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Title: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 01, 2018, 08:40:15 AM
20xx's mightiest robots gather to face a new challenge...!!

CURRENT PHASE: PHASE 3 - THE FINALS
The FINALS have begun! Best of 7 matches, double-elimination, and that's it! Four teams remain, one makes it out!

Challonge Link: https://challonge.com/wigfinals (https://challonge.com/wigfinals)

Google Sheet containing every class each team is BANNED from using: Click here! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing)


(https://i.imgur.com/S8XWvDZ.png)

Banner credit to Pegg. See more of his work at his deviantart page here! (https://peggdraws.deviantart.com/)

Welcome to Wily's Iron Gauntlet, a new kind of 2v2 class-based tournament! Featuring the same CBM TLMS gameplay that we're all used to, this tournament additionally demands that you run the gauntlet by preparing to play as and against a very wide variety of classes. As you fight through the competition, the classes you win with will become unavailable to you in the future! This means you and your partner will have to be able to pilot a full fleet of 'bots (or not-'bots!) to win and keep winning - and you'll have to be able to take on threats of the same diversity! An ambitious crossover of a huge 112 classes, prepare to see all your favorite classes (along with, admittedly, your least favorite ones as well) duke it out like never before!

Before getting into the specific rules (don't worry, it's not really complicated!), I should mention that a small, fun prize is being offered to the winning team and runner-up team of this tournament. Somewhat fittingly to a tournament initialized as WIG, the winning team will have the opportunity to select a single class in CBM to receive an alternate skin featuring a golden crown, included in the mod itself. The second-place team will get to select a different class to receive an alternate skin featuring a silver crown, included in the mod itself. A neat opportunity, yes!

NOTE: This is a 2v2 tournament, but if you don't have a partner, don't fear! You'll be able to sign up and look for others out there seeking a buddy to compete with. See section III for more details!

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TL;DR/Summary: 2v2 CBM TLMS shared-lives tournament. When you win a map, the classes you used are unavailable to you for the rest of the tournament. Each player gets 1 class per map, mirrors are allowed but no doubling up. Tournament structure details and set length (# of lives, # of maps, # of wins) are TBD until I know how many entrants we have. See rules 4 and 5 for map- and class-picking procedures. Stage-striking for map 1 instead of stupid hour-long mutual picking during final map. Sign-up form at the bottom. POST MATCH RESULTS IN THIS THREAD, INCLUDING ALL CLASS PICKS, WHICH MAPS THEY WERE ON, AND WHICH TEAMS WON WHICH MAPS.

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Table of Contents
I. Rules and Specifics
II. Stage-Striking Details
III. Signing Up


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I. Rules and Specifics

Wily's Iron Gauntlet is a 2v2 CBM TLMS tournament, using a shared lives pool, progressing in 3 phases.

Tournament Structure:
NOTE: The following spoiler box carries the weight of all other Rules of the tournament.
Phase 1: Swiss Rounds
Challonge Link: https://challonge.com/wig1 (https://challonge.com/wig1)
Explanation:

In the first phase, all teams will participate in three rounds of the Swiss pairing procedure. You all have an assigned opponent for the first round, and after that, winners will be paired with winners and losers will be paired with losers. You will play a total of 3 rounds (that is, 3 sets) in this first phase. For this phase, matches will be best of 5, winlimit 1, sv_maxlives 7.

At the end of the phase, the one team with an 0-3 record is eliminated from the tournament. The one team with a 3-0 record gets to skip the next phase, and heads straight into the Finals.
Phase 2: The Death Pool
Challonge Link: N/A
Explanation:

After Phase 1, there will be three teams with a 2-1 record and three teams with a 1-2 record. These teams will be paired against each other (2-1s vs 1-2s), avoiding as many repeat matches as possible. In this phase, hitting 3 total wins puts you through to the finals, while hitting 3 losses eliminates you. As such, if any teams end with up with a 2-2 record after the first round here, additional matches will be played, avoiding as many repeats as possible. In this phase, matches will be best of 3, winlimit 1, sv_maxlives 7.

At the end of this phase, 3 more teams will be eliminated, leaving a total of 4 teams remaining.
Phase 3: The Finals
Challonge Link: https://challonge.com/wigfinals (https://challonge.com/wigfinals)
Explanation:

The finals will be a double elimination bracket, with all teams starting in the upper bracket. The team with a 3-0 record gets to select their first round opponent, and the other two teams are paired against each other. It's double elimination, so even if you lose once here you still have a chance to make it back!

Another note about the finals: before beginning Phase 4, each team has the opportunity to unlock some of their used classes. The number of classes you may unlock is equal to your set spread. So, the lone 3-0 team gets to unlock 3 of its used classes; if you're 3-1, you get to unban 2 classes; if you're 3-2, you get to unban 1 class. So try to make it here with as few losses as possible!
Additional Rules:

1. All matches must be played on verified servers: [TSPG] Painkiller: Wily's Iron Gauntlet Tournament Server 1 (IP: 149.56.242.162:10672) and [TSPG] Painkiller: Wily's Iron Gauntlet Tournament Server 2 (IP: 149.56.242.162:10709). Join password will be released to competitors when the bracket/matches are released. Any matches not played on these servers will not count. You may not share the join password with non-competitors without my explicit permission.

2. All verified servers will have the following relevant settings, in addition to the standard configurations for online play (like gravity, cheats, that stuff):
sv_crouch 0
sv_nocrouch 1
sv_chasecam 0
yd_weaknessseting 0
yd_nopitprotect 0
yd_lmsloadouts 0
yd_nohealingscale 0
sv_weapondrop 0
sv_unblockallies 1
compat_skulltagjumping 1
mm8bdm_sv_nolmsweapons 1

3. All verified servers will be hosting the following files:
mm8bdm-v5c.pk3
classes-v9ch.pk3
WIGpatch.pk3 (removes RNG from Doc Robot, Rock, and Mercury)
classtrack-wig-v5.pk3 (just for me to more easily track used classes)
livespool-v1b-t3.wad
newtextcolours_260.pk3

4. The map-picking for each set shall proceed as follows:
Only vanilla (mm8bdm-v5c.pk3) maps are allowed. No CTF maps are allowed. The following maps are banned: MM2DW1, MM5WAV, MM6BLI, MM7STR, MM7DW4, MMWTMWS.

For Map 1, teams will engage in a stage-striking procedure, using a pool of 9 maps (see section II for more details). After a coin flip, the team that wins the coin flip will take the first strike, and striking will occur in a snaking order, 1-2-2-2-1 (these numbers represent the number of maps banned in each step; teams alternate taking steps). That is, team A will strike 1 map, then team B will strike 2, then team A will strike 2, then team B will strike 2, then team A will strike 1 more to determine the starting map.

The pool of 9 maps is:
MM1GUT
MM1TIM
MM1DW1
MM2MET
MM3SPA
MM4DUS
MM7DW1
MM8DUO
MM9TOR

After Map 1, the losing team will pick the next map, out of all legal maps (that is, not limited to the starting pool).

5. Class-picking shall occur after map-picking, and shall proceed as follows. Each player may only use 1 class per map, and teams may not double-up on classes. Opposing teams may play the same class(es).
Classes your team has won with are banned; if you lose the set, the classes you won with in that set are unbanned. You may never use the same class as your teammate.

For Map 1, class picks will be double-blind. Teams will not announce their picks, and will simply enter the game with them.

After Map 1, teams will engage in a class draft immediately after the map is selected. Teams will take turns selecting classes, with the team that won the previous map selecting first. Teams need not specify who is playing which class prior to gameplay beginning.

6. If a new version of classes is released prior to the start date of the tournament, we will switch to that version. If a new version of classes is released after the start date of the tournament, we will only switch to that version if it addresses one or more bugs that significantly and meaningfully affect general gameplay. If no such bugs are addressed (e.g., the only changes present are balance-motivated), we will not switch to that version.

7. Post all match results on this thread, preferably with picture proof. I can check the server if I need to, but it's more convenient for me here and for everyone else, too! Include ALL class picks in your results posts, in addition to which team won which maps. Both teams should do this so we have 100% certainty on accuracy!

8. I will keep an updated list of all classes that each team has won with, and the list of available classes for each match will be viewable as an attachment on that match on Challonge. To see what class you and your opponent may use for any given match, simply check that match on the Challonge site.

9. You are expected to be responsible and diligent when it comes to completing your matches. I will be staying on everyone's tails to get matches done, but I need cooperation from all participants for it to happen! Signing up means you are committing to the tournament; if you're gonna sign up and later decide you don't feel like doing matches for a while, either A) quit taking it so seriously and just play for fun!, or B) don't sign up!

10. Unsportsmanlike and/or inflammatory conduct will not be tolerated. If you enter this tournament you are committing yourself to being a respectful, cooperative, and communicative competitor. I reserve the right to disqualify, remove, or otherwise punish individuals or teams who do not abide by this rule. Examples of behavior that I will not tolerate and which are subject to removal:
- Excessive stalling of a match, either during a pre-game phase or in scheduling a time to play.
- Harassment of other competitors, including aggressive name-calling, trolling, heckling, inflammatory conduct, or unfriendly trash-talking.
- Harassment of spectators in tournament servers.
- Overly negative attitude and rule-skirting. This is meant to be a friendly, chill tournament. I have 0 tolerance for people who want to be difficult or who want to barely skirt the edges of breaking other rules. Questioning rules or rulings is fine, but cross the line of goodwill and you will be removed from this tournament.
- Attempting to lie about match results or class choices. I'm not an idiot.
- Collusion. I'm not an idiot.
- Other unsportsmanlike behavior.

11. Extended periods of a match going unplayed, and instances of disconnects during tournament play, will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

12. Cases of stalling will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with the option of requiring a new map to be chosen and the current round to be replayed there being on the table in extreme cases.

13. I reserve the right to expand and/or edit these rules as I see fit, with proper notification to all tournament participants if done so after the tournament has begun.

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II. Stage-Striking Details

To try something a little different from most past tournaments, sets will no longer be structured by [team A's map]->[team B's map]->[mutual pick if necessary]. Instead, the first map of the set will be one from a selection of 9 predetermined maps, selected by a standard stage-striking procedure; what this means is teams will take turns blocking, or striking, maps from this pool of 9 until only 1 remains, which they will plan on.

How will this pool of maps be determined, you ask? Well, I certainly have my own ideas, but I figured I ought to listen to the participants as well! In the sign-up form there is a field to list 3 suggestions for the pool of 9 beginning maps. I don't guarantee that I will only pick maps from the suggestions, but I'll try to stick with major trends/popular picks if I can!

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III. Signing Up

Below you will find the format I'd like you to use to sign-up for the tournament! There are two formats. If you know who your teammate is, use the first format! If you don't have a partner yet, don't worry! Use the second format, and you'll be able to find others looking for a buddy. I'll keep a list of unpartnered players at the bottom of this post, so you can look there!

Sign-ups are currently OPEN until SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2:00 PM EDT (UTC -4). This date may change depending on entry numbers.

For partnered players:

Team Name:
Your Name:
Your Teammate's Name:
General Times Available (specify time zone!):
Ways to Contact (include relevant usernames if necessary!):
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions (three max!):
[Optional] Team Theme Song:

For unpartnered players:

Your Name:
General Times Available (specify time zone!):
Ways to Contact (include relevant usernames if necessary!):
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions (three max!):

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Current Teams:
1. SCP Brand Forklift (Sonicfam1102 aka SanicTrillster, Pegg)
2. Shitsec (Orange Juice, Sir Juicy)
3. #KSLL (PandarusK, Care Boby)
4. Gusty Hammers (Blitz!, Kaze)
5. The Tornado Brothers (EdgeShot, Blueboy!)
6. The Stardust Crusaders (Bikdark, Muzaru)
7. #TheSensationalists (Korby, Michael)
8. Don't Get Poked (King Dumb, EazyDI)

Unpartnered Players:

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If you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc., about the tournament, please feel free to ask below or contact me on Discord! I'm in the MM8BDM Discord and the TSPG Discord, username is King Dumb#4247.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Sonicfam1102 on June 01, 2018, 09:36:05 AM
I suppose we get the first 5 AM sign-up, hoyp.

Team Name : SCP Brand Forklift (Sonic Carries Pegg)
Name : Sonicfam1102 (SanicTrillster in-game)
Partner Name : Pegg
General Times Available : Sunday through Thursday, 7 PM to 3 AM EST (Subject to Possible Change)
Ways to Contact : Discord for Both (Trillster#2887 and pegg#1159)
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions : MM7STR, MM8DUO, MMBGRO
Team Theme Song :
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Ru5tK1ng on June 01, 2018, 02:57:32 PM
Sounds like fun can't wait till everything is finalized. Do you have a discord for this?
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Mobius on June 01, 2018, 04:09:13 PM
There's a few things to fix. This is a glaring problem.

Quote
For Map 1, teams will engage in a stage-striking procedure, using a pool of 9 maps which will be determined prior to the start of the tournament (see section II for more details). After a coin flip, the player that wins the coin flip will take the first strike, and striking will occur in a snaking order, 1-2-2-2-1. That is, team A will strike 1 map, then team B will strike 2, then team A will strike 2, then team B will strike 2, then team A will strike 1 more to determine the starting map.

Losing a cointoss is meta. It allows the losing player to essentially strike out 3 maps to the winning player's 2 and that's 3 in a row.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 01, 2018, 04:20:26 PM
@Ru5stK1ng, thanks! Yeah, unfortunately the concept of the tournament requires that those details specifically address the # of teams, but I have a few different set of details ready depending on how many we get. There's no discord right now. I suppose that's something that will happen down the line if it does.

@Mobius, I'm not sure if I see the issue? It's a coin toss, so you can't win or lose purposefully. Both teams strike 4 maps total. I use the term "winning" the coin toss just to mean who called it correctly. If "winning" let you instead choose which team strikes first, it's essentially the same thing with just an extra step for no reason. So I suppose maybe the language of "winning" can be misleading if you want to strike second. But beyond that I don't see what you mean?
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Mobius on June 01, 2018, 04:27:52 PM
The fact a losing team can strike out 3 in a row before the winning team can puts the winner of the coin-toss at a huge disadvantage.

I was wrong. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Team Name : The M. E. T. A.
Name : [A3]Mobius
Partner Name : [A3]MGO
General Times Available : Monday-Friday 5:00PM to 11PM. Saturday is uncertain for me. Sunday all day.
Ways to Contact : https://discord.gg/FHWf5Ta
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions : MM1TIM, MM1DW1 & MM4DC1
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: jdagenet on June 03, 2018, 06:39:06 PM
Team Name: GigaMans
Your Name: [A3]Jason
Your Teammate's Name: [A3]Avernus
General Times Available: Monday-Friday 4:00PM to 10:00PM CT. Saturday-Sunday all day.
Ways to Contact: https://discord.gg/2ztG948
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions: MM1TIM, MM1GUT, MM2HEA
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Bikdark on June 03, 2018, 08:56:44 PM
Team name: Once I get a partner, something to do with JoJo
My name: Bikdark/ Agent Arcadia#2073
My teammate's name: Unknown atm, trying to reel in one of 3 people
General times available: Guaranteed available 10pm - 3am EST, sparsely available other times during the evening/afternoon
Map pool: MM4DUS, MM6FLA, MM2CRA
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: The_KillR_vibE on June 04, 2018, 04:14:56 PM
Wait a minute, looking at the counterpicking section of the ruleset, shouldn't the winning team be able to ban up to 3 or 4 maps out of all 9 in order to prevent the losing team from choosing a map that'll either give the winning team a disadvantage or the opposing team a significant advantage?

Team: Gusty Hammers
Alias/Name: Blitz!/~The Vibe!~
Teammate's alias/name: Kaze
General Times Available: [Eastern Standard Time] Around 2PM-11PM Mon-Thurs. Friday, around 9PM-12AM, fully available on weekends.
Contact Us!: Drop a DM on Discord! ~The Vibe!~#7427, Kaze#0811
Map suggestions: MM6KNI, MM7DW3, MM1BOM
Team Theme!:
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Deku on June 04, 2018, 09:43:32 PM
Team Name : The Tornado Brothers
Name : Edgeshot
Partner Name : Blueboy!
General Times Available : Wednesday-Sunday 3:00-5:00 Pm (usa or mexico)
Ways to Contact : https://discord.gg/4wrk5jS
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions : MM8TEN,MM7DW2,MM9TOR
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Bikdark on June 05, 2018, 01:45:47 AM
AYAYAYAII
Hope y'all motherjojos are ready to get your DEUS VULT on, because
THE STARDUST CRUSADERS
ARE READY TO SHOW YOU THROWAWAY STAND-USERS-OF-THE-WEEK HOW TO PUMP SOME HARDCORE HAMONeven tho hamon wasn't a thing from season 3 onward but whatev THROUGH YOUR WIMPY PILLARMEN VEINS. GRAB YOUR MEMEY TAROT DECKS AND BRITISH RAZOR-HATS AND WITNESS THE ASCENSION OF THE U L T I M A T E  L I F E - F O R M S... I mean uh... The muscular and VERY British Joestar family line. Yeah. Definitely that.

Starring: Bikdark as Joseph Joestar and Muzaru as Jonathan Joestar even tho jonathan isn't affiliated with the stardust crusaders in any fashion but whatev
Contact: Agent Arcadia#2073 for the dashing Joseph, and Muzaru#8503 for the gentlemanly Jonathan on discord.
Availabilities: Bikdark/Joseph is available 10pm-3am EST every day, guaranteed. Other times available will be determined on a weekly basis due to the sun-- I mean, hamon training. Muzaru's schedule is also somewhat grey, but he will assuredly make time.
Theme:
The other Pillarmen deem it acceptable to use this song... I hope no suspicions arise.
Map picks are consistent with my other post's picks.
Title: soon(tm)
Post by: King Dumb on June 08, 2018, 10:52:50 PM
I have just learned that I will be absent Saturday, June 9th, for most of the day. As such, I won't be here to start the tournament and thus there is no point ending the sign-ups then. The new deadline for signing up is SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2:00 PM EDT (UTC -4). OP updated accordingly.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Bikdark on June 09, 2018, 03:20:56 AM
the lack of team themes is detrimental to our tournament experience

i demand that all teams supply a hype theme ASAP for the music pack

:v)
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Korby on June 10, 2018, 05:59:48 AM
Team Name: #TheSensationalists
Your Name: #TuffBopman [Korby]
Your Teammate's Name: #TipToeLivesMatter [Michael]
General Times Available: #TuffBopman: 10 PM EST most days. Earlier times will vary by week. #TipToeLivesMatter: Pretty much always.
Ways to Contact: Discord: Korby#1111, Michael4797#8514
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions: MM3SPA, MM1DW1, MMCTF07
Team Theme Song:
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 10, 2018, 05:37:14 PM
Team Name: Don't Get Poked
Your Name: --;--;@
Your Teammate's Name: EazyDI
General Times Available: After 5 PM EDT (UTC -4) on weekdays, before then on certain weekdays/with advanced noticed. All day on weekends with advanced notice.
Ways to Contact: Discord - King Dumb#4247. You can find me in the 8BDM, CBM, and TSPG discord servers.
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions: MM3SPA, MM2MET, MM2DW3

New teams will not be accepted after 2 PM EDT today.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 10, 2018, 06:08:33 PM
And that's the end of sign-ups!

We are finalized at 8 teams - what a perfect number for a tournament! That being said, it will take me some time to complete the map pool, and more importantly the tournament/match structures. I don't want to rush this as it is very important to the whole concept of the tournament, so please plan on the tournament officially beginning sometime tomorrow, Monday June 11th, unless I notify otherwise. In the meantime, please come to me with any questions you have.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: EazyDI on June 10, 2018, 06:59:01 PM
Team Name: Don't Get Poked
Your Name: Eazy01
Your Teammate's Name: --;--;@
General Times Available: After 6 PM EDT (UTC -5) on weekdays most of the time, just need advanced notice. Should be good on weekends mostly with advanced notice also
Ways to Contact: Discord - Eazy#2685
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions: MM3SPA, MM2MET, MM2DW3
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 13, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
I was quite a bit delayed from my original estimate, but here we are! It's just about time for the tournament to begin! Before we do though, I would ike to run through the list of rule changes made to accompany the finalization of the tournament structure.

Rule Changes:

The following are a list of rule changes accompanying the launch of the tournament. Please check the indicated rules on the first post to update yourself:
1. Added server names and IPs. Join passwords will be released to competitiors when the bracket/matches are released on June 13th.
2. Added mm8bdm_sv_nolmsweapons 1, to remove RNG from copywep classes. Added classtrack-wig-v5.pk3 to more easily log players' used classes for myself.
3. Changed classes version to v9ch. Added livespool-v1b-t3.wad as the stock-sharing wad. Added WIGpatch.pk3 to remove RNG from Rock, Mercury, and Doc Robot.
4. Added banned maps (see below for explanations). Added starting map pool.
5. Added banned-classes clause. Fixed counterpick order clause.
8. Added Challonge plug.
12. Added new Rule 12 about stalling.

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Below, I will go over the most major of the above rule changes, to make sure no one misses them!

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The Beginning Map Pool:

Please see the first post for the map selection procedure. For this procedure, the beginning map pool will consist of the following 9 maps:

MM1GUT
MM1TIM
MM1DW1
MM2MET
MM3SPA
MM4DUS
MM7DW1
MM8DUO
MM9TOR

Banned Maps:

The following maps are banned from the tournament:

MM2DW1 - lag
MM6BLI - potential crashes
MM7STR - lag
MM7DW4 - GutsManG
MMWTMWS - lag and ridiculous size + openness for 2v2

Tournament Structure:

The important part! Due to the nature of the tournament (being locked out of classes once winning with them), the structure had to be carefully considered to make sure it worked with the theme and that it didn't have any holes. As such, it may seem a little complex, but have no fear! The process will be streamlined for you, the participants: using Challonge, you will always know who your next opponent is, what length of match to play, and what classes both you and your opponent have available. The structure of the tournament is as follows:

Phase 1: Swiss Rounds
Challonge Link: Coming when I wake up on June 13th.
Explanation:

In the first phase, all teams will participate in three rounds of the Swiss pairing procedure. You all have an assigned opponent for the first round, and after that, winners will be paired with winners and losers will be paired with losers. You will play a total of 3 rounds (that is, 3 sets) in this first phase. For this phase, matches will be best of 5, winlimit 1, sv_maxlives 7.

At the end of the phase, the one team with an 0-3 record is eliminated from the tournament. The one team with a 3-0 record gets to skip the next phase, and heads straight into the Finals.
Phase 2: The Death Pool
Challonge Link: TBD
Explanation:

After Phase 1, there will be three teams with a 2-1 record and three teams with a 1-2 record. These teams will be paired against each other (2-1s vs 1-2s), avoiding as many repeat matches as possible. In this phase, hitting 3 total wins puts you through to the finals, while hitting 3 losses eliminates you. As such, if any teams end with up with a 2-2 record after the first round here, additional matches will be played. In this phase, matches will be best of 3, winlimit 1, sv_maxlives 7.

At the end of this phase, 3 more teams will be eliminated, leaving a total of 4 teams remaining.
Phase 3: The Finals
Challonge Link: TBD
Explanation:

The finals will be a double elimination bracket, with all teams starting in the upper bracket. The team with a 3-0 record gets to select their first round opponent, and the other two teams are paired against each other. It's double elimination, so even if you lose once here you still have a chance to make it back!

Another note about the finals: before beginning Phase 4, each team has the opportunity to unlock some of their used classes. The number of classes you may unlock is equal to your set spread. So, the lone 3-0 team gets to unlock 3 of its used classes; if you're 3-1, you get to unban 2 classes; if you're 3-2, you get to unban 1 class. So try to make it here with as few losses as possible!

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Please read over these new rules (and the old rules) so you are fully familiar with them for the tournament to run smoothly. Once I wake up/get up tomorrow (June 13th), I will release the bracket/matches (as well as the join password for the servers) and the tournament will begin! In the meantime, please ask any questions you have about the rules here or to me on Discord.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 13, 2018, 07:27:09 PM
The tournament has begun, and your matches are available!

The first phase of the tournament is Swiss rounds, so please check the Challonge bracket below to see who your opponent is.

Remember, in this phase, matches are best of 5 using the official server settings. Remember to do the appropriate map striking for Map 1, and the class counterpicking system for subsequent maps! Please let me know if you have any questions.

I will be contacting each team individually to provide the join password for the tournament servers.

Challonge bracket: https://challonge.com/wig1 (https://challonge.com/wig1). All the information you need should be on this challonge page!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 13, 2018, 09:01:13 PM
Important tournament update!

We have had 2 teams - GigaMans and The M. E. T. A. - drop out of the tournament, so for this reason I will be re-opening sign ups until Saturday, June 16th, at 12:00 PM EDT (UTC -4).

Unfortunately because of this, we will have to put the rest of the tournament on hold until that deadline. Thank you for your patience! Please come to me with any questions or concerns you have.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on June 13, 2018, 10:42:20 PM
well sure is a shame you guys need to turn up some more teams now isn't it cause this is what you get
(https://i.imgur.com/3Pet5K8.png)

Team Name: Shitsec
Your Name: The Warden
Teammate's Name: Head of Security (Sir Juicy)
Times available: Not before 5pm EST on weekdays for both of us
Contact: CommunistMage#5511, Sir Juicy#4933 send us a ping on the official discord so my image can get some more use
(https://i.imgur.com/Jke0IPd.png)
Map Pool: sonicfam has big gay
Team Theme:

(https://i.imgur.com/IFhET7t.png)

King Dumb - Today at 6:46 PM:
[redacted] is a culturally offensive word and i'm not trynna be culturally offensive to anyone but weebs
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: PandarusK on June 14, 2018, 06:07:21 PM
Team Name:#KSLL
Your Name:PandarusK
Your Teammate's Name:Care_Boby
General Times Available (specify time zone!): Week 8 Pm-2 Am (GMT-4) , weekends 5 Pm - 5 Am (GMT-4)
Ways to Contact (include relevant usernames if necessary!): pandauber@gmail.com, PandarusK#5187 (discord)
Beginning Map Pool Suggestions (three max!):
[Optional] Team Theme Song
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 14, 2018, 07:16:40 PM
Thanks to the two new teams, we are now back 8 teams, so I will be closing sign ups!

As soon as challonge.com starts working again, I will re-set up the first round of matches and we can begin again!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 14, 2018, 08:45:55 PM
And now we are officially underway once more!

Please check https://challonge.com/wig1 (https://challonge.com/wig1) for your matches. However, I know some people are experiencing issues viewing challonge.com, so here are you first round matches listed!

Don't Get Poked vs. #KSLL
#TheSensationalists vs. SCP Brand Forklift
The Stardust Crusaders vs. Gusty Hammers
Shitsec vs. The Tornado Brothers
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on June 15, 2018, 01:59:00 AM
Ay yo we got two matches completed so far KD you better keep track of the lists for all of us cause you know ya boy isn't

Here's a vid of one of the maps, I recorded all of ours against tornado brothers but I FUCKED UP and it's ruined so it's privated

Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 15, 2018, 02:49:16 AM
This is a link to a Google Sheet that will display each team's UNAVAILABLE classes. If a class is listed under a team's name, that class is UNAVAILABLE for that team. If a class is not listed under a team, then that team is ABLE to pick that class!

The Google Sheet is here! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing)

I will keep this list updated as close to real-time as possible. In addition, you can always see the available classes for any match by checking the ATTACHMENT on the Challonge match.

That's two matches of Swiss Round 1 done!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 16, 2018, 02:20:13 AM
Eazy and I have defeated Bawby and Panda in gladiatorial combat:

Map 1: MM7DW1
EZ - Drill
KD - Top
vs.
Bawby - Bubble
Panda - Freeze
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 2: MM6TOM
Bawby - Yamato
Panda - Tomahawk
vs.
EZ - Snake
KD - Napalm
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 3: MM4SKU
EZ - Grenade
KD - HSH
vs.
Bawby - Spring
Panda - Freeze
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Good games you guys, good luck in the rest of the tournament!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 18, 2018, 04:10:01 AM
And with that, Round 1 of Swiss play is over! The Stardust Crusaders have defeated Gusty Hammers.

Map 1: MM2MET
Bik - Rock
Muz - Maestro
vs.
Blitz - Needle
Kaze - Wood
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 2: MM6KNI
Blitz - Cut
Kaze - Wily
vs.
Bik - Crash
Muz - Toad
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 3: MM9HOR
Bik - Fire
Muz - Stone
vs.
Blitz - Hard
Kaze - Star
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

---------------------------------------------------------------

It is now time for Swiss Round 2! Please check the challonge link here for your next opponent. (https://challonge.com/wig1) Also, please check either the attachment to your specific challonge match OR this Google Sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing) to determine what classes your team and the enemy team have available. The Google Sheet shows classes that are UNAVAILABLE; the challonge attachments list all classes that are AVAILABLE.

Here are the Round 2 matches:

SCP Brand Forklift vs. The Tornado Brothers
#KSLL vs. Gusty Hammers
#TheSensationalists vs. Shitsec
Don't Get Poked vs. The Stardust Crusaders
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 18, 2018, 10:24:18 PM
SMALL UPDATE:

It was brought to my attention that I somehow overlooked adding MM5WAV to the list of banned maps for the tournament. Effective immediately, MM5WAV is banned for the rest of the tournament (due to certain specific class(es) abuse that is possible there).
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on June 21, 2018, 02:01:13 AM
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 25, 2018, 04:52:27 AM
And with Gusty Hammers defeating #KSLL in a close 5-game set, Round 2 of the Swiss Phase is complete! Please check THIS GOOGLE SHEET (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing) to see each team's banned classes, and check THE CHALLONGE BRACKET (https://challonge.com/wig1) to see your next opponent (as well as attachments to each match listing the AVAILABLE classes.

The matches for the 3rd and final round of the Swiss Phase are:

The Tornado Brothers vs. #KSLL (Elimination Match)
Shitsec vs. Gusty Hammers
SCP Brand Forklift vs. The Stardust Crusaders
Don't Get Poked vs. #TheSensationalists (Advancement Match)

Now might be a good time to remind everyone how PHASE 2, the DEATH POOL works:
1. At the end of Phase 1, one team will have a record of 0-3. That team is eliminated. Another team will have a record of 3-0. That team advances directly to the finals, Phase 3, and skips the Death Pool.
2. All other teams will have a record of 2-1 or 1-2 - 3 teams with the former and 3 teams with the latter.
3. For the Death Pool, each 2-1 team will be matched against a 1-2 team, with match-ups determined by avoiding as many repeat matches as possible, with deference given based on original seed. Each pair will play a best of 3 set.
4. Teams advance when they reach 3 total wins (counting Swiss Phase), and teams are eliminated if they reach 3 total losses (counting Swiss Phase). This means that if a 2-1 team beats a 1-2 team, the winning team advances to the finals and the losing team is out of the tournament.
5. Any team that ends up 2-2 after the first round of the Death Pool will have to play one additional best of 3 set, either against the same opponent (if only 2 teams end up 2-2) or a different opponent (if 4 or 6 teams end up 2-2).
6. In the end, a total of 4 teams will enter the Finals: the team that skipped the Death Pool, and the 3 teams that make it out.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 27, 2018, 01:18:21 AM
EZ and I fought Mickle and Korby.

Map 1: MM8DUO
EZ - Bass
KD - Clown
vs.
Korby - Search
Mickle - Wood
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 2: MM3HAR
Korby - Galaxy
Mickle - Magma
vs.
EZ - Star
KD - Astro
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

Map 3: MMBGRO
EZ - Slash
KD - Magic
vs.
Korby - Proto
Mickle - Punk
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 4: MM9DW2
Korby - Dr. Light
Mickle - Flame
vs.
EZ - Blizzard
KD - Jupiter
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Good games friends! Good luck in your future matches (unless they're against us)!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on June 28, 2018, 12:24:21 AM
The Gusty Hammers fought Shitsec.

Map 1: MM8DUO
OJ - Duo
Juicy - Crash
vs.
Blitz - ODuo
Kaze - Knight
WINNER: Shitsec

Map 2: MM1BOM
Blitz - Gravity
Kaze - Tengu
vs.
OJ - Fake
Juicy - Aqua
WINNER: Shitsec

Map 3: MMBKIN
OJ - Frost
Juicy - Yamato
vs.
Blitz - Splash
Kaze - Galaxy
WINNER: Shitsec

Two more matches till the Swiss Phase is over!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on June 28, 2018, 09:23:03 PM
Unironic 18+ warning, but it's not like I care to stop you
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on July 08, 2018, 12:58:04 PM
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on July 08, 2018, 08:17:13 PM
We're still movin'!

SCP Brand Forklift and The Stardust Crusaders have finally faced off.

Map 1: MM1DW1
Bik - Oil
Muz - King
vs.
Pegg - Oil
Sanic - King
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 2: MM6DW1
Pegg - Magma
Sanic - Bright
vs.
Bik - Shadow
Muz - Blade
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 3: MM9MAG
Bik - Snake
Muz - Frost
vs.
Pegg - HSH
Sanic - Cloud
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 4: MM4DUS
Pegg - BRG
Sanic - Junk
vs.
Bik - Ice
Muz - Grenader
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Now, astute players may notice we're still waiting on one final match of the Swiss Phase, #KSLL vs. The Tornado Brothers. We've been having difficulty scheduling that one just like the above match that just happened, but fortunately, we can now play some additional matches while we try to get this one to happen.

Due to the pairing procedure for the Death Pool, two matches are already determined.

#TheSensationalists vs. Gusty Hammers
Shitsec vs. SCP Brand Forklift

The final team already in the Death Pool, The Stardust Crusaders, will play the winner of #KSLL vs. The Tornado Brothers.

Remember, these Death Pool matches are BEST OF THREE (3), so every game counts even more than before! All other rules remain the same. Please recall the Death Pool procedure:
- Teams that are 2-1 are paired against teams that are 1-2.
- 3 wins sends you to the finals, 3 losses sends you out of the tournament.
- Teams that get to a record of 2-2 will have to play one additional set (again, Best of THREE) in the Death Pool, against the same opponent.
- Please remember to check THIS GOOGLE SHEET (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing) to see all available classes.
- Please remember that once we enter the Finals, each team will get a chance to unban some number of classes they have used, equal to their total set wins minus their losses. Go 3-1, unban 2; go 3-2, unban 1.
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: Orange juice :l on July 11, 2018, 10:55:05 AM
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on July 28, 2018, 04:08:09 AM
After many trials and tribulations, we are in the FINALS now!

Don't Get Poked vs. SCP Brand Forklift
#TheSensationalists vs. The Stardust Crusaders

https://challonge.com/wigfinals

Once more, the unavailable classes spreadsheet! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1THEVYwpsAdKAXQyGAYjTsywPvrNp9JXxrYAtnjSmnfM/edit?usp=sharing)

Finals are best of 7 and otherwise follow the same rules as the rest of the tourney!

Good luck to the four remaining teams!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on July 30, 2018, 01:29:18 AM
Don't Get Poked vs. SCP Brand Forklift

Map 1: MM8DUO
EZ - Blade
KD - Top
vs.
Sanic - Mercury
Pegg - Shadow
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 2: MM8DUO
Sanic - Splash
Pegg - ODuo
vs.
EZ - Gyro
KD - DM4
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 3: MM8DUO
EZ - Air
KD - Mercury
vs.
Sanic - Junk
Pegg - Dust
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 4: MM6KNI
Sanic - Nitro
Pegg - Blade
vs.
EZ - BRG
KD - Gravity
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 5: MM8DUO
KD - Guts
EZ - Slash
vs.
Sanic - Slash
Pegg - Clown
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 6: MM1TIM
Sanic - King
Pegg - Wood
vs.
EZ - Napalm
KD - Aqua
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 7: MM6DW1
EZ - Ballade
KD - Knight
vs.
Sanic - Ballade
Pegg - Ground
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

GGs, Sanic and Pegg! Good luck in the rest of the bracket (unless you fight us again)!
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on July 31, 2018, 06:10:52 AM
#TheSensationalists vs. The Stardust Crusaders

Map 1: MM2MET
Korby - Galaxy
Mickle - Grenade
vs.
Bik - Ring
Muz - Junk
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 2: MM3MAG
Bik - Burner
Muz - Hornet
vs.
Korby - Proto
Mickle - Punk
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

Map 3: MM4DUS
Korby - Galaxy
Mickle - Star
vs.
Bik - Search
Muz - Aqua
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

Map 4: MM4DUS
Bik - Ballade
Muz - Bomb
vs.
Korby - Jewel
Mickle - Grenade
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 5: MM8DUO
Korby - BBA
Mickle - Ring
vs.
Bik - Fake
Muz - Magic
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

Map 6: MM2HEA
Bik - Rock
Muz - DM1
vs.
Korby - Bomb
Mickle - Spring
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 7: MM8DUO
Korby - ODuo
Mickle - ER
vs.
Bik - MWS
Muz - DM3
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

https://challonge.com/wigfinals
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on August 08, 2018, 01:06:21 AM
Don't Get Poked vs. #TheSensationalists (Winners Finals)

Map 1: MM7DW1
EZ - Skull
KD - Proto
vs.
Korby - Gyro
Mickle - Centaur
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 2: MMBTEN
Korby - Concrete
Mickle - Blade
vs.
EZ - Tomahawk
KD - Junk
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 3: MM5GYR
EZ - Bubble
KD - Search
vs.
Korby - Toad
Mickle - Jupiter
WINNER: #TheSensationalists

Map 4: MMBDW1
Korby - Bright
Mickle - Wily
vs.
EZ - Bright
KD - Pharaoh
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

Map 5: MM5CRY
EZ - BBA
KD - ODuo
vs.
Korby - Plug
Mickle - Splash
WINNER: Don't Get Poked

https://challonge.com/wigfinals
Title: Re: Wily's Iron Gauntlet - A 2v2 CBM Tournament!
Post by: King Dumb on August 08, 2018, 05:59:39 AM
The Stardust Crusaders vs. SCP Brand Forklift (Losers Semis)

Map 1: MM7DW1
Pegg - Mercury
Sanic - Shadow
vs.
Muz - Slash
Bik - Wily
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 2: MM6FLA
Muz - Frost
Bik - Pirate
vs.
Pegg - Yamato
Sanic - BRG
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 3: MM5DW1
Pegg - Blizzard
Sanic - Burner
vs.
Muz - DM2
Bik - Enker
WINNER: SCP Brand Forklift

Map 4: MM6FLA
Muz - Magic
Bik - Spark
vs.
Pegg - Magic
Sanic - Wave
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 5: MM8DUO
Pegg - Quint
Sanic - Slash
vs.
Muz - Needle
Bik - Elec
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

Map 6: MMBDW1
Muz - Quick
Bik - Dynamo
vs.
Pegg - Splash
Sanic - DM3
WINNER: The Stardust Crusaders

https://challonge.com/wigfinals