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Welcome to the next round of the S4Source Monthly tournament! This is the next tournament that belongs to the monthly tournament series we're hosting and it's the follow-up to S5: Athena Tournament. After our one month hiatus right after we finished hosting Elements,  we are ready to bring you even more competitive S4 League. So grab 4 more friends and sign up for our monthly showdown!

The schedule for the tournament will be the following:
(Due to daylight saving time, the timezone has changed from GMT+1 to GMT+2.)

 

May 7th Saturday:
 
Round 1 - Best of 3 Map Counter Pick
17:00 GMT+2
 
Round 2 - Best of 3 Map Counter Pick
18:00 GMT+2 (Estimate)
 

May 8th Sunday:

Semi Finals - Best of 3 Map Counter Pick
17:00 GMT+2
 
Finals - Best of 5 Map Counter Pick
17:00 GMT+2 (Right after Semi Finals)

 

Rules:
This tournament will be a 4v4 tournament with a maximum team size of 5 players. Unlike previous monthly tournaments there isn't a maximum team limit. Once you sign up you can expect an e-mail to be sent to you a day before the tournament starts with information regarding your tournament matches.

The entire tournament will be played in a best of 3 format with the finals being played as best of 5. The rules are the usual S5 stats with Vital Shock being banned.

More specifically:
 
General Rules:

• Respect your opponents and the tournament staff (Poor behavior and disrespect can be reported and can be punished by disqualification and, where reasonable, a timed ban of your account).

• Follow the instructions of the tournament staff in order to allow them to manage the rooms in a smooth and timely manner.

• Obstructing the tournament staff or the general progress of the tournament in any way, shape, or form may have consequences for the offending player's account.

•Throughout the tournament you’ll receive emails with information necessary to participate. In detail, you’ll receive your room information through email which includes your opponents, the server and channel the room is located in, and the judge(s) responsible for your channel.

• In the qualifying rounds of the tournament you’ll have to open the rooms for yourself or join a room opened by your opponent. The team who opens the room will be decided randomly beforehand and specified in the email.
    
• If you are designated to open the tournament room and fail to do so within 10 minutes and without a notice to the judge, you’ll be disqualified.

• Teams have 10 minutes to show up for their matches.

• Should a player disconnect from the game within the first 30 seconds of a map, the map has to be restarted.

• Sitting out for a disconnected player is mandatory. If the player fails to reconnect within a reasonable time frame then the team with the disconnect may automatically forfeit the match at the judge’s discretion.

• Some lag is to be expected in an international online gaming environment, however in extreme cases judges may force a player with latency problems to sit or be replaced or nullify touchdowns caused by lag issues.  

• The use of any kind of hacking software or bugs will be punished with a disqualification from the tournament and a potential ban on joining future S4Source hosted tournaments.

• We reserve the right to disqualify any team under suspicion of foul play. That includes hacking, force-lagging, bug abusing, DDoSing. Anything that provides an unfair edge to a team or is disruptive of the tournament.

• Every player has to have their character information set as Open.

• Changing characters during halftime (or during the game is played after a disconnect), is strictly forbidden and will be punished with disqualification. Anyone (including substitutes) rejoining the game after a disconnect must use the same weapons and skill as the person that disconnected.

If the opposing team offends any of the rules, you can notify a judge responsible for your channel. If the judge is unavailable then you can provide proof via screenshot (or video recording in some cases) and send an email to s4trace@gmail.com reporting the issue.

 
Character Rules:

• Character information must be open at all times.

PEN Shop stat­s:
+7% Rifle/Guns/Heavy Guns Defense (Head)

+6% Attack (Jacket&Weapons)

+5% Defense (Pants)

+8 HP (Gloves&Shoes)

+12 SP (Accessories&Face&Pet)


• Vital Shock may not be used due to its trial status.

• Unique skills may not be used.

• Only enchants and eSper chips that do not influence gameplay and which do not increase your stats beyond the stat limit described above are allowed(E.g. Pen+,Exp+). 

 

Prizes:

 

First Place Prize: 
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Participation Prize:
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You can sign up for the tournament below, all your team members will need to be above Rank 40 to sign up:
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Deadline for signing up : May 5th, Midnight GMT +2
Sign ups and roster changes after the deadline has passed are prohibited.

Got a question? Please contact us through the forums by leaving a reply below. You can also contact us via e-mail and skype, for more information send me a personal message on the forums (S5Trace) and I'll reply back with our contact information.

 

by TraceTheRogue
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Two new sets were shown today on the GM Talk at the KS4 website and honestly... this season has way too much cat in it. The set in question are the following:

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That's the second cat set planned for the upcoming season and honestly they both look... special. Besides who can forget this brilliant set and weapon combo:

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Source.

by TraceTheRogue
5 replies

A P R I L  F O O L S

Hey guys!
 
We have some exciting news today. After an exhausting six month period of back and forth communication and testing with GameOn, we are finally happy to bring you this announcement - a new game mode is being implemented in S4 League, called "S5 Touchdown"!
 
This unique game mode has been developed to cater to the more competitive aspect of the community, with automatic restrictions being put in place that will scale down your character's stats to an acceptable level!
 
The weapon/unique skill restrictions will automatically be applied once "S5" is selected when creating the room and it will automatically remove all benefits from Unique skills such as Surfing Board Anchor and Malware Bind. Furthermore, the room will automatically calculate the permitted stats and scale down the player's gear to match a more competitive setting!
 
In order to provide a more competitive enviroment, the "S5 Touchdown" game mode will feature a ladder system that keeps track of wins, loses and rating for multiple different settings. The system will have three seperate ladders - "Free For All" where players earn score by playing without any team mates. The other two game modes will be "Clan Battle" where you earn score by participating in clan battle on the "S5 Touchdown" mode with either teams of 3 or 4 players and "Clan Battle Deluxe" which is reserved for clan battles withh teams of 5 or 6 players.
 
This new mode is currently on the test servers of the Korean version of the game and it will eventually reach our version of S4 League soon.
 
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This tournament will be a 4v4 tournament with a maximum team size of 5 players. 
All games will be played 8 points or 20 minutes. Mode is unlimited weapon Touchdown. 
 
The tournament is split into two rounds, the qualifying rounds and the main event.
 
Both rounds will use a single elimination format, however qualifiers will be best of 1 matches with predetermined maps and the main event will include best of 3 matches for the initial rounds. 
 
Lastly, semi-finals are best of 3 and finals are best of 5 matches. In the case of the semi-finals and finals a Map Counter pick system will be implemented to decide which maps are played.
 
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Click the button below to sign up for the tournament!
 
Deadline for signing up : March 20th, Midnight GMT +1
 
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All your team members will need to be above Rank 40 to sign up.
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Qualifiers: 26/03/16 - 27/03/16
Main Event: 2/04/16 - 3/04/16
 
The tournament starts at 18:00 GMT+1 and from there on every 45 minutes~, follow-up matches will be played. 
You can stay in touch with us for updates on the Tournament status at our twitter: twitter.com/s4source
 
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1st place: Set of Choice + Weapon of Choice + Pet of Choice + 750,000 PEN
(FP stats or less)
2nd place: Set of Choice (AP) + Pet of Choice + 500,000 PEN
(AP stats or less)
3rd place: PET + 250,000 PEN
(PEN stats or less)
 
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Qualifiers:
During the qualifying rounds of the tournament, the teams will be responsible for opening their own rooms, as well as making sure the opposing team is following the rules of the tournament.
 
In the email you'll receive information about who your opponent team is and their members, the room information, which you will need to make the room(Channel and Room Name/Password) and at what time. There will also be instructions on which team is assigned to create the room and which team will therefore get Room Host.
 
Finally in the email you'll receive a list of judges who you can contact in case there is an issue with the room youíre currently playing in.
 
During the Qualifiers maps are predetermined.
 
Main Event:
The main event changes up the rules quite a bit from the Qualifiers. The games are now either best of 3 or best of 5 depending on the match. All rooms in the following rounds are opened by the tournament judges. Furthermore, the matches will now follow the Map Counterpick system in order to decide which maps are played. 
 
Here's a brief explanation of how the system works:
 
Both teams start banning maps until there is only one map left thatís open. That map is considered the first map of the round. After the first map is played, the team who lost the map gets to decide which map is played next. This process is repeated until the winner of the set is decided.
 
In the beginning of the game, a coin flip will determine who gets Room Host. After each game is played teams are forced to pass the Room Host to the other team as instructed by judges.
 

General Rules:


Respect your opponents and the tournament staff (Poor behavior and disrespect can be reported and can be punished by disqualification and, where reasonable, a timed ban of your account).
 
Follow the instructions of the tournament staff in order to allow them to manage the rooms in a smooth and timely manner.
 
Obstructing the tournament staff or the general progress of the tournament in any way, shape, or form may have consequences for the offending player's account.
 
Throughout the tournament youíll receive emails with information necessary to participate. In detail, youíll receive your room information through email which includes your opponents, the server and channel the room is located in, and the judge(s) responsible for your channel.
 
In the qualifying rounds of the tournament youíll have to open the rooms for yourself or join a room opened by your opponent. The team who opens the room will be decided randomly beforehand and specified in the email. 
 
If you are designated to open the tournament room and fail to do so within 10 minutes and without a notice to the judge, youíll be disqualified.
 
Teams have 10 minutes to show up for their matches.
 
Should a player disconnect from the game within the first 30 seconds of a map, the map has to be restarted.
 
Sitting out for a disconnected player is not mandatory. If the player fails to reconnect within a reasonable time frame then the team with the disconnect may automatically forfeit the match at the judgeís discretion.
 
Some lag is to be expected in an international online gaming environment, however in extreme cases judges may force a player with latency problems to sit or be replaced or nullify touchdowns caused by lag issues.  
 
The use of any kind of hacking software or bugs will be punished with a disqualification from the tournament and a potential ban on joining future S4Source hosted tournaments.
 
We reserve the right to disqualify any team under suspicion of foul play. That includes hacking, force-lagging, bug abusing, DDoSing. Anything that provides an unfair edge to a team or is disruptive of the tournament.
 
Every player has to have their character information set as Open.
 
Changing characters during halftime (or during the game is played after a disconnect), is strictly forbidden and will be punished with disqualification. Anyone (including substitutes) rejoining the game after a disconnect must use the same weapons and skill as the person that disconnected.
 
If the opposing team offends any of the rules, you can notify a judge responsible for your channel. If the judge is unavailable then you can provide proof via screenshot (or video recording in some cases) and send an email to s4trace@gmail.com reporting the issue.


Character Rules:

Character information must be open at all times.
 
All characters equipment may not exceed PEN stat≠s:
+7% Rifle/Guns/Heavy Guns Defense (Head)
 
+6% Attack (Jacket+Weapons <= 6)
 
+5% Defense (Pants)
 
+8 HP (Gloves+Shoes <= 8)
 
+12 SP (Accessories+Face+Pet <= 12)
 
Dual Mastery and Unique skills may not be used.
 
Only enchants and eSper chips that do not influence gameplay and which do not increase your stats beyond the stat limit described above are allowed (E.g. Pen+, Exp+).

by Rai
1 replies