Bear Tavern Brawl R11! (Amateur and Pro matching)

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  1. Balec Fares deCani

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    1 vs 1
    followed by a 4v4v4(v4) free for all for fun
    Sunday, October 26, 2014
    12pm Central (Austin, TX)
    10am Pacific (San Francisco, CA)
    1pm Eastern (Montreal, Canada)
    5pm GMT (London*)
    * this being the last Sunday in October, Europe returns to standard (winter) time this morning
    Solace Bridge (Battle of)
    /zone Balec deCani
    Commentary and results to be broadcast live on Avatar's Radio!

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Men and women of the land come gather and test your combat skills. Under the shattered moon life is perilous and the wise shall train to defend themselves and their kin! Respond to this thread requesting to be matched against an AMATEUR or a PRO.

    All contestants will be combined in a single elimination tournament, but to provide for more fun and balanced matches and to encourage participation, AMATEURs will be matched against each other as will PROs (random within each category). Ultimately the amateur(s) who makes it the farthest will be matched against the pro(s) with the possibility for a major upset!

    Bring 3 of your friends, battle to see who is the best, then party up for a 4v4v4... battle at the end of the tournament. We will form as many teams of 4 as we can at the end to raise CHAOS and see which team can keep their wits and their lives in a team free-for-all. Those without their own teams of 4 can match up with each other. Think you can beat the Bear Tavern crew?

    Prizes
    for the winners of the 1v1 tournament
    (Add-on Store)​
    1st Place - $30​
    2nd Place - $10​
    3rd Place - $5​

    • No Potions - we don't want contestants and spectators to have to wait for battles that are over elongated due to the use of potions.
    • Advancing your character prior to the Brawl is allowed and encouraged. Learn some skills, gain some points!
    • All weapons and armor allowed
    • Elementals/Summons are allowed
    • The match starts with contestants in non-combat stance with no active buffs/summons
    Bold contestants for R11:
    • PRO
      • Violation OoV (Current Champion) + team of 4
      • Net
      • Athanil (volunteered to help new fighters build their decks! Please talk to him before the tournament!)
      • Archaon
      • Balec deCani (ineligible for prize)
      • Kael Sireon
      • Sciamano OoV
    • AMATEUR
      • Gabriel Nightshadow
      • KuBaTRiZeS
      • Gaelis (unexpected character wipe testing)
      • Spoon
      • Leos (step up to Pro if helpful to balance brackets)
      • Jynx
      • Sunswords
      • Slage
      • Arianna
      • Player Killer

    Congratulations again to the Finalists of our previous tournaments who shall all be considered PROs henceforth!
    • Release 8:
      Espada (Champion)
      DavenRock
      Violation
    • Release 9:
      Espada and Abydos CDD (2v2 Champions)
    • Release 10:
      Soleidad and Ome (2v2 Champions)
      Violation (Champion)
      Net
      Archaon Avenguard
     
  2. Gabriel Nightshadow

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    Sign me up. If there's anything I've learned from the last several releases is that I definitely belong in the AMATEUR bracket. (I'm really a writer, not a fighter, at heart :p)

    4x4 as well? I am really looking forward to this :D Hmm...now where can I find three other people to form a team... o_O
     
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    I have one question....who would you consider a pro...and who not? It's hard to tell the difference sometimes. Anyways, i'll be participating in the 1vs1. Not sure in which bracket...

    As for the 4v4v4(v4)...anyone interested in teaming up?
     
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    Actually, that's a good question o_O I've participated in every Bear Tavern Brawl but consider myself to be an amateur because I continue to be soundly defeated every single time :p

    One of these days I will win a match :rolleyes:
     
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    I feel your pain while i only participated once so far i haven't won a match yet either :( Perhaps i should try again, but this time as a amateur. ;)
     
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    It is Sunday evening, sign me up, I am quite sure I will have time (and if I have not, others will have higher chances) ;)

    And please, do match me against amateur. I ended second last time by pure luck and great tips from others :p
     
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    Wish i had your luck :rolleyes: Some of us just can't catch a break.:(
     
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    You guys are funny, now I'm waiting for Espada and Violation signing in as amateurs :D :p
     
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    Gaelis, perhaps you should sign up as well? :) The more the merrier. Perhaps you can give me a scare? ;)
     
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    Only if it would really scare you....to reach the goal *grin*
     
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    You could come dressed as a pumpkin head and breathe fire...that would help..maybe?
     
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    sign me in please :)

    @Athanil maybe the "headless with only eye-balls" bug will work as well :D
     
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    That would only make me laugh at you, not run away :p (psst, Balec. Gaelis is pro! Don't let her fool you!)
    Would be great if we could get 30 people to sign up...Also..would be fun is some dev's participated as well..just saying..;)
     
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    Yeah, the number of people who signed up for the last tournament was a bit disappointing :( We must do better this time :D 30 people does sound good...
     
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    Could go on a recruiting spree right before the brawl starts. As long as you mention pvp and fighting in the same sentence people are bound to come take a look.
     
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    The number of viewers was bit disappointing too:( We must do better this time and let people know about this event! And we need VIPs in the stands this time!
     
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    This is mostly a decision for the person signing up (how comfortable are you with PVP) - with the exception being finalists in previous tournaments mentioned in the original post will be in the PRO league. So if you think you are among the best contenders and/or are comfortable with how PVP works in Shroud then sign up for PRO. If you've hardly played at all before or don't know what building a deck means or this is your first MMO experience or you're still trying to get the hang of which is the pointy end of the sword (e.g. how to target someone or cast a combo), sign up for AMATEUR. It's all the same tournament in the end, but we'd like to see balanced fun matches leading up to the final rather than see Espada (for example) go up against someone who barely feels comfortable in PVP. I've seen people on the receiving end of that and it is not a welcoming experience.

    I'd like to see more people not comfortable with PVP sign up and not have this be exclusively for the masters. I know the desire is there in many, but it gets overshadowed by fear of getting humiliated. I can ensure potential contestants that winners have been very polite in previous tournaments, often bowing to their opponent after the match. I myself have lost matches in record time so there is no shame in a quick loss. As a further step we'd like to have entry-level contestants test themselves against each other before being paired with a known killer!
     
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    I've seen your dance Net and it is a beauty to behold. You are no amateur!
     
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    Agreed 100% *thumbs up*
     
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    I'd love to participate! please, sign me in as amateur. Eagerly waiting to measure my combat skills against the rest of aspirants! I plan to spend most of R11 doing PVP, it wouldn't be much trouble for me to ask worthy opponents i find to join in as well :p

    If i understood it well... amateurs will fight between them, pros will fight between them, and the finalists will fight against them... then a final set of combats between the bests amateurs and pros will decide who gets the prices?
     
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