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. After the Swiss rounds the top 4 teams will make it to the playoffs. The 1st and 4th team will first play each other, as well as the 2nd and 3rd team. The winners of both games get to meet in the finals.
The tournament starts at 13:30 CET sharp. Teams should be present in #unrealnorth on Quakenet, and be easily identifiable. The top3 will be played during the evening, starting at 21:00 CET. Each round should take around 1hour, but to be safe we counted for 1h15m. The complete schedule should look as follows:
- 13:30 Round 1
- 14:45 Round 2
- 16:00 Round 3
- 17:15 Round 4
- 21:00 Semifinals
- 22:15 Grand Finals
The maps for the 2on2 part of the Swiss are forced. The 1on1 games are selected via elimination, and the team with the highest frag total on both maps gets to choose which team eliminates a map first. The 2on2 maps are the following:
- Round1: Rankin and Akbal
- Round2: Campgrounds and Compressed
- Round3: Goose and Rusing
- Round4: Campgrounds and Ages
During the finals both teams can decide what map they play. If during the tournament both teams agree to play a different set of maps they are free to do so (after all, we’re in this for fun). Make sure you have the maps available on your servers.
UTV will be available throughout the whole tournament. The exact URL will be posted on irc at the beginning of the tournament. conX5 will provide a shoutcast and twitch.tv stream. A Russian stream is provided by skinner2170 and is available here.