Genesis Tournament Rules

March 7, 2024
Cosmik Battle Genesis Tournament

The Genesis Tournament will take place between March 6 to March 30, 2024.  A prize pool of 2 ETH awaits the participants, but be prepared for a challenging journey. You'll have to overcome all your opponents in a qualification phase and playoffs. 


1. Player Rules and Requirements

1.1. Participation in the Genesis Tournament

The Genesis Tournament is a single-player-based competition. Each competing player must be an eligible participant. An eligible participant is a natural person. Participants can not be registered more than once for the tournament, including under a different username.

1.2. Guild name and player username

Each player is also asked to have the same username in game and on Discord. 

Guild names must be deemed appropriate by Cometh Studio. Cometh Studio reserves the right to ask guilds to change their names or to directly change guild names that are seen as unfit for the tournament. Players’ usernames must be deemed appropriate by Cometh Studio. Cometh Studio reserves the right to ask players to change their usernames or to directly change usernames that are seen as unfit for the tournament. Cometh Studio may also insert the player’s guild name as a part of the player’s username to enhance the viewing experience for fans. 

1.3. Communication

All participants are required to join the Discord server: https://discord.gg/CosmikBattle, where you can contact admins and players alike regarding upcoming and in-progress tournaments. Discord can be used both in the browser and as a desktop app — https://discordapp.com

Registered players can find their opponent’s username on the CommunityGaming.io match page to initiate a playoff match. This will allow direct contact in regard to games and hosting details. The match pages are generated after the check-in period has ended and can be found by clicking on pairings in the tournament bracket. If a match is about to begin and the opponent does not respond on Discord within 15 minutes, the match will be forfeited. A tournament admin will be required to confirm any forfeited match.

1.4. Platforms

Players can play on whatever platform they want, either by downloading the game on cosmikbattle.com or through Epic Games Store, Ultra or Hyperplay.

2. Structure of the Genesis Tournament

2.1 Format

The Genesis Tournament will consist of 2 parts: a qualification phase starting March 6 and a playoff tournament starting March 30 2024. Any player with an access to the Cosmik Battle can participate. 

2.2. Qualifications

Beginning March 6th at 2PM CET, the Cosmik leaderboard undergoes a reset, allowing players until March 28th to achieve their optimal rankings. At 2PM CET on March 28th, Cometh Studio will capture a snapshot of the leaderboard.

  • The top 500 players will qualify for a portion of the prize pool.
  • The top 32 will also qualify for the playoffs happening on March 30 2024.

See Article 3) for more details about the rewards and prize pool repartition.

2.3. Playoffs

2.3.1.  Access

The top 32 players as they are established at the moment of the snapshot are eligible to participate in the playoffs.

2.3.2. Format

Playoffs will take place on March 30. Playoff bracket play will consist of a single elimination bracket with 32 players played over one day in a best-of-three format, including the grand final.

2.3.3. Match Details

Prerequisite

The Genesis Tournament participants are required to create an account on CommunityGaming.io. While doing so, they must provide their Cosmik Battle username and register their Discord ID. All players must have their correct username entered as their genesis Tournament username. The Genesis Tournament will be displayed in on CommunityGaming.io All participants are required to check-in 15 minutes before the tournament starts — any participant failing to check-in will be automatically disqualified.

Disqualification and Waiting list

Participants unable to attend the playoffs or to check-in in due time will be automatically disqualified and the win will be given to their opponent. Players disqualified cannot be replaced, there is no waiting list for the Genesis Tournament.

Game mode and settings

Matches will be played in the “private” game mode. Both players can host the game but specific rules apply as for which player must play first, cf seeding.

Before each game of the Genesis Tournament, players must ensure they have selected the correct deck. Wrong deck selection is not a valid ground for a rematch. Any attempt to rematch a game based on the wrong deck selection will result in a default loss. 

Cometh Studio, in its sole discretion, may require that a game or match be paused, suspended, replayed, or forfeited by a participant if one or more participants lose their connections, the game is otherwise affected by abnormal technical or nontechnical issues, or based upon violations of the specific rules, or otherwise unfair or unsportsmanlike conduct.

Seeding

Seeding will be based on the qualification phase standings. When a match begins, the player with the highest seed will decide if he wants to act first or second in the first game. After that, the loser of the previous game gets to choose if he wants to act first or second in the following game.

3.Prizes

3.1 Prize pool and rewards

The participants will receive the following prizes:

  • TOP 1 : 0,3 ETH
  • TOP 2 : 0,2 ETH
  • TOP 3 : 0,15 ETH
  • TOP 4 : 0,1 ETH
  • TOP 5 - 8 : 0,06 ETH each
  • TOP 9 - 16 : 0,03 ETH each
  • TOP 17 - 32 : 0,02 ETH each
  • TOP 33 - 250 : 0,0015 ETH each
  • TOP 251 - 500 : 0,0005 ETH each

3.2. Payment and rewards redeem

Once the tournament is over, Cometh Studio will airdrop the rewards on players' smart wallet associated to their Cosmik Battle account. The smart wallet is the wallet deployed by Cometh Connect when players sign-up.

3.3. Taxes

Recipients of cash prizes are accountable for any tax liabilities arising from their tournament winnings. Cometh Studio disclaims responsibility for winners' non-compliance with their tax duties.

4. Specific Rules

4.1. Bugs & Exploit

Any use of a known bug or exploit will result in the participant who used the bug or exploits being ineligible for any prize for the ongoing match. Any use of a bug or exploit will result in a default loss. Cometh Studio, in its sole discretion, may apply additional sanctions. Known bugs and exploits are defined as anything made known before the game in question by the administrators or any public report on the official bug report Discord channels or any form of social media.

4.2. Cheating

Players must compete to the best of their ability at all times. Any form of cheating by any participants will not be tolerated. All participants are prohibited from influencing or manipulating a tournament game or match so that the outcome is determined by anything other than its merits. Cometh Studio may install software on computers used in physical events that are specially designed to detect cheating. Examples of cheating would include: ▪ Collusion, match fixing, or any other action to intentionally alter, or attempt to alter, the results of any game or match ▪ Attempts to interfere with another player’s connection to the game service through Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) or any other means ▪ Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the tournament ▪ Allowing an individual who is not the registered owner of a Cometh Studio account to play on that account in Cometh Studio Battle or any other Cometh Studio game. If someone asks you to bet on any tournament game or “fix” the outcome of a game, you must immediately report this contact to Cometh Studio using the official Discord server.

4.3. Illegal and Unethical Conduct

Participants are required to observe all laws applicable to their participation in the Genesis Tournament, including all games, matches, media events, autograph signings, photo sessions, sponsor events, and other gatherings or events occurring with or as part of the Genesis Tournament. A participant may not, during the Genesis Tournament, commit any act or become involved in any situation or occurrence that brings him or her into public disrepute, scandal, or ridicule, shocks or offends the community, derogates from his or her public image, or reflects unfavourably upon Cometh Studio, Cometh Studio Battle, or any of the other products, services, or sponsors of Cometh Studio.

4.4. Spectating and Streaming

All spectators are prohibited. The teams may not reject any sanctioned spectators, such as tournament admins and/or affiliated streamers. Participants cannot spectate the Genesis Tournament.

Genesis Tournament will not be streamed.

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