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General Gee
02-29-2012, 01:22 PM
So we have a fair few new ball maps recently that don't tend to get played much which is generally sad.

I propose that we have a series of one day ball tournaments, bo1 on each map, with everyone playing everyone. Eg next Saturday ball_skylands, sat after ball_crystallized.

After each tournament we should have a good few people who have played a few games in a row on each map and give feedback.

Would teams be up for this? I am happy to organise and would organise so it doesn't clash with APL.

Nikon
02-29-2012, 05:13 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me! I would prefer ball_cliff or ball_desertnight to be tested rather than ball_skylands. I know it was just an example, but skylands is already on random rotation on ladder.

Tekn0
02-29-2012, 06:00 PM
+1 for this.

ball_crystallized needs more play time. Start with it.

Also, make sure it clashes with APL.

leggomyeggo
02-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Also, make sure it clashes with APL.

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Threevenge
02-29-2012, 09:58 PM
So is this a league or a tournament, or a league leading into a single-elimination tournament? Define the structure a bit more.

General Gee
02-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Ok bear with me, I don't do sports so don't know what sing/dbl elimination is. I can guess but will just explain what I meant in simple terms.:D

Each weekend have a separate tournament dedicated to just one map. Depending on how many teams sign up:

a) <6 teams = all teams play everyone, like in the group stage in football cups. So each team plays up to 4 games.

b) 6 or more teams = split into two or more groups and play like a), have two progress from each group to semi-finals and final

I would hope that it could be completed in 1-1hr30 as even if 8 teams sign up that is a max of 5 bo1 games.

This is just my idea, but my main point was just to organise groups of matches on the same map to get a lot of feedback on it. Open to any suggestions :)

Nik&Tek: Yeh any map is fine, skylands was just the first one that came to my head. I would hope that this one day tournament could be repeated for a lot of new maps.

Threevenge
02-29-2012, 11:40 PM
So what you're discussing is a league, at least in option A. Option B would be a league followed by single elimination tourney.

Sounds like a good idea if enough people get interested but it'll be difficult to do during tbd season. I think drafted teams might make this a bit more intriguing and more likely to happen. Get maybe 4 captains to draft teams from whoever shows up. Matches *should* be a little more balanced from this.

rojo
03-01-2012, 12:07 AM
So what you're discussing is a league, at least in option A. Option B would be a league followed by single elimination tourney.

Sounds like a good idea if enough people get interested but it'll be difficult to do during tbd season. I think drafted teams might make this a bit more intriguing and more likely to happen. Get maybe 4 captains to draft teams from whoever shows up. Matches *should* be a little more balanced from this.

Just commenting on the team draft. I can't recall a team draft tournament ever being successful.

wolf'j'max
03-01-2012, 12:36 AM
from past experience with 1 day tournaments, we know they were failed to organize etc. besides PWNED!

elxir
03-01-2012, 03:13 AM
captains games would be an easier method, especially if we did them with admins to facilitate speedy picking

General Gee
03-01-2012, 08:43 AM
Ok, that all makes sense.

I will try and get a captains game going at 7pm GMT on this Saturday at =AIR= private, with just new maps.

Tekn0
03-01-2012, 11:11 AM
Captain's game is okay i guess.. kinda boring compared to real scrims.

Wyrd
03-02-2012, 09:42 AM
This has been linked on the Arr forum, we'll see if some pirates show up too. :)

Slender
03-03-2012, 12:43 AM
So is it gonna be a captains game or what

General Gee
03-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Ok, that all makes sense.

I will try and get a captains game going at 7pm GMT on this Saturday at =AIR= private, with just new maps.

Captains game today to start off with :D

Nikon
03-03-2012, 10:48 PM
D: did you guys not try ball_cliff? that's my newest one and possibly my best map so far. I didn't see any new comments on it, but comments on all my other new ones. that's why I'm asking.

General Gee
03-04-2012, 10:07 AM
It was the last game that was played I think. I had to leave so didn't see it play so couldn't really comment.

Thnx for playing everyone who came, but really the important part is now to post what you thought