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FiveShards presents the Sapphire Cup sponsored by Broombot (Season 5)!

We are pleased to share with you the details of the FiveShards Sapphire Cup, Season 5! You can find all of our tournament dates here.

The community’s own Broombot is sponsoring this tournament. Thanks to their help to make this event happen!

Three things to note!

  1. The tournament is the 3rd week of the month to avoid conflicts!
  2. The format is standard constructed
  3. The top 8 will break to a draft (6-6-5).

On May 20th, 9:00am PDT (17:00 CET), the greatest Entrathian shard-slingers will compete for a chance to take home the coveted Sapphire Cup; this is the fourth cup in the fifth season of the FiveShards Shard Cup Series.

The Sapphire Cup is standard constructed; all current PVP sets are legal and any current cards banned for competitive PVP are also banned for the tournament. The top 8 players will automatically enter into a Scars of War/Herofall draft once the Swiss part of the tournament is over.

To register, sign up for free in-client on the tournament that says “Community Tournament” within the client on the tournament page.

Prizes

1st: 12 Set 5 Packs, 36 Set 6 Packs, 64 Broom Bots,
2nd: 11 Set 5 Packs, 21 Set 6 Packs, 54 Broom Bots
3rd-4th: 5 Set 5 Packs, 11 Set 6 Packs, 24 Broom Bots
5th-8th: 4 Set 5 Packs, 6 Set 6 Packs, 15 Broom Bots
9th: 4 Set 5 Packs, 4 Set 6 Packs, 54 Broom Bots, 17 Sweep Aways
10th-16th: 3 Set 5 Packs, 3 Set 6 Packs, 4 Broom Bots
17th-32nd: 1 Set 5 Packs, 2 Set 6 Pack, 2 Broom Bot

Broom bots are automatic, not optional. Broom bots prizes will increase if people send more Broom Bots to the Fiveshards account in game.

Random Door Prizes

Scars of War Primal Pack
Scars of War Primal Pack
Scars of War Primal Pack

Streamer Prizes

To encourage streaming of the tournament, we are going to do a few drawings for every streamer we put on the main channel. Each streamer can only get on the list once; so, if you stream and we feature you, you may get a nice after-tournament bonus!

5x Set 6 Packs
5x Set 6 Packs
5x Set 6 Packs
5x Set 6 Packs

We will be drawing the door prizes at the conclusion of round 2 for all players who remain in the tournament. To be eligible for Door prizes, the client must not have said you dropped in round 1.

The FiveShards account will send out prizes after the tournament concludes.

Cup Points

  • 1st: 15 points
  • 2nd: 13 points
  • 3rd/4th: 11 points
  • 5th-8th: 9 points
  • 9th: 8 points
  • 10th-16th: 6 points
  • 17th-32nd: 4 points
  • 33rd-64th: 2 points
  • 65th or higher: 1 point

Specific Rules

Since this is in-client, our rule set is much smaller than out of client tournaments.

Feature Match Policy: If you are playing in the Sapphire Cup and are streaming, we take that as consent that you are willing to allow us to use your stream as a feature match on the main channel (twitch.tv/fiveshards). If, however, you would not like us to do this, please let us know as soon as possible and we will not host your stream.

Michael Allen is a competitive HexTCG player, co-host of the 2 Turns Ahead podcast, and founder and moderator of the Hex Subreddit.

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