Rainbow Cup V ~ 3v3 ~ $1.2K


Never been in a tournament, around what times are the games played?



Scroll to top of this thread, to read all the details about the Tournament,
or click here:

The tourny is 2 days = Sept 24 + 25, @1600 UTC and
is (1 to 3) Best of 3 matches each day.
Then the 3 teams that make it thru the weekend will all
be "In the Money" and play the Semi Finals and Finals the
following Sat - Oct 1st @1600 UTC.

Teams will be Red's vs Blue's with the AI being Green.

Maps and scenario's are all pre selected and the game lobby host
will match the game scenario and select the AI before each match.


I missed the utc time when I looked through it before posting.

1600 utc is 10 am CST for me


Sign up Upas 1100


Sign up Abandoned 1100


Players still needed!
This is the last weekend to register.

Sign up by Sunday night as a single or with a friend.
Max 3,500 combined rating if signing up with a friend, or
Max 1,800 rating signing up as a single.

Single players will be teamed up with the 2 member teams,
to create 3 player teams,
starting on Monday Sept 12.

Here is the current Registration list:
RCV Reg.jpg


Registration is still open until end of Sunday night.
Sign up here, below this post or on Discord here:
The draft to create/complete teams will start Monday at 1300 UTC
If 12 (2) player teams are not created by end of registration period.
(strict 3500 max combined rating for 2 player sign up)
We will make the top rated singles captains.
They will then draft 1 player from the Draft Pool players.
When all single captains draft their first player,
(starting from lowest rated captain to the highest)
we will resort the 12 teams by combined ratings.
Then each team of (2) will draft their 3rd player,
starting from the Lowest Seeded (combined rating) team and
then continue sequentially up to the highest seeded team.
Things are looking good now and we are projected to have 12 teams,
with a pretty closely grouped combined team rating of ~4.4K rating.


Last night to register.

We would like to have a few more players sign up from ALL sub 1800 ratings,
to play on teams, or
be able to substitute on game day if necessary.

If your not sure if you can be free on Sept 24/25 and Oct 1,
you can sign up as a substitute, and be
able to replace players with a higher rating who are unable to play.

Draft to place single players onto teams will start tomorrow Sept 12 1400 UTC.


Registration period is now over.
The draft has now begun.

Captains... Please be sure to double check with players and confirm they are able to play before selecting them to join you team.

If any players drop out once the draft commences, we are Not able to reverse any draft picks.
If a player drops out during the draft...
we will stop draft process at that point and have the
team that "lost" a player pick first, before continuing the draft at the point it was paused.

If at any point the number of draftees drop below a certain point,
the number of teams may be reduced from the current 12 teams to a lesser number of teams to keep proper team balances and competitiveness.

Current registration and draft status:
RCV Reg.jpg


The draft has now begun and it is your turn to make the first draft pick.
I can not find you on the FAF Discord channel.
You can keep "better" track of the draft process on Discord.
Discord link here:


I think it would be interesting to allow players with a rating of 1800+ to participate next time. But then there would be a maximum of two players on their team

Sorry for my English. I use translator


@skrat Past Feb's RCIV was an open rating tourny, and
this coming Feb's RCVI will also be an open rating tourny.


Draft has commenced,

Players still needed to sign up as standby's.
You will not be eligible for the draft process,
but - if any players drop out at any time After the draft is complete,
you may substitute for any player with a higher rating.

All ratings from 800 to 1800 needed.


Sign up below to be put in the Standby pool.
Sign up for standby status is open thru out the whole tournament.
Standby's who fill in for a game will be credited for a whole match.
Any prize monies will be dived between players by
percentage of matches played.


Challonge Bracket is now live.

Current updated Challonge bracket below.

When submitting "team name" - try to keep to 20 characters or less to
be able to fit whole name in brackets. Thanks



Exciting 🙂

A work of art is never finished, merely abandoned


I don't know if any one else mentioned, but there's certainly some issues with starting locations on some of the maps not being symmetrical. Would you like some help fixing that?


Hi @Conorach, Thank You very much for the offer to help, but..

The Rainbow Cup tournaments have been using variable start spawns for the last 2 Tournaments and for this one also.

It's a 3 way FFA of sorts and players can strategize their line ups for each map.
Many maps "only" have 3 start spawns, but
many maps also have from 4-6 starting spawn sites to choose from.

ie: Map #1 - (which has been the starting map for RC III - V)
Here you can spawn in any of the 5 "open" spawns available.
(if the map, labels them closed, than you can not choose those spots)01AdTournDec1a.jpg

See post #2 at top of this forum,
for the tournament rules, explaining team colors, mods, maps and
the directions each captain should know to be able to host the game lobby and
set the options properly:

This is the from the "Directions" section, in Post #2:
When there are > 3 "open" start spawns,
follow this procedure to select team starting positions:
1 - !Roll - winner chooses to be: "team 1" or "team 2".
2- Team 1 - chooses side of map, team color, and set's up first.
3- Team 2 - sets up second.
4- Team 1 - can then choose to play "as is", Or
----has an option for a "One time only/permanent" position change.
5- Team 2 - can then play "as is", Or
----make a Final positional change. (get the last move)
6- Position AI, set Factions, and color them Green.
7- Close any open positions
8- Launch Game.

If any one else would also like to help out....
You can do so, by..... reporting any bugs or desynchs to
the AI Discord channel Bug reports and issue's section, here:
The AI department is very welcoming and helpful.
Please briefly discribe the issue, and if possible please include the
game replay link, and the game log.
Any issues you may find, will help this tourny run more smoothly.


Ahh it makes sense now. Thanks for letting us understand. We can choose where in the 5 spots we wish to spawn!

Great 🙂 Thanks so much @Fearghal !