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CTEC ONLINE 2021

Grab your stylus pen, boot up your calendar, it is time for another CTEC Online!

Christmas comes early this year as we set the finals to take place in midt December.

But before we get all “hyper-tapping adds extra fingers” – we need to see who can qualify and become one of the talented 32 who get to compete screen to screen at this years Championship!

The official dates, rules & guidelines for the Classic Tetris European Championship 2021 are listed below. CTEC registration is scheduled to respect CTWC as they get ready for the 2021 online brackets.

Time has come to find the 6th CTEC champion!

SIGN-UP

FOR CTEC 2021 NOW!

We have made it free yet again. No sign-up/submission fee, ticket prices, rent or charges.

However, we encourage everyone to support us so we can improve the experience.

Organizing an annual international tournament with ambitions and a growing community calls for funding.

More info is available here: https://gofund.me/24ea083f

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

GUIDE & GUIDELINES

CTEC 2021 is 100% online and the style of tournament is: Open cup.

We welcome everyone around the world to compete on the PAL format.

Below is a guide on how to sign-up.

DROPDOWN MENU

ONLINE

START: Go through the Sign-Up steps (asking for Discord & Twitch) and return to this sections afterwards.

HARDWARE/EQUIPTMENT
  • Original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or other hardware-style clones from the list of “accepted systems” (for example Retron1, Retron1-HD) with PAL compatibility.
  • Original PAL NES Tetris Cartridge – either in Solo version or 3-in-1 version (the one with Nintendo World Cup and Super Mario Brothers)
    – Emulation, PowerPak and Everdrive are not acceptable during qualification & brackets.
  • Webcam to show a player (including hands while competing)
    Grabber/capture card to show the game.
  • Computer powerful enough for OBS (streaming your game)

 

SCHEDULE

Player has to be available on assigned time-slots & certain period of time.

– otherwise it is considered to be losing by forfeit.

PLAYER MUST BE AVAILABLE:

To sign-up during sign-up week(s).
Available to play at specific time-slot during qualification week.
If qualified, then to compete in brackets and finales.

– Let us know if there are special circumstances that might hinder you in competing.

We have made it free yet again. No sign-up/submission fee, ticket prices, rent or charges.

However, we encourage everyone to support us so we can improve the experience.

Organizing an annual international tournament with ambitions and a growing community calls for funding.

More info is available here: https://gofund.me/24ea083f

This guide is made to make sure your registration runs smoothly while signing up for Classic Tetris European Championship Online. 

In case of concerns, confusing or lack of informations: Please direct your attention to the channel #questions in the “CTEC 2021” category on the official CTEC Discord Server. You might find others dealing with the same and if not, please express your concern.

To participate players need to be in the Official CTEC Discord server where the CTEC team will communicate with players regarding qualification and the tournament.

A. Make User/Account:

https://discord.com/register

B. Join Official CTEC Server:

http://classictetris.eu
/discordinvite

C. Visit the channel

#Welcome

To make sure the assigned judge can communicate live and check your equipment together with you, please make sure to own your own Twitch account. 

We are most likely going to use the online tool “MaxoutClub” during tournament which also requires that you log in with your Twitch account to get access.

CTEC will at no point be asking for your password or other access informations.

Registration for CTEC & qualification is over.

To the players who signed up, please make sure you have also reserved a time slot for the qualification itself (Step: 4).

*** REGISTRATION HAS ENDED ***

Click the Sign-Up button or link below and fill out your informations on the Google Form that will appear.

CTEC ONLINE 2021 REGISTRATION FORM: 

https://forms.gle/WPFVywdbWMnoW2aA7

(Procedure is the same as seen with CTEC 2020 Online).

Time to find your time slot for setup verification & CTEC qualification!

Sign-up for this years CTEC through the google form is over and we know how many players want to qualify.

The official CTEC referees have synced their calendars and are ready to guide & verify.

Players who have signed up through the google form must also request a time slot at Signupgenius so a CTEC referee can be assigned. 

Note: All players have already been contacted by email after signing up though google form and emailed a link to Signupgenius.

In case you have missed the time slot email/link – please check your spam folder or use the link below.

To players who have done previous steps: Discord, Twitch & Google Form, please request a qualification time slot at Signupgenious and the assigned referee will contact you on Discord with further details. 

Good luck –  and good game to all.

Book a qualification time slot at Signupgenius
Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48afaf2da1fec61-ctec

CTEC 2021 is 100% online and the style of tournament is: Open cup. We welcome everyone around the world to compete on the PAL format.

  • Double elimination
  • 4 Groups of 8 pl.
  • Each groups is assigned to a unique channel.
  • Group will play until winner of group is found.

– Winner of group will go on to play 12.12.21

Note: A channel shows plays of 2 matches at the same time

  • QUALIFICATION: Starting Level Player’s Choice / 2 consecutive hours
  • BRACKET PHASE: Starting level 15+ / Best of 7
  • FINAL 8: Starting level 18 / Best of 7 
  • GRAND FINAL: Starting level 18 / Best of 7

 

Read more about this in the news post:
Click here

 

Players request time slots but is not guaranteed to be given the time slot player has requested. CTEC will set as much time available for qualification as possible and find referees for all time slots provided. CTEC encourage players to commit to as many time slots as possible to make the schedule work as best as possible.

Qualification will be done in single time slots of two consecutive hours per player. An official CTEC referee will be assigned to the timeslot and check players equipment together with player before qualification games can begin. 

The equipment check is not a part of the two hours play per player but will be done before time starts. Player must show referee the hardware, the setup and is asked to play a test game live through streaming before the two hours start and the qualification has officially started.

Note: No player will get more than two consecutive hours of uninterrupted qualification play.

Make sure your qualification stream is saved on Twitch. It must be done manually. 

Howto: User (profile/avatar icon) -> Settings (Gear Icon) -> Options (gear) -> Channel and Videos (menu tab) -> Store Past Broadcasts (3rd option)

One score to beat them all!

Player’s best score within the two hours of qualification will be the official submission for CTEC Online Tournament.

CTEC may choose to update score board as scores are submitted. 

We want to see your best game so go for the gold.

Player’s score during qualification determines the placement/seed a player will be given in the brackets. Player with highest score will compete against the player with the lowest score, player of second highest score will compete against player with the second lowest score and so on and so forth. 

We might open up for CTEC profiles on ClassicTetris.eu. It is not a requirement at this stage, but is presented as an option to be connected to the wonderful world of Classic Tetris.

Sign-Up From: 2021-11-01 To: 2021-11-21

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CTEC SCHEDULE

2021 ONLINE

CTEC 2021

Classic Tetris European Championship CTEC LOGO

SIGN-UP

From: 2021-11-01 (12 pm UTC)
To: 2021-11-21

Link to registration https://forms.gle/H39n1UnFzQbn1UWc7

QUALIFICATIONS (1 WEEK)

From: 2021-11-22
To: 2021-11-28

Players who have registered will be contacted by the CTEC Team beforehand.

CHAMPIONSHIP/SUB-BRACKETS

From: 2021-12-04
To: 2021-12-05

ABOUT FORMAT:

The player who reaches 4 wins/hearts before the other is the winner of the match and stays in the championship.

Players will compete in groups of 8. The two winners will go on to compete on final day 12th fo December 2021. 2 groups (of 8 each) will be competing each day and is competing on two separate Twitch channels: 

Official CTEC Twitch channel: twitch.tv/ClassicTetrisEurope

Classic Tetris PAL channel: twitch.tv/classictetrispal

Please note, that the two Twitch channels will be showing each own group and with its own commentators. 

 

LOOSERS’ BRACKET: 

In ROUND 1, 4 (of the 8) players will be competing in two players matches. Twitch channels will show 2 matches at a time, being 4 players in total.

The winner will always stay in the main bracket and go on to meet the next contestant until winning the last round.

The looser will get a second chance at the loosers’ bracket and will have to win to stay in the championship. 

A player in the main bracket who looses against a contestant, at any time, will get to play at the loosers’ bracket. This is why we will see a match from loosers’ brackets as the last match of the day.

Only loosing in the loosers’ brackets will exit the player from the championship. 

 

32 Players who qualified for brackets.

 

 

 

(GROUPS OF 8 PLAYERS)

 

SATURDAY 4TH OF DECEMBER

GROUP A & GROUP B

(expected time schedule)

16:00 – Match 01 and 02

16:45 – Match 07 and 05

17:30 – Match 03 and 04

18:15 – Match 08 and 06

19:00 – Match 09 and 10

19:45 – Match 11 and 12

20:30 – Match 13

 

Examples of schedule:

GROUP B

BOXIE – BLAU on top field

WING – EREN on bottom field

 

The top 2 Players will go on to compete Sunday the 12th of December.

 

SUNDAY 5TH OF DECEMBER

GROUP C & GROUP D

(expected time schedule)

16:00 – Match 01 and 02

16:45 – Match 07 and 05

17:30 – Match 03 and 04

18:15 – Match 08 and 06

19:00 – Match 09 and 10

19:45 – Match 11 and 12

20:30 – Match 13

 

The top 2 Players will go on to compete Sunday the 12th of December.

Please keep in mind, that schedule can alternate due to unfortunate difficulties or unexpected difficulties. 

Players should be available throughout all hours with an option for extended time schedule. 

 

FINALS!

DATE: 2021-12-12

To see who the Top 8 players is, please check the news post

Final Top 8 & Final Day Sunday (NEWS LINK)

ROUND 1

The 8 players are placed into 2 groups.
Group A: Winners of “Qualifier’s Winner’s brackets”.
Group B: Winners of “Qualifier’s Loser’s brackets”.

The seeds of each group is sorted by performance (lost matches asc, lost games asc, average losing score desc). Resembling how the seeds for the 32 qualified players were placed by performance, however, the only performance at that time was the qualification score.


Group A: Winners of “Qualifier’s Winner’s Bracket”.
1st Player (best performer of group)
4th Player
2nd Player
3rd Player

Winner of match in Group A will compete against the winner of the other match from the same group.

Losers of matches from Group A will move to “Final Loser’s Bracket”

 

Group B: Winners of “Qualifier’s Looser’s Bracket”.
1st Player (best performer of group)
4th Player
2nd Player
3rd Player

Winner of match in Group B will compete against a GROUP A Player who lost, see below.

Loser’s of Group B are out of the CTEC.

ROUND 2

Final Winner’s Bracket.

Winners of ROUND 1 in GROUP A will compete against each other in ROUND 2

Final Loser’s Bracket.

Winner of GROUP B: 1st vs 4th match competes against loser of GROUP A: 2nd vs 3rd match.

Winner of GROUP B: 2nd vs 3rd match competes against loser of GROUP A: 1st vs 4th match.

Also expressed as:
1st Seconds -\
4th Seconds — winner vs Loser of 2nd/3rd Firsts
2nd Seconds -\
3rd Seconds — winner vs Loser of 1st/4th Firsts

with “Seconds” being “Group B” & “Firsts” being “Group A”.

FINAL DAY

2021-12-12

* expected time schedule *

in UTC

 

Stream Starts @ 16:00

16:30 – Match 01 and 02

17:15 – Match 07 and 05

18:00 – Match 03 and 04

18:45 – Match 08 and 06

19:30 – Match 09 and 10

20:15 – Match 11 and 12

21:00 – Match 13

 

THE 2021 WINNER IS FOUND!

Please note, that same schedule tend to end later than planned during Top 32 qualifier’s weekend. 

FINAL BRACKET

SILVER BRACKET

The Silver Bracket Top 8 will be displayed on the December weekend either the 18 or 19th 2021 (most likely Sunday) from around 16 UTC.

Silver Brackets will also be broadcasted at the CTEC main channel: Twitch.tv/ClassicTetrisEurope

 

The Silver Bracket is an unofficial bracket created by the initiative of the CTEC community & Classic Tetris players. 

Silver Bracket 2021 is a bracket for 16 players who participated at CTEC 2021 qualification and submitted a score which placed them as number 33 to 48. 

The decision of organising the Silver Bracket was through a vote for the respective 16 players. Vote results was 16 out of 16 in the favour of doing so. 

Execution is under the management of IMoC with PirBip as main restreamer & the support of a team of trusted persons to help.

The first round of 16 will be played via. self-restream. All participants choose their own date within a timespan and play it with a restreamer on any channel.

Top 8 to be played on a single date and there will be assembled a team of restreamer and 2 commentators.
 
SILVER BRACKET DISCORD:
– Regarding bracket: Look for “2021 SILVER” category on the “CTEC” server.
 
– Regarding Silver Bracket team: Check #volunteers at the CTP.