• 1 Mar 2012, 20:58 • News
After receiving a lot of feedback (and flame) on the Crossfire Draft Tournament, R0SS came up with the idea of running a draft tournament that isn’t limited to top tier players. The thought behind this is a Draft tournament for the community: the Crossfire Community Draft Tournament. The idea behind this project/tournament is to give lower skilled community members the chance to play with those more established within the game and hopefully benefit from their experience and knowledge, but more importantly, to have fun.
Let’s delve further into the concept of the tournament. The plan is as follows: a captain signs up with a co-captain in the back of his head. Both players should be high skilled. Now, who do we consider to be a high skilled player? Anyone that has played NationsCup or EuroCup and the upcoming players that are likely to get into EuroCup next season. Anyone that doesn’t fit in that group is more than welcome to sign up as a community player. In certain circumstances, especially relating to NC players, players can be judged individually regardless of whether they have played NC or not.
You could see this as some sort of boot camp seeing as the lower skilled players could obviously learn a lot from this. But the main goal of this tournament is to have fun and you should keep that in mind.
The four remaining players will be picked at random. This means that not all teams will be of equal skill level. However, the skill gap should be negligible and everyone should still have fun.
Like I mentioned, players from low to med skill can sign up as community members. They will have to mention 3 things: their in game name (preferably their crossfire nick), TZAC id and the class they wish to play. You can pick one out of four classes:
Multiclasser (field ops/covert ops/medic/third engineer)
How are things going to be sorted? Depending on the captain and co-captain's classes, we will pick players based on their classes. A standard line up will consist of a rifle, an engi SMG, a multiclasser and three medics. Here is an example:
The captain and co-captain tell us they will be playing as a medic and a multiclasser. That means they will need a rifle, an engi SMG and two more medics.
The four picks will be blind/random as previously mentioned. We will sort out the sign ups by class and use a random selection generator to pick names from each class list.
The player selection will take place on Thursday 8th March and the tournament will start on the 13th of March. The schedule is as follows:
WB Round 1, LB Round 1, WB Round 2, will take place on Tuesday 13th March 20 CET
LB Round 2, WB Round 3, LB Round 3, WB Final will take place on Thursday 15th March 20 CET games are allowed to be played before 20 CET as well.
LB Round 4, LB Final and Grand Final will take place on Tuesday 20th March 20 CET
The mappool will consist of aldernest, bremen_b3, radar, supply and sw_goldrush_te. We have decided not to put in the new maps Library_b3 and missile_b4 since they aren’t being played at a top level meaning that there would be little benefit to the community given that some high skilled players do not have solid tactics yet for those maps.
To apply for the inaugural Crossfire Community Draft Tournament you have to make a post over here and you will find all the information for signing there as well.
Feel free to ask any question over at #CCDT and if you signed up make sure you idle there on the days the tournament is going to be played. A special thanks to Chickita for once again making us a lovely banner and thanks to Voidd aswell for helping me out with the spelling/grammar mistakes and my writing style.