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Scorched Earth - Clan Knockout Tournament

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  • Scorched Earth - Clan Knockout Tournament


    Scorched Earth is live!


    Tournament opened on Monday 14th of November
    After the delays of the last few weeks we are now happy to announce that we will finally be starting the first round of the tournament. It's been a long and frustrating wait for both ourselves and all those wanting to participate, but now we are ready to push the "GO" button and get this tournament rolling.

    Throughout the coming weeks the tournament will burst into life and we want to take this opportunity to wish good luck to all participating clans. We hope that you and your clan-members will enjoy yourselves whilst playing through the rounds. We will do everything we can to make this a great tournament for you all!

    The draw
    Now comes the interesting bit..Of course we will not able to start without announcing who will play who. The draw for the "Blitzkrieg" round matches has been randomly chosen to decide what clans will fight it out against each other. The winners of these matches will progress to the next round of this tournament and will be one step closer to the big prize of $8000. Well, without holding you off for any longer, here we go:

    Brothers ~ Versus ~ Project Twilight
    Bocholter Ostfront Helden ~ Versus ~ 40-1
    Born2Kill ~ Versus ~ Team Enclave
    3rd Shock Army ~ Versus ~ 79th Soviet Commander
    Last edited by IcratoX; 11-17-2011, 06:38 PM.

  • #2
    +1 for game type being CD
    -1 for euro-american competition, it just doesn't work.


    • #3
      Originally posted by raov.soLucky View Post
      +1 for game type being CD
      -1 for euro-american competition, it just doesn't work.
      I played euro-american competition for almost a year near the end of the first game. 50/50 works, half on american server half on euro server. It can work if it has to.

      You gotta decide whether you're a wolf, or a sheep.


      • #4
        very nice, its a shame I live in brazil and no one would want to play in our server tho =/


        • #5
          Dude what about the rest of the world like Australia & New Zealand not everone live in United States and Europe and don't want to so maybe think a WORLD Comp


          • #6
            Originally posted by OldAussie View Post
            Dude what about the rest of the world like Australia & New Zealand not everone live in United States and Europe and don't want to so maybe think a WORLD Comp
            Because Asia has too high latencies for us to play with you guys competitively. Plus the timezone differences are way too hard.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by OldAussie View Post
              Dude what about the rest of the world like Australia & New Zealand not everone live in United States and Europe and don't want to so maybe think a WORLD Comp
              Who knows what the future may hold..

              If this tourney is as successful as we all hope then maybe we'll think about others.
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              • #8
                This is going to be great!


                • #9
                  i need a clan!!! Rifleman <3
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stephen View Post
                    Those countries are not in Asia.
                    Might aswell be
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                    • #11
                      Huh? You're going to have teams from two different contintents play each other? Did I read that right? If you're going to do a tournament, do it right. Have one tournament for USA and one for Europe. You shouldn't have them compete against each other, that's just pointless based on locations.


                      • #12
                        nope, I've taken part in cross continent competitions on a high level, and while it takes a little adapting, it works quite well. So i say go on with it.
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                        • #13
                          What we have are 2 divisions, 1 division existing out of 16 European clans and 1 division out of 16 Clans from the United States. The matches are only held within their own division, eventually you will get a winner of the division and those 2 clans (1 from EU and 1 from USA) will fight a match in both a EU and USA server.


                          • #14
                            Sounds like fun, I'm sure we'll participate =).


                            • #15
                              Sounds interesting, we might look into it.
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