Bragging rights within the community.
This will also determine placement in later tournaments.
Winner and runner-up will be seeds 1 and 2 in the next tournament.
Mode -- Hardcore Team Deathmatch
Maps -- We have not decided how we want to work the map choices, it will be one of these two ways:
There will be 3 maps to choose from. Teams will both submit one vote and if different maps are voted for the third map will be played. These maps will be ???, ???, and ???. (Feel free to give input on which three maps should be chosen for this route)
Map choices will be: Arklov Peak, Azhir Cave, Gun Runner, Hackney Yard, Rammaza, or St. Petrograd. Teams will vote for bans which will eliminate maps until the last map is left, this will be the played map. Lower seed votes first.
(We would love some feedback on which of these options seems better or if anyone has another idea worth considering.)
Banned -- no items, streaks, or weapons are banned as of right now, if you believe something should be banned it will be called to vote and decided by all players. Nothing will be banned for this tournament, only later ones.
Disconnects -- if someone disconnects within the first 30 seconds and/or before the first kill the game must be ended and restarted with everyone present, if the disconnect happens after the first 30 seconds and/or after the first kill then the game will continue and the player must attempt to rejoin the lobby.
No shows -- if you have a player who bails out on you you can either continue without them or forfeit your matches. If a player is available to replace them that is permitted but only if that player has played no other matches within the tournament for a different team.