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PAX East '10 PC Tournaments: Rules & Info

ghrogghrog Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in PAX Archive
*Note that all information in this thread is subject to change between now and March 26th*

This thread is for rules, registration guidelines, updates, schedules, and questions regarding PC tournaments ONLY. This thread will NOT cover BYOC activities, console freeplay, console tournament, or any other events, including handheld, tabletop, etc.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank Primary Target, iGames, Nvidia, and Intel for generously devoting their time, efforts, and energy into making these tournaments possible. With out their support, these events wouldn't be possible, thank you.

Schedule
Friday, March 26th
6:00pm - 9:00pm Team Fortress 2 (6v6)
10:00pm - midnight AvP, Sponsored by Sega

Saturday, March 27th
1:00pm - 4:00pm THE FIRST EVER FULL 3D TOURNAMENT: BFCBC2, Sponsored by Nvidia
7:00pm - midnight L4D2 (4v4)

Sunday, March 28th
11:00am - 4:00pm BFCBC2 $10,000 Tournament, Sponsored by Nvidia

Registration
  • Registration for ALL PC tournaments begins on Friday, March 16th at 2pm, right outside of the PC-Tournament area.
  • Only full teams will be signed up. It is your job to join and/or create a team, we're not your babysitter. It is recommended you linger around the PC-Tournament area at signup time, and at tournament time and your chances of joining a team will be Pretty Good.
  • Check-in time will begin 45 minutes prior to a tournament's starting time. Competitors are required to check-in at least 15 minutes before the tournament's start time. If you/your team doesn't check in during this time, your spot will be opened for another person/team.

General Information
  • All tournaments will be exclusively using tournament computers provided by Intel and Nvidia. You will be allowed to bring over your mice and keyboards and customize your configurations, you will not be allowed to load software of any kind.
  • If you sign up for a tournament, please be there. If you decide you will be unable to, check in with us and let us know so we can open up a spot for someone else.
  • As a general rule, it's a good idea to show up at least 20 minutes in advance of each tournament, and that will give you time to configure your settings and warm up before the tournament begins.
  • We should be able to sit teams next together for the most part, but in cases where we can't, Ventrilo servers will be available. Feel free to ask if you'd like one and we'll provide you with password information.
  • In team games, please take care in choosing a team captain. Pick someone responsible. Being tall or otherwise easily found in crowd can also help.

PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Team Fortress 2 6v6
    Game-Type: Capture Point
    When: Friday, March 26th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Format: 6 v 6, single elimination
    Team Cap: 32 teams (192 players)

    Rules:
    All competitors will be using Intel-provided tournament machines
    you may bring your own peripherals; installing drivers is forbidden

    20 minute time limit
    most accumulated rounds wins
    class restrictions: 2 Soldiers, 2 Snipers, 2 Scouts, 2 Pyros, 2 Engineer, 2 Heavy, 2 Spy, 1 Demoman, 1 Medic
    weapon restrictions: TBA (90% chance of no unlockables)
    Killing during set-up is allowed
    Crits Off

    Maps:
    cp_well, cp_follower, cp_badlands, cp_granary, cp_gravelpit, cp_yukon, cp_freight

    Format: Single Elimination Bracket
    Side selected randomly by admin coin flip.
    Random Seeding
    PAX PC-Tournament Administrators reserve the right to change this rule set at anytime.

    ghrog on
    PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Left 4 Dead 2:
    Game-Type: Versus
    When: Saturday, March 27th 7:00pm - midnight
    Format: 4v4, single elimination
    Team Cap: 32 teams (128 players)

    Rules:
    All competitors will be using Intel-provided tournament machines
    you may bring your own peripherals; installing drivers is forbidden

    First Round will be the first 3 maps of any given campaign
    Later rounds will be the full campaign

    Cevo-Mod (Ready-Up Mod for L4D2)

    Campaigns:
    Dead Center, The Passing, Dark Carnival, Swamp Fever, Hard Rain

    Format: Single Elimination Bracket
    Side selected randomly by admin coin flip.
    Random Seeding
    PAX PC-Tournament Administrators reserve the right to change this rule set at anytime.

    ghrog on
    PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    First EVER FULL 3D Tournament: BFCBC2

    A big thank-you to Primary Target for supplying local BFBC2 servers.

    for more information, please see: http://www.geforcelan.com/?page=tournaments

    ghrog on
    PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    BFCBC2 $10,000 Tournament

    A big thank-you to Primary Target for supplying local BFBC2 servers.

    for more information, please see: http://www.geforcelan.com/?page=tournaments

    ghrog on
    PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    AvP Tournament

    When?
    Friday, March 26th, 10:00pm - midnight
    Sponsored by: SEGA

    ghrog on
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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    [FAQ]

    What is your name?
    Ghrog.

    What is your quest?
    To run amazing tournaments.

    What's your favorite color?
    Red.

    OK! You can pass.

    ghrog on
    PAX PC-Tournament Admin | http://www.bellinghamlan.com
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    zoidbergzoidberg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hey, I'm an experienced pocket solly main so if ne teams are looking for another tf2 player just post back here or pm me. I'm coming to compete in the BF:BC2 tournament (my team won the battleforpax tourny <MU>) but also want to compete tf2...so yea post back o_O

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    DaNerdDaNerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Not that kind of tournament bro.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    There is no cash prize or any kind of uber prize for most of these tournaments. You will get a PAX Medal though...

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    zoidbergzoidberg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    There is no cash prize or any kind of uber prize for most of these tournaments. You will get a PAX Medal though...
    Yea idc about tf2 prizes I just love the game bc its super fun.

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    zoidbergzoidberg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    What size monitors will PAX have set up for all of the PC tournaments? I'd imagine they'd all be the same size...thnx for the info much appreciated

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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    zoidberg wrote: »
    What size monitors will PAX have set up for all of the PC tournaments? I'd imagine they'd all be the same size...thnx for the info much appreciated
    As soon as I know, I'll let you know.

    Needless to say, I sure don't know.

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    HunterAngelHunterAngel Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm decent in TF2.. looking for a team.

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    GentlemanneGentlemanne Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Looking for a TF2 team. Semi-Deacent Medic, stats here

    http://www.tf2stats.net/player_stats/Gentlemanneol

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yeah we wont know about monitor size until setup. They have typically been 19" or so in past years.

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    KnolandKnoland Hungry Hungry Hippo VermontRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Why is everything at the same time. :( I would do the L4D2 tourny, but it's at the same time as the concert.

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    o the afermatho the afermath Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    looking for bf2 team, played cal-im for ShAdY gaming, also want to play AVP and tf2! great sniper! :) ahah

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    Carl_CalienteCarl_Caliente Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    If these aren't "serious business" tournaments and there are no real prizes, why are we required to use official pcs?

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited March 2010
    There's no single reason, just a lot of little reasons. It keeps everyone on a team together, it keeps all the participants together, keeps everyone on a uniform platform, and makes it significantly more difficult (if not impossible) for anyone to cheat.

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    DangoFrankDangoFrank Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Id love to play L4d2, Do I have to sign up and register as part of a team, or Do i just show up at 7?

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    ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Im sad because I cant run any of these games on my laptop, which means I cant practice, which means I cant compete.

    MEH

    Should still be a good time though, and I may be inclined to attempt Bad Company 2 just to give it the old college try, if i can gather up a team of nubs who dont mind losing so long as we make the attempt.

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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    DangoFrank wrote: »
    Id love to play L4d2, Do I have to sign up and register as part of a team, or Do i just show up at 7?

    Try and get a team together as soon as possible if you want to be in a tournament.

    With that said, we only sign-up full teams and tell partial teams and individuals to all show up 45 minutes before a tournament is supposed to start so that you may organize teams amongst yourselves.

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    thr4sherthr4sher Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    question about the TF2 rules...

    "most accumulated points wins"

    im hoping this mean rounds, and not everyones combined score...

    All of the maps listed are competitive push maps, and all leagues determine the winner by round wins (either by a first to 5 rule, or whoever has the most in a set time period). If by total points you mean everyones combined score that needs to be changed. There will be no reason to push and fight if capping points and winning rounds doesnt make count towards anything. Both teams will just turtle up and spam so they dont die.

    Please... can we get a clarification on that rule? Instead of "points" can you please put "rounds"... thanks

    also, if we get 32 teams (or close to it) single elimination is the best bet, but if we only get like 6-10 teams... even if we play 1 match at a time... with 20 minute matches, and with 8 teams playing the tournament will only last a little over 2 hours. If there are enough tournament PCs to run 2 matches at once (or more) then it will only take about an hour or so. Also, depending on the number of teams that sign up (say 10 teams for example)... eventually that will turn into an odd number of teams, and someone will get to advance automatically, and in a single elimination tournament (especially one with a small number of teams) that not really fair or fun.

    I really think you should consider having the tournament be double elimination if there are only around 6-10 teams signed up, and if there are enough PCs to run more then 1 game at a time. That way it wont be over as soon as it starts.

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    ghrogghrog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    thr4sher wrote: »
    question about the TF2 rules...

    "most accumulated points wins"

    im hoping this mean rounds, and not everyones combined score...

    All of the maps listed are competitive push maps, and all leagues determine the winner by round wins (either by a first to 5 rule, or whoever has the most in a set time period). If by total points you mean everyones combined score that needs to be changed. There will be no reason to push and fight if capping points and winning rounds doesnt make count towards anything. Both teams will just turtle up and spam so they dont die.

    Please... can we get a clarification on that rule? Instead of "points" can you please put "rounds"... thanks

    also, if we get 32 teams (or close to it) single elimination is the best bet, but if we only get like 6-10 teams... even if we play 1 match at a time... with 20 minute matches, and with 8 teams playing the tournament will only last a little over 2 hours. If there are enough tournament PCs to run 2 matches at once (or more) then it will only take about an hour or so. Also, depending on the number of teams that sign up (say 10 teams for example)... eventually that will turn into an odd number of teams, and someone will get to advance automatically, and in a single elimination tournament (especially one with a small number of teams) that not really fair or fun.

    I really think you should consider having the tournament be double elimination if there are only around 6-10 teams signed up, and if there are enough PCs to run more then 1 game at a time. That way it wont be over as soon as it starts.
    Yes, we'll clarify by changing "points" to "rounds".

    It's up to the tournament admin in regards to what he wants to do if only 10 teams sign up.

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    dekichandekichan Registered User new member
    edited March 2010
    I'll be heading to the TF2 tournament as early as possible to try to get on a team, but I'm coming from work. I main medic, so if you're short a player last minute, I'm hoping to get in.

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    thundeerthundeer Registered User new member
    edited March 2010
    Hey all who showed up at the TF2 tourney today :D Was good to see 16 teams sign up in the end, with some good fun and good games all around. Took some photos and videos (coming soon! check back later) that I wanted to share, if you guys have more, post them up for us to see! http://www.orztf2.com/2010/03/25/pax-east-tf2-tournament/

    UPDATE: Videos are up, check them out on the page :)

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