Rules

These are the rules to the current Magician Tournament.

Qualification

-All players must be under 3600mmr upon sign up. 
-All players must provide their dotabuff and will be investigated and agree to release dotabuff to all team captains.
-If a player is caught using a second or fake account or using someone else’s account, the player will be disqualified as well as the team without a refund.
-If a player is reported with significant boosting in mmr it will be investigated and they may be removed from the tournament if suspicious activity is found.
-All Teams must have an average mmr below 2800.
-Players with an mmr below 1000 are scored at 1000mmr.
-All Teams must have five players.
-Teams are allowed to have a coach, but the coach is not permitted to be in the game room with them.

Pausing

-Each team is permitted 180 seconds of pause time per series
-Admins and casters are permitted to pause the game and keep the game paused under their discretion (if a player disconnects or there are technical difficulties.)

Rounds

-The first round will be a best of 3.
-The second round will be a best of 3.
-The third round will be a best of 3.

-The fourth round or grand final will be a best of 5.

Stand ins

-If any player is disqualified for any reason the team is allowed to search for a stand in.
-If a player is unable to make it to a game the team may find a stand in and must contact Magician regarding the stand in, the team will be given 15 extra minutes to find a stand in and will not be penalized.
-Stand in must meet criteria for playing in the tournament .(Article Ia).

Punctuality

-All teams must arrive to games on time.

-If a team is 10 minutes late they receive a 20 second reserved time penalty.

-If a team is 15 minutes late they receive a 50 second reserved time penalty.

-If a team is 20 minutes late they receive a 70 second reserved time penalty.

-If a team is 30 minutes late they are disqualified and the opposing team will move on in the tournament.

Prizes

-All prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. 
-The captains should be in contact with Magician on how the prize distribution was agreed upon by the team. 
-Placement prizes
-First place prize is 15 Aghanim collectors cache treasures. 
-Second place prize is 10 Aghanim collectors cache treasures.