welcome to
TM World Team Cup



§ 1 Registration
1.1 Teams need to sign up via email. This means the captain needs to apply for his country and therefore send an email to: judges@tm-worldteamcup.de with the subject: Application >nation< captain >name<.
1.2 The team-captain or its representative needs to join the official Discord server of the tournament. Everyone else is recommended to join as well.
1.3 A charge of 500 Planets must be send to “harni99” in order to confirm the registration.
1.4 Line up size has to be between 3 and 18 players (including the captain)
1.5 Players are not allowed to drive for more than 1 nation.
1.6 Players that already played for a different nation need to verify the step to play with another nation.
1.7 Captains can register their country until the 25th of July. Lineup changes can be made until the 28th of July.
1.8 There can be a maximum of 16 nations. If there are more signing up then there will be a qualification stage added.
1.9 Team captains have to be able to provide a server for the matches.

§ 2 Communication
2.1 Main information channel is the World Team Cup homepage: https://tm-worldteamcup.de/
2.2 Platform for communication is the tournaments Discord server:
2.3 Contact persons are the admins and judges of the tournament which can be reached on the Discord server:
Web admins: Asteri, Harni
Judges: Cocho, Rexine,  Razer
Map admin: Link
channel admin: Flamecron

§ 3 Structure of the Tournament
3.1 Tournament Tree
3.1.1 Tournament tree will be drawn completely live on stream (tba).
3.1.2 Drawn teams will be seeded into the Winner Bracket Round 1.
3.2 Double Elimination
3.2.1 The whole tournament will be held in the double elimination format.
3.2.2 Whoever loses a match in the Winner Bracket will have to play in the Lower Bracket the next match.
3.2.3 Whoever loses a match in the Lower Bracket will be knocked out of the tournament.
3.2.4 Teams within the Lower Bracket can still win the tournament (reaching grand final over the consolidation final).
3.2.4 Consolidation final and grand final will be held on the same day.
3.2.5 Match-ups will be seeded by the draw of the tournament.
3.2.6 Still all rounds count into the result. (overarching different styles)

§ 4 Maps
4.1 Map Submission
4.1.1 Maps can be submitted until the 20th of June, submissions and changes after that might be possible, according to the number of maps received so far.
4.1.2 Maps need to be submitted via mail to maprequest@tm-worldteamcup.de, Subject: “>Style< - Map Submission WTC Stadium”.
4.2 Guideline
4.2.1 Map guideline can be found here: https://tm-worldteamcup.de/maps.
4.2.2 The map guideline is mandatory for every map.
4.3 Evaluation
4.3.1 Maps will be evaluated by various map testers.
4.3.2 If your Map is picked, you get a notification the week before.
4.3.3 All Mappers will receive feedback after the tournament.

§ 5 Before the Match
5.1 Teams have to contact each other before the match to agree on date, time and hoster.
5.2 Contact channel is Discord, you can find a contact for each team on the Discord server.
5.3 There are specific match channels on the discord server for you to contact each other.
5.4 Default date and time is each Monday, 20 CEST and 21 CEST, information can be found here: https://tm-worldteamcup.de/groupsTree
5.5 Matches can be moved. Before/On means that they have to play at latest at the given default time, while After/on means, that they can be moved after the existing def time. (Make sure to play it before the next match day on Monday.


§ 6 Match Procedure
6.1 Mode: Team
6.2 Points Limit: 5 (no tennis); 7 in Grand Final (no tennis)
6.3 Players: 3 vs 3
6.4 3 maps played every week
6.5 One 3v3 submatch per map
6.6 Tennis mode not allowed in group stage neither in playoffs.
6.7 Respawn is allowed until the consolidation final.
6.8 There will be 6 maps in total, 3 for the first two weekends and 3 for the last two.
6.9 Map-order is determined: Dirt, Fullspeed, Tech - but can be changed if both teams agree on a new order.
6.10 The match score will be decided by the number of won rounds. The team that has won more rounds overall wins the match.
6.11 In the case of a draw after 3 maps the weekly style will decide. The deciding map („decider“) will be played to 5 (Grand Final to 7) with tennis mode. (A;B;C-weeks)
6.12 If a team is 20 minutes late, the other team receives a def-win (15-0)
6.13 Players can be changed between the maps.
6.14 If a player has a game crash, the match will be paused for a moment. If noticed, it is possible to end round, if it happens within 10s after the start.
6.15 Players can be replaced during a map in case of a disconnection if the opponent agrees.

§ 7 After the Match
7.1 Submission of Results
7.1.1 Both teams need to submit the result on the homepage
(or discord).
7.1.2 Results have to be submitted by the captain the same day.
7.1.3 If a team does not submit the result in time it receives a warning. If this happens a second time, the second match will be counted as a loss.
7.2 Screenshots
7.2.1 Screenshots have to be uploaded.
7.2.2 You can’t protest or prove any disrespecting of rules without screens or a VOD.
7.2.3 Every team is responsible for their own match documentation.
If Teams submit different results and none of them can prove their correctness with screenshots, the match will be listed as a draw.

§ 8 Other Penalties
8.1 If a team misses 2 matchdays it will be disqualified from the tournament.
8.2 If a team has a player in their lineup, who already drove for another nation it will be disqualified from the tournament after the judges had a look on the case.
8.3 A team that uses an unallowed cut will automatically lose the map with a score of 5-0.
8.4 Disrespectful behaviour which can be proved by screenshots/ VODs can lead to losing  points or a disqualification.

§ 9 Prizepool
9.1 There will be a cash prize for the winner of the tournament. (amount tba soon; more than 125€)
9.2 There will be goodies for the best player of the Dirt, Fullspeed and Tech style. They will receive a t-shirt by the Ubisoft-Nadeo studio. They will also receive the planets (splitted on all 3), which were sent for the entry confirmation.
9.3 A random player of the tournament will also get a t-shirt by the Ubisoft-Nadeo studio.

*Rulebook can be slightly edited in case of crucial mistakes. 

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