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Hello all participants of AsiaFortress Cup 10! The first match threads will be going up very soon, and the AsiaFortress administration would like to brief you on some changes we have made to the tournament's structure and rules.
Division 3 Format Changes
Due to the overwhelming number of Division 3 teams, a Round Robin is not feasible. Therefore, we have switched to a Swiss-style format, over the course of 7 weeks to match the number of weeks for Division 2 teams.
As with the Round Robin format, at the end of the 7 weeks we will advance the top 4 teams to play-offs, to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Teams will be ranked first by map wins, then by round wins and finally by rounds won minus rounds lost to determine which teams will advance.
Division 1 Format Changes
On the other hand, due to the lower number of players in Division 1, teams will play the Round Robin sequence twice. In other words, teams will play against every other team twice, for a total of 6 weeks of matches.
As with Division 2 and 3, Division 1 teams will be ranked first by map wins, then by round wins and finally by rounds won minus rounds lost.
At the end of the Round Robin stage, the top ranked Division 1 team will proceed straight to the Grand Finals. The 2nd and 3rd ranked Division 1 teams will compete in the playoffs to decide which one will proceed to the Grand Finals.
The Grand Finals for Division 1 will be played in a Best of 5 format, while Division 2 and 3 will be played in a Best of 3 format.
With the new Meet Your Match update, we have changed a few of the items allowed.
The Quickiebomb Launcher has been banned, while the Cozy Camper and Bazaar Bargain have been allowed.
All changes should be reflected in AsiaFortress servers, and the whitelist can be downloaded in the AFC 10 Config Pack.
Following a significant amount of interest for casters looking to cover AsiaFortress Cup 10 matches, a Cast Request thread has been created for community members to request permission for a cast.
Casts which have not been approved by an AsiaFortress Administrator are not permitted.
This will allow us to help promote your casts on platforms such as our Steam group and Facebook page. It also helps us to ensure that there is no conflict of interest (e.g. caster is on one of the teams being casted) and to provide assistance should you need it.
Transfer Window Addition
A Transfer Window has been added between Week 3 and Week 4 (between 12th August and 14th August).
The Transfer Window is a limited period for team leaders to add and remove players from their team's rosters.
Please note that all transfers have to be approved by AsiaFortress Administrators, and will only take effect from Week 4 (16th August) onwards.
Roster Lock and Team Directory
Do note that rosters are locked until the first Transfer Window. Do not add an Administrator to request for a roster change as it will not be allowed.
The Team Directory is a record of all teams participating in AFC 10, along with links to their leaders and members. It will serve as the definitive record of each team's roster. If you spot an error in your team's roster, please inform your Division Administrator immediately.
That concludes the commencement brief for AsiaFortress Cup 10! The first week's Match Threads will be going up soon, and you can get to scheduling your first matches of the season.
As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your Division Administrator.
Best of luck, and may the best team win!