Cape Town Advanced Warfare January 2015 LAN

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So it’s a new year, a new platform, a new title and a new venue for us to try out. However, to achieve success we will be needing your help – once again, we prove that zombies are not afraid to work with humans… but humans still appear to be afraid of us.

On 10 January 2015 we will be hosting eight teams at Kamimodo eSports Cafe in Observatory in a tournament featuring some of the country’s top teams. We will also be (if the gaming gods play nice) featuring a one-off exhibition match that will look back to June 2012 and where we started.

So what do we need from you? Your attendance, your game (both your skill and the actual game) and your consoles. All teams and players who have an Xbox One are pleased to bring them along. We will only run 16 consoles on the day but bringing along your own will ensure there will be more than enough for those not yet in possession of Microsoft’s new-gen console.

We will be supplying the screens, networking, manpower, labour and in conjunction with Kamimodo, the space to play in.

Cash prizes will be drawn from the R50 entry fee we will be charging, with some of the entry fee going to the venue. We need to stress that the prize pool will be small, so do not expect to pay for a flight to Cape Town should you win.

On the day – and should the quota of consoles be achieved – we will split the eight teams into two groups. Group matches will be best of three and the top two teams from each group will play in a best of five knockout. Of course, should we be short on consoles, then that will definitely change.

We ask that those that attend the event (spectators are welcome and entry is free) to come with enthusiasm for the ongoing growth of gaming in South Africa, and to potentially watch the team most likely heading to LA for the Call of Duty Championships strut their stuff.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of eight teams will play on the day, so pre-registration via the entry form below is essential.

The Details

  • Date: Saturday 10 January 2015
  • Time:
    • Registration (and final setup): 9:00am to 10:00am
    • Matches: 10:00am until completion
  • Where: Kamimodo eSports Cafe, 238 Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town
  • What: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (4v4 eSports)
  • Cost: R50 registration fee per player | R200 per team
  • Prizes: Cash for first place. Additional prizes to be confirmed.

If you have any queries please email: info@zombiegamer.co.za

**UPDATE**

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE HIT OUR TEAM CAP. Any teams registering from 31 December will be placed on a waiting list.

Zombiegamer operates a ‘fair play’ policy. No cheating, abusive language (or abusive actions to anyone at all) and activity deemed unacceptable to an enjoyable, but competitive tournament, will be tolerated. The Admin or Referees decision is final. Anyone who acts in a way not deemed in good spirit or clearly breaking policies will be immediately disqualified from the tournament. The player identification holders and lanyards are the property of Zombiegamer and are to be returned at the end of player participation in the event. Additional terms and conditions will be made available on www.zombiegamer.co.za. By signing this you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Please note that we will no longer delay the start of events indefinitely. Should you not arrive on time and have not pre-registered, you can not participate. Should you pre-register and arrive late for your scheduled match (attempts to accommodate will be made) your opponent will be issued with a default win. Should that be in the loser’s bracket, you will be eliminated.

GENERAL

  • Please note that bringing food and drink purchased off-site is forbidden unless cleared with venue management.
  • Rules, Gamertags and other items relevant to the match setup not to be changed.
  • Controller settings can be changed.
  • Custom classes can be changed.
  • Own headsets and controllers may be used.
  • Setup times for controllers, headsets, etc. will be restricted to five minutes only.
  • No cheating, abusive language (or abusive actions to anyone at all) and activity deemed unacceptable to an enjoyable, but competitive tournament, will be tolerated.
  • The Admin or Referees decision is final.
  • Anyone who acts in a way not deemed in good spirit or clearly breaking policies will be immediately disqualified from the tournament.
  • The player identification holders and lanyards are the property of Zombiegamer and are to be returned at the end of player participation in the event.

FORMAT

Double Elimination. Best of Three until semi-finals. Best of five for final four teams.

GENERAL

  • Please note that bringing food and drink purchased off-site is forbidden unless cleared with venue management.
  • Rules, Gamertags and other items relevant to the match setup not to be changed.
  • Controller settings can be changed.
  • Custom classes can be changed.
  • Own headsets and controllers may be used.
  • Setup times for controllers, headsets, etc. will be restricted to five minutes only.
  • No cheating, abusive language (or abusive actions to anyone at all) and activity deemed unacceptable to an enjoyable, but competitive tournament, will be tolerated.
  • The Admin or Referees decision is final.
  • Anyone who acts in a way not deemed in good spirit or clearly breaking policies will be immediately disqualified from the tournament.
  • The player identification holders and lanyards are the property of Zombiegamer and are to be returned at the end of player participation in the event.

ADVANCED WARFARE RULESET

Based on MLG V2.0. Update to match Monday 5 January 2015 announcement of banning of Stim and Cloak.

Game Types

  • Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Uplink – Comeback
  • Uplink – Detroit
  • Search and Destroy – Bio Lab
  • Search and Destroy – Detroit
  • Search and Destroy – Recovery
  • Search and Destroy – Riot
  • Search and Destroy – Solar
  • Search and Destroy – Terrace
  • Capture the Flag – Ascend
  • Capture the Flag – Bio Lab
  • Capture the Flag – Retreat
  • Hardpoint – Bio Lab
  • Hardpoint – Detroit
  • Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Hardpoint – Solar

Settings

All of the Settings and Restrictions are listed below. Settings listed as bold have been changed from their default state within eSports Modes.

Restrictions

  • Primary Weapons – All Specials
  • Secondary Weapons – All Launchers
  • Attachments – Tracker, Grenade Launcher, Akimbo
  • Wildcards – Bombardier
  • Exo Ability – Ping, Stim and Cloak
  • Exo Launcher – Tracking Drone, Explosive Drone
  • Scorestreaks – UAV, Orbital Care Package, System Hack
  • Scorestreaks Modules – Bombing Run Care Package Upgrade, XS1 Goliath Recon, All Support Modules

Uplink Game Options

  • Time Limit = 10 Minutes
  • Score Limit = 20 Points
  • Satellite Count = 1
  • Carrier Armor = Normal
  • Carry Score = 2
  • Throw Score = 1
  • Reset Time = 15 Seconds

Search and Destroy Game Options

  • Round Length = 1.5 Minutes
  • Score Limit = 6 Points
  • Bomb Timer = 45 Seconds
  • Plant Time = 5 Seconds
  • Defuse Time = 7.5 Seconds
  • Multi Bomb = Disabled
  • Round Switch = Every Round
  • Silent Plant = Enabled

Capture the Flag Game Options

  • Time Limit = 10 Minutes
  • Capture Limit = Unlimited
  • Winning Condition = Flag Captures
  • Flag Auto-Return Time = 15 Seconds
  • Pickup Time = None
  • Enemy Carrier Kill Icon = Delayed

Hardpoint Game Options

  • Time Limit = 10 Minutes
  • Score Limit = 250 Points
  • Activation Delay = None
  • Location Order = Normal

General Settings – All Game Modes

  • Pre-Match Timer = 15 Seconds
  • Pre-Round Timer = 5 Seconds
  • Dynamic Events = Enabled
  • Map Scorestreaks = Enabled
  • Team Switching = Enabled
  • Spectating = Team Only
  • Spectating POV = First Person Only
  • KillCam = Enabled
  • Mini-Map Radar = Normal
  • Battle Chatter = Disabled
  • Announcer = Enabled

Spawn Settings – All Game Modes

  • Uplink Respawn Delay = 5 Seconds
  • Search and Destroy = None
  • Capture the Flag Respawn Delay = 5 Seconds
  • Hardpoint Respawn Delay = 2.5 Seconds
  • Force Respawn = Enabled
  • Wave Respawn Delay = None
  • Suicide Penalty = None
  • Team Kill Penalty = None

Health and Damage – All Game Modes

  • Hardcore Mode = Disabled
  • Health = Normal
  • Health Regeneration = Normal
  • Friendly Fire = Enabled
  • Number of Lives = Unlimited (Search and Destroy = 1 Life)
  • Team Kill Kick Limit = Unlimited
  • Headshots Only = Disabled
  • Explosive Delay = None
  • Scorestreak Delay = 10 Seconds

Mode Rotation

Best of Three

  • Hardpoint
  • Capture the Flag / Uplink (Rotated per tournament round)
  • Search and Destroy

Best of Five

  • Hardpoint
  • Search and Destroy
  • Capture the Flag / Uplink (Rotated per tournament round)
  • Uplink / Capture the Flag (Rotated per tournament round)
  • Search and Destroy

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.