Competitive:Messtival! 5

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Messtival! 5

Messtival! 5

Organizer Njok
Type Online
Location Squidboards
Format Round Robin
Double-Elimination
Modes Splat Zones
Tower Control
Rainmaker
Date 15 May 2016
Winner CoolDown


Messtival! 5 was a Splatoon online tournament held on May 15th, 2016.[1] Alongside three other tournaments, Messtival! 5 functioned as a qualifier for the Splatoon Anniversary Invitational.

It was the eight tournament in the Messtival! tournament series.

Standings

The standings for the event are as follows:[2]

Place Team
1st CoolDown
2nd Name Subject to Change
3rd Chimera
4th Komodo
5th On The Bounce
Second Wind
7th CO
SpeedRunsLive
9th Got Kraken
Le Meme Team
Shoukei
Team Infinity

Rules

​The tournament introduced a new system where no teams got eliminated in the group stage.

It started with a Round Robin group stage where all 32 entrants were divided over 8 groups. Every team played each opponent in their group in a Best-of-3 match. For each match, a time limit of 30 minutes was in place. Stalling or not finishing the match in time could result in penalties.

Out of each group, the top 2 moved to the major bracket and the bottom 2 moved to the minor bracket. As a result, there were 2 Double-Elimination brackets allowing for no teams to get eliminated from the group stage.

The final stage was ran as Double-Elimination bracket for both the major and the minor bracket. Matches on the winners side of these brackets were a Best-of-5, while the matches on the losers side were a Best-of-3. The only exceptions were the grand finals and (if needed) bracket reset, which were to be a Best-of-7 match.

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