Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

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Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby sound-of-words » Fri 11 May 2012 19:45

After our first successful tournament which has been prized for its smooth organization, we are happy to announce the next Escalation Series tournament. The Swiss Incursion tournament is still a test event to iron out more options. Whats special about this tournament is the round structure. Instead of single elimination, where players are eliminated after one lost round, we will host a swiss tournament. The swiss systems lets everyone play for the full set of round, regardless of wins or losses.

Winning a round earns you three points, drawing a round (tie) earns both players one point. Sometimes players win rounds automatically due to an uneven number of participants, these wins are called "byes" and also count three points. Players are always paired against opponents with a close point rating, therefore the good players will eventually clash, while the learning players can duke it out on their own. Take note that two players can only meet each other once during the tournament, so you will get a new opponent every round.

By the end of the tournament the player with most points wins. Point ties will be resolved by Tiebreaker scores.

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When: Saturday, May 19 at 18:00 (CET)
Format: 1 vs. 1 swiss, 4-6 rounds (depending on turnout)
Maximum Player count: 32
Rounds: Bo1 (see below for settings)
Prizes: Bragging rights

Game Room settings:

Battlefield:
  • Round 1: Storm Eye
  • Round 2: Dual Field
  • Round 3: Hammerhead
  • Round 4: Airfield
  • Round 5: Summer Night
  • Round 6: Straight Ahead

Max NB Players: 2
Type: Confrontation, NATO or Pact as both players see fit
Points: 1500
Victory: Time
Time: 25 minutes

In order to participate you need to be a member in the Steam group Wargame Escalation Series and have a Challonge account (login via Facebook possible). Here is the challonge tournament page to register for the Swiss Incursion tournament. Be sure to register with your ingame name, not your Steam name. The registration closes two hours before the tournament starts, at 16:00 (CET).

On the day of the tournament you need to show up in the Steam group chat 15 minutes BEFORE the tournament begins. Also, read the following rules carefully.

Rules:
  • No cheating via third party programs or by means of ingame exploits is allowed.
  • No shows will be disqualified.
  • Players are required to save replays and upload them on challonge.
  • Disconnecting players lose their rounds. The remaining player needs to contact the tournament officials and has to have the replay of the game at hand.
  • Any Victory type awards 3 points for the winner, draws award 1 point for both players.

Register now!
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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby johnsushant » Sat 12 May 2012 16:57

This is very very interesting. Had to read the wiki page for understanding how swiss-system tournament works.
The first tournament was fun so hoping for an even more amazing one this time.
Signed up :)

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby Zanu » Sat 12 May 2012 20:14

Signed up. It's nice you're doing it swiss style, in the last tournament I was naturally eliminated in my first match :p

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby sound-of-words » Sun 13 May 2012 11:19

Glad you joined again John and Zanu.

Yeah Swiss should turn out nicely for everyone as each player has more games to play with people closer to his skill range. It's a bit like a mini-ladder.

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby Alicuza » Mon 14 May 2012 16:51

Would you have anything against me casting the replays?

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby Panzerspahwagen85 » Mon 14 May 2012 22:42

Timed, really?
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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby Alicuza » Mon 14 May 2012 23:23

Panzerspahwagen85 wrote:Timed, really?


If it's going to be a live tournament, there is no other option but timed, or you will get wildly random long waiting times.

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby TheWord » Tue 15 May 2012 10:50

Timed also generally gives better games.
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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby sound-of-words » Tue 15 May 2012 18:05

@All: C'mon people, sign up already ;) Prove me that WEE is not dying.

Alicuza wrote:Would you have anything against me casting the replays?


No not at all, in fact get in touch with me if you want to stream or when you upload casts on YouTube later. I want to compile some links for people to watch Escalation Series games.

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Re: Escalation Series Tournament 2 on May 19

Postby bretts » Tue 15 May 2012 21:09

cant we start an hour or two earlier? We have champions league final that day

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