Use the latest stable public release of the game (today: 2019-01-30 it is beta 3.2).
The tournament will be based on autodeployment, picking your last deployed AI in ranked matches (based on collection, or scoring resources). Therefore to have your best shot in the tournament improve your ranked AI as much as possible.
Players should apply with a name that matches their nickname in game. You can use this webpage to find your nickname : https://stats.gladiabots.com/
(use the search function)
The size of the tournament doesn't really matter. We will adapt. Accepted players have played at least 10 ranked games in the current season (season 2). So it will be possible to pick their AI for autodeployments.
The START DATE is just a guideline, the tournament will start earlier if there are enough participants, or later if we still need a couple more applications.
If there are 8 valid registrations is already quite good. More than 8 is even better.