CDN Weekly Tournament #1
Today, I am very happy to announce that 3v3 tournaments are back! Players of any level of experience can join to play, get better, and even receive prizes.
What is Race For Wool?
Race For Wool (abbreviated RFW) is a player vs player Minecraft gamemode invented by Vechs. Similar to Capture the Wool, players must capture a certain amount of wool blocks (usually three), and place them on the wool monument.
I recommend first to read the new players page located here. To get a better idea of how Race For Wool works, I recommend watching some first person matches, as well as some tournament matches. Make sure to join the discord, where there is a whole text channel dedicated to learning how to play!
The main goal of this tournament is to expand the community, so we will be very happy to see new faces.
Info / How to Play
This upcoming tournament will be on August 27, and will start at 5:30PM Eastern Time. To join, simply show up in the official Race For Wool discord voice channel by the required time. You do not need to show up with a team pre-assembled to play. The server IP will be announced in the discord by the time the tournament starts, but it will most likely be on the official RFW play server (play.wool.run). It will change if the server seems to be too laggy. It will be played on Minecraft 1.8.9.
If you are new, I recommend that you show up early to get a feel for how Race For Wool works. Experienced members of the community will be around up to 30 minutes before the match starts, giving map tours and answering any questions.
Seeding and Bracket
The bracket will either be a single elimination, or double elimination style, depending on the teams that show up. Seeding will be mostly random, with tweaks from tournament administrators.
A select group of experienced players will be designated as captains. All other players will then be randomly filtered into these teams. This is to ensure that teams are fair and that new players will not feel like Race For Wool is daunting.
If a group of 2-3 new players wants to stay as a group, they will be allowed to compete as a group. They will either be filtered as a group into a team with an experienced member of the community, or compete as their own team.
If the tournament administration agree that certain teams are unreasonably unfair, they will be allowed to tweak teams. The tournament administration cannot, however, break apart players competing as a group.
Each round, team captains will decide upon one map to ban. The map will then be selected randomly from the remaining pool of maps.
Each member of the winning team will receive $10.00 USD in the format of their choosing, depending on negotiation. E.g. we’re happy to give $10 over PayPal, or as some sort of gift card, but we are not going to ship you 1,000 pennies.
If a winning player refuses to negotiate a way to receive their prize in a way that is reasonable for the administration, they will not receive any prize money.
Disrespect towards players based upon their level of experience will not be tolerated from anyone.