Location : Online, on KGS or OGS !

Date : 17/06/2018 – 7 PM CEST


Friends from the OSR, you want to show that you are the best? You still keep your terrible performance of the 1st edition in mind? We are giving you an opportunity to redeem yourself, and to prove your skill to the rest of the community.

On the 17th of June the 2nd edition of the Goban Royale will be held! Once again, we hope to provide you a different environment to play games than our classic league. We will feature « short » games, to allow players from every timezone to participate and still have a decent night of sleep. The first edition was also allowing us to « beta test » our tools, leading to a number of problems with the brackets. Those problems should be gone now, allowing us to respect the schedule written below.

However, we changed some stuff. First, we will not use group stages anymore. If this format is convenient, it also leads to frustrating experiences for the players that can never recover from a bad game in the early phases of the tournament. We will also start 1 hour earlier than the last time to avoid finishing late for Europeans, like last time. Last but not least, the first edition proposed many prizes for the players who did well in their category. OSR not being funded by a billionaire, this won't be true this time. You will compete for fame and not fortune! 


Sunday 17th of June (GMT time):

15:00 : Beginning of the check in

15:45 : Start of the tournament, you can't join it anymore

16:00 : Round 1

16:45 : Round 2

17:30 : Round 3

18:15 : Round 4

19:00 : Round 5

19:45 : Round 6/End of the tournament

How to register :

Pre registration 

Send a message to Behemoth by Discord saying that your willing to participate. Don't forget to give your current rank and your exact OSR username, so we can put you in the adequate category. Doing so ahead of the tournament will allow us to have an idea of the quantity of competitors. Non-OSR members are welcome, however they will have to register an account on our website, and follow our Discord during the competition.

Check in

Be sure to message Behemoth on Discord between 15:00 and 15:45 (GMT) to confirm your participation. Message must include exact OSR username and your approximate rank.

The check in is mandatory wether you pre-registered or not.

Format of the tournament:

It will depend on the number of players signing up!

It's actually 3 tournaments: one for dan level players, one for SDK players and of course one for the mighty DDK players.

Depending on the number of registered players we will:

4 to 7 players in a tournament : Championship structure, everyone plays versus everyone in the category.

8 players and more : Double Elimination Bracket

10 minutes main time + 3x15s byo-yomi

6,5 komi

no handicap.

Each tournament will have 4 to 6 rounds, one round is 45 minutes long. At the beginning of every round on the tournament page, we will give all the matches. Find your opponent as soon as possible and play!

You can play on either OGS or KGS, like for the league games. Talk about it with your opponent by Discord!

If a player is disconnected/afk from the match, he has 10 minutes to come back, then he will be disqualified. This one is a bit harsh, but we can't afford aving a single match slowing down everyone.

Once a game is finished, the winner of the game will have to notify me about the result and the sgf of the game in a dedicated discord channel.

If you finished your game and there is still time left until the next Round, you can obviously grab something to eat or review your game. Just make sure to be back on time for the next round.

If somehow you didn't finish your game at the end of the Round Time, please be as quick as possible, or resign if you situation is desperate. Thanks!