The next Overload Teams League one-day tournament will be Sunday, February 24 starting at 11 AM Pacific time! This time around, we're going to do something a little more fun than last month.
2v2? 3v3? 4v4? It doesn't matter, you're playing in HIVE! That's right, the next tournament will be played entirely in the map Hive! This map has been unplayed in the league this season, and it's time to change that!
As with all one-day tournaments, there is nothing on the line outside of accumulating normal season stats, and all teams are invited to join! We'll run a best of 5 with 2 teams joining, a double round robin for 3 or 4 teams, a single round robin for 5 or 6 teams, and should we be lucky enough to get more teams than that in the league in time for the tournament, we'll run it as a Swiss.
Remember that joining the tournament is optional, but do be prepared for approximately a 3 hour event, with the potential for time to go over should any technical issues arise. Cya there!
A reminder that starting this week, you should play with the option Show Enemy Names: Normal. We will trial this out for at least a week before asking teams if we should keep this option as a permanent league rule.
Today's tournament saw a lot of crazy games... Syrinx 2v2, Vault 3v3, Foundry 4v4, a couple big wins, a 1-point game, and as is seemingly fitting for Team Invidia so far this season, they take the tournament by getting a tie in the final game!
Congratulations to Team Invidia
for going 3-0-1 en route to a dramatic finish with Post Terran Mining Corp in the final game! Be sure to check out the tournament's final standings at https://challonge.com/otl0119
. While we didn't get to try out the neutral server idea as everyone pretty much agreed to play on Virginia servers the whole time, it was still a lot of fun for everyone involved!
We'll be back on Sunday, February 24th with our next one-day tournament, keep a look out for the announcements here!
The Overload Teams League will be hosting its first monthly one-day tournament on Sunday, January 27 starting at 11 AM Pacific time!
The purpose of the one-day tournaments is to promote activity within the league, and also to try things that are a little out of the ordinary. While there is nothing on the line for winning the tournament (other than bragging rights!), each game played in the tournament will be considered a game played in the season, and will count towards standings and stats.
This month we will be trying out a different way to do a "neutral server" match. Every game will be played in two 10 minute halves, with each team getting an opportunity to start the game in one of the two halves.
The tournament will run as a round robin, perhaps a double round robin if fewer teams participate. Remember, joining the tournament is optional, but please be prepared for up to a 3 hour event!
A reminder to founders and captains who are making and accepting challenges, be sure that you set the following 3 parameters every game!
1) Map - The away team needs to use the
!pickmap command to select one of the three home maps of the home team. Note that once selected, it is locked for the match. You can also set a neutral map by suggesting a map other than the available home maps. To do this, one team needs to
!suggestmap Vault, for example, while the other team should
!confirmmap. Again, this will lock the map for the match.
2) Team Size - Next, make sure the team size is set. One team needs to
!suggestteamsize 2, for example, while the other team should
!confirmteam. This can be changed at any time before the match is reported and confirmed.
3) Match Time - In order to get on to the website's match schedule, you need to set the match time. Again, one team needs to
!suggesttime Jan 12 2019 3:00 PM, for example, while the other team should
!confirmtime. This can also be changed at any time before the match is reported and confirmed, including after the match, meaning you can reschedule the match if you miss it for whatever reason.