From this reddit thread:

When: On Saturday, September 26th at 1PM CST the first Half Draft Prismata Tournament will be taking place.

Who: Players of all tiers are welcomed to participate. There is no entrance fee, but registration closes 2 hours before starting time. Players may only play under one account (*cough* MasN 3-7) and only one player may play under each account (*cough* GranularGaming).

What: Half Draft is a format where the players draft half of the units for the random set. The bracket will be double elimination with Best of 3 series on the 45s time setting. The picking process is designed to somewhat reduce the randomness of Base+8 as well as letting both players use units they think are stronger or more enjoyable. Each player gets to ban two units [Seeexplanationbelow] from all of their games as well as pick 2 of the random set units for each series; the other 4 units are selected randomly from the unbanned units. Each Best of 3 series has a player randomly assigned to play white for the whole series before the units are picked. All drafted units can be built by both players. [See extended example below]

Why: URN REEL MONEY. The whopping $20 first place prize puts Half Draft above PAWC in terms of cash prize pools. You can also have fun, if you want.

Fine Print on Picks and Bans:

  • You receive 2 separate bans: 1 unit you do not wish to play against when you are Player 1 and 1 unit you do not wish to play against when you are Player 2
  • These 2 bans are chosen at the time you register and remain constant throughout the tournament (you may keep changing these until registration closes)
  • You may not ban any unit from the base set
  • You may elect not to ban any unit
  • Trinity Drone and Vivid Drone will be banned by default to allow for some diversity of bans (this is open for debate)
  • After flipping for who will be Player 1 and double-checking each other’s bans, Player 1 selects an unbanned random set unit, then Player 2 selects two different units, and then Player 1 selects their final unit.
  • The picks and bans stay they same throughout the series and the 4 random units are rerolled.
  • Picks change at the start of every series

Example Draft

Don’t forget to register here.

P.S. If you are able to stream on the 26th, let me know! I am not a streamer or caster.

Added this to the tournament calendar, don’t forget to register!! I’ll update this with the results after it’s over! ūüėÄ

The Summer Masters League qualifier (results) is over and it’s time for the real matches to begin!

Here’s the Summer Masters League info via Reddit:

Hey guys, it’s time to kick off our summer season! We’ll be streaming live twice a week at¬†, starting tomorrow, every Wednesday at 6pm EDT, and every Saturday at 1pm EDT. The schedule and current standings can always be found there as well.

I’ll do a quick rundown of this season’s format and players for you guys so you know what to expect:

Group Stage:

Players will be divided into groups of 4, and play in a double round robin format over 6 weeks total. They’ll play three games of Base+8 and three games of Base+11 against everyone else in the group, and be ranked according to total W/L. After 6 weeks:

  • 4th place in each group will be eliminated.
  • 3rd place in each group will face off in Sudden Death, where two losers are eliminated and two winners will advance to the playoffs.
  • 2nd place in each group will automatically advance to the playoffs.
  • 1st place in each group will face off in Sudden Victory, where two winners get to advance all the way to the semifinals, and two losers will advance to the normal playoff bracket.


The playoffs, after Sudden Death and Sudden Victory are decided, will be a double elimination bracket where the first round is Base+8 and the rest of the tournament is Base+11. So although this season is mixed format, it will be weighted more towards B+11, since last season was B+8. We will continue to mix things up in the future.

The top two players from this bracket will join the two players who won their Sudden Victory matches, and we’ll have a Bo7 Semifinals and Grand Finals!

I know it all sounds rather complicated, but hopefully it will be easy to understand once you see it play out. We received a lot of input from the players as to this season’s format, and I’m expecting great things as a result of that.

Finally, the groups themselves for those who missed it before:

Here’s direct links to the PrismataMasters recordings and replays of the Summer Masters League.¬†I’ll update this as it progresses:

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