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SC2 Tournament Signup
Posted by BloodyIron on Sat, September 18th, 2010 @ 7:18 pm.
Please post in the following thread to sign up for the SC2 tournament which starts at 2pm today.

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It's on!
Posted by BloodyIron on Sat, September 18th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm.
Well, it's going. Why aren't you here yet? No excuses. Signin.

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HDCP Key
Posted by BloodyIron on Tue, September 14th, 2010 @ 8:12 am.
So, the HDCP master key was supposedly released.

For those who want one of the sources (possibly the original) check it out: http://pastebin.com/kqD56TmU


I'll just dump this here for propogation's sake: http://www.lanified.com/downloads/HDCP-key.txt

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No rest for the wicked.
Posted by BloodyIron on Fri, September 10th, 2010 @ 9:16 am.
Holy crap, so much is going on!

First, we have now exceeded our record of 18 prepays. As of this posting we have 21 prepays! In response we have adjusted how the prepays and attendance info is shown a bit.

As an additional reminder, prepay closes today (Friday the 10th) at midnight. Keep in mind that we guarantee seats for those who prepay, but those who sign up are at risk of not having a seat if we hit capacity at the time of the event. If you want to secure your seat then prepay today! Once you have prepaid, make sure to pledge for the tournaments you want to enter.


Second, I pulled all my hairs out and finally coughed up the tournament schedule, it is as follows:


Starcraft 2:

2pm (1400hrs) Day1, Saturday September 18th 2010


Heroes of Newerth:

If 6 or less teams are signed up:
9pm (2100hrs) Day1, Saturday September 18th 2010 - Whenever it finishes

If 7 or more teams are signed up:
Stage1: 9pm (2100hrs) Day1, Saturday September 18th 2010 - 2am (0200hrs) Day2, Sunday September 19th 2010
Stage2: 10am (1000hrs) Day2, Sunday September 19th 2010 - Whenever it finishes (remaining matches/finals)


Team Fortress 2:

12pm noon (1200hrs) Day2, Sunday September 19th 2010

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for each tournament will occur AT the event. We will be calling for registration leading up to the tournament, so make sure you are present in advance of any tournament you want to enter to ensure you get registered! You must also be present for each and every match otherwise your team risks forfeiting the match (but not the tournament).


Third, we properly updated the Team Fortress 2 rules to reflect the actual way it will play. Somehow this was missed before.

If you want to read the full details go to the tournament details for TF2 in the event details, but to summarize the new old info:


Arena rules:
One match will consist of two halves. Teams will switch sides from first half to second half. A half completes after 15 minutes, or if a team reaches 4 points. If at any point a team acrues 5 points they win the match, reporting the combined scores of both halves.

KotH rules:
One match will consist of two halves. Teams will switch sides from first half to second half. A half completes after 15 minutes, or if a team reaches 2 points. If at any point a team acrues 3 points they win the match, reporting the combined scores of both halves.

Tie breakers of both modes will be single 15 minute rounds, first team to acrue a point wins the match, reporting the combined scores.

Banned Unlocks: The Sandman, Wrangler, Natasha. Any unlocks past the Engineer update will be banned also.


Boy are we excited to get this event under way! Hope to see you there!

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Refining
Posted by BloodyIron on Thu, September 9th, 2010 @ 8:17 am.
So we have taken the rules under the microscope again in order to finalize them. There is ony really one change for HoN, and we are announcing the rules for Starcraft 2. Team Fortress 2 remains unchanged.

Heroes of Newerth:

-Changed gameplay mode from Banning Draft to Banning Pick
-Stock UI is required (no mods, period)

Starcraft 2:

-Map selection is determined by the two players, both must agree upon a map from the list
-If a player disconnects within the first 2 minutes of a match, that match will be restarted on a different map, both players must agree to the new map
-If a player disconnects a second time during a match within the first 2 minutes of any additional attempts, he will forfeit the match (but not the tournament, as it is Double Elimination)
-If a player disconnects 2 minutes or later into the match they will receive a loss. The exception to this is if they have significant advantage, at which point an admin makes a judgement call, potentially resulting in a rematch on a different map
-All matches will be performed through Blizzard's Battle.net service
-CHEATS AND/OR HACKS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED DURING TOURNAMENT PLAY. IF A PLAYER IS FOUND TO USE ANY FORM OF HACK OR CHEAT DURING A TOURNAMENT MATCH THEY WILL NOT ONLY FORFEIT THE TOURNAMENT THEY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EVENT WITHOUT REFUND. WE KNOW MAP HACKS AND DISCONNECT HACKS EXIST, DO NOT USE THEM.

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