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Old 01-16-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default New Tournament Format - Blitz Tourney

Introducing a new Blitz tournament format that I hope will allow for some more frequent but fairly substantial and challenging competitive tournaments.

THE GOAL OF THIS TOURNAMENT IS TO MAKE EVERY SONG SUPER HARD YOU SHOULD DO BADLY AND STRUGGLE TO IMPROVE SO IF YOU GET DISCOURAGED BY BAD SCORES MAYBE DON'T

How does it work?

In a Blitz tournament, we follow the same scoring system as other non-elimination tournaments: There are 6 rounds, the scoring is cumulative, there are no eliminations, but there are two key differences:

1. The whole tournament is 2 weeks long

2. All six songs are playable, from day 1 to day 14

How do I enter?

You can enter the tournament via the Official Signup Link Here: http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/...ent/signup.php

What will the rounds be like?

Since all 6 rounds are open at once, and it is a cumulative event, my goal in song selection will be to basically pick 6 songs that would all have been of 'final round' difficulty in a normal tournament. Ideally nobody should be getting a AAA on more than 1 or 2 rounds that happen to dovetail with their particular skills, unless they put in a lot of work on improvement.

Why run this as a Blitz event?

I don't like how most tournaments involve a lot of getting 4 rounds in and deciding you can't catch somebody and quit, having put a month into the event. Since the whole thing is 2 weeks, it's a short enough time to keep attention and focus for the whole duration, and since all songs are playable at all times, I hope it will create more competition as somebody passing you in the standings will cause you to go back to other songs you 'finished' already to try and improve scores.

When will the tourney run?

The tournament starts at 7:00am Server Time Sunday January 20th, and runs until 7:00am Sunday, February 3rd

Other Stuff / FAQ

Things that should go without saying, really.

Don't cheat. Scores will submit automatically. If they don't, let me know and we'll look into it. By default you'll be placed into your division based on your skill rating. I will get somebody smarter than me to look over the list and make sure nobody is sneaking in with a sandbag. Etc etc. We've all done this lots of times.

Q: Can I enter with my lower division alt that plays index/one-hand/whatever?

A: Absolutely just PM me from your main account with the name, what division you want, and that you understand that account won't be eligible for prizes

A Reiteration

The songs are going to be really hard. I don't want anybody to AAA, Heck, I want people to struggle to FC. The goal of this structure is to keep people actively competing and trying for the whole two weeks, to eke out a few more points, not AAA/SDG the first 4 rounds and have the winner be determined in round 5 and 6.

What do I mean? I mean each division is likely looking at nothing but songs at the high end of the division ABOVE them.
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D1	 0 - 25 Songs 37-48
D2	26 - 49 Songs 55-62
D3	50 - 58 Songs 64-70
D4	59 - 68 Songs 75-80
D5	69 - 82 Songs 86-92
D6	83 - 95 Songs 96-100
D7	96+	Songs 103-110
Prizing

Credits: 2,027,500
Tokens: Event Tokens for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division


Eligible Tokens:
You can pick amongst the following tokens. Only 1st place winners may select the bolded tokens.
-The Wises Were Wrong
-FREEDOM DiVE

-Dendrite v2
-Coactive [Over My Shoulder Mix]
-Tell v3 (Extended Mix)
-Touhou Judgment in the Sixtieth Year
-The Bridgeport Run
-Bedtime Story

Donations:
Devonin - 2,000,000 credits
1Kick234 - 2,000 credits
Antori - 25,000 credits
SuperBoi88 - 500 credits

Ghosting/Prize Ineligible Participants

D1
Devonin - Hosting
beealttack - Opting to Ghost due to D2 Rust

D3
icyworld1hand - One-hand style alt

D4
qrrbrbirbel - Opting to Ghost

D6
Hakue - Speedmod 1.0 alt

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Old 01-16-2019, 07:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Tournament Format - Blitz Tourney

Re-reposting this down here too just so people see it in advance:

A Reiteration

The songs are going to be really hard. I don't want anybody to AAA, Heck, I want people to struggle to FC. The goal of this structure is to keep people actively competing and trying for the whole two weeks, to eke out a few more points, not AAA/SDG the first 4 rounds and have the winner be determined in round 5 and 6.

What do I mean? I mean each division is likely looking at nothing but songs at the high end of the division ABOVE them.

So D2 should be expecting 55-58, D5 should be expecting 90+ and D6 likely will all be 100+

Sorry D7, this means Undici, RATO, Death Piano etc.
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count ya boi pup IN

this format kinda reminds me of psychoangel's one div higher tourney that she ran a few years ago. was a lot of fun and helped me improve a lot
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:38 PM   #4
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ooh this sounds neat!! idk how much time i can really dedicate to it but it's nice that it's short. in
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I was gonna say in until i read that d6 is going to be 100+ songs. I cant even fc most songs above 85 lmao. I can pa them, but fcing is a huge issue
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I was gonna say in until i read that d6 is going to be 100+ songs. I cant even fc most songs above 85 lmao. I can pa them, but fcing is a huge issue
this is the point of the tourney though!! embrace the burnnnnn (but don't overdo it of course)
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this is the point of the tourney though!! embrace the burnnnnn (but don't overdo it of course)
Idk, id rather not play songs that i cant even read. The tourny sounds really fun, though.
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I was gonna say in until i read that d6 is going to be 100+ songs. I cant even fc most songs above 85 lmao. I can pa them, but fcing is a huge issue
you're gonna in anyways aren'tcha
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fuck yeah i actually signed up on time for this tourney. NOW IT IS TIME TO GAME
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I'm surprised that my 3rd place status is still intact. I don't expect it to stay like that though given some of the players who have yet to play.

It seems getting 1st from where I'm at is quite a bit aways...I need to improve by several hundred goods. Someone please delete my misses for me <3
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Oh hell... this is such a good idea...

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sure, i'll join! hopefully i can break out of my cycle of perpetual derusting and rerusting
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i'm in wow can't wait to play Undici, RATO, Death Piano etc.
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I'd like to ghost d4. No prizes necessary here
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i'll join d6! can i also join on my 1 hand account in d3?
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i'll join d6! can i also join on my 1 hand account in d3?
Sure, you'll need to PM me the name of the D3 account, and also agree that the D3 account is not eligible for prizes, since there's no way to enforce that you play every song solely 1-handed.
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Sure, you'll need to PM me the name of the D3 account, and also agree that the D3 account is not eligible for prizes, since there's no way to enforce that you play every song solely 1-handed.
With your consideration and approval I could actually make videos ensuring I am actually using one hand on this account, if not it's all good, I'd still like to play just for the fun of it! But this is definitely the account, all my recorded scores on this account are with one hand 😃
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Hell yeah, I'm in
This mode sounds interesting

BTW, put me into D4 even tho i might get into D5 soon xd
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Thanks to Velocity, we can sign up using the Official Sign-up Link!

http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/...ent/signup.php

I'll still try to process everybody in here to confirm they're in.
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@devonin will all future blitz tourneys be the same style where you play a division higher in difficulty, or will there be other types as well, like rate tourneys and stuff like that?
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