This tournament will be the first Pro Duel Zandronum tournament ever. Pro Duel is a mix of Progressive Duel II maps (plus some custom ones from scratch and ports from other games such as Quake Live) and a modification of Eon Weapons with re-balanced weapons for proper competitive play.
Pro Duel can be played just like classic duel if desired, but it also has more depth to it, such as map control and item control. It also relies on using all the weapons effectively.
This is currently only being hosted on the Own-Age servers. Feel free to check it out if you're interested, it's fun! And if you like it, don't forget to sign up for the tournament. (ZDS: [url=zds://220.127.116.11:16660/za]click here to connect[/url])
Join our IRC channel @ Zandronum Main IRC server (irc.zandronum.com): #produel
Tournament registration and general information:
Registration will be managed through challonge.com, here is the direct link to the brackets: http://challonge.com/wm7oanby - players will have to sign-up there, using their in-game nickname.
On October 1, 4:59 PM CEST the seeding will be made and the tournament will start, so the sign-ups will be closed at around 5:00 PM CEST. Players will be able to play their matches once this happens.
The tournament format will be double elimination. The winner of the losers bracket will face off the winner of the normal bracket in the grand finals with a 1 point disadvantage.
General tournament rules:
1 - Players must play the matches in the Own-Age Pro Duel official server only, and will have to record demos and take a screenshot of the final results if needed.
2 - If a player is not present, he will get disqualified and their opponent will advance further in the brackets.
1 - The first map that will be played for all matches will be MAP06 (Heavy Silence)
2 - Losers will pick next map, if required. (only maps from the allowed map pool)
3 - Match spectators are not allowed to talk while a match is in progress.
Allowed map pool:
We carefully selected the best and most balanced maps from all available. These are the only maps that are allowed to be picked if required.
MAP01 (Take Two)
MAP06 (Heavy Silence)
MAP07 (Tomb of the Unwanted)
MAP13 (Ardens Opression)
ZTNDM3 (Blood Run)
IVAN (Unoccupied Territory)
Feel free to ask any questions here in this post. You don't have to confirm your registration here, just sign up here if you intend on playing.
EDIT FOR RESULTS:
Thanks to all of you who participated in the first Pro Duel tournament! This was a blast and I'm looking forward to do more of this in the coming weeks.
Here's the final results:
5th. Decay & Nik
Ru5tK1ng - disqualified.
Langrenus - disqualified. Congrats to Avernus for winning the tournament and not losing a single round! GG!
So what's next now?
Based on what we saw during the tournament, we are going to keep working on the weapons pack to make some slight balance changes (probably only to the Chaingun) and adjustments to make the weapons feel more responsive (such as the Lightning Gun), and we are going to keep working on extra custom maps for Progressive Duel II and completely re-work maps such as Blood Run. After all this is done we will continue to host more tournaments for this and we hope to see you all again here for some good fraggin action.