Scheduled: 23:00 BST, 19 April 2015 to 05:00 BST, 20 April 2015
There have been a lot of familiar faces popping up in North America. With all the QuakeCon hype filling the air it was bound happen! However we've still got a few months before the big LAN so there is still time to squeeze in a North American Duel Cup or two. On Sunday April 19th at 22:00 GMT it doesn't matter if you're a familiar face, an unknown, or an infamous rival or the former. You are all invited to the eighth installment of the NA DuelCup.
In the interest of time there will be a slight change to our format. The lower bracket will continue to be Best-of-One matches. The lower bracket finals (last game of the lower bracket) will be a Best-of-Three. The big change comes in the upper bracket. The first two rounds of the event will be Best-of-One. It is not until the third round that Best-of-Three is to be used. Good Luck and thank you for Quaking.
64 Player Double Elimination. Map selection for Best of Three is pick/pick and best of one is (obviously) drop/drop.
IMPORTANT FORMAT CHANGE FROM LAST MONTH
In the interest of time there will be a slight change to our format.
The lower bracket will continue to be Best-of-One matches.
The lower bracket finals (last game of the lower bracket) will be a Best-of-Three.
The big change comes in the upper bracket. The first two rounds of the event will be Best-of-One.
The third round that Best-of-Three is to be used.
Common topics Relating to rules and guidelines are below and full details are here.
1.) Occasionally someone will ask "I don't have 3 days and 300 duels played! Can I still play?" and the answer is: "probably, but you should get in touch with me first". This rule exists to deter aliasing so the tournaments can be seeded properly.
2.) In a "Pick-Pick" tournament the players each pick a map from the pool, and then drop maps until one remains. The map that remains will server as a tie breaker. Best of One sets still decide maps by dropping until there is a single map left to play.
3.) Type "cv cointoss" following by "heads" or "tails" into the console to see who picks/drops first. The winner of the coin toss may pass the first map drop/pick to their opponent or take it for themselves.
4.) Upper Bracket games are Best of Three sets: DROP, drop, drop, drop, pick, pick, decider
5.) Lower Bracket games are Best of One sets: DROP, drop, drop drop, drop drop, last is played
6.) Grand Finals is a Best of Seven with a one map advantage for the upper bracket finalist (this means first to four wins with the upper bracket player starting 1:0 in map score). First map pick us decided by a coin-toss, and the player who wins the coin-toss can pass the choice to their opponent. No further action is required until the first map is played as a "loser picks" format means subsequent maps are always chosen by the player coming off of the loss.
6.) Duel servers (unlike classic TDM and CTF) require no modification to the server settings and can simple be made. can be copied from below to make a server with password: duel
IMPORTANT: The only values you can modify are the maps, server name, server password, and server location. There is no point ro make premium servers as it only forces some players to need invites for a server they were going to join anyway. If you simply use a password and provide the information in #duelcup irc on quakenet no one will bother you except the streamer. On that note please remember to always provide an admin a link to your game and the password BEFORE you ready up. Server information can be put into the #duelcup chat or given to admin or streamer using the "/msg" command in IRC. Anything sent to flair in IRC is safe from the stream. note: Anything sent to flair in game is subject to show up on stream so please use IRC!
(pick/pick for Best of Three)
Sign Ups will open the day of the event.
Sign ups will close at 22:50 BST, 19 April 2015.
To sign up players need to create a http://challonge.com account. Pro-Tip: you can sign up for events using an alternate name/alias no matter what your actual account name is! Save your admin and fellow players a headache and put your Quake Live alias when prompted to sign up using an alternate name :)
If you are playing you must join #duelcup irc channel (quakenet.org) on game day to setup matches. Do not expect opponents to add you to their friend list in quake. It is much more efficient to send a message in the #duelcup channel or a private /msg to your opponents.
...and remember sign ups will close at 22:50 BST, 19 April 2015!
We had to turn away some good players last month, and I hope the same is not true this month. Please realize this 10 minute window allows administration to create brackets and get everything rolling with minimal delay. Aside from having to turn away some players it worked beautifully last time and we will continue to use this "buffer". Since the brackets are opened no more than 12 hours early I understand some players may be unable to get to their computers and sign up in time, and that some of you are often walking in the door as the event starts. If you are unable to sign up during the standard time frame but know that you will be ready to play when the "official" event time rolls around you can request to be manually added. Manual additions are approved on a case by case basis and may never be requested for a period of a more than 24 hours ahead of schedule. Also please keep in mind the rules regarding forfeits as well.
Total Prize Pool for April: $155.00
Grand Prize: $90
Runner Up: $45
3rd Place: $20
Contributions for April:
qkumbr - $20.00
Darwinsgate - $20.00
fr0ggy - $10.00
skinny_puppy - $10.00
koolout - $35.00
1fr8shaker - $50.00
Nico - $15.00
The main Donations page has two options. Donations made using Twitch Alerts will be made public with the amount donated and name of the person(s) contributed. If the stream is live this will be shown on stream. Due to a request for anonymous donation I have created a Stream Tips link as well. Donations made using "Stream Tips" will have the amount posted but the name will read Anonymous and this type of donation will not be displayed live on stream. Both methods use paypal and end up in the same account.
Links: VOD, #duelcup, DuelCup.com
Edited by flair at 12:37 BST, 23 June 2015 - 24478 Hits