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AmateurLobster
08-29-2011, 09:53 PM
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/AmateurLobster/ball_tourn_3.jpg


The Tournament

So there seems to be enough interest to run this thing

6 vs 6
ball_football
first to six goals
Single day tournament lasting approx. 2hrs

It will take place on

Sunday, Oct 2nd, 7pm (Altitude Time)

(noon PDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm BST, 9pm CEST, 10pm EEST, 11pm MSD)



Registration

Please sign up in this thread, giving clan name, clan tag, list of captains, and preference for europe or US based server.
Registration will close sharply at midnight (EDT) on Thursday 29th Sep.

Teams Registered So Far



FC.
F-16
BomberCake
[x SMILE x]
=AIR=
LF
{arr}
F-117



Format

Depending on the number of teams that sign up, it will either be a double-elimination tournament or group-stages followed by single-elimination playoffs.
Every team will play at least twice

Rules and Regulations

Please see post below for detailed rules and regulations. I reserve the right to change these up the registration deadline.


Chances are I forgot something, so comments and suggestions are much appreciated. Particularly about the choice of format.

AmateurLobster
08-29-2011, 09:54 PM
Rosters
Clans are not required to list their full rosters and there is no limit.
However any individual player may only play for one team during the tournament

Substitutions
Each team is allowed one substitution per match, this could be to replace a player who is disconnected or it can be strategic. The substitution must be announced by the team.
A team may make as many substitutions as they wish between games.

Servers
At the moment we have two servers available
- F-117 Public Football [US] (new york)
- Cashnexus Public Football [UK]
Both of these are public, so players should connect to make sure they can play with minimum lag. It is the teams responsibility to check this, failure to do so may lead to forfeiting a match.

On day of tournament, these will be password protected. Password will be posted in this thread.

When registering teams should state a preference for a US or Europe based server, this will be taken into account when scheduling.

If clans are able to provide additional servers, this may be helpful.

Scheduling
The schedule will be posted hopefully the Friday before the tournament.
They will be scheduled in 20 minute blocks.
Teams are allowed a grace period of 5 minutes in which to start the game.
If games over run, matches may be delayed or moved to a different server.

Forfeits
If a team cannot provide at least 5 stable players within 5 minutes of the start time they shall forfeit that game. The effect of this will be outlined later when the format of the tournament becomes clearer.
If a clan can only provide 5 players, they may play, but against a team of 6.

More on Format
Due to time constraints only a single game shall be played per match
If group stages are used, I would like to try a bonus point system. Whereby a team gets 2 points for a win, and a bonus point if they win by 4 goals or more. The losing team gets the bonus point if they lose by 2 goals or less. i.e. 6-0,6-1,6-2 gets bonus pt for winning team, 6-5,6-4 gets bonus pt for losing team. Group stage point ties will be decided by result of matches between the teams.

Results

Team captains are responsible for taking screengrabs of the final result
This should be emailed to me: AmateurLobster at ymail.com
It should also be reported in this thread
Losing teams should also do this if we end up using a bonus points system

Teams
Tournament is only open to current ball, tbd, tdm clans.
(I can make an exception if a particularly organized group of players turns up, but I doubt any will)
Clans may enter more than 1 team. However a player may only play for one during the course of the tournament. Clans entering more than 1 team, must supply a team-sheet with 7 names for each team when registering. Also supply team name and captains for each sub team. Teams are on the honor code to ensure fair play, we dont need to be scrutinizing vapor ids. [Since this is first tournament, I say the more the merrier.]

Referees
I plan on watching as many matches as I can and officiating in a common sense way. I will only note the score.
If any responsible person would like to volunteer to help as a referee, please contact me here or in-game.

Premier Stalin
08-29-2011, 11:34 PM
I'm not sure there are enough clans willing to do a ball_football tourney.

Play some other maps :)

TheJoker
08-30-2011, 12:22 PM
I would like to sign SMILE up for this tourney, if there are enough participating teams and if the date is alright :)

AmateurLobster
08-31-2011, 01:23 AM
Thanks TheJoker for the support.

As for clans I would guess there might be interest from

{DB}, FC, [x Smile x], F-16, F-15, [<C^], (5), {T}, F-117, {WoF}, {ball}, /ADE\, [Orion], =AIR=, [TH]

not all of whom are ball playing clans.

based on who I see in the public ball servers.

It looks like I should contact them directly.

Exorcedes
08-31-2011, 02:36 AM
four is these clans aer dead

TwistedCookie
08-31-2011, 01:52 PM
Im sure that ball and Air would love you participate in this football map only tourney.

mikesol
08-31-2011, 03:35 PM
I'd keep an eye out for the pro teams who simply want to assert their dominance and ridicule the people who play only football.

I do think that there would definitely be interest in this, though. Just have to get the word out there :)

Good luck!

AmateurLobster
08-31-2011, 04:50 PM
Perhaps the pro ball clans can demonstrate their superiority by winning this tournament. :)

TheJoker
09-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Dont think so, SMILE will win! :D
Just joking, hopefully this tourney can be arranged so good luck!
Ill talk to some clan-captains and see if they are interested, and then I will let you know.
You can add me btw in-game, nickname is [x YING x]

berker
09-03-2011, 12:13 PM
I also thought about that before, just football and 10 min would be great ! F-16 is totally in, F-15 is like a sub-clan for us but we can also try that, let's see the teams first.. We can make a league maybe, you know it's football :) Also i can say we can use our, at least 1, server from UK. (Cash's Server)

F-16

lakospeter91
09-03-2011, 03:37 PM
As I've said in our thread as a response to your invitation/question, I'm open to the idea and personally would like to participate if the rules and management of the tournament are solid enough.

A suggestion: make the matches end when a team reaches 6 goals. This eliminates the possibility of ties and teams purposely holding back the ball when they are up a few goals.
Also, if I were you I'd make this a one day single elimination tourney with 4 or 8 teams.

CashNexus
09-03-2011, 07:56 PM
I also thought about that before, just football and 10 min would be great ! F-16 is totally in, F-15 is like a sub-clan for us but we can also try that, let's see the teams first.. We can make a league maybe, you know it's football :) Also i can say we can use our, at least 1, server from UK. (Cash's Server)

F-16

If we want to go down the league route I think I still have capacity for a few more servers. :)

CashNexus
09-03-2011, 07:58 PM
As I've said in our thread as a response to your invitation/question, I'm open to the idea and personally would like to participate if the rules and management of the tournament are solid enough.

A suggestion: make the matches end when a team reaches 6 goals. This eliminates the possibility of ties and teams purposely holding back the ball when they are up a few goals.
Also, if I were you I'd make this a one day single elimination tourney with 4 or 8 teams.

I think I'd prefer going for 6 goals rather than time based as well. Let's get a consensus though.

AmateurLobster
09-14-2011, 07:17 AM
Ok lets get this thing going.

Updated the first two posts giving info on date and registration.

There is about 2 1/2 weeks to spread the word and fix all the things I forgot to say.

lakospeter91
09-14-2011, 10:18 AM
I'd like to register:
clan name: Football Club
tag: FC.
captains: lakospeter, twistedduck, Manive
preferred server: EU

"Each team is allowed one substitution per match, this could be to replace a player who is disconnected or it can be strategic. The substitution must be announced by the team."

I think having 6 people on a team when startTournament is called, should be enough, announcing subs mid-game would be nearly impossible.
It should be the teams' (and their opponents') responsibility to report if they subbed more than one person mid-game.

"At the moment we have two servers available
- F-117 Public Football [US] (new york)
- Cashnexus Public Football [UK]
Both of these are public, so players should connect to make sure they can play with minimum lag. It is the teams responsibility to check this, failure to do so may lead to forfeiting a match."

I suggest switching these servers to private on the day of the tourney, otherwise team members might not have enough free slots, plus starting a match would be a real headache.
FC private could be used too, although there is a bareable but annoying lag for europeans and an unbareable amount for US players :) So if you need one more server real bad, it can be used, but I wouldn't necessarily suggest it.

CashNexus
09-17-2011, 11:17 AM
I'm already hosting about 8 servers now on my VPS so no reason I can't just turn some off and create a bunch of private Football servers for the day. Like Lakos says though, worth connecting to the public ones to get an idea of ping.

SPeciaL
09-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Don't forget =AIR= Private :)

lakospeter91
09-17-2011, 11:47 PM
Didn't know that had football on it :)

CashNexus
09-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Registration:

Clan name: Football Team F-16
Tag: F-16
Captain: Mahmut, Co-Captains: Cashnexus, MrBen
Preferred server: EU

SPeciaL
09-18-2011, 09:50 AM
Didn't know that had football on it :)

Our pub don't but private have it :D

TRUEPAiN
09-19-2011, 02:08 AM
I'd keep an eye out for the pro teams who simply want to assert their dominance and ridicule the people who play only football.

I do think that there would definitely be interest in this, though. Just have to get the word out there :)

Good luck!

BomberCake signing up!




Captains,




TRUEPA!N
CLAP
ELIXIR
SSD


http://i.imgur.com/On2uR.png US SERVERS

lakospeter91
09-23-2011, 10:00 PM
pain, are you guys really planning on playing with 6 bombers on football? That would be a nightmare for the opponents :)

lakospeter91
09-23-2011, 10:04 PM
"Clans are not required to list their full rosters and there is no limit."

"When registering, please supply a team-sheet with 7 names."

?

Confusion. I thought I could convince you not to have a roster limit, or at least make it 12 or 14.
Also, if you change the rules, please at least bump the thread.

AmateurLobster
09-24-2011, 01:29 AM
"Clans are not required to list their full rosters and there is no limit."

"When registering, please supply a team-sheet with 7 names."

?

Confusion. I thought I could convince you not to have a roster limit, or at least make it 12 or 14.
Also, if you change the rules, please at least bump the thread.

I'm sorry, I am still tweaking the rules. The 7 player roster rules only applied to clans entering more than one team, to make sure they only play for a single team during the tournament. I doubt any clans will enter 2 or more teams but I say the more the merrier if they can.

Note also that it's 6 players per team which is different from originally announced.

TRUEPAiN
09-24-2011, 03:09 AM
pain, are you guys really planning on playing with 6 bombers on football? That would be a nightmare for the opponents :)

It's all we know! :cool:

We actually play 5 bombers, 1 light.

Maybe 5 lights, 1 bombers.

One things is for sure.. there will be more than 4 bombers!

No less than 3 lights!

Just a handful more of Randa!

and a Scoop of 2 Dumb bombs

and you get something close to our line up

Maybe..

stevemp12
09-24-2011, 03:44 AM
How can something be no less than three if it exceeds six? I mean six is still more than three right?

Yeah Michael, and it's still more than five.

AmateurLobster
09-24-2011, 04:38 AM
How can something be no less than three if it exceeds six? I mean six is still more than three right?

Yeah Michael, and it's still more than five.

you're clearly not a pirate lawyer

lakospeter91
09-24-2011, 09:39 AM
It's fine that the rules allow it, but clans entering more teams just doesn't work in reality. I'm saying this as an advice to clan leaders.

TheJoker
09-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Registering!


Clan
[x SMILE x]

Tag
[x - x]

Captains
Joker, Luigi

Preference
EU Server


Joker

SPeciaL
09-27-2011, 03:25 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ur82l1.png

Clan
=AIR=

Tag
[=name=]

Captains
SPeciaL, GUI.tar

Preference
=AIR= Private #1

ragnorak727
09-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Great, I get to go after the fancy graphics clan

Clan
LF

Tag
LF::name

Captains
Ragnorak, Grim, Tekno, Thornton

Preference
EU

Couldn't come up with a graphic (get on it Thorn) so have a small slice of cake

http://www.italymag.co.uk/images/choco_cake.jpg

Strzy
09-29-2011, 10:34 AM
I know that deadline was yesterday but, can {arr} still join? :P

If so ...

http://gemi.nn.fi/arr/images/pirates.png

Clan

Sky Pirates

Tag

{arr}

Captain

Wyrd

Preference

{arr} private, EU servers.

SPeciaL
09-29-2011, 11:02 AM
by the way we're AIR not small AiR :) i also update my post. BAD typo from me :( please update top post too.

lakospeter91
09-29-2011, 05:12 PM
I know that deadline was yesterday but, can {arr} still join? :P

Dude, again? :PP

http://altitudegame.com/forums/showpost.php?p=119247&postcount=34
http://altitudegame.com/forums/showpost.php?p=126390&postcount=76

AmateurLobster
09-29-2011, 05:38 PM
I know that deadline was yesterday but, can {arr} still join? :P


Yes it's fine. I actually thought the deadline was today anyway, so I extended it to tonight.

andy
09-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Can you hold on till tomorrow, ball might be in.

AmateurLobster
09-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Can you hold on till tomorrow, ball might be in.

Sure, I guess I'll post schedule on Saturday, so tomorrow should be fine.

AmateurLobster
10-01-2011, 05:07 PM
All right, registration is now closed. It is a pity ball and {DB} didn't enter but hopefully it goes well and we'll do it again.

I posted new thread (http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7301) detailing format with games/times