The Crombowl: Crom’s Seasonal Minigame Tournament
Hey everyone! After the Fury tournament conculded, we’ve decided to learn from the successes and failures of that tournament, and improve upon it to make a better experience for all players involved.
This tournament will take place on the Crom server.
Build your team!
In order to participate, you must first gather a party of up to 10 players. You must them register your team with @MyStygga or on the forums, or Nickromanzer in game. I will then update this thread (see posts below) with the current participating teams for all to view. Please include your group members’ character names, and their class, as well as who the team captain is. The captain will be held responsible for providing screenshots detailing the results of the minigames every week. Please also include your team name! Registration begins July 7th and lasts two weeks, until July 21st. Games will start July 22nd.
After you form your team, it will be placed into one of leagues. The Steel league will consist of experienced players and very well-coordinated teams. The Iron league will consist of newer teams and less experienced players. Before placement, I will ask each team captain which league they think they should be in, as well as consult some knowledgable players on Crom so that teams are placed in the most accurate league possible. Each league will have its’ own bracket.
One notable difference between the Fury tournament and this one is that teams consist of players, not characters. So for example, if I was to play on a team, I could use any of my 3 registered characters on the team. The purpose of this is to allow teams to have players to fill in any slot.
For example, registering a team might look like this:
Registering UNWILLING EXAMPLE TEAM
Guise, guardian, Straight outta Khopshef
Osid, Guardian, Reincarnation
Osidious, Conqueror, Reincarnation
Goldpot, Priest of Mitra, who is goldpot?
Yoshiee, conqueror, unguilded
Solutions, barbarian, unguilded
etc up to 10 players
The format of this minigame tournament will be a double-elimination bracket.
Every week, teams are required to play their tournament match for the week. Because we’re moving to a bracket, games must be completed within a week, or else the entire tournament could get held up. If two teams cannot settle on a time that works, please get a tournament administartor involved so that we can try to find a resolution.
Each team then competes in a best of 3 set of minigames. The rules of these minigames are a little different though: Victory is determined by whoever has more kills when the game ends. That means that if you’re behind in kills, but cap the flag 3 times, you do not win the game. However, if you’re winning in kills, and then cap the skull or finish the game, you win!
Additionally, we are going to try @Lurvi ‘s suggested King System, in order to try to bridge the gap between objectives and kills. If it is well received, we will continue to play it to the end of the tournament, but if it is not, we will switch over to TDM or Flags. Keep me updated with everyone’s thoughts on this system. After the first week of games, I will conduct a poll, and we will decide if we want to continue using the King system or not.
The King System is the following:
Before each game, each team specifies to the other who is the King of their team. The King rewards triple points for each death. Teams CANNOT swap who their king is once the minigame begins. In order to calculate score, simply add up all of each team’s kills, then multiply each king’s deaths by 2 and add it to the enemy team’s kills. The purpose of this change is to incentivize killing tanks and adding a layer of strategy and decision making to killing targets.
After the games are played, each team captain is responsible for screenshotting the results of each game, and sending them to their assigned tournament administrator on the forums. Both captains are strongly suggested to record the outcomes of each game. If one team does not show up at the time the two teams agreed upon, that team is given a loss.
Every first game in each best of 3 is to be played on Hallowed Vaults. The losing captain chooses the next map. All matches must be played on Hallowed Vaults, Totem Torrent, or Lost Temple.
Alright, now we’re getting to the good stuff.
At the beginning of the season, at registration, specify which character account you would like to receive the reward on. The reward will be claimable on any character on the same account as the one with the character you specify. You may change which character you want to receive the reward on at any point during the tournament by messaging @MyStygga on the forums with your player name, and the updated character you want to receive the reward on.
There are a couple tiers of rewards. By progressing higher in the bracket, your team becomes eligible for better rewards
- 500 Atlantean shards
- 25k PvP XP consumable
- 700 Atlantean shards
- 25k PvP XP consumable
- 1000 Atlantean shards
- 25k PvP XP consumable
The winners receive the following:
- 1350 Atlantean shards
- 25k PvP XP consumable
Team Composition Recommendation
While any team can be viable, it is important to stick to a couple of fundamentals:
Try your best to have at least 1 healer. The best compositions generally have two unique healer types.
Try to have at least 1 mage for the mage shield.
Melees are an important part of any team. They are necessary to push casters and punish greedy plays. Try to get at least two on your team!
The best teams generally have 1 soldier
Build synergy: Teams with a lot of synergy outperform those with none. Try to have teams where overlapping debuffs ensure increased damage. For example, HoX, Demo, and ToS all have debuffs that can be used to buff each other’s damage.
While we’d prefer everyone to sign up with a team, if you do not have a team please provide your name and you will be listed as a free agent. Please contact other free agents to create a team!
Free agents must register by the registration deadline.
Free agents may substitute in for players during the matches if a team is missing players at their designated play time. EACH TEAM MAY ONLY HAVE 1 FREE AGENT EACH MATCH
Free agents receive 250 atlantean shards on the character of their choice.
Exile rune DISABLED
T5 runes DISABLED
T6 gear is not allowed
No consumables other than DAGGAMALT, SWEETPRESSED HASTE, MOONSPILL
No astrolabes, Refined potions (5% crit, damage, immunity), Store potions. The only potions that are permitted are the GREEN crit, damage, etc. potions from the armory. Purified Daggamalt/Moonspill/Sweetpressed Haste are acceptable.
No khitai blessings
Should a tie occur, the game must be replayed, same map.
The following players may be contacted to settle disputes, ask questions, etc. Each name below also has their respective timezone:
Nickromanzer- North America
More to come …
Link to come
Huge thanks to AndyB for agreeing to sponsor and help reward players in this event!
Please send me a direct message with any questions!
If you feel I’ve missed anything, let me know, and we’ll fix it