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The BYONDcast is going to be hosting a bracketed community tournament of the BYOND classic Plunder Gnome made by IainPeregrine.
This tournament is SIGN-UP ONLY, meaning you must contact me by a day before the date of the tournament. The tournament will be held over the days of October 1st -> October 2nd (Because Sept 24-25 is the Game in a Day contest, also held by IainPeregrine) Any overflow days will be held throughout the week and perhaps during the weekend.
Brackets will be created by me, Oasiscircle in this fashion. First to come and sign-up are most likely to have a "bye" which means you advance without having to compete against another team. These will be rare, and only used if it is impossible to fit the amount of teams that sign up for the tournament.
There will be absolutely zero hacking or cheating. If found, you will lose your position while your competition advances and you will be unable to join any further BYONDcast Contests/Tournaments in the future.
Determination of progression towards the Grand Prize will be determined in best-of-3 match-ups.
Disconnection will be dealt with in the following manner, only two disconnections per team will be allowed for a restart of a match-up. Any further disconnection will result in a forfeit.
After teams have been decided, you are not allowed to change teams. If you decide to leave your team, your team either forfeits or must find a new player not already on another team.
Unless with very good reason, joining a team and then leaving your team after brackets have been drawn or not showing up at the time you are scheduled to play may result in a ban from future BYONDcast tournaments. Please contact any of the BYONDcast if you do fall into a predicament so we may revise the brackets.
Any type of abusive verbal aggression towards other teams or players may result in a ban from BYONDcast tournaments and forfeiting of your matches. We're here to have fun.
How to Enter
Before entering, make sure you consider this list of things that you need to make sure your team is available for entry.
A Team Name for which you will be rostered under.
A total of 2-3 willing players that have all read these rules and agree to comply to them.
A designated email/IM/Skype/MSN address that you can be contacted at prior to your matches. It's preferable to have each member supply this.
Designate what type of prize you'd like to receive.
Now, down to the stuff that you care about, the prize list. So far, I can only pitch in about $20 for the grand prize. (Anyone that's willing to increase that amount I would love to talk with you.)
This cash can take the form of any of the following. Keep in mind, that you must make an agreement within your own team on how to spend your prize money:
1 Year BYOND Membership
$20 worth of (legal) BYOND Game Subscriptions.
$20 worth of Steam games. ):
$20 sent through PayPal. ):
2x 2 weeks of free shell hosting, courtesy of BYONDPanel. (:
I'd rather give you your prize money in BYOND Subscriptions or Memberships, because it benefits this amazing group of BYOND developers, game and language alike. (:
What will the BYONDcast be doing with these tournament games? We'll be live-casting each match-up and uploading them all separately on to our Youtube channel for future enjoyment and to ready yourselves for the future match-ups you'll have. (We'll try to upload each match right after it completes.)
The BYONDcast sadly will not be a team, we want to give other BYONDlings a fighting chance. ;)
Send it to all your friends and try to get a team together.