CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: Eren (1st tie), illkill (1st tie), Karstedt (3rd), GunsmoKing (4th)! Also, thanks to everyone who played! Hello! I'm going to be running a Swiss-style tournament (type of tournament where everyone plays the entire time for points: http://challonge.blogspot.com/2013/01/swiss-tournaments.html) for Card Hunter this coming weekend (Saturday, 22 February 2014 at 8 PM UTC / 3 PM Eastern). It is open to anyone in good standing within the community and will have a similar style to the previous tournaments that have been run. The rules and other information can be found below. Note: This is more of an experiment than a full tournament, so rules are subject to change. I've contacted Blue Manchu about pizza prizes and considering the past tournaments it is likely there will be prizes (EDIT: which they have now confirmed will be given to winners), but this is more about having fun! What: Swiss tournament where everyone is playing the entire time (no elimination). It will last approximately 3 hours, with each match lasting around 30 minutes (11 minutes per side, with a few minutes for breaks in between rounds, and for record keeping updates). There are specific rules that must be adhered to for the tournament. Violation of these rules will not only result in forfeit for this tournament, but potentially future tournaments. Plus, it is all for fun -- so don't cheat! The limit for entries is currently set at 64 (which is 6 rounds of matches minimum for Swiss). I seriously doubt we'll reach that so it is essentially open to any number. When: Saturday, 22 February 2014 at 8:00 pm UTC to 11:00 pm UTC. It will run for approximately 3 hours so please plan accordingly. You must be present for the entire duration, as there is no elimination in the tournament. ( See here for when it is in your time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Card Hunter Swiss Tournament #1&iso=20140222T20&ah=3&am=30 ) How: The rules for the tournament are as following (and were primarily determined by community voting). - All items must be of "Epic" rarity or lower (i.e. no Legendary items) - Only one specific copy of an item can be found in the entire party, including sideboard characters when combined to form a party (e.g. if you have Goat Boots on your Warrior you can not have it on any other character, unless it is your sideboard character who replaces that same Warrior; e.g. if you have a Runestone on your Wizard you can not have it on any other character and can only have one copy of it on your Wizard). NOTE: This restriction also extends to holiday items and their counterpart. You can not use both the holiday version and the normal version as they are effectively the same item (i.e. any item that gives the same cards as any other item is limited to a single use). - Whirlwind and Whirlwind Enemies are banned. You may use items that contain those cards, but you can not play those cards. Doing so results in an immediate forfeit for the current match. - Every player must submit their team build [see Registering Build below] - After each match the winner of said match should post in this thread with the final scores: [will be made when tournament starts] Registering Builds: 1.) Go to Multiplayer Keep. 2.) Load your tournament build. 3.) Hit F1 twice to open the console. 4.) Type " partyanddecksbbcode " and hit enter. This copies your build to your clipboard. 5.) In a private message to me, just paste and send. 6.) Send your primary party and your one sideboard character in the same message (copy your main party code, then remove one character and add your sideboard character, do the above steps, then paste and remove already sent characters). Sign-Up: Either by posting your In-Game Name here and/or (preferably) by applying here: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/56FBiHjpst (By signing up for Challonge you can keep track of your standings much easier) Maps / Time: One of these 4 maps (see attachment below) will be randomly chosen immediately before the match. Each round will have another one of the 4 random maps, but no round will repeat the same map twice in a row. The maps are going to be: Deep Forge, Melting Glacier, Celestial Temple, Gladius Triple. There will be 11 minutes on the timer per person. The maps can be downloaded below. Finalists: After 6 rounds, the finalists will be determined based on previous matches (tie breakers are determined by previous enemy scores using the "Median Buchholz system" which is automatically implemented with Challonge). There will be 4 finalists (all which will be getting pizza as a prize, with amounts varying depending on the number of entrants) who will advance to the final rounds which will be held at a later date. It will be a round-robin format to determine the ultimate winner. More information about this will be detailed after the basic tournament is over. Other: Make sure to download the map zip file below before the start of the tournament! Any questions or concerns feel free to comment below!