Qualification groups for Nexuiz and OpenArena 1vs1 tournament
This is just a proposal/discussion topic. Official groups will be posted on freedomware-gamefest.com.
For Nexuiz 1vs1 we have these signed up and confirmed:
- Rad Ished
Now let me tell you there are some incredible players in here. I faced a few and barely made a frag. I watched a demo between FruitieX and free-zombie and at one point zombie said something like "you're everywhere" and I thought, that's exactly how I felt in my practice matches with mkzelda and kyre. Their "secret"? It's map control combined with various skills like bunny jumping and ramp jumping plus, of course, a good deal of experience. Map control is apparently most crucial. It's knowing the map so well that you can practically predict where the opponent is at any time and by your jumping skills pretty much follow the opponent everywhere he goes - hence creating this illusion to the opponent that you're "everywhere".
Anyway, I am saying this just to point out what kind of players we're dealing with here. Now the job is to split them into most sensible groups for qualifications. My initial idea was to put strong players in their groups and weaker players in their groups, but as was pointed out (in #rainbow on freenode), it would still be fairly predictable.. Basically no matter how we put it, if we know some players are good we could fairly well predict they'll be moving up.
It seems the best option is complete random luck.. asign a number to each group and use the bot to draw out the four random numbers.
And then, you never know, with a bit of luck and some determination even those we assumed as weaker players could end up being qualified.
The idea is to draw groups of 4 players by saturday afternoon or evening and then immediately do some qualification matches for Nexuiz.