1. Individual tournament: every player with M.A.N. 2 subscription participates on his/her behalf only. 
  2. Rules . The tournament is held on a cup system. To qualify for the next round one must defeat his/her opponent in a match. Every match consists of two games (on 1 /64, 1 /32 and 1 /16 stages) and four games (on 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and final stages). All the games are sent and played simultaneously. A player with two wins or one win and a draw (in two-games round) and with 50% advantage: three wins or two wins and a draw (in four-games round) gets the victory. If a clear winner is not decided (both players have equal results) the following additional indicators will be considered (in order of priority):
    1. Turn difference: total number of turns in lost games minus total number of turns in won games. 
    2. Players’ Gliko-rating at the end of round.
    In case of early qualification of the participants for the next round, the match between them starts, regardless of the running stage of the whole tournament.
  3. Application. The tournament is open to everyone, but the number of participants is limited to 128. If the number of applicants exceeds the estimated limit, the organizers will consider the following criteria:
    1. Regular participation in «King of MAN Hill 2008 Tournament»
    2. Game experience as a registered player
    3. Gliko-rating at the time of application
    4. Other indicators.
  4. Drawing. Having analyzed all the received applications the organizers select 16 top seeded players (based on their Glicko-rating) and spread them on the tournament net. Distribution of other participants is made by toss-up procedure. The drawing is held only once, so hereafter the player can trace his\her possible path to the final and possible opponents.
  5. Games. All tournament battles will be created as rating games, with normal allies density, unlimited in-game time, 10 turns of revenue and extended unit set. Each round will last for 2 weeks of chess-clock time. The final round will last for 3 weeks of chess-clock time. Every participant plays equal number battles for F.N.U. and P.L. 
  6. Maps. The tournament is held on the following maps.

    1/64 - Treasure Island

    1/32 - Station Thunder

    1/16 - Beotorum

    1/8 - Antarktikus

    1/4 - Crateus

    1/2 - Noble Rust

    Finals - Anubis

  7. Awards. The winner of the finals gets «lifetime» title and «World Cup-2009» medal. The two finalists and two semifinalists of the tournament are also automatically admitted to the final game of the year - «Champions Cup 2009».
  8. Fair-play. The organizers ask all the participants to comply with the principles of fair play, not to create double nicknames, not to transfer game profiles to other players, and not to consult friends and players in the chat. We remind you that the organizers will become aware of these situations and reserve the right to withdraw violators from the tournament.
  9. Moderators tournament. Jedi_Knight and Le_Roy. For any further information on the tournament, contact them at:

If you have questions contact tournament moderators.