Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (FINISHED)

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Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (FINISHED)

Postby MrToffee » 09 Jan 2014, 02:18

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Update (30/1/14): It starts now! http://challonge.com/rvmcny

Hear ye, hear ye. Let’s celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities with an official tournament! As per these unique fights, we’ll be putting in a special stipulation or two to keep in theme with the upcoming Year of the Horse.

Here are the rules to spice things up:

- Players are only allowed to use the following Brigades: Te Tero, Mizraki’s Sandhounds, Les Grognard, Mallico’s Madmen, Her Devoted, Dies Irae.

-There will be eight slots available for this tourney. If there’s a huge demand in the next few weeks, we’ll extend it to 16 slots.

-For each bracket, contesting players have up to three days to finish their matches. The player who sends the invite and does not get a response from his/her opponent within three days will advance by default.

-The actual tournament will start on January 30. The tourney will go on until a winner is declared. As usual, just declare the match outcome here or PM me so that I can update the Challonge board.

-The top three players will get 50, 25 and 15 lodestones respectively. (Winner gets 50, third place gets 15).

Application for this awesome tournament begins now! Just send over your gamertag/username via PM and I’ll add you in the oncoming Challonge bracket chart. We’ll put updates on this also on Twitter[url](https://twitter.com/RavenmarkSaga)[/url] and on Facebook [url](https://www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga)[/url].

Good luck!

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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Nicko » 09 Jan 2014, 03:08

I would have participated but I use none of the brigades allowed :(
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Madliver » 09 Jan 2014, 05:15

Yeah, this sounds like my kind of fight. I'm in - will also send a PM.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Feyd » 09 Jan 2014, 06:49

I'm in
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby SoonerJBD » 09 Jan 2014, 08:20

Count me in. Some of my favorite brigades.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aria » 09 Jan 2014, 09:03

I'll get in on this
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby edenchen » 09 Jan 2014, 09:21

I want in please!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aetherion » 09 Jan 2014, 10:06

Can I get in on this?
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Julio » 09 Jan 2014, 13:25

I'll join :)
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Grozny » 09 Jan 2014, 15:17

I'm in!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Rhosa » 09 Jan 2014, 17:56

Im in!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Isaac » 09 Jan 2014, 18:50

I'm in if theirs space
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby SoonerJBD » 09 Jan 2014, 19:16

Sounds like we may get 16!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Suetonius » 09 Jan 2014, 21:41

Sign me up as well.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Dubber » 10 Jan 2014, 02:16

Im in!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 10 Jan 2014, 02:59

Wow, that's a quick & awesome response. So cool!

Here's who we got. Two more, and we've got 16! Tell your friends about it if you can.

Madliver
Feyd
SoonerJBD
Aria
edenchen
Aetherion
Julio
Grozny
Rhosa
TheOneCrydd
Maxine
Suetonius
Dubber
Isaac
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Esoteric » 10 Jan 2014, 04:44

Sad. I only have Her Devoted
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aetherion » 10 Jan 2014, 07:40

I'm still totally on board, but why no Charging Charlies? Those guys are my bros lately! :D
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aria » 10 Jan 2014, 11:01

Boars aren't horses.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Feurio » 10 Jan 2014, 11:06

I'll just give it a try: i'm in. 8-)
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aetherion » 10 Jan 2014, 15:12

Oh, of course. At first glance I just thought it was any Cavalry or Light Cavalry heavy brigades. Apparently only brigades with three horse-based units, then. My bad.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby shinimai » 11 Jan 2014, 10:44

I'll try it! They are some of my main brigades.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Warbaby » 11 Jan 2014, 11:59

If you go to 32, I'll try it.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 14 Jan 2014, 04:54

Here's the updated 16-player list:
Madliver
Feyd
SoonerJBD
Aria
edenchen
Aetherion
Julio
Grozny
Rhosa
TheOneCrydd
Maxine
Suetonius
Dubber
Isaac
Feurio
shinimai

The big question is: should we expand? After much discussion with the team, we've figured out a few ways around this:
a) Get up to 32 players. So if you can spread the word and get 16 more in the fray, we can start on the intended date (Jan. 27)
b) If we can't get up to 32 and we get a nice round number, we'll do a group stage tournament instead of a double elimination tourney.

We'd love to hear your insights & suggestions. Let's catch 'em all, guys & gals!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Nicko » 14 Jan 2014, 09:05

Like I said, since I almost never use the allowed brigades I just feel like I don't have any chance in this. Plus I'm not looking forward to seeing her devoted fielded every game.
That said, if you're hurting for players I will happily join and serve as fodder :)
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Aetherion » 14 Jan 2014, 10:38

Nicko wrote:Like I said, since I almost never use the allowed brigades I just feel like I don't have any chance in this. Plus I'm not looking forward to seeing her devoted fielded every game.
That said, if you're hurting for players I will happily join and serve as fodder :)


What do you think I'm here for? :D
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Ringel » 14 Jan 2014, 10:59

I'll join in as fodder if it helps bring your numbers to 32.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby edenchen » 14 Jan 2014, 12:06

32 actually sounds like a long run...
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 16 Jan 2014, 00:31

Apart from group stage format, our team suggested another type: Swiss-System.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby SoonerJBD » 16 Jan 2014, 00:38

Seems too complicated to me. I understand a group stage tournament much better, but I'm a soccer fan. Not sure if non-footie fans are familiar with that format either.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby TheOneCrydd » 16 Jan 2014, 01:53

SoonerJBD wrote:Seems too complicated to me. I understand a group stage tournament much better, but I'm a soccer fan. Not sure if non-footie fans are familiar with that format either.


Swiss is very simple. What is it you find complicated?
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby SoonerJBD » 16 Jan 2014, 02:12

How opponents are selected.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Maxine » 16 Jan 2014, 21:54

Swiss format please! Fun and interestesting format for largish tournies.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby TheOneCrydd » 17 Jan 2014, 02:48

SoonerJBD wrote:How opponents are selected.


Admin will pick those for you.

You just play.

Swiss is basicly winner vs winner and looser vs looser. All the way.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Rooster6133 » 17 Jan 2014, 13:35

Yea, Swiss is good if it's based on a point system. 3 points for a win? 0 for a loss? Play until there is no longer a undefeated player? But usually you cut to the top 4 if it's 16 or less, or top 8 if it's 16 or more, then play another set of matches. If you don't do it that way, you might as well call it single elim, because the only people who will place is the winners, might as well drop after 1st loss. Plus running it as Swiss you don't have to have a even amount of players, one player will get a first round bye.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Rooster6133 » 17 Jan 2014, 13:42

SoonerJBD wrote:Seems too complicated to me. I understand a group stage tournament much better, but I'm a soccer fan. Not sure if non-footie fans are familiar with that format either.


Not sure what's is actually called, but in soccer they do use a variation of Swiss tournament, point system is really all it is. I think in soccer it's max 10pts
1pt for each goal up to 3
5pt for a win
2pt for a shutout =10pt
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Wolfish » 17 Jan 2014, 22:32

I'm in if you'll have me
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Mahkumazahn » 18 Jan 2014, 09:20

I would love to play, but I'm fairly busy in the real world right now, so I'm not sure I can guarantee finishing matches on time. I'm ok taking the losses, but I don't know if that would make other people unhappy. If you're doing 16, ignore me, if you're doing more and nobody has reservations about some players getting the occasional unintentional bye, sign me up!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 21 Jan 2014, 00:50

Alright, so we've got our sixteen confirmed players.

Here's the rest so far; hopefully we can get to 32 or at least a round number:
Warbaby
Rooster6133
Nicko
Ringel
Wolfish

Do spread the word about the tourney if you can.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Rooster6133 » 21 Jan 2014, 19:06

Just run it as Swiss format, doesn't need to be even, and you can have any number of players.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Dubber » 23 Jan 2014, 03:05

The problem with Swiss is that you need a playoff for the top players, with no good way to decide tie-breakers. It gets a bit easier with an even number of players, and better still with multiples of 8. But then there is no reason not to run it as a normal elimination tournament.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Rooster6133 » 23 Jan 2014, 22:24

Tie breakers are determined by the total number of wins of the opponents that you played.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Ringel » 24 Jan 2014, 11:32

If you can't get the bodies, I can understand leaving it at 16.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 24 Jan 2014, 20:11

Ringel wrote:If you can't get the bodies, I can understand leaving it at 16.


We can manage a Swiss style tourney; no worries. I'll set up the Challonge page tomorrow night.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Mahkumazahn » 24 Jan 2014, 23:56

You should include me. <3
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 26 Jan 2014, 09:53

Alright, added.

So here's the final list for the Swiss Style tourney:

Madliver
Feyd
SoonerJBD
Aria
edenchen
Aetherion
Julio
Grozny
Rhosa
TheOneCrydd
Maxine
Suetonius
Dubber
Isaac
Feurio
shinimai
Warbaby
Rooster6133
Nicko
Ringel
Wolfish
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Feurio » 27 Jan 2014, 08:12

What's about the New Brigade screaming Nightingales? ;)
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby MrToffee » 28 Jan 2014, 04:10

Feurio wrote:What's about the New Brigade screaming Nightingales? ;)


Right now, we're sticking to the restricted brigades. Unless the rest of the tourney players want it? Lemme know as soon as you can before the 30th.

It seems that The Screaming Nightingales are cavalry-heavy from initial looks.
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Madliver » 28 Jan 2014, 05:24

I'd really like it if they weren't included. There's not a single pole arm in any of the other brigades that are allowed in the tournament.

In my opinion, with all the cavalry, the Nightingales will be a necessity which will severly limit the diversity of brigades we'll see in the tournament.

Also I'll have to level them and I don't think my brain will be able to take playing the same brigade 34 times in one day!
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Re: Lunar New Year: Horse Onslaught Tournament (NOW OPEN)

Postby Feurio » 28 Jan 2014, 06:17

Haha, lol, you're right, that really would be a Pain. :lol:
Just wanted to know, i would have bought them for reason already mentioned. 8-)

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