That's right folks! Get ready because League Crawler will be hosting it's THIRD TRIBUTE TOURNAMENT! We are still working on all the details but wanted to get this information into your hands as soon as possible! Here are the details so far:
****EDIT AS OF NOV 18 @ 10am - THE PS4 BRACKET IS FULL****
TWO PLAYERS FROM EACH PARTICIPATING LEAGUE - If you've participated in one of our Tribute Tournaments before, you'll be familiar with how this works. Basically, each participating league chooses TWO players to represent their league in the bracket. We will have 32 players per bracket - 2 players from 16 leagues per console playing.
TWO BRACKETS - Yes, for the second time, we will host a bracket for PS4 and XBOX1. First come, first served so be sure to get your entries in asap!
PS4 Groupme Link - https://groupme.com/join_group/22500102/eAOrXF
PS4 Bracket Link - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19eVwL-KSiatSXHNpfsCrRgkQbvImp9jHDYMKm7tSX-Y/edit?usp=sharing
RULES - The rules for the tournament are posted below. The gist is - play as SIM and as fair as possible. The understanding however is that, this is not a paid entry bracket so, if you lose to an opponent that is playing in an unfair way, don't go crazy about it. Have fun, play fair and don't complain. At the end of the day, no one's skin is really in the game here. We've had leagues get mad at me over the actions of a player in the tournament - which sucks. I don't play in a league, League Crawler doesn't sponsor a league so - please don't get hateful with me if something goes badly. If it's outside the posted rules, we'll take whatever action is appropriate. They key here is - League Crawler is not responsible for setting the standard for what is SIM and if you plan to judge this site for the actions of a player in the tournament that might not meet that standard, this may not be the tournament for you.
To review, this is a SIM Tournament Play it like you would see on Sunday. General rules.
- No cheesing! (Excessive tosses, drags, money plays, etc). Without being too specific, Pass/Run should be aboue 3:1 ratio.
- 4th and 1 on the opponent side of the 50 is acceptable anytime.
- Going for it on 4th down is unacceptable in your own territory unless the situation calls for it (down multiple scores in the 4th, little time left, etc. you guys watch the NFL, you get it).
- Chew clock only allowed if up 21+ or leading with less than 4 mins in game.
- No roll out passes exploiting CPU's AI. Be sim - mix up runs and passes - see above for further clarification.
- All games must be streamed and should be posted in the groupme chat for everyone to watch.
- You have 24 hrs to get in contact with opponent, failure to communicate is subject to disqualifcations.
- No Nano Blitzes
ENTRY FEE - Like I said above, entry fee is free! Just sign up and plan to be on good behavior.
REPORTING RESULTS - When you're finished playing your game, please decide who will let me know who won the game and one person email me. Please say "PS4 Bracket - Dr Dre from League1 defeats SnoopDogg from League2" and use that as the subject.
CLOCK SETTINGS - 6 min quarters, no accel clock.
PLAYBOOKS - Custom playbooks are allowed. Just keep the play calling within the confines of the main rules.
HOME/AWAY - Since the teams and placement in the bracket was random, the team on the top side of the bracket (1st one listed) is the AWAY team.
REGISTRATION - Right now, if you want to get your name on the list - early registration can be done by filling out the following google doc found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScswN9ret0qPlzvQg-g8lK3t_uTzrkDnSFS5aa_3iNZTDRvoA/viewform
PRIZE - Right now, the planned prize is a League Crawler T-Shirt and a lot of bragging rights and $30 in PSN Giftcards courtesy of Synergy League Recruiter's $60 donation!
ADVANCE TIMES - There are no set advance times. If you and your player can play, go ahead unless it's the semi final or later. We want to make sure we get the word out for those games to as many people as possible.
TWITTER - Speaking of getting the word out, post game times and updates on the groupme chat AND Twitter and tag @leaguecrawler. Images, video, etc are all welcome and very highly recommended!
System - Again, there will be two tournament brackets, one for PS4, one for XBOX1. 32 players from 16 leagues (2 players per league) in each.
Difficulty - Base All Madden.
DONATE! - If you or someone you know is sitting on a pile of cash and want to donate to League Crawler and help us make these tournaments even better, go to our website and donate!
For questions or comments, contact me at the following:
@leaguecrawler on Twitter
I look forward to hearing from all of you soon!