# AnnouncementThe 2018 RU Tournament Circuit

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#### phantom

For the past year, RU has had a series of circuit tournaments, with some offering a banner as a reward. Starting in 2018, RU players will have a chance to prove that they're the best overall RU circuit player. At the end of the year, there will be a seeded playoffs consisting of the top 16 players with the most overall points. The winner of the playoffs will be crowned the overall best RU player of the year and have the cute turquoise ribbon above added to their postbit.

The following tournaments will be part of the 2018 RU circuit:

2 Seasonals (double elimination)
RU Generations Tour (USM/ORAS/BW; single elimination for each tier)
RU Open

There will not be a playoffs for the seasonals or the generations tour as it was in the past. Instead, there will be a grand playoffs that encompasses all of the tournaments. In addition, only two seasonals will be run so as to have at least one tournament running throughout the year.

Explanation on scoring/points courtesy of M Dragon:
We will divide the tournaments in 3 groups:
• Type A: The biggest tournaments. This includes seasonals and grand slam.
• Type B: Current gen tournaments. Big tournaments featuring exclusively current gen that are not as big as seasonals.
• Type C: Smaller tournaments.
We give points to players that have won at least 1 round.
For example, I designed this:

So the winner of any tournament gets 500 points, 2nd place gets 375, etc
The difference between #3 and #2 is much greater than the difference between someone who lost in quarterfinals and someone who lost in semifinals.
In this way we reward players that consistently finish tournaments in good positions.

And... how are total points calculed?
The idea is simple: each player will have a number of type A tournament points (I will call them Points A), a number of type B tournament points (Points B) and a number of type C tournament points (Points C).
There will be another kind of points I will call equivalent points.

We will give the different tournament types a maximum number of equivalent points.
For example: Type A will have a maximum of 2500 equivalent points, Type B a maximum of 1700 equivalent points, and Type C a maximum of 800 equivalent points

This means that a player that has won every tournament A will have 2500 equivalent points, and a player that has won everything will have 5000 equivalent points (2500 + 1700 + 800)

And how are the equivalent points calculated for the other players?
I will explain it with an example.

In this example I am the player with most points (1750 points), so I get the 2500 equivalent points A.
Since Luigi is a noob and only has 467 points, 467 * 2500 / 1750 = 667 equivalent points.

We do the same with points B and points C, and the final ranking is determined by the total equivalent points of all 3 kind of tournaments.

So where will the RU tournaments for this circuit fall?
Type A:
• Seasonal 1
• Seasonal 2
• RU Open
Type B:
• USM RU Cup (part of generations tour)
Type C:
• BW RU Cup (part of generations tour)
• ORAS RU Cup (part of generations tour)

Look forward to future announcements on the 2018 RU circuit in this thread, including tournament dates and signups. The first tournament will be the Winter Seasonal starting early January!

#### phantom

The first tournament for the 2018 circuit will be the Winter Seasonal hosted by Arifeen. Signups will go up on the first of January in the circuit tours forum.

Here's a tentative schedule of the tournaments throughout the year:
• January - Winter Seasonal
• March - Generations Tour
• July - RU Open
• September - Fall Seasonal
• November - Grand Playoffs