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UnrealNorth Mixed Format Cup Schedule

This Sunday the UMFC takes place. The format of the tournament will be 4 rounds of Swiss, followed by a top4. For those who do not know how a Swiss tournament works: each round teams with the same number of points are paired against each other (and you are paired against a random team in the first round). As a result your opponents will become more equally skilled as your own team as the tournament progresses. The advantage over using the typical double elimination is that your team is sure to play 4 rounds, and cannot be sent packing early....

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UnrealNorth’s Mixed Format Cup

We are proud to announce the UnrealNorth Mixed Format Cup (from here now on known as UMFC). This cup will take place on  Sunday 13th of April.  The UMFC will combine 2on2 TDM with 1on1. The brackets will be played during the day, and the finals during the evening. The Format and Rules A match will be a best out of three (meaning the first team to win 2 maps wins the match), where the first two maps will be played as 2on2, and the decider map (if needed) will be 1on1. During the day the 2on2 maps are predetermined, while teams...

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Epic Games has no plans for a new Unreal Tournament

Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, recently stated during the Game Developer Conference (GDC) that Epic Games have no plans for a new Unreal Tournament (source) . Epic just released the Unreal 4 Engine to the world, providing a cheap licensing fee when one wants to develop games using the engine. In order to sway Epic Games to work on a new UT, a petition has launched that you can also sign. But it looks like we will be stuck with the current UTs for the moment.

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ESL announces Spring Cups 2014

The Electronic Sports League have announced their Unreal Tournament 2004 tournaments for this spring. The available tournaments are 1on1 and 2on2 TAM. Signups are open until the 13th of April. You can find the complete announcement, including signup links, here.

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Unreal 4 Engine to run in the Browser

The Mozilla Firefox Youtube channel recently uploaded a small clip showing the Unreal 4 Engine running in their browser. The new Engine will support both OpenGL and WebGL rendering. The first one should enable the engine to run on the three major operating systems, namely Windows, OSX and Linux. The latter means that in-browser support is also available, and running at almost the same performance as its OpenGL counterpart. The possibility of having an in-browser game that can compete with QuakeLive looks very promising. You can find the Youtube video in the full article.

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Sateca-only Tournament coming up

In order to promote and test their updated version of Sateca, Cluex.org is organizing a 1on1 Sateca only Tournament. The tournament takes place on  Sunday the 2nd of March at 19:00. Signing up for the cup can be done using the Cluex’s forums. Registrations close at midnight on Saturday, 1st of March. The tournament will be a standard double elimination tournament. This means you start in the winners bracket. Once you lose a match you are dropped to the losers bracket. Once you lose a game in the losers bracket you are out of the tournament. At the end, the winner...

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Cluex.org announces new version of DM-Sateca-CE2

DM-Sateca-CE2 is a 1on1 map that has been used mostly in Cluex.org’s competitions. It will also be used in the upcoming UnrealNorth cup in April and the Cluex.org tournament taking place later this year. Now, Cluex.org announces that they are working on a new updated version of the map named DM-Sateca-SE. So far, a whole range of bugs have been fixed, as well as several gameplay improvements. They are asking the community for further input to make the map even better. You can download the new map and leave your feedback on their fora.

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UnrealNorth Cup Announcement

During the Easter Holidays we will be hosting an UT2004 tournament. The tournament will take place in the weekend of 12 and 13 April, depending on the number of registrations. In case enough people register the group stage will be played on Saturday. The brackets will take place on Sunday afternoon, and the finals take place on Sunday evening. In case the number of participants is not high enough everything would take place on Sunday.

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A Fresh Start

UnrealNorth has been around for ages, and it has been a very long time since both the layout or the underlying code was changed. Today we launch the latest version of our beloved site. The main focus of the site has not changed: it provides the latest information regarding Unreal Tournament, provides a platform for discussion between players and a place to find old friends that have returned to the game. So what has changed?