The Hot Seat
Bo9 King-of-the-Hill Showmatch
The Hot Seat is a King of the Hill showmatch series hosted by JoRoSaR and sponsored by DingIt.
Each week, international players are invited to compete in a Best-of-9, winner-takes-all for a showmatch that results in the winners building a bounty and playing for a larger prize pool the next time around.
The showmatch series starts at a bounty of $150. The winner stays on to play next week, and $75 gets added to the bounty next time around. If a challenger defeats the King of the Hill, they take that player's bounty and start from $150 the following week as they begin to build a bounty of their own.
Rules and Format
The format is Bo9, with vetoes working as follows:
- Game 1: Starting map decided by vetoes (coinflip to determine who vetoes first).
- Games 2-7: Loser of the previous game picks from remaining maps in the map pool.
- Games 8-9: If there is a Game 8 (i.e. score is 4-3), a new round of map vetoes begins down to 3 maps. Player on the lower score picks the map for Game 8. If there is a game 9, the losing player picks between the two remaining maps.
- Example: Score is PartinG 3-4 Life and the 3 maps after Game 8 vetoes are Overgrowth, Catallena & Deadwing...PartinG picks Overgrowth for Game 8, and if there is a Game 9, Life can choose between Catallena & Deadwing.
The above rule allows for players to focus on the maps they are most familiar with, when the match gets down to the final few all-important games.
The main personality for The Hot Seat is JoRoSaR, who is also the tournament organiser.
Players & Bounty