Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #11, September 17th!

#1 Edited by Thule (721 posts) -

Welcome to the eleventh Giant Bomb US community Starcraft II tournament!

It's been awhile since there's been a tournament and VicRamen asked me to host another one, so you can thank him for this one. Also, I'm sorry there haven't been any new EU tournaments yet(for the EU players reading this) but I promise I'll host another EU tourney for you guys soon.

This tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you're welcome to come spectate even if you're not participating.

Hall of Fame:

Decided to create a Hall of Fame to commemorate the past winners.

US Giant Bomb Community Tournament winners:

Rules:

- The tournament will be played in a double elimination format. This means you'll have to lose twice in order to be eliminated.

- The semi-final(Losers's bracket and Winner's bracket) and final matches will be played as a Best-of-3.

- If a player drops from a match, he may request a rematch, assuming the match was relatively even.

- No cheating or use of exploits is allowed.

- Spectating other people's matches is allowed, assuming you don't have to play a match yourself. But please be courteous enough to leave if a player experiences lag due to a large number of spectators.

Maps:

Map pool:

  • Antiga Shipyard
  • Nerazim Crypt
  • Abyssal Caverns
  • Shakuras Plateau
  • Tal'Darim Altar LE
  • The Shattered Temple
  • Typhon Peaks

+ Map to play on will be determined by elimination. Each player will eliminate one map each until only one map remains to play on. (You can also just come to a consensus together on which map you want to play on)

+ In the Best-of-3's in the semi-final and final the loser gets to pick the map after the first game.

How to sign up:

Sign-up page is now live! Sign up here.

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Official sign-ups will be done via the Challonge website on the day of the tournament itself. This is done to eliminate people who sign up a week ahead of time and then never show up. You'll have the ability to sign up officially until the starting time of the tournament(listed below). You will need a Challonge account to sign up. (also below)

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If you want to join, please post your desire to do so in this thread, it'll get me some idea of how many people I should be expecting.

You also need an US Battle.net account in order to participate. (Or a time pass in case you're from Europe and don't have a US account)

I´m also making it a requirement for everyone to sign up using their own Challonge account. The advantage of this is that you´ll be able to report the outcome of your matches yourself, rather than waiting for me to update the brackets.

You can sign up for a free Challonge account here.

When:

The tournament is going to start on Saturday September 17th, 12:30PM CDT(Central US), 1:30PM EST(East Coast US), 10:30AM PDT(Pacific Coast US), 19:30PM CEST(Central Europe)

If you're not sure about the timezones, check here. (Also let me know if I made a mistake)

Sign-ups will be open until 12:30PM CDT / 1:30PM EST / 10:30AM PDT / 19:30PM CEST. This means you should arrive/sign up before those times, otherwise you won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate. Signing up will only take a minute, but don't be late, because if you don't sign up, you cannot participate.

I'll post the sign-up page on the day of the tournament. Bracket will be posted after sign-ups are closed.

Remember to join the 'giantbomb' channel on Battle.net to meet everyone and find your opponent(s) quickly.

Streaming:

Giant Bomb user Vic_Ramen will stream and commentate some matches. Other streamers are also very welcome.

You can find Vic_Ramen's stream here.

#2 Posted by supermike6 (3757 posts) -

Sweet! Hopefully I'll be able to do better than 0-2 this time! 

#3 Posted by jelekeloy (469 posts) -

Maybe I'll be good enough to enter next time... Have fun guys!

#4 Posted by csl316 (10538 posts) -

Nice to see this coming back, huzzah. If only I didn't retire and become a full time spectator.

#5 Posted by CrazyBagMan (873 posts) -

I think I will actually do it this time.

#6 Posted by memphis (9 posts) -

Im in.. SelectStaR #960

#7 Posted by Shibbxyz (289 posts) -

time to find a spare US trial accout again :D

#8 Posted by Thule (721 posts) -

Also, if you're an EU player without a US account or guest pass, but want to participate, then you might want to ask this guy.

#9 Posted by Mijati (1016 posts) -

Roughly what time will the sign-ups start at on the Saturday?

Will definitely try and sign-up, have a US account that's for things just like this although have been slacking with playing lately so will have to try and get some practise in between now and then (and some on the US servers instead of EU to get used to the latency).

How many players do you get for this approximately? Always missed these tournaments before until they're over so never paid much attention.

#10 Edited by Thule (721 posts) -

@DarkDude said:

Roughly what time will the sign-ups start at on the Saturday?

Will definitely try and sign-up, have a US account that's for things just like this although have been slacking with playing lately so will have to try and get some practise in between now and then (and some on the US servers instead of EU to get used to the latency).

How many players do you get for this approximately? Always missed these tournaments before until they're over so never paid much attention.

I usually open the sign-ups a couple hours before the tournament starts. Don't worry there will be plenty of time to sign up.

The number of players participating varies somewhat, but it's usually something between 20 and 50 for the US tournaments.

#11 Posted by MauveForest (605 posts) -

@Shibbxyz: check your pm, I sent you a code

#12 Posted by Thule (721 posts) -

I've got a spare guest pass code, so if you're from the EU server and want to participate, send me a PM and I'll give you the code. It's first come, first serve though.

#13 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

Very excited for another tournament. It has been too long since the last one.

#14 Posted by Shibbxyz (289 posts) -
@MauveForest: Thanks man! :D
#15 Posted by baldgye (771 posts) -

I can't make this one... but I'm looking forward to the next EU one... where I wont forget about the loosers bracket!! :P LOL

#16 Posted by zeshakag (24 posts) -

Hey this is exciting. As an avid watcher and follower of Giantbomb I'm been waiting for a chance to play with other GiantBombers. I would like to participate. I already registered for Challonge and me being a student, I should be able to show up on the 17th.

#17 Posted by EkajArmstro (428 posts) -

I'll try to play assuming I'm not busy.

#18 Posted by supermike6 (3757 posts) -

Oh god, I just realized this tournament is in two days, and I haven't played at all in over a week.

Oh no!

#19 Posted by imsh_pl (3467 posts) -

I vote for Shibb.

Tell me how much I've won after the tournament.

#20 Posted by SelkciPlum (31 posts) -

I'll sign up GGincSelkciP.162. Sucks the EUs are participating, I wanted a chance at winning :P

#21 Edited by Thule (721 posts) -

The sign-up page is now live. You can sign up here

I've also added the map pool to the first post.

#22 Posted by Mijati (1016 posts) -

Signed up.

Not expecting to get too far as haven't played much at all recently.

Are we allowed to Race Switch between games? I've recently switched from Protoss to Zerg and there's some match-ups I'd rather play as Protoss than Zerg so would I be allowed to do that or do I have to stick to one race?

#23 Posted by Vic_Ramen (37 posts) -

Switching races is fine! :). I dont believe there was ever a set rule so i guess im saying it now? you can play whatever race you please :). Were here to have some friendly competition, nothing too serious 9which will be apparent in the cast i promise). so just have fun :D

#24 Posted by Thule (721 posts) -

@DarkDude said:

Signed up.

Not expecting to get too far as haven't played much at all recently.

Are we allowed to Race Switch between games? I've recently switched from Protoss to Zerg and there's some match-ups I'd rather play as Protoss than Zerg so would I be allowed to do that or do I have to stick to one race?

Yes, if you're comfortable doing so, then you're totally allowed to switch between races each game.

#25 Posted by Thule (721 posts) -

Tournament starts in 1 hour, don't forget to sign up!

#26 Posted by Hennet_sim (349 posts) -

My goal is not to lose every single game my hope is to take a round.

#27 Posted by Mijati (1016 posts) -

Thanks for organising it, was fun although am a bit disappointed to go out without winning a game but against two Masters players never really stood a chance but feel I could have won the first game against Shibb as had an advantage after sniping his hatch but forgot to put drones back into gas after building a roach warren meaning losing to banes :(.

Will definitely be back for the next tournament and hopefully will have played a lot more before then so looking forward to it. Top 8 finish for my first tournament isn't bad though ;)

#28 Edited by Thule (721 posts) -

Thanks for playing everyone! Hopefully we'll have some more people playing next time. Congrats to Shibb for winning the tournament! Thanks Vic Ramen for streaming and providing a prize for the tournament winner!

Supreme Champion:Shibbxyz
Worthy Adversary:haffy
Maybe Next Time:GGincSelkciP.162
4th place:EkajArmstro #769
5th place tie:Wil #317
Thule #469
7th place tie:Hennet_sim
Mijati #333

@DarkDude said:

Thanks for organising it, was fun although am a bit disappointed to go out without winning a game but against two Masters players never really stood a chance but feel I could have won the first game against Shibb as had an advantage after sniping his hatch but forgot to put drones back into gas after building a roach warren meaning losing to banes :(.

Will definitely be back for the next tournament and hopefully will have played a lot more before then so looking forward to it. Top 8 finish for my first tournament isn't bad though ;)

Thanks for playing dude. Yeah, it sucks you didn't get to play some more people of your own level, but hopefully we'll have some more lower level players next time.

#29 Posted by ZombiePie (6153 posts) -

StarCraft is a bunch of fraudulent lies. No crafting = NO DEAL!!!!

Moderator
#30 Posted by Thule (721 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

StarCraft is a bunch of fraudulent lies. No crafting = NO DEAL!!!!

You have to build a workbench in-game before you can do any crafting, it's just stars otherwise.

#31 Posted by imsh_pl (3467 posts) -

@Thule said:

Thanks for playing everyone! Hopefully we'll have some more people playing next time. Congrats to Shibb for winning the tournament!

@imsh_pl said:

I vote for Shibb.

Tell me how much I've won after the tournament.

I want my money now please.

#32 Posted by ZombiePie (6153 posts) -

@Thule said:

@ZombiePie said:

StarCraft is a bunch of fraudulent lies. No crafting = NO DEAL!!!!

You have to build a workbench in-game before you can do any crafting, it's just stars otherwise.

They should just call their game StaRTS then.

Moderator
#33 Posted by Hennet_sim (349 posts) -

@Thule said:

Thanks for playing dude. Yeah, it sucks you didn't get to play some more people of your own level, but hopefully we'll have some more lower level players next time.

Where is the fun of playing people your own level :D

#34 Posted by SelkciPlum (31 posts) -

Thanks for putting on the tournament! Always love them

#35 Posted by Shibbxyz (289 posts) -

Thanks for the games guys! Was a lot of fun, can't wait for next one :D

#36 Posted by Hennet_sim (349 posts) -
#37 Posted by supermike6 (3757 posts) -

Shit, I totally forgot this was happening. Whoops.

#38 Posted by csl316 (10538 posts) -
@ZombiePie said:

@Thule said:

@ZombiePie said:

StarCraft is a bunch of fraudulent lies. No crafting = NO DEAL!!!!

You have to build a workbench in-game before you can do any crafting, it's just stars otherwise.

They should just call their game StaRTS then.

 
 
Anyway, good work Shibb!

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