1. My medals being stripped for running AACM tourneys which although different in format were deemed the same format due to name only-after a few back and forth pm's I was eventually ignored and nothing happened.
2. Then the thread by Bones(Night Strikes Buddy) about there being too many tourneys to choose from. Instead of supporting tourneys he is about tourneys being his way or no way.
3. Then after being told I could not run speed tourneys the way I wanted to, and responding with my reasoning, I was never given a response.
4. And now with this pm I received. Basically eliminating at least 5 different styles of the tourneys I run. On top of that this was not sent to all tourney organizers. I don't know who it was sent to but I do know it was not sent to at least one tourney organizer who has run numerous tourneys.
I am basically putting this out there so everyone knows Night Strike is a dictator that is going to do things his way and if you don't like it oh well. Well I don't like it and I am over it and I am making my opinion known to everyone.
I have tried to make tourneys a fun thing over the past year. I have started over 130 tourneys and completed over 100. That I know if most everyone has enjoyed them. I do this with my time and get my own person reward for running tourneys out of it and nothing more. I didn't even know you received medals for running tourneys in the beginning. I just feel Night Strike is against tourney formats that don't fit his own personal criteria. I feel like no matter what response I give to him personally will have no effect anyway so I did not waste my time responding to him personally. I will pm this to the players that have been in my tourneys in the past. That is about it. Good Luck to all. I do not know what my future holds for CC, but it is time I make a stand against someone who I believe is bad for CC tourneys.
Night Strike wrote:Hello organizers and players,
I'm sending this PM to each of you to gather feedback on a soon-to-be-released tournament forum announcement. Our current minimum tournament requirements have been in place for 2 years now, so in order to catch up to the many changes on CC and specifically in the tournament area, we Directors have written a new set of requirements for all new tournaments. Because of the scope of changes in the requirements, we've decided to allow a select group of tournament contributors to review the new rules before they go live. Most of the ideas incorporated in these requirements were developed from things that have been mentioned from time to time over the past year, including from the contentious threads in General Info this January. They are meant to strike a balance between the ease of organizing tournaments as well as the equity among every tournament in regards to medals. They are not meant to target any individual organizer, so I hope no one feels that way, but rather they are meant to improve everyone's experiences in our tournament forums.
Each of you have the opportunity to provide me and the other Directors with feedback regarding these changes (you will reply to me and I will post them in a thread in our Director forum, anonymously if you specify that desire). You may voice your support, rejection, critique, clarification, or other requirements you think need to be included. It's up to you on how you respond to this feedback request, but there are two things that I ask of you:
This second rule is to keep my inbox from overflowing (it'll already get full if everyone replies) as well as to make sure you take the time to ponder the new requirements to formulate a well-reasoned and objective response. I may reply directly to some of your comments/concerns, but this is designed more as a feedback opportunity rather than a dialogue. Your input is very much appreciated, so I hope you can come up with some beneficial suggestions.
- These requirements are private until they are announced by me to the whole forum.
- You only get to send me ONE reply to this PM.
All responses are due by Friday at 2:00 PM EST (7:00 PM GMT) to guarantee consideration.
So without further ado, here are the proposed requirements (the current requirements are in the Tournament Handbook: How to Host a Tournament if you are unfamiliar with them):
- 1v1 bracket tournaments must have at least 32 players OR can have 16 players with at least best of 3 games every round
- Singles (3-8 player games) tournaments must have 16 players
- Doubles tournaments must have 16 teams (32 players)
- Triples & Quads tournaments must have 8 teams (24 or 32 players)
- NO tournament may have a point restriction greater than 2000 points per player (or average of 2000 points per player in team tournaments)
- The tournament structure must cause the eventual winner to play 3 games (ex. 4 games with 4 players and then the 4 winners playing a final game would not be allowed)
- At least 50% of the spots available must be for open/public sign-ups and not filled with special invitations.
- Each organizer can have only 3 tournaments recruiting players at once, and only 2 of those can be 32 players or less (has NO effect on ongoing tournaments or reserves threads)
- The Tournament Directors reserve the right to deny privileges for your tournament if the tournament is deemed to break site rules or has an unfair structure.
- If you wish to run a tournament based upon an actual sports league or another well-designed format, and it requires you to have less than the minimum amount of participants or games, please contact the Create/Join Director to discuss a possible exemption.
Thanks again for your feedback. Also, this isn't the only tournament update coming down the pipe in the near future: all the others are non-controversial, so you all can still be looking forward to that.
Head Tournament Director