24 players will be entering the Group Stage of the QC11 Duel Masters, 16 of which will advance to the Playoffs. Of our 6 groups of 4, the top 2 competitors from each group secure their place in the Playoff Bracket.

From the twelve competitors that did not advance, 4 players will be chosen. Not by stats, not by the admins, nor by random choice -- 4 players will be chosen by the community via Facebook. Our "Community Choice Award Poll" will become available shortly after Group Stages conclude at 17:30 CDT, 4 August 2011.

Cast your vote for your favorite player, someone who impressed you despite losing groups, a fan favorite top seed that fell in an upset, your friend. If you are one of these twelve players, feel free to use the polling time to drum up support and encourage others to vote your way to the Playoffs.

Unconventional for tournaments? Yes. Gimmicky, sure. But we hope that allowing the community to have some say in who gets to compete all while generating more gameplay in the Playoffs can only be a positive thing.

We hope everyone has an opportunity to follow the streams, and come time cast their vote.

Update: Monitors for the QL tournaments will be provided by Alienware with the Alienware OptX AW2310 120hz (See this post).

Source: Announcement