Posted on July 26, 2013 by MerliniDota

Hello everyone,

It’s that time again! A MerliniDota Viewer & Subscriber tournament! We try to organize them once a month with some sort of theme or event to go along with it. If you’ve been around for a while you might have participated in a few. This time we’re mixing it up a bit!

Last tournament we had 8 teams compete in OMG games. OMG being incredibly unbalanced of course, it was more of a “let’s have some fun” tourney. We got positive feedback from you guys so we’re going to do a similar thing, except the finals in this tourney will be played in a good ol’ fashioned Compendium Match game.

Date: Sunday July 28th, 2013
Start time: 1:00 PM

Sign ups are now closed! (Tournament details below)

Team A: Pettersb90, nikitawinna, Dannychengg, fakedout17, dylan.colomb
Team B: doogo8, xjoel1234, Cribster18, skaa_blah, Rimkaru
Team C: noncohesive, BenceTb, SeakingStar, fitin12, tontehtigerr
Team D: kolrab, Archangler, goldenbuns, JustSoZen, Puribury

Team A: 8 points
Team B: 10 points
Team C: 5 points
Team D: 5 points

Tournament details
Instead of doing BO1 we’re going to have 4 teams play every other team in 3 rounds. The winner of a game gets 3 points and the loser gets 1 point.

Round 1 (OMG)
Team A vs Team D
Team B vs Team C

Round 2 (OMG)
Team A vs Team B
Team C vs Team D

Round 3 (OMG)
Team B vs Team D
Team A vs Team C

Finals (CM)
Winner Finals: Rank 1 vs Rank 2
Loser Finals: Rank 3 vs Rank 4 (only if time allows)

Further information

  • Brackets will be on the MerliniDota website and/or Google Doc.
  • Estimated start times:
    Round 1 (4 teams): 1:00 PM
    Round 2 (4 teams): 1:45 PM
    Round 3 (4 teams): 2:30 PM
    Finals (2 or 4 teams): 3:15 PM

  • Merlini or an organizer will be hosting the game via d2ware.net and Merlini will cast/commentate on one game per round.
  • Players actually in the tournament are highly discouraged from watching the stream during the game (no stream delay), but it isn’t technically banned since I have no way of enforcing it.
  • Games will be hosted on ‘Automatic’ server unless BOTH captains agree on a different server
  • All Random, Random Skills, Dota x2 (repicking heroes is allowed)
  • There will be a coinflip – winner will choose side (Radiant/Dire)
  • Maximum 5 minutes pause for each team per game
  • Prizes for winner: TBD

Donate to prize pool
If you would like to donate treasure keys or any other in-game item to the prize pool, please add http://steamcommunity.com/id/MerliniDotaPrizes and/or e-mail merlini AT merlinidota.com!

Just like last time:
Keep in mind that Dota OMG is NOT balanced to any extent and this is purely for fun. Check out d2ware.net for more information on custom Dota games on private servers.