March Mod Madness Tournament 2017

Posted by sebastian 2 years ago
Mod Madness banner

After the newcomer tournament and the upcoming season of the competitive league we are happy to announce the Mod Madness tournament! This tournament is dedicated to those who are looking for a little less competitive but fun evening event.

What is it and what can I win?
The Mod Madness tournament is a unique event for all players to try out the amazing custom game modes that have been created for Natural Selection 2. All game modes (except NS2:Combat) can be found in the NS2 Steam Workshop or under the Arcade tab in the server browser.

Every participant will get a brand new in-game badge! Furthermore the tournament winner will receive a gold version while the second and third will receive a silver one.
Mod Madness badges

In addition anybody who has to play a Combat match will receive a free copy of it! http://store.steampowered.com/app/310110/

The tournament will take place at the 4 March 2017 from 19 CET / 13 EST till 23-24 CET /15-16 EST

Till when can I/we sign up?
Sign ups for the tournament will end on the 2 March 2017 on 22:00 CET

Who can sign up?
Everybody! You only need a copy of NS2 and good sense of humor. Most likely nobody has played every game mode of this tournament before! You can sign up as a team of 8 or as an individual.

Where do I sign up?
You can sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/nTowTdGkyEbFcnOb2
Feel free to introduce yourself to the other players on the forum: https://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/147888/march-mod-madness-tournament-signups

Do I need a team?
Nope! You will be assign to one before the tournament starts.

How will the tournament be structured?
First you will play a match of NS2Large (16 vs 16) where two teams group up for each side. Afterwards the winning teams will choose which tournament division (set of game modes) they want to play in. The losing teams will be randomly assigned in the remaining positions in the division.
Mod Madness format diagram

The division matches will be run as double elimination:
When a team loses a match, they switch divisions. Losing another match eliminates them from the tournament. So each team will participate at least in the 16vs16 match and 2 more matches after that.
Each match will be a best of 3. Before each match a random team will select the map to play at, and the other team chooses which side they want to start with.