Full Rulebook link for a cleaner look, and full rules with prize disclaimer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VmSU0mv9BzS1lyu5KSCkseen5UjdF4PQm4Bx8UEBWcU
The tournament will be a Best of 3 Double-Elimination Bracket, with Best of 5 tournament finals.
In best of 3 matches: players will ban 2 of their opponents Masters/Deck each match before playing out their match.
In best of 5 matches: players will only ban 1 Master before playing out their match, privately to the Tournament Admin.
If a player loses with a Master/Deck, they can not use that Master/Deck again in the same round.
If a player wins with a Master/Deck, then they must use that same Master/Deck again in the same round until it does lose.
Each player will submit 4 decks consisting of Master + 10 cards of their choice, and a list of 10 cards used for Sideboard.
Wildcards are banned from the tournament. You may not bring a second or third copy of any of your cards. Masters can only be submitted once.
Players will be able to change any of the cards from the deck they will be playing next In-between games only, from the set of 10 cards they had submitted in the Registration Process.
In Swiss Cut the order is as follows:
First, High Seed bans 1 Master
Next, Low seed bans 2 Masters
Finally, High Seed bans 1 Master
In Top 8 the order is as follows:
High Seed bans 1 Master
Low seed bans 1 Master
During this stage, players will privately tell the bans to the designated Admin.
No Wild Cards
Wild Cards are banned from the entirety of the King Puff Cup circuit including the King Puff Invitational. Players are limited to a single copy of each card in their deck.
No Duplicate Masters
Participants are not allowed to bring the same Master in more than one deck. All 4 decks need to have different Masters.
Delay of Game / AFK Rule
Once a player’s match starts, they have 4 minutes between games to start their next game. Any extra delay may be subjected to penalties including: loss of half a point, a game/match forfeit, disqualification, and inability to participate in future King Puff Cup tournaments. This will be up to the discretion of the highest ranking staff member present.
A disconnect is defined as anything that causes a game to end prematurely. The first disconnect will be replayed unless the result of the game is extremely apparent. After a second disconnect without proof of the opponent disconnecting as well, the disconnected player forfeits the current game.
If a player opts to forfeit a match for any reason during the Swiss Cut, then they also forfeit their remaining matches, as well as any potential prizes associated with that position.
If a player opts to forfeit a match for any reason during the Top 8, then they also forfeit their remaining matches. If this forfeit occurs in the first round of the Top 8, the forfeited player may also forfeit their position and associated prizes at the discretion of the highest ranking staff member present.
Usage of Illegal Decks / Masters
If a player starts a game with an illegal deck, they have until the 30 second mark to quit out of a match and fix this mistake, otherwise, the game results in a loss for the player using the illegal deck. A deck is defined as the collection of 10 cards submitted.
If a player starts a game with an illegal master, then the game will be restarted with the opposing player choosing their master for them.
You must join the King Puff Cup Discord to participate in the King Puff Cup Circuit. https://discord.gg/qk4Jtq4
We take all kind of cheating very seriously. If you get caught cheating, you automatically lose and we reserve the right to ban you indefinitely from all King Puff Cups. So please play fair and read the rules carefully. Entering a tournament under two separate accounts (Person A joining as Person A and Person B) is considered cheating and may result in a permanent ban from all tournaments. The following is also considered cheating: changing Master in a retry (after a disconnect, for example), intentionally delaying the tournament, intentionally losing games, etc. are all considered forms of cheating.
Each player must display well-mannered behavior throughout the entire duration of the tournament. This includes before, during, and after competitions. Good behavior is expected in all public areas of interaction which include but are not limited to Discord, Twitch, Twitter, Reddit, Toornament, and the in-game Minion Masters chat.
Poor or negative behavior towards tournament staff, sponsors, or other players is unacceptable and punitive measures will be taken on a case by case basis as determined by the KPC Staff.
By registering, you allow the King Puff cup Staff to handle and publicly share any and all account names submitted, to any extent deemed applicable by the King Puff Cup Staff, for decklisting and addressing any situation that may arise.
KPC reserves the right to modify, add, or delete rules at any time, without prior notice and/or reason. Unless otherwise stated, all decisions made by an Administrator pursuant to these rules are final and binding upon all applicable parties. If you do not agree with all of the rules and stipulations listed above, you may not participate in the King Puff Cup Circuit. By requesting entry into the Tournament, you represent and warrant to the King Puff Cup that you have read, understand, and agree to these rules and stipulations, and promise to act in compliance with such rules and stipulations at all times.