VCA Emerald Series Information

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We are excited to announce more details for our next tournament, VCA Emerald Series: Conquest!

Team Information
Teams must have a minimum of 6 players registered on their roster with a maximum of 8 and must field a minimum of 4 out of 5 players in official matches.
DM a Senior Referee regarding any issues with our teams system.

Conquest is a group of PvP-heavy gamemodes without block interaction, where teams of 5 compete to get the highest score.

  • 5CP Five Capture Points; 5 capture points must be captured in sequential order. The more points your team holds, the faster you gain points.
  • CTF Capture The Flag; Each team has a flag — they need to protect their own while capturing their opponent’s. The team with the most captures by 12 minutes wins.
  • KotH King of the Hill; Each team competes by trying to hold as many of the 3 hills as possible, which each gives points. The first team to reach 2500 points wins.
  • KotF King of the Flag; A flag respawns at certain areas of the map, and teams must pick it up, and stay alive as long as possible to earn points. The first team to hold it for 200 seconds wins.
  • CTP Capture the Point; There are five one-life rounds where teams compete to either capture the middle hill or eliminate the other team. First to 5 round-victories is the winner.

This tournament will run over two weekends, with the qualifiers on July 16 and 17, and the invitational on July 23 and 24. We will officially release the tournament format after team registration closes; please check our Discord regularly for updates.
Teams are expected to be ready for their matches 15 minutes before their start time, and will only be given 5 minutes to get ready with the /events ready command after being told to do so. Senior Referees will not delay a match, regardless of whether a team is ready or not.

First, you need to have a website account ( and be in our Events Discord.
Then the leader of your team needs to go to and register the team and its members using their Discord tags.
E.g., majjus_#4471 If you do not have a team and wish to solo-register, please do so here. Like in our previous events, we will be setting up Wild Card Teams and will do our best to organize solo-registered players together appropriately.
Please fill out this form to solo-register:

The final map pool will contain 7 maps from the various Conquest gamemodes mentioned previously. The map pool will be finalized soon.

We use Discord to communicate during the event. Each team is assigned a voice and text channel. You will use these to communicate verbally with each other and with our referees, as well as keep up with any announcements/updates.
Once team registration has closed and your team has been confirmed for participation, we will add the Discord account connected to your website account to your team’s channel.
Please make sure you and your entire team are already in the Events Discord.

Prize Pool
This tournament will feature a first place prize of €1500 and a second place prize of €300.

Spectator Rank
Do you want to spectate matches? If so, you’re in luck!
Stratus now offers a spectator rank for those that want to watch matches, for only $24.99 USD you’ll be able to watch from as many angulations as you want*. Head over to our shop to buy your spectator rank today!
* Spectators may not watch the grand final, lower final or their own matches.
* If too many spectators are on a server, we reserve the right to ask people to leave in order to prevent the server from lagging.
* Spectators are not allowed to chat during matches.
* The Spectator rank will only be valid during this event.

All teams must have at least one player who is fluent in English. Furthermore, teams must stay in their Discord channel while playing; other voice communication services are not allowed. Keep in mind that by being on a roster for a team in the tournament, you are agreeing to being subject to our tournament rules.
(Spanish and French translations are available)

Like in previous tournaments, we will use screensharing as a way to detect cheaters, including the use of 3rd party tools. By registering for this tournament, you agree to being screenshared by Stratus staff using our tools, if requested. Please consult our full length screenshare policy at

Tournament Staff Applications
If you would like to help this tournament running smoothly and you meet the stated requirements, you can apply to be a tournament Referee here:

Registration Opens: Now
Registration Closes: Wednesday, 13 July at 23:59 EDT
Teams Confirmed and format announced: Thursday, 14 July

Saturday, 16 July
Sunday, 17 July

Saturday, 23 July
Sunday, 24 July

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