This tournament is roughly comparable in difficulty to Terrapin 2016 and DRAGOON 2013, roughly between traditional iterations of EFT and more recent iterations of ACF Regionals in difficulty. For more details about the IKEA set, please visit the original post of this thread.
All players who are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting university program (as defined by ACF) may play this tournament, with whoever they choose. High schoolers wishing to play this question set on a chimera team should play this tournament; if they play a college regional mirror, they must play with their school team. Active collegiate players may petition for an exception to this policy by PMing me on this forum or emailing me (william dot t dot alston at gmail dot com).
As with the planned regional mirrors, the fee for the open tournaments will be $80 per team. There will be no exceptions to this amount for open teams. Staff will be provided in-house. All payments for these open tournaments must be made electronically prior to the tournament; options for PayPal and Venmo will be provided in the pre-tournament email, along with our tournament's Code of Conduct, which all teams will be required to sign.
There will be two online open mirrors of this event.
- The version of this tournament WITH BOUNCEBACKS will be played on 9/19 and will start at 10AM EST, to accommodate the anticipated increased length of the tournament.
- The version of this tournament WITHOUT BOUNCEBACKS will be played on 9/27 and will start at 11:30AM EST, to better accommodate West Coast players who prefer a later start time.
The final field cap for each of these tournaments is 16 teams. A separate British open mirror of this tournament will be planned, which will use British staff and pay them. British players are more than welcome to play either of these mirrors as well.