NCS Minor | Hearthstone Minor at Localhost Philly

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Saturday Jul 13, 2019

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Overview

Join us at Localhost Philadelphia for N3rd St Gamers' first Hearthstone Minor! This July 13th, players will compete in a single day event for a $2500 prize pool. We will also be introducing a rule well known in other competitive card games but not yet seen in Hearthstone: round timers! Our goal is to provide a smooth, single day tournament experience for players wanting to quench their thirst for competition in the specialist format. The event is BYOD, so register now to ensure your spot in this unique event!


Event Runtime:

  • 9:00 AM Doors Open, Registration ends at 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM Games Begin
  • 8:00 PM Event Ends

Format:
The N3rd St Gamers NCS Minor will be BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Swiss Tournament with a single-elimination top 8 playoff.
The tournament will be played using the Specialist format. For details, see the Hearthstone Player Handbook.
Tournament registration and deck list submission closes at 9:30 AM Eastern on July 13th. Decks can be changed on smash.gg before the tournament registration ends. The links to the smash.gg page and Discord server will be sent to participants the week leading up to the tournament.
After registering with N3rd St Gamers, participating players will receive an email with the link to join the tournament on smash.gg. Check-in for the tournament starts 60 minutes before the tournament start time of 10:00 AM Eastern.
Players must check in for each match once a new opponent is given. For questions on match tardiness, please refer to the Hearthstone Player Handbook.
For match disconnects, please refer to the Hearthstone Player Handbook.


Rules:

  • Rounds for this event will be 50 minutes each with 5 total turns played after hitting the round timer.
  • Active player when the time runs out is turn “0.”
  • If, after 5 turns, there is still no winner, then the game will end in a draw.

Possible match scores are:
2-0
2-1
1-1-1
1-0-1
1-0

Scores are to be reported on smash.gg by the winning player (or both players in the event of a tie) In the event of a dispute over scoring, disconnects, etc, an admin must be notified. All disputes will be settled and decisions made final by the TO.

Entry Fee:
$40 Super Early Bird (5/27 - 6/7)
$45 Early Bird (6/8 - 6/16)
$50 Regular (6/17 - 7/10)

Online registration will close at 9:30 AM on Saturday, 7/13! We have extended registration to accommodate players who are still sorting out their work schedules. Seeing as registration has been extended, decklists must also be submitted by 9:30 AM on Saturday, 7/13! The links to the smash.gg page and Discord server will be sent to participants the week leading up to the event.

Location

Localhost Arena Philly

908a North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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