SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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Overview
The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a mirror of SATURNALIA on February 6, 2021. SATURNALIA is a hard high-school difficulty set; more information can be found here. The tournament will be run over Discord. The field will be soft-capped at 18 but will expand according to interest and available staffers.

Eligibility
All team from high schools located within the states of Illinois or Indiana are eligible for this tournament.

Registration and Fees
This tournament will cost $70. There are no discounts available but staffers associated with the school may moderate for the full moderator compensation of $40 and request that the total be deducted from the registration fee. To register for this tournament, email [email protected] with the subject line “SATURNALIA”. The body of the message should contain the following information:
  • School name
  • Number of teams being registered
  • Any questions or comments
Staffing
Moderators will be paid $40 for a day of moderating. You can register to staff by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “SATURNALIA”. Staffers from the University of Illinois will be prioritized so emailing does not guarantee a spot as a moderator.

Ruleset
This tournament will use 15-point powers, negs, and no bouncebacks. Up to 4 players may be in-game at a time. We will use 7-second timing rules rather than 5 in order to make up for online latency.

Misconduct
This tournament will not tolerate misconduct such as, but not limited to: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, verbal harassment of players or staff, and generally inappropriate comments. A link to the misconduct form as well as the IKEA Code of Conduct, to which we’ll be adhering, will be available and visible on the server.

Cheating
Cheating will not be tolerated at this tournament. Video will be strongly suggested for all players. We reserve the right to remove anyone whom we believe to be cheating from the tournament. Our protocol for dealing with cheaters can also be found on the Code of Conduct linked above.
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Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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Current Field (16/16)
Auburn (x2)
Barrington
Bloomington
Buffalo Grove
Carmel (IN) (x2)
Granite City
Macomb
Sandburg
Springfield (x2)
Stevenson
St. Joseph (IN)
Uni (x2)

Waitlist (0/2)
This could be you!
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Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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The original post has been updated to reflect the fact that this tournament is now explicitly open to teams from Indiana. Make sure to get your registrations in soon!
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Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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The initial field cap of 18 teams has been filled up. If the waitlist reaches 6 teams, there will be a field expansion to 24 teams. Keep those registrations coming!

(Update: the field is no longer full as of 1/25/21)

(Second update: since 16 teams is a nice number to work with, I'll be temporarily capping the field at 16. The next expansions will be at 18 and 24.)
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Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

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Thank you to everyone who attended this tournament and helped to make it a success! Congratulations to University Lab A and Stevenson for their first-place and second-place finishes, respectively. Complete statistics for the tournament can be found here.
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