The tournament start with an opening ceremony and then takes place in two parts.
Part 1 :
In the first part of the tournament, a small single elimination tournament will be held on each of the 12 servers. The kinships of each server will compete against each other in 3 players teams games.
The first 2 kinships of each server will have the honor to represent their server during the second part of the tournament in 6 players teams games. The 3rd kinship of each server will also be called if needed replacement. Each server will be represented by a team of 9 players at the end of the first part of the tournament.
Part 2 :
The second part of the tournament will be held on a single pre-defined server. All 9 players from each servers must have a character on the server where the part 2 of the tournament will run.
A random draw will take place at the beginning of the second part to define the pools. There will be 4 pools (A, B, C, D) each featuring 3 servers. At the end of the pool phase, one server will be eliminated per pool, based on the number of games won or if there is a tie, based on the number of points.
Each server will play 3 games against the other 2 servers in its group. There will therefore be 9 games per pool and a total of 36 games in the group phase.
(The tournaments follows up will be by single elimination in 3 games)
There will be the quarter-finals :
- The 1st from pool A versus the 2nd from pool B
- The 1st from pool B versus the 2nd from pool A
- The 1st from pool C versus the 2nd from pool D
- The 1st from pool D versus the 2nd from pool C
(a total of 12 games for the quarter-finals)
Then the semi-finals :
- The #1 winner versus the #3 winner
- The #2 winner versus the #4 winner
(a total of 6 games for the semi-finals)
The third-place play-off :
- The #1 looser versus the #2 looser
(a total of 3 games for the third-place play-off)
The grand finale :
- The #1 winner versus the #2 winner
(a total of 3 games for the final)
The tournament will then end with the awards and closing ceremonies !