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Dr mario championships

$2000 POOL PRIZE!!!


In 1990, Nintendo capitalized on the runaway success of Tetris by releasing a new puzzle game, Dr. Mario.  The two games were similar in that randomized puzzle pieces fell from the top of a narrow playfield and had to be strategically placed by the player to succeed.  But Dr. Mario changed the focus from player vs the inevitable to player vs player. 

The goal in Dr. Mario is to be the first player to clear their playfield of dancing viruses while your opponent can slow your progress by pulling off combination chains. TORG Gaming Expo wants to bring together the best Dr. Mario players around and determine who is the best!

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The 2023 DrMC will take place on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th at the TORG Gaming Expo in Columbus, Ohio.  The qualifying rounds will take place on Saturday, November 11th from around 11am through 5pm, and the playoffs will take place on Sunday, November 12th.


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The qualifying rounds will be made up of pools of 8 players each, where players will compete in a round robin format.  The player with the best winning percentage within the pool will be declared the winner of the pool and earn an automatic berth in the playoffs.

Qualifying Round

A Dr. Mario match usually consists of a best 3-out-of-5 game format, but due to time constraints, the qualifying rounds of THE DrMC will be single game matches.  The qualifying rounds of THE DrMC will use Level 11/MED Speed (48 viruses) settings.
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Once all matches in a pool have been completed, the player with the top winning percentage will automatically earn a spot in the playoff bracket.  In case of a tie at the top of a pool’s standings, here is the tie-breaker protocol:


1 - Head-to-head match results among players with the best winning percentage

2 - Higher seeding point total (see next section) in all matches

3 - Higher seeding point total in matches among pool winners

4 - Sudden death match (level 0/fast speed)

In the event of a 3-way (or greater) tie, once a player is eliminated via the tie-breaker protocol, the protocol starts over again with the remaining players until a single winner is determined
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There will be no entry fee for THE DrMC. To encourage more play in the qualifying rounds, players may re-enter the tournament in a new pool, but they may only earn one slot in the playoff bracket.  In the case where a player wins multiple pools, his or her best performance will be used for playoff seeding. Organizers will do their best to accommodate players to play in as many pools as they would like, but preference will be given to players who have yet to qualify earlier in the day.
The TORG Gaming Expo has graciously sponsored the $1,000 prize pool for THE DrMC.


1st place - $500

2nd place - $250

Semi Finalists - $125

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