We recently added Play-by-Email (PBE) functionality to New England
so we decided to celebrate that with a PBE Tournament of the game. For fans of Eurogames, both online and face-to-face, I have always found that New England is underrated.
The anticipated tournament launch date is September 22, 2011 and it is expected to have 3 to 4 rounds of play over 30 day. While games can be played asynchronously, the intention is for players to find a common playing time within a week of each match-ups being announced. The purpose of running this as a PBE tournament is not to take advantage of the PBE game format but to run a tournament that is not locked into a single time period and to allow for the potential for double elimination tournament without forcing other players to wait online.
The format of the tournament will be largely dependent on the number of tournament participants. I am anticipating to run 3 player games for the first round where 1st place players advance to the next round, 2nd place players enter a losers bracket or wild card match to stay in. 3rd place will either be in a loser-loser bracket or get eliminated.
The prize pool for the tournament will be GTO Points=30x(#of players) and that will be divided between the top 3 or 4 participants.
Register at the Tournament Page