T45: Gridiron II (in Contests)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 17 2009 2:56 PM EDT

Welcome to the gridiron.

You and 9-19 of your fellow blenders will engage in a ruthless battle for supremacy, Football Blender style!

This is a team tournament, each team has the following positions to be filled.
  • Quarterback (1)
  • Kicker (1)

  • Center (1)
  • Offensive Guard (1-3)
  • Offensive Tackle (1-3)

  • Halfback (1)
  • Fullback (1-3)
  • Wide Receiver (1-3)
  • Tight End (1-3)

  • Note: some positions, those which are noted with a (1), are mandatory to be filled. All other positions could have more players filling them in case more people join.

    Scoring Points

    Your team will earn points based on the score of each player, using the following model:

    All scores will be rounded to the closest 50k for scoring reasons.

    Additional rules:

    Wiki Tournament Information
    Tattoos are not allowed.
    You will start with 1600 BA.
    The BA cap will be 4000.
    The Tournament Bonus will be 350%.

    Your character name MUST follow the following setup:
    [Team-name]Your Name[Position (QB, K, HB, FB, OG, OT, C, WR, TE)]
    for example: [Carnage]Shade(OT)

    The tournament will begin on the 24th at noon server time, and end on the 31st at noon server time. You have until the 23rd to post your FULL roster. First two people to request a team will be able to set the team name and their own position, as well as accept recruits.


    The members of the winning team will be awarded 20k per point the team has scored. i.e. if your Winning team scored 50 points every member will win $1 million.
    The members of the losing team will be awarded 5k per point the team has scored. i.e. if your Losing team scored 50 points every member will win $200k.

    Post here if you are interested in joining.

    KrossOut October 17 2009 3:16 PM EDT

    ill play =)

    AdminShade October 17 2009 3:18 PM EDT

    I'll play also btw. don't want to be team captain so let me know if you want me in your team.

    ceslis October 17 2009 3:20 PM EDT

    I am down =)

    adampurkis October 17 2009 3:23 PM EDT

    i will play too

    Burton October 17 2009 3:27 PM EDT

    So everyone is a winner, nice!
    I will not enter, but nice tournament. :)

    Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 17 2009 3:36 PM EDT

    I will also play

    {WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 17 2009 3:51 PM EDT

    I would like to play Fullback on a team :)

    AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 17 2009 4:42 PM EDT

    I, of course, want to play :)

    Wraithlin October 17 2009 4:49 PM EDT

    I would like to play, let me know if you need a player.

    AdminShade October 17 2009 4:57 PM EDT


    8 players, yet no team captain yet :p

    Wraithlin October 17 2009 4:59 PM EDT

    I don't mind being team captain, i'll make a new thread, just call it "First Team" we can discuss positions you want to play and team name.

    [The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] October 17 2009 5:19 PM EDT

    Love the idea but wont be joining...

    DoS October 17 2009 6:44 PM EDT

    I will play :).. However, I will be away from the computer for most of today, so message me if you want me on your team ;)

    DoS October 17 2009 6:44 PM EDT

    Also please do save a spot on the team for me :P, don't message me and then change your mind ;)

    Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 17 2009 10:30 PM EDT

    I want to play :). Anyone looking for a team cm me, I'll be the quarterback.

    kevlar October 17 2009 10:40 PM EDT

    I should be able to play

    Wraithlin October 18 2009 12:01 AM EDT

    Need 1 more for minimum team and up to 11 more for full team, post in the thread "Tournament: First Team". We are also still debating a team name if you come with suggestions.


    AdminShade October 18 2009 4:07 AM EDT

    Wraithlin: please be aware that you need 2 teams to even start. You only need 1 participant to make a full team. Then wait a bit for a second team unless you want to lose by default ;p

    AdminShade October 18 2009 3:19 PM EDT


    Wraithlin October 18 2009 6:27 PM EDT

    I guess if we don't have an opponent on the 23rd we'll just split my team and play without a full roster on both.

    Joel October 18 2009 9:17 PM EDT

    I'll play, my position will be Center and I'm starting a new team: The Scientists!

    Joel October 18 2009 9:21 PM EDT

    I need more sleep... I mean to say that I'm going to join Team Blender...

    AdminShade October 19 2009 1:09 AM EDT

    go sleep joel, don't over exercise yourself ;)

    [P]Mitt October 19 2009 1:10 AM EDT

    Don't have time to play this (midterms coming up), but I'd like to give slayer mad props for coming up with this.

    AdminShade October 19 2009 1:26 AM EDT

    Both teams seem to have a basic roster but the more people will play, the higher the points (and thus the prizes) will be!

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 19 2009 11:53 AM EDT

    No TA? Weak... I'm in.

    Wraithlin October 22 2009 11:59 AM EDT

    Bump. Please make a post on Team Zombies or Team Blender if you'd like to play in this tournament. It's a win-win scenario where everyone gets money.

    Wraithlin October 23 2009 5:46 PM EDT

    Team Zombies

    Nemeritz - Quarterback
    WhiteWolf - Kicker
    KrossOut - Center
    Wraithlin - Offensive Guard
    adampurkis, MessBrutal - Offensive Tackle
    Deemer - Halfback
    Apoclyspe - Fullback
    Merrit - Wide Receiver
    Ceslis - Tight End

    AdminShade October 24 2009 7:26 AM EDT

    Team Blender Position Character Name
    novice Quarterback {Blender}novice{QB}
    Dinh Kicker {Blender}Dinh{K}
    deifeln8 Center {Blender}DoS{C}
    Admiralkiller Offensive Guard {Blender}Junk Monkey{OG}
    GatemaN Offensive Guard {Blender}Tick{OG}
    Kefeck Offensive Tackle {Blender}Kefeck{OT}
    kevlar Halfback {Blender}Mendenhall{HB}
    Shade Fullback {Blender}Shade{FB}
    Lochnivar Wide Receiver {Blender}Loch{WR}
    Joel Tight End {Blender}Joel{TE}

    AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 24 2009 6:06 PM EDT

    And so the game starts with the Zombies kicking off the ball. Will the blenders score?

    Wraithlin October 24 2009 6:07 PM EDT

    Now are we allowed to make two clans for these teams? Personally i think that would be holding with the spirit of the tournament, but I wanted to not get booted for it first.

    Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 24 2009 6:09 PM EDT

    Tournament characters are unable to make clans.

    Wraithlin October 24 2009 6:12 PM EDT

    Next time one of these team themed tourneys come up, I think you guys should have it setup so that our chars are automatically put into 2 clans. Not sure how you would go about that in the code, but I think it's something to think about doing.

    Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 24 2009 6:13 PM EDT

    /me agrees

    Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 24 2009 7:22 PM EDT

    It'd be nice, but thats not something I have any control over. (Yet!)

    DoS October 28 2009 9:27 AM EDT

    3 Days 3 hours left

    kevlar October 29 2009 1:31 AM EDT

    I just want to score a touchdown! Mendenhall... you better not fumble >:o

    I was curious for a future gridiron tourney could the kicker have a significant role for field goals?

    Also, instead of the center having to match the QBs mpr for the extra point, how about the QB just scores 7 and if the center can match the QBs MPR they go for 2 and get 1 extra point?

    AdminShade October 30 2009 1:36 PM EDT

    less than a day left. Go teams!

    Messbrutal October 30 2009 1:40 PM EDT

    Small question, will the player not using half the tourney BA mpr be calculated?

    AdminShade October 30 2009 1:41 PM EDT

    I don't know...

    Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 30 2009 2:02 PM EDT


    AdminShade October 30 2009 5:32 PM EDT

    I'd like to give a pre-ending evaluation:

    Next time put the BA cap on 3500 and put the bonus on little higher than 350%. I think 500% would be much better. Apart from that, tops!

    KrossOut October 30 2009 5:34 PM EDT

    "Also, instead of the center having to match the QBs mpr for the extra point, how about the QB just scores 7 and if the center can match the QBs MPR they go for 2 and get 1 extra point?"

    I thought that was the kicker's job? the center could just make his own team lose by giving score off to the other team...

    AdminShade October 30 2009 5:44 PM EDT

    isn't that how it's in real football also? if the center loses the ball, the opposite team could score ;)

    However, at the moment, neither Center is making a mistake.

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 31 2009 12:21 PM EDT

    Congrats Kefeck!

    kevlar October 31 2009 6:31 PM EDT


    Joel October 31 2009 8:54 PM EDT

    Soooo.... Who won? And why does it say in Community>Tournaments that Nemeritz is the winner of this tournament when I beat him and I'm third place?

    AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 31 2009 8:56 PM EDT

    The community section always just says that whoever had the highest score won the tourney. It doesn't actually reflect what is going on in it.

    Joel October 31 2009 8:58 PM EDT

    ...I always realize my mistake too late, heheh. The tounament must officially count the highest SCORE for the winner of the tourney even though, in this tourney, MPR is the factor used for scoring for a team.
    I'm just really anxious to know which team gets the win!

    kevlar October 31 2009 8:58 PM EDT

    I think the tournies auto register highest score. The results on the last tourney showed KO in first and Nem in second, but Nem in face was 1, KO 2, and I was 3rd. Look at the MPR standings for the rank, but remember this tourney has special scoring that adds a variety of MPRS :)

    {WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 31 2009 8:59 PM EDT

    Would be nice if they said final scores.
    Don't worry Joel, i believe Blender has won this tournament.

    BHT October 31 2009 9:00 PM EDT

    Team Blender won. Shade and/or Slayer will post official scores.

    AdminShade October 31 2009 9:14 PM EDT

    The tournaments are scripted in such a way that the stats page always shows the players with the highest score to 'win' it.

    However, most tournaments have different rules. Because I am a member of this tournament and Slayer came up with it, we have to wait for his final answer.

    However I think Team Blender won with 54 vs 37 points.

    This would make 1.08 mil earned for the Blenders (each) and $175k for the Zombies (each).

    Joel October 31 2009 9:21 PM EDT

    Awesome! I can't wait until Slayer posts it! We did great!

    Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 31 2009 9:23 PM EDT

    Doing the scores right now.

    Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 31 2009 9:34 PM EDT

    Final Score:

    Team Blender - 60

    Team Zombie - 41

    I'll compare these with Shade's scores as well, I suspect it is simply rounding differences, but for scoring purposes we will use my scores considering it only gives everyone more money. :)

    Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 31 2009 11:11 PM EDT

    Nice Tourny Slayer! I also do think team work helped us get the advantage, a lesson for future team tournys.

    Good Job Team Blender!
    And kudos to Kefeck for getting 1st (any extra bonus for him? An MVP Bonus?)

    Good Job to both teams.

    BHT November 1 2009 12:23 AM EDT

    I like Slayers Scores!

    Great tourney guys. Mad props to my awesome teammates. Love you kevlar. :P

    {WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 1 2009 12:26 AM EDT

    I agree, awesome tourney. Go with Slayers scores, noone is going to complain about more money.

    BHT November 1 2009 12:29 AM EDT

    We all know Shade won't mind agreeing to Slayer's scores if it means more money. :D

    DoS November 1 2009 12:35 AM EDT

    Good job guys!

    TourneyPrizes November 1 2009 1:09 AM EST

    Prizes sent.

    All hail TourneyPrizes!

    Joel November 1 2009 1:16 AM EST


    DoS November 1 2009 1:16 AM EST

    Yummy, thanks!
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