Good day readers!
Considering that I've been invited to do it multiple times, and seems like nobody else is there to do it, I have decided to take this on.
I'm going to host 5x5 tournament - basically the main event of this game in the whole year.
Tournament will be called WCM v1, which stands for World CS2D Masters volume 1 (yes, I hope that we will have another editions of this tournament ).
At the beginning I will manage it alone and only, as I don't want anyone to interrupt and/or distract me in what I'm going to do, as I have checked my plans for my Autumn, and I think I will have just enough time to do it all on my own. Though, if I won't be making it, I will ask someone to back me up with some stuff.
Important moment to say right away - I will not tolerate any shitposting or flaming in section of my tournament. Also I will not warn people - I will ban for breaking rules right away.
Any complaints regarding this you can keep by yourself as this was agreed with PCS managers.
So please, think before posting anything and read Rules of PCS forum.
I am planning to start registration around 17th of September (17.09), end registration on 28th of September (28.09) and start tournament itself (open match topics) on 1st of October (01.10).
Until then I will be preparing some stuff like:
- Map pack;
- Tournament format;
- Servers (I am thinking about having all matches played on special script by Audi );
and other things.
Quick overview on what I'm thinking about:
I'm planning to have two stage tournament: Round-Robin Group stage with all teams in the same group, and then K.O. single elimination stage.
Let's say 6 teams register.
each team plays 5 matches in group;
from 1st to 4th teams qualifty to K.O. stage, 5th and 6th teams are out;
semifinals - Match A - 1st seed vs 4th seed; Match B - 2nd seed vs 3rd seed;
3rd Place - loser of Match A vs loser of Match B
Final - winner of Match A vs winner of Match B
In outcome we have tournament with 15 matches with possible rematches in Play-Offs, so teams have chance to train and beat their offender from group stage
Sure, if we will have more teams, amount of matches will increase. If we have 8 teams, every single team might qualify to K.O. stage with same logic (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 etc.), but then matches could be changed to Bo1 format this could take way too long.
If we will have less than 6 teams, I will probably just make Round-Robin tournament (like 3x3 Cup).
As it is planned right now, matches are going to be Bo3 though whole tournament. If there will be 7-8 teams, as written above, I will consider making Bo1 Group stage, and then Bo3 in Knock-Out stage.
Matches gonna be as with usual settings - Max Rounds 15, OverTime - Max rounds 3 with 16.000$.
There will be only one knife - for first map to be played. Knife for side is not needed, since the team will pick side on map of their p
As we are most likely going to use script for that, I want to add +money for planted bomb as it is right now in matchmaking script, and also maybe bonus money for killing with knife/other weapons.
Veto system gonna be same as in CS:GO:
Team A eliminates map;
Team B eliminates map;
Team A picks map;
Team B picks map;
Team A eliminates map;
Team B eliminates map;
Map left over.
And again, as we are planning to use script for servers, I want to determine MVP of tournament. Means all stats - Average Damage / Round, Kills, Assists, Deaths - everything is going to be counted in
I plan to make it like in CS:GO to have 7 maps.
I know it is going to be complicated to satisfy everyone's desire, but I am 100% sure I want to have 4 maps:
de_mirage (redesigned one, as on matchmaking server by Audi );
de_train (up_train / sf_train / icc_train - not sure which exactly version is best, but train gonna be there for sure);
icc_inferno (most likely it's going to be icc_inferno, possible replacement with de_infernopod);
de_cobblestone (icc_cbble is often blamed by players for decreasing fps, also people seems to enjoy cobblestone as it is quite dynamic + it will be redesigned by FDK (hopefully) )
For remaining maps I would create poll to pick from X maps 3 best ones. Possible poll to pick from:
de_cache (brand new/remade map by StirlizZ, going to be published before poll creation ofc) - 100% gonna be there
de_cpl_mill (classic map, everyone likes it) - 100% gonna be in poll too
de_tuscanpod (good old map, I think it makes sense to add it to poll)
de_nuke (or icc_nuke or any other version just as train case)
de_kabul (in my opinion highly underrated and forgotten map)
de_aztec (or icc_ or any other version just as train case)
**list might be updated until the poll start, as there's some maps left like: de_cima, pcs_arno, etc.
Regarding teams that will register.
Of course, teams are basically what make the tournament, this is the most important thing - to make sure we have as much teams as we possible can have, especially in tough times for this game like right now.
For now, teams that I think it's almost certainly going to register are:
:[ Wings ]: , .|uN.Sk1LLs|' , eXXaLTeD '.
I would like leaders of all other teams:
to reply either to me in PM, or here in topic - what do you think about this, are you going to register / what are the chances of you registering, and if Not - why you wont.
Although, guys like magik
, King X
and others, who are clanless and playing game - it would be sick to see you guys forming up another team and participating.
I mean, I can not force you to make a clan nor in general ask anything alike, but it would be cool to see "free agents" making up another team(s) to have more competition.
Everyone, I want you to take part in building up the hype around this tournament. Please make sure you spread the news in Facebook groups, unrealsoftware.de (probably gonna do it myself), Steam groups, also in publics - everywhere, that there will be 5x5 tournament in CS2D once again!
Perhaps teams like Tahribat, whose players we can see in pubs from time to time, or maybe old polish dinosaurs =[DoD]=, or maybe that WTP clan whose players are all around in pubs, or any other team will be interested in playing it.
Please remember - most of everything I wrote is just a plans which I want to share with you guys, that's still not certain thing to happen.
I want to gather feedback of people on everything I wrote here, so please feel free to share your thoughts.
See you around!