Giant Bomb Community Tournament Discussion Thread

#1 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

I thought it'd be a good idea to restart the SC2 tournaments. Things have kinda died down lately and the SC2 forums haven't been very active in the past few months. I'm hoping to start them again and hopefully we'll have a decent group of people joining in.

I'm also hoping we can use this thread for general questions or ideas about the tournament. I'd be much obliged if a moderator would sticky this thread.

I'm currently thinking of hosting a tournament in February. It could be a US or EU tournament or both, depending on the interest from each server.

What I currently want to know from you is:

1. Are you interested in new community tournaments? Please post here if so, I can't gauge the interest if you don't post.

2. What server(s) are you able/willing to join for tournaments. I can host tournaments on the EU and US servers.

3. What's your ladder rank/skill level?

#2 Edited by zels (204 posts) -

@Thule: Tournaments would be fine but I'd really be interested in other events, like community FFAs, custom games, team games (4v4s, 3v3s, so on).

Server: EU

Rank: I haven't played ladder in a long time, used to be gold/plat. Now probably silver.

#3 Edited by Thule (692 posts) -

@zels said:

@Thule: Tournaments would be fine but I'd really be interested in other events, like community FFAs, custom games, team games (4v4s, 3v3s, so on).

I understand that. However, personally, my main interest is running a competition and competing myself.

Organizing a team game, custom game or FFA isn't really my thing, that's more up to you as a player. Contact other active Giant Bomb players and ask them whether they'd be interested in playing.

I'll see what I can do on that front, but I'm not gonna promise anything.

#4 Posted by Chronologist (267 posts) -

Yeah!

It would be great if we started those up again. It's been a while :)

EU Platinum Terran reporting in!

And yeah, customs, team games and stuff like that would be great to throw in between or something like that. Perhaps not necessarily as organised as the tournaments.

#5 Edited by zels (204 posts) -

@Thule: kk, sorry for posting it in this thread, thought that classified as an "event". I thought that it would be a good idea to get something like that going every week or so. Tournaments can be difficult to organize and require a lot of time from each person. A weekly "get together, play some pre-agreed game type" would be a more free, open option.

But I digress, I'm cluttering the thread up with OT material.

EDIT: Still, consider me interested in the tournaments. wouldn't be able to play regularly, but I'd be interested when available.

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Keep in mind, everyone, that there has been a pretty good demand on SC2 tourneys in my Gaming Hub thread, so Thule and I are working together on reviving the action and getting the community organized.

#7 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

@zels said:

@Thule: kk, sorry for posting it in this thread, thought that classified as an "event". I thought that it would be a good idea to get something like that going every week or so. Tournaments can be difficult to organize and require a lot of time from each person. A weekly "get together, play some pre-agreed game type" would be a more free, open option.

But I digress, I'm cluttering the thread up with OT material.

EDIT: Still, consider me interested in the tournaments. wouldn't be able to play regularly, but I'd be interested when available.

No need to apologize. It's a good idea, and it's what this thread is for, it's just not something that I think requires me to organize. Organizing it requires only one person to set a date, time and game-type and people could participate simply by showing up.

#8 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

Cheers for starting a thread like this - I do miss these forums. I'd love to play in some community tournaments, I'm in EU but havent laddered in1v1 for ages (I always got bad ladder anxiety), so I'm probably not diamond level anymore.

#9 Posted by Grimluck343 (1148 posts) -

Would love to compete with other duders. US gold.

#10 Posted by blaze503 (189 posts) -

yeah i would be up for a tournament, i am on both EU and NA servers as a Diamond Protoss

#11 Posted by Rokkaku (221 posts) -

Am only in Silver (EU) but I'd like to participate

#12 Posted by Jazz2 (151 posts) -

I would definitely participate in the EU tourney.

#13 Posted by Tamaster92 (271 posts) -

i just got starcraft fianlly this week so id love some community tournements, im in the uk so euro sevrer here

#14 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

I'm game, I have accounts on both NA and EU

#15 Posted by Mijati (884 posts) -

1) Yes!

2) NA and EU

3) Platinum

#16 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -

1. I'd be very interested in participating in a GB tournament. Sounds like lots of fun.

2. North America

3. Gold

#17 Posted by Hennet_sim (339 posts) -

I would be intrested i am on the

us sever

was gold not probably back to bronze

#18 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -

If the date/time works out I'd play ... even though I'm really out of practice and bad right now. 
 
NA 
 
Diamond

#19 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

I've wanted to jump back in and play some more, this would give me a good reason to.

NA/platinum. I'm not platinum, though, I just got really bad people for my placement matches. The last guy SCV rushed me like 13 minutes into a game. I had an expansion up and everything. It was cute. I would probably put myself at low/mid gold.

My main problem is picking a race to play. I played terran for the majority of my SC2 time but I've had stints with zerg and protoss. The obvious answer is random but I want to stick with 1 race and learn it well. I'm thinking protoss. I dunno...

#20 Posted by Rokkaku (221 posts) -

@Bwast: This is exactly what I do. My main is Protoss but I keep trying out the other races for like 10 games or so at a time on the ladder, so I never make that much progress. I keep questioning whether I should play Protoss or Terran and can never decide.

#21 Posted by TobbRobb (4579 posts) -

I haven't played since september and was silver back then >.>. I won't have time to practice either, still I am good for some games. Especially if it ends up with dumb customs for 2 more hours afterwards like in the past. :P

Account on EU, Silver/Bronze dudes can just send a PM and help me shake the rust off.

#22 Posted by Vajngi (14 posts) -

1) I would really like some more GB tournaments, but saturdays were normally bad for me. So basicly i am interested, i just cannot commit at this moment. :)

2) I only have a EU account, so EU for now.

3) I was platinum, haven't played much in the last couple of months, so i might be gold by now :). But i can gg like a pro. :)

#23 Posted by Moztacular (466 posts) -

1) always interested baby!
 
2) US
3) I'd probably just want to watch or cast.

#24 Edited by Brother_PipPop (252 posts) -

I'd love to play...though im in bronze in ones. BUT plat in 2's/3's/4's (not that that means much) Also NA

#25 Posted by Niche (87 posts) -

1) Yes, I wondered where the monthly tournaments went.

2) EU

3) Platinum

#26 Posted by Slag (3995 posts) -

1) yeah sure, tournery sounds fun

2) US

3) been a couple seasons since I played but Gold, so probably Silver now.

#27 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

1. Interested it if it comes within the next 10 days or so :P

2. US server please

3. Plat

#28 Posted by EthanML (451 posts) -

Would definitely love it if these started happening again, count me in.

EU Diamond Protoss.

#29 Edited by supermike6 (3540 posts) -

Tournaments are fun! I'd love to have the community tournaments back.

NA

Platinum

#30 Posted by crypticsc (38 posts) -

Yes

NA

Masters

#31 Posted by Vic_Ramen (29 posts) -

Down to cast or maybe play again if Moz wants to jump back in haha, my stream has been far less than cooperative lately though.

#32 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

I'm glad to see that there's still alot of interest in this. I'm also glad to see alot of new people who I've never seen on the SC2 forums before.

I'll host a tournament on both EU and NA servers in February somewhere. I'll probably open the tournament thread about 2-3 weeks before the tournament is scheduled to give you guys plenty of heads-up time.

#33 Posted by wchigo (539 posts) -

*sigh*

I miss these...

#34 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

@Thule said:

I'm glad to see that there's still alot of interest in this. I'm also glad to see alot of new people who I've never seen on the SC2 forums before.

I'll host a tournament on both EU and NA servers in February somewhere. I'll probably open the tournament thread about 2-3 weeks before the tournament is scheduled to give you guys plenty of heads-up time.

awesome!!

#35 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

I'd be intersted in losing first round for sure. Haven't played since october but I was silver on NA. Also would be into some group stuff.

#36 Posted by ConfusedCrib (20 posts) -

1) I'm new here but yes I would enjoy playing

2) US

3) (Low) Masters random

But if you're looking for an easy way to do it you should most definitely use http://www.z33k.com/

#37 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

I'd be intersted in losing first round for sure. Haven't played since october but I was silver on NA. Also would be into some group stuff.

yeah if its anything like the last tounrys Thule set up it will have a loosers bracket for everyone sub diamond :P (me included if I rememeber to not just go offline after my game lol)

#38 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I would definitely play!

NA

Gold

#39 Posted by awesomatic (28 posts) -

Yes I am ready for another round of sc2 tournaments. For those people who want to play custom games, it usually happens right after the tournament finals.

#40 Posted by Harmonic (18 posts) -

I would love to participate in another one of these.

US server

Diamond level

#41 Posted by MG1989 (19 posts) -

Im late posting here but more tornaments sound good.

EU Server

Silver

#42 Posted by ConstantineL (84 posts) -

I would love to play in a GB SC2 tournament. However, I am really limited on when I can play, so I may not be able to participate in any given tournament.

1.Yes. If I can, I would love to play.

2.NA/AM server

3.platinum

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