Announcing the Reflex Monthly Cups!
Reflex has been in need of a more established competitive scene for some time. Competing at a high level in any game requires time and dedication. The goal of the Reflex Monthly Cups is to give those who have the drive to compete in duel the guarantee that their commitment will be rewarded. Our goal is not to provide two tournaments or ten tournaments, but to provide a sustainable framework for competitive and dependable Reflex duel tournaments that will continue as long as there is demand and people willing to organize them.
Our target is to hold one tournament every two weeks, alternating between NA and EU.
In other words: one duel tournament every 4 weeks for each region.
RMC is a purely volunteer effort, but we will do our best to consistently meet this goal.
VODs and highlights of the tournaments can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3JBOnzAk4WD1dgnHGOvJQ
Replay packs for each tournament will be provided in the result posts (see below, previous editions)
We’ve made the decision to launch the Reflex Monthly Cups before the release of the 1.2 update.
In the event that the 1.2 update is not released by the start of the first editions, the tournaments will be played on the 0.48.3 client build.
The developers confirmed in August that the custom ruleset currently running on 0.48.3 servers will replace the current competitive ruleset in the next patch. The Monthly Cups will be played on this finalized custom ruleset.
Download the 0.48.3 client before tournament day or you will not be able to participate!
How to play using the 0.48 client: http://reflex.fun/ruleset.html#Playing
Players of any skill level and any region are welcome and encouraged to compete in every Reflex Monthly Cup. Each cup is limited to 32 participants, so register early!
Current Editions :
Starting time : Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/delementary
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA1
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/pVKTbSLUvS
Communication : https://discord.gg/VzCft2K
Current prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8730
Starting time : Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC+1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/arenafps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU1
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/0f64SvK3ap
Communication : https://discord.gg/yfezYpx
Current prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8744
Current cap : $75
The prizepool cap will be increased if community donations allow it.
You can contribute to the prizepool by donating on Matcherino.
RMC NA#1 – https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8730 (Funded)
RMC EU#1 – https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8744 (Funded)
RMC NA#2 – https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746
RMC EU#2 – https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747
Remember that the goal is sustainability. Donating small amounts regularly is more helpful than a single large donation.
Thank you for keeping competitive Reflex alive!
Map pool :
-The Catalyst (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608558613)
-Pocket Infinity (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=609506884)
Participants must sign up on challonge at least 1 hour before the tournament begins.
Players must also join https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg on discord to participate.
Use the provided EU or NA channels.
On the day of the tournament participants must check-in on the challonge page. Players will have a 1 hour window to check-in before the tournament begins.
Players must use the same nickname on challonge, discord, and in-game. Failing to do so will result in disqualification from the tournament.
Match system :
Winner’s bracket matches will be Best of 3 (The player who wins 2 maps wins the set), grand final will be double Best of 3 maps (if needed).
Most loser’s bracket matches will be sudden death (the player that wins the map wins the match) except the final 2 matches of loser’s bracket, which will be Best of 3 (4th place match and Loser’s bracket final).
Map selection system :
Use the ‘roll’ command in console to determine which player drops first. (The player with the highest roll is the roll Winner)
W: Roll winner
L: Roll loser
BO3 : Drop(L)-Drop(W)-Pick(L)-Pick(W) – The remaining map is the tiebreaker map (Maps are played in order of picks)
BO1 : Drop(L)-Drop(W)-Drop(W)-Drop(L) – The map remaining after drops is the map to be played
Match reporting :
Players must report their match on challonge using the pen button corresponding to their match or report the score to an admin on discord. Manipulating scores or reporting false scores will result in disqualification from the tournament.
Players have 10 minutes to join the server and start the match once a server is assigned by an admin, but should start as soon as possible.
Players will be provided and assigned to a server for each of their matches by an admin in the discord channel.
Servers will be hosted in Frankfurt (Germany) and London (England) for EU editions.
Servers will be hosted in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and New Jersey (USA) for NA editions.
EU editions :
EU vs NA matches will be played on a London server unless the EU player has a higher ping than the NA player.
In case of a server disagreement, a Frankfurt server will be used.
NA vs EU matches will be played on a New Jersey server unless the NA player has a higher ping than the EU player.
In case of a server disagreement, a Chicago server will be used.
Spectating tournament games on the servers is not allowed. Streamers, casters and admins are the only allowed spectators on the servers. Report it to an admin if you notice unapproved spectators.
Disconnection/crash during a game :
If one of the players disconnects from a game, he will automatically lose the game unless the other player agrees to a rematch (full 10 minutes rematch).
Behaviour : Unsportsmanlike conduct (harassment, flaming) to players, admins, casters, or spectators will result in disqualification from the tournament.
The rules are enforced at the discretion of the admins. Any situation not covered by these rules will be judged on a case-by-case basis by the admins.
Previous editions :
Reflex Monthly Cups — Staff
RMC Staff members can participate in the tournaments. A Tournament Admin can’t participate and be an admin in the same cup. (We encourage admins to play in the cup of their region and be an admin for the other region).
We are looking for volunteers eager to help us improve the quality of these tournaments.
We are looking for additional tournament admins.
A tournament admin is mostly active on tournament day, his main tasks are :
-Coordinating players on tournament day (reminding players to sign up and check in)
-Sending players to servers
-Enforcing tournament rules
If you believe you can be of service, please contact @Ramagan#3970 on discord. Thank you!
For more information check the forums.