Method Mayhem is back once again and we are excited to present Method Mayhem: Battleground Showdown where you can expect to see the best Rated Battleground (RBG) teams from across Europe as they come together to battle it out to seek glory where only one team will emerge victorious!
Method Mayhem: Battleground Showdown will take place on January 22nd at 17:00 CET & January 23rd at 17:00 CET and can be found at twitch.tv/Method.
Method Mayhem: Battleground Showdown will span across two consecutive days.
We are excited to be offering the community the opportunity to support the players directly by enabling crowdfunding for this event! Fans can show their support to their favourite teams directly as 100% of the money that is crowdfunded through Matcherino will go towards the Prize Pool!
You can find the donate to the prize pool by clicking the "CONTRIBUTE" button at the top right of the Matcherino Page! (Make sure you're logged in!)
More-so, for every Twitch subscription to Method's Twitch channel (Twitch.tv/Method) during the World of Warcraft Method Mayhem: Battleground Invitational broadcast, Method will contribute $2.50 (USD) towards the prize pool! Get access to an ad free viewing experience, unlock sub emotes and generate channel points at an increased rate which you can redeem to interact with things live on stream. All whilst supporting your favourite teams!
Also! Method Community Team members who are subscribed to the Method Twitch Channel will generate "Community Team Gold" passively when watching our live broadcasts and this gold can be spent in our Community Team store to redeem some awesome rewards!
You can sign up to the Method Community Team HERE.
The Prize Distribution (Including Crowdfunded Money) will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Place: 50% of total cash prize and 5 Million Gold.
- 2nd Place: 25% of total cash prize and 2.5 Million Gold.
- 3rd Place: 15% of total cash prize and 1.5 Million Gold.
- 4th Place: 10% of total cash prize and 1 Million Gold.
All crowdfunded money will be distributed amongst the teams in the same split as the main prize money!
Method Mayhem: Battleground Showdown will be a Double Elimination Tournament that spans across two days. Each series will be a Best of 3 (Bo3), with the Grand Finals being a Best of 5 (Bo5).
All signed up teams will be required to participate in a qualifying stage of the event which will be held off stream. Teams will compete in a Round Robin to earn their spot in the top 8 and their positioning on the leaderboard after all matches are played will determine their seeding for the event. The top 8 teams will advance to the main event, which will be held on the 22nd of January and 23rd of January 2022 which will be broadcasted on our livestream.
Teams & Seeding
- German Academy
- Known Unknown
- German Heroes
Each battleground team must comprise of a minimum of 10 players, with a maximum of 13. Each team must have 10 players participating in each match. The 3 players who are not in the main composition are eligible to swap into the team to change composition in between matches when permitted.
Battleground teams are not permitted to have more than 3 "Healer" roles or 3 "Tank" roles on each team in any single match with a maximum of 1 (one) Guardian Druid.
- The use of toys known as Fae Harp, Twiddle Twirler: Sentinel's Glaive, Twiddle Twirler: Shredder Blade, Desert Flute and Personal Hologram are not permitted in this event. Anyone caught using these toys may be subject to a penalization which will be awarded based on the discretion of the admin team.
- Food, Drinks and Battle Standards are permitted in this event.
- Any landscape, terrain, item, toy, spell or ability interaction that does not operate in Wargames in the same way that it does in Rated Battlegrounds is not permitted.
- Gear swapping during matches is allowed.
The Map Pool
The maps that players are eligible to play in this event are as follows:
- Arathi Basin
- Battle for Gilneas
- Eye of the Storm
- Silvershard Mines
- Temple of Kotmogu
- Twin Peaks
- Warsong Gulch
Characters & Realm
Method Mayhem takes place on Live Shadowlands servers.
Players are expected to use their own characters for this tournament, of which the characters must be on the same Battle.net account as the account you have signed up with. If you run into an issue and own more than one battle.net account and would require to use both during this tournament, please reach out to a tournament event organiser or admin and we can work on resolving the issue.
Match Rules and Workflows
This event will operate with the following workflow when communicating map selections between teams. The communication will occur in the designated match discord chat channel in the official Method Mayhem Discord server.
Losing Team Captain: [Losing Team Name] map selection is [map]
Winning Team Captain: [map] confirmed
Note: This workflow is in place on the second match of each series and onwards.
Within a series, maps cannot be played that have already been played during that series until the point where every map in the map pool has played once.
Each match has a maximum duration of 30 minutes. If a match reaches this timer, the match will be deemed a tie and will be treated as such.
In the scenario where a draw occurs, both teams will be awarded 1 point.
If a member of one of the competing teams is experiencing technical issues, connection issues or anything that will deem them unable to play after entering the battleground, the respected team mates on the entire team must leave the battleground before the gates of the battleground open. Failure to do so will result in the match resuming and the result of the match counting towards the series results.
It is forbidden to use a player during the event that is not a registered member of your team, failure to comply will result in a penalization such as a re-match, series forfeit or disqualification from the entire event. The penalization will be distributed at the discretion of the tournament administration.
Each team is required to nominate a team captain, of which It is required for all team captains to add a tournament administrator to their battle.net friends list.
Any match that is planned to be livestreamed, will have the wargame initiated by an event admin. If you start your match by yourself, the match result will be considered void and the series will resume from the score as it were previously. It is advisable to take screenshots of each match result, win or lose in the case that disputes are made against your team to help the administration team to determine the correct outcome.
The choice of map of the first match of each series will be determined by "spin the wheel"
All players are expected to be respectful towards one another and towards tournament staff and administrators at all times.
All players should act with good etiquette. Use of extreme profanity, racial slurs, sexist comments amongst other negative behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the tournament.
Penalties may be given to players who breach any of the rules stated, including, but not limited to rules stated in the Official Terms & Conditions of Blizzard Entertainment.
Penalties will be given to players at the discretion of the administration and staff team.
Examples of Penalties are as follows: Match Forfeit, Series Forfeit and Tournament Disqualification.
This tournament is held under the Rules set by Blizzard Entertainment. Any breach of the rules that would cause Blizzard to take action against your account that will impact your ability to participate in this tournament will immediately result in a disqualification from this event.
The Crowdfunding campaign for this event is neither endorsed or sponsored by Blizzard.
This competition is licensed under Blizzard's Community Competition License, which can be found HERE.
Method reserves the rights to make changes/adjustments to these rules at any time.
Be sure to keep your eye out on the Method social media channels as we have more exciting updates to come!