TD Prototype Swiss Tournament is 1v1 Tiberian Dawn tournament that consists of two stages: swiss groupstage and semifinals/finals. In groupstage players play 3+ rounds of swiss depending on number of players participating in the tournament. After swiss stage, top 4 players face off in semifinals.
- 5-8 players: 3 rounds of swiss
- 9-16 players: 4 rounds of swiss
- 17-32 players: 5 rounds of swiss
Registration for the tournament is open until Sunday 9th July. When registering for the tournament, players will have to decide their faction to play for entire tournament. Available factions to choose from: Nod, GDI, random. If player registers for the tournament and doesn't state his faction, it will be random by default.
OpenRA Swiss Tournaments Discord group will be used for handling logistics of the tournament. Head judge will post brackets for group stages on Discord server and players will report their matches on Discord server as well. Players also use Discord server for contacting the judges in case of a rules problem. After games, players post replay of their game(s) in replay section of the Discord server. More information in #readme section of the Discord.
Explanation of the swiss format
For round 1 players get paired against random players. For winning a round, player gets 3 points (could be 1 points all the same but program I use gives 3 points for winning). For next rounds players get paired against other players with same score. So that means if you won first round, you are playing against someone who also won his first round. Or if you lost first round, you will play against someone who also lost first round. Sometimes players get paired up or down versus someone with different total score especially if there is weird amount of players participating. If there is odd amount of players, random player gets a â€œbyeâ€, free win because he doesn't have an opponent. Byes are always received to players with lowest score but same player will never get two byes in same tournament.
After swiss rounds, top 4 players will advance into playoffs. Winner of swiss will face against 4th player of swiss standings and 2nd will play vs 3rd.
Example of pairings. Instead of "Player 1", there would be your OpenRA gamer tag.
Example of final standings of swiss.
Maps - Swiss
For swiss group stage, following maps are used.
- Round 1: Aggressive Tendencies
- Round 2: Pirates and Emperors
- Round 3: Matchpoint
- Round 4: Loud Pipes (only played if 9 or more players sign up for the tournament)
- Round 5: Two Ponds (only played if 17 or more players sign up for the tournament)
Players need to report their results immediately after finishing a game.
Maps â€“ Semifinals and finals
- Pirates and Emperors (Psydev)
- Two Ponds (sin)
- Aggressive Tendencies (pulse)
- Reasonable Doubt (pulse)
- Badland Ridges (Echo of Damnation)
- Matchpoint (ZxGanon)
- Loud Pipes (Doomsday)
Players will flip a coin. Winner of coin flip may choose to go first or force the opponent to go first. Player who goes first permanently bans a map from the map pool. Then the other player permanently bans another map from the map pool. Then players take in turns eliminating maps from the map pool until there is just one map left. Last remaining map will be played for game one.
For games after first game, loser of previous game gets to pick the map to be played next. However, he cannot choose a map banned before game one. Also, no map can be played twice.
Semifinals and finals don't have round time. Both semifinals are played simultaneously and finals start when both semifinals are done.
Explored Map: On
Short Game: On
Fog of War: On
Debug Menu: Off
Starting Cash: $5000
Tech Level: Unrestricted
Starting Units: MCV Only
Game Speed: Normal
Player spots have to be random. Players will have to pick faction they chose during registration.
Players should always let streamers spectate their games. Players are free to decide if they want to have their games enabled for non-streamers. Tournament organizers support players to play with no spectators allowed or with low amount of spectators because of less lag and therefore better quality of games.
Streaming and casting
Anyone that wishes to stream and cast games may do so. However, streamers are required to add minimum of 2 minute stream delay.
Showing up late
If you are not around when new round starts, you have five minutes to show up or your opponent gets a free win.
Disconnecting during a match
Players decide between themselves the outcome of a disconnected game. Players should always report a disconnect to a judge. If players cannot come to an agreement, judge will watch replay and based on replay, choose winner of the game or if the game will be restarted.
If a rule has been broken, it is also the opponent's responsibility to spot the mistake. If a mistake has been made and game has been played for more than two minutes, players keep playing. Example: players accidentally have crates on in options but they don't notice it during the first two minutes. Players tell judge about rule incident but keep playing the game as if nothing happened â€“ it would be too late to correct the mistake at this point. Players can always pause the game, contact a judge and wait for judge call before unpausing if they are hesitant.
If you break a rule, you will get a warning. If you break the same rule second time during the same tournament, your opponent gets a single free win. All rule incidents will be recorded on â€œblack bookâ€ document. If judges notice that a player is trying to abuse same rule constantly in black book, action can be taken.
Stream sniping or â€œghostingâ€ of any form are extremely forbidden (watching a stream of your game or having a friend spectating your game and helping you â€œmap hackâ€. Stream sniping or ghosting will result a permanent ban for OpenRA Swiss Tournaments.
Players are expected to have good manners at all times. Judges' word is final and judges have the power to use their supreme power and disqualify and/or ban players from future OpenRA Swiss Tournaments.
Head judge of the tournament is Doomsday.
Prizes for winners
Fortune and fame. Or actually no fortune and just fame. Special tag on OpenRA Swiss Tournaments Discord server.
Games will be streamed on ZxGanon's twitch stream.
This is a prototype tournament and all comments and criticism is appriciated from players and spectators of the stream.
1. Blackened - random random action
2. Happy - GDI
3. Lorrydriver - random faction
4. STUKA - random faction
5. WhoCares - random faction
6. Kwendy - random faction
7. Mega Tank - GDI
8. mechANIC - Nod
9. Borgmo - random faction
10. JAW0M - Nod
11. Barf - random faction