• 9 Aug 2008, 16:16 • News
Having finished the group stage phase of the tournament, the next segment of the nationscup will begin. With potential cup winners Team NL coming second in their group after a forfeit loss to Chile, Latvia not making the playoffs despite a strong place in the previous nationscup, and France's exit from the cup, we've by no means been short of any surprises. We've also received an excellent spectacle from our non-European peers, Australia, Chile, Japan and USA who've all made the playoff stages, proving their place amongst the competitors of Europe.
For those of you who've missed anything gamestv and our dearest pedro have left nothing missing, providing heaps of coverage. Match reports can be found here, whilst ETTVoD is also available here. Results tables from the group phase can be found here.
After issues with France potentially having cheated, the responsibility to take further action against cheats was taken, and as a result of this, thanks to chaplja & quad, anti3 will soon be available for the remaining matches in the cup. Any questions about anti3 can be asked to chaplja in #crossfire.nc.
As for the playoffs, the eager amongst you will be glad to know that they'll be beginning very shortly, the first match week Monday 11th August to Sunday 17th August. A preview will be available very soon, including details such as which teams have been playing especially well, predictions, and previews of the upcoming games. Details about the cup can be read below:
1/8 Finals: 11th -17th August
1/4 Finals: 18th - 24th August
Semi Finals: 25th - 31st August
Grand Final & Consolation Final: 1st - 7th September
The map pool will remain the same (supply, bremen_b2, sp_delivery_te, sw_goldrush_te, radar) however each team will choose one map to play. Both teams will tell an admin before the game which map they have chosen, and then teams will be told their opponents map choice as the game is beginning. In the case of both teams choosing the same map, elimination will begin after the pertaining map is played once. No team may choose the same map in two consecutive matchweeks.
Wildcards & (Re)Scheduling:
There will be no use of wildcards allowed in the playoff phase. If two teams cannot agree on a date, the match will be forced to the Sunday evening of the matchweek.
The tournament will be using single elimination.
A1 H2 - Belgium vs Switzerland
B2 G1 - Japan vs Russia
C1 F2 - Germany vs USA
D2 E1 - Australia vs Chile
E2 D1 - Hungary vs The Netherlands
F1 C2 - Poland vs Malta
G2 B1 - Finland vs Sweden
H1 A2 - United Kingdom vs Czech Republic
The ruleset will be the same as used in the group stages, which can be seen here.
Teams are now suggested to find their opponent and schedule games as soon as possible. Any questions can be asked to admins in #crossfire.nc as usual!