file 2017 Summer Tournament

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31 May 2017 18:54 - 10 Jul 2017 20:48 #1
2017 Summer Tournament

This thread will function as the sign-up thread and the write-up/video/results thread.

The supersheet
: EVERYTHING you need to know right here (except what I've written below)
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uQtkiqa5...U/edit#gid=328787480

Playoff link will be available at playoff time.



Prerequisites to Sign-Up

This is the 4th annual Summer Gem Hunt Tournament. It lasts the entire length of the summer and you need to be available for all of it. Dropping out hurts the tournament severely, so if you are going away for vacation for 2+ weeks, OR believe you might drop out for any other reason (work, lack of commitment, frustration) please refrain from joining!

All levels of experience and skill are welcome :) to sign-up simply post in the thread indicating that you want to join.



Time Frame

Sign-Ups last until the tournament begins on June 17. The cutoff time for the end of each week (and the start of the next one) is 10am EST (2 pm GMT) every Saturday, beginning June 17.

The regular season runs June 17 – August 12. During this period no one will be eliminated. The playoffs begin August 12 and run through to the week of September 9-16. Depending on how well you do, you could be eliminated at any point during this time period.

YOU WILL NEED TO PLAY ONE MATCH EVERY WEEK. If you cannot do this, please DO NOT SIGN UP. If you wish to join and are unavailable for 1-2 weeks only, please let me know and we can probably work out a loophole.



How it Works

First and foremost, maps will be random-drawn every Saturday at the cutoff time. Each map will only be picked once (until the playoffs). Be on webchat at that time for some extra excitement :)


Pre-Seed Round

The first week is the 'pre-seed' week. You have no opponent this week, instead you will do four solo gem hunt runs. You will need a recorder for this to confirm that you did not cheat. The recorder doesn't actually need to record the runs, just be present while you do them. Respawning for a better first spawn is NOT ALLOWED. Once you enter the level you have entered your one and only run, so make the best of it.

Your scores across all four maps will be totalled and highest total gets the best pre-seed: 1. Next highest is seed 2, and so on. Generally, the better your pre-seed, the worse your opponents will be during the regular season.


Regular Season

After the pre-seed week the tournament begins in earnest. The next seven weeks will be 1v1 matches. You will need at least one spectator during these matches and they should (if possible) screen-record and upload.

The matches will consist of 5 games on pre-drawn maps (again: Saturday at the cutoff time). This year, however, instead of counting only the winner of the match, the number of GAMES won is what matters. Winning 5-0 is better than winning 3-2, and losing 2-3 is better than losing 0-5! At the end of the regular season, your total number of wins (35 max, 7 weeks times 5 games) is what you will be ranked by.

MAKE SURE TO REPORT THE SCORES OF EVERY GAME AND MATCH.

The number of players that make the playoffs will depend on the total number of players that signup.

There is a chance that byes will occur for some players. Bye weeks will result in an automatic 5 wins.

Tiebreakers can be found on the spreadsheet.



Playoffs

Playoffs are single elimination, so if you lose you're out. Some players are likely to receive a bye on the first round of the playoffs, but once again it depends on how many people participate.

All playoff matches are best of 7 (first to win 4) except for the final, which is best of 9 (first to 5), and the first round, which is best of 5 (first to 3).

Maps will be chosen by players until the 7th (or 9th in the final) game, but each player MAY NOT CHOOSE THE SAME MAP TWICE throughout the entire playoff span.

This calls for some extra strategy, balancing your need to move on now with your need to move on later. Additionally, any map may not be played twice in one match.



Lag Rules

In the end the player who did NOT lag/crash has the final call to take the game (in the case of a crash) or continue playing (in the case of lag), or to restart the game.

That said, common sense and good sportsmanship is appreciated for huge spikes and early crashes.

Tsuf is the default server if the players cannot agree upon one.


If there are any questions, please ask! For standings/map drawings/schedule ETC use the supersheet linked above. Best of luck to all, and have fun!
Last edit: 10 Jul 2017 20:48 by Frostfire. Reason: regular season v pre-seed round
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31 May 2017 18:59 - 31 May 2017 18:59 #2
I'm in

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31 May 2017 19:00 #3
Yes.

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31 May 2017 19:01 #4
Let's do this.

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31 May 2017 19:05 #5
lets do dis

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31 May 2017 19:07 - 31 May 2017 19:10 #6
Good luck to everyone! May the best one win.

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31 May 2017 19:36 - 31 May 2017 19:37 #7
Love to sign up as y'all know -- I'll be away from a computer July 12-26, and theres a small chance i'll be away after that but it's highly unlikely. I'll wait until this is confirmed before signing up -- I'll need to miss one week at the max (I can play right before taking off on the 12th and shortly after the 26th and just miss one). Could this be worked out?

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31 May 2017 19:44 #8
Well, I don't have any plans to be away for the time period...

....fine.

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31 May 2017 19:53 #9

Eguy wrote: Love to sign up as y'all know -- I'll be away from a computer July 12-26, and theres a small chance i'll be away after that but it's highly unlikely. I'll wait until this is confirmed before signing up -- I'll need to miss one week at the max (I can play right before taking off on the 12th and shortly after the 26th and just miss one). Could this be worked out?


yes you're fine, take a loss one week, you still have half the other two weeks to play your match

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31 May 2017 21:09 #10
I'm in
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31 May 2017 21:42 #11
I'm in

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31 May 2017 21:56 #12
I'm in

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01 Jun 2017 02:44 #13
me pls

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01 Jun 2017 04:49 #14
LET'S GOOOOOOO I'M IN!
I'll be away from July 15th to 29th, but I will have WIFI connection that should be plenty good enough for minimal lag. I also may be gone for 6 days in June, but the same goes that I'll probably have WiFi, so sign me up for sure :)

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01 Jun 2017 13:41 #15
I'm in!

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02 Jun 2017 15:44 #16
I'm in. Probably won't do too good but I'll try to play every match :)

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02 Jun 2017 20:51 #17
leeeeets do this kops
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03 Jun 2017 12:20 #18
I'd like to sign up. Even though it's my first time participating in a tourney, I think it would be nice to play. :)

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04 Jun 2017 14:27 #19
Sign me up!

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04 Jun 2017 14:32 - 04 Jun 2017 14:37 #20
For the first time, I'm signing up.

Note : I'll be available only starting the 23rd, because of my final exams. If something happens during the period I'm available, I'll let you know in a PM.

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04 Jun 2017 15:03 #21
Currently there are plans to be gone for a week in August. If that's okay, sign me up.

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05 Jun 2017 21:57 #22
Hey Frosty, sorry to be indecisive - I'd like to join now! I think I have enough time as I'm not ridiculously busy now, but still quite busy. I may need to take a loss one week though. Thanks!

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13 Jun 2017 17:47 #23
After reviewing my schedule, it looks like I should have time for this. So I'll join.

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13 Jun 2017 18:18 #24
Just one question - with the pre-seed round, how do the maps get chosen? I assume we all play the same maps for that, right?

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13 Jun 2017 18:49 #25
yes the same maps are played by everyone every round, they're chosen randomly at 10am EST 2pm GMT (each saturday morning, be there for extra fun :)
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14 Jun 2017 00:34 - 14 Jun 2017 05:07 #26
Dropping out while I'm ahead, Marble Blast is a threat to my well-being. Please take me off of the participant list.

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14 Jun 2017 18:05 #27
I'm in! I'll try to make sure to be here every week!
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16 Jun 2017 18:05 #28
Tournament is just hours from its beginning so now seems a good time to let everyone know... as well as the usual titles and winners' flair, there will be two FREE copies of Judd's new game, Geoid, going out to both the tournament winner and the losing finalist (2nd place).
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16 Jun 2017 20:02 #29
Sign me up!

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17 Jun 2017 15:16 #30
Alright tourney has officially begun! We drew BCR, marble city, spires and ring for the solo round.

To clear up a couple things: you can NOT play on your own server. Make sure to have someone watch you. Play the maps in the order they were drawn (as seen above and on the sheet)

Good luck to all!

MBO's run:

196 BCR
207 Marble City
136 Spires
211 Ring

Lee's run:

208 BCR
199 Marble City
140 Spires
191 Ring

check sheet for totals
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