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#DWS: DOFUS World Series!

By #[Izmar] - ADMIN - June 26, 2017, 18:15:00
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The most ambitious tournament ever organized in DOFUS is being unveiled! With a brand new format and bigger-than-ever rewards and a final that takes place live at Paris Games Week, the DOFUS World Series looks like it's going to be spectacular! 

 
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From August until October, DOFUS World Series fights will be breaking out from one end of the World of Twelve to the other! 

With 1500 teams at the beginning of the qualifications stage being whittled down to just 8 qualifying for the championship, of which only two will make it to the grand final live at Paris Games Week, competition is going to be fierce for the fighters and nail-biting for the spectators! 
Do you think you have what it takes to go up against the best? Will you have the unfailing endurance and motivation needed to win the DWS and share the cash prize of at least €10,000 up for grabs with the 8 best teams? 

You won't know unless you try!
 

Brand New Format


For the first time in the history of DOFUS tournaments, the competition is divided into 3 stages:
 
  • Qualification Stages
  • Championship
  • Final Stages

The qualification stages will be played according to the DOFUS Cup format, in other words 17 Swiss-style rounds followed by the sweet sixteens played in BO3* and the elite eights played in BO5**. As a result, there will only be 8 teams left at the end of these battles. And this, you say to yourselves, is where we head into the quarter finals, as usual? Nope! 

The 8 qualifying teams will go head to head in a championship that promises to be epic and suspenseful as the game levels are likely to be higher! 14 days of matches will take place at a rate of two days a week. 

At the end of the championship, the 4 best teams will qualify for the final stages. They will then have the difficult task of defeating a final opponent during a BO5 to qualify for the grand final!

*BO3: In this format, a team must win two matches to be declared the winner. The results of a BO3 could be 2-0 or 2-1.

**BO5: In this format, a team must win three matches to be declared the winner. The results of a BO5 could be 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2.

From the sweet sixteen of the qualifications stage until the end of the competition, the team compositions will be cast aside to make way for the draft system that was already used during the DOFUS Cup. Each team will have to modify its composition before each match, carrying out a draft stage. We have decided to add two forbiddings during this stage, as the number of classes has now reached 18:
 
  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A chooses a class
  • B chooses a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B chooses a class
  • A chooses a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A chooses a class
  • B chooses a class

As a reminder, when a class is forbidden, none of the two teams can choose it or forbid it again. When a class is chosen by one of the two teams, the other can no longer forbid it or choose it again. 

The map where the combat will take place will be known prior to the draft stage, so it is possible to plan your team composition to suit the location and your attack strategy. 
 

A Competition with Multiple Editions


As you've no doubt guessed from the addition of "Summer Edition 2017" on this magnificent logo (it is magnificent, isn't it?), there will be two editions of the DWS per year. Our aim is to successfully provide you with stable competitive PvP system in the long-run, where everyone finds their niche, both as participants and as spectators. 

This first edition is a little bit special, since none of the teams have appeared in the championship yet: that's why the best 8 teams from the qualification stages will qualify. 

For future editions, only be the best 3 teams from the qualifications will be given the opportunity to continue their adventure in the championship: 
 
  • The winning team will automatically replace the team that came 8th in the previous edition's championship
  • The teams that came in second and third place will have a BO5 play-off against the teams that came 6th and 7th in the previous edition's championship to take their place.

By taking part in this first edition, your chances of reaching the championship will be almost tripled. What are you waiting for! 
 

Rewards


The cash prize at the DWS launch will be worth €10,000. But this amount can change!
From today and until the tournament final, two exclusive items are on sale in our shop: the Zadioc set and the Gladiator attitude, costing 11.50$* and 9$* respectively. 

*or your local equivalent.
 
Zadioc Set
Gladiator Atitude

 



Each time one of these items is sold, 50% of the sale price is immediately transferred to the cash prize. So, half of the money you spend will be redistributed to players at the end of the tournament!

It's a way for you to increase the reward for the future winners, while benefitting from unique and exclusive items that will never again be available to buy after this edition of the DWS! Once the tournament is over, you will have a little souvenir to show other players that you were there for this first edition!

And, of course, we'd just like to make it clear that participation in the tournament is completely free, and you do not, under any circumstances, need to contribute to the cash prize to register.

You can watch the cash prize grow almost in real time** on the event page.

**Purchases will be added to the sum displayed with a delay of 24 hours
 

How can you take part?


As the name indicates, the DOFUS World Series are international, so you can take part regardless of which community you belong to. 

To register for the tournament, you will need a team that includes 3 different players with a character of level 150 or over. Moreover, for the qualification stages, your team's composition will have to respect the following rules: 
 
  • It cannot contain more than one class from this list: 
    • Osamodas
    • Sacrier
    • Xelor
    • Eniripsa
    • Feca
 
  • The following class pairings are forbidden:
    • Sadida/Osamodas
    • Masqueraider/Osamodas
    • Masqueraider/Sacrier
    • Ecaflip/Feca
    • Ouginak/Feca
    • Enutrof/Xelor
    • Enutrof/Sacrier
    • Enutrof/Eliotrope

Your character's level and their equipment is not important. You will all use the same weapons in the arena, since the tournament will be played on a special server where all the characters will start off on an equal footing: 
 
  • Level 200
  • All level 6 spells
  • Basic characteristics of 100 in addition to 995 characteristic points to be divided up
  • A bank containing nearly all of the equipment available above level 160.

In other words, if you think you've got what it takes to go head to head with the best, but you're worried your character isn't powerful enough, you shouldn't hesitate to sign up. You'll have as good a chance as anyone!

Please note: If you'd like to change your character's class so your team can register for the tournament, you'll need to do so before July 3rd (23:59 Paris Time), or your registration will be considered invalid. Similarly, you are also not permitted to reserve a server transfer for Tuesdays July 4th, 11th, and 18th.
 

Dates to Remember

 
  • Wednesday, July 5th 17:00 (Paris Time): Registrations open
  • Wednesday, July 12th 23:59 (Paris Time): Registrations close
  • July 30th to August 27th: Qualification Stages
    • Sunday, July 30th: Rounds 1, 2 and 3
    • Monday, July 31st: Rounds 4 and 5
    • Sunday, August 6th: Rounds 6, 7 and 8
    • Monday, August 7th: Rounds 9 and 10
    • Thursday, August 10th: Rounds 11 and 12
    • Sunday, August 20th: Rounds 13, 14 and 15
    • Monday, August 21st: Rounds 16 and 17
    • Thursday, August 24th: Sweet Sixteen
    • Sunday, August 27th: Elite Eight
  • From September 10th to October 23rd: Championship 
    • Sunday, September 10th: Day 1
    • Monday, September 11th: Day 2
    • Sunday, September 17th: Day 3
    • Monday, September 18th: Day 4
    • Sunday, September 24th: Day 5
    • Monday, September 25th: Day 6
    • Sunday, October 1st: Day 7
    • Monday, October 2nd: Day 8
    • Sunday, October 8th: Day 9
    • Monday, October 9th: Day 10
    • Sunday, October 15th: Day 11
    • Monday, October 16th: Day 12
    • Sunday, October 22nd: Day 13
    • Monday, October 23rd: Day 14
  • From October 28th to November 5th: Final Stages
    • Saturday, October 28th: Semi-final 1
    • Sunday, October 29th: Semi-final 2
    • Between November 1st and 5th: Final at Paris Games Week

If you would like to find out more about the details of this event, you can consult the full regulations of the competition.

Whether you're a participant, commentator or spectator, one thing's for sure: The DOFUS World Series are going to be unmissable!
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First Ankama intervention

Not exactly: you're not free to change class as much as you want on the tournament server, and the qualifications (all 17 Swiss-style rounds) will be done with the registered team composition (by the way, please remember you won't be able to take part in the tournament if you change classes after June 30th, 23:59 - Paris Time). However, starting with the Sweet Sixteen (as soon as the draft system comes in play), you'll have access to all classes. From there, it's as GrammostolaPulchripes puts it: in order to win, you will need to be proficient with as many classes as possible, so that you can flexible with the composition of your team comes draft time.

ccclolccc|2017-06-26 22:19:57
Will there be an option to register a fourth substitute teammate?

The answer to that question is available in the full rules, please read them thoroughly before considering registering.

SirFerrett|2017-06-27 06:01:13
Looks really promising. I guess there will be a way for us to watch it from back home, right? biggrin

Of course! We'll share more details about that soon.
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Wow this is really big :O congratz Ankama!

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Dofus found his way to success good luck!

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Aha! So that's the Gladiator emote that I saw on a French fansite promoting the latest update 2.42 detailing every new changes. I was wondering what will become of it since the update.

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The GOAT

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Will there be an option to register a fourth substitute teammate?

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I don't understand the forbidding part.

I'd like to play an Eca/Osa/Enu format but what if we are team B and they immediately 'ban' Enu and on second picking ban Sadida or Eca/Osa. Our team comp will be dead in the water.

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I think pick and ban phase format should be reconsidered, team B seems to lose the draft 90% of the time.

-Unless you can pick a class that the enemy team also has, giving team B a huge advantage instead since they have more information while picking their classes.

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Looks really promising. I guess there will be a way for us to watch it from back home, right? biggrin

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chaoman|2017-06-27 01:19:00
I don't understand the forbidding part.

I'd like to play an Eca/Osa/Enu format but what if we are team B and they immediately 'ban' Enu and on second picking ban Sadida or Eca/Osa. Our team comp will be dead in the water.
Because you're free to change class and regear as much as you like on the tournament server, the expectation is that the best teams will be comprised of players who are proficient with multiple classes, and therefore flexible with the composition of their teams. Going into the tournament as a team, prepared only to play 3 classes will put you at a big disadvantage because of the pick/ban system.
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Not exactly: you're not free to change class as much as you want on the tournament server, and the qualifications (all 17 Swiss-style rounds) will be done with the registered team composition (by the way, please remember you won't be able to take part in the tournament if you change classes after June 30th, 23:59 - Paris Time). However, starting with the Sweet Sixteen (as soon as the draft system comes in play), you'll have access to all classes. From there, it's as GrammostolaPulchripes puts it: in order to win, you will need to be proficient with as many classes as possible, so that you can flexible with the composition of your team comes draft time.

ccclolccc|2017-06-26 22:19:57
Will there be an option to register a fourth substitute teammate?

The answer to that question is available in the full rules, please read them thoroughly before considering registering.

SirFerrett|2017-06-27 06:01:13
Looks really promising. I guess there will be a way for us to watch it from back home, right? biggrin

Of course! We'll share more details about that soon.
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Is this Zodiac set is like living item? :]

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No, but it is like the Veteran rewards. Ceremonial items that you can put on other items to change their appearance as much as you want.

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It might be I'm understanding it wrong, but is it allowed to have the same class several times in the same team? At least for the Qualification Stages.

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The answer to that question is in the complete rules. I encourage you to read them thoroughly before registering.

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Snazzy emote, it's a shame. I would love to support this as well as have the nice exclusives, but until some other well documented issues are handled, Ankama will not be receiving any more money from me.

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From what I can see adding a substitute won't be possible. For a tournament that will last so long there are bound to be people who would not be able to show up to at least one fight so it would be unfair that they would lose just because of that.

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We understand, but please consider this a part of the challenge involved with this tournament: in order to win the grand prize, your team needs to have the ability to show up to all your fights.

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How can People be expected to 100% commit their lives from july onwards to November because substitutes are not allowed, just seems ridiculous, unrealistic and plain stupid.

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Sad when beta tournaments are better organised =/

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