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Title: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 09:41:28 AM
Its time! The tournament the community voted for and everyone has been waiting for! BATTLEFIELD 3! 4v4 Squad rush tournament!

This post will contain the rules and the format the tournament will be played. I will try and be as brief as possible in posting but as always please leave comments or concerns you may have about any information in regards to it.

Rules
We will be using part of the TWL 'league' rules that have been set for BF3.

- Standard code of conduct is expected during gameplay. This means you must use appropriate attitude and general sportsmanship during the event. No racism or "omg noob" chat etc to be used when playing.
- No 3rd-party software may be used during this even to gain advantage in the game other than a VO-IP service used to communicate with your team. This of course includes no hacking / aimbotting / wall hacks / etc etc.
- No glitching to arm mcoms or any other outside of maps / base tactics to gain an advantage over the other team. this includes the known MAV elevator glitch this will not be tolerated.
- Snipers are only allowed to use scopes more then 4x magnefication
- Sitting in one spot for more then 120 seconds (2 mins) is illegal ( this simply means you can not stand in one window or one 3-5 step square area this long we want to keep this fast pace and high action)
- Spawntrapping is illegal you must play the objective by defending etc
- No C4 on mcom stations ( meaning attacking team may not use it to blow up the mcoms) all other play with c4 may be used.
- You must leave your spawn to defend / attack the objective.


Weapon restrictions
- No shotguns
- No Mortars
- No RPG / SMAW
- No M320 or Grenade Launcher attachment / weapon. Aka 'Noob Tube'

All other weapons / attachments may be used. the servers are unranked and feature every unlock possible to use in the game other than DLC and assignments. This will allow everyone to have the same amount of guns and so forth for balance issues!

These general rules will be updated / changes up to 24 hours before the tournament starts on Jan 27th.

Match layout and how you win
Like noted we will use the template match format from TWL league which is the following

Matches will consist of two teams playing 1 map for 2 sets. Each team will play as the attacker and defender in a set (2 rounds). If the teams are tied after both sets (4 rounds), then play will resume in a third (overtime) set (see below).

Matches will be scored based on total points, NOT rounds won.

Scoring will be done as follows:

- Blowing 0 MComm stations = 0 points
- Blowing 1 MComm station = 1 point
- Blowing 2 MComm stations = 2 points

Overtime
Teams will play a two round series until one team is able to blow up more stations than the other. This means if an overtime is needed the two teams will keep playing a full set until one team has blown up more stations than the other.

Examples
Team A Vs. Team B
Set 1
  • Team B blows up 1 station on their attacking side giving them 1 Point
  • Team A blows up 2 stations on their attacking side giving them 2 Points
Set 2
  • Team B blows up 2 stations on their attacking side giving them 2 point and 3 points total
  • Team A blows up 0 stations on their attacking side giving them 0 points and 2 points total

Team B wins the match.

Bracket scheduling
After you fill out and sign up for the event we will contact the person who signed up either via Battlelog or email. Most likely will be email to inform the team they are officially signed up and will be entered into the brackets.

The tournament schedule will be posted here on our website Wednesday Jan 25th. You will have 24 hours to contact us and the other team to correct any timing you may need corrected or changed. After Thursday you will not be able to make any changes to your bracket scheduling.

Servers
You can find a full listing of all our servers by searching PUGGAMING in the battle log search or by clicking this link

CLICK HERE FOR SERVER LISTING (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/servers/?post-check-sum=b5c1ac7ab9&filtered=1&expand=1&gameexpansions=default&useLocation=&q=PUGGAMING&gamepresets=&ranked=&punkbuster=&mapRotation=&modeRotation=&password=&useAdvanced=&gameSize=&slots=&gamemodes=&maps=&settings=&regions=NAm&country=)

You will be sent an email with details on which server and time you are set to play on etc.

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This information will be updated within 48 hours of the tournament

Voice and team communications
You may use our Teamspeak to chat during the event with others and to play with your team during the match!
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We Use Team Speak 3 Please download the client and join us!
You can get the client here [url]http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads[/url] ([url]http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads[/url])
TeamSpeak Connect information
Address: 99.198.122.244
Port: 9987


Sign up!
Now that you have an idea and understanding of the rules and everything you may now go and sign up for the event! You can do this by going to the link posted below!

You may sign up as a free agent and we will find you a team for this event! You can do this via the form below!

If you sign up as a free agent make sure to check the link below to see which team you have prior to the brackets being released so you can contact your squad and get some game time in before hand!

Click here for free agent team listing (http://puggaming.net/battlefield/jan-bf3-tournament-free-agent-team-list/)

Sign ups will end Mid day Wednesday Jan 25th

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (http://puggaming.net/bf3signup.php)

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Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: ThunderZ0N3 on January 21, 2012, 09:48:23 AM
Good luck everybody!  8)


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Skipspace on January 21, 2012, 10:09:34 AM
Ok, I understand no mortars or smaws, but no shotguns? Really? Even with slugs?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 10:10:39 AM
Ok, I understand no mortars or smaws, but no shotguns? Really? Even with slugs?

We may change the rules a bit this is what was suggested by members etc! Feel free to let us know what rules we should have set


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: zeuz80 on January 21, 2012, 10:11:03 AM
good luck people, have fun out there :D


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Skipspace on January 21, 2012, 10:13:17 AM
Ok, I understand no mortars or smaws, but no shotguns? Really? Even with slugs?

We may change the rules a bit this is what was suggested by members etc! Feel free to let us know what rules we should have set

Ok, good to know :D Also, what If I have one person I know I want to be on my team, but the other two slots are free?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: taylynne on January 21, 2012, 10:18:11 AM
Gooood luck to everyone! and make sure to check back here in case rules or what not change!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: testter on January 21, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
hi,

what will the prizes be?

thanks!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Mk._F on January 21, 2012, 10:34:20 AM
Come at me, do yourself a favor and just hit suicide every time you spawn, if you're on the enemy team that is. The loss will be less painful for you that way.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 10:39:06 AM
hi,

what will the prizes be?

thanks!

By the time the event is over we should have our sponsors ready to deploy its items. If not we will of course as always have something good to give. PC Hardware or games etc! We will know by Tuesday what the prizes will be


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: pierson on January 21, 2012, 10:44:33 AM
I'll sign up but, I might not be able to play


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Plad pants on January 21, 2012, 10:44:55 AM
Good luck to everyone  :D


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: pierson on January 21, 2012, 10:46:15 AM
Oh and can you use RPG/SMAW on cars, trucks, tanks ect.?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 10:49:39 AM
Oh and can you use RPG/SMAW on cars, trucks, tanks ect.?

Since this is Squad Rush there will be no vehicles.

We may have conquest integrated in further rounds other than the first thoe! just stay tuned for more information!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: octohead on January 21, 2012, 11:20:21 AM
Any price we can win?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
Any price we can win?

By the time the event is over we should have our sponsors ready to deploy its items. If not we will of course as always have something good to give. PC Hardware or games etc! We will know by Tuesday what the prizes will be


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: testter on January 21, 2012, 11:41:00 AM
Some of the rules are very strange

 Sitting in one spot for more then 60 seconds is illegal

how do you plan on enforcing this?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 12:01:33 PM
Some of the rules are very strange

 Sitting in one spot for more then 60 seconds is illegal

how do you plan on enforcing this?

Server will be monitored during the games by our admins. we will be aware of everything that goes on on the battlefield!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: werhere on January 21, 2012, 12:30:27 PM
I cant play bf3 cuse i dont own it  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(



Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: eblausund on January 21, 2012, 12:34:57 PM
so, do you know how many teams and free agents that are signd up by now?
just wondering, i signd up as a free agent


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Tank77 on January 21, 2012, 01:34:44 PM
hardcore or softcore???


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: octohead on January 21, 2012, 03:27:19 PM
I would recommend a rule:
-No C4 on MCOM


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 04:05:21 PM
I would recommend a rule:
-No C4 on MCOM

Ahh thank you for that sir. added.

hardcore or softcore???

Softcore in damage base but no 3d spotting.

so, do you know how many teams and free agents that are signd up by now?
just wondering, i signd up as a free agent

28 Entries with 4 of those being teams. It will go up really quick once we finish all of our networking about the event that we will be phasing out in the next few days!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Wester2oo8 on January 21, 2012, 06:16:46 PM
its so unfortunate, that you would choose to have the competition right before my exams lol...


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 21, 2012, 06:17:22 PM
its so unfortunate, that you would choose to have the competition right before my exams lol...
Hey you can take 30 mins or so and do some fragging on the weekend!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Prayze on January 21, 2012, 09:57:46 PM
Signed up...Let's do this!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: yetikid234 on January 22, 2012, 10:33:12 AM
No staying in the same spot for 60 seconds? So if we're defending and have a good vantage point, we can't keep it? :/


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 22, 2012, 10:34:00 AM
No staying in the same spot for 60 seconds? So if we're defending and have a good vantage point, we can't keep it? :/
I have changed that rule to 2 mins. This is to keep everyone active and involved in the group. camping is not really tolerated in these kind of events. since on some mcoms you could stand in your spawn and have a view of the station.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: ThunderZ0N3 on January 22, 2012, 12:51:52 PM
Im joining now! :-D


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Theo993 on January 22, 2012, 02:27:08 PM
What if we have 3 people in our squad? Will another random player join our squad or?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: taylynne on January 22, 2012, 03:33:16 PM
What if we have 3 people in our squad? Will another random player join our squad or?

I would think it is safe to assume another random player will join your squad, as it would be unfair to have 3v4.  

We have been plenty of free agents so I am sure there will be someone in your vicinity that will be able to join your team


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 22, 2012, 08:52:26 PM
What if we have 3 people in our squad? Will another random player join our squad or?

If you have a team of 3 people sign up with those 3 and in the comment section of the sign up form make a note that you wish for a free agent to be placed on your team!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: testter on January 23, 2012, 12:18:57 AM
Where can I see the teams signed up? Just want to make sure we are in :P


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 23, 2012, 01:56:56 AM
Where can I see the teams signed up? Just want to make sure we are in :P

We have the list of all teams they have signed up. If you received the email about the free agents your team is in :)


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: R3dbull on January 23, 2012, 09:44:56 AM
Heya,

I just have 2 suggestions.

1 That rule of the 2min spot is a bit "noobish" (don't want to offend you) but this is Squad Rush we are supposed to wait for our opponents to come to the bomb and by that we have to stay in some positions for quite some time.

If we have that rule and the opposite team is less skilled than ours we can simply just go almost to their spawn and kill them.

2 Please ban the M320 on the infantry, the Claymore, Flashlight, Laser, IRVN.

This is make the game more "skilled".

If you are scared about the maps where the guys can stay in the spawn defending the bomb you can simply forbid that since you have admins controlling the game.

Thanks,
R3dbull


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 23, 2012, 09:47:22 AM
Heya,

I just have 2 suggestions.

1 That rule of the 2min spot is a bit "noobish" (don't want to offend you) but this is Squad Rush we are supposed to wait for our opponents to come to the bomb and by that we have to stay in some positions for quite some time.

If we have that rule and the opposite team is less skilled than ours we can simply just go almost to their spawn and kill them.

2 Please ban the M320 on the infantry, the Claymore, Flashlight, Laser, IRVN.

This is make the game more "skilled".

If you are scared about the maps where the guys can stay in the spawn defending the bomb you can simply forbid that since you have admins controlling the game.

Thanks,
R3dbull

@1
The 2 min rule is in play to stop camping in one spot. 2 mins is a long time to stand in one place. Sit and count to 120 and you will see..

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If we have that rule and the opposite team is less skilled than ours we can simply just go almost to their spawn and kill them.

As you can see we have a rule that wont allow this. The one about no spawn / deployment trapping

@2
I will add bans on those weapons so check back soon!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: R3dbull on January 23, 2012, 09:59:29 AM
I still don't like that rule. This is squad rush we are supposed to camp to defend a steady objective, every competition (small or big) don't have a rule like that.

If this was conquest I would agree with that rule but this is squad rush, but you are the boss.

Count with the OM's there.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: justryin on January 23, 2012, 10:37:33 AM
I still don't like that rule. This is squad rush we are supposed to camp to defend a steady objective, every competition (small or big) don't have a rule like that.

If this was conquest I would agree with that rule but this is squad rush, but you are the boss.

Count with the OM's there.

I very much agree. Only inexperienced players complain about camping... Its the way someone is playing the game.. If you play properly you flush the person out of that area. Example smoke grenades are very effective at neutralizing an area forcing that player to move.. if the opposing team cant move forward because of the "camper" thats there problem and should just get better. If you have a solid team against a bunch of campers chances are those campers will lose.  Might as well get rid of the bi-pod also if you're gonna instil that rule. As for customizing the weapons.. i believe all should be legal. I believe Dice has done a great job in balancing gameplay but thats debatable i suppose.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 23, 2012, 11:04:50 AM
I still don't like that rule. This is squad rush we are supposed to camp to defend a steady objective, every competition (small or big) don't have a rule like that.

If this was conquest I would agree with that rule but this is squad rush, but you are the boss.

Count with the OM's there.

I very much agree. Only inexperienced players complain about camping... Its the way someone is playing the game.. If you play properly you flush the person out of that area. Example smoke grenades are very effective at neutralizing an area forcing that player to move.. if the opposing team cant move forward because of the "camper" thats there problem and should just get better. If you have a solid team against a bunch of campers chances are those campers will lose.  Might as well get rid of the bi-pod also if you're gonna instil that rule. As for customizing the weapons.. i believe all should be legal. I believe Dice has done a great job in balancing gameplay but thats debatable i suppose.

It is not camping at all.. However it is squad rush. 4 v 4. You will not be able to sit in one spot without needing to give support or action etc. Again 2 mins is a LONG time. If you are able to do this you could simply set up a recon to snipe from a vantage point far away from the objective. Fair play? Maybe to some. We are looking to supply a more fast pace event as we always do with our tournaments. This tournament is for the community which we voted on the rules and are receiving feedback like yours about the rules.

With that being said we will keep it all in mind and will do a full overview of everything before the event starts. Just keep an eye out for changes! Since it seems the 2 min rule for some does not suit well we will give it a look like i mentioned.

You mentioned " they should get better" and "a solid team" again we are here for the community. We have taken the liberty with time, resources and more to MANUALLY put people in teams for this event so everyone has a chance to play under a competition basis. Which is why we are trying to do all possible to make it fun, fast face, and competitive.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: R3dbull on January 23, 2012, 11:18:31 AM
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It is not camping at all.. However it is squad rush. 4 v 4. You will not be able to sit in one spot without needing to give support or action etc. Again 2 mins is a LONG time. If you are able to do this you could simply set up a recon to snipe from a vantage point far away from the objective. Fair play? Maybe to some. We are looking to supply a more fast pace event as we always do with our tournaments. This tournament is for the community which we voted on the rules and are receiving feedback like yours about the rules.

With that being said we will keep it all in mind and will do a full overview of everything before the event starts. Just keep an eye out for changes! Since it seems the 2 min rule for some does not suit well we will give it a look like i mentioned.

You mentioned " they should get better" and "a solid team" again we are here for the community. We have taken the liberty with time, resources and more to MANUALLY put people in teams for this event so everyone has a chance to play under a competition basis. Which is why we are trying to do all possible to make it fun, fast face, and competitive.

I believe that without that rule it would be more fun, but i understand your opinion and thank you so much for doing this event.

I believe without that rule it would be more fair and fun for the free players, for example, free players team vs a Clan in Bazar.

The free players are the attackers they spawn in a place where there is no chance of leaving if a clan pushes into their spawn, since that clan can't stay in the place waiting for them to show.

Just don't ban the players if they stay more 5-10seconds in the place since its a competition and the players wont be paying much attention in counting since it is necessary to play the match :) .

Can you define more about the same place? Is it being unmovable or we can stay for example in the top of the bazar first bomb house moving one side to other ?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: werhere on January 23, 2012, 11:41:17 AM
I WANNA PLAY SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( i have to buy it but i cant cuse i spent my money on mw3  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Theo993 on January 23, 2012, 04:10:08 PM
Also one thing, i just submitted the entry and id like to know if we must use teamspeak or we can use another program like Mumble? Thanks


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Ojler on January 23, 2012, 04:14:18 PM
Also one thing, i just submitted the entry and id like to know if we must use teamspeak or we can use another program like Mumble? Thanks
Of course you can use Mumble!
Teamspeak was just a suggestion since we host a Teamspeak 3 server and can give you your private rooms in there for the tournament.
But of course you can use your own talk programs.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: moomeacow on January 24, 2012, 02:21:53 PM
You can't sit on a spot even as a sniper? Btw My main class is sniper and, Really, I kind of like prohibited myself from using the other classes. I mean I won't be literally sitting on a spot and rock hugging the entire game but as defender and being a sniper at the same time, It's hard to get out of my post.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: thijs12 on January 24, 2012, 03:16:52 PM
What prizes can we win :)?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 24, 2012, 03:59:23 PM
You can't sit on a spot even as a sniper? Btw My main class is sniper and, Really, I kind of like prohibited myself from using the other classes. I mean I won't be literally sitting on a spot and rock hugging the entire game but as defender and being a sniper at the same time, It's hard to get out of my post.
We are looking into adjusting the rule accordingly just make sure you check back before the event starts for the final rules

What prizes can we win :)?
These will be announced once the first round brackets are released.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: NightCross on January 25, 2012, 04:47:36 PM
I signed my team up last night at around 10:00pm Eastern Time and have yet to receive the conformation message (and I've checked my junk email as well). The team consists of NightCross18 (myself), Dtra1n44, DetKimble911, and ArrowAce56. I just want to make sure that everything is alright before the brackets are set.

Thanks


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 25, 2012, 05:40:27 PM
I signed my team up last night at around 10:00pm Eastern Time and have yet to receive the conformation message (and I've checked my junk email as well). The team consists of NightCross18 (myself), Dtra1n44, DetKimble911, and ArrowAce56. I just want to make sure that everything is alright before the brackets are set.

Thanks
We have your sign up, i am about to make the brackets now and post here on the site so stand by for that.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: NightCross on January 25, 2012, 05:46:57 PM
I signed my team up last night at around 10:00pm Eastern Time and have yet to receive the conformation message (and I've checked my junk email as well). The team consists of NightCross18 (myself), Dtra1n44, DetKimble911, and ArrowAce56. I just want to make sure that everything is alright before the brackets are set.

Thanks
We have your sign up, i am about to make the brackets now and post here on the site so stand by for that.

Alright thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Theo993 on January 26, 2012, 05:24:17 AM
When are you going to tell us the times of the matches and all that good stuuuuff?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: R3dbull on January 26, 2012, 07:44:39 AM
When are the brakets comming :)


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 26, 2012, 07:45:14 AM
When are the brakets comming :)
Working still on them we have had a bunch of issues so we are going to do it a different way. look here in about 20 mins!


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: ACDCNORWAY on January 26, 2012, 08:44:14 AM
Damn i guess i did something wrong when i signed up.. but i need some help how can i join now??? i did signed up but i din't get a mail


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: ACDCNORWAY on January 26, 2012, 08:50:28 AM
I need Some Help i signed up me and my Clan to the toirnament but i still got mo message :/ Please help


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: Killjoy on January 26, 2012, 08:53:03 AM
Damn i guess i did something wrong when i signed up.. but i need some help how can i join now??? i did signed up but i din't get a mail
What team are you?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: testter on January 26, 2012, 12:50:47 PM
Have any prizes been announced yet?


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 Tournament
Post by: leg3ndpk3er on January 27, 2012, 07:10:08 AM
are the m26mass and buckshot attachments allowed?


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