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Eye of the Matrix Tournament Rules

Updated: Sep 13, 2020



This tournament is meant to unite everyone feeling loss and sadness from the announcement of the end of this game we love – Transformer Trading Card Game. We would like to invite everyone across the world to participate in this event and show your support and love for this amazing game. All existing standard Transformers Trading Card Game tournament rules and ban list will apply to this event, and new rules specific to webcam events will be implemented.

DISCLAIMER

The organizers reserve the right to reject any participant for any reason. Organizers will be participating in the tournament, and will be allowed to win prizes.

Organizer Contact

Timothy Teo

Facebook/Messenger : https://www.facebook.com/saviorofthegnome

WhatsApp : +65 9046 1717

Bricks Play

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Bricksplay

Team PTSD

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/teamptsdsg

ENTRY FEE

The entry fee for participation is set at each player’s own discretion. Instead of imposing a fee for this event, we have decided to go with a pay-as-you-wish concept.

All participants are required to register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/eye-of-the-matrix-tickets-113615440842. Contributions can be made via PayPal linked through the event site, or directly to d_x87@hotmail.com. Should you have physical items to contribute, you may get in touch with the Organizer for arrangements.

DECK SUBMISSION

Deck lists are to be submitted to eyeofthematrixtournament@gmail.com. Participants are strongly encouraged to use https://fortressmaximus.io/ for their deck lists.

Deck lists should be submitted no later than 30 July, 10pm (GMT+8).


PRIZE POOL

Participants will be required to pay their own shipping for the prizes, since no fixed entry fee is being collected. Shipping and handling fees vary based on country. Shipping times are also affected due to the current global pandemic. Some items are stated to arrive 2 months from date of shipping.

Organizers will be willing to work with the Local Game Store (LGS) of each participants’ choice for store credit instead of shipping prizes, depending on prize item. This is to be negotiated after the event has been completed.

The winner of the tournament will have first pick from the prize pool, followed by the 2nd place all the way to 8th place. Winners will be allowed only one item from the list. Here is the list of the prizes:

One (1) box of Titan Masters Attack

One (1) unit of War for Cybertron Siege pack: Holo Mirage, Powerdasher Aragon, Decepticon Impactor

One (1) unit of War for Cybertron Siege Ironhide figure

One (1) unit of War for Cybertron Siege Prowl figure

Four (4) custom-packed Transformers TCG Rare character packs (list below)

Participants who place 9th onwards will receive 1 booster pack of Titan Masters Attack.

*The listed prizes are subjected to changes depending on contributions and donations made by the community.

Transformers TCG Rare character pack 1

1x Sergeant Six-Gun, Artillery <> Soldier (Both pieces)

1x Detritus, Arms Dealer

1x Autobot Cosmos, Recon & Communication

1x Raider Needlenose, Air Force <> Soldier

1x Private Hot Rod, Infantry <> Soldier

1x Sergeant Skywarp, Black Ops <> Seeker

1x Sky Shadow (Plane)

1x Decepticon Pounce, Infiltrator (SRT)

Transformers TCG Rare character pack 2

1x Sergeant Six-Gun, Artillery <> Soldier (Both pieces)

1x Nightbird, Enigmatic Agent

1x Captain Elita-1, Special Ops <> Ranger

1x Captain Ironhide, Infantry <> Bodyguard

1x Brainstorm, Biomechanical Engineer

1x Captain Starscream, Infantry <> Air Commander

1x Skullsmasher, Swamp Warrior

1x Nemesis Prime, Dark Clone (SRT)

Transformers TCG Rare character pack 3

1x Raider Brunt, Weapons <> Soldier (Both pieces)

1x Raider Cindersaur, Black Ops <> Demolitions

1x Omega Supreme (Base), Transport <> City Defender

1x Omega Supreme (Spaceship), Transport <> City Defender

1x Omega Supreme (Tank), Transport <> City Defender

1x Sergeant Thundercracker, Infantry <> Seeker

1x Fangry, Sky Tracker

1x Nemesis Prime, Dark Clone (SRT)

Transformers TCG Rare character pack 4

1x Raider Brunt, Weapons <> Soldier (Both pieces)

1x Autobot Nautica, Camien Engineer

1x Alpha Trion, Cybertronian Sage

1x Chromia, Special Ops

1x Sergeant Kup, Wrecker Leader

1x Darkmount, Cruel Overlord

1x Decepticon Shockwave, Cybertron Commander

1x Autobot Springer, Aerial Defense (SRT)


EVENT SCHEDULE

This event is stated to run in the month of August 2020.

The number of Swiss rounds is dependent on the number of overall participants.

For up to 16 players, there will be 4 Swiss rounds, followed by a top 8 cut.

For 17 to 24 players, there will be 5 Swiss rounds, followed by a top 8 cut.

For 25 to 40 players, there will be 6 Swiss rounds, followed by a top 8 cut.

For 41 players and above, there will be 7 Swiss rounds, followed by a top 8 cut.

Pairings are done using Wizards Event Reporter (WER). Each round should take no longer than 2 days to complete upon release of pairing. Should participants not be able to complete their matches with valid reasons, they will receive a DRAW result.

Matches are to be conducted via Discord. Server details will be released via Facebook for ease of access.

All participants are to strictly adhere to the following match timeslots as our judges have jobs and other commitments.

Slot 1: 9am to 12pm

Slot 2: 2pm to 5pm

Slot 3: 8pm to 11pm

*Timings provided are GMT+8.

All result submissions are to be submitted to the Facebook posting of the event pairings for ease of tracking.


JUDGES

The judges are:

1. Mohd Shazli Merican (Head Judge)

2. Ang Wei Cong Andre

Judges will be on standby during the scheduled times for tournament play. They will be hopping into Discord channels at random to view games.

Judges will go through all submitted deck lists upon submission, and if a deck list is not valid, the participant will be informed to make changes prior to the start of the tournament.


WEBCAM EVENT RULES

1. All matches will follow the existing rules – Best of 3 format, with a total time of 50 minutes. Should participants require more time due to technical difficulties, we will leave it to their own discretion to have their match completed and reported by the deadline.

2. All participants are expected to play fair. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Any participant caught to be cheating will immediately be revoked from the tournament.

3. If a participant suspects his/her opponent is slow playing, rulings that require clarifications, or if there are any major discrepancies, he/she should contact a judge to assist. Any ruling made by a judge is final.

4. All participants are required to submit their deck list with their registration. Failure to do so will render your registration void. Should a participant note something is invalid with his/her opponent’s deck, please raise the issue up with a judge. Such matters will be taken very seriously and the judge will rule accordingly.

5. Each participant is required to have his entire deck, scrap pile, KO’ed pile and play area visible in the webcam. Each participant’s hand should be placed down visibly when not being looked at.

6. Clear and accurate ways of tracking damage and hit points must be used. Reflective counters that can’t be seen due to light reflection will not be allowed in the tournament if your opponent is unable to see the numbers clearly.

7. Technical issues will likely arise with such a scale tournament spanning across various countries. We expect players to be able to troubleshoot their own issues. Players will be left to their own discretion to add time back to the clock, but feel free to contact a judge if required.

8. Proxies will not be allowed for this event. All participants are expected to have the physical cards available.

9. We understand that not everyone has English as their first language. It is fully acceptable should a participant not pronounce a card name accurately if naming a card for Counterespionage, as long as the participant is able to clearly explain what the card does as well. Naming a completely different card would not be acceptable.

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