November 2013 was a great month for Promode. Not only did we hold the first Cup with a decent prize pool in a long time, but we also managed to fund it well enough to actually become the highest stakes' event ever in the history of the favorite title. What's more important, we stated, as a matter of fact, that we are capable of making such kind of thing happen all by ourselves, starting from the donations and through to the winners announcement. Love and passion for the game has been retained throughout the whole tourney, bringing spectators some of the finest jewels to marvel at, including matchups between veterans and newer players, adepts of different playstyles and approaches.
It is now time to get prepared for CPM Masters 2014. The next Cup is to start on late November, with finals being closed out somewhat at the end of the year.
Donations are accepted via PayPal to email@example.com from anyone willing to take part or show some support for CPMA CPM. Any sum is welcome, but this time the goal should probably be trying to beat last year's pool of $1,400.
Please include your name in the transfer donation, so that your support could be made known in public.
As for the tournament's format, the discussion is currently open to the community.
The organizers are suggesting a TDM gamemode, be it a 4v4 or 2v2 variation. The idea behind is the actual prizes bringing back the interest in TDM, with a handful of teams formed up for proper brackets. Since 4v4 teams are still a few these days, 2v2 mode should be considered the second option. Any backed up suggestions are welcome, though, including flagmodes or getting at the classic 1v1 again.
As the map pool goes, we are proposing most of the classic maps left in rotation, with some of the newer ones being added for a flavor of change (e.g. pukka3tourney2 liked by many in 1v1). If it's necessary, a vote shall be established to determine the maps viable to be played, most likely after the gamemode is set.
Specifics like map picking rules and server picking priority would be determined later on. Share distribution of prize earnings would be announced after starting fund has been accumulated.
Referees' candidates could be offered by the community or the list could remain the same, considering the previous Cup had little trouble with officiating.
It is currently unknown whether Russian philanthrope Metal would provide his financial support once again.
The prize pool PayPal account is in USD currency.
We welcome any members of the community to share thoughts on the upcoming event in the comments or on #masterscup. A news post on ESR will be made once the details has been worked out.
Show your love for Promode once again! Donate for Masters Cup to be big this year.