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osu! World Cup #2

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The osu! World Cup #2 (OWC #2), also commonly known as osu! World Cup 2011 (OWC 2011), was a single elimination country-based osu! tournament organized by various osu! community members under the provision of the osu! team. It was the second instalment of the osu! World Cup.

Tournament schedule

Event Timestamp
Registration phase 2011-10-29/2011-11-20
Group stage week 1 2011-11-21/2011-11-27
Group stage week 2 2011-11-28/2011-12-04
Group stage week 3 2011-12-05/2011-12-11
Winter break 2011-12-12/2012-01-01
Round of 16 2012-01-02/2012-01-08
Quarterfinals 2012-01-09/2012-02-05
Semifinals 2012-02-06/2012-03-04
Finals 2012-03-05/2012-03-25

Prizes

Placing Prize(s)
Gold crown 6 months of osu!supporter for each team member, unique profile badge
Silver crown 1 month of osu!supporter for each team member
Bronze crown 1 month of osu!supporter for each team member

OWC #2 winner badge

Organisation

The osu! World Cup #2 was run by various community members.

Position Member(s)
Manager fartownik, NatsumeRin
Streamer dvorak, dlovan, Metro, YodaSnipe
Mappool selector fartownik,1 NatsumeRin, Natteke, Alace, Dangaard, Gabi, SapphireGhost, jericho2442
Graphic designer Anticloud

Participants

Country Members
Argentina Wishy22, Ever17, Darksonic, Glazbom, Metro, Salvage, Hernan2
Australia Mizorex, damiaanzx, Frankcons, Hark, Mikey, Neko_Lover
Austria -Lennox-, Hakkero, Hanyuu, M A R I O, novaaa, Snowball
Brazil Blue Dragon, antsu, Caco, fabriciorby, Fumi-chan, Katsuri, K3nsh1n_H1mur4,3 Asterio,2 gabaeba2
Bulgaria Lolicore Flandre, ColdChester, las7h0p3, Orihara Izaya, r-Beatz, werewolf0girl
Canada FurukawaPan, Glass, Satonaka, shaNk, SilentWings, YodaSnipe, RB_Oliver,2 those2
Chile nVidi4x, Art-FzTT, b1choO, b4ss_, Ignacio, Mesita
Denmark Emaal, BongHat, Circlemuncher, m4w11, PlasticSmoothie, DennisGG3
Finland ragelewa, ethox, heintsi, Orkel, Sutsuka, Zapy, Valentiino3
France Odaril, _LRJ_, galvenize, Kanna, Mustaash, XPJ38, Maestro3
Germany DoKoLP, Blacky,4 Scanlatione, ShadowSoul, Shael, SuperCracker, -libili-,3 Asozial,3 Neruell,2 Tom942
Hong Kong KanaRin, henry04213, HineX, Kirito47, Miu Matsuoka, Pokie, -[L]ightz3
Hungary Kuroi Mato, higurush, Kozuki Kallen, TaylorXIII, tasli, TsukishimaKirari x]
Indonesia Hakeru Prismriver, awell, awesomewithin, dNextGen, gatitoneku, xeqta
Japan SiLviA, Apricot, Flute, Iris, Sinch, tobaku2784, val01083
Latvia _Angel, GummyChan, LoGo, Vmx
Malaysia akupp, Gon, RhaiizoN, The 08 team_Bourdon, xsrsbsns, zenki0013
Netherlands GladiOol, Awoken, eddieee, Henkie, Lesjuh, zozozofun
New Zealand jiantz, Bob_the_Cat, deadbeat, Kiiwa, kwk, numot123
Norway kriers, AndreasHD, CXu, Danzai, Druidianna, KinomiCandy, Oscarface923
Philippines Mystgun, jannnnnn, dayun10, Osu Tatakae Ouendan, Pizzicatto, usagijirosan
Poland fartownik, Kubu, Piotrekol, rEdo, White Wolf, Niko-2
Portugal creativ, cococococo, JonnyThatJonny, makkura, Maraiga, Pereira006
Russian Federation Akai-, cr1m, kapehh, Kert, Rost94, Vpalach, BinGOSU32
South Korea KRZY, CheEZ, K i R i K a R u, moneto, Reisen Udongein, Remilia-Scarlet
Sweden theowest, failboat, Gyuunyu, Hanyuu-chan, Holmir, Nidert, m4w113
Taiwan Saya-Honmei, SnowWhite, Tomoka Rin, wizoza83098, YuyuKo sama, ZRush
Thailand Frostmourne, aumu1995, bufo, blackspell, NonxE, termerys, 0OoMickeyoO03
Ukraine Gorlum, [milky], rockleejkooo, uljjang, Granje2
United States Kyou-kun, Cyclone, david huhh, Derekku, geckogates, Lybydose
Uruguay maay, AlrdyExists, GonixZ, H1ko, Snepif, Z e o n
Vietnam Misuzu-san, BridgetteLSatellizer, JerryC, kira_lacus1995, xLightningx, Shin18013

Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
Australia Hungary Indonesia Canada Chile Finland Brazil Argentina
Denmark Netherlands Norway Hong Kong France Malaysia Bulgaria Austria
Germany New Zealand Poland South Korea Latvia Russian Federation Sweden Thailand
Japan Philippines Ukraine Vietnam Portugal Uruguay Taiwan United States

OWC #2 bracket

Podium

This competition has come to an end and resulted in the following podium:

Mappools

Finals

In addition of nine other new maps, the Finals mappool also saw all of the six previously featured Tiebreaker maps from earlier rounds returning as NoMod picks.

Semifinals

Quarterfinals

Round of 16

Group stage week 3

Group stage week 2

Group stage week 1

Match results

Finals

Sunday, 11 March 2012 (Grand Final):

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Japan 1 4 South Korea #1

Saturday, 24 March 2012 (3rd Place Playoff):

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Brazil 4 2 Russian Federation #1

Semifinals

Thursday, 16 February 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Russian Federation 0 4 South Korea #1

Tuesday, 28 February 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Japan 4 0 Brazil win by default

Quarterfinals

Saturday, 14 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Taiwan 0 3 Russian Federation #1

Sunday, 15 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Japan 3 0 Poland #1

Sunday, 29 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
South Korea 3 1 Netherlands #1
France 2 3 Brazil #1

Round of 16

Saturday, 7 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Japan 3 0 Hungary #1
South Korea 3 0 Ukraine #1
Argentina 0 3 Taiwan #1

Sunday, 8 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Netherlands 3 1 Germany #1
Poland 3 1 Canada #1
France 3 1 Malaysia #1
Russian Federation 3 0 Chile win by default

Friday, 13 January 2012:

Team 1 Team 2 Match link
Brazil 3 1 United States #1

Group stage week 3

Saturday, 10 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
B Hungary 2 3 Philippines #1
C Norway 1 3 Ukraine #1
A Germany 1 3 Japan #1

Sunday, 11 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
C Indonesia 2 3 Poland #1
G Bulgaria 2 3 Sweden #1
B Netherlands 3 0 New Zealand #1
D Hong Kong 0 3 South Korea #1
H Austria 1 3 Thailand #1
E Chile 3 1 Latvia #1
A Australia 0 3 Denmark win by default
F Russian Federation 3 0 Uruguay win by default
D Canada 3 0 Vietnam win by default

Saturday, 17 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
E Finland 0 3 Malaysia #1

Sunday, 18 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
E France 3 2 Portugal #1
H Argentina 3 0 United States #1
G Brazil 3 0 Taiwan #1

Group stage week 2

Saturday, 3 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
G Brazil 3 1 Sweden #1

Sunday, 4 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
F Malaysia 2 3 Russian Federation #1
C Poland 3 2 Ukraine #1
B Hungary 0 3 Netherlands #1
E Chile 3 1 Portugal #1
B New Zealand 3 1 Philippines #1
A Denmark 0 3 Japan #1
C Indonesia 0 3 Norway #1
H Argentina 3 2 Thailand #1
E France 3 1 Latvia #1
A Australia 1 3 Germany #1
D South Korea 3 0 Vietnam win by default

Monday, 5 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
G Bulgaria 0 3 Taiwan win by default

Tuesday, 6 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
F Finland 3 0 Uruguay #1

Saturday, 10 December 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
D Canada 3 1 Hong Kong #1
H Austria 1 3 United States #1

Group stage week 1

Saturday, 19 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
B Netherlands 3 0 Philippines #1
F Finland 2 3 Russian Federation #1
A Australia 0 3 Japan #1
C Indonesia 1 3 Ukraine #1
G Brazil 3 0 Bulgaria #1
A Denmark 0 3 Germany #1

Sunday, 20 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
E Chile 1 3 France #1
H Thailand 0 3 United States #1
B Hungary 3 1 New Zealand #1
D Hong Kong 3 0 Vietnam #1
F Uruguay 2 3 Malaysia #1

Monday, 21 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
B Argentina 3 2 Austria #1

Friday, 25 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
C Norway 2 3 Poland #1

Saturday, 26 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
G Sweden 0 3 Taiwan #1
E Latvia 0 3 Portugal #1

Sunday, 27 November 2011:

Group Team 1 Team 2 Match link
D Canada 1 3 South Korea #1

Ruleset

Tournament rules

  1. The osu! World Cup is a 4v4, country-based team tournament played on the osu! game mode.
  2. Beatmap scoring is based on ScoreV1.
  3. The beatmaps for each round will be announced by the tournament host on the discussion thread in advance before the actual matches take place. Only these beatmaps will be used during the respective matches.
    • One beatmap will be a tiebreaker beatmap. This beatmap will only be played in case of a tie.
  4. The match schedule will be settled by the Tournament Management (see the scheduling instructions).
  5. If no staff is available, the match will be postponed.
  6. If a beatmap ends in a draw, the map will be nullified.
  7. If a player disconnects, their scores will not be counted towards their team's total.
  8. Beatmaps cannot be reused in the same match unless the map was nullified.
  9. If a team fails to bring in the required minimum of 4 players to a match, the corresponding match can either be:
    • Postponed by a maximum time of 10 minutes under the opposing team and the Tournament Management's discretion.
    • Continued in either a 2v2 or 3v3 setting under the opposing team and the Tournament Management's discretion.
    • Declared as a forfeited match where the opposing team gets automatically awarded a Win by Default.
  10. Exchanging players during a match is allowed without limitations.
    • If a map rematch is required, exchanging players is not allowed. With the Tournament Management's discretion, an exception can be made if the previous roster is unavailable to play.
  11. Lag is not a valid reason to nullify a beatmap.
  12. All players are supposed to keep the match running fluently and without delays. Penalties can be issued to the players if they cause excessive match delays.
  13. If a player disconnects between maps and the team cannot provide a replacement, the match can be delayed 10 minutes at maximum.
  14. All players and the staff must be treated with respect. Instructions of the Tournament Management are to be followed. Decisions labeled as final are not to be objected.
  15. Disrupting the match by foul play, insulting and provoking other players or the staff, delaying the match, or other deliberate inappropriate misbehavior is strictly prohibited.
  16. Unexpected incidents are to be handled by the Tournament Management.
  17. Penalties for violating the tournament rules may include:
    • Exclusion of specific players for one beatmap
    • Exclusion of specific players for an entire match
    • Declaring the match as Lost by Default
    • Disqualification from the entire tournament
    • Disqualification from the current and future official tournaments until appealed
    • Any modification of these rules will be announced.

Tournament registration

  1. In order to be registered for the tournament, a representative of each country will have to propose a team roster comprising of 4-6 players in the discussion thread following a template set by the Tournament Management as follows:
Country Name: (...)

Captain: Nickname1
Player1: Nickname2
Player2: Nickname3
Player3: Nickname4
--------------------------
Back-up Player1: Nickname5
Back-up Player2: Nickname6

Time Zone: (...)
  1. Each team may only consist of players who share the same national flag.
    • Special exceptions may be made under the discretion of the Tournament Management.
  2. To ensure valid and serious registrations, every proposed team roster will be checked by the Tournament Management.
  3. All accepted teams will be announced in the discussion thread after the Registration Phase.
    • A team should have at least 4 players registered in order to be eligible to participate.
  4. Once a team roster has been accepted, it remains locked for the rest of the tournament. No further changes may be made to it except on these following occasions:
    • In the Group Stage, prior to either a team's first match or 2011-11-21 GMT +0 (whichever comes first), teams may freely substitute players in to and out from the initially accepted roster. Teams that are still short from the 6 players allowance are also able to bring in extra players within this time period. After either one of both the aforementioned conditions have been fulfilled, teams may no longer change their roster for the rest of the Group Stage unless there's an extraordinary circumstance which requires teams to bring in an emergency reserve player.
    • Prior to the beginning of the knock-out stages, teams that are still active in the tournament are allowed to introduce a maximum of two new players to substitute in for two other prior members of the team with the Tournament Management's approval.
  5. Mappool selectors are not eligible to participate as players in this tournament.

Match instructions

  1. A member of the Tournament Management will create a multiplayer room 15 minutes in advance. Players must gather during this period.
    • Room settings are osu!, Team-Vs., Win Condition: 'Score'. Room name must be "OWC2: (TeamRed) vs (TeamBlue)".
    • The team mentioned first in the room name must be the red team, the team mentioned second in the room name must be the blue team.
  2. As osu! World Cup #2 features no formal referee, both team captains are expected to referee the match by themselves from inside the multiplayer lobby. If there are any suspected irregularities during the run of the match, the concerned team captain may file a report in the discussion thread which will be investigated by the Tournament Management in due time.
  3. Map banning does not apply in the entirety of the tournament.
  4. Each team must have 4 players for each map. They can be exchanged freely after a map is concluded.
  5. Beatmap selection will alternate between each captain selecting a beatmap out of the mappool.
  6. Each captain must use the !roll command once in #multiplayer.
    • The captain with the higher roll decides which team picks first.
  7. The results of each match will be posted on the discussion thread after the match has been concluded by either of the team captains.

Stage instructions

  1. In the Group Stage, the teams will be divided into 8 groups of 4 teams at random.
  2. All the teams from each group will face each other over the course of three weeks.
  3. Rankings of each group are determined by sorting the results of each team's performance in the following priority:
    • Most matches won.
    • Have higher {(the number of beatmaps won) - (the number of beatmaps defeated)}.
    • Most beatmaps won.
    • Winner of the match played previously between the tied teams.
    • In the event of a triple tie:
      • Have higher ∑{(total score difference) / (maximum score)}.
      • Winner of the rematch.
  4. The top two teams of each group will move on to the knock-out stages following the matchup bracket set by the Tournament Management.
    • The knock-out stages are played under the Single Elimination system.

Winning conditions

  • The Group Stage, Round of 16, and Quartefinals matches will be played in a Best-of-5 matchup configuration (first team to reach 3 points wins).
  • The Semifinals and the Finals matches will be played in a Best-of-7 matchup configuration (first team to reach 4 points wins).

Mappool instructions

  1. There will be a different mappool for every stage.
  2. All the maps in the mappool (including the Tiebreaker) will be played without any modifications enabled (NoMod).
  3. Each mappool will all consist of 15 NoMod maps + 1 Tiebreaker map.

Scheduling instructions

  1. Each stage will be held on its respective timeframe set by the Tournament Management.
  2. Scheduling will be handled by the Tournament Management. Schedules will be released on the Sunday before the first matches of the stage.
  3. Reschedules will only be considered if both teams agree to a time. This needs to be done and communicated to the Tournament Management before the particular match takes place.
  4. Reschedules may only be requested by a team captain.
    • Do not ask for a reschedule unless it is absolutely necessary. The Tournament Management has the right to decline the request.
  5. Captains are responsible for their teams' availability. The greater team size exists to ensure every team can provide at least four players for each match. If teams can not provide four players for a match, the match will be considered forfeited.

Notes

  1. fartownik, who prior to his mappool selecting duties was also participating as a player for Poland in the tournament, was admitted to the mappool selectors from the Semifinals onwards after Poland's elimination from the tournament. 

  2. A player that was brought in as a substitute player prior to the beginning of the knock-out stages.            

  3. A player that was brought in either as an extra player, a substitute player, or an emergency reserve player during the running of the Group Stage.              

  4. Despite having the Swiss flag on their profile, Blacky was given a special discretion by the Tournament Management to represent Germany in the tournament.