24 September 2015
Today we want to introduce a new type of in-game activity – a different format of tournaments. It’s important to note that this does not preclude tournaments in the familiar sense – on the contrary, in the future it can be used for qualification rounds of “classic tournaments” – with tournament brackets and single winners in top places. In this case it will run independently concurrent with the 3v3 community tournament that started last Sunday.
Now you won’t have to register for the tournament and pick match times! Each player will receive a chain of 7 quests. All of them will have the same task – win 1 battle on a special map in a team of 5 players. By completing the task the player advances to the next quest in the chain.
However, these quests have one important difference – they also take defeats into account. Quests 1-5 can be considered qualification. If the player fails one of those, they return to quest 1 and can start anew. The number of attempts in unlimited. Quests 6 and 7 are the finals. All players who reached this stage will receive valuable prizes, while the prize value corresponds to the level of their achievement. From this point it’s all or nothing, since the chain will be over in case of defeat at this stage.
Players who win 7 battles in a row without defeats, thus completing the seventh quest, will be the main winners and receive a special reward!
The tournament matches will take place in a special game mode, which is a copy of the Borderlands map. Matchmaking of this mode does not consider rating or power of the heroes.
The prerequisites for entering the special map are as follows:
The mode does not change the rating of the heroes nor does it give battle rewards.
It is not necessary to complete all stages in the same team – the team composition can change. It is necessary that all players in the team have a tournament quest.
The heroes may also be different in each battle, but – as in Borderlands and other modes – the team may not have one and the same hero twice.
Tomorrow, September 25th at 09:00 UTC, all players will receive the first quest, which will grant you access to the first stage of the tournament. Only the most steadfast will reach the top, since all stages have to be completed without defeats!
The tournament will end on October 9.
Please note that in this tournament format the number of winners – and thus the number of prizes – is unlimited. Everyone can become a winner with some luck and will to fight!
The first three teams to reach the top will receive an additional prize!
Each team member will receive 250, 200 or 150 gold – for the first, second and third place respectively.
Don’t forget to post the screenshots of your victory and quest completion in the special forum thread! Do please note that we can only consider the time the screenshot is posted, not the time of the actual victory!
Prepare, warriors of Praia! Gather a team of trusty friends and onwards to victory!