Welcome to the Zed to Zed Rocket League Tournament!
Here are the rules and how things will happen.
We have 24 people signed up, so we’ll be running a 3 v. 3 tournament with 8 teams. We know there was some concern with scheduling, so once the teams are decided and bracketed, we’ll come up with a time that best works for the 6 individuals playing in each match up. We will do our best to make sure the game is streamed over a service such as Mixer so others can cheer the players on and so that scoring is kept as transparent as possible.
On 10/17, Stushniken and Matrarch will conduct a random partnering for teams that will be announced via Freamwhole’s discord and over the Zed to Zed Forums (teams will be posted below this post). At that point, we encourage the teams to get to know each other and start practicing. We will bracket the 8 teams into four 3 v. 3 matchups. Seeding will be determined at random. Once we do that, we’ll work with the teams to settle on the best times for your matches. One week will be allotted to complete round one matches
Tournament Round one:
During the week of November 1st-7th, the four first round matches will take place. Matches will be best of 5 in standard 3 v. 3. Each match will have a five minute timer, though the length of each match will vary based on a variety of factors. There will be no mercy rule, so if Saucy decides to crash our main event stage, he will have to accept the full-five-minutes’ worth of goals scored against him. Please make sure to allow an hour for your first round tournament match (though they are unlikely to be that long)
Tournament Round two
The victorious team in each match up will advance to the next round, which will take place on the week of November 8th-14th. The matches will follow the same format as round one. Seeding will be determined on total goals scored in each team’s first round match up. In the event of a tie, the team that needed the fewest rounds to win their week one match-up will get the higher seed. If that also results in a tie, tournament organizers will decide the seeding order by using a randomizer. Please make sure to allow an hour for your second round tournament match (though they are unlikely to be that long)
For the final round, the tournament will move to a best-of-7 format with all other rules remaining the same. Ideally, we’d like for this round to take place before the zed to zed episode that records that Friday so that the hosts can talk about the results. If that is not plausible, however, we will do it at time that is best for the participants. As this round is a best of seven, it may take longer than matches in the first two rounds so please plan accordingly. At the end of this match, the Zed to Zed Rocket League tournament champion will be crowned.
Rules regarding disconnects and team attendance.
- Though it is not required to meet with your team before hand, it is strongly encouraged.
- A five minute grace will be given at the start of the game for all team members to arrive.
- The team that shows up is the team that plays – If only two members of a team arrive at the settled time for that game, only two members of that team will play. If only one shows up, they can choose to play three-on-one.
- A late team member may join when the next game starts, but may not drop in mid-game.
- Teams may forfeit if they choose.
- In the event of a disconnect, the game will continue. The disconnected team member is permitted to try to rejoin the game in progress. Once the game where the disconnect happens concludes, the disconnected player will be given a five minute window to reconnect. If they cannot re-connect, the match will proceed 3 on 2.
Will the winner get a prize?
Yup. Prizes will be given to members of the victorious team.
The typical deal applies here. Have fun, be respectful. There’s a difference between playful trash talking and legitimately trying to belittle your opponents. We’re all allegedly adults and know where that line is, so stay on the right side of it. Turn off the part of you that gets offended easily. Ell signed up for the tournament and as such gets a spot. You can’t quit if he’s on your team – them’s the breaks.
Good luck and thanks for participating!