Season of Arrivals: League and Tournament

We will be moving from a one day tournament to league play that defines the brackets for Gold, Silver and Bronze in a playoff tournament.

We are starting early this season and this has benefits: flexibility in scheduling, consistent blocks of time and plenty of competitive opportunities while being reasonable (about 32-40 games over about a month). We will stay close to the in-game public mode.

After registering interest at our main discord, your team will be given access to the league discord.

Calendar

Each team will be playing four games against each other team from Friday, July 17/18 to August 22/23rd, 2020 (this is a 6 week period of time).

The playoff tournament will be August 28-29th and Sept 4-5th, 2020.

This provides us plenty of time as the last full day of the season is Sunday Sept 20th/Monday Sept 21st.

Allowances

  • All weapons and armor are legal.

Restrictions

  • Scorn is banned.
  • Scorn combined with Deep Six is banned (with one exception).
  • Players are locked into their weapon, armor selections, classes and sub-classes for each and all games. If you are found to have violated this for a game, the points will be reversed and each team member will have to acknowledge their understanding of the rule. A second violation will be double points and a third will lead to a disqualification from the season’s league play.
  • Because of the flexibility in scheduling league play, no team member substitutions or replacements are allowed because they would disqualify earlier matches.

Requirements

  • Be known and of good standing in discord.gg/gambit
  • Record/stream game play: at least one per team. Ideally we’d be able to capture a reaper and the invader view from each team in each game.

League Structure

Each team will be playing four games against each other team. For example, 8 teams total will mean that each team plays 32 games over about a month of league play. The invaders will host two games each.

  1. Maps and Enemies
    • Emerald Coast: Cabal
    • Legion’s Folly: Vex
    • New Arcadia: Hive
    • Deep Six: Fallen
  2. Game Settings
    • Game type: Gambit Prime
    • Encounter Variants: Random
    • Value Targets: HVTS and CUTS enabled
    • Invasion: Power OFF; nameplates on
  3. Point System: a double point bracket to make sure there’s a quantitative basis for competitive brackets in the playoffs.
    • Won: A1 point
    • Lost: A0 points
    • Primeval is dead, no primeval on the other side: B4 points winning team, B1 point losing team
    • Primeval is dead, primeval is present on the other side: B3 points winning team, B2 points losing team
    • The reporting will be “won, primeval was up on the other side. Team 1: A1,B3. Team 2: A0,B2”
  4. Tie Breaker/Dispute Format (to clarify: this is largely a joke)
    1. Deep Six: Scorn
    2. Game type: Gambit Prime
    3. Encounter Variants: Variant C
    4. Value Targets: HVTS and CUTS disabled
    5. Invasion: Power ON; nameplates off

Playoffs

Playoffs will be the top 4 teams from league play sorted by both point systems and will be best of 7 matches.

  • Gold/Silver: 1st vs 2nd
  • Bronze: 3rd vs 4th
  • Prizes: Exotic, Pinnacle or Legendary roles in the discord.

Scheduling

We will be scheduling each team vs team in the league discord. It is best if your team “anchors” in either US, Europe or Asia time zones. Each team will be playing four games against each other team from Friday, July 17/18 to August 22/23rd, 2020.

The playoff tournament will be August 28-29th and Sept 4-5th, 2020.

A good resource is World Time Buddy.

Asia/US suggested time slot

LOS ANGELES, United States, California
5:00p Fri, Jul 17 2020
9:00p Fri, Jul 17 2020

NEW YORK, United States, New York
8:00p Fri, Jul 17 2020
12:00a Sat, Jul 18 2020

SEOUL, South Korea
9:00a Sat, Jul 18 2020
1:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020

US/Europe suggested time slot

LOS ANGELES, United States, California
10:00a Sat, Jul 18 2020
3:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020

NEW YORK, United States, New York
1:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020
6:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark
7:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020
12:00a Sat, Jul 18 2020

Europe/Asia suggested time slot

COPENHAGEN, Denmark
12:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020
5:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020

SEOUL, South Korea
7:00p Sat, Jul 18 2020
12:00a Sat, Jul 18 2020

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