Solforge Summer Series

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<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Hi!</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>I present to you Solforge Summer Series(SSS)</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>This will be a constructed premium event that will have huge gold prizes and a special </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>modified </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>AA playset of card for the winner of this special tournament.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>The finals will take place in the beginning of september and qualifiers will be running all summer both with the official in client ladder and with weekly constructed tournaments through </span></span><a href=”http://solforgeladder.com/” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #1155cc”><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>solforgeladder.com</span></span></a><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>So be ready to climb the ladder and create an account on </span></span><a href=”http://solforgeladder.com/” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #1155cc”><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>solforgeladder.com</span></span></a><span style=”color: #222222″> </span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>today for some exciting and top notch constructed play.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>How to qualify</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Winners of weekly qualifier tournaments get qualified to SSS finals. If </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>the </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>winner </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>is </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>already qualified, the runner up will get the spot. If both winner and runner up are already qualified, the spot will go to the “last chance qualifier” tournament.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Top 4 from July official solforge ladder get qualified for SSS finals. If all top 4 are already qualified 5th place will get the invite. If all top 5 are already qualified the spot(s) will go to “the last chance qualifier tournament”.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Top 4 from August official solforge ladder get qualified for SSS finals. If all top 4 are already qualified 5th place will get the invite. If all top 5 are already qualified the spot(s) will go to “the last chance qualifier tournament”.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″>“</span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>The last chance qualifier” tournament will be open to all except t</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>h</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>o</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>se </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”> already qualified. Number of spots and how they will be distributed will be clarified at least 12 hrs before the tournament.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Weekly qualifier tournaments</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>These are the current dates but can be changed (at least one week in notice). All weekly tournaments will have a start time of </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>2</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>0</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>.00 </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>UTC</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Qualifiers:</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>8/7 – standard</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>15/7 – unlegendary</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>22/7 – standard </span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>29/7 – unlegendary</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>5/ 8 – standard</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>12/8 – unlegendary</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>19/8 – standard</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>26/8 – unlegendary</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>27/8 -standard – last chance qualifier</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>2/9 – solforge summer series finals – standard and unlegendary</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Prizes</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>There will be gold prizes in each weekly qualifier tournament. In addition there will also be gold prizes just for showing up to a random player in each tournament.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>SSS finals will have huge gold prizes to top players and some sort of prize for all 16 qualified players. Winner of the Solforge Summer Series final will also get a playset of a </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>modified </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>AA only available through this tournament.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Formats and tournament structure</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Tournaments will be played with a ban list:</span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>There will be 5-10 cards banned from </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>each</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”> tournament. Cards will be announced at least a week in advance. </span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Ban lists may change between tournaments.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>In unlegendary tournaments all legendary cards are banned and there will be an additional 5-10 card ban list</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Weekly tournaments will be swiss with a cut to top 4 (if 16 or less players) or top 8 if more than 16 players.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Matches will be played best 2 of 3 games.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>All decklists for all tournaments needs to be provided 1 h</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>ou</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>r before tournament start.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Matches will have a 45 min timer. </span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>All tournaments will be played through </span></span><a href=”http://solforgeladder.com/” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #1155cc”><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>solforgeladder.com</span></span></a><span style=”color: #222222″> </span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>so player</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>s</span></span><span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”> need to create an account on that website before signing up for a qualifier.</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>I really hope we can bring a competitive scene back into Solforge, so spread the word, get those old players back and bring new ones into the game. </span></span>
<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Lets do this!</span></span>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>Questions and suggestions are all welcome and are best posted to me or kaeleri through </span></span><a href=”http://solforgeladder.com/” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #1155cc”><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>solforgeladder.com</span></span></a>

<span style=”color: #222222″><span style=”font-family: arial, sans-serif”>/JockeD</span></span>

6 Comments

  1. JockeD

    Tournaments will most likely be in eu-friendly timezone as I myself are in EU

    Maybe one or two of the unlegendary tournaments could change into unheroic but I think unlegendary isnt that steep for a new player.

    JockeD

    1. Zwaxor

      Two problems:
      1) The finals are going to include Standard anyways, so participation or not, there’d likely be no shot at prizes if your collection isn’t able to support Unlegendary.
      2) Based on known data from across SolForge’s history, Unlegendary is a far more balanced format than Unheroic. Combined with point 1, this means it will make for a much more skill-based competition, which I gather is the point of this tournament.

      1. TheIrishBAMF

        1.) There are still gold prizes awarded weekly, which are exponentially more valuable the newer you are as a player. I’ve never heard of a new player expecting to sweep a tournament. Ever.
        2.) There are already bans so taking out the obvious problem cards will shake up the meta enough to reward deck building skill alongside skilled play.

        No matter how you set the rarity restrictions this will be a skilled play tournament with a good ban list.

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