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In an earlier newsletter, we told you about an inter-server PvP tournament. This time, we'd like to talk about our ban system.

For the ban system, two of our French consulting players suggested an unusual idea… and it won us over! Today, Augaroma and Jimbow (the organizers of Wafku Warriors on Dathura) are going to tell us about their totally new system – Ecadraft! Let's let them do the talking:

How do you build a team?

A team must be made up of 6 level-200 characters from different classes belonging to the same server. It must consist of a minimum of 3 distinct players. Hero mode is allowed, but is limited to 1 hero per player. Multi-accounting is forbidden.

*Warning: Once your team has registered, it is forbidden to change the classes or nicknames of any of the registered characters. Doing so will lead to disqualification. The team must maintain the same composition throughout the tournament.

What is Ecadraft?

It's the name of the character selection system that takes place before every match throughout the tournament. The teams are composed of 6 characters, but only 3 characters per team are selected to battle in a match at the end of the pick and ban phase. Knowing your opponents as early as the character selection phase and coming up with a strategy will be crucial.

How does Ecadraft work?

As soon as Ecadraft is launched, you are required to flip a coin… and luck takes control of your fate. Heads or tails? Does this thing with a coin remind you of anything? Indeed, the whole thing was inspired by the gods, Ecaflip and Ouginak! Each side of this coin shows one of these two gods. Heads is Ecaflip and Tails is Ouginak, and the one you get determines how the Ecadraft will play out:

  • How "Ecaflip Ecadrafts" Play Out

The god Ecaflap is a major tease, but not a big baddie. You'll start out by choosing a character who you think is key to your strength… someone who'll lead you to victory. All or nothing! You need to aim high with this first choice. It's up to you to pick the right character because next up, two of your other characters will be banned, and only then can you complete your team by picking its last two members. Place your bets!

  1. Select one of the characters on your team
  2. Ban two characters on the opposing team
  3. Select two characters on your team

*BO3 & BO5: With an "Ecaflip Ecadraft" in BO3 or BO5, you won't be allowed to select the same character in step (1) for the other matches in the same BO.

Both teams of 3 have been selected and the match can begin!

  • How "Ouginak Ecadrafts" Play Out

With the god Ouginak – the very incarnation of persistence and ferociousness – prove your determination by overcoming challenges one by one. It's up to you to knock the opposing team off-balance by depriving them of their strongest link during the first stage of the selection process. It'll then be up to you to choose two of your characters. But watch out: You're going to have to be both careful and strategic because the third character in your team will be chosen for you by the opposing team. And they'll be more than happy to rip your carefully planned strategies and synergies to shreds.

  1. Ban a character on the opposing team
  2. Select two characters on your team
  3. Pick a character for the opposing team

*BO3 & BO5: With an "Ouginak Ecadraft" in BO3 or BO5 you won't be allowed to ban the same character in step (1) for the other matches in the same BO.

Both teams of 3 have been selected and the match can begin!

Where do the matches take place?

All the matches take place in Ecaflipus. For each match, the map on which the two teams will confront each other will be automatically drawn as soon as the Ecadraft is launched. This means you can take into account the layout of each map when making your selection.

We hope you enjoy this new system! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below this article!

Ecaflip coin designed by Jimbow.