Grab your baguettes and fire up the Team Fortress 2. It's time for another Gamer's Assembly LAN in Poitiers, France! To prepare you for the weekend, we’ve composed a viewer’s guide for all that you need to know for the upcoming tournament.
Four teams have risen to the challenge of taking the Gamer's Assembly 2017 bounty. They have been reviewed and seeded, which will come into play later. For now the teams are:
1st Seed: nerdRage:
- Scout: blade
- Scout: Neo
- Roamer: Corbac
- Pocket: Médico
- Demoman: Namtac
- Medic: Ombrack
2nd Seed: Tactique de soufflerie:
- Scout: Chris__
- Scout: Funs
- Roamer: Papi
- Pocket: Zesty
- Demoman: Nuze
- Medic: Honey
3rd Seed: Brocante golfique de Limoges:
- Scout: AlienSmiley
- Scout: Clem
- Roamer: DreaM
- Pocket: Daul
- Demoman: Elacour
- Medic: Raf
4th Seed: Denis Gaming:
- Scout: Enjoyed
- Scout: Kinty
- Roamer: Amarok
- Pocket: Olgha
- Demoman: Glastry
- Medic: Karnax
Learn their names, favour your favourites and call out your predictions!
The map pool for Gamer's Assembly will be the same as ETF2L’s map pool. The map pool is:
Format & Rules
The tournament will start with the round robin group stage, where each team will play each other once in a best-of-two map series similar to what you find in ETF2L League. Uniquely, these maps will be decided via a system crafted by ilosu (the TF2 tournament admin) which is similar to a 'Home and Away' format.
Teams will nominate a map at the start of the tournament that they will play multiple times against all of the teams throughout the group stage, or an easier way to put it: their 'Home' map. However they must also play the opposing team's 'Home' map in that same best-of-two fixture. Two teams can't share the same 'Home' map, so to avoid this, top seeded teams will nominate from the available maps in the map pool before the lower seeded teams.
There are three rounds in the group stage altogether. Two games will be played at the same time during each round. teamfortress.tv will cherry pick the game considered best to stream.
After that, the maps are tallied up and teams will be seeded into a double elimination bracket playoffs based on the amount of points they win during the group stage. Teams will win three points for every map win, one point for every map draw and finally no points for every map loss. No golden caps allowed. If there is a tie, the winner will be determined by the following criteria: Head-to-Head record > Tiebreaker Score > Rounds scored.
All matches in the playoffs are best-of-threes with maps being selected with a ABBA ordered pick & ban system again similar to what you see in ETF2L. The grand finals also be a best-of-three.
The ruleset for Gamer's Assembly will be a European ruleset. 5CP maps will have a thirty minute time limit & a five round win difference, and KotH maps will have a three round win limit.
Finally, the event will be using the same ole' familiar version of the weapons whitelist from ETF2L, which can be viewed at here.
The schedule for Gamer's Assembly is as follows (all times are in CEST):
Saturday, April 15th
- 14:00 PM | Group Stage Round 1
- 15:00 PM | Group Stage Round 2
- 16:00 PM | Group Stage Round 3
Saturday, April 15th
Upper Bracket Semi Final
- 21:00 PM | Match A1: 1st seed vs. 4th seed
- 21:00 PM | Match A2: 2nd seed vs. 3rd seed
Lower Bracket Semi-Finals
- 22:00 PM | Match LBSF: Loser of A1 vs. Loser of A2
Sunday, April 16nd
Upper Bracket Finals
- 12:30 PM | Match UBF: Winner of A1 vs. Winner A2
Lower Bracket Finals
- 14:30 PM | Match LBF: Loser of UBF vs. Winner of LBSF
- 18:30 PM | Match GF: Winner of UBF vs. Winner of LBF
The prize pool split is as follows:
- 1st: 1,200€
- 2nd: 600€
- 3rd: 300€
We've been itching to re-use this poster. The talent list is:
Picture by Ness "uberchain" Delacroix
Cover picture made by David "Fmapkmn" Thao