Modes of play for the tournament
Mkzelda on IRC asked a question regarding whether the modes of play for the tournament have been defined yet. While the final details regarding the way we will arrange matches depend on the final number of players and the games that will be included (will be determined by the players' majority preferences) I think we could start discussing this.
Right now we have about 20 players who signed up of which most seem to be interested in an FPS like Nexuiz or OpenArena which makes it possible to divide them into teams.
If in the end we have at least 20 interested in Nexuiz, for example, we could divide them into four teams (they can choose their names as they wish or we can collectively give them names), each team with 5 players.
So, there are two possibilities here. We could have teams play against each other at once in a deathmatch game (5 against 5) where we would basically have the winner after the three matches. First between the first two teams, then between the other two teams and then between the winners of the two matches.
Another option is maybe slightly more complex, but potentially more exciting. We could have a string of 1vs1 or 2vs2 games between the teams. For example, we could have two 2vs2 games and one 1vs1 game between the first two teams. The final winner will be logically determined according to the number of wins for each team (three games so 2:1 or 3:0 would be wins). Same for the second pair of teams.
And then of course, the same scheme between the two winners to determine the winning team.
The third option is to not have teams at all, but rather individuals against individuals, which is probably most complex but managable. That would include a long string of 1vs1 games in a rather big bracket.
Similar choice may exist for games other than FPS ones.
So, what do you think?