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MKCentral Early 2v2 FFA #2 | February 1, 2020

Cynda

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#1

Created and Hosted By: Mario Kart Central Event Organizer Staff
Discord contacts: Cynda#1979, Athaway#0004
Discord server: https://discordapp.com/invite/Pgd8xr6
Tournament Type:
2v2v2v2v2v2 FFA
Starting Date/Time: Saturday, February 1st @ 9:00 AM EST (15:00 CET) (23:00 JST)
Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 1st @ 8:00 AM EST (14:00 CET) (22:00 JST)
Click here for help converting to your timezone: http://time.is/EST / http://time.is/CET
Limit: 192 teams

Rules

a. Players must have an account on mariokartcentral.com and be registered on the site registry.
a.i. If a player is found to be using an alternate account to deceive the tournament organizers, they will be punished by Mario Kart Central staff and immediately disqualified from the tournament.
b. Players banned from Mario Kart Central are prohibited from registering.
c. Players must play with the Switch FC they registered with for the tournament. If a player needs their FC changed, they should notify organizers in advance.
d. If you wish to cancel your registration, please withdraw your registration on the event signup page.

a. Players who sign up for the FFA agree to the rules and the final decisions of the FFA organizers.
b. Free choice of tracks, vehicles, characters, and controllers.
c. All rounds will consist of normal items, 150cc, and CPUs off. During the semifinals and finals, hard CPUs will be turned on.
d. Each round prior to semifinals consists of 8 races.
e. Semifinals and Finals will be 12 races.
f. Repicking a track will result in a 15 point penalty, and track picks are reset each round.
g. Players found with game-breaking lag will be disqualified, and staff will be alerted. (Example: constant warping, causing roulette to have massive lag, etc)

g.i. Players flagged due to lag will not be allowed to participate. To check if you are on the flaglist, please click here.
h. Players may not cooperate with other teams in the tournament in order to gain an advantage.

h.i. Examples of this include voice communication with other teams, teaming in-game, and anything else that could give players an advantage. If it’s questionable, it’s probably not allowed.
h.ii. Players that are found to be teaming with other teams will be immediately disqualified and will receive a punishment to be determined by Mario Kart Central staff.

i. Players must not use any form of hacking or other exploitations.

i.i. Should a player hack, the host is to immediately close the room, remove the offender(s), and re-open the room. The race will not count and the player will be disqualified and banned from mariokartcentral.com.

a. A team's total score will be the total points they scored in 8 races for the preliminary rounds (12 races for semifinals and finals)
b. Prior to the semifinals and finals, players who disconnect will receive +3 to their score per race missed.

a. Groups prior to the finals are selected based on RNG. Players may be moved to separate rooms in order to avoid teaming between multiple participating players.

a. The host must add all players 5 minutes before the round’s starting time.
b. Players must add the host by the round’s posted starting time.
c. In each round, players have 10 minutes to join the room after the start time. (For example, 2:10 EDT if the start time is 2:00)
d. The host must open the room at the time posted by the organizers.
e. Failure to join the room within the allotted time will result in an automatic disqualification.
f. In the rare event that there are not enough hosts available, the tournament organizers will disqualify the last x amount of participants.
f.i. For example, if there is one room without a host, the last 12 participants to sign up will be disqualified.
g. If a host is found to be breaking hosting rules, they will be banned from hosting future tournaments.
h. If 3 or more players are missing from the results screen after a race, the race will not count and the room must be restarted.
i. If a player not intended to be in a room joins, any races played with that player will not count and the room must be restarted.

a. Hosts are responsible for taking screenshots of the room’s final results and posting them on the tournament thread.
b. Hosts who do not take pictures will not be allowed to host future tournaments.
c. When posting results make sure to clearly mark what room you were in, show who is proceeding to the next round, and post every player’s switch FC next to their name. (Copy and pasting from the rooms post is the easiest way to do this)

Registration:

Sign-ups are done through the MKCentral Event Signup page, found here.

 
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#2
Lets go Staff. So you guys organize a tournament...
America 9AM Saturday : people on friday went out or had a long work/school week, wanna sleep longer on saturday but they are forced to set an alarm for a damn mk tour.
Europe 3PM Saturday: Well. people here gotta do some work especially the people who do school and wanna earn some moneys on the saturday.
Japanese 23PM: They cant handle staying up that long after a week of work/school and stay up 4 hours till 3am for this. This is just messing or forcing japanese to play this if they wanna play this and messing up their sleep shedule.

Tbf. Worst time ever.
Good Luck gaining players for this tournament and lots of people wont show up cuz they are tired lol.
 
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Lets go Staff. So you guys organize a tournament...
America 9AM Saturday : people on friday went out or had a long work/school week, wanna sleep longer on saturday but they are forced to set an alarm for a damn mk tour.
Europe 3PM Saturday: Well. people here gotta do some work especially the people who do school and wanna earn some moneys on the saturday.
Japanese 23PM: They cant handle staying up that long after a week of work/school and stay up 4 hours till 3am for this. This is just messing or forcing japanese to play this if they wanna play this and messing up their sleep shedule.

Tbf. Worst time ever.
Good Luck gaining players for this tournament and lots of people wont show up cuz they are tired lol.
America 9AM Saturday: Who said that people are forced to set an alarm for a "damn mk tour"? If this was such a damn mk tour, you wouldn't have cared enough to make this post. The time sucks for americans, but if the people want to play, they will play.

Europe 3PM Saturday: How can you say this when americans play ranked matches at 2pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday damn near every week? Just because this is the one time europeans have to play at 3PM, all of a sudden this is a "bad time" for them?

Japanese 23PM: The japanese players play FFAs at the usual time as is, and it doesn't take a genius to determine how inconvenient the usual FFA time is for them. Being given the opportunity to play an MKC FFA starting at 23PM should be a gift for them since this has only ever happened once before.

Speaking of which, you said this is the worst timing ever and lots of people won't show up.

Take a look at the results from the first early 2v2 FFA (88 teams - 176 participants).
Now take a look at the results from the most recent 2v2 FFA (59 teams - 118 participants).
If that isn't enough to convince you, look at the results from the most recent non-solo circuit FFA (85 participants).
Hell, I'll even link you to the MKC founding FFA (159 PARTICIPANTS)

This timing is fine and the players will play. Just because the timing is inconvenient for you doesn't mean it has to be inconvenient for everyone.
 

mikkel

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#4
Japanese 23PM: The japanese players play FFAs at the usual time as is, and it doesn't take a genius to determine how inconvenient the usual FFA time is for them. Being given the opportunity to play an MKC FFA starting at 23PM should be a gift for them since this has only ever happened once before.
another thing to note along with this is that the last time an FFA was hosted at this time, the majority of the 2v2 teams playing were japanese, which is one of the biggest reasons why the previous early ffa has been the biggest event hosted on the site in the past. (standings found here https://www.mariokartcentral.com/mkc/tournaments/23)
 
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