Thank you for your interest, the info below was my first venture into eSports and it was a very fun crash-course learning project. Thank you to all who helped and participated along the way!
#GoodAsGold NA/EU are suspended indefinitely starting Monday, August 27th. There are more BSG level tournaments on z33k.com, please head there and show your support for an awesome site! Also please direct any questions to me on Twitter: @OrD_SC2
We hope to see you all again for Heart of the Swarm! And don't forget, gl and hf out there.
--- We are looking for more admins only on EU. NA is in need of admins and casters/streamers - in order to cast any #GoodAsGold you MUST be trained as an admin first. Please contact OrD if you are awesome enough to be interested in helping!
Open to:(Bronze, Silver, and Gold)
This tournament is based on the current Blizzard Ladder Map-Pool (blmp) to give us Gold-plated folk an opportunity to practice our skillz in a competitive atmosphere where a loss doesn't mean falling down the @#%#$&% ladder.
We want to provide a competitive environment that aids in overcoming "ladder-anxiety."
The hope is for participants to be provided a constructive and courteous environment to improve and continue on their journey up the ladder as quickly as possible! Absolutely no *BM or trolling will be permitted [auto-ban]. Thanks for your help in this.
Ask for help with anything [tournament related], especially if you are new to online tournaments.
To Reiterate: Bad Manner (BM) is not tolerated in any form and will result in a ban to ensure a positive tournament/growth experience
*If you are ever in doubt, contact an Admin*
Sign-ups - Are open up until the Bnet time flips to 9:00pm EST (or 2100 CET) - No Late-comers are permitted - Admins can assist you in registering if there are any issues
Gameplay - Please make every effort to contact your opponent - If you cannot contact your opponent let an admin know by chatting with one of them directly - If your opponent has not shown up after a 15-minute grace period your admin will adjust the brackets accordingly - NEVER update a match result as a forfeit yourself [or else...] Contact your admin privately - It is the match-winners prerogative to update z33k.com with match results AND replays - z33k.com brackets must be updated before the next round begins - Disconnects must be replayed if the game is still in the first 5-mins. If more time than that has elapsed and the players cannot decide between themselves who the victor was/if a regame is required they must contact an admin who will make a final decision
Map Pool - All maps used MUST be Blizzard ladder map-pool variants (often referred to as LE for "ladder edition") - Map-Veto's are not permitted - Map-Picking is not permitted, currently the Tourney is set up to force players to practice on all of the maps in the ladder-pool - Again, all maps must be the Blizzard-variant (it is a map pool tourney)
Races/League - No race-picking - You may change your race up till the tournaments official start time - Games played with a race that does not match 33k.com check-in info will be registered as a forfeit - If you get promoted beyond Gold after registering, gratz! Please let us know and we'll be happy to do up a highlight segment of you! Sadly you cannot play in the tourney - please unregister and/or inform an admin
Details for the NA "Tournament of Chompions":
Prize Details: "1st and 2nd Qualify for Chompions Cup"
The winner and runner-up for all of the "Good as Gold" tournaments held between will receive invites to play in the "Tournament of Chompions" against each other to crown the new Chompion. (if they cannot attend weekly performance and placement of other competitors will be assessed and a replacement will be selected for each competitor).
More details will be forthcoming, but here's some of the highlights: - Double Elimination - Bo3's with Bo5 semi's/finals - Map picking and veto's "enabled"
When? --> Prizes? --> TBD by sponsors
The more people viewing the better prizes will become available in future weeks!
Thanks for reading, looking forward to casting this! ;D
And one last time, if you have feedback or questions please don't hesitate to contact us! Comments below are appreciated and will be read daily - PM is also ok if other sources of contact (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, comments below) have been tried first.
We're excited for all of us to grow and to grow this tourney, gl and hf. ;D
Last edit: 2012-11-29 15:13:54
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OrD_SC2 United States. May 08 2012 17:57. Posts 232
kop977, Thanks for your interest! Sadly I'm not available to organize the tourney on Fridays. As I gain a larger staff of admins that is something I want to look into. If it happens I'll be sure to post! (and update this thread of course)
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OrD_SC2 United States. May 11 2012 09:40. Posts 232
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LeeDawg United States. May 18 2012 07:36. Posts 758
After playing this tournament once I find that I will not be participating again until what a what I feel is fair rule is put in place. As per OrD's request I am leaving my feedback here and so here I am.
Allow me to begin with a lengthy quote from the most recent Good as Gold tournement page:
...This tournament is based on the current Blizzard Ladder map-pool to give us Gold-plated folk an opportunity to practice our skillz in a competitive atmosphere where a loss doesn't mean falling down the @#%#$&% ladder. We want to provide a competitive environment that aids in overcoming "ladder-anxiety." The hope is for participants to be provided a constructive and courteous environment to improve and continue on their journey up the ladder as quickly as possible! Absolutely no *BM or trolling will be permitted [auto-ban]. Thanks for your help in this.... (http://www.z33k.com/games/starcraft2/tournaments/7207-good-as-gold-33)
At my first, and only, match I held a DT rush and proceeded to, through some gold mistakes, lost the game to a base race I never really should have engaged in. I fully acknowledge my loss, that's the first step in getting better, right? But after checking my oppenent's ranking I come to find that he was a platinum player in season 5.
See, I'm here requesting that a rule be put in place that players in the last two seasons, as well as the current one, have to be gold in 1v1. I feel like one season, or even two with their shortened length, isn't enough time to prove that the player has fallen to a gold level, which is entirely counter-productive the to goals outlined in the above quote.
This all may seem silly, coming from a gold player regarding a, frankly, currently minor tournament. However, I feel like this isn't merely unfair to me but unfair to other paticipants especially after bringing this issue up to OrD through a PM in which he stated that other players had the same issue.
I sincerely hope that I, and many more, can progress past the gold level but in the mean time I have to make due what I've got and Good as Gold simply doesn't do it for me. Again, a silly rant/feedback post about a currently small tournament (I bet you pros out there are laughing at me right now), but I hope any other players can feel like they are facing truly gold and under players as I would hope the same.
BobClampet United States. May 23 2012 13:51. Posts 1