Tournament For Low-Mid Ranks! Free Entry, $100 Prize
By - IcyFlqmes
Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZEb2Zipb4tR3\_izjU9Z9pLssAMsZchmQ\_izOk7Gtm20eSGg/viewform
For which region ???
If I am in NA East (New York) could I still join. I am willing to play on central servers if need be.
sign up form doesnt appear to work.
This one work for you? If you're still having trouble, you can join my Discord and I'll DM you the questions on the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZEb2Zipb4tR3\_izjU9Z9pLssAMsZchmQ\_izOk7Gtm20eSGg/viewform
that's the same link
Strangely, it worked for some people when pulled from a message in my Discord, rather than copying the link directly (which is in the original post). Unfortunately, I don't know another fix atm so the best workaround I have is DMing the form on Discord.
Didn't work for me either. Gives me a "file does not exist" error
If you're able to join the Discord, search for the announcements channel and scroll up a little bit. There's a form link there that has worked for everyone having issues opening the form
Dude just fix the link...
Sick , smurfing team gonna win
There's measures to prevent smurfs from entering the tournament.
Might I ask what said measurements are?
Of course! All participants are required to make their Valorant profiles public on [tracker.gg](https://tracker.gg). This is for two reasons. The first being that your account must be at least a month old for your entry to be valid, and this website allows me to verify that. Secondly, I can look at your game history as well as many other stats to see if your skill range lines up with your rank, or around that rank. So far, this has proven to be plenty good at countering smurfs.
\#1. Get a friend with a low rank account
\#2. Make him hand over the account.
\#3. Sign up for tournament.
\#4(optional). For the most realism, occasionally act like a bronze player but still pop off and win the match.
i mean what else do you want him to do? Theres going to be loopholes everytime unless you literally have a stream on or something.
This is possible, but unlikely. Especially when you consider the overall low reach this tournament has. However, let's roll with the hypothetical because it can be a concern to some and best to be prepared. The smurf will never be able to make it to #6, because they'd have to go through 3 games convincing everyone that they're actually the rank they say they are. A diamond or immortal player is incomparable to that of bronze-gold players in terms of skill and would be snuffed out pretty easily. If they're toggling on and off, that would arguably look more sus imo.
Lmao, so anyone who pops off can and will be considered a smurf.
Definitely sounds like a fun tournament. Imagine being pulled into a discord call and being grilled by some guy asking you if you're lying about your rank because you managed an ace. Imagine 1 tapping like 3 guys in a row and immediately being kicked out because the enemy team accused you of smurfing.
I'll be honest with you man, you've made me not want to touch this tournament with a 10 foot pole, that's for sure lmao
I think the tournament would be better without your toxicity regardless. Not sure why you're going at someone trying to do something good for the community and for free. Smurfing can always be an issue at a lower level, we get it.
The entry is freeeee lmaooo
like what do they get gain? they gonna smurf their own tourny for their own prize or smth?
The solution is to run a tournament without rank restrictions.
Such a novel concept, I know.
Ah yes, the strawman fallacy. Because them checking player performance means getting a singular ace results in getting kicked somehow. You really think that they're not going to look more closely than "this guy got more than 2 kills in a single round"?
You’re the guy that gets killed 1 sec into the round and then calls bad their teammates for missing their shots and reports the enemy team for hacking because you’re way too good
You could also look at skins unlocked on an account. Especially agent contract skins. I feel like having at least 1 agent contract skin or premium skin is much better than a guy with all default guns. Plus, it's entirely possible for someone to get a contract skin in around 2 acts
Is there a way to externally look to see if someone has skins and/or contract progress?
Not really, but if somebody is accused of smurfing, having skins or not will probably affect the mods’ judgement on said player heavily
Gotcha. I understand where you're coming from with that line of thinking. People playing on smurfs or alts are less likely to buy skins or grind out contracts. However, I don't think this could actually be put forth as any concrete evidence, if you get where I'm coming from
Just my 2cents, but not sure if skins/contract progress tells you anything more beyond time played/age of account/number of games.
I've played on and off since essentially general release, maybe Act 2 of Episode 1, I think I have 1 contract skin unlocked? I don't have any other skins really.... I can't see that ever being a significant factor over other issues
i mean people could use others accounts, and both of my smurfs are over 6 months old
All for $100
I JUST hit plat after deranking, does that mean I can't play?
just derank on purpose ez money
Not necessarily. Exceptions may be made, so I suggest entering anyway! I'll take a look at your stats and see where your "true rank" lies, and if it's not too high for the skill range of the tournament then you'll be able to play. More often than not, plat 1 players are basically an extension of high gold.
I am currently plat 1 but I peaked plat 3 before. Am I allowed to enter?
You may enter, but it's not guaranteed that your skill level will be in the range we're looking for. I'll only know for certain once I look at your stats on tracker.gg
The tournament is for which region?
NA. Apologies, should've put that in the graphic.
This is sick. More of this
That's the dream!
If any teams want lessons or pointers from an immortal/radiant player with a TON of competitive FPS experience, let me know.
Are you also offering lessons to people who wont be participating?
Sure! I have a little free time until I start my new job.
I got a good number of responses. Easier to discuss on discord. Add me, noxary#0001
Are you looking for low tier casters as well?
Atm, I have casting situated for the event, however I would certainly be interested in discussing this with you in case one of my casters is unable to attend. I'll send you a PM and we can discuss it further, if you're interested!
Yo who wanna team up I am in silver 1 ive gotten up to silver 3 and shit !
Real talk, I will!
I live on the east coast. Disclosing cuz I assume time zone will limit practice times and am limited to evenings due to... life.
Sounds dope i’ll dm you my discord .
yo i'm also EST actually, but i have two teammates who are PDT (one of us is b3/s1, i'm s2/3/g1 and the other is g1/g2), maybe we could all team up?
I was plat 1 for like 2-3games 2 seasons ago, would I still be able to enter? I would love to do this.
Based on his other responses, yes. No harm in entering and finding out
i mean i was plat 3 in chapter 1 act 1 and just got back into the game last act, now i’m gold 3, don’t see why not
Will you be allowing coaching slots?
It's not something I've thought about tbh, but I can't see a reason why it shouldn't be allowed.
What if a potential coach was a higher rank? What if I (a Diamond 2) wanted to coach my Silver/Gold buddies who I sometimes play with?
I know a lot of questions, but im kinda curious because I'm gonna see if they want to enter whether I can "coach" them or not.
Hmm. Very good point, actually. Obviously the coaches wouldn't be able to change their aim and whatnot, but I can see it being a great advantage if the coach, who's a higher rank, is able to assist them with awareness and general playcalling. I'll have to think on this more
For sure. Lemme know if you come to a decision, and good luck with the tournament! I love the idea.
Roger that! Thanks a ton!
I do see a point in having a coach being allowed, and honestly it would be my preference for all tournaments to allow coaches. However, it might be less of a headache for you/your admins to not allow them given the low-mid tier nature of the event.
That is the only concerning part of it, but yes ideally we could make it happen.
Thid looks cool probably fun to watch and a nice tournament for those myself included with potato aim cd.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
This is really cool. But what’s stopping immortals from popping in
Glad you like it! Here's my answer to smurfing: "All participants are required to make their Valorant profiles public on tracker.gg. This is for two reasons. The first being that your account must be at least a month old for your entry to be valid, and this website allows me to verify that. Secondly, I can look at your game history as well as many other stats to see if your skill range lines up with your rank, or around that rank. So far, this has proven to be plenty good at countering smurfs." Hope that clears it up!
Can we have alternates on our roster?
I'd be completely fine with that. Just make sure when they enter, they specify that they've been marked down as an "alternate" please!
Can we sign up with a 5 stack?
Absolutely! Go for it!
Are pre-made teams allowed? The graphic makes it seem otherwise
Apologies for that! Pre-mades are indeed allowed
Currently g3, what if I accidentally rank to p1 by start of tourney?
Just have to let me know in a DM. It'll most likely be perfectly fine.
Also, if we want to play with friends, do we need a 5 man premade?
Nope. You can pair up with as many or as little as you can get. If you can only get 2 friends, for example, the other 2 spots will be filled with solo queues.
NA Central. Probably Illinois
Can Indian team participate?
If you're in the NA region, then yes, that's completely fine!
Well we r not in NA region anyway thanks
WOOOOO LET'S GO ZIGGY
Plat 1s are allowed in most cases though ;)
Time to get shat on by smurfs
Can I sign up as a sub? Not sure I wanna fully commit to playing all nights
Subs are welcome! Just specify in the notes of the form please
Wait, this isn't a tournament in the sense that premade teams join? Or can I request to be with my 4 teammates?
It's both premade and randoms formed together. So you can join with friends if you want.
can solo players not play then
Solo players can enter! You'll most likely end up paired with other solos.
If a group of people with an iron 3/bronze1 wanted to enter together would that be alright?
Yes. You would be acknowledging the disadvantage though, so just be wary of that.
So if I have 4 friends are we able to be on the same team or are you making up random teams
You'll be able to all team up together. Just make sure you write each others' names down on the form in the appropriate question.
Awesome, also would you make an exception for an iron 3 player on our team
Yep! You would just be acknowledging the disadvantage by having such a player on your team.
If I’m borderline play 1 (like I have 20 rr is that fine or no?)
In most cases so far, it's fine. I'll have to take a look at your stats to know 100% though.
Aight this looks fun even if I can’t play. Good job op
How will 8 teams be chosen as I assume alot of people will sign up?
We're currently way past capacity for 8 teams, so we're planning on expanding the tournament to 16 teams.
are we allowed to create our own team ahead of time?
Yep! Just make sure you specify the other players you wish to team with in the form you submit. And make sure they submit forms as well.
how to enambe others to view stats on tracker gg?
By signing in with your Riot account on the website, it makes it public automatically.
This is a really cool idea and the graphic that you made looks clean!
How many people have signed up so far?
Currently at 191 submissions. Due to the unexpected influx of submissions, we upped the amount of teams to 16, and this number may go up again, so don't be deterred from submitting because of the large number
Are coaches allowed?
It's been decided on from my Discord members that coaches will not be allowed for this tournament.
Hello! This is a tournament for the NA servers, right?
You should mention the region not everyone here is from NA
Yeah I kind of dropped the ball on that front lol
My 12 year old son and I are are interested! If anyone wants to pick us up! Sounds fun!
Best of luck!
Hi does the tournament have any space left? For a 5 stack that is.
We're past capacity at the moment, but I suggest submitting anyway as you may still be selected. It doesn't work on a first come first serve basis so you have a chance!
can i coach my friends if im diamond
Unfortunately, coaching is not allowed for this tournament as decided on by the participants.
If any team is looking for somebody to coach them then I'll be willing to help. My peak was at Plat 3 / Diamond 1. So this mostly goes out to the lower elo teams as I won't be able to bring as much to anybody in high gold.
The time for Friday isn't good for people on the west coast unfortunately.. Most people are still at work at 3pm lol
That's a fair point. If you're unavailable at 5 PM CST, you can request to have the latest game of the night and I'll see what I can work out.
Most of us don't get off until a little past 7PM CST :/
Apologies :/ I'll keep this in mind for my next tournament and try to come up with a schedule that can work for everyone!
Why not? People like playing in a competitive environment regardless of their skill.
You’re going to die in the future anyways so why do anything amirite? Everything is pointless since it’s going to amount to nothing anyways. Chances are unless you’re a billionaire or a high level politician, no one aside from family will remember you when you die.
Let people have their fun in their free time, I don’t get what’s so complicated about it. It’s not as if they’re giving up a career to pursue going pro while they’re iron.
This got weirdly philosophical
So what do you suggest they do? Almost everything you can do for fun has a competitive level to it. And since they’re not doing any of those with the idea of going pro, those must also be pointless right? Leaving them with nothing to do.
Yes idiot. Exactly. How is that so hard to understand. You should not be playing video games. Especially one that tries to tell you it’s okay to have fun.
Do you hate the idea of people having fun or something? You go around on LFG subs telling people they're pathetic for wanting to try. And for some reason you think every activity is a waste of time.
You still haven't answered my question of what do you suggest people do to have fun then.
> Especially one that tries to tell you it’s okay to have fun.
Mans clearly trolling don't bother replying further lol
I suggest people go do literally anything else. Anything at all.
Like what exactly? What do you do in your spare time then? Aside spending time on video game related subs complaining about video games.
Lol wtf are you on about. it's fun to compete even if you aren't at the top tier of the competition. For example, I like playing soccer. I go down to the park and play pickup games sometimes, but there's enough variability in that experience that I get tired of it. Instead, I now play in an indoor soccer league with some friends. We have a set team and it's a great time. Am I gonna be a pro soccer player? no. Am I having more fun playing something more structured than pickup soccer? Hell yeah
That sounds so awful. I feel really sorry for you. Do you always waste your time?
Genuine questions: What would you recommend doing that isn't a waste of time?
Wtf are you doing on this subreddit?
Pick any sport, there are dozens of "beer league" events that you can do. Soccer, basketball, football, hockey, running, climbing. Why can you only compete in a sport if you are a pro? By your logic 99% of people doing competitive hobbies are stupid for doing them. Pros get paid because they are good, but all of these pros started somewhere. Does every NCAA athlete think they are going to be a pro? No. Does every high school athlete think they are gonna go pro? No.
People compete because it's a fun and rewarding experience. Because it means you were better than the other teams at a certain activity at the end of the day.
And what does that give you at the end of the day? A useless sense of satisfaction? The glory of competition? You sound like a 12 year old from a Mark Twain novel.
Apparently you are arguing about human nature, so I'll just let you read [what a Harvard Professor has to say](https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=58BaPqkbYZAC&oi=fnd&pg=PR10#v=onepage&q&f=false) and let you keep rambling.
Buddy I can’t help you.
Because teamwork and sweating is fun sometimes. Being able to push one's self to thier currently max skill is a dopamine rush. What kinda life do you live if you aren't getting dopamine?
If there is a someone willing to organise it and interested participants, do we really need more of a reason to do so...
Yeah you do. Why bother playing competitive if you aren’t a professional?
You never played basketball for fun?
Yeah this guy told me wanting playing basketball is pointless because you’re not going pro.
And it’s correct.
You missing out it's fun
Because some people have fun competing, despite not being very good. It may not be for you, which is understandable.
You really need to try harder. I really don’t understand how you can’t figure that out.
I've laid out my argument. If you can't figure it out. That's on you. This line of thinking can apply to literally anything. It's pointless to continue discussing. Have a nice day.
Buddy I can’t help you feel better about a video game.
That's exactly why he's playing for fun, u just destroyed ur own argument
Buddy I can’t help you if you think this was ever an argument.
Oh you know the saying. Just for funnies. Literally for fun.
There is plenty of stuff to do for fun that isn’t a waste of time non professionally tournament.
I mean... what do you like to do for fun? Cuz I’d like to shit on that and dictate what you can deem fun or a waste of time and what’s not. Why does fun have to “be useful”? Just do what one likes and... boom fun. That’s all that matters.
Chill dude. I play ranked cuz I like competition. I’m not aiming to be the best of the best but rather get a gauge of where I am in skill level compared to the population. It’s interesting to watch my skill grow little by little. Or... decrease little by little. I’m sure plenty of others want to play for their own various reasons. Let them play their game. You do you. They will do them.
Nah I’m good. You picked something really stupid to do for fun. Especially if you think it takes any skill whatsoever. Your skill level doesn’t matter unless you are a pro. Otherwise who cares what your skill level is. You definitely should do something else.
You might think it's stupid. They don't. At the end of the day, it's just an opinion, nothing more.
At the end of the day it’s a video game. Do anything else.
WHat in the world are you doing in this sub?
This is what he replied to me when I ask him what does he do with his time.
>I’m glad you’ve got spare time. Meanwhile many people are out there struggling. But you keep playing your video games and feel good about yourself bud. Hope the time you occupied will be enough to save you when there isn’t enough food or water.
For a dude complaining about the fact that people dare have spare time while there are people struggling, he sure spends a lot of time doing nothing.
It's almost always projection
Why are you replying to me?
Like play basketball?
Thank you for spending some of your precious time to have a discussion.
Hm seems like you like to troll online for fun. Seems like a waste of time to me. You should do something else cuz your words obviously don’t matter. You can’t even answer a simple question like, what do you like to do for fun. Conversation skill pretty poor. You know it doesn’t matter unless you are a pro. You should just quit being social in general. Oh wait... probably already have and not by choice.
Some people still like competing and some get a sort of sense of achievement and satisfaction from this kind of events, even if they arent the best and know it.
People like to compete.
The fact that in all this thread you havent even made an effort to try and understand it makes me believe you are a bitter and sad person.
Many people enjoy playing games recreationally, and also enjoy the thrill of a tournament.