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The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« on: September 08, 2014, 10:45:32 pm »
We've been working towards it for a while now, but we're finally ready to announce details for the 2014 R&D Invitational for GOIO! Here's our ruleset that we'll be using, the timeslot, and how to apply your team/clan:

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-The Invitational will be held on the second Saturday in November and running two Saturdays after that.

-There will be two separate brackets. A European bracket held at 1-3pm EST (6-8PM UTC) the first day, and the American bracket at 5-7PM EST (10-12PM UTC) the second day. Day 3 will be the finals, and either be from 2-3pm EST (7-8 PM UTC) or 5-6pm EST (10-11PM UTC). It will be teams choice (as long as one bracket isn't full) as to which bracket they would like to be placed in.

-8 Teams of two full ships will be admitted in total, based off of personal preference from myself and our organizational team and teams that applied.

-Teams are asked to submit the names of not only their captains but their crew as well. If this isn't possible, or you'd like to submit names for replacements as well, we're willing to work with you to make this happen.

-All matchups will be best of three, with no losers bracket or second chances. You lose your best of three, and you're out!

-Days one and two will both be three best of threes, with the final day being the final two teams meeting in the finals. This is done not only to put emphasis on that singular best of three match, but to give the teams that make it that far to be rested and prepared for the finals.

-We will be following all standard rules of MLG events for Guns of Icarus Online, and will be submitting our event to Major League Gaming as a possible event. We will not be requiring teams to register with MLG ahead of time, but it is strongly encourages as you will earn points in the arena system for this event.

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IN MATCH REGULATIONS

-Each preliminary best of three will last a maximum of forty (40) minutes, with timing being structured very similarly to the Sunday Community Skirmish. Each Bo3 will have a ten (10) minute pool of overtime to pull from, with each game lasting an initial time of ten (10) minutes.

-The finals Bo3 will be slightly different time-wise. Instead of a ten (10) minute pool of overtime, there will be a twenty (20) minute overtime pool.

-There are no official pauses or holds. We expect every team to come prepared to fight at the highest level, if that means beating your ISP into making sure your connection is solid, that's what we expect. Gentlemens agreements on pauses are allowed, but we will not under any circumstances hold teams to them.

-Under no condition should any team be watching the broadcast stream of the game during the event. We understand that a lot of you don't believe stream sniping is effective, but we're putting this is writing either way. We'll be directing our referees to watch for major signs of stream sniping, and how to react without impacting the game/team in question.

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To apply to be a team in the 2014 R&D Invitational, email us at therobanddanshow@gmail.com with your CLAN NAME, TEAM NAME, CREW NAMES, TEAM LOGO, EURO OR US BRACKET, and PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT. You will be replied to with a confirmation email and, if your team is selected, receive a congratulatory email a few weeks later.

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 10:23:10 pm »
I'm pleased to announce our eight teams for the Invitational this year! In no particular order, both rosters:

----  The EU Roster! ----

Storm Ryders - Team Ryders
The Gentlemen - Team Mad Hatters
Glowwater Thralls
CAKE


---- The US Roster! ----

Sacrilege - Team Sacrilege
Zill's Merry Men
SPQR - The Praetorians
The Brotherhood - Hydra


We appreciate everyone that sent in an application, in total we had 20 of them! When we were putting this together I figured it'd be easy picks but we got a much larger turnout than originally expected. We apologize to the 12 teams that did not make the cut, and hope you guys and gals don't get down on yourselves for not getting in, choices on this one were very hard indeed.

Look forward to more content releases and previews in the coming weeks, including FourthOracle's previews on the teams and promo reels. Full brackets will be released later this week, with map rolls being done two weeks before the first day of events.

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 03:41:11 pm »
Apologies for the delay on this, this post was supposed to be up yesterday afternoon. My fault on that one, here's the map rolls for Week 1!

MATCH 1:
Duel at Dawn
Northern Fjords
Water Hazard

MATCH 2:
Fight Over Firnfeld
Paritan Rumble
Duel at Dawn

MATCH 3:
Battle on the Dunes
Paritan Rumble
Canyon Ambush

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 12:52:42 am »
Apologies for the delay on this, this post was supposed to be up yesterday afternoon. My fault on that one, here's the map rolls for Week 1!

MATCH 1:
Duel at Dawn
Northern Fjords
Water Hazard

MATCH 2:
Fight Over Firnfeld
Paritan Rumble
Duel at Dawn

MATCH 3:
Battle on the Dunes
Paritan Rumble
Canyon Ambush

Sooo...any ETA on map rolls for us in Week #2?

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 11:40:44 am »
(For any Life is Feudal fans, you got these on time, if you look at their forums that is. Thanks Jubjub for grabbing me on steam on this one.)

Map Rotations for Sat November 15th:

STARBARDS(red) vs SPQR(blue):
Duel at Dawn
Canyon Ambush
Fight over Firnfeld

HYDRA(red) vs ZILL'S MERRY MEN(blue):
Northern Fjords
Paritan Rumble
Battle on the Dunes

FINALS:
Canyon Ambush
Battle on the Dunes
Paritan Rumble

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 02:34:30 pm »
we are linking the games to the event list, like with SCS. You will be able to join your game through the join match button, assigned to the event.

if you cannot join, then reload the event list page as it wont auto update for you.

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Re: The R&D Invitational 2014 Official Rules!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 10:09:11 am »
The time for the finals will be the hour before the Aerodrome, 2PM EST to 3PM EST this Saturday, as agreed on by the Ryders and SPQR. As a reminder, the time limit for overtime is increased by 10 minutes for the finals.

Finals Map Rolls:

Paritan Rumble
Duel at Dawn
Fight over Firnfeld