Concerning today's tournament;
Good afternoon, this is ESL Galokot.
The brackets were preset in a way that made it not possible for contestants to report scores. Seeking to change that, I set the league to "open reports" so that we'd have the ability for our contestants to report their scores. Unfortunately, the website was unable to load contestants with their current match ups or scores into the bracket. This made it impossible for us to make the pairings on the bracket, or to even build a new one.
The other option was to create a whole other tournament. Being down three admin who volunteered for GG this weekend, including my lead admin, and myself being the only one with the ability to manually put in contestants who would have wanted to compete at a later time today. With the resources and judgement made available to me, I chose to cancel the tournament today.
As there is no Legendary Series or Challenger Finals broadcast, there will be no repercussions towards the series as a whole. To all contestnats who have proof that they won (though did not get byes for) their first match will get a bye into next week's Challenger Cup. Must be submitted via a support ticket through our website to validate. Sign ups for next week can be done here;
This won't happen again, as brackets will be double-checked and triple-checked in future that they have been set for open reports credentials in future. This was ultimately on me, as this issue would not have happened had I not checked that in the first place. So for that, I apologize.
Please comment/respond on how we can improve your ESL Hearthstone tournament experience in future.
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