Hello all, it's two weeks (bar a few days, but you can forgive me for the EC right?) to the day that we did our initial post of the idea and now we are ready to begin the second stage of the tourney design, sorry to say people but we won't be doing multiplatform tournaments straight off, I've listed the reasons below, but honestly they all boil down to the fact that, unfortunately, the first couple are going to be test runs for all the rules, regulations and how we actually run it. Console: Xbox 360 (More explanation below) Game:- Undecided halo game (More explanation below) Ah yes multiplatform tournaments we have dismissed this claim. All joking aside there is a real reason for doing one game and one platform only. First of all, everyone apart @Dj has no real experience running tournaments so we are expecting growing pains. Secondly designing a cross platform tournament is difficult to say the least and as such we’d like a bit more time to develop it (I’ve been thinking a point system but we’ve got no clear idea yet).Thirdly we’d like to test everything in stages (that’s why a lot of the features beyond the bare bones won’t be there from the start), to see if it’s easier to do what would be three tournaments or to do one platform every now on rotation. Essentially speaking, we don’t know how to do everything we want to try and for reasons of familiarity (Yes the majority (who are designing it) of us have halo and use the xbox) ease of set up and other such reasons we have decided on something very local to the majority of us to ensure that the tournaments that come up will be as awesome as we can make them. That's it for now, we'll be thinking of the date (probably some time Post-EC) during the next two weeks or so, but any suggestions on date or time would be most helpful. Edit:- Just to help out, here's a preliminary guidelines for tournament, this one anyway. Rules ● All weapons will be allowed in the game. ● Respect your opponents at all times, If the referee feels like you are going too far you'll be asked to stop (No worries about this though, the referee will only ask if someone complains) ● Only small maps will be used, so no vehicles. ● All power ups will be used in the game. ● Continued camping of power weapons and power ups is not sporting. ● Teams will be 2 v 2 (If you can’t find another player for a 2 v 2 in the tourney then all opposing teams will choose one player to fight for their team). ● A choice of five game modes will be offered: - Team slayer (Swat, normal slayer and Free for all) , Team Swords(Low grav), Team Griffball (???), Team gravity hammers (Low grav) Team races. ● Both teams must agree with the choice, otherwise the referee will have the deciding choice on what game mode. ● The referee will be the host and will kill himself (to avoid his presence on the game). If there is a issue the referee will decide on the action and the players will follow it. If the players feel that the referee has been unfair then they can save the game clip (a feature that halo has) and send it to one of the heads of the tournament. At which point 3 people (one Player who hasn’t fought the teams, one who has fought the teams and one of the organisers will decide on the appropriate action). The maps will be randomised to the small maps, if the teams continue to disagree over the map, then the referee will choose for them.