ETS Worlds and Worlds Wildcard

2018 draws to a close and its that time of year again – sixteen of the best Eternal players in the world join together to battle it out for a share of $5000 USD and the coveted title of World Champion! Fourteen players have earned their direct invites over the year, while sixteen near misses will gather together to fight for the final two invitations.

ETS World Championships

The World Championships will take place on December 8th and December 9th, beginning at 11am EST.

Set Legality

The ETS World Championships will hopefully be played prior to the release of Set 5 and will not allow Set 5 cards. In the event that Set 5 releases prior to the tournament, tournament will be delayed by a week and players will be able to submit new decklists for the new format (which would then include set 5 cards).

Invites

The following players will be invited to the World Championships. Click on their name for links to their individual player profiles (which will be added as they are written/players are confirmed).

  • The Season One Invitational Champion, TonyGeeeee
  • The Season Two Invitational Champion, Paradox
  • The Season Three Invitational Champion, Mouche
  • The Season Four Invitational Champion, TonyGeeeee (again, so the duplicate invite is nullified)
  • The ten eleven players with the highest Series Points, who are
    • camat0 (defending World Champion)
    • BruisedByGod
    • Magikarp
    • SooNo
    • childroland
    • Tobbo
    • SecondBlue
    • Kangbreath
    • TinMan
    • Erik9099
    • ThePlatypusKing
  • The top two players from the Worlds Wildcard Event

$5000 prize pool courtesy of Dire Wolf Digital, with special bonus prizes courtesy of Inked Gaming

1st Place: $2000 USD cash prize, the title of World Champion, 20 Series Points, a Worlds hoodie, plus a special prize (as yet unconfirmed).

2nd Place: $1000 USD cash prize, 16 Series Points, and a Worlds mousepad.

3rd/4th Place: $500 USD cash prize, 12 Series Points, and a Worlds mousepad.

5th through 8th Place: $250 USD cash prize, 8 Series Points, and a Worlds mousepad.

9th through 16th Place: 4 Series Points and a Worlds mousepad.

Format

All of the days will of course be played with a single decklist, following our standard decklist rules.

Day 1

The Invitational format returns: players will once again play in the Invitational Swiss format on day 1: 7 rounds and a target of 4 wins. In this version of the Invitational Swiss format, best of five matches are played against someone with an identical record. However, there is no dropping – players will be eliminated once they reach 4 losses, and qualify for day 2 once they reach 4 wins. After seven rounds, half the players will be eliminated and half the players will move on.

Day 2

The second and final day of the event is a randomly seeded best of five single elimination tournament. Winner take all! (the glory)

Worlds Wildcard

The Worlds Wildcard tournament will take place on November 24th and 25th, beginning at 11am EST.

Invites

Before anyone is invited to Worlds Wildcard, we will send the first 14 Worlds invites. Then, the sixteen players with the highest remaining Series Points will be invited to the Wildcard tournament. If someone is not able to attend worlds, a replacement will be invited from the top of the Wildcard rankings and an additional Wildcard player will be found.

Tiebreakers

In the event that players are tied for a Worlds invite OR a Wildcard invite, all tied players will be invited to the Wildcard tournament. A best of five match will be played with Wildcard decks prior to the Wildcard tournament. The winner will advance to the tournament they tied for (Worlds or Wildcard) while the loser will play in the Wildcard tournament (if they tied for Worlds) or go home (if they tied for Wildcard).

Format

As always, a single deck will be used for the entire tournament following our standard deckbuilding rules.

Day 1: Matches on day 1 are played in the “Invitational Swiss” format, with 7 rounds and a target of 4 wins. In the Invitational Swiss format, matches are played the same as weekly tournaments – best of three matches against someone with an identical record. However, there is no dropping – players will be eliminated once they reach 4 losses, and qualify for day 2 once they reach 4 wins. After seven rounds, half the players will be eliminated and half the players will move on.

Day 2: Eight players remain! We will run a quick 3 round Invitational Swiss with a target of 2 wins to cut the remaining players down to 4. After that we will use the same format as the following sample bracket to determine the two players who will advance.

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