Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #14, July 29th!

#1 Edited by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

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

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:

US Giant Bomb Community Tournament winners:


- 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.


Map pool:

  • Cloud Kingdom LE
  • Daybreak LE
  • Ohana LE
  • Antiga Shipyard
  • Condemned Ridge
  • Shakura Plateau
  • Entombed Valley
  • Tal'darim Altar LE

+ 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:

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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)


The sign up page is here

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 anUS accountin order to participate. (Or a time pass in case you're from Europe and don't have a US account) “I have some guest passes available as does other members of the forums”

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 Sunday July 29th, 12:30PM CST(Central US), 1:30PM EST(East Coast US), 10:30AM PST(Pacific Coast US),7:30:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time), 17:30:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

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 CST / 1:30PM EST / 10:30AM PST /7:30:00 PM CEST / 17:30:00 GMT. 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.

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

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

"The tournament is going to start on Sunday April 29th"

Ha. Anyways, I'm in.

#3 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

This is for time travelers only

its fixed now

#4 Posted by YI_Orange (1223 posts) -


#5 Posted by Slag (5699 posts) -

Arggh yet another I can't make . Hope you guys have fun.

#6 Posted by Moztacular (525 posts) -

Been a long time since a terran player has won, someone needs to step up!

#7 Edited by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

yea we need to get some Terran players so it wont all be PvZ

#8 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -

Terran player are too buy crying about queen range lol.

#9 Edited by YI_Orange (1223 posts) -

@haffy: Terran seems to be in kind of a bad spot now. High Templars and Zerg Tier 3 just demolish a Terran army unless controlled amazingly well. Terran timings are getting harder and harder to pull off and harass is becoming less and less effective.

That said, I might play Terran for the tournament, just so someone is.

#10 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -

@YI_Orange: Eh, it's kind of hard to feel sorry for Terran lol. They might have it hard now, but it certainly hasn't always been this way.

#11 Edited by YI_Orange (1223 posts) -

@haffy: I guess, but I've always kind of felt that Terrans had to work a lot harder for their wins and I've always found it the most difficult race to play. Microing your army around so it doesn't die is a lot harder than hitting a couple good storms or baneling hits. While Banelings have gotten a bit more difficult to make really good, ultras can just sort of attack move, especially if you mix in some brood lords.

Edit - Not counting the cheese of course.

#12 Posted by haffy (681 posts) -

@YI_Orange: I think it's really hard to say which race is harder. I mean every race has hard points about playing them. To me it's like comparing which sport is harder to play, badminton or tennis. You can come up with why whichever thing your arguing for is harder, but realistically it's hard not to be biased and favor your own race or sports difficulty.

Really I don't think the game has been massively imbalanced at any point. Only the maps were fucking shit. If you look at Antiga Shipyard it's actually still pretty Terran favored, even with the current overall TvZ winrate. I think you could get rid of any imbalances through maps alone. I mean BW did it for something stupid like 8+ years and no balance patches?

#13 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

I am going to post the sign up list up on Saturday to hopefully get more people to sign up

#14 Posted by Slag (5699 posts) -

Man want to play so bad, but I'm almost certainly going to be at work. I play Terran too. :(

Not it matters I'm so rusty, I'd get whupped. And I have feeling most who play in these are above my skill level.

#15 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -
#16 Posted by csl316 (11106 posts) -

I'll be at a nephew's birthday party all day, grr argh.

#17 Posted by Chronologist (291 posts) -

Does anyone know if I can use a new guest pass on the same account I used last time, or do I have to create a completely new account?

#18 Posted by Slag (5699 posts) -

@Chronologist said:

Does anyone know if I can use a new guest pass on the same account I used last time, or do I have to create a completely new account?

Not 100% sure, but I think you need a new account.

I think they expire after 7 hours of gameplay or 14 days since you activated it whichever comes first.

#19 Posted by Chronologist (291 posts) -

@Slag: Yeah I thought that was the case too :(

Well if anyone got a spare guest pass I would be happy to join in anyways, I'll just create a new account then.

#20 Posted by YI_Orange (1223 posts) -

Man, is everyone who played in the KotHs from reddit or something?

#21 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1547 posts) -

I played for the first time yesterday in more than a year, so yeah, I'll give two people a free win

#22 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

Don't worry even just starting out you most likely better than me just don't forget to sign up

#23 Posted by YI_Orange (1223 posts) -

I thought there was gonna be at least a somewhat good turnout...

#24 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

@YI_Orange: Yeah, won't be much of a tournament with only three people.

Make that two, actually. Sorry, Hennet, but I won't be able to make it for this tournament.

Unless it's a quick KotH like we've been having recently, I don't think it's worth it to try another one of these tourneys before HotS.

#25 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

@YI_Orange: I was Thought there was going to be a good turn out perhaps the next tournament just needs to wait till heart of the swarm

#26 Posted by Bouz (105 posts) -

Dammit guys I forced myself to get up for this.

#27 Edited by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -
#28 Posted by Hennet_sim (350 posts) -

Congrats to Bouz for a hard fought victory

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