1 BGA Masters – what is that?

BGA Masters is a tournament series which takes place online at Board Game Arena. It is divided into the following phases:

PeriodTournaments
Feb 1 - May 31 202210 qualification tournaments
Mar 1 - Jun 30 202210 qualification tournaments
Apr 1 - Jul 31 202210 qualification tournaments
May 1 - Aug 31 202210 qualification tournaments
Jun 1 - Sep 30 202210 qualification tournaments
Oct 1 - Dec 31 2022Playoffs

Every player can take part in any number of tournaments.
Participation with more than one nickname is prohibited.

2 Qualification tournaments

All 50 qualification tournaments are played turn based (game speed 7 days per player) in knockout system.
The best 32 players of each qualification tournament collect points which flow into a ranking:

PlacePoints
17-321
9-162
5-83
3-45
27
110

3 Ranking

The points that a player has accumulated in all qualifying tournaments are added together.
After the 50 qualification tournaments have been played, the first 16 players in the ranking qualify for the playoffs:

4 Playoffs

In the playoffs a real time match with the following match length will be played:

RoundMatch length
Round of the last 16best of 9
Quarter finalbest of 9
Semi finalbest of 13
Finalbest of 17

The games are drawn (from the 50 games). Each player can use 3 vetoes if he wants to skip a game. The second-named player, who was placed lower in the ranking, must always indicate first whether he would like to use his veto.

5 Prizes

PlacePremium membership
9-161 month
5-83 months
3-46 months
29 months
11 year

6 Netiquette

At the BGA Masters, special emphasis is placed on fair and friendly interaction with one another.
Anyone who does not want to adhere to them should please avoid the BGA Masters.
Players who are conspicuous due to particularly unsportsmanlike behavior can be excluded from the BGA Masters.

7 Game selection

The selection process is determined by the gaming committee.

The games for the 5 periods are drawn. The more popular the game (according to the game statistics), the more likely it is to be drawn. There are 10 raffles:

RafflePlace
11-5
26-10
311-15
416-20
521-25
626-30
731-40
841-50
951-100
10101-200

The gaming committee reserves the right to change the game selection (even during the season).


I wish all participants an exciting and successful BGA Masters season! 👍🏼

Best regards,
Lammkeule