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Halo 4 Global Championship

  • 04-07-2013 1:29pm
    Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,250 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo

    There's an online FFA tournament (as well as an in person one) coming up open to everyone. Unlike the Infinity Challenge one before christmas this one is actually based on your performance rather than how much you grind:
    Online Competition

    You can compete and qualify for the finals through online play. Just hop into the Global Championship playlist and play 20 games each week to qualify and appear on the leaderboards.

    Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get an invitation to the Halo 4 Global Championship finals in the coming weeks.

    This tournament has been designed so that it provides an optimal competition experience for all competitors. The format is significantly different from the Infinity Challenge tournament, and we’ve used our past learnings to ensure that all players have the chance to qualify and win prizes, and that the best-performing players move on each week. Let’s dig into the format of the online portion.

    Each week, a new selection of maps and game types will be available in the Global Championship playlist. Unlike the Infinity Challenge, each week of the tournament is independent of any other week, with new game types, winners, prizes and a fresh, blank leaderboard. This way, players can compete in their selected weeks without needing to “grind.” Each week, play a minimum of 20 games in the tournament playlist. Your placement in these matches will determine your place on the leaderboard. Read on for how placement works.

    Using an inverted scoring system, you’ll be given points based on your placement in each game that you play in the playlist. For example, if you place first in your match, you’ll receive a score of 8 for that game. Should you place second in the next match, you’d receive a score of 7, and your average across these two games would be 7.5.

    Online qualifier scoring system, by placement:

    1st - 8 points
    2nd - 7 points
    3rd - 6 points
    4th - 5 points
    5th - 4 points
    6th - 3 points
    7th - 2 points
    8th - 1 points
    Quit - 0 points

    Over the course of all of your games, your average will be calculated. For example, a player who plays and wins 20 matches during a week of the Halo 4 Global Championship would be given an average score of 8 points. A player who places first in 19 matches and places second in match 20 would receive an average score of 7.95.

    The four highest scoring players each week will earn a trip to the finals. You will not appear on the leaderboard until you play 20 games each week. Once you do, you’ll also automatically be entered to win additional weekly prizing, so even if you don’t think you’ll have one of the top averages, there are still prizes on the line. Stay tuned to Halo Waypoint throughout the tournament for details on these weekly prizes.

    As you can see from the scoring list above, quitting a match will result in a score of 0 points. Due to the frequency of network complications in an online environment, we realize that not all quits are intentional. As a result, we’ve created a system that allows for an optimal tournament scenario in terms of network stability.

    To ensure that unexpected network hiccups do not affect the outcome of the tournament, each player will have three quits that are excused from the leaderboard each week. We realize that players will be using their quits strategically, so we’ve publicized the fact that each player can use them to their advantage during each week of the tournament. We’ve worked with the network and backend teams on this solution, which prevents unexpected poor network performance from damaging tournament results. Keep track of your quits!

    As mentioned above, each week will feature new game types, which will provide an opportunity for new competitors to emerge. The weekly list is below.

    Week 1: July 15-21
    “Infinity Rumble”

    Game types included this week:
    Infinity Rumble

    Custom Loadouts enabled
    Modified Personal Ordnance (grenades only)
    Five-second respawn (instant respawn disabled)

    Week 2: July 22-28

    “Rumble SWAT”

    Game types included this week:
    SWAT BRs
    SWAT Rifles

    Week 3: July 29-August 4

    “Rumble Pro”

    Game types included this week:
    Rumble Pro FFA
    Slayer BRs

    Week 4: August 5-11

    “Rumble Grab Bag”

    Game types included this week:
    FFA Ball
    Human Slayer
    Covenant Slayer
    Forerunner Slayer

    Week 5: August 12-19
    “Legendary Rumble”

    Game types included this week:
    Legendary Rumble (settings TBA)

    We’ll also be using the following playlist settings for the Global Championship:

    Max Party Size: 1 player
    8 players per match
    Party Recycling is disabled
    Join In Progress disabled

    We’ll be constantly sweeping the leaderboards and game history to ensure that competitors are playing legitimately, and winners will be fully investigated before advancing to the finals. As a result, weekly winners will not be announced immediately when each week concludes.

    Finally, the prizing for the finals of the Halo 4 Global Championship is as follows (all amounts are in U.S. Dollars):

    1st - $200,000
    2nd - $75,000
    3rd - $10,000
    4th - $5,000
    5th - $4,000
    6th - $3,000
    6th - $3,000
    8th - $1,000

    The total cash prizing for the finals event totals $300,000, and our weekly prize drawings will contain $200,000 in prizes. Once again, to qualify for the weekly prizes, just play a minimum of 20 games in the playlist each week, and you’ll be entered to win.

    Additional details regarding the finals and each week of the online qualifiers will be posted on Halo Waypoint in the coming weeks. We’re chomping at the bit waiting for competition to get underway. This is only our second tournament, and we look forward to continuing to take our learnings and apply them in the future. Now, get practicing because we’re looking to find the best players in the world. Best of luck to all competitors!

    Every time I looked at bs angel’s desk this week, she was doing nothing but looking at screen shots. I suspect that she has another awesome screenshot spotlight for you.

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