With the release of the Nexus Update , which brings along a refined and expanded version of the End Game multiplayer mode, we thought it would be fun to see some of the splendid Arma community groups across the world go head to head in the form of a simple live streamed invitational knock-out tournament. The goal is a friendly-competitive, and most importantly, fun tournament - which will be entertaining to watch for everyone in the community, and perhaps even helps you learn some new skills along the way.
Below you can find a basic set of rules for the Arma 3 End Game Tournament, which covers the tournament setup, winning conditions, and more. Given the amiable nature of this tournament, which does not involve any prize money or other significant prizes (other than the prestige of winning), these rules have not been prepared to be all-encompassing and a 100% bullet proof. Some details in the rules may even need to be updated along the way. Overall, while of course we're committed to making sure each team is treated fairly, we're counting on everyone's sense of fair play and desire to simply have a good time.
If you have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all of the latest updates on the End Game Tournament, be sure to keep track of the Arma 3 website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. So, with all these bisclaimers out of the way, let's take a closer look at the rules!
- Scenario: End Game
- Number of teams: 8
- Number of players per team: 8
- Number of knock-out stages: 3 (quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals)
- Match winning conditions: best out of 3 rounds in End Game
- Tournament winning conditions: win the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals
- One winner to rule them all (there will be no alternate matches)
Time & dates
- Quarter-finals A & B
- A - BI Dev Squad vs BDR Clan - Saturday November 7, 17:00 UTC
- B - Arma 3 Ambassadors vs Tangodown - Saturday November 7, 19:30 UTC
- Quarter-finals C & D
- C - Armalusa vs OFCRA - Saturday November 14, 17:00 UTC
- D - RG Task Force vs Liberated Gaming - Saturday November 14, 19:30 UTC
- Semi-finals E & F
- E - Winner A vs Winner B - Saturday November 28, 17:30 UTC
- F - Winner C vs Winner D - Saturday November 28, 19:30 UTC
- Winner E vs Winner F - Saturday December 5, 18:00 UTC
Disconnection, game issues & disqualification
- In case a player is not able to continue a round, e.g. due to a technical fault of any kind, his or her team will still have to complete the round without the player. The player, or one of the team's reserves, may join again in the next round.
- When a majority of players are unable to continue in a round, or if the quality of a match for any reason is negatively affected (e.g. because of lag), the tournament organizers may decide to restart the round.
- In the spirit of fair play, the use of any type of cheat, exploit, non-vanilla Arma 3 content, or any form of unsportsmanlike behavior, will lead to instant disqualification of the team. The opposing team will automatically proceed to the next stage in the tournament.
- If for any of the reasons mentioned above the match cannot take place on the appointed time and date, the organizers will select a new date in which the entire match (best out of 3 rounds) will need to be replayed.
Server administration & refereeing
- Matches will be hosted on a closed server maintained by Bohemia Interactive staff. All team members are requested to be present in the appointed server lobby 30 minutes prior to a match.
- The server will be configured with the default Arma 3 'Regular' difficulty settings. Auto Report will be disabled.
- Participants are expected to follow the instructions from the organizers at all times.
- In End Game, it is possible to end a game in a draw. In the odd case all three games in one match end up in a draw, the win will go to the team that 'won' Phase II in End Game most frequently. Winning Phase II is defined as being the team that receives the "Pick Up Schematics" task at the end of Phase II.
For further clarification of this rule, the outcomes to the following possible scenarios are explained:
Scenario 1: three draws in a row
The match is played, and after three games, all three games ended in a draw. The team that was able to get the "Retrieve" task first in Phase II of a draw game, is considered the winner of that game. Out of three games, if Team A was able to to do this twice, and Team B was able to do this once, Team A wins the match.
Scenario 2: two draws and one win
If, for example, the first game ends in a draw, the second game is a normal win by Team A, and the third game ends in another draw. Team A wins the match.
Scenario 3: one win for each team, one draw
When, for example, the first game ends in a draw, the second game is a normal win by team A, the third game is a normal win by Team B. The match is won by the team that was able get the "Retrieve" task first in Phase II of the game that ended in a draw (the first game in this case).
The server admin together with the tournament organizers form the referee. They cannot be bought, not even by the finest single malt whisky.
The primary purpose of the End Game Tournament is to enable fun and entertaining live streaming events. Since this is our first time organizing such an event, we deliberately decided to keep it small-scale (without a significant prize) and handpick the 8 competing teams (of 8 players per team).
While it would be more ideal to have an open tournament with qualifiers, this was, for the moment, considered out of scope due to time, organizational, and technical limitations. Instead, we have selected community groups from various different countries. It is not the intention to leave anyone out, and there was no particular favoritism creating the selection list. Teams were chosen from a long list and filled up once we reached enough confirmed teams.
In potential future events, we hope to invite other community groups as well - if not organize qualifying events. We are highly appreciative of your interest, and will hopefully be able to include you in a future (perhaps larger-scale) tournament/event. Of course, we also encourage everyone to set up other tournaments!
- 8 available players per team, plus alternates if someone can not make it that day.
- All players have to be 16 years or older
- All players need to have access to reliable high-speed Internet
- Ideally, one (or more) team members will also live stream their session.
- Able to be present in the appointed server lobby 30 minutes before a match starts
- The winning team shall be awarded with eternal glory and crowned Arma 3 End Game Champion. There is no prize money involved.
- Each match in the Arma 3 End Game Tournament will be streamed live from the official Arma 3 Twitch Channel on www.twitch.tv/arma3official.
- Commentary will be provided by community shoutcasters Mic One and Stardog.
- Ideally, at least one member in each team will stream their session to the channel. This stream will also be hosted on the Arma 3 website.
- By competing in the Arma End Game Tournament, participants agree that their matches will be streamed live and that the recordings may be used in future promotional materials.
- "Thou shall not stream-snipe!"
- What this is: a simple, fun, live-streamed tournament for the End Game multiplayer mode
- Teams are a selection Arma community groups, devs, and other special guests
- Prize for the winning team is eternal glory
- Matches will be live streamed on www.twitch.tv/arma3official - with commentary by community shoutcasters Mic One and Stardog
- Keep track of Arma 3 social channels for all the latest End Game Tournament updates (Facebook, Twitter)
At ease, soldiers - have fun!
The tournament organizers reserve the right to modify or add to the rules at any time >:)