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Amateur Series 2018 Season 2 - NA
StarCraft II Author: Владислав Перчик

Grandmaster League on the Amateur Series on September 15 and 16

This weekend the StarLadder Amateur Series Season 2 will end with the clash of Grandmaster League players joint with the winners of the Master League two weeks ago. It’s high time for us to remind the participants what they’re to do in order to take part in the competition: the check-in procedure, the game chat channels, reporting results and so on.

This weekend players from the Grandmaster League League in StarCraft 2 ranking will enter the Amateur Series 2018 Season 2. All participants will start playing on Saturday, winners moving into the 2nd round which will be held on Saturday too, and then into 2 more rounds on Sunday played the same way. If there will not be enough participants, some rounds will be removed.

The full schedule (all rounds possible):

Saturday, September 15:

  • Europe (CIS) — starting at 14:00 (Ro64) and 18:00 (Ro32) CEST
  • Europe (EN) — starting at 19:00 (Ro64) и в 22:00 (Ro32) CEST
  • North America — starting at 18:00 (Ro64) and 21:00 (Ro32) EDT

 

Sunday, September 16 (for the Saturday's winners):

  • Europe (CIS) — starting at 14:00 (Ro16) and 18:00 (Ro8) CEST
  • Europe (EN) — starting at 19:00 (Ro16) и в 22:00 (Ro8) CEST
  • North America — starting at 18:00 (Ro16) and 21:00 (Ro8) EDT

 

In order to participate in the tournament players not only have to sign up for participation (Master League winners will be signed up by referees), but they also have to confirm the participation on the day of the tournament. Check-in (which is the procedure of confirmation) will begin three hours and will end 30 minutes before the tournament start time. You can check in by using the links form the list above. You will only have to check-in from the 1st round of Saturday (referees will do it for you in the further rounds if you will advance).

Registration will be open till check-in ends. In order to register you have to add your game account, which is in the Grandmaster League in StarCraft II, to your website profile. Please notice that if you make it to the next stage of the tournament you will have to play the same race. You can participate in the tournament even if you league will change after the registration.

You can learn more about the signing up procedure in the Step by Step Guide of a Participant, as well as in the “Support” tab that you can find on a page of every tournament.

Groups

The groups will be posted on the site 10-15 minutes before the tournament starts. You will be able to learn about what group you are in on the tournament page (see the list above, your group will be displayed first in the list), as well as in your profile on the Amateur Series web-site. Groups are played in GSL format: winning two matches means moving on, while losing two matches means you are out. Every match is played until two wins. Maps for matches are defined automatically by our system and you will be able to find them on your match page.

In-game chat channels

In order to find your opponents you have to know the game chat channel of your group. It’s made according to the following pattern: [Your region]_gml_[your group number] (type with no brackets). In order to join the channel you’re to type the /join command and the channel name into the chat message field.

For example:

  • /join EU_gml_99 (if your group number is 99) or
  • /join NA_gml_98 (if your group number is 98).
 

If you don’t know what to do or can’t find a referee – you can join any of the general support channels:

  • RU_gml_help
  • EU_gml_help
  • NA_gml_help

 

Match results

After you finish a match you are to report the results of it to the referee of your match. If you can’t get in touch with your match referee – you are free to report the results to any of the Amateur Series referees. You can find the name of your match referee on your match page and you can find the list of all the Amateur Series referees on the tournament page (to the right side of the page). Referees will be in the game chat channels and in the general support channels as well.

If your match started 15 minutes ago and your opponent is still missing – you are to report to your referee. They will decide on the course of actions: waiting for your opponent, giving you a walkover, replacing your opponent with another player or other options.

Broadcasts

 

Community broadcasts:

 

Different broadcasts will feature different matches, so find what it up to your taste.

We wish you some exciting viewer’s experience and great games!