The Defense Qualifier Overview

posted by HolyMaster, 1 year ago
The qualifier of The Defense 3 starts tonight with the first four rounds. Find all important information about format, schedule and organisation right here.



8 slots for the third season of The Defense, sponsored by ROCCAT and own3D.tv, are up for grabs. To really ensure that the 8 best teams get through, we use a complicated but reasonable and fair qualifying format. For better understanding, we explain the system in detail below.


Competition Format


The qualifier will last three days, each from 19:00 until ~24:00 CET.

November 26th: 515 teams, Single Elimination Stage
November 27th: Top 32, Double Elimination Stage
November 28th: Top 12, Triple Elimination Stage

The top 4 from the upper bracket advances (those 4 teams are already done at Tuesday night). 2 teams from the middle bracket and 2 from the lower bracket will follow. That means:
  • If you win ALL matches on Monday, you proceed to Tuesday
  • If you lose ONE match on Monday, you are out
  • If you win ALL matches on Tuesday, you are qualified
  • If you lose ONE match on Tuesday, you proceed to Wednesday
  • If you lose TWO matches on Tuesday, you are out
  • If you win ALL matches on Wednesday, you are qualified
  • If you lose ONE match on Wednesday, you are still qualified
  • If you lose TWO matches on Wednesday, you are out



The Schedule


UB = Upperbracket, MB = Middlebracket, LB = Lowerbracket

Monday:
  • 19:15 - UB Top 512 << Losers are out
  • 20:30 - UB Top 256 << Losers are out
  • 21:45 - UB Top 128 << Losers are out
  • 23:00 - UB Top 64 << Losers are out
Tuesday:
  • 19:15: UB Top 32 (16 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 32
  • 20:30: UB Top 16 (8 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 24
  • 20:30: MB Top 32 (8 matches) << Losers are out
  • 21:45: UB Top 8 (4 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 12, winners qualify
  • 21:45: MB Top 24 (8 matches) << Losers are out
  • 23:00: MB Top 16 (4 matches) << Losers are out
Wednesday:
  • 19:15: MB Top 12 (4 matches) << Losers go to LB Top 12
  • 20:30: MB Top 8 (2 matches) << Losers go to LB Top 10, winners qualify
  • 20:30: LB Top 12 (2 matches) << Losers are out
  • 21:45: LB Top 10 (2 matches) << Losers are out, winners qualify

The check-in will start at 18:00 tonight and will last up to one hour. Even though almost 700 teams signed up so far, only 512 of them will be able to check in! But don't worry, from experience not all signed teams turn up for the check-in, so we expect to have enough free slots. If you haven't signed up yet, you have a few hours left to do so.

Sign Up!


Communication


During the first day the communication platform is the joinDOTA website. If any issues occur, contact us via the support system and only there. To find out your next opponent, just check the overview page at 19:00 or later. If you find your match there and click on it, you get to the match details and can write comments to talk to your opponents.

For Tuesday and Wednesday we will change the process. We will publish a grid for the remaining 32 teams in a newsposts. From this point and onwards, you find out your next opponent by looking at this grid instead of the automatic pooling system. That also means that the match details do not exist anymore. Therefore we recommend everyone to join #thedefense in Quakenet IRC to contact other players and admins.

Please note again that the communication on Monday works completely different than on the other two days!


Rules


The Defense qualifier shares almost all rules with the joinDOTA OPEN. The only differences are mentioned in this newspost. Keep this in mind, while wondering about any topic: If the opposite isn't written right here, the joinDOTA OPEN rule applies.


Broadcasting


If you don't want to play but just watch, tune in to Christian 'Epi' Czech from Epicommentary.com tonight who will be introduced by Tobi Wan for the time that Tobi is gone for events like WCG, SMM or The Asia. He will pick out some interesting matches and broadcast them during the whole qualifier. Everyone else is free to provide a livestream via own3D.tv as well, as long as it complies with the rules.

Good luck to all participants!

Sources: ROCCAT, own3D.tv, The Defense website, The Defense 3 Announcment, The Defense Qualifier


#1
Crank87 wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:12 CET:
first :D
#2
Pixxey wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:17 CET:
Yay for Epi :D
#3
Steel_Borco wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:27 CET:
3rd ^^
#4
Seeder wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:46 CET:
Will there be any internal seeding done?
#5
frequenZ wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:47 CET:
When will dotatv tickets be available in the store?
#6
Henek wrote at 26.11.2012, 13:56 CET:
I've been looking forward to this!
#7
GL.LuminouS wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:11 CET:
Can Managers of team Observer their Team Member Games ??
#8
TobiWanKenobi wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:22 CET:
GL.LuminouS wrote:
Can Managers of team Observer their Team Member Games ??


The general rule is no, but if both teams consent then you can.
#9
Miyagi-sama wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:28 CET:
GL.LuminouS wrote:
Can Managers of team Observer their Team Member Games ??


He can unless the oposite team says no. The rules are imo: Everyone can enter as Spectator, unless one of the 2 team oposes to it, i think.
#10
forreading wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:29 CET:
gl with the first day. Even if only half the teams turn up that signed up it will be massive.
#11
Skim wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:50 CET:
If my internet won't make a fuss about it, I might be able to stream for the first time as well...stay tuned if you want to suffer!
#12
elvargwalk wrote at 26.11.2012, 14:50 CET:
TobiWanKenobi wrote:
GL.LuminouS wrote:
Can Managers of team Observer their Team Member Games ??


The general rule is no, but if both teams consent then you can.


good guy tobi.
#13
IronGirella wrote at 26.11.2012, 15:22 CET:
Crank87 wrote:
first :D


HOLY FUCK SO PRO!!!
#14
Amity wrote at 26.11.2012, 15:34 CET:
"Everyone else is free to provide a livestream via own3D.tv as well, as long as it complies with the rules."

How do we gain access to the games? With no ticket available I'm assuming they will not be on dotatv.
#15
PussInBoots wrote at 26.11.2012, 17:29 CET:
can we watch from dota tv?
#16
KremNivea wrote at 26.11.2012, 17:36 CET:
How I can check in my team ? On IRC channel ? Its my first time so please be calm :]
#17
HolyMaster wrote at 26.11.2012, 17:42 CET:
DotaTV is enabled in general, butit's not featured, so you have to find the match somehow. Besides that, you can find out the password from a match by simply checking the matchcomments on the website. As long as the teams are fine with it, you can spectate.
#18
bp.425 wrote at 26.11.2012, 18:44 CET:
it's full ...............................
#19
ProxyPL wrote at 26.11.2012, 18:50 CET:
It's full :( my team still wanted to play but we can't :/ if any1 needs a standin i can play for them.
#20
MultiStef wrote at 26.11.2012, 18:50 CET:
me and my team would participate in this qualifiers, but it's full, so if some team wont show up, is it possible to play instead them ? ty
#21
ProxyPL wrote at 26.11.2012, 18:52 CET:
#20 i've asked admins they said it's not possible
#22
MlO wrote at 26.11.2012, 19:04 CET:
how we gonna find the match?
#23
FeelTheFire wrote at 26.11.2012, 19:09 CET:
Worst organization ever!
#24
D1FFERENCE wrote at 26.11.2012, 19:38 CET:
^STFU
 

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