Campionato italiano di Gwent: seconda edizione
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ESC Gwent Championship: season two

 

ESC Card Gaming is glad to announce and present the second season of the ESC Gwent Championship, the italian championship for the Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
The championship will be divided in a serie of four stages between the April and May 2019, the first stage will be on sunday 28th of April 2019. There will be a stage every sunday, with the last one falling on the 18th of May 2019. Every stage will be played in Swiss game mode, depending on the number of players there will be 3-5 rounds of swiss. At the end of each stage the first 3 players in the rank will qualify to the Great Italian Gwent Championship, tournament again with swiss game mode and 4 rounds that will take place on sunday 26th of May.

The Great Italian Gwent Championship will involve 16 players, 12 of them qualified by the top 3 of each previous stage, with the last 4 slots assigned by a general rank that will be made not only of statistic of wins and loss, but also the partecipation and effort showed by players in the series of tournaments.

Top 4 of the Great Italian Gwent Championship will be the four partecipants of the european tournament organized in collaboration with Gwent European Projekt.

ESC Card Gaming presents:

 

 

 

About the tournament: ESC Italian Gwent Championship#2019 – “Gwent: The Witcher Card Game”

The tournament is organized by the division ESC Card Gaming with the aim to increase the popularity of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game in Italy and worldwide.

The tournament is open to everyone wants to partecipate.

The tournament will select the Second gwent ESC team.

This team will partecipate in both nationale and international events.

The tournament involves four stages, the top 3 players of each stage will qualify to the final tournament, the Great Gwent Italian Championship. In this last tournament 16 players will play one against each other, 12 from the the previous stages and 4 from the general rank of the ESC italian championship, rank that will be sorted not only by wins and losses, but also by the engagement and effort showed by the players through the different stages, in order to give everyone a possibility to be part of th Gwent team of ESC Card Gaming.

⮞ The format of the tournament is 1v1, Best of 3, Swiss format;

⮞ The format of the games is Conquest;

⮞ After the declaration of the leaders each player has to ban an opponent leader. The process will be done using the pick and ban tool.

 

Requirements to partecipate:

– The players must be able to comunicate with the oter players and with the admins of the tournament on discord, so it is important the knowledge of the italian/english language;

– It’s mandatory the presence on the official ESC Card Gaming discord;

– It’s requested the last version of the game in order to avoid bugs and glitches.

 

Tournament schedule:

The tournament ESC Italian Gwent Championship will be divided in a series of four stages:

  • First stage will take place on Sundaty 28/04/2019 at 15:00 CEST;

  • Second stage will take place on Sundaty 05/05/2019 at 15:00 CEST;

  • Third stage will take place on Sundaty 12/05/2019 at 15:00 CEST;

  • Fourth stage will take place on Sundaty 19/05/2019 at 15:00 CEST;

The Great Gwent Italian Championship will take place on Sundaty 26/05/2019 at 15:00 CEST.

 

Rewards for each stop of ESC Italian Gwent Championship:

  • 1st place: 1200 Meteorite powder, 15 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship and a faction pin.

  • 2nd place: 800 Meteorite powder, 10 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship.

  • 3rd place: 400 Meteorite powder, 5 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship.

 

Rewards for the tournament Great italian Gwent Championship:

  • 1st place: 1200 Meteorite powder, 15 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship, Gwent keychain and headset RAZER ELECTRA V2;

  • 2nd place: 800 Meteorite powder, 10 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship;

  • 3rd place: 400 Meteorite powder, 5 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship;

  • 4th place: Qualification to the European Gwent Championship.

 

Discord:

The server discord “ESC Card Gaming” is the main place where you can comunicate with admin and players.

Channel discord: https://discord.gg/ESC Card Gaming

1. General:

1.1. Game:

  • The tournament is played on GOG Galaxy Client with each player inviting the opponent;

  • The tournament will be played only on PC, if you are a console player contact us since the CDPR can allow us some accounts for PC with full collection usable only during the tournament. In this case is important to have a PC which respects the minimum requirement (see below);

  • The last patch installed is requested and indispensable in order to guarantee the correct progress of the tournament.

1.2. Admin (organizer):

       Tournament organizer (Admin) – IBabaYaga (on discord IBabaYaga#9262).

       Other admins: ESC SirLothian#4302;

                                  Grumperis#0837;

                                  MirandaTheTempest#5468;

                                  Rebaf#2381.

  • We ask you to respect admins and moderators;

  • Both admins and moderators are are glad to help you with any problem or doubt;

  • In case of doubts, the decision of admins is definitive.

1.3. Comunication and management:

  • The discord server “ESC Card Gaming” is the main place where you can comunicate with admins, moderators and other players.
    Canale discord “ESC Card Gaming”: https://discord.gg/ESCCardGaming

  • Comunications between players have to be done through direct messages in order to avoid spam in the server, but you can use the appropriate channel #ESC-Gwent-Championship in the section ESC CG Tournaments in the discord server.

  • For any doubt or question on the rules, the organization or the management of the tournament write directly to IBabaYaga (IBabaYaga#9262 on discord).

1.4 Rewards:

Rewards are different for each stops and between the ESC Italian Gwent Championship and the Great italian Gwent Championship.

 

Rewards for each stops of the ESC Italian Gwent Championship:

  • 1st place: 1200 Meteorite powder, 15 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship.

  • 2nd place: 800 Meteorite powder, 10 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship.

  • 3rd: 400 Meteorite powder, 5 premium kegs, Qualification to the Great Italian Gwent Championship.

Also for each stops you can win either one faction pin or a faction patch:

  • For the first stop the first place will get also Norther Realms pin;

  • For the second stop the first place will get also Skellige pin;

  • For the third stop the first place will get also a Scoia’tael pin;

  • For the forth stop the first place will get also a Skellige patch.

 

Rewards for the Great Italian Gwent Championship:

  • 1st place: 1200 Meteorite powder, 15 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship, Gwent keychain and headset RAZER ELECTRA V2;

  • 2nd place: 800 Meteorite powder, 10 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship;

  • 3rd place: 400 Meteorite powder, 5 premium kegs, Qualification to the European Gwent Championship;

  • 4th place: Qualification to the European Gwent Championship.

We remember you that:

  • Rewards will be sent one week after the conclusion of the tournament.

  • In order to receive the rewards you have to talk with and admin of ESC Card Gaming giving him your mail associeated with GOG Galaxy.

  • Since we want to let everyone play and enjoy our tournament environment, If someone has been already qualified we will look at the standings and pick up the first player who is not qualified.

1.5. Third part softwares and in-game settings:

  • Every deck tracker is allowed.

  • Every in-game setting is allowed.

1.6. Streams and recordings:

  • Players are allowed to stream/record the tournament.

1.7 Cards banished from the tournament:

  • All the cards are allowed.

2. Terms and Conditions:

2.1. Rulebook:

  • Follow the rules, for any doubt the word of an admin will settle the problem.

  • For any problem talk directly to an Admin of ESC Card Gaming or to a moderator, they’ll try to answer and fix as soon as possible

2.2. Conditions and requirements for the tournament:

  • Every player must be present in the server discord of ESC Card Gamng during the progress of the tournament in case the admin need to contact him.

  • The player must be registered on the host-site Battlefy.

  • Use, if possible, the same nickname on discord and battlefy in order to allow your opponent to find you easily and to avoid any type of confusion or delay. Players can change their discord name to do so. The in-game nickname can be different, just make sure to advise your opponent.

  • It is non mandatory, but it is higlhy recomended to take screeshost on each won game in order to avoid future problems.

  • Players have 10 minutes to challenge their opponents.

Every delay will be considered as forfeit, if not justificated.

  • Only players who will do the check-in will be able to play in the tournament.

(N.B.: Check-in is different from registration, it is a conferm o presence and partecipation)

  • Every player MUST do the check-in to partecipate

Check-in time: 14:00-15:00 CEST.

Nationality of players: Tournament is at the moment open to players of every nationality.

ESC Card Gaming reserves the right to invite the winners as guest in future tournaments.

2.3. Penalties:

  • Players caught at breaking the rules or sabotating the game, other players or admin, will be disqualified and banned from every future event made by the division of ESC Card Gaming.

  • Players who are not following the rules or caught in disaccordant comportament will be disqualified and taken away from the tournament.

2.4. No-shows and Forfeits:

  • If you can’t partecipate in the tournament, ALWAYS inform an admin

  • If you want to drop from the tournament inform an admin or a moderator

  • If 10 minutes pass after the start of the match and the oppoent don’t show up, the present player will get a score of 1 – 0.

  • If 20 minutes pass after the start of the match and the opponent don’t show up, it will be interpretated as forfeit and the present player will win 2 – 0.

  • If the opponent don’t show up let an admin know it and report 2 – 0 in the dedicated channel #ESC-Gwent-Championship in the section ESC CG Tournament on discord, and write also #no-show.

2.5. Disconnections / Problems at PC:

  • If there will be problems of any kind the players will try to restart the game from where it was stopped, if this isn’t possible, the game will be replayed;

  • If there will be problems of disconnections from your side or from server-side take a screenshot and post it on the channel #ESC-Gwent-Championship in the section ESC CG Tournaments, the game will restart from where it was stopped, or replayed if not possible;

  • After the second disconnection, in case of disconnection or crash of the client by one of the two players, a win will be assigned to the challenger still in-game; it is possible, however, to request a rematch in case of agreement between the two opponents.

  • If problems persist for the next games, contact and admin or a moderator.

2.6. Bugs and Glitches abuse:

  • It is not allowed to the players to abuse a bug or a glitch, punishment: permanent ban.

  • If you think your opponent abused a bug or a glitch take a screenshot and send it to an admin to resolve the situation.

3. Tournament “ESC Italian Gwent Championship”:

3.1 Tournament format:

  • The format of the tournament is Swiss, 3 to 6 rounds.

  • The format of the games is Conquest.

  • When a player wins a game with a leader it can’t be used anymore until the end of the match, so it has to play with the remaining leaders; the losing player may either use the same deck or switch to a different one.

  • The format of the games is Best of 3, so a player in order to win the match has to win 2 games out of 3.

  • Every player can drop the tournament whenever he/she wants. To do so, you have to contact in private an admin or a tournament moderator or say it in the channel #ESC-Gwent-Championship on ESC Card Gaming on ESC CG discord’s server.

We expect fair play from ALL of the players.

  • After the declaration of the leaders each player will ban a leader of his opponent, using the pick and ban tool or in chat.

    Tie:

If the game ends in a tie, the game will be replayed.

In case of a second tie the game will be counted as 1-1 e the match will go directly to the final game.

3.2. Deck format and players invitations:

  • The players will bring to the tournament three decks from three different factions.

  • The players can bring only one leader for each faction.

  • The three selected leaders and decks that each player will bring to the tournament will not be editable, players cannot change their leaders and/or decklists during a match. Are instead allowed to edit them when changing opponent.

We expect fair play from ALL of the players.

  • Players will invite their opponents in order to challenge them. It is possible to invite the opponent adding them on gog and chellenging them in the gwent client

3.3. Report of results:

  • Players can report their scores directly on battlefy

  • Players can ask for an admin or mod to report their results on battlefy, to do so just post the result in the channel #ESC-Gwent-Championship on ESC Card Gaming on ESC CG discord’s server.

In this case report the result in the following way:

  • Report the number of the game played.

  • report the result writing also the name of the players.

  • Specify the winner of the match.

Example of correct report:

-Game 1: (player1) 1 – 0 (player2)

-Game 2: (player1) 1 – 1 (player2)

-Game 3; (player1) 1 – 2 (player2)

-Winner (player2) 2 – 1

  • It is possible to ask for an admin to modify the reported result if on battlefy is reported wrong, in this case is mandatory present screenshots as proof of the result.

  • The ESC staff suggest to take screenshot of every won game, in order to quickly resolve any future problem over the results.

3.4. Tiebreakers:

  • For this tournament a three tiebreaker system (HCT system) will be used and applied to accurately rank players in the tournament.

    N.B.: A tiebreaker may be a positive or a negative number.

    Tiebreaker #1 (T1) represents the performance of opponents that a player has played over the course of the tournament. Players that played against stronger opponents will be ranked higher within the tournament.
    The formula to calculate the number is: Total the number of points each opponent contributes.

    Tiebreaker #2 (T2) represents the performance of the opponents that all of a player’s opponents played. Players that played against opponents who consistently played against stronger opponents throughout the tournament will be ranked higher.
    The formula to calculate the number is: Total the sum of Tiebreaker #1 (T1) for all opponents that player played.

    Tiebreaker #3 (T3) represents the importance of the rounds in which you lost. Players losing in later rounds will be ranked higher within the tournament. The formula to calculate this number is: The sum of the squares of the rounds in which you lost.

  • Dropped players will retain their records so as not to cripple their opponents’ tiebreaker scores.

3.5. Tournament “The Great Gwent Italian Championship”:

The Great Gwent Italian Tournament will take place on 26th of May and will involve the 12 winners of the four previous stages, 3 winners for stage, plus the top 4 players from the general ranking of the “Italian gwent Championship”, these 16 player will face each other in a swiss tournament with the same rules of the Italian gwent Championship.

Top 4 of this tournament will be the components of the second team of ESC Gwent and will rappresent Italy at the european championship organized with GEP (Gwent European Projekt).

3.6. Turn order:

  • This series of tournament doesn’t include a speific turn order, who goes first and who goes second will be choosed randomly.

3.7. Qualification to the eurpean championship:

  • This series of tournaments allow players to qualify to the european championship organized by GEP with ESC Card Gaming and other five national organizations.

  • At the end of the great Italian Gwent Championship the ESC team will be created from the first 4 players,

Here the updated rank: Italian Gwent Championship (updated in real time after every stage).

4. Accepting the rules, terms and conditions:

Signing up to partecipate and to play in the tournament “ESC Italian Gwent Championship#2019” every player accept the rules, the terms and the conditions included in this document.

In the same way the organizer ESC Card Gaming reserves the right to modify any rule, of course with a previous advice.

5. Important links and how to find us:

 

Warning!
These informations are protect since they are intellectual property.
The conents of this rules can’t be copyed o reutilized without the permit of ESC Card Gaming.
ESC Card Gaming’s staff wishes you lots of fun and good luck!

 

                                

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