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Zero-K 1v1 Weekly Tournament March 6th, 2021

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Hello and welcome back to the ninth week of Lobster Roll weeklies! We near the end.

WEEK NINE



A few housekeeping notes:

* This is your LAST CHANCE to earn 1v1 points before the end of the season. If you want to move up a spot or two, I highly recommend you come out and play. (#10 is something special, hint hint)

* Make sure to be in discord/zktourney 5 mins before tourney start so I can actually make sure the bracket is right. This seems to have been forgotten last week...


Signup link is [url=404.com]here.[/url]

Tournament starts at 18:00 UST.

Rules and such are on the Challonge tournament homepage (SUBJECT TO BE EDITED AT ANY POINT).

STREAM LINK https://www.twitch.tv/dominiccasts


Joining the Lobster Roll Weekly Discord is now mandatory to keep up with updates and pings easier. You can join the discord here.

Map Pool TBD Once Again

Other Important Links:

Link to the ranking site for S1
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7 months ago
Please add Random Crags to map pool
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7 months ago
no
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7 months ago
Why not? It's generally been a really solid map choice for tournaments in terms of facplop fairness.
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While I completely agree with the statement
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It's generally been a really solid map choice for tournaments in terms of facplop fairness.

I have to say no on the account of RNG. Adding any amount of RNG besides inherent RNG the engine or the base game itself adds compromises competitive integrity. I would say yes in any other setting, but where this is a ranked series, I have to decline this addition. Updated map pools will be out tomorrow.
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As far as I know the randomly generated maps are guaranteed to be symmetric, so I don't think there is a competitive integrity problem in that sense, but I would be a bit concerned with the potential for bugs or particularly wonky maps.

I would also have sympathy for the position of any competitors who said "the rest of Zero-K is not about rapidly evaluating a brand-new map so why should this particular map in a tournament test that skill".
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7 months ago
I'm for Random crags because a lot of "good" players are actually just well rehearsed on specific maps. You throw something random or unknown their way, and you get a far better measure of their actual talent and understanding of how to play.
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7 months ago


We have new maps!
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7 months ago
Random crags always seems so meh. If we want to remove the rehearsed-maps advantage, let's pick maps that haven't been in 1v1 rotation in a while. I prefer even "bad" maps over random crags.
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quote:
...a lot of "good" players are actually just well rehearsed on specific maps. You throw something random or unknown their way, and you get a far better measure of their actual talent and understanding of how to play.

I don't know that I would feel the need to describe players who get better with some practice and forethought as "good" with quotation marks. Quick adaptation is a skill but I don't think it necessarily deserves to be lauded over other skills.
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7 months ago
Few housekeeping notes:

* Update your games please, we are playing on the latest version
* This is the last 1v1 tournament of the season so your last chance to get (regular) points

And one last big one:

* Due to game support issues, Sapphire Shores v2.2 (wet) has been changed to the dry variant for today's tournament.
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7 months ago
Last tourney is finished.

What a wild ride, man.
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