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Here Comes the Easy 8 Cup

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After the Super 6 Cup and the Mangled Metal Cup, what could we possibly add next?  The Easy 8 of course!

The Easy 8 Cup is a little different to the others – it uses the current professional league rules.  This means that the matches will be 7 vs 7 with a maximum tier of VIII.  If your team is thinking about moving into the professional leagues such as the ESL or the Baltic League, this is a great tournament to get some practice in!

The first, second and third placed teams will receive a gold prize and the Easy 8 quarter of the coveted “EU All Star” medal.

If you want to enter the Easy 8 Cup, you have until the 18th July 2012 to register your team and be accepted.  Remember to click “Apply for Tournament” once your team is completed as we cannot approve any team that doesn’t do this!

Matches are scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st July and Saturday 28th July with the final on Saturday 4th August.  Matches will always take place between 18:00 and 22:00 CEST (16:00 to 20:00 GMT).  Teams will be automatically invited to games from 18:00 onwards.  You can read more about this process here.

Feeling lonely, or unsure where to find enough people for your team?  We have created a special forum thread for teams to look for players and for players looking for a team!

Here are the prizes:

1st Place Team 50,000 Gold (5000 per player)
2nd Place Team 30,000 Gold (3000 per player)
3rd Place Team
15,000 Gold (1500 per player)

And here are the rules:

  • Team size: 7 players + up to 4 substitutes. Team must be fully registered and accepted before playing (a reserve player may replace a primary player at any time).
  • Maximum tier allowed for Tanks and Tank destroyers is tier 8, artillery can be up to tier 5. In addition, only two FR tanks are permitted per team and only one T-50-2.  Otherwise, there are no further vehicle restrictions and any vehicles can be used.
  • Total tier points for a team must not exceed 42 points. If any team member is missing, the total tier points are reduced by 6 per missing player.
  • Each player can only play for one team in one tournament, cup or championship.
  • Any player can change team if they want. Players are not allowed to play for a new team within 10 days of their departure from their old team, and may not take part in any games and tournaments of their new team during this period. This also applies to newly registered players playing for an existing established team but not for entirely new teams.
  • A banned player whose ban has recently expired cannot play in any new teams or participate in an existing team for 30 days after the expiration of their ban.
  • Once the team has been created, it cannot change its name (please be very careful when naming your team).
  • Team and player names must not violate the Wargaming.net naming rules; any team violating these rules will be disqualified or just not approved.
  • Teams must not ‘steal’ the names of existing clans or teams.  Any repots of this will be investigated and team names will be changed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Wargaming.net staff are NOT prohibited from playing unless they are part of the tournament administration – these people will be stated.  Only a maximum of 2 Wargaming.net employees per active team is allowed.
  • Use of premium tanks, shells and consumables is allowed.
  • Teams have 10 minutes before the allocated start time to join the lobby. If a team is not ready in this time and no-one from the reserve can take the place in the primary (main) team, this team forfeits the game.
  • Each battle lasts for 10 minutes.
  • To win a game, the team will need to destroy all enemy vehicles or capture the enemy base.
  • The first round will be best of 1. Subsequent rounds will be best of 3. The final is best of 5.
  • If a match ends in a draw, both teams will be disqualified for passive play. This includes best of 3 and best of 5 matches as well as the first round best of 1 game.
  • Starting spawn points for all games will be automatically allocated by the system.
  • Games cannot be replayed unless an issue with the set-up causes a problem. Unfortunately we will be unable to restart games due to disconnections or PC crashes.
  • First round games will be held on the map Abbey. All other rounds will use the map pool below:
    • Mines
    • Abbey
    • Arctic Region
    • Himmelsdorf
    • Steppes
    • The map choice for each round will be listed in the forum thread for the Easy 8 Cup in advance of the games.
  • Official Casters (Commentators) will be listed on the forum in advance by Bump.  If an official caster requests entrance to a game then they must be invited.
  • Replays must be provided by the teams taking part in the quarter-finals and onwards.  Of course, any other replays are also welcome!  Details will be provided on where to send these closer to the time, but they can also be uploaded to the Easy 8 section of the forum.

Good luck in the Easy 8 Cup and with gaining your EU All Star medals!

Ready to register your team?  Sign up now!
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