In each round you will play 2 sets of 5 games each for every single you have in the chart. So if you reach the Top 10 in Round 1, you can expect 2 sets of 10 games in Round 2 as you'll have two singles out.
Charting is based on number of wins, with tie-breaks settled by CC Score in Round 1, and in future rounds by how well the single charted in the previous round.
This tournament has a musical theme and will consist entirely of 1v1 games on Random Map.
Premium only please (5 games at a time) with 97% attendance or higher.
All games will be:
1v1, Random Map Automatic Sequential Escalating Chained Sunny
The plan between you and your record company is to release up to 5 singles over the year, as long as they do well!
EDIT: Please see red text for edits to the format to make tiebreaks less common.
For each single you have in each round you will play 2 batches of 5 games against random opponents. You will score points for winning games, and bonus points for getting a high chart position at the end of the round. Everyone will start with 1 single, therefore 2x5 games per round.
There will be 12 rounds, one to represent each month of the year.
Outcome of Results
November: If a single fails to make the Top 5, your record label decide that they like you as an artist, but feel it was the wrong single, so it will be withdrawn from the shelves and your next single will be released instead (if you have another single to release).
If your only current single fails to make the Top 5, your brutal record label drops you and you’re out of the tournament!
The end of December will be the end of the tournament.
In Round 1 (January), any ties will be settled by CC Score (see next post). After that, ties will be settled by who performed the best in previous rounds (most recent first). If a song was not out in the previous month, the average number of sales earned per single by that artist in the previous month will be used. Any meaningful ties still remaining will be broken via 1v1 round robin between the tied players.
Each round escalates, so more sales (points) are on offer as we go through the tournament. Bonuses for charting well will also increase through the tournament.
The winner of the tournament will be the player who has sold the most singles over the course of the year.
Here’s your chance to be creative! Please sign up with your band/artist name (this will be your username if you can’t think of anything!) and the titles of 5 singles.
All games must be joined within 3 invitations. If you are going to be away, please let me know so I can try and work around it, but I can't guarantee I will be able to and the tournament may move on. Reserves will be welcome until the end of Round 3 (March). After that the number of players in the tournament will simply decrease. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone from the tournament for foul play or unsportsmanlike behaviour. If you can't think of names for your singles I'll give you a song title by the Spice Girls or an equally embarrassing artist.
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November Sales Figures After all 10 games each and bonuses
1 Song 4 by the Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 440000 2 I Thought I Was Done by BluU [ BluU ] - 400000 3 Devil Went Down To Cbus by Journey [ osujacket ] - 320000 4 Born To Make You (Feel) Crappy by Britney Spears and Band [ jcarter1 ] - 240000 5 Song 2 by the Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 240000 6 Mazurka by Bandiera Rossa [ Odeuminus ] - 220000 7 Can't Make You Love Me by Britney Spears and Band [ jcarter1 ] - 180000 8 Stone In Love by Journey [ osujacket ] - 180000 9 Song 5 by shoop76 [ shoop76 ] - 180000 10 Song 4 by Steve The Mighty [ Steve The Mighty ] - 140000
1. br4nd0n2002 2. HaireWolf1 3. osujacket 4. Britney Spears and Band (jcarter1) 5. Razorvich 6. ViperOverLord 7. Quickening Rises (HighlanderAttack) 8. The end of the rope (mr. CD - Replaced by solar evertonian in May) 9. wrexham 10. scottishleaf 11. Michael Jackson (SouthernWarrior) 12. Moncton Maniacs (brsteelers74) - Replaced by gubarretto in May) 13. Jajas prost (hagardunor) - Replaced by Lufsen75 before tournament started 14. shoop76 15. joeaggie98 16. Rambo Amadeus (uckuki) 17. nibotha 18. SuperWang 19. YoBFelip 20. PATMB 21. Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society (IcePack) 22. Neutral Milk Hotel (twbenson - Replaced by friesuschrist in May) 23. Faro 24. Monkey Rehab (drunkmonkey) 25. BluU 26. kgbpizza 27. jug68 28. Depeche Mode (sirron - Replaced by Foreverman in May) 29. The Living Dead (notyou2) 30. Gromph 31. Rotting Fungus (Captain Jack) - Replaced by MattiWacklin before tournament started 32. Odeuminus 33. douitashimashite 34. The Avett Brothers (dustin800) 35. totalacid1 36. DBandit70 - Replaced by Steve The Mighty before tournament started 37. Metallica (kroovi) 38. The Happily Violent (sempaispellcheck) 39. chapcrap 40. Steely Dan (Metsfanmax) 41. Tastes Like Chicken (saraith) 42. Pearl Jam (ckyrias - Replaced by topper musicalmaven in May) 43. Pedrox - Replaced by Zorbas before tournament started 44. Bleed_Green 45. herus 46. Mana Burn (Nikita42) 47. Mr Mouthy (dazza2008) 48. Springsteen (dorsettrob) 49. Divided by Stupid (dividedbyzero) 50. Maverick0711
1. Steve The Mighty - Replaced DBandit70 before tournament started 2. FF Sake! (MattiWacklin) - Replaced Captain Jack before tournament started 3. Guano Apes (Zorbas) - Replaced Pedrox before tournament started 4. Lufsen75 - Replaced hagardunor before tournament started 5. Friesus (friesuschrist) - Replaced twbenson in May 6. Left for Dead (topper) - Replaced ckyrias in May, then withdrew 7. gubarretto - Replaced brsteelers74 in May 8. Social Distortion (kennys777) - Offered spot, did not take it 9. Pink Floyd (solar) - Replaced mr. CD in May, then withdrew - replaced by evertonian 10. musicalmaven - Replaced topper in May 11. The Lonely Island (soccerghost) - Offered spot, did not take it 12. Light Years (Foreverman) - Replaced sirron in May 13. therev1957 14. Rock Tonka (co-co) 15. Crimson Hammers (ZionT) 16. PrincipalFoe 17. akabob2 18. Cathode Ray and the Electric Beavers (stollmike) 19. vragus 20. Nocturnal Emissions (evilkingjay)
Please note: Any Reserves who do not get to play will be the first to be notified about the 2012 edition of this tournament.
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In the 2 set of games that Tupence created for May, one artist played for more singles then he was supposed to have out (by my calculations), and two artists didn't play at all - with Tupence playing for only one of the two.
Therefore, once we fill the two remaining open spots, we will start playing from the beginning of May.
First games of the second half of May have now been sent out. I apologize for the delay, but as some of you may know, I am currently running 6 tournaments at once, and one of them in particular has been giving me a bit of a headache for the past week or so, so everything else kind of took a backseat.
My apologies, again, and I will do my best to ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. sempai
Unfortunately, it has happened - two lucky players have drawn Hive. For those of you who have already finished your games, my apologies. Please be patient - it may be a while before the next games are made.