No worries, watching the casts is probably more fun than playing! Looking forward to the event.
Rainbow Cup IV ~ 3 v 3 ~ $1.2K
Players and Standby Pool,
We are only a couple of days away from the start of the Tournament.
Please be ready to 'LAUNCH' at 1600 UTC Saturday Feb 26.
A FAF client, irc chat room > #rainbow
will be set up a couple of hours before the tourney start,
to gather before hand,
and to report/update game, win/loss results thruout the day,
to keep the Challonge bracket as up to date as possible.
Challonge Bracket is here:
Players who are on the standby list,
please arrive in the room early and announce that you are available to substitute if necessary.
Teams, make sure that the player designated to "host" your games, is
thoroughly familiar with this tournaments specific rules and how to set up the game lobby/scenario's by reading:
Post #2: Team Colors, Mods, Options, Directions and Rules at the top of this thread, here:
Game map/scenario's will be updated and uploaded a few hours before tourney start and
will be announced here on this thread,
on the Discord #rainbow-cup thread and
in the FAF client irc chat room #rainbow
(so be sure to double check map/scenario setup before you start:)
See you all soon!
3 team members are unable to play.
2 - 1st rounds picks, and 1 - 2nd round pick have withdrawn.
If anyone knows of any other changes to player availability status, please inform.
We will miss you guys, please return soon, safe and sound.
Here are the reformed teams and draft pool:
@fearghal i'm in
@matr1 Due to the current "situation" which caused multiple Drop Outs at the Same time.
The teams were consolidated,
so the 6 players who lost team mates were able to reform and keep a strong team.
If players had dropped out 1 at a time,
we would have 'filled' the positions 1 at time to keep all 12 teams 'full'.
We now have 11 teams,
with any future subs coming from the draft pool.
@matr1 I haven't heard anything.
I imagine anyone who would like to cast may?
Not sure if casting while in observer is acceptable?
Casting after games DL'ed to vault is preferred method,
Good Luck everyone.
keep our friends who withdrew last minute in your minds.
We will see them in next one
Speaking to farms last night he may be around to cast on faflive if u ask nicely
Ras Boi's save lives.
ill probs cast some live replays of games not being casted by farms/willow or whoever ends up doing it
We are now at 8 teams.
9 matches were played with 22 games between 11 teams.
All 3 - round 1 matches, went full 3 games.
While next 6 matches, all but 1, went only 2 games.
Many matches ran fine, but a lucky few had multiple desynchs.
We are not sure what caused them.
But a couple of thing will help lower the chances, are to:
Open your "mod folder" and look for a any duplicate AI mod folders and delete, then reinstall.
We must lessen observers = Less connections + less chance of de-synch
Only official FAF Livecast teams allowed as observers.
All other casters - please use "live replay" time/vault delayed streams.
See everyone at FAF Client #rainbow room soon.
Good Day everyone.
Today's game map/scenario's #'s 10-18 are now updated.
Due to the large turnout for this tournament
I am announcing and committing to 2 more Rainbow Cup tournaments.
I will open another Fourm Post titled Rainbow Cups V +VI when this tournament is done.
It will be open for discussion on ALL aspects of the 2 upcoming tournaments.
Will dicuss team formations, substitution, ratings, rules and many other things.
Will have to check first with Admins about time scheduling, but
would like to have another open rating tourney sometime next March.
Rainbow Cup VI ~ 3 v 3 ~ $1.5 K
1st = $780
2nd = $480 and
3rd = $240
Would like to have a
Rainbow Cup V ~ 3 v 3 ~ $1.2K - Spacenet 2nd Wave <1800 rating
tournament around end of summer.
(same prize structure as this RCIV)
This tournament will be the same maps as this current tournament,
Will be "something" like a 1800 rated and under tournament.
Every above 1800 rated player, who entered this tournament,
got drafted and had a chance to play.
I would like for "everyone" who registered for this tournament and
was in "draft" pool to be invited to sign up for the RCV.
Although the maps will stay the same for Rainbow Cup V,
the AI has long awaited updates about to be released.
There will be exciting things like:
Zone control for AI smarter map control,
better micro dodging and attacking,
better team play,
better air and sea play, and so much more.
We have new and old AI's that have been actively updated and want chance at the players.
Rainbow Cup V is going to be the showcase AI war of ages
First 2 days of Tournament is over.
The Semi Finals and Final are left to play.
Which is 2 matches or 5-9 games.
The way the tournament was structured was so that
36 players would sign up and commit to one weekend, and
then 9 players have flexibility to set date of finals.
This allowed more people to sign up.
Players please give min 3 day notice for FAF crew to make preparations
As Soon as we hear from the players on the date and time,
we will forward it on here asap.
Congrats to final 3 teams
Sunday - April 3rd, 2022, at 1600 is the date and time,
now set for both the Semi-Finals and the Finals.
The Semi-Final match between
Team #2 Tagada/Hybrid/Ctrl-K and
Team #3 Yudi/FtXCm/Excelsior.
Match will start at 1600 UTC/GMT or
as Challonge labels it, 1600 BST (British Summer Time)
The winners of the Semi-Finals Bo3 match will play
Team #8 Banan3/Grimplex/InspKot in the winners bracket in a Bo7 Finals,
with the winners bracket team starting the match 1 game up.
Uveso AI has just released a new version.
Download Version 99 before Finals on Sunday.
New version is mostly bug fixes,
a few other changes, and
options to put time restraints on Arty, T4's and Nukes.
Check out change log here: