Summer Showdown Tournament Series Continues FRI
Written by Logress   
Monday, 02 August 2010 19:46

It's time to continue our FREE SUMMER SHOWDOWN SERIES.  This is the third one, so I guess it's okay to call it a series.  The plan is to have a kind of end-of-year invitational event based on the top duelists from all these free duels this summer! 

Our latest showdown will be this FRIDAY THE 6TH, and also Saturday and Sunday.  This is an OFFICIAL Tournament Arena tournament, so that means you just have to show up on Friday and hit the Tournament  Button on the Game Tab.  No sign up s in advance necessary, you can even only play 1 or 2 days if you want. Because of the way Win Percent works, you still will have a shot.







There will be a new rule.  On Saturday's time slot, for the first 15 minutes there will be a chance to start over.  That means if you got a bad draw or ran out of stars are are somehow doing badly and want another chance, from 7:00 to 7:15 on Sat, you can exit the tournament and re-enter!  Now, savvy Iczers might realize what a huge advantage this can be for WIN Percent, so to make it fair WIN Percent will NOT reset. In other words, you'll get a new chance to draw cards, and you'll be reset to 10 stars, but that is all!

The rest of the details...


The other details are the same as last time.

There will be two sets of prizes (two for each place), one for Star Battle rank, one for Win % Rank.  Prizes are:

Two 1st Prizes – 300 Gran +30 Point Cards

Two 2nd Prizes – 150 Gran +20 Point Cards

Two 3rd Prizes – 100 Gran +10 Point Cards

Two prizes each for 4-10th place +10 Point Cards

All Other Participants +5 Point Cards (must complete at least one duel of 10 turns or more).


Additional rules:

You will have 7 Sealed decks to choose from, one for each Set.  You will get a pile of common cards, but only Rares (3, 4 and 5 Star) from the set you choose.  If you choose Sets 1 or 2, which have more cards, you will get 488 cards. If you choose sets 3-7, you will get 478 cards.  There has been an exception made for Set 3.  Because all cards are random, we've noticed in previous sealed deck tournaments that multi-sphere is king.  If you happen to get 3 Elite Fencers, you're going to find a way to run it even if you're going to play Refess, because the advantage will be worth it in this environment. Because of the power of Proxies in cases like that (even with a single copy -- Urgant and Marduk generally need three), Set 3 Sealed Decks will have less rares than other sealed decks.

For those of you who have never been in the Tournament Arena before, it works pretty much like Folrart. Which means, if we open it for the whole weekend and participants just float in and out looking for a game, they'll have trouble finding opponents. To fix this, we are going to only have the Tournament Arena open for 4 hours on Friday, and then an additional 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday.  The times will also be staggered to allow participants in all time zones.

Tournament Type: Star Battle and Win % combo.
Two winners for each prize, one for the top three Stars, one for the top three Win %.