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LR 1v1 Tourney (8/13/22)

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to...

THE LOBSTER ROLL SERIES



This season features several fixes to past issues from the series, so please read the following points well:

  • The map bans have been simplified from p1-p2-p2-p1, p1 pick (the useless 4th ban system) to p1-p1-p2-p2, p1 pick, with the loser of every game getting to ban 3 maps from the pool, which will sit at a consistent 8. This should throw some more power into the hands of p2 when banning while also making the 4th ban actually functional. Full rules have been updated to be consistent with this ruling.

  • Section 1.1.1 has been added to the rules, which invokes a 45 minute time limit on games in order to keep brackets running efficiently.

  • I know I have said before that I have been disapproving of random maps as they, at least in my mind, took away from competitive integrity. However, after casting the latest 2v2 tournament as of the time of me writing this (8/6) I am willing to admit that some of them are consistent enough to at least be considered for testing in LR tournaments. As such, Random Plateaus will see a few appearances in our rotation this season.

As always, you can find the full rules document here.

Also, some notes regarding this seasons formatting:

  • There will be 10 weekly tournaments in this season, plus a 11th tournament that will take the top 16 tourney participants (calculated using a TrueSkill algorithm). This last tournament will decide a season champion.

  • The tournaments may vary between 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and FFA. The tournaments may not always be in order, so don't always count on the next week being that type of tourney.

  • I will be in college this time around, so USA government holidays are likely to be break weekends for this series, as I will likely be going home to help my parents. That being said, if anyone would like to shoot me a message on discord to cover those weekends, feel free.

Now its time to talk about...

THE TOURNAMENT (LR S3 #1)

  • Start time is 1400 CST. That's 1900 UTC, for y'all Europeans.


  • Tournament will be 1v1 format.

  • Everything except grand finals will be Bo1, GF will be Bo3.

  • Map pool coming soon(tm).

  • This tourney will count towards the seasonal ranking. Make sure to give it your all!


Hope to see you all next Saturday!
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49 days ago
I want to join
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49 days ago
Hello
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49 days ago
Friendly reminder - signups for LR tournaments are on challonge, not on ZK forum.
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45 days ago
Friendly reminder we are halfway through signups.
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43 days ago
Signups will end at 1200 UTC (or 1700 UTC) Tomorrow.

I'm going to go ahead and say that unless we get 6 people by that time, bracket isn't going to fire.
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43 days ago
I suppose I'll sign, but I'll say the third-party website registration, lengthy ruleset, and relatively short notice might be annoying barriers for some players.
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43 days ago
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third-party website registration

Is this really that big of an issue for players? For most other games third party registration is completely normal.
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43 days ago
A shame I can't make it today - it's the only weekend in all of them that I have an obligation. Good luck with things!
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43 days ago
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Is this really that big of an issue for players? For most other games third party registration is completely normal.

Yep, it's a fairly big barrier to entry.
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43 days ago
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Yep, it's a fairly big barrier to entry.


Howso?
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43 days ago
USrankQrow: Mostly this: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/reitXJgJXFzKpdKyd/beware-trivial-inconveniences

After having worked in a consulting environment for a while I've realized just how much these little things matter. Make things even a bit easier for people to do (minimize decisions needed, uncertainty, needing to look things up) and the likelihood of a timely and helpful response goes waaaaaay up.
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43 days ago
Everyone,

Tournament today is cancelled due to me getting robbed. Multiple items stolen including my gaming laptop. Series will be put on hold until further notice.

I apologize for the inconvenience.
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