Ringer Teams

The question of ringer teams / players has come up and I want to address it in its own post. For this update, ringers are defined as: players with exceptional skill.

Ringer players are allowed if they meet the following guidelines (note: these are the same guidelines for all players):

  1. An individual may only be on the roster and play for one team during the entire tournament.
  2. Individuals qualified to participate are either current or former employees of a qualified studio or a member of the Studio Rumble Steam group.
  3. Former professional eSports players are allowed if they are currently not on and won't be on the roster of a professional eSports team for the duration of the tournament.

Ringer teams are allowed, but have restrictions on how they may claim they are from a studio.

  1. A team may only claim they are from a studio if their roster has 5 or more current employees from that studio.
  2. A team may not claim they are from a studio if they recruited three or more Solo Queue players.
    • Note: This this number only applies to recruited players. Solo Queue players who are assigned to your team by the Studio Rumble administrators do not count.
    • If your team cannot claim they are from a studio, then you must put Solo Queue for your team's studio.

As a special note, I would like to discourage cross studio teams. This tournament is meant for employees from studio X playing against employees from studio Y. With the exception of Solo Queue teams.
Double note: this is not currently happening. I just wanted to call special attention to it.

- Diamonds

Overwatch Tournament - 2016

How to join:

  1. Read the Signup Rules & FAQ.
  2. Organize a team at your studio.
  3. Determine which division your team would like to participate in. NEW
  4. Create a team on the Studio Rumble website. Set which division your team will participate in.
  5. Pre-Season starts June 5th! Signup and team creation still available during Pre-Season.
  6. Signup closes when the Tournament starts.

To sign-up you must create an account on the Studio Rumble website.

Questions can be sent to: admin@studiorumble.com.

Divisions

There are two divisions with this years tournament; Try Hard and Dirty Casual. NEW

Try Hard Division: This is the standard tournament. It is for competitive teams. Format will consist of Round Robin pre-season which will seed the bracket tournament (single or double elimination TBD).

Dirty Casual: This is a non-competitive division. It is meant for new players and people with a Life™. This division will only have Round Robin, which will run longer to accommodate for the lack of an elimination tournament. This division also starts on June 5th.

The 2016 tournament will soon start!

The Studio Rumble 2016 tournament will soon start. The first thing we need to do is determine what to play. Cast your vote here. Voting ends May 3rd. Once a game is picked, we will enable team creation.

Last year we had 44 teams participate! This year lets get even more! Spread the word, the more the merrier!

What game should host the 2016 tournament?

Overwatch
68% (64 votes)
Rocket League
21% (20 votes)
Rainbox Six: Siege
3% (3 votes)
Battleborn
2% (2 votes)
DOTA 2
2% (2 votes)
CS:GO
3% (3 votes)
Total votes: 94

Congratulations HotS 2015 Tournament Winners!

Congratulations to Abe's Babes and the Smiths (Riot) our 2015 Heroes of the storm champions!

Yes, there is a trophy!

In second place we have Samurais In Disguise (Blizzard) and in third place SAy My Name (Riot).

Thank you to each team who participated in this year's tournament. I had an absolute blast organizing it. Make sure to pay attention to the studio rumble website in May when we start to plan the 2016 tournament.

Heroes of the Storm Finals - Date and Stream Links

The finals are here! Abe's Babes and the Smiths (Riot) vs Samurais In Disguise (Blizzard) will be facing off Thursday February 4th at 10PM PST.

You can watch the finals Thursday February 4th at 10PM PST via one of these links:

The format of the tournament is as follows:

  1. The finals will be a best of five. Abe's Babes and the Smiths come from the Winner's bracket so they already have one win.
  2. The Battleground map is picked by having each team ban one battleground. Then the team that banned first gets to pick the battleground.
  3. The battleground Blackheart's Bay is pre-banned because it was the map that gave Abe's Babes and the Smiths their starting win.
  4. The team that didn't pick battleground will pick hero first. There are no hero bans.
  5. After the match is over, the process starts over with the teams switched in roles. Maps that have been played are already banned.

Notes about Studio Rumble

Studio Rumble is a self run organization that organizes tournaments between game companies. It is not sponsored or run by any video game company. We are all doing this in our free time.

Teams are not official company teams. When we say a team is 'XYZ company' it means that the team is composed employee's from that company. Nothing more, do not read beyond this fact.

Teams are not stacked. This is not the best of one company vs. the best of another. Do not try to gauge, measure or otherwise interpret the results of the match.

Stream Links to Simi-FInals

Stream for the simi-finals will be available at:

http://www.twitch.tv/pylawn

or

http://www.twitch.tv/jhow4444

Matches start at 8:30 PM PST today (Thursday).

The matchup is SAy My Name (Riot) vs Samurais In Disguise (Blizzard). Best of three.

Each team will ban a map. One team then another. Then the first team will pick a map to play. The other team will get first hero pick.

After this game, the teams switch on who goes first, the same process repeats except the previously played map is already banned.

Before the start of all of this, flip a coin, whoever wins gets to pick if they want to choose map or hero first.

Streaming Simi-Finals

Simi-Finals

The date for the finals has been set. SAy My Name vs Samurais In Disguise will be playing on Jan. 21st starting at 8:00 PM PST. The format is a best of three.

The winner of this game will go on to play Abe's Babes and the Smiths. The looser will take third place in the tournament.

Streaming

We don't have an official stream yet, I am out of the country. If you can, or know someone who would like to stream the simi-finals and finals, please email admin@studiorumble.com.

When we get an official stream, I will send out another mailer with links.

Simi-Finals Date

As an FYI, the simi-finals will be played in mid January. I will send out a mailer with info on where and when to watch the stream.

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