haha, i can see a group of people in furry suits with an orca dong in each hand, spinning like a windmill for freedom.
uc4life, it is partially BYOC, but only some of the in-house machines have BF2 on them as not all of them are fast enough to run it.
So byoc people acn bring their own bags in, correct?
1. Is it going to be all byoc or just partially?
2. Regarding the map list- No Karkand? and are the game going to be run on the 16 player versions?
3. Is there any way to put our names down on a tentative list for sign up? I thought you guys might want an idea of how many teams to expect -OR- Is there a limit to the number of teams you can have? If so when is the earliest we can sign up?
4. Will we be able to log in to our accounts (internet access) to get our unlocked weapons? -OR- will the local server have all weapons unlocked?
We bring our own extension cords right? ;)
Expect to play every single map on that list with the 16 player version. Map selection per round won't be announced until the event begins, nor will it for any of the other tournaments. Be ready to fight on all of them and you won't have a problem.
There's only one map list that has been referred to for the BF2 tournament, and it's also up on the PAX website with the other tourney rules.
There's no guarantees as to how many people show up to play. Battlefield is a very popular pub game but gets very little serious play in tournaments. Considering this and the overwhelming number of casual gamers that will be at the event (most of which will be there for console games and shiny objects) I wouldn't expect a large turnout for the tournament. I'm hoping for getting 8 teams of 8, but that's a pretty generous estimate.
PAX is a consumer event, not an industry event like E3, or a competitive event like CPL. It has bits of both E3 and CPL, but the main focus of the event is on things that'd interest the average consumer-gamer.
8 players per team
Conquest game mode
1 map per match
Best 2 out of 3 rounds
15 minute round timelimit
100% ticket ratio
15 sec spawn time
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