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SMM Confirmed Date and Venue
Submitted by OwL OwL on Tue, 16/11/2010 - 04:18

SMM Grand National DotA Tournament 2010

Just days after the end of the well-anticipated World DotA Championship comes another major tournament: the SMM Grand National DotA Tournament 2010!

It's SMM season once again as the organization has recently confirmed the date and venue of this major DotA event.

With more than 60 teams battling it out for honor and glory, the best of the best will meet each other face to face in the main event. The SGNDT 2010: Grand Finals will be held in the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur in the festive month of December. With over RM 145,000 of prize money, not to mention sponsored products and trophies, teams all-over the world would surely need to secure stellar performances to reign victorious.

SMM Grand National DotA Tournament 2010
  • Event: SGNDT 2010: Grand Finals
  • When: December 3, 4 and 5 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M (GMT+ 8)
  • Where: e@curve – LG: Concourse (Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia)
  • Prize Distribution:

Grand Final Prizes: 
Champions: RM 50,000 (~11,000 €) + Trophy + sponsors product
1st Runner-up: RM 21,000 (~5,000 €) + Trophy + sponsors product
2nd Runner-up: RM 14,000] (3,000 €) + Trophy + sponsors product
3rd Runner-up: RM 9,000 (~2,000 €) + sponsors product
5th place: RM 3,000 (~700 €) + sponsors product
6th place: RM 2,000 (~460 €) + sponsors product
7th place: RM 1,500 (~350 €) + sponsors product
8th place: RM 1,000 (~230 €) + sponsors product

International teams interested in joining this year's SMM could go here:
SGNDT Tournament Registration

DotA Rules & Regulations:

SGNDT 2010 | DotA Rules & Regulations

Game Version: v6.69c

Competition Method: 5 vs 5

Game Mode: Captain Mode

Tournament Structure: Single Elimination
Match Winner: The team that completely destroys the opponent’s Ancient or if the opponent Team surrenders

The match will begin with a coin toss and winner of the coin toss will get to choose:

(a) Sentinel/Scourge side of the map or
(b) Draft order (1st/2nd pick)

The side that losses in the coin toss can choose the latter

Two substitution players are allowed for each team. The substitute players are not allowed to play for other teams before/after in the course of the tournament.

Game Play

i.Sharing of item is allowed as long as the game permits
ii.Gamers not allow to suicide to pass Rapier intentionally
iii.Sharing control is allowed

Item Limitation:
i.There is no item limitation or restriction whatsoever

Backdoor is ALLOWED.

Hero Limitation:
i.There is no hero limitation or restriction whatsoever

Winning Condition:
i.Completely destroy the tree or the throne of the opponents’ team
ii.Should any team choose to concede/surrender in the midst of the game, an auto win will be awarded to the other respective team
iii.Should any accumulated 3 warnings in the course of the tournament, an auto win will be awarded to the other respective team
iv.Should any unexpected of the game happens, the winner decision will be made by the head marshals of the tournament

General Rules

Setup and Configuration:
I.Teams will be given 5 minutes to warm up before the match starts
II.No non-standard game settings or third party applications that affect game play may be used
III.Teams being caught using either will be punished at the game marshal’s discretion
IV.Replays of each match will be required by every team. In the event of a dispute, the tournament marshal may need to review a particular match replay
V.The result will be finalized if there no disputes 10 minutes after the game has ended VI.Participants of the tournament should be well-aware of the scheduled time slot of the tournament as teams can claim a default win for the match if the opposing team doesn’t show up for the match 15 minutes after the scheduled time

Personal Equipment:
I.Players are encouraged to bring their own gaming equipment but will be required to provide the drivers on a thumb drive for installation if needed
II. The organizer will not be held responsible for any fault / damage arising to the installation
III.The organizer will not be responsible to provide full equipment to the participants

Disconnections & Save Game Process:
i.Competing teams are advised to save their games as frequently depending on the necessity as the game progresses
ii.Competing teams are advised to save after first blood or after any major battle in the progress of the game under the agreement of both competing teams
iii.Competing teams must bear all responsibility in saving the game throughout the tournament
iv.The game marshal/ organizer will not be responsible should any participating teams fails to obtain a save file should a PC error or crash occurs
v.In the event of any disconnection or technicality errors for the first 10 minutes of the game.
The match will be restarted with MUST pick the same heroes & proceed to same starting lane with default items as before disconnection occurred. On initial creep contact, players may choose to switch lanes.
vi.In the event of any disconnection after 10 minutes of game play. The match will be reloaded from the saved game file. If there is any technical issues happen in the match, decisions could be varied depending on game time.

10 to 20 mins of gameplay:
The side with an advantage of 15 kills and above will be given the options of:
1.Taking default win
2.Continue with the game without the disconnected hero
In the event of no advantage occurs in both teams, the match will be restarted with different hero lineups

20 to 30 mins of gameplay:
The side with an advantage of 20 kills and above will be given the options of:
1.Taking default win
2.Continue with the game without the disconnected hero

vii.In the event a save file is lost after 20 minutes of game play. The game marshal holds all power pass verdict on who is the winner of the match depending on :
a)Each hero = 1 kill count
b)Level 1 Tower = 2 kill count
c)Level 2 Tower = 3 kill count
d)Level 3 Tower = 4 kill count
e)Level 4 Tower = 5 kill count
f)Aegis = 1 kill count
g)Barracks = 5 kill count
viii.Respective teammates are NOT ALLOWED to use disconnected heroes and teams will not be allowed to transfer its items to other players. The items left by disconnected hero may not be sold.

Sportsmanship Conduct & Bugs Exploitation:
i.Gamers must report to the respective game zone 10 minutes before the match. Participants who are late for more than 10 minutes will be disqualified. No dispute or whatsoever will be entertained
ii.Abusive behavior towards the organizer/game marshal/ opponent team will result in a warning. No foul language and abusive/racial behavior will be tolerated in the course of the tournament
iii.An individual is only allowed to play for 1 team ONLY throughout the course of the tournament
iv.Bugs Exploitation:
No Exploitation of any known old or new bug discovered during play. Explanations like "exploiting/activating the bug unknowingly", "we had no idea this bug existed" or similar excuses will not be entertained. Participants are required to update themselves with the latest competing tournament rules

The following rules are subject to modification in the following aspects:-
I.Use of most recent patch/version release of each official game
II.Changes to in-game settings and options necessitated by the use of most recent patch version/release
III.Cheat Protection Program release and/or cheat protection functions
IV.Game settings and/or operations guidelines dictated by differences between online and LAN Tournaments
V.Teams are responsible to check the rules on a regular basis and prior to every match to ensure they are in complete compliance. Teams must understand that rules listed are guidelines to ensure fair and competitive play and are subject to interpretation by the marshals based on the spirit of the game

By participating in this tournament, participants fully and unconditionally agree to accept and to be bound by the aforesaid terms and conditions of the tournament and the decision of SMM, which is final.

We Thank You For Your Understanding!

SGNDT 2010: Grand Finals F.A.Q (Frequently-Asked-Questions)

01# Q: I do not know the way to e@curve.
A: The Map location to e@curve can be obtained from HERE.

02# Q: Will lodging, hotel bookings, and transportation be provided by SMM?
A: No. Participants will need to personally book their hotels & transportation on individual accounts.

03# Q: Are there any hotels nearby e@curve?
A: A recommended list for hotels based on closest proximity with the tournament venue are given as below. For other budget hotel options, it is recommended that you do a survey first of other hotels nearest to respected location based on your preferences before deciding.

i) The Royale Bintang Damansara Hotel is located directly adjacent to e@curve.
(Contact Number: 603-7843 1111 | Website: The Royale Bintang Damansara Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

ii) One World Hotel which is located just beside the One Utama Shopping Center and is about 5 kilometers from e@curve.
(Contact Number: 603-7681 1111 | Website:

iii) iHotel is located at The Strand, Kota Damansara, just within Cab distance to e@curve.
(Contact Number: 603-6142 8223 | Website: iHotel | Home)

04# Q: How do I qualify my team for the Grand Finals?
A: Only those that earned a place as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from each SGNDT 2010 state-qualifier or through automated seeding (including International Participants) can proceed into the Grand Finals.

05# Q: Can the public/non-participants watch this event and will there be any entrance fees?
A: The public is more than welcome to watch and support this event and is certainly encouraged to do so. There will be NO entrance fees or invitational charge at all. Just the good old back-to-back DotA fever & non-stop action for 3 days straight from 10am to 10pm. All DotA lovers, friends, and supporters are fully welcomed by SMM!

06# Q: Will international participants be present at SGNDT 2010’?
A: Yes. International Teams are to be shortlisted & seeded into the Grand Finals.

07# Q: What is the Official DotA Map Version for the Tournament?
A: The Official DotA Map Version for a tournament can be viewed in the DotA Rules & Regulations section. Please bare in mind that a future stabil DotA Map Version will be used as see fit as the Official DotA Map for the tournament. Kindly take note that SMM reserves the rights to change the DotA Map Version without prior notice.

08# Q: How to I contact the in-charged person for inquires and/or further details for SGNDT 2010: Grand Finals?
A: You may dial our SMM Hotline at (+03) 21423022 or reach directly to our SGNDT 2010 in-charged person at 016-6327116 (MyGaming-Lim).

An action packed weekend awaits us all in December so make sure to mark you calendars or you'll miss out all the fun.

The schedule of this 3 days epic tournament has been released as well !
You can view it here

Playdota - SMM Talk about it here
Registration: SMM Tournament Registration
Venue website: eCurve
Schedule and Format: SMM Schedule and Format

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