The Teams Have Been Set. The Tournament Bracket Can Be Found Here:
I will be sending PSN messages to all the participants later tonight.
Destiny: Rise of Iron has been released, and with it has come a long requested PVP feature: private matches.
Since Destiny first came out I've wanted to organize a Giant Bomb community tournament, but until private matches were added it was impossible. Now that they're here, it seems like a good time to do it with a lot of people active in the game playing the new Rise of Iron content. It should be noted, however, that you do not need Rise of Iron to access private matches.
The tournament will be the game mode elimination (Trials of Osiris game mode), and team size will be dependent on the number of participants we have. Once the teams are set, I'll determine seeding by looking up everyone's crucible stats and manually seeding the bracket based on player strength. I'll allow people to choose teammates if they have friends they want to play with and I'll assemble the solo players into teams and try to make them as even as I can based on the information available (destinytracker, trials report, etc.)
For the tournament bracket, I'm thinking double elimination with best 2 of 3 for each round. For the first two matches of a round, each team will choose the map once. If it goes to a third match, the team with the most total points will choose the third map (for example, if the first two matches were scores of 5-3 and 5-4 with each team winning one, the overall score would 9-8 and the team with 9 would choose the map for the third match). The number of rounds in the bracket will depend on the number of teams we end up having.
If you would like to participate, leave your PSN ID in this thread. Also be sure to include the PSN names of friends you'd like on your team and I will consider that their entry as well. I can't guarantee that all of them will be on your team because I don't know the team size yet, but include as many people as you want and I'll try to keep those groups as teammates in some capacity. Please only include the names of people you know will participate. It would also be helpful to include your timezone and the times of day you're typically available to play.
If you're concerned about your PVP skill, this isn't intended to be ultra serious. I will do my very best to make the teams as even as possible and avoid having any one team be stacked with only very good players or only weaker players.
This won't kick off until at least next weekend, or possibly later (or never) if there isn't enough interest within the next week. Once we have a enough people to start, I'll make a PSN message thread with everyone included, which will be an easier way to schedule matches and communicate than using Giant Bomb.