King of the Grove Tournament Series 2019

King of the Grove

Following the success of the inaugural King of the Grove series, we have expanded the format for 2019 to include heats in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as having auto-qualifiers with seats at the finals for winners. This page will be updated with more information as it comes to hand, however below you will find enough information for the series to get started. 

Heat Schedule

The following tournaments are pencilled in as auto-qualifiers.

KotG Cancon - Sunday 27th January

Venue: CanCon Convention

  • 5v5 Pick & Ban
  • 3 rounds
  • Auto-qualifier (winner gets invite to the final)

KotG Brisbane - TBA

Venue: Irresistible Force Miniature Games & Hobbies

  • 3v3 Pick & Ban
  • 3 rounds
  • Auto-qualifier

KotG Sydney - TBA

Venue: The Hall of Heroes

  • 5v5 Pick & Ban
  • 3 rounds
  • Auto-qualifier

KotG Melbourne - TBA

Venue: TBA

  • Format TBA
  • Auto-qualifier

There will be a further 3-4 heats held in Sydney across the year and possible heats in Brisbane and Canberra (WinterCon). None of these additional heats will be auto qualifiers.

Heat Formats

Please refer to the official Judgement Tournament Pack for details on our expectations and a basis for how the heats will be run.

The format for each heat will vary across both the 3v3 and 5v5 sizes as well as incorporating cobblestone and swamp maps. All the heats will involve the pick & ban element and we hope to implement the draft format in at least one heat. The draft pool for a heat is established by the two players in a game combining the heroes they bring, however we will provide more information about this in the future.

Painting Requirements

Unpainted models are allowed at KotG heats, however every player must use Judgement models only, and they must be fully assembled. Conversions are allowed, however it must be immediately obvious which hero the model is representing, therefore the vast majority of a model must be comprised of its original parts.

Tournament Scoring

Players will be ranked by the number of wins they accumulate in a heat. Players on equal wins will be ranked using the following tie-breakers in order:

  1. number of fully painted models in their Warband
  2. accumulated number of souls bound to heroes or banked at the end of each game
  3. accumulated number of levels achieved in each game

Chess Clocks

Chess clocks will be used for all heats using the time recommended in the official Judgement Tournament Pack and we will be implementing the alternate "Running Out of Time" option as detailed on page 7 of the pack.

Mobile Apps

We recommend that all players download the Judgement mobile app appropriate for their device. 

Android -> "Warband Commander"

iOS -> "Judgement Warband Manager"

Series Points

Players that attend each of the tournaments in the series will accumulate points based on their final placing. The total points a player accumulates across the 4 tournaments will determine seedings at the end of year final. 

Points awarded per heat:

  • 1st 10pts
  • 2nd 9pts
  • 3rd 8pts
  • 4th 5pts
  • 5th 4pts
  • 6th 3pts
  • Rest of the field 2 pts

Auto-qualifier heats will still award points as per normal, including to the player that gains auto qualification.

Finals Format

The KotG Finals will be held at a venue to be announced, in late November 2019, and will incorporate a full 30 hero draft (Itchynads and Lord Fazeal included!) for every game. The finals will involve 8 players and be 3 rounds of 5v5.