SpeedRunsLive Mystery Game Tournament #4

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SRL Mystery Game Tournament #4  — begins February 14th, 2014

Registration is CLOSED!

-- Join #mystery on the SpeedRunsLive irc for discussion/questions --

The SRL Mystery Game Tournament is an event in which players will participate in a series of matches, racing against a single opponent per round in short to medium length goals. These goals will be for games that are not revealed to them until moments before the race actually begins, giving them enough time to download the game but preventing them from practicing at all. Players are likely to encounter games they've played before, seen before, or may have never even heard of. This event is designed to determine not just who has the most gaming experience, but the best overall racing abilities.

This event will use the double elimination structure. This is a very "open" event designed to work well for all participants' schedules as there is no specific time in which they must be available. Round-based deadlines aside, participants can play their matches at whatever time is most convenient for both them and their opponent.

To enter this tournament, please use your username on SpeedRunsLive (if available). You can enter even if you are just interested and want to reserve a spot, even if you are not certain you will be participating. If you enter this event, you must also fill out this Google form. Because the games for this event will be chosen by the players, you must submit three games with their goals; no more or less. An average player should be able to beat each goal in 15-45 minutes. All games used in the previous mystery tournament are banned in this event only. A complete list of the banned games among other details are in the form. You do not have to complete this form at the same time you sign up if you want time to think about your games. Additionally, you can edit your choices at any time. The deadline for game submissions/edits (and registration) is at 11:59pm eastern on Monday, February 10th. Remember, the closer to the deadline your submissions are, the less likely it is that you will be able to resubmit if there is an issue with your game and/or goal!

After each round begins, you and your opponent will have at least 72 hours (varies per round) to race a game drawn from the list of submitted games. As soon as you know who your opponent is, you are strongly encouraged to speak with them as soon as possible, schedule your match, and report the scheduled time to an op in #mystery. Any game can be drawn that wasn't submitted by you or your opponent. Both participants are required to race on SpeedRunsLive and stream. They should not view their opponent's stream during the race at any time and they should immediately hide their stream chat if a viewer attempts to assist them, as player assistance is a massive advantage and is not allowed. Additionally, with the exception of a Pastebin that may or may not be provided with the goal, they should not use any outside sources of assistance, such as a walkthrough, to aid their performance.

When the race is recorded on SpeedRunsLive, the results will also be recorded on Challonge. If a participant wins a race and does not stream, their opponent has the option to report this to the staff and give them a loss for the round. If both players are not able to meet up during a round's duration, the staff will speak with both participants as soon as possible. Automatic losses or more time will be given depending on the circumstances. When all results for a round are submitted, the following round will begin.

If both players do not finish the goal in 75 minutes, they will have the option to "redraw" at any time and play a new game, nullifying the results of the current goal. If both players do not agree to this, the match will continue with the current game and goal. If the duration of the match reaches 105 minutes, the goal will automatically be nullified and players will be forced to redraw. If a player forfeits before the 75 minute mark or after the 75 minute mark and their opponent wishes to continue, they will automatically forfeit to their opponent. If, at any point during the race, both players fail to make any noticeable progress in a 15 minute period, the game will be redrawn if both players agree.

A tournament schedule will be provided in the coming weeks. Barring scheduling conflicts between the remaining participants, the top 8 will be played and streamed on March 22nd. The time is currently undecided, but it will likely begin around 3pm eastern. If you will not be available during this day, please inform us asap!

The top 4 will all ideally be best of 3 matches. Grand finals will also be different from previous tournaments and the traditional double elimination structure. While the loser going into grand finals would typically be required to win two matches and the winner would be required to win only one, both remaining participants will only play one best of 5 match, regardless of the outcome. The winner going into grand finals will automatically have a one-game lead, meaning he/she must only win twice while the loser must win three times to win the tournament.

Steam games will be given out as prizes. The winner will receive two games, while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th will receive one. One random entrant will also receive one game, as will the winner of a post-tournament poll for "best submission" (more details will be provided later).

Final Results

Supreme Champion: Capndrake
Worthy Adversary: Blechzorz
Maybe Next Time: iongravirei

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