Yeah you need to cross challenge 20 times to get a casual game going on friday night.
People will probably drop out of the tournament after a few tries.
Thurs/Sunday would be better imo, but that depends on sabin, you and whoever that is helping to run this.
I think we need explicit rules in case two players cannot connect.
Sabin said he can do Friday or Sunday. Late Sunday night wouldn’t work for most people (obviously) so It’s going to have to be on Friday. So the only thing we could possibly do is move it back but I’ll have to talk to Sabin about that.
Just posted it up on my twitter/fb to blow it up. Once everything is in place I’ll post on IPW myself. Get back to me when everything is ready (regarding what to do in case of disconnection, in case of slight schedule change, etc)
Maybe I’m just reading wrong but are the finals are supposed to look like this?
Players 1, 2, and 3 qualify.
Player 1, 2, and 3 each roll a dice. The two highest rolling players play each other.
The remaining player plays the winner for in the grand finals.
This is just a straight up bye into the final match. Isn’t that something to be avoided? Especially in the finals of a major.
Why not take 4 finalists in order to have a more even finals? Just add another round to the tournament. A daytime round would be nice for those of us who are busy in the evenings or night but could probably be there at 1 or 2 pm.
The finals “race to ten” is basically a three way first to ten wins. The first two players play one game. The winner stays and plays the third player. They play one game. Winner stays and plays then faces the other player. Repeat until someone gets ten wins.
We thought about doing a regular round robin but this format seems more exciting. But we’ll see how it turns out, especially in an online format.
I also considered having four finalists but this tournament is already going to go for four weeks and I don’t really want it going any longer than that.
I’m not available to run any daytime tournaments but that could be something to add for the next one and maybe someone can help with running that one. However, if players aren’t going to be available to play in the finals, it seems kind of pointless to run a daytime tournament for this particular series.
Online sign-ups will continue to be accepted after the 32 man pools are filled and players will be alternates (in the order received) for those who do not show up for the tournament. In addition, sign-ups will be accepted in the GGPO ST lobby before the tournament and those players will be added as additional alternates.
Hey , i did just to add more competition, north America only cmon, if u look back casual ggpo tournaments yito (Mexico)has won a big chunk, mad_Zero (El Salvador) won the other day , kyoya (Mexico) also win , and who knows maybe i woulda hit 1 as well, just saying that if you dont have the latin flavor in it migth not be the best online competition you can get.