assassin, Archer, Engineer, Mage, Necro, Pyro, Scout 3x Elf, Chemist, Medic, Ninja 4x Heavy, SoldierMap Pool: The Map Pool aims to incorporate new maps from the latest map wave as well as traditionally competitive maps seen previously. Team Reps will be polled on any additions they would like to make to the pool, with maps being announced one week prior to the beginning of the Season. UPDATE: The Map Pool is now officially released and can be seen below. The maps for each round have been randomly selected with a 5 cap map as the 3rd map each round. The maps for the rounds will be given to Reps. Adrenaline I - 439425 Rundown - 393985 Pagodas III - 393986 Lowrise - 1196 Waitomo Caves - 362115 Forest of Rivals I - 206110 Harvest II - 444481 Desert Strike III - 1570 Slate I - 427620 Airlock I - 369399 Bazaar I - 437154 Castle Caverns VI - 332205 Blackout 2020 - 440174 (this will be reserved for playoffs) Roster Lock: Roster Lock will come into affect at 11:59PM EST on the 11th of October. This will prevent players from joining multiple teams throughout the Season. Please note that free agents will be able to join team rosters. Any attempts at loopholing past the Roster Lock will result in the player attempting to loophole being restricted from the match server for the remainder of the Season. *Matches will occur weekly until the conclusion of the tournament. *All matches will be covered courtesy of CTF Match Spotlight. *Special thanks to Foodcourt (CSTAF) for beginning work on this. Additionally, thanks to BM5 for drafting a document that inspired much of this change to competitive. *11th of October, updated Fixture, Map Pool and changed ranking order to map differential over caps.