The Invitational 1 (TI1): NA 5v5 TO Tournament



  • Flying Knight in picture is Pills.

    Click here for the Groups (Note: Only shows record. Doesn’t say who advances)
    Click here for Sunday Bracket
    **

    Saturday Schedule
    **GROUP A

    | Match | Time | Teams | Map | Casters/Streamers | Replay |
    | 1 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | Fight Club **(F|C)
    **vs.
    Tempest Recruits (Ŧ.r)
    | DarkForest
    | Skillz
    twitch.tv/activevarietygaming
    | TBA
    |
    | 2 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | Hardwire **(~Hardwire~)**vs.
    NIRA (пігα)
    | DarkForest
    | Zombo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeFBhxCKws

    | TBA
    |
    | 3 | 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST | Fight Club **(F|C)
    **vs.
    NIRA (пігα)
    | Stoneshill
    | Skillz
    twitch.tv/activevarietygaming
    | TBA
    |
    | 4 | 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST | Tempest Recruits (Ŧ.r)
    vs.
    Hardwire (~Hardwire~)
    | Stoneshill
    | Height
    twitch.tv/heightofabsrudity

    | TBA
    |
    | 5 | 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST | Fight Club **(F|C)
    **vs.
    Hardwire (~Hardwire~)
    | DarkForest
    | Breakfast Warrior
    twitch.tv/phlint95

    | TBA
    |
    | 6 | 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST | Tempest Recruits (Ŧ.r)
    vs.
    NIRA (пігα)
    | DarkForest
    | Height
    twitch.tv/heightofabsrudity
    | TBA
    |

    GROUP B

    | Match | Time | Teams
    | Map | Casters/Streamers | Replay |
    | 7 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | God **(ƓŏƉϮ)
    **vs.
    Nemesis (ηεм)
    | DarkForest
    | Clay
    http://www.twitch.tv/sir_clay
    | TBA
    |
    | 8 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | Bellator **(ℬ)**vs.
    Equilibrium (εq)
    | DarkForest
    | Chuckdatass
    twitch.tv/chuckdatass

    | TBA
    |
    | 9 | 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST | God **(ƓŏƉϮ)**vs.
    Equilibrium (εq)
    | Stoneshill
    | Clay
    http://www.twitch.tv/sir_clay
    | TBA
    |
    | 10 | 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST | Nemesis **(ηεм)
    **vs.
    Bellator (ℬ)
    | Stoneshill
    | Chuckdatass
    twitch.tv/chuckdatass

    | TBA
    |
    | 11 | 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST | God **(ƓŏƉϮ)
    **vs.
    Bellator (ℬ)
    | DarkForest
    | Clay
    http://www.twitch.tv/sir_clay
    | TBA
    |
    | 12 | 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST | Nemesis **(ηεм)
    **vs.
    Equilibrium (εq)
    | DarkForest
    | Chuckdatass
    twitch.tv/chuckdatass

    | TBA
    |

    Sunday Schedule

    | Match | Time | Teams | Map | Casters/Streamers | Replay |
    | 1 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | Winner of Group A
    vs.
    2nd Place of Group B
    | Stoneshill
    | Chuckdatass
    twitch.tv/chuckdatass

    | TBA
    |
    | 2 | 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST | Winner of Group B
    vs.
    2nd Place of Group A
    | Stoneshill
    | Skillz
    twitch.tv/activevarietygaming
    | TBA
    |
    | 3 | 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST | Bronze Match:
    Losers of Match 1
    vs.
    Losers of Match 2
    | DarkForest
    | Chuckdatass
    twitch.tv/chuckdatass

    | TBA
    |
    | 4 | 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST | Grand Finals:
    Winners of Match 1
    vs.
    Winners of Match 2
    | DarkForest
    | Skillz
    twitch.tv/activevarietygaming
    | TBA
    |

    **Summary:
    **Region: NA (North America)
    Friendly Fire: 100%
    Third Person: Disabled
    Modifications: N/A
    Class Balance: 50% rule (1 Archer Limit)
    Duel: One vs One for side
    Map Selection: Stoneshill, Dark Forest, Outpost
    Projectiles: Allowed
    Tournament Format: 2 Groups of 4. Top 2 teams in each group advance to Semi-finals, and then onto finals.
    Winning Conditions: Teams will play the map both attacking and defending. Most progress wins. If the progress is the same, then the team with the fastest completed objective time wins. If all else fails, Best 2 out of 3 5v5 LTS on Arena.

    Spectators: Spectators are not allowed. The only people allowed in the server during a match are the players, refs, and streamers. It is the responsibility of the team to make sure they have no members of their roster or a merc in the server when it starts. If that person is AFK, please ask the ref to check and get rid of them. If a spectator is found to have been in the match, that team will forfeit that match.

    Referees: To Be Decided. However if you want to be a referee just ask in the thread. Referees will not be allowed to referee their own matches. Decisions by HeightofAbsurdity will be final. However if you believe another referee made an incorrect call, come to either HeightofAbsurdity and it will be worked out. A referee must take a screenshot of the final score between the two teams and either give it to either HeightofAbsurdity or post it in this thread with the score and participating teams.

    In-match Rules: Execute good sportsmanship. No trash-talking, trolling, whining, or complaining. Basically don’t be a jerk. You will get one warning. If you do any of these things again you will be banned from the server. If two players are ejected from the same team then that team automatically forfeits the match. In the event of a disconnect or lag spike, if the team can’t sort it out within their remaining pause time and they have no substitute, the match will result in the forfeiture of that team.

    Time: October 11th-12th. If need be, any matches left will be played on the following weekend. The first match will start at 4:00PM EST October 11th. (This is subject to change if the starting time can’t accommodate many people). A schedule is available at the start of this post

    Roster & Roster Time Limit: Rosters may be changed up to October 10th 11:59PM PST. If you’re found to break this rule, please revert back to the old roster/team, or you will be DQ’d. The match will be played with five players. Each team will be allowed a single mercenary (a substitute not already on any rosters) per match in-case someone is unable to play. You may put as many players on your roster as you’d like WHO ARE ACTUALLY A PART OF YOUR CLAN. Adding players from other teams that played in the recent Tempest & Legion 5v5 TO Tournament will require special permission from HeightofAbsurdity to prevent abuse. Substitutes are not allowed to play for any other team nor are they allowed to make their own team. In order to sub a new player in, post the substitution in chat. If you feel it necessary, please call for a pause from the ref to ensure the substitution goes smoothly. Substitutes from other teams that played in the recent Tempest & Legion 5v5 TO Tournament will require special permission from the ref of that match to prevent abuse.

    Who can sign up: Invitational- The following teams are invited:

    Bellator (ℬ)
    Equilibrium (εq)
    Fight Club (F|C)
    God (ƓŏƉϮ)
    Hardwire (~Hardwire~)
    Killers in Lethal Alliance (ĶiĻă)
    Nemesis (ηεм)
    **NIRA (пігα)
    **Tempest Recruits (Ŧ.r)

    **​
    **Disqualification (DQ): If your team does not show up within the 5 minute grace period after the match is scheduled, your team will forfeit that match.

    The tournament directors are allowed to change the rules as they see fit.

    Complete Rules:

    1. Registration

    • Registration will take place on the forums. Post in this thread with your clan/team name, preferred server location, captain & roster. The captain will serve as a liason between the tournament staff and your team.

    • Each clan must be comprised of individuals actually on the roster of that team. If teams are suspected of shopping for players on any of the teams not included in this tournament, then that team will not be allowed to use that individual. When including individuals who were in the last Tempest and Legion 5v5 TO Tournament (besides those explicitly invited to this tournament), please talk to HeightofAbsurdity to get approval before expecting to be able to play that player.

    • The deadline for roster changes or new teams is October 10th, 11:59PM PST. If you try to change your roster after the deadline you will be given the chance to change your roster back to what it was originally. If you fail to revert your roster, your team will be removed from the tournament and taken off the brackets.

    • The match will be played with five players. Each team will be allowed a single substitute in-case someone from their main lineup is unable to play. You may put as many players on your roster as you’d like (minimum 5) that are actually a part of your respective team. If it is suspected that individuals on your roster have been shopped for this tournament or if they claim no affiliation to your team, you will be given a chance to edit them out of your roster. If you do not comply, then your team will be DQ’d. Substitutes are not allowed to play for any other team nor are they allowed to make their own team. In order to sub a new player in during the match, post the substitution in chat. If you feel it necessary, please call for a pause from the ref to ensure the substitution goes smoothly.

    2. Scheduling, Attendance and Score Reporting

    • A schedule will be posted once the brackets are finalized that will detail the times that teams will play and what server they will play on. UPDATE: This schedule has been posted above.

    • Each match must have at least one non-playing referee present. Otherwise the match does not count. The referee must take a screenshot of the final score and post it either in this thread (with score & teams involved) or submit it to a tournament director through some other method and have them confirm reception of it.

    • The matches will be played at the scheduled times. If the previous matches for the server have finished early and both teams are ready before the scheduled time, they can agree to talk to the ref and start the match early. If the match starts later than expected, the five minute grace period begins as soon as both teams have been given the goahead.

    • Teams are only allowed to play the players that are on that team’s roster and a maximum of one mercenary (a substitute who is not on any roster for any team in the tournament) per match. Mercenaries, once employed, may only play for one team throughout the tournament. If a team attempts to field a roster that doesn’t meet these requirements, then they will immediately forfeit the match and either be sent to the Loser’s Bracket or DQ’d based on their position in the bracket. If both teams try to break the rule, a double forfeit will be delivered.

    • Each team will be advised to make the check-in time scheduled 10 minutes before the match takes place. If a team is not ready within the 5 minute grace period of when the match is scheduled to take place, the other team will be given the option to wait up to 5 more minutes for the other team to be ready or call for the forfeiture of the match from the team that is not ready. If the ready team chooses to wait but after five minutes the non-ready team is still not ready,

    • The seeding/group selection will be randomized The entire process will be recorded in one take without any editing.

    3. Server

    • Server location will be decided by the preferred location set during registration, and the number of players from each region.

    • All matches will be played on the server assigned by the schedule unless the teams agree to use another server that meets all the server conditions. The server will then have to be investigated by a ref and have the ref given the admin password.

    • The admin password for each server will be changed and given to the ref for the duration of the match.

    • Each server will have to have all settings specified by the rules in place.

    • A team may, at any point before or between matches, opt to change to a tournament provided server or, if also agreed upon by the other team, another server that satisfies all the conditions above.

    • A referee must verify that all game settings for that server are in keeping with the tournament’s game settings.

    4. Connection Issues

    • If a team suffers connection issues they will be allowed to use pause time (see Section 9: Timeouts) to sort the problem out.

    • If a player has a ping above 120 before the match begins, then the map will be changed to the map that will be played on and the teams will be asked to go to the middle and fight the other team, focusing on the player with a ping of 120 or greater. If the team agrees that it is playable, then that player can play so long as their ping doesn’t consistently spike or the refs notice multiple desyncs and instances of lag.

    • If a person(s) has a lag spike or desync, that player will be issued a warning. After two warnings, the third violation will result in that player being ejected from the game.

    5. Settings

    • Third person is disabled and not allowed.

    • Friendly Fire will be set to 100%

    • Tournament Mode Enabled

    6. Maps

    • The maps will be predetermined. You will be able to view them on the schedule. The following maps will be played (subject to change)

      • Stoneshill
      • Darkforest

    7. Class Balance

    • 50% Rule: No more than half of a team’s composition can be the same class.
    • 1 Archer Limit

    8. Spectators

    • Spectators are not allowed. The only people allowed in the server during a match are the players, refs, and streamers. It is the responsibility of the team to make sure they have no members of their roster or a merc in the server when it starts. If that person is AFK, please ask the ref to check and get rid of them. If a spectator is found to have been in the match, that team will forfeit that match.

    9. Timeouts

    • Each team will be allowed 10 minutes of pause time over the course of the entire match starting when both teams have readied up. If the pause exceeds 10 minutes or the player(s) is/are still unable to play, the next matches will be played.

    10. Format and Winning Conditions

    • Each team will play the predetermined map twice, once defending and once attacking. The team that progresses farther on offense or, if equal progress is made, the team that completed the objectives in a faster time wins. If the match is rendered too close to call by any of the officiating refs, then the match will be decided by tiebreaker: best 2 out of 3 rounds of LTS on Arena. If the Grand Finals go into a tiebreaker, then the teams will play until one team has won 2 more rounds than the opponent.

    • Note: For Dark Forest: If an equal amount of peasants have been killed, then we go to the time system.

    11. Tournament Progression System

    • This tournament will consist of a group stage where two groups of four teams will play round robin on Saturday. The semi-finals and finals will take place on Sunday.

    • In the group stages, the top two teams will advance.

    • If there two teams in the same group both have an equal record, the team that defeated the other team during their match will be ranked above the other team.

    • If there are more than teams in the same group who have all beaten eachother, then the refs will assign a point value to all the games those teams played (including. The team with the highest amount of points between all three matches wins.

    An example of this (only using 3 teams for simplicity’s sake. Matches vs Team D would be included if this were more than merely an example):
    Match 1: Team A finishes DF Objective 3 on offense and Team B is DNF’d on Objective 1 (Score: 10:3)
    Match 2: Team B gets to the King 8 minutes faster than Team C who also gets to the King. Neither King dies (Score: 10:9).
    Match 3: Team A is DNF’d on DF Objective 2 while Team B completes the map with 3 minutes to spare (Score: 10:4).

    Team A: 15 pts. Team B: 13 pts. Team C: 17 pts. Team C advances.

    The scores would be subjective unfortunately, but should be weighted in terms of progression first. Note that Team A got a bit more than 3 times as far than team B so their score is a bit more than 3 times as much. Team B and Team C were close, but eight minutes on the second objective is still a while so it isn’t quite a 10:9. Team B got a bit over twice as far as Team A, hence a 10:4. The hope is that it won’t come down to this, but it is the best solution given the unique progress/time nature of Team Objective.

    12. Cheating

    • Any individual caught hacking/cheating (this includes ghosting) will have their entire team expelled from the tournament.
    • Any individual caught map glitching or exploiting will be either penalized or warned based on their actions.
    • Any individual caught dodging out of flinch into attack will be warned twice and then ejected from the match.

    Disclaimer: It is the right of the tournament directors to change any rules as they see fit until the start of the tournament. Because we cannot predict what will happen during the tournament, if a situation arises that conflicts with the best interest of the players, the tournament director may make calls/decisions that conflict with the rules stated above.



  • As of 9/22/2014, these rules are VERY rough and still in need of review. I just wanted to let everyone know that this is happenin and coming up! I’ll be workin in close partnership with folks in order to try and make this as positive of an experience for folks as possible. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING REF, PLEASE PM ME ON THESE FORUMS OR CONTACT ME ON STEAM!



  • Can I stream jakub?



  • Apus has disbanded.



  • Looking forward to it.



  • well tempest recruit team will be interesting considering i think we only have 2-3? lol

    i would like to stream



  • Team Name: Bellator
    Captain: Simon Exile, the Wolf
    Roster:

    • April
    • King Lapu
    • Sir Quesadilla the Gentle
    • Cervantes
    • Cando Commando
    • Lunam the Android
    • Skippy

    Preferred Location: West/Central



  • Team Name: GOD
    Captain: Ocelotian
    Preferred server location: US Central, US East
    Roster:
    bardoczx ╣battousai╠
    Level 80 Paladin
    Pebble the Peasant
    Taboo
    Maul Cop•҉
    Zэвяд
    Zambie
    Nezz
    Graelyn
    Colt
    JumJum
    Hai Der
    Doomsoldier
    Blob
    CuddleBundles
    ★KontroL★
    мἶšš Ƥἶղƙ ♥
    Master Cracked Fingers
    Jaguar ♥



  • Team Name: Nemesis
    Captain: Palaceer, Infernal
    Roster:

    • Anstii
    • Ashrox
    • CASHBUCK
    • das truck
    • Dire Wolf
    • Doggie
    • Gubar
    • Infernal
    • meh
    • Palaceer
    • PoppyCock
    • Salt

    Preferred Location: West / Denver



  • Team Name: Hardwire Gaming
    Captain: ~Cyanide~
    Roster:
    Cyanide
    UpInFlam3z
    Chrisx711
    Pepper
    Ubermann (German, but his ping stays steady around 120. Would like to see him participate, other teams allowing.)
    HoldWine
    Rathion
    True Muck
    Lemur
    FredKruge
    Ehrgeiz
    TearOfGrace
    Ascended AI
    Shroomz
    Arachnid
    Fornax



  • Team Name: NIRACaptain(s): Park Ranger Stan and StudMuffin**
    Roster:
    **StudMuffin
    Park Ranger Stan
    Pieman
    Sai
    Trooper
    Finnie the Human
    Bean
    Go! Go! Taquito
    Hatchicus
    Orphan Crippler
    Portable Hobbit
    Glutenusmax
    Korgawrath
    Thenix
    Root King

    Preferred Server Location: Dallas/Denver



  • Team Name: Tempest Recruits
    Team Captain: Sir loin of Beefs

    Roster:
    Sir Loin of Beefs
    Bope
    Helios
    Slothz
    Wick
    Frodiziak



  • This will be an interesting tourney! Understanding that teams may have more difficulting finding enough players, I still think these tourneys should be 6v6. 6v6 feels much better/exciting than 5v5.



  • @Mystikkal:

    This will be an interesting tourney! Understanding that teams may have more difficulting finding enough players, I still think these tourneys should be 6v6. 6v6 feels much better/exciting than 5v5.

    i agree tbh, more room for sick double archer strats



  • higher chance I can play the class I want too in a 6v6 but between comp tf2 and csgo, finding that extra person really takes an extra 30 minutes man



  • Team Name : Fight Club
    Captain : Chicken
    Roster:
    Renji
    Korthuran
    Slick
    Lexith
    KingNipples
    Cakebread
    Sleepy
    Sir Gary Betman
    Goregasm
    Chase
    Vagen
    Big Yorkee
    Avocado
    Maulhammed
    Some1337guy
    Taco



  • I have an obligation that’s come up and I won’t be able to make the tournament this weekend. I hope my team is still able to participate.



  • Will the matches be recorded, or only streamed live? It’d be nice if the matches were recorded for later viewing.



  • @jwibagi:

    Will the matches be recorded, or only streamed live? It’d be nice if the matches were recorded for later viewing.

    Both. Will be streamed live, then available as videos to be seen on Twitch. Most likely be uploaded to youtube later for safe keeping.


  • Mod

    Team name: Equilibrium

    Captain: Soldier

    Roster:

    Unborn
    British
    Flame
    Bishop
    Aurance
    Golden
    ddrmaciac
    Amish
    Newt
    Aeon
    Balckout
    Altereggo
    Bluecrown
    clocktower
    colonial
    shivawy
    taco
    pravus
    trifol
    zeek
    tony stark
    Red