With our very first tournament - the FPS General Tribes: Ascend Invitational - just around the corner, we're working around the clock to hammer out the details and keep our readers abreast of developments. Today, we are announcing both the official rules that the Invitational will follow as well as the teams that will be competing for the glory and the cash.
First up, here are the official FPS General Tribes: Ascend Invitational rules:
7v7 Double Elimination Tournament
Initial tournament seeding will be based upon a power ranking provided by FPS General and to be announced on Tuesday, June 26th.
Friendly Fire: Enabled
Friendly Fire Multiplier: 1.0 (100%)
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Score Limit: 5
Overtime: 10 Minutes
Draws: In the event of a draw, the map on which the draw occurred shall be replayed until a winner emerges.
Team Credit Pool: Enabled
Shrike Limit: 1
Shrike Price: 45000
Beowolf Limit: 1
Beowolf Price: 30000
Grav Cycle Limit: 2
Grav Cycle Price: 5000
Limits refer to the maximum a team may be using at one time, for clarification this means a team cannot hijack an opposing vehicle if they are already at the vehicle limit.
Tactical Strikes: Disabled
Orbital Strikes: Disabled
Supply Drop Price: 5000
Automatic Generator Repair: Disabled
Base Asset Upgrades: Disabled
All short fuse grenades are restricted. Should significant changes be made to these or any restricted weapon in the week prior to the tournament date, tournament administrators reserve the right to un-restrict weapons provided a public announcement is made.
Sentinel Limit: 1
Games played between 2 North American teams will be played on the North America East region servers.
Games played between North American and European teams will be played on a NA East, London, NA East server rotation.
Games played between 2 European teams will be played on the London server region.
Map Pool, Sides & Selection
- Arx Novena
- Dry Dock
Each team will veto 1 map from the pool and the teams will play the remaining 3 maps in the above order. In the event that both teams veto the same map, the team which responds with their choice first will submit a second veto choice.
The top seeded team in each match up will play on team Blood Eagle, the lower seeded will play Diamond Sword.
So who will be battling it out for glory and the top cash prize of $1750?
We have invited some of the top Tribes: Ascend teams in North America and Europe to battle, including the top two teams from the Newbloods Tournament. All told, the teams competing include:
Area 51 Gaming (NA)
I Don’t Know? (EU)
Mercenaries International Alliance (NA)
Monomaniac Esports (NA)
Over 9000 (EU)
Puppy Kisses (NA)
Tao of Tribe (NA)
Working As Intended (EU)
Be sure to stay tuned to FPSGeneral.com for more details on this very exciting Tribes: Ascend tournament, the first of what we promise will be many competitive FPS tournaments!