Hey guys, I'm running Card Hunter's first Random Swiss Co-op Tournament this Saturday, February 21st at 7PM UTC (11AM PST/2PM EST if you live in North or South America). In case you are wondering, that's starting at 5 hours before reset. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Card Hunter 1st Co-op Tournament&iso=20150221T19&p1=1440&ah=4 I'm going to open registration aiming for 8 teams (24 players), which means 3 rounds lasting approximately 3 hours. There will be prizes for the top 3 teams, and random prizes for any other teams (assuming that they play for all the rounds). That means that your team can get prizes just for playing! If enough players sign up, we can have up to 16 teams with double the prizes! Prizes, you say? They could be anything from pizza and chests to even winning the Basic Edition OR an equivalent amount of pizza! The more players, the greater the prizes! Exact prizes TBA when the registration closes on the 18th. ***** Actually, I will be announcing prizes early. Prizes are x3, one for each team member. 1st place team: 20$ pizza code 2nd place team: 10$ pizza code 3rd place team: 5$ pizza code And there will be multiple Epic chests given away as well to random teams + players. You have to play all 3 rounds to receive any chests though! ***** This tournament is open to anyone who is familiar with Co-op and wants to try something a little more exciting. The format is Random Teams, with a Swiss-style points system. That means no elimination, and fewer rounds where each team will play every round. http://challonge.blogspot.com/2013/01/swiss-tournaments.html Haven't played co op before? Ask about it in the lobby- people play co op all the time! Want to participate? Here's how it works. Spoiler: How it works 1: Sign up here. You must post your character's class and race. eg "Human Warrior", along with YOUR In-Game Name, before registration closes. This will confirm your registration for the tournament. I recommend you give this character a well-balanced set of equipment before the tournament. Do NOT post your character's equipment. You can change your character until registration is closed. Feel free to post that you are playing, you can edit in your character choice later. *Choose your character carefully! You must use them for the entire tournament!* You can also volunteer to be a Team Leader at the same time. Your Team Leader/Captain, in case you didn't know, is responsible for: -Adding players to their team -Creating games and inviting the correct Team Leader to their game -Accepting invitations to games -Signing up on, and then posting their team's scores on Challonge after each round 2: On Wednesday, February the 18th, the registration will close and the teams will be decided. You will be randomly paired with two other people, and one of you will be randomly designated as your team's leader if no volunteer leader is present.. **If you are selected as team leader you MUST create a Challonge account and then apply to the tournament signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/evfCr3Om8d ** 3: Prepare yourself! You are now free to customize your character's equipment and plan strategy with your team. Play a few practice games against other teams or even single players (You can play 3VS1 you know!). In order to do well in the tournament, you will need to learn to work together and play quickly! Note: You can communicate with in-game chat, in-game voice chat or any other method. 4: Show up for the tournament on Saturday, February 21st between 6:30-6:45 UTC. Join up with your team and have your team leader message me that your team is ready by 6:45. Matchups are announced at 6:55 and the first round starts at 7:00. You have 45 minutes to report your score to Challonge. The next round will then be announced 5 minutes before the next round, and so on until the tournament is over. Rules: 1 Legendary Item maximum per character. If any character uses more than one legendary item your team may be disqualified! Standard map rules, including a 20 minute time limit per team. That is the standard time limit for a normal casual game. But it's harder in Co-op, so practice if you can! In Summary: What do you need to play? -Sign up on the forum. Sign up here on this thread with your character's race and class. You can't change your character, but you can change their items! -Be prepared to, or just sign up on Challonge already in case you are selected as team leader. -Join a team with two randomly assigned players. -Be prepared to play for several hours! (3+) -Have fun! Maps: TBA Will be chosen from: Melting Glacier, Crundyup's Bridge, Deep Forge, Vulcan Gold, Celestial Lions, Celestial Dojo Crypt Chamber, Crypt Feast Batford's Sanctuary, Batford's Parlor Gladius Triple Barrel Battle Lost City *NOTE* If a team member is NOT present, a substitute may be allowed to take their place as long as the team reports this at least 15 minutes before any round. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 6:30-6:45 UTC Report in and join your team. Team leader must message me that their team is ready by 6:45. 6:55-7:00 First Round Begins The first map and the team matchups will be announced at 6:55, and all games should start by 7:00 UTC. 7:45 All teams must have submitted their scores to Challonge by this time. 7:55-8:00 Second Round Begins The second map and the team matchups will be announced at 7:55, and all games should start by 8:00 UTC. 8:45 All teams must have submitted their scores for the second round to Challonge by this time. 8:55-9:00 Final Round Begins The third and final map, and the team matchups will be announced at 8:55, and all games should start by 9:00 UTC. 9:45 All teams must submit their scores for the third round to Challonge by this time. 10:00 In the case of any tie for 1st/2nd/3rd, a tiebreak game will be arranged, either immediately or rescheduled for a later date. Otherwise, the winning team will be crowned and the tournament will have ended. So plan accordingly! Who will reign supreme in the first Co-Op tournament?