Post by Juzzee on Apr 30, 2015 15:42:51 GMT
Following on from the success of the Battle Of The Sexes (BOTS) team battle tournaments, we decided to create a new series of team battle tournaments – android vs. ios (AVI).
For those of you new to the ‘team battle’ tournaments, they are a series of private tournaments, where the players are divided into two teams (pre determined), each with a captain. Entry in to the tournaments is by invite only, and passwords will be given out by the team captains. As these are ‘team based’ tournaments the leaderboards displayed in the tournament lobbies are not used to determine the winner. We have devised our own ‘team based’ scoring system which allows every player a chance to contribute to their teams overall score.
Round 1 of android vs. ios (AVI) will consist of 28 players, so there will be two teams of 14 players, Team android and Team ios. Each player will play all of their 27 matches as scheduled by the feudia.com website and record their results in the normal way.
The scoring will work as follows: - Only the 14 matches you play against the opposite team will be given a score. These will be your AVI matches. For every win you will be awarded 2 points, 1 point for a tie and no points for a loss. The other 13 matches you play will be against players in your own team so these can be considered ‘training matches, and will not be given a score. At the end of the tournament the totals for each player in Team android will be added together to give Team androids total and the same for the Team ios total. The team with the highest total score at the end of the tournament is declared the winners. Andrew (aj4) the scorekeeper will post interim team scores in the lobby chat every couple of days so each team can see how they are doing.
When recording the scores Andrew will also record the points difference (spread) for each of your 14 AVI matches. The points difference team totals will be used as the decider in the event of a team tie at the end of the tournament. Additionally at the end of the tournament Andrew will also publish the names of the top 7 players (top 50%) from each team from his scoreboard, and they will get automatic qualification into the next round. In the event of several players having the same individual score, the points difference totals will be used to determine who goes through.
We will try to be as fair as possible when allocating the rest of the seats in future tournaments, ensuring everyone gets a chance to participate at some point. We have a list of all the players (ever growing) who have participated so far in the previous 5 BOTS tourneys which also includes players still waiting to join and contribute to their teams’ effort. There is also one for all those interested in participating in AVI tournaments. So there will be future tournaments (AVI & BOTS) that you may have to sit out in order that someone else has a chance to participate.
In order for all this to work smoothly and for Andrew to record accurate scores can you please ensure that when entering the results you put the scores in for both players, regardless of who won or lost and check that the scores have been saved by the website. We have all experienced the issue of scores not registering, so we would suggest you hit the save button several times and check the match log before you leave the page, to be 100% sure it’s saved.
The matches have 7 day duration and generally most people are able to complete in time. We all have lives outside of feudia and Boardrush so if you receive an email from the site saying that time is nearly up, please do as it advices and enter an interim score on the site for that match.
In the unlikely event time expires before play has completed, if both players can confirm the end result & scores to Andrew as soon as their match has finished, the finished match result will be recorded. You should also email the site ref (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for the scores to be corrected on the site, include details of the tournament number, both players names and a screenshot of the completed match to prove the results. So don’t be too quick in deleting your completed AVI matches from your devices!
For the purposes of this tournament, so that players know which team you are on and if the match is a AVI or training match, can you please let your opponent know via the in game chat which team you are on, android or ios. The team lists (see below) will also be published in the tournament description box so it can always be referred to.
We didn’t want anyone to miss out so these tournaments are open to both VIP & non VIP Boardrush players. With that in mind please remember that non VIP players are not able to send invites on ‘no hints’ boards so please invite them when your match comes up (see team list below for details of non VIP). Matches between 2 non VIP players can only be played on hints allowed boards.
Once the tournament starts the password will be given to none participates who wish to pop in to the lobby to lend their support and cheer their team on.
In the event of there being a dispute about scores or regarding someone’s conduct ‘in game’ or in the tournament lobby, Roleend (Con) is the team tournaments Arbitrator and will attempt to resolve any issues.
One final point, the matches in this tournament are 7 days in duration to allow for the different time zones and those with busy lives. Please try not to press that ‘start next match’ link too often, let the system start the matches as some players may not be ready to start another match.
Good luck everyone.
Let the games begin!!