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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:40 PM
Based on the feedback we got last year regarding time slots and our own experience with these, the rules for giving time slots have slightly been amended for WCO4.
A new concept, the Mutually Accepted Time slot (MAT) has been introduced. This should help the planning of matches between players in different time zones.
Also it would be good if everyone posts availability both in the first and the second week of the tournament.
The exact new rules are written down in 4.3,4.4 and 4.5 of the tournament rules:
4.3 Both of the participants should give an indication of their availability in the following manner:
Date: available time slots, the earliest and latest time a player can start a match, in Greenwich Mean Time. If a player has no availability on a given day, they should put "NA". For example:
24/09: 14 - 16
26/09 17 - 19
27/09 15 - 20
4.4 To ensure matches get played, participants are strongly encouraged to offer Mutually Acceptable Time slots to their opponents. MATs are time slots in one’s opponent’s local time zone that fall between 18 and 22 Monday through Friday and 10 and 22 on Saturday and Sunday. To be valid, a MAT must start 24 hours after it is offered.
4.5 If a round ends and a game has not been played, then the WCO team will determine the result of the game based on the effort displayed by each participant. The WCO team will consider every situation individually, however, the WCO will generally adhere to the following definitions:
- Good effort: The player offers at least 8 hours of MATs and both weeks they propose two hours of MATs on the weekend.
- Okay effort: The player offers at least 6 hours of MATs. At least 2 hours of MATs are on the weekend and at least 2 hours of MATs are offered each week.
- Poor effort: The proposed time slots do not meet either of the above criterion.
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