Congratulations to Sorry Guys for going an undefeated 5-0 in their first one-day tournament! With this tournament complete, that means TBDB, Belted, and Tryhard are now available for league play. This also means that olmod is permitted for play! See #olmod for further instructions and for a link to download the version that's on the servers.
I wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming timetable with regards to the conclusion of Season 1 and what we're planning for Season 2.
First, we will have our final one-day tournament on Sunday, June 30th at 11 AM Pacific, and it will again feature three new maps. Send ideas for new maps to your team captains!
Second, the regular season for Season 1 will conclude on Sunday, June 30th at 5 PM Pacific time. All games must have started by that time to be included in Season 1 stats.
The regular season for Season 2 will begin immediately upon the conclusion of the regular season. The final ruleset is still being decided, but I'm not expecting major changes. More on this below.
The Season 1 Championships will also begin immediately. If we still have six active teams at the time of the start of the tournament, we will only be doing 2 phases of the tournament. The first phase will last up to 3 weeks, and will feature a double round robin between all of the teams except Post Terran Mining Corp, who earned a bye to the final phase of the tournament as the #1 seed. The top 3 teams out of the double round robin will be seeded 2 through 4, and then a single elimination knockout best of 5 tournament will take place to determine the Season 1 champion. There will also be a 3rd place match!
Before the end of this week, I will be distributing a survey to the league regarding pretty much everything having to do with the league and the competitive game at large. Your feedback will be VERY important, and potentially drive what the league does for future seasons. Keep an eye out for it!
Effective starting 11 AM Pacific on Sunday - hey, that's when the One-Day Tournament begins! - olmod will be officially approved for play in the OTL!
If you're not sure what olmod is, it's a program written by @Arne that basically injects code into Overload, allowing for the game to do things that were not possible previously. Over the coming days, I'll be providing additional information on how to get started with olmod, both by itself, and with another program called OCT by @Maestro! Both are super simple to use.
With this, all of the Azure servers will be upgraded to using olmod, and us-east-olmod will be decommissioned. Don't worry if you still want to play games using the original Overload client, olmod servers will still support this!
What can you do with olmod?
• The desynchronization of hunters and missile pods is fixed.
• Join a game as an observer by creating a pilot whose name starts with "Observer". Remember to raise the max number of players to allow this!
• Copy and paste the IP address into the password field.
• Console commands to reload the missions without having to exit the game.
• Game stats are logged to the server they are played on.
Please note that the following olmod features will NOT be allowed in the league, at least for now:
• Join in Progress - Please still follow the same procedures for players disconnecting as you do today. This likely will not change, except we might get more fine-grained time goal options in the future!
• 5v5 and higher - This WILL be allowed in Season 2! 🎉
• 3 or more teams - The OTL is currently not setup to handle this. Maybe season 3?
• Monsterball - The OTL is currently not setup to handle this. Also maybe season 3?
The Three Queens
take their second consecutive One-Day Tournament, going undefeated en route to a 4-0 record. With this tournament complete, that means that Junebug, Mesa, and Turnstile are in rotation for maps you can choose from in the league.
The next one-day tournament will be Sunday May 26th at 11 AM Pacific! We will again be adding 3 new maps to the rotation. This month, prepare yourselves for wind tunnels, teleporters, and plenty of vertical play!
First up, it's another Overload DLC 1 challenge map, this time we have TBDB by @[PTMC] Miasmic
! This is a 4 story map with plenty of different kinds of spaces to fight in. Download at https://overloadmaps.com/tbdb-v2
, and be sure you have the current version, v2.0.
Next up is another @[PTMC] Miasmic
DLC 1 challenge mode entry, Belted! This is unique in that it's the first map in the league that uses the indoor alien level textures, and also has a single teleporter that takes you from the top level to the bottom and vice versa! Download at https://overloadmaps.com/belted-v2
, and be sure you have the current version, v2.0.
Finally, our small map is a recent entry from @Yinut
, it's Tryhard! This map will challenge teams to figure out how to use the two wind tunnels properly to get to where they need to be! Download at https://overloadmaps.com/tryhard
These maps are nominated and voted on by team founders and captains, so if there are maps you want to see in the league, be sure to communicate with your team's leadership!
Be sure you have olproxy ready to go, and if you're having any trouble setting it up be sure to contact @[3Q] roncli
Also a reminder to teams that there is a month and a half remaining in the season, which ends July 1 midnight UTC. That will immediately be followed by the group stage for the Season 1 OTL Championship Tournament!
Congratulations to Post Terran Mining Corp
for taking their first tournament of the season, and it was a big one, the Mid-Season Invitational! This means that they automatically will have the top seed for the Season 1 Championship tournament at the end of the season and will not be required to play in the group stage. See https://challonge.com/otls1msi
for all the results from the tournament.
More details regarding the exact format of the Season 1 Championship tournament will be given in June, but expect a two week double round robin stage followed by a 4 team knockout stage. If the league happens to get more teams before then we might add a qualifing stage as well.
In the meantime, we are ready to unveil the April 2019 One-Day Tournament, happening Sunday April 28th at 11 AM Pacific! As with the last tournament, we will be debuting 3 new maps, adding them to the league's official map pool when the tournament is complete.
First up, we'll be including one of the Overload DLC 1's challenge maps, Turnstile by @[PTMC] Miasmic
! This map features large, open spaces for intense team fights. Download at https://overloadmaps.com/turnstile-v3
, and be sure you have the current version, v3.0.
Next up is the map Mesa by @iNv Revstro
! This maps many tunnels will turn dogfights into odd man advantages very quickly if you're not paying attention. Download at https://overloadmaps.com/mesa
, and be sure you have the current version, v5.0.
And finally we'll be hitting the showers with another classic, it's Junebug, ported by @terminal
! The tri-level design makes it very easy to pop in and out of rooms very quickly. Download at https://overloadmaps.com/junebug
As with the previous tournament, be sure you have olproxy ready to go, and if you're having any trouble with olproxy be sure to get in touch with @[3Q] roncli
Our first custom map tournament has been completed, and The Three Queens has come out on top with an undefeated 4-0 record! Thanks to everyone for playing today and sticking with us through the several disconnect issues that came up throughout the day, which thankfully were not server-related!
With the conclusion of the tournament, that means that Sub Rosa, Burning Indika, and Keg Party are now available for teams to use as home maps. Note that teams must have a minimum of one stock map. Look for more to be added in the April One-Day Tournament, coming at you on Sunday, April 28th!
Also, the setting for "Show Enemy Names: Normal" has been agreed to be a permanent rule change by the teams. That setting is now the default setting for OTL matches.
Next, we'll go right into the Season 1 Mid-Season Invitational. Sorry Guys and Team Invidia have earned a first round bye, which leaves The Three Queens to face DynaCore Enterprises and Post Terran Mining Corp to play Old Man Gaming in the quarterfinals. Games are due by Sunday, April 7th 5 PM Pacific Time. Good luck everyone!