Overwatch Tournament - 2016

The Cup

The Tournament will be double elimination, you will have 7 days to complete your match. Matches are best of one. If you lose, you will be moved to the losers bracket, if you loose in the losers bracket you are out.

Scoring and rules will be the same, except we will be playing with the highlander rule (only one hero per team, no duplicates).

Should we implement the Highlander Rule?

Blizzard has implemented highlander for ranked play. Should we also use it for the tournament going forward?

The highlander rule is where only one hero is allowed per team. No more twinston etc.

93% (89 votes)
7% (7 votes)
Total votes: 96

What format should the tournament be in?

Double Elimination
88% (76 votes)
Single Elimination
12% (10 votes)
Total votes: 86

Studio Rumble the Non-Profit

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As part of this process I have to show that we have 'public support' for the non-profit. So for starters I've added a derpy donate button on the website.

If are interested in furthering this process, please donate about $10 - $20. Don't donate more than that. If you want to donate more, it involves more paperwork on my part and I'm not ready for it yet.

All donations will be tax deductible (US federal) for the year they are made.

Studio Rumble - Have Your Match Casted

The volunteer casting program is now live! To see who's signed-up as a caster click here.

If you would like to have your match casted, you may do so using the website. Next to your match there is now a link for ‘Request caster’. When you request a caster, the admin of the other team will be mailed to confirm or deny the request.

Once the match is approved, it will show up for the casters as a match to cast. Any number of casters may sign-up. You cannot pick or exclude casters (this is honor system since you have to invite them to your match).

Once a caster is signed-up to cast your match, they will show up in the Casting Schedule with a link to their stream.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure the match time for your match is accurate. The website relies on the date of the match to tell people when to watch the stream.

IMPORTANT: You must coordinate with casters of your match to have them join your custom game. Their battle.net tag is available on their profile, likewise you can message them.

IMPORTANT: Your match cast will be public. Remember your NDA!


Can anyone cast?
Yes. If you know someone, have them apply here.

I don’t want random streamers to know my battle.net information
A caster will only be able to see your battle.net tag if you are the captain of a team and have approved a match for casting.

Where do I watch?
Matches to be streamed will be posted here: https://www.studiorumble.com/castings.
Recordings of matches are listed here: https://www.studiorumble.com/Overwatch_Tournament_2016/match_recordings.

Live Substitution of Players

The question was asked if live substitution of players is allowed. After thinking about possible options, I've decided to allow substitution of players.

However, the mechanics of Overwatch prevent substitution in many situations. As such, substitution can only be done when switching sides on attack / defense maps.

You only play 1 map per week (round)

The wording on the match page was confusing. To clarify:

You only play 1 map each week. A round is a number keeping track of which week we are in. This week's match is round 1, Volskaya Industries.

Next week's match (round 2) will be the map Ilios.

Info on Scoring: https://www.studiorumble.com/Overwatch_Tournament_2016/Overwatch_Tournam...

Tournament Has Started!

Overwatch Tournament Rules

These are the rules for the Studio Rumble Overwatch 2016 Tournament.

Esports Arena has allowed us to use their ruleset they created for their recent tournament. They have been modified to fit our needs.


Matches are posted each week on Sunday. Teams have 1 week to complete their match. The match has a default suggested time, but captains can change the date / time to whenever they want.


Stacking heroes is allowed. There are no bans.


Each week has a different map. The map will be posted with the match line-up.


- Assault, escort, hybrid maps:
  • The team on the left of the match page (from the Studio Rumble website) will attack first. After which, the attacker then defends.
  • Teams will receive 1 point for successfully attacking or defending (2-0 if one team successfully attacks and defends). If both teams won on the attacking side, then the team with the fastest map time will receive an extra point (2-1 for the faster team). If both teams win on defending side, then the team that captured the farthest objective will receive an extra point (2-1), OR if that is a tie as well, teams will play a random Control map to break tie.
  • Team captains must coordinate using a stopwatch. Here is a online stopwatch that produces a sharable link: https://www.piliapp.com/timer/stopwatch/.
- Control maps :
  • Teams will receive 1 point for each capture point taken in a best of 3 (2-1 or 2-0).

Tournament Starts in 10 days

The Studio Rumble Overwatch Tournament 2016 will start in just 10 days (June 5th).

Please form your team on the website now, even if you don’t have a full roster. This will help me get an idea of how many teams we will have.

If you want to play with other Studio Rumble folks, or just want to hang out you can find us on Facebook and on Discord.

The Discord invite link is available in the menu after logging in. (please do not share this link outside of Studio Rumble)

For Facebook, please email admin@studiorumble.com with the email address that you use on Facebook and I will send you an invite.


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