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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  LegendOfSocks » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:25 am

  21 Sep 2017, 01:52 GMT » _Ra_ wrote:
it's actually a very good idea, that no other tournament did.
Make the number of spots limited, based on rating, but give plenty of time for people to up their rating. Brings a shitload of activity and games, without the need to moderate a bigger tournament, painful scheduling for both admins and players etc.
Also players who make the top, probably spent a lot of time practicing up front, so higher level of games in the actual tournaments, less AW etc.
Swissboy is an innovator like always!!

Well said my thoughts exactly regarding how the skill level will be higher with all this activity going on between players to ensure they are in the top 32. Great format indeed for signups!
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  DraXieN » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 am

Exactly. Just look the 1v1 ladder on Voobly. I'm around for 5 - 6 years and the activity in top 1v1 has never been as high. Also for 2000 - 2150 players with that limited number of spots the tournament already started. If that was Arabia AoC tournament I wouldn't be that surprised about the spots. But this is wololo, players are forced to learn many new things, bos, test many matchups. Also they need to buy all the expansions, HD and stuff, install.. I really wouldn't expect that many experts going for it, but it's so impressive. And the fact that they really need to prepare for this tournament and play hundreds of wololo games before the tournament just shows that WK will be succesful on Voobly after this tournament aswell.

I'm a bit sad for everyone unable to play this though, if I imagine myself with 18xx rating unable to play this I'd be really unhappy.
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I'll come on Thursday, what time in Moscow?
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  Timotheus_ » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:54 am

  21 Sep 2017, 08:38 GMT » DraXieN wrote:
Exactly. Just look the 1v1 ladder on Voobly. I'm around for 5 - 6 years and the activity in top 1v1 has never been as high. Also for 2000 - 2150 players with that limited number of spots the tournament already started. If that was Arabia AoC tournament I wouldn't be that surprised about the spots. But this is wololo, players are forced to learn many new things, bos, test many matchups. Also they need to buy all the expansions, HD and stuff, install.. I really wouldn't expect that many experts going for it, but it's so impressive. And the fact that they really need to prepare for this tournament and play hundreds of wololo games before the tournament just shows that WK will be succesful on Voobly after this tournament aswell.

I'm a bit sad for everyone unable to play this though, if I imagine myself with 18xx rating unable to play this I'd be really unhappy.


You are not in yet! As you said, the tournament has already started. I'm coming for yah! 8-)
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  LegendOfSocks » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:55 am

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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  DraXieN » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:15 am

  21 Sep 2017, 08:54 GMT » Timotheus_ wrote:
  21 Sep 2017, 08:38 GMT » DraXieN wrote:
Exactly. Just look the 1v1 ladder on Voobly. I'm around for 5 - 6 years and the activity in top 1v1 has never been as high. Also for 2000 - 2150 players with that limited number of spots the tournament already started. If that was Arabia AoC tournament I wouldn't be that surprised about the spots. But this is wololo, players are forced to learn many new things, bos, test many matchups. Also they need to buy all the expansions, HD and stuff, install.. I really wouldn't expect that many experts going for it, but it's so impressive. And the fact that they really need to prepare for this tournament and play hundreds of wololo games before the tournament just shows that WK will be succesful on Voobly after this tournament aswell.

I'm a bit sad for everyone unable to play this though, if I imagine myself with 18xx rating unable to play this I'd be really unhappy.


You are not in yet! As you said, the tournament has already started. I'm coming for yah! 8-)


That's the plan. You're my ticket for the tournament.
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I'll come on Thursday, what time in Moscow?
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  swissboyy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:48 am

  21 Sep 2017, 01:52 GMT » _Ra_ wrote:
Make the number of spots limited, based on rating, but give plenty of time for people to up their rating. Brings a shitload of activity and games, without the need to moderate a bigger tournament, painful scheduling for both admins and players etc.
Also players who make the top, probably spent a lot of time practicing up front, so higher level of games in the actual tournaments, less AW etc.


Explained perfectly.
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  Fijure » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:46 am

You know the sign up race is brutal when ACCM, Yellow, Pike is in the lower half and ten 2k players are below the threshold......
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  Top_Shot » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 am

  17 Sep 2017, 09:40 GMT » swissboyy wrote:
  11 Sep 2017, 00:25 GMT » JPence14 wrote:
What happens if more than 32 sign up?


Highest 32 players get a spot, the next 4-6 become backups in case someone needs to be removed.

Brackets starting to look really good!


Bottom half is really heavily loaded. Anyone could beat anyone starting from round 1 for some and round 2 for others.
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

Postby  NigelSlack » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:06 pm

i'm starting to get worried.. when will the sign ups close and the final ratings be considered? might have to move my *** aswell -.-
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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2500$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

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