Guess who's back??? Yup that random guy that did weekly free to enter MKX tournaments on PC is at it again, this time with a new and hopefully more entertaining and engrossing tournament format. I won't bore anyone with the details of my return, only know that due to major changes in my life for the better, I can now stream THE SALT SHOW with RVB on a regular basis and organize the new tournament format every 2 weeks. Why only every 2 weeks instead of weekly tournaments? The answer is simple, because of work and the schedule that I currently have simply not allowing me any free time to host a tournament every week. Let me explain the basic gist of things to the people that aren't aware of the past tournaments I organised, my most successful tournament was the EU WEEKLY LIVE, consisting of a 16 or 32 player double elimination bracket for European players followed by the North American counterpart, NA WEEKLY LIVE, that had a similar design only for US and Canadian players. The NEW FORMAT will bring along a couple of major changes that will include the following: - Introducing a new region in the tournament, the CIS(RU) region, with players from eligible countries being able to join the tournament. - EVERY TOURNAMENT will have 3 SEPARATE challonge brackets for the player regions allowed, one for the NA region, EU and CIS. - players from different regions will not get to play each other to avoid high ping matches and assure the best experience similar to how NA players could not enter the EU WEEKLY or vice versa. - all 3 separate tournament challonge brackets will be played in the same day, starting with the CIS bracket followed by the EU bracket and last but not least the NA bracket. A few other changes will be listed in the official tournament rule set that I will post below but most of the stuff that applied to the EU WEEKLY LIVE will still be there. Without any further fuss here are the tournament details for the FIRST SALT SHOW WORLDWIDE!!! THE CIS(RU) BRACKET IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan THE EUROPEAN BRACKET IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City THE NA BRACKET IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA & USA ONE group of my choosing and the TOP 8 will be LIVE from each bracket, on http://www.twitch.tv/rvblacktail *This is subject to change, sometimes I will decide to have the entire tournament on stream. Event start time: Sunday January 21st CIS(RU) BRACKET START TIME: 12:00 PM GMT EU BRACKET START TIME: 15:00 PM GMT NA BRACKET START TIME: 18:00 PM GMT *Use www.worldtimebuddy.com to find out the time the event starts for you! Tournament bracket size and type: 16 players, two stage double elimination bracket *Additional players will be put on a waiting list! Tournament match format: -All Pool matches are 2/3(Bo3) -All Top 8 matches are 3/5(Bo5) -Character and variation lock for the winner are in place. PUBLIC SIGN UP : CIS(RU) BRACKET SIGN UP EU BRACKET SIGN UP http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/YYtikqfUKe NA BRACKET SIGN UP *The ONLY WAY to sign up is through the challonge page with a challonge account. SPECIAL RULES AND CONSIDERATIONS STAGE SELECTION WILL BE RANDOM OR TRAINING ROOM !!! *I will personally stop and restart any match where this rule is not respected! Banned Skins : Infrared Scorpion MANDATORY CHECK IN BEGINS 30 MIN BEFORE TOURNAMENT START TIME *IN ORDER TO PASS THE CHECK IN YOU MUST BE IN MY DISCORD CHANNEL LOCATED HERE: https://discord.gg/mxgQKxQ The CHECK IN WILL LAST 25 MIN, if you fail the check in you will be removed from the tournament and replaced with another player from the waiting list! After the tournament has officially started NO player substitutions will be allowed! For players that pass the check in, the following applies: If your assigned opponent is ready to start the match and you are not in the discord channel or are in the discord channel but not responding, then you have a 15 minute time limit to respond. If the 15 minutes run out then you lose the match and you opponent moves ahead in the bracket. Players are recommended to run on a wired connection throughout the tourney to avoid any connection issues and are strongly advised to open the correct ports in their router for MKX to run properly! Refer to this link for help with port forwarding: http://portforward.com/help/mortal-kombat-x/ and don't hesitate to ask me for help if you need it. If a player gets disconnected during the first round of the match then match will be replayed. If a player gets disconnected during the second round of the match one of the following will happen: 1.If the player that got disconnected won the first round then the match will be replayed! 2.If the player that got disconnected lost the first round then then match is over! If the "game session ended" error occurs the one of the following will happen: 1.If the error occurs during the first round then the round is replayed! 2.If the error occurs during the second round the player who won the first round is awarded the match! SCORES ARE TO BE REPORTED DIRECTLY TO ME ON STEAM OR DISCORD BY BOTH PLAYERS! For any inquiries regarding the tournament don't hesitate to message me on steam: twitch.tv/rvblacktail and twitter: @RVBLACKTAIL. GET HYPED PEOPLE!!!