We're holding a two day cup for 3v3 pyro dodgeball!
Group stages will be hosted on December 16th and 17th, from 17:00 CEST to 22:00 CEST, totalling 5 hours. (Exact times subject to change, especially on the second day)
Signups close on December 9th
Each team will play three rounds of Swiss in hopes of making Top 8 playoffs, to be held on the 17th. Playoffs will be single elimination with grand finals & loser's bracket finals being bo3.
It is vital that you join our Discord to stay up-to-date with any changes.
Players will compete as pairs to volley an increasingly fast crit-rocket with the other team. Failing to return the volley results in death & a point for the opposing side.
All servers will be hosted by Dodgeball.TF.
You will be asked to play at a specific time on a server which we provide when is your turn.
We ask that all team leaders be available online on Discord for the duration of the event, through which connect info for our servers will be given.
Please avoid being late as you could receive a default loss; see our 'rules' section below.
In the group stages, matches will be played with the first team to reach 8 round wins declared the winner.
In playoff games, this will be extended to 15 points.
Day One: Group Stages
Three games will be played by each team in the group stages, each against a different team.
In the event of an uneven number of teams, one team each round will be selected for a bye-match; they won't play a game this round but receive a win.
• Stage One map: tfdb_rocketbucks_v2_event
• Stage Two map: tfdb_octagon_odb_a1_event
• Stage Three map: tfdb_spacebox_a2_event_v4
Day Two: Top 8 Playoffs & Finals
In playoffs, the top eight teams from group stages will compete against each other in a single elimination bracket.
Map pool to be announced for the playoffs and finals.
The best two teams will face off and as a grand final, it will be a bo3 with each map.
The three maps are selected by allowing both teams to ban a map, after which both teams choose a map to play, with the remaining map acting as a decider.
To decide third place, the two teams that won their first playoffs match but lost their second will play against each other in a bo3 lower bracket final, using the same pick/ban system.
We are putting a prize pool of 200 keys to the winners of UDL. Every player also receives a medal for playing and top three, two and the winners get special medals for their effort.
We will only be hosting European servers during the event, but players from other regions are allowed to participate.
Team Leaders must be available to receive connect info during the event
Limit of 4 rostered players. (1 team leader, 2 partners, 1 substitute spots)
Rule-Breaking & Penalties:
Participants must record POV demos of their games (using "record " in console)
In the following circumstances, team leaders must report to the spectator staff member but if not applicable, message Tolfx (via discord) to claim a default win.
• The enemy team is more than 5 minutes late
• The enemy team are using an unrostered player without explicit permission
• The enemy team are playing with more than three players
Spectators will be spectating in your games, monitoring matches to issue warnings if teams appear to intentionally exploit the rocket's interaction with players & the map, or otherwise attempt to derail competitive play.
While subjective, we believe the following actions go against the spirit of dodge-ball & inhibit skilled play.
• Orbiting the rocket for extended periods of time (5 rotations or more)
• Physically blocking/obstructing a player's movement
• Stealing the rocket to gain advantage
If spectators see this behavior & consider it deliberate, they may issue a warning. If a team accumulates more than three warnings in a single match, they will receive a loss.
Medals will only be distributed to teams who complete the full group stages. Exceptions can further be made depending on the nature of how an individual player acts and plays during the cup.
Every point counts, it can potentially mean the difference on who you face or what place you rank.