Tournament Timeline

The dates for the finals will be announced at a later time.
Each season will last for approximately 8 weeks.
Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we unfortunately will not be holding an offline event to maintain the safety of the players and adhere to social distancing rules.

Tournament Mechanics

The top 8 teams in the Champions League will be awarded points each season depending on their placement on the leaderboard after the end of the playoffs. Following the three seasons, the 7 teams with the most points will qualify to the IAC Grand Finals, while a total of 8 teams that gathered points in the Champions League at any point will battle for the last spot in the Last Chance Qualifiers alongside the teams from the Competitors League (S3).
For the four countries with the highest number of registered teams, 6 teams will qualify, whereas 4 teams will qualify from the remaining countries. This is subject to change based on the final number of registrations.
You can start by joining the Country Qualifiers in your country of residence or as an import for a team in another country. You will need to be among the top teams in your country to advance to the Competitors League, where you will need to secure the top two spots. This will qualify your team for the Relegation Round, where you will need to win two games in the double elimination format to qualify to the Champions League.
The Champions League will follow the double round robin (Bo1) format. The top four will qualify to the single elimination (Bo5) format, while the 7th and 8th place teams will be required to play in the Relegation Round to secure their spots in the Champions League.
The Competitors League will follow the double elimination format, where the top two teams will qualify to the Relegation Round and battle against the 7th and 8th place teams from the Champions League.
The Relegation Round will follow the double elimination format, pitting the 1st and 2nd place teams from the Competitors League against the 7th and 8th place teams from the Champions League. The team that secures 2 wins (either in the Winners Final or the Losers Final) will qualify to the Champions League.
You cannot join another team within the same season, but you can try again with any team in Season 2 or 3.
Each team is allowed 3 substitute players (only 2 imported).
In case of emergencies, you will be able to ask one of your substitute players to join the game instead of the original player.
Two teams will qualify to the Relegation Round to face the 7th and 8th place teams from the Champions League.
Each team will have a pause allowance of 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the match being played, to accommodate for connectivity issues. In general, we advice you to check your connection on the day of your match and make the necessary arrangements to avoid such issues.
The amount of matches will vary based on the number of teams available in each country.
The games will take place online through the Toornament platform.
For a full breakdown of the points system, please review the IAC Rules.

Cash prize for the Tournaments

The prize pool for the Competitors League will be $5,000 per each season.
The prize pool for the Champions League will be $15,000 per each season.
The prize pool for the IAC Grand Finals will be $70,000.
Prizes are disbursed to the winners within a period of 45 working days from the end of IAC 2021.

Streaming

The games will be streamed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting at 17:30 (GMT), unless otherwise announced. Please follow our social channels for the latest updates.
4 games will be streamed every match day on our channels.
All games that are not featured on our channels may be streamed by any of the participating players.
We will be streaming matches on our Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and RawaTV channels.
We will be streaming all the matches from the Champions League, in addition to the last three decisive matches in the Competitors League and the Relegation Round. Other matches will be offline and may be streamed by anyone.