Continuing with the tournament rules for the competitions coming up at PLAYBACK III on July 29th:

First up, Halo 2!

Player Cap: 32.

  • Depending on player participation, hosts reserve the right to issue first-round byes to those who sign up first in order to have even brackets.
  • Any who sign up past the initial 32 will be set as Alternates in the event that any of the original 32 no-show their match.

Game Mode: Slayer (Deathmatch).

Players Per Match: 8 (2 per Xbox).

Settings

  • Starting Weapon: Battle Rifle
  • Weapons: Standard
  • Kill Limit: None
  • Time Limit: 15 minutes
  • Radar: On
  • Suicide Penalty: None

Round Format

  • Round 1: Round of 32.
    • Map: Beaver Creek
    • Top 4 in Kills at the end of the time limit move on to the next round.
    • In the event of a tie for 4th place, winner will be the player with the fewest deaths.
  • Round 2: Round of 16.
    • Map: Lockout
    • Top 4 in Kills at the end of the time limit move on to the next round.
    • In the event of a tie for 4th place, winner will be the player with the fewest deaths.
  • Championship Game
    • Map: Midship
    • Top killcount wins the tournament.
    • In the event of a tie, winner will be the player with the fewest deaths.

Second up this time, Tetris from Tengen (played in memory of Donna K. Pelfrey)!

Player Cap: 32.

  • Depending on player participation, hosts reserve the right to issue first-round byes to those who sign up first in order to have even brackets.
  • Any who sign up past the initial 32 will be set as Alternates in the event that any of the original 32 no-show their match.

Game Mode: Endless VS.

Tournament Style: Single Elimination.

Rules:

  • Each round leading up to the finals will consist of a best-of-3 matchup. The finals will be a best-of-5 matchup.
  • Rounds will be 10 minutes long, with the winner of each round determined by whomever is left standing or whomever has the top score after 10 minutes.
  • A tournament official will start the time as the first piece is available to drop and will make announcements when the time reaches 5 minutes remaining, 2 minutes remaining, and 1 minute remaining, as needed. The official will also countdown the final 10 seconds.
  • The first competitor to win two matches (or three in the final) moves on.

Be sure to pick up your tickets for July 29th!

PLEASE NOTE: The event organizers reserve the right to alter these rules as needed to best serve our attendees and/or respond to technical issues.