Welcome to Episode 5 of Factional Showdown, a mini tournament where two factions are locked in a cage match together and four players compete in a competition for bragging rights, pride, respect, and $20 of patreon funded money.
After great games in episode 4 we saw Noggano reign supreme once more winning 2-0 with Brits only win over OKw in that episode. This week however we welcome a true test of cutting edge faction balance OKW vs. Soviet which will allow the very best players to stretch their wings on statistically the most powerful 1v1 factions.
Who will enter the cage this week and engage in a fight to the bitter end?!
1) To sign up respond this thread and and declare either for Soviets or OKW.
E.g. "declare for Soviets!" or "declare for OKW!"
2) Link your playercard.
3) Pick your three commander bans for the opposing faction.
Sign ups close on Saturday morning BST.
On Saturday morning four players will be chosen: the two top automatch ranked sign-ups for each faction will be selected to play.
Seed 1 of Soviets will face seed 2 of OKW and vice-versa.
There will be a waiting list that will be used for any no-shows so stand by if not selected!
Link to full rules page.
- 500VP. Live patch. $20 for winner. Fixed positions Allies 
- Maps: Kholodny Ferma for semis - Crossroads 1.1 for Final
- Semis: best-of-one players play on their declared factions.
- Final: best-of-three players play on their declared factions, unless..
- Same faction wins semis: coin toss - winner chooses faction in G1, then swap G2, VP leader chooses in decider.
- No streaming. All replays to be posted to COH2.ORG by winner.
- All communication to be in Steam with A_E on the day. Check in 30 minutes before tourney start.
Commander Ban System
Every player selected must ban three commanders of the opposing faction that they do not wish to play against.
These commanders cannot be played against this player.
Note: if in a same-faction-wins-semis scenario, in the Bo3 final players cannot play as their banned commanders when they play the opposite faction.
As funded on Patreon - Good luck and God speed.