Last week, the North American Star League announced the Tribes Summer Kickoff Tournament. Today, NASL is pleased to reveal the full rule set and broadcast schedule for the tournament so that fans may mark their calendars and catch all the action live.
Specifically, the tournament will begin on Monday, May 15th at 6pm PDT in a whirlwind of FPS activity. After the dust has settled and the top placing teams have declared their dominance over the others, the semi-finals will be played online and broadcast from E3 this June.
The teams surviving the semi-finals will then be flown out by HiRez Studios to the NASL Grand Finals in Toronto, Canada, where they will compete for the $10,000 prize pool.
However, before the teams may dream of becoming the first professional Tribes: Ascend team to declare a championship at the NASL finals, they must first fight through the grueling brackets. For those interested in watching the competition, the broadcast schedule is as follows:
|Ro32 - Part A||Monday||May 14th||6pm PDT|
|Ro32 - Part B||Wednesday||
|Ro32 - Part C||Thursday||May 17th||6pm PDT|
|Ro32 - Part D||Sunday||May 20th||6pm PDT|
|Ro16 - Part A||Monday||May 21st||6pm PDT|
|Ro16 - Part B||Wednesday||May 23rd||6pm PDT|
|Ro16 - Part C||Thursday||May 24th||6pm PDT|
|Ro16 - Part D||Sunday||May 27th||6pm PDT|
|Quarter Final||Monday||June 4th||6pm PDT|
|Semi Final A||Tuesday||June 5th||11am PDT|
|Semi Final B||Wednesday||June 6th||11am PDT|
|Grand Final||Sunday||July 15th||TBD|
For those competing or wondering what the rules of play are, the tournament rules are as follows:
|Rules of the Match:|
|• Teams have 15 minutes of grace period after the scheduled start of a game.
• Teams can forfeit or play shorthanded at the end of the grace period
• Ringers are not allowed, players must be on your team roster for the tournament
• CTF Game Mode
|• First to 5 Flag captures
• 24 minute rounds
• 120 second warm up
|• One sniper per team|
• Smoke Grenade
• Plasma Gun
• Future weapons will be dealt with case by case
|Acceleration Patch Update|
|All content included in the Acceleration patch is competition ready, with the exclusion of:|
|• Previously banned items
• Short Fuse Grenades (all classes)
• Rockwind SMG
|• Price - 9,000
• Limit - 1 per team at any time being flown
|• Price - 6,000
• Limit - 1 per team at any time being piloted/manned
|• Grav Cycle|
|• Price - 1,000
• Limit - 2
|• Tournament is played on USE|
|• Raindance/Tartarus (newest map)
• Arx Novena
• Dry Dock
|Map and Side Selection|
|• Each team can veto one map
• Sides decided by coin flip
• Order is randomized
|Ties and OverTime|
|• In the event of a tie after regulation and overtime periods both teams are awarded a win.
• A series cannot end in a tie.
• Map is randomly selected from the pool.
• Each team can veto one map
• Sides decided by coinflip