RGL 6v6 Winter Cup (Powered by Qixalite)

   exa_   - 12/3/2020
RGL will be kicking off the 2021 year with the 6v6 Winter Cup in partnership with Qixalite.

This will be a two-day event to kick off the start of the new year. The cup will host maps played in the most recent season of RGL and will have a small entry fee to fund the prize pool of the cup. Teams that need servers will be able to bookmark a server courtesy of Qixalite for the event. Additionally, the winners of each division in the cup will win a premium status for a month where they can rent exclusive servers from Qixalite.

Dates


Saturday, January 2nd

Sign-ups close

Thursday, January 7th

Registration payments & Roster Deadlines due

Saturday, January 9th

Swiss

  • Round 1: 6:00pm ET
  • Round 2: 7:15pm ET
  • Round 3: 8:30pm ET
  • Round 4: 9:45pm ET

Sunday, January 10th

Playoffs (Double-elim for Invite; single elim for all other divisions)

  • Round 1: 6:00pm ET
  • Round 2: 7:30pm ET
  • Round 3: 9:30pm ET
  • Round 4: 11:00pm ET


Divisions


The cup will follow a division structure, such as a normal season of RGL Traditional Sixes. This means that there will be at least 6 divisions: Invite, Advanced, Main, Intermediate, Amateur, and Newcomer.

The Invite division structure will be finalized, once we are able to get a finalized team count for the group. Other divisions will run a swiss-format.


Entry Fee and Prizes


There will be a small entry fee for the cup. With the cup having fewer matches than a normal season of sixes, as well as it spanning only across two-days -- the fees for the event will be updated to reflect this.

  • Invite - $10
  • Advanced - $5
  • Main - $5
  • Intermediate - $5
  • Amateur / Newcomer - Free

Prizes

  • With an estimated 56 teams, we can expect up to $1,900+ prize pool for the event. The top 4 teams of each division will earn cash prizes. Final splits and percentages will be announced after the cup, once the full player count and prize pool is tallied up.
  • The captains of the winning teams for all divisions will receive premium status for booking servers in Qixalite for a 1-month period.


Structure & Ruleset


5CP Maps will be played first to 5 wins or 30 minutes. KotH will be played first to 3 round wins.

On day one, all teams will play 4 matches. For Invite, the playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket from the top 4 teams in a division. The remaining divisions will be a single-elimination structure for the top half of the teams.


Map Pool


Day 1:

  • Round 1: cp_process_final
  • Round 2: cp_gullywash_final1
  • Round 3: cp_snakewater_final1
  • Round 4: cp_sunshine

Day 2: Playoffs (Pick/Ban) Bo3

  • cp_process
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_metalworks
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • cp_sunshine
  • cp_villa_b17a
  • koth_product_rcx
  • koth_clearcut_b15c


Cup Rules


Ringers

Please refer to our ringer rules for more information.

Ringers should be reasonably among the skill experience of players in the match. As long as all 6-players on a team are paid up, ringers do not have to pay a fee to participate in the cup. There will be a maximum of two ringers per match.

Golden Cap

Golden cap will have a 10-minute time limit. In the event that neither team successfully captures the last point within that time limit, the team that currently holds the middle point will win the match.

Out of region participants

Each team will be allowed a maximum of two non-NA players per roster. This follows the RGL global rules.

Required STV demos

Public STV demos for all matches will be required for Invite. These will be major warnings during the cup that will result in the loss of prize money. The first two major warnings will both reduce prize earnings by 20%.

Pick/ban format (automated system through the site):

  • Home bans a map
  • Away bans a map
  • Home picks a map
  • Away picks a map
  • Home bans a map
  • Away bans a map
  • Home picks a map


Servers


Qixalite will be providing a pool of Iowa servers for the event. Please make sure you join the RGL Discord if you are a team that needs a server for the event.