Hello fellow players, as you might know, I hosted a 1v1 tournament for the EU players during the past 2-3 weeks, where alot has happened --> TOURNEY THREAD This tourney report is a voluntary service from me for you all - no matter if you just are interested to check this out, want motivation to plan a tourney yourself or are just bored. I will give you a short overview and then go on to write about what was good, what less and what could be improved - and as I am a kinda negative person, there will be alot in that section . So, here we go: Short overview: - The tourney took roughly 2.5 weeks - 32 participants entered the tournament, we had 42 people who wanted to join, also two players have been disqualified during the tourney and one player before the start - the planning and executing was really time-consuming, more than I expected it to be - it was a 1v1 tourney with alternate rules (check the first page of the tourney thread to see the rules) - the tourney thread had almost 300 comments and 6000 views - Those were the people who helped me in the tournament: Heroic (sponsor), Lemon (sponsor, supervisor, stream provider), MoonFenix, MonsieurMonk, HaSeR (all supervisors) Thank you alot, guys! Without you, this tourney couldn't have taken place! Also thanks to everyone who gave me tips and advice regarding certain things! What was good? - The "excitement factor": Most matches, except for most in the first round, were really intense, especially the quarter final and semi final matches - The new match format was overwhelmingly well-recieved. People credited the diversity in scroll selection, which the rules created. You were not able to use one overpowered scroll and roll with it. Most people liked that. - There was huge interest! After that short period at the start, when people thought I am faking, people started applying en masse. I didn't even expect to reach 32 participants, just to see that we easily surpassed that number at the end. Even retired veteran players hit me up to ask whether I plan to do more tourneys and whether they can take part in this. People already started planning their own tourneys, when they saw that there is that one guy who really does host a tourney. I got the feeling that the event got the community rolling - at least a little bit. And I am proud of that, seeing that the effort was not worthless. - Discord --> made organizing and planning alot easier...fights could be arranged pretty well with everyone whom I had on that platform - Lag-free fights mostly: Besides one problematic fight, every other fight got no or very little lag problems. - This tourney contributed to getting a dc exploit fixed. Have you asked yourself why the invites and Search User tab are gone? Because spamming invites was leading to disconnections without the attacker needing your IP or such. There were attempts to abuse this during my tourney, but by turning invite messages off, this was hot-fixed. This had to be reported anyway asap, so it happened and the invite system got removed. - The people who helped me during the tourney - again a shoutout to you! - The sportsmanship. After seeing all these cancerous threads in the 1v1 section, I had little hope that there would not be such behaviour during my tourney. But surprisingly in a positive way, there was none such thing. Players accepted their defeat, basically no one bragged or trashed around, all in all, players were respectful towards each other, which was nice to see. What less so? What could be improved? - Match planning with people not using Discord, as I had no proper way to access these people outside the game. This problem led to some matches taking place a few days after all the other matches, as certain people were just not coming online. Deno even got disqualified for inactivity as my judges or I were not seeing him being online for 9 days. To address this problem in the future, getting a software like Discord could be made a requirement for participating in a tourney. - To immediately continue with the connectivity issues, the forums are/were not being looked at by everyone. Because of that and the Discord thing, I was mostly not able to reach everyone at the same time, which led to some little delays and also to me telling the latest news to everyone one by one. People are simply not checking the forums, and idk how to improve this tbh... - I am not an experienced 1v1er and it showed: I realized that there are simply scrolls which need to be banned in future tournaments, as they are just too good compared to other scrolls. This was not really exploited until the very end of the tourney in the third-place battle and finals, which also is one reason for the lopsided results at the end. One player only used certain scrolls like Mystic or Electro, the other did not. This is not an ideal situation and will be addressed in future tournaments. - The low-jump and matrix jump ban caused little debates, but I still believe that this choice is the right one to make, because macros are a thing and not everyone has access to these. That doesn't take the fact into account that macros are actually illegal in the game of RF fyi... - The rules, besides being well-received, caused confusion at the start. Not everyone was able to understand them at the start, maybe some examples in the thread would help in the future. - The trash talk of the "old gens" and "pros" in the tournament thread: Boring, useless and the worst thing: endlessly long. Next time, I will have to make a legit 2nd thread for such spam. Thanks for the views I guess? - because of the threats of a certain person, I started this tourney secretly and also didn't advertise as much I could - potential wasted, but nothing to be sad about ---------------------- Warning: Dealing with a spoiled kid now ---------------------- - And last, but certainly not least, @Benoon a.k.a. "the kid who isn't true to his words", who caused most of the difficulties in this tournament. You probably will even be proud to be mentioned here. He mentioned, he "doesn't play anymore", but logs in again and again under different accounts smh. Stay banned, stick to your words for once and quit. L L a la banned speciale (only two recent examples) And now drum rolls please, because I can't hold these L's anymore: Fact check: - Tournament completed as planned? Check. - Benoon not keeping his word? Check. In your words: Stay bad and tr8sh kid. Wanna see, what you achieved in your attempt to destroy my tourney besides ddosing me with a pitifully weak booter? The disqualification of ElitePapa. I rate 8/8, m8: I once said this to you: "Can't you finally realize that I still try to save your face, even after all of your childish behaviour, threating and trashing? Why do you want everyone to see your antics? Many people in this game still respect you and if you want this to remain like that, stop complaining and accept what happened once and for all. Take the little shards of your remaining dignity and get lost from this thread, Ben." You didn't. ggwp no re - you lost. You are banned forever in every tournament where I am involved in planning and hosting. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ All in all, this was an amazing experience for me and I really hope for you as well! And I really wanna thank everybody who had something to do with this tournament again. If you have certain tournament ideas, hit me up! That would be very much appreciated by me - but also by the community. Sincerely, M4cropod . . . ------------------------------------------------------- @Nimonix, @RedFox The players really want these tournaments. Give the people what they crave for! We want to help you, realize that! Provide prizes for user-made tournaments!