General information for anyone attending the event (players and spectators):
Doors open at 1 pm. All tournament participants must arrive at the venue by 1:30 pm (see more details in “Day of event for players competing”). The brackets will be posted inside the day of the event. The brackets will be filled at random and games will be played one at a time. Best of three games advances. The loser moves to the losers bracket in a side room. The losers bracket will be played on a stage as well but with no commentators, broadcasted game on a projector, or anything extra. People are still able to watch the losers bracket compete but without the excitement of the main stage.
There will be 16 total games played on the main stage and a 17th game added if the loser bracket winner wins the first series of games against the main stage finalist. There will be 14 games played on the secondary stage. Games on each stage will be played at the same time to keep the pace up and not make this a 16 hour event. First game starts at 2 pm and we expect the last game to finish around 9. Double elimination guarantees every team that enters gets to play on the main stage at least once and at least a total of two series of games during the tournament. This event is entirely for fun and many skill ranges will be present. But if you’ve ever wanted to have the feeling of playing on a stage with lights, music, and a live audience cheering you on, this is your opportunity.
1st place team: $200
2nd place team: $100
3rd place team: $25
What you need to compete:
First you need to register your team. You will find the signup on galvanizedesports.com. You need a team name, the names of both players, and the $25 entry fee. You will also need to pay for venue admission seperate, it is $10 per person and tickets can be bought at The Garages website or at the door the day of the event.
You DO NOT need to bring a PC or console to play on. All matches will be played on PCs provided by Galavanized. But you SHOULD bring your own controllers (or keyboard/mouse if that’s what you use) and your own headset to be able to hear and communicate with your partner. If you do not have these things, there will be equipment provided, but the controllers and headsets might not be up to your standards. No complaints if you don’t bring these two things.
We encourage every player to log in to their own steam account before you play. If you are used to playing on a console and don’t have the game on steam, you can use one of the provided Galvanized accounts, but you won’t have your own customized name and you will have to fix your settings before each series of games you play. Discord will already be pulled up and you will be in a private channel with your teammate.
Day of event for players competing:
You must arrive at the venue at 1:30 pm. At that time, there will be announcements made and time for any last minute questions anyone may have. If you are 5 minutes late to any of your matches, you automatically forfeit that series of games and since the brackets are randomized, you will not know if you play first or eighth.
In between every series (a series being the best of three games played by the same teams) there will be a total of ten minutes. As soon as the series is done, shake hands, log out of your steam accounts, and gather your controllers and headsets. Please keep in mind that the next two teams will be ready to set up so move quickly. For the teams about to play, you have the remainder of the ten minutes to log into your steam, plug in your equipment, mess with your settings, and get into the game lobby. If we can do this efficiently, the only down time with no gameplay will be ten minutes between series.
Once you lose in the losers bracket (second loss of the day) you are done for the day. Please feel free to stick around and cheer on other teams.
There will be a lot of time waiting for your games to come up. Please feel free to cheer on other teams (check out your competition), hit the cafe for some food, and just relax. Unfortunately there is no re-entry into the venue (this is a rule set by the city of Burnsville for all events at The Garage). We may have some retro games set up in the lounge area, but if you have any portable game devices, bring them to pass the time. We expect the tournament grand finals to be done by 9 pm.
Q: what happens if my teammate bails? Can I get my money back?
A: unfortunately there are no refunds. But if any subs for players need to be made, all you need to do is let one of the Galvanized team members (wearing the jerseys) know before 2 pm the day of the event.
Q: I want to bring my own monitor/PC/console. Am I allowed?
A: all players must play on the PCs provided. This will cut down time for tearing down and setting up equipment every round. Every monitor on the main stage will be same so no one will have an advantage over the other team.
Q: My mom wants to come watch me play but doesn’t want to watch anyone else. Can she come and go?
A: there is no re-entry for anyone. This rule is out of our hands and must be followed. They can leave but if they come back, they will have to pay the $10 entrance fee again. There is a smoking area for people to go to and re-enter through the side.
Q: I don’t have a teammate, can you set me up with one?
A: if you show up without a teammate, you can ask anyone in the crowd to play with you as long as they are not playing on any other team in the tourney. Will you find someone? Who knows… try to find someone before paying the $25 entry fee.
Q: can I stream my games?
A: we have decided to veto anyone streaming from our computers at this event due to the extra set up time it requires. Feel free to set up your cell phone to stream whatever it can capture.
Q: I’m bad at math.. $25 per team plus $10 venue fee for each player?
A: yeah it’s basically $45 to get in and play in the tourney. And just because you’re bad at math doesn’t make me like you any less. <3
Q: why do I have to pay an entry fee to play in the tournament and another venue fee to get in?
A: the venue fee is to pay for the staff at the venue and to rent the space. The entry fee to compete with be mostly funneled into the prize money. (Over 80% of this will go into the prize pool)
Q: will you have more events like this in the future?
A: we certainly plan on it! Different games, different venues, and different cities! Follow our social media pages to keep up with it.
SPECIFIC TOURNEY RULES:
Rules for the 2v2 Rocket League PC Tournament
The Tournament shall be ran as follows:
Single Elimination, Best of 3. Max 16 teams. Substitutions need to be stated by 2 pm day of event.
Please Bring your Own Controller. Some controllers will be provided, but will not be guaranteed for use.
(Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4 are the most compatible, Keyboard and Mouse will be provided)
This is a casual tournament! Not all cars will be provided.
DURING A GAME:
If a player disconnects, it’s up to his team if they want to continue the match or not. If a player disconnects, the rematch can happen only if both teams agrees.
Lag: If there is an extended period of lag, it is up to the tournament organizer to determine if the current game will be replayed.
If any serious bugs occur, the game has to be quit immediately and the match has to be re-played. Abusing a bug is forbidden. Tournament Organizers will make the final call on game breaking bugs.
Tools & hacks
The usage of any Rocket League tool aside from Steam, PSN and Rocket League during a match is strictly forbidden.
A game is finished at the end of the default 5 minutes if a team scored more goals than the opposite, after Overtime if the game is tied, when the majority of a team leaves on purpose, or when the tournament organizers decides on it.
Default Soccar Options, DHF Stadium.
Teams will have 10 minutes to set up controller, change car and camera options.
Internet Matches will be set up by tournament organizers.
Teams, please agree on colors before match starts.
By attending competitions, participants acknowledge without limitation to comply with the rules and regulations, official announcement, and with the statements and decisions made by the tournament organizers.
Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to modify the rules and regulations for adjustments at any time without notice.
Every participant has to show the needed respect towards admins and other participants. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behavior towards anyone are not tolerated and your team will be disqualified.
Every team accepts the official schedule of the competition and declares its ability to be available during these times.