Mettlestate - Forging the Future of Pro Gaming

Series Information

21 January - 28 February 2019
Registrations Closed
R1 000
Mettlestate
Hearthstone

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General

This section covers general Tournament mechanics that are applicable to all Mettlestate Hearthstone Tournaments.

1.1 Collection

For all Tournament matches, each player will use Hearthstone card decks that he/she has created

(using cards, he/she has collected) on the region servers on Battle.net where the Tournament is

played. Card decks created on other regions’ servers are not eligible for play in Tournament matches.

1.2 Formats

Mettlestate supports multiple Tournament formats for competitive matches with Conquest and Last

Hero Standing being the most common formats. Other Tournament formats will be described in the

program specific Tournament documents.

1.3 Best of X game matches

Most competitive Hearthstone matches use a best of X matches. The most typical format is a best of

5. A player wins a best of X match when they accumulate more than half of all possible game wins

in that match. Individual program documents will describe the match formats for individual

Tournaments.

1.4 Conquest5. TOURNAMENT MECHANICS

Conquest is the default Tournament format for Hearthstone Tournaments. Conquest format follows

these rules:

  • Each player must submit deck lists from unique classes prior to the Tournament. The number of decks a player must submit is governed by the number of games in the match structure and the presence or absence of a deck ban in the Tournament format. For a best of 5 Tournament format with a ban, players must submit 4 decks.
  • A player must win one game with each of his unbanned decks to win the match.
  • When a player wins a game, the deck used by the winning player cannot be used for the remainder of the match.
  • The losing player can keep the same deck used or switch to a different deck of their choice.
  • Players will be told what classes their opponent has available, but they won’t know which class is picked until both players have picked.

1.5 Last Hero Standing.

Last Hero Standing format matches will follows these rules:

  • Each player must submit deck lists from unique classes prior to the Tournament. The number of decks a player must submit is governed by the number of games in the match structure and the presence or absence of a deck ban in the Tournament format. For a best of 5 Tournament format with a ban, players must submit 4 decks.
  • Players must defeat each of the opponents unbanned decks to win the match
  • When a player wins a game, the deck used by the losing player cannot be used for the remainder of the match.
  • The winning player must continue playing with the winning deck. The losing player must switch to a different deck of their choice.
  • Players will be told what classes their opponent has available, but they won’t know which class is picked until both players have picked.

1.6 Bans and Picks.

For Tournament formats that require players to ban opponent’s decks or to pick their deck prior to start of the match use the following rules:

  • At the outset of the match, both players will ban one class (i.e., identify a class that his/her opponent will not be permitted to play that game). Both players will know their opponents’ four chosen classes before banning. Both players will individually and in secret communicate their bans to the Tournament administrator in charge of their match at the same time “blind” (i.e., without knowing which class the other player banned), or alternately use an appropriate website should an admin not be present. The player who is communicating their ban first must take care to ensure that their opponent cannot hear their ban selection. Each player has up to 2 minutes to select their ban.
  • Once both players have communicated their ban selections to the Tournament official responsible for the bans and picks, the Tournament official will inform both players the ban selections for the match.
  • Once both players know the bans for the match, each player has up to 3 minutes to select their first deck pick. Both players must individually and in secret communicate to the Tournament admin their picks. The player who is communicating their pick first must take care to ensure that their opponent cannot hear their pick.
  • Players are not required to communicate ban and pick selections to Tournament officials in Tournaments using an online Tournament platform that supports the bans and picks process.
  • b. Subsequent games. Following game one, players may make their next deck selection within the game client, and if required, should communicate the selection to the Tournament officials.

1.7 Deck Lists.

Players must submit deck lists to Tournament officials within the timeframe outlined by the tournament administration. When submitting deck lists, players must provide the

Tournament officials with deck list codes. In the event of a dispute, the deck list code is the official record of the player’s deck

1.8 Failure to submit deck list

This infraction occurs when a player fails to properly submit a deck list or multiple deck lists to the

Tournament prior to the deck list submission cut off time. Submitting deck lists correctly and on time

aids in Tournament operations and ensures that all competitors are playing with equal information

during the Tournament.

The penalty for this infraction is a game loss applied towards the first game of the Tournament.

1.9 Deck list mismatch

This infraction occurs when a player enters a game with a deck that does not match the deck list the

player submitted. The penalty for this infraction is a game loss.

1.10 Match tardiness

This infraction occurs when a player fails to arrive for their match on time. For online Tournaments,

this infraction may also occur when at the start of the match, a player fails to be present in all

Tournament official channels such as discord.

The penalty for this infraction is a warning, which may be upgraded to a match loss after 15 minutes

after the official match start time. In addition to the penalty, Tournament officials will drop the

offending player from the Tournament unless the player otherwise communicates to Tournament

officials their desire to remain enrolled in the Tournament before the end of the current round.