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COVID-19 Online Judgement Tournaments Announcement

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COVID-19 Online Judgement Tournaments Announcement

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our everyday lives. A small part of that impact is the inability for us to run and participate in tournaments. This, unfortunately, included two 30 player Judgement North American Championship qualifiers that were scheduled for Adepticon. It also seems we will be living in this new world for the foreseeable future, however, we are optimistic with regards to things improving in time for Warfaire Weekend.

So, with all this in mind, we have set in place guidelines for tournament organisers that wish to run JNAC qualifying events online. This is obviously a big step so to ensure the integrity of the JNAC we have established strict criteria that must be followed as per below. Note, due to the difficult nature of herding players for online tournaments, we recommend that online events be restricted to 8 players, however, larger events are allowed if the organiser is confident the games will get played.

  • Tournaments must be registered with the Judgement team prior to announcing it and commencement. You can contact us via email contact@judgement.game.
  • Games can be played either in person, on Vassal or War Table, or any combination of the 3. The organiser has the right to stipulate which medium they want to be used for their event.
  • All tournaments must use TableTop.to to track and execute its results.
  • A tournament must have 8 or more players to count as a JNAC qualifier and award Championship Points as outlined on the Judgement web site.
  • Auto-qualifying spots will not be given for online events for the time being. We will review this over time if the COVID-19 situation does not improve.
  • Tournament format can be 3v3 or 5v5 with Pick & Ban. We encourage the final between 2 players utilise the draft format, however, that is not compulsory.
  • It is difficult to include timing restrictions for online games, however, players have a responsibility to play as fast as they can.
  • At the completion of each game the players have the following responsibility:
    • Screenshot the final state of the game and send it to the tournament organiser.
    • Enter the result into the Judgement statistics app.
    • The tournament organiser enters the results into tabletop.to
  • At the end of each round, the tournament organiser will generate the next round's matches and socialise it with the players.
  • Tournament organisers are allowed to play in the tournaments, however, in that instance, they should ask the Judgement team, or a 3rd party to generate the round pairings.
  • The tournament as a whole must be completed within a 2 week period. Any tournaments not completed within 2 weeks will be null and void as a JNAC qualifier. We strongly encourage running tournaments over a shorter period where possible. Options are:
    • running the event like a traditional tournament with all players logging in at the same time and play their games.
    • timing it so you can finish the entire event across a weekend.
    • The TO should enforce deadline dates/times for matches to be completed. And then make decisions on who should suffer the forfeit result if the game was not completed in time.
  • The first tie-breaker is the number of Souls held at the end of the game, and then levels gained (the painting requirement is removed).
  • Warbands must be submitted and made public before the first game is played (the Judgement forums can be used for this purpose).
  • The tournament should be treated like any other event; registration times, formats, maps being used etc… all decided and advertised before the first round.

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