Hey WZ Community,
I'm actively working on a new custom tournament clot, that will effectively be a separate platform to allow any player on Warzone to create tournaments in the following formats using Fizzer's awesome extensibility APIs (for V1):
1) Group Stage Tournaments:
This is where the idea started from originally. I'm a very lazy person. Not as lazy as Jeff or Min, but pretty damn lazy. Keeping a spreadsheet around and manually creating games for our internal clan promotional relegation league is annoying. When this goes live, you'll be able to create your own group stage tournaments with your own template. The tournament creator will get to determine which group players go into before it starts, it can be randomized, or the players that join will be able to go where they want. Group stage tournaments are similar to the world cup, where teams are displaced into separate groups and do a round robin between them. Based on the standing in the round robin, the top 'X' teams will participate in a single elimination style tournament, with an eventual overall champion.
***This could be a decent clan league option if someone can create the tournaments on the platform, and I can make an option to exclude the knockout portion.
2) Swiss Tournaments:
Swiss tournaments are Deadman's favorite. I think he's part swiss, or secretly he's master of desaster and has been trolling us this entire time. Either way, you can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament#See_also
It's a tournament style that really needs a minimum of 16 players, which is what I'm defaulting this type to. It contains way less rounds than round robin, computing a rank for each player after each round (effectively that player's record) pairing the highest ranked players after each round together. For 16 players, the swiss tournament will be 4 rounds. 32 players, 5 rounds..etc.
3) Seeded Tournaments:
Sometimes you know certain players are better than others. MoD/Deadman (same person at this point) > everyone. In this case, it makes the most sense to not have myself play them round 1; that's just not fair to them. With this tournament style the tournament creator gets to decide the bracket before the tournament starts. Think of March Madness, 64 teams, the #1 plays the #64, #2/#63 and so on. You get to really have control here. People's feelings will definitely get hurt, friendships will be broken, but at the end of the day you want to hear the jingle that the game is over and you've won (MoD's discord notification sound, actually).
So, the point of this thread is to welcome the idea to everyone. I will be asking for players to help test, give feedback, find bugs, but more importantly to continue to drive me to finish such a thing. I'm a few weeks or so away from releasing a beta version to test swiss tournaments. Once the tourney engine is more refined I will release the other types shortly afterwards. If you want to discuss the design/improvements, or just chat about it the Discord server is here: https://discord.gg/GmMVpDs
Edited 12/10/2018 23:02:45