View Full Version : TeamWarfare HoN Kick-Off Tournament (March 21 - May 1, 2010)
03-07-2010, 12:24 AM
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HoN Kickoff Tournament!
As part of the kick-off for HoN on TWL, Teamwarfare (http://www.teamwarfare.com/) is proud to present the HoN 5v5 Banning Pick Tournament. S2 games, developer of Heroes of Newerth is sponsoring this tournament and are providing some very exciting prizes. Those teams that make it to the final 8 will be invited to join the Invite League of the upcoming season. Registration is open today! Prizes are as follows:
First Place: $400 USD
Second Place: $100 USD
Third Place: 5 HoN T-Shirts
Everyone Who Participates: Lots of FUN!!!!
Game mode: Banning Pick
Single Elimination with Finals being Best of 3.
Registration Closes: Saturday March 20 or when the maximum is reached.
Bracket Release: Sunday March 21
Round 1: March 21 - March 27
Round 2: March 28 - April 3
Round 3: April 3 - April 10
Round 4: April 11 - April 17
Semi-Final: April 18-24
Final/3rd Place: April 25 - May 1
Join up and have fun! You can contact Mouth662@teamwarfare.com or talk to an admin on #twl_HoN on the Gamesurge network.
Tournament Main Page (http://www.teamwarfare.com/tournament/default.asp?tournament=HoN+Banning+Pick+Kickoff+To urnament)
Tournament Admins: (http://www.teamwarfare.com/staff.asp?StaffGroupID=87)
Ruleset is the same as the Banning Pick Ladder found here (http://www.teamwarfare.com/rules.asp?set=Heroes+of+Newerth%3A+NA+5v5+Banning+ Pick).
New to TWL? Check here (http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/showthread.asp?forumid=678&threadid=454180) for help in setting up your account and team or come talk to an admin in IRC.
03-07-2010, 04:56 AM
Hell ya, an established league picks up HoN.
03-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Hey hey hey!
03-07-2010, 04:41 PM
As always, you can count on HONCAST to cover this tournament, good luck to all the participants and I look forward on seeing how this one plays out!
03-07-2010, 05:04 PM
Thanks Breaky! We look forward to this a we hope the HoN futures at TWL will be bright!
This will be our first tournament, Hope we have fun :)
03-09-2010, 11:55 AM
Should be fun
03-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Tbh I think third place prize is better than second :D
03-09-2010, 01:23 PM
Sounds like fun. :D
03-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Registration Closes: Thursday March 20 or when the maximum is reached.
Bracket Release: Friday March 21
March 20 is a Saturday and the 21st is a Sunday...
03-13-2010, 12:52 AM
March 20 is a Saturday and the 21st is a Sunday...
03-15-2010, 08:26 PM
See yall there.
03-20-2010, 08:19 PM
We hit the 64 team mark a few days ago but we are accepting wait-list entries in case we have to remove teams that do not meet the roster requirement. If you wish to be on the wait list you must have a team created and your teammates ready to join the roster with GUID's entered tomorrow. If you wish to be considered email email@example.com with a link to your team page.
To all teams that have entered you will not be scheduled if you do not have 5 rostered members with their GUID's entered. If you don't know what a GUID is, it is your HoN in game name. For help entering it into your account see here (http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/showthread.asp?forumid=678&threadid=454180)
Good Luck to all participants as round 1 admin panels will unlock tomorrow to allow teams to begin scheduling.
03-21-2010, 04:37 AM
Should be awesome!
GL to everyone!
03-28-2010, 02:19 PM
In response to comments made during a recent honcast podcast RE: PhB vs LOAD, I decided to put together a short post:
Teamwarfare League's HoN Kickoff Tournament was arranged with the top 8 teams pre-seeded using conservative estimates of the comparative skill level of the top teams based on their overall record, as opposed to 'flash-in-the-pan' responses to a recent tournament placings. We avoided this style of seeding due to the frequency which clans break apart as quickly as they appear. Clans like DY, myu/HAU, 4DR come to mind as examples. We were unfortunately still not immune to this problem, as BTN withdrew at the last minute due to roster issues. The competition manager for TWL HoN (Mouth662) was actually attempting to contact PhB and LOAD to give PhB BTN's seeded spot, but was unable to do so due to the last minute scheduling that took place to arrange this match.
Beyond the top 8 teams, all teams were randomly seeded, which (among other things) resulted in PhB being placed against LOAD in the first round of the tournament. TWL apologizes for any excitement, interest, or excellent play that occurred in the first round match as a result of our seeding method. TWL endeavors to treat all of their teams equally in order to foster a level playing field.
TWL congratulates all first round winners, and encourages all participants in the tournament to join our 5v5 BP HoN ladder and upcoming league as a further chance to showcase their talent.
At this time TWL would also like to point out that t9sniper is not, and has never been, an admin or representative for TWL's HoN division. T9sniper is an admin for the Counter-Strike: Source division and does not speak for TWL's HoN division.
And so no, despite allegations otherwise, I have not been afk/sleeping during the last few weeks and missed/ignored other competitive tournament results.
TWL HoN Admins are snizz, mouth662, princeofhonor, ympulse (impulse101), and I (Sabre). Please feel free to contact any of us for any questions regarding TWL HoN play.
04-03-2010, 03:27 PM
So far things are going well and we are very excited to see how well teams are playing!
If you didn't have time to check out who won and who lost, then go here for our official Tournament Update!
04-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the response Sabre, and my comment that the Seeding that paired LOAD with PhB round one was just what the community had thought, tragic.
HoN is early in the competitive stage and is developing, so there's no harm nor foul done. LOAD took it like the sports they are, and will be back to play again in TWL.
Thanks again for your contributions to HoN.
04-23-2010, 12:29 PM
Any chance someone of TWL HoN admins could give us an update on what's going on, or at least update the brackets? Thank you.
04-24-2010, 02:32 PM
No more than 2 of each:
Ring of Sorcery
Item pooling is not allowed with the exception of wards, dust, bound eye, and courier. Items may be shared in lane for a short duration as allowed by the game. Excessive or prolonged sharing is to be considered pooling as determined by an admin. Consumables may be shared in a lane including a bottle and a bottle with a rune in it, however once it is used it must be returned right away.
These rules are screwed. If a team manages to farm up more than 2 sheepsticks, then you're doing it wrong. >2 Astrolabes (even >1) is the opposite of good...
04-28-2010, 08:07 PM
The brackets are updated automatically as teams play out their matches. The recent XP glitch caused a disruption in our match scheduling and some matches have yet to be played as a result. Things should be back on track soon.
04-29-2010, 07:47 PM
When are the finals? :D
05-01-2010, 01:05 AM
tSm v FMSI is being played on saturday. I would expect the finals to be done by next week.
05-11-2010, 01:03 AM
Whats the deal with this tournament at the moment?
I assume the final has not taken place, if not - when is it planned for?
05-11-2010, 02:05 PM
PhB is currently waiting in the finals for the winner of MSI vs. fiVe. Like sabre said the XP bug caused a cascade of extensions and then the recent all day tournaments on weekends makes it really hard for a EU vs. NA matchup to schedule properly especially with both teams playing so well and getting into the later stages of those tournaments. I'll update once we have those matchups scheduled and when we have vods or if we do livestream any of the upcoming matchups. Thanks for being patient everyone.
06-06-2010, 08:10 PM
five vs. MSI semi-final: http://replays.heroesofnewerth.com/match_replay.php?mid=3484545
VOD should be up soon. More info to come on the finals.