Rainbow Cup IV ~ 3 v 3 ~ $1.2K

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Post #8: Prelude to Spacenet Galactic War

The year 1997 - A Match that changed History.
Garry Kasparov Vs IBM's Deep Blue chess computer:
In 1996 - 1st Match - Kasparov wins (4-2)
This was the first computer program to defeat a world champion in a classical 'game'.
In the 1997 Rematch, Big Blue wins (3 1/2 - 2 1/2)
This was the first computer program to defeat a world champion in a regulation 'match'.

The year 2029.
A cyborg assassin is sent back in time by Skynet corporation to assassinate Sarah Connor,
whose unborn son (John Connor) will one day lead a resistance and save mankind.

Today: Skynets successor - Spacenet,
has spread a computer virus among a large portion of the galaxies battlebots.
The virus causes the battlebots to switch their "friend or foe" signature to ally with
Spacenet's already formidable armies.

Therefore... with this imminent threat upon us,
it is necessary to call all brave soldiers,
to come forward, enlist and save our galaxy from an
evil corporation along with our eternal enemies!

We must deal with this new threat, and we must do it smartly.
Spacenet is also at war with our eternal enemies.
Whenever there are 3 armies on one outpost...
You must battle like FFA fighters.

We are looking for Commanders with:
the Brains and Cunning of a Garry Kasparov, and
the Leadership and Bravery of a John Connor, to
come forward, suit up and help defeat Spacenet.
(Armies are forming and battles are expected to commence at ANY time!)

Incentives - Besides saving the Galaxy, and the eternal gratitude of Trillions...
Will be payouts totaling $1,200 to the top 3 teams,
and a hard fought for, campaign battle ribbon
RCIV Champion.png

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Issue is that the last 3 teams that are given free slots were built on the captain seeding of the last tournament which is a statement on the strength of the signups of that tournament. It is entirely possible that those teams represent significantly stronger teams that what this tournament seeding will create or something significantly weaker depending entirely on who decides to play. This also doesn't take into account players from the last captain picking process improving ie LimeZ was on the winning team last year and increased about 250 rating or so.

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@ftxcommando
not only, even player instead of 1600 became 2000 in the ladder

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Signing up Femboy 1400 global 1300 ladder!

Also @Fearghal Would you be okay if the FAF promotions team made some marketing material for the tournament? Nothing crazy but like maybe a logo, some overlays for FAFLive with rainbow colors and so on lol

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@ftxcommando
That's all True,

After further consideration, the invitations have been revoked.

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@femboy
I would Love the marketing help!
I know the Promotions team is taking a well deserved vacation.
Registration for this tourny ends midnight Sunday Feb 6th.
So we have a very nice time period to work with.

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@fearghal Perfect! I will be making a new forum post titles "Rainbow Cup IV - Promotional Material" soon so we can get feedback from other people (and to keep this post clean for the signups)

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@fearghal said in Rainbow Cup IV ~ 3 v 3 ~ $1.2K:

@ftxcommando
Even though some players ratings have changed,
I don't think any of the Invited teams are too strong.

The team that won (bully/arch/lime) would be 5800 rated which would put them at the highest rating tier in the old tournament (filled with lopsided teams that have 2300 or 2400s) with that rating divided between 3 people that are high enough in rating to be captains in the last tournament.

I don't think you're proving that you won by luck by basically being able to ignore the captain process which is intended to make things as fair play as possible for a teamgame tournament. Rather you're proving that you might only be able to win due to luck in this tournament because you got to ignore all the fair play restrictions put upon everybody else.

This is also besides the theoretical assumption that the team gets the edge because they have proven they work well together by winning the past tournament while all other teams do not have that advantage. I don't think that actually applies in this case but it still throws a wrench in the narrative that this is about a team "proving" themselves. If it's about proving themselves then you can just get rid of the whole captain process and let people sign up as a synergistic team. Mixing the two systems doesn't make any sense.

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@ftxcommando
The invitations have been withdrawn.

The draft system worked pretty good last year, as
the 11th seeded team came in 1st
the 1st seeded came in 2nd and
the 4th seeded came in 3rd.
That's a good mix.

Lets see what happens........
I predict 12 well balanced teams like last year.

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NoOneCares - 1800 global signing up

Ras Boi's save lives.

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@fearghal haha fun

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i sign up

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Coming to party - 1915(ladder / global)

The embodiment of depression...

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I'm in! 1600± global, 1100 ladder

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@grimplex Couldnt just say 1900 huh lol

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i sign up 1600 - global 1300-ladder

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Sign up 1700 global 1500 ladder

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Signing up, currently 1800 global and 1400 ladder

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@Fearghal why am I not on the sign up part lol, Femboy 1400 global 1300 ladder!

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