DreamHack, Slash, and Stab: War of the Roses Tournament to Occur at DreamHack 2012 – Paradox Interactive to Host Live Competition, Streaming via TwitchTV
NEW YORK — June 1st, 2012 — Paradox Interactive has always assumed that DreamHack is a celebration of using swords to hack off the limbs of one’s enemies. Even though DreamHack is actually the world’s largest computer festival and LAN party, Paradox is committed to providing plenty of hacking, slashing, and stabbing to attendees by hosting a tournament of War of the Roses, the team-based melee combat title that pits knights against one another with axes, bows, and plenty of swords. The tournament will begin on Saturday, June 16, and will be streamed live online via the official Paradox Interactive channel on TwitchTV: www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive
The tournament is open to any DreamHack attendees who have a LAN/BYOC ticket. Each LAN/BYOC ticketholder will receive an alpha key for War of the Roses on Steam and can form teams of five players to compete in the qualifying rounds, which will occur on June 16th in the LAN area. 32 teams will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Matches will be streamed live alongside commentary by famous esports commentator Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner and Fatshark producer Mikail Yazbeck.
Knights who survive the initial tournament will advance to the finals, with the two top teams competing on the DreamArena Extreme stage on June 17th 12.45. The winning team will get to go home with a price purse of 5000 USD and great headsets from Plantronics Gamecom. Fatshark producer Mikail Yazbeck will be on hand to provide commentary with ReDeYe for the ultimate battle.
In order to start hacking, slashing, and stabbing you need to follow the steps below:
1. Go to bokning.dreamhack.se, Log in, Click my value codes and seats, copy your unique alpha code: ##code##
2. Go to alpha.waroftherosesthegame.com Agree to the War of the Roses NDA terms. Type in your unique alpha code as well as your Steam ID and follow the directions to complete the NDA process. After accepting the NDA terms you’ll receive game code for Steam. Don’t lose this!
3. Next, start your Steam client, click “Games” in the main menu, select “Activate a product on steam” and enter code. After following the above steps and installing the game you’ll be able to find “WotR Alpha” in your Steam Game Library.
Your feedback is very important and valuable to us, so please make sure to create an account at our forums here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum register your unique WotR Alpha code (not the Steam Code)
Tournament: DreamHack Slash and Stab: War of the Roses Tournament
Location: DreamHack Summer 2012, Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
Date: 16-19 June
Sponsors: Plantronics, Paradox Interactive
Format: 5on5, BYOC
Platform: PC, Latest available patch
Prize Purse: 5 000 USD, Plantronics hardware
No of teams: 32
Tournament format: BO1 Single elimination bracket
Sign up: Binarybeast.com
Tickets / Competitor fee: All BYOC competitors need to have a computer seat BYOC ticket (899 SEK) to be able to participate in this tournament. Buy tickets at bokning.dreamhack.se.
Saturday 17.00 Registration closed
Saturday 18.00 Round of 32 – 8 matches (BYOC)
Saturday 18.30 Round of 32 – 8 matches (BYOC)
Saturday 19.00 Round of 16 – 4 matches (BYOC)
Saturday 19.30 Round of 16 – 4 matches (BYOC)
Saturday 20.00 Round of 8 (BYOC)
Saturday 21.00 Semifinal #1 (BYOC)
Saturday 22.00 Semifinal #2 (BYOC)
Sunday 12.45 Grand final (DreamArena Extreme)