That’s right! Another Fantasy Strike Open! Come one, come all, test your skills, prove your worth, strike your fantasy!
(Ok so I lied when I said I’d do one in two weeks. But I’m doing one now, ok?)
It will be held on the 16th of December (for Americans/EU, 17th for people with a more Eastern time zone).
1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm UTC, 8am AEDT.
Here are the rules:
Best 2 out of 3 games (of the best out of 7 rounds).
Standard counterpick (loser of a game may switch characters, winner must stay the same).
I estimate it will take around two hours with 16 players. But hopefully we get more players than that!!
Indicate your interest in this thread, so I have a good guide for numbers, or sign-up at Challonge.
However, the tournament will be run through the official Fantasy Strike Discord channel.
So if you haven’t already, create a Discord account and head on over using this link.
Arrive in the Discord about a half hour before the start time, I’ll take sign ups and generate a bracket, hopefully we can start on time.
Obviously since we’re going to have people from around the world, we’re going to have lag. The netcode is even better than before, but some connections are just awful, and the game still isn’t fully optimised. By signing up you accept that some matches are going to be less than stellar.
It’ll be better than last time, but hey, international connections are never amazing.
Please make sure you have tested friend matches before the tournament, as there are a few known issues with them. If you’re unable to friend match, well, it’s going to be very difficult to play in the tournament!
If you need people to test with, there are heaps of friendly people in the Discord to test with, and also a Steam group and a thread for Steam friends.
@snoc will hopefully stream with me again, since that worked out pretty well last time. We might even experiment with the Steam game viewer.
Some form of stream will happen, I promise that!
Above all, since this is online and not observable, be honest, be fair, have fun. I hope this is a great time for all.