Bowl

Bowl Info | Bowl | Guidelines | Challenge Board | Feedback & Results
The 1st Tronic Bowl of Fortress will be played on Sunday 7th June 2009!
  • Stage 1—Team-Captains visit the Challenge Board to sign up their teams.
  • Stage 2—Team-Captains register at irc.freenode.net #Armagetron at 7pm UTC, then teams play the best of 3 matches and best of 5 for the semifinals and finals.
  • Stage 3—Winners are celebrated, participants are congratulated, and game-analysis, results and feedback are welcomed!

The Tronic Bowl

The Tronic Bowl is part of the Tron International Competition, an ambitious idea to create self-organising tournaments for Armagetron. The Bowl is the seasonal version of the Tronic, and the first will be played in the Fortress gamemode. Depending on the amount of teams signed up, the Bowl is a single-elimination tournament with teams starting in the opening round. All games will be played out over a few hours, so plenty of excitement as well as a climax -- perhaps your name will be listed on the next Tronic Bowl!

The First Bowl is planned for Sunday 7th June 2009. We are trying to move forward the growth of Fortress through various methods. Please help out if you enjoy this game at all!

Objective

The primary objective the The Bowl is to increase the size of the competition, hoping to host an event with over 512 players. In order to reach that number of players, we need something like a marketing strategy. Is it through word of mouth... through advertising.. can players encourage others to join by posting invitations in other game forums? At the root of it all, however, is the game itself. It is essential that the first experience a player has of the game is a pleasurable one, and hence some thought must be paid to how new players are treated. Inviting new players onto teams, informing them of the Ladle, may provide the right support for them to have fun and develop as players, and thereby increase the level of competition globally. We need new players! Some players have taken it upon themselves to start up new teams, recruiting noobs, training them up, and hopefully presenting a team that might win the much-sought-after Tronic Bowl!


Experimentation

As part of the (TRONIC) progression, we are experimenting with different ways of self-organising ourselves as players. Based on feedback, the event is designed to get bigger and bigger with minimal structural alteration. Please consider this when participating as a player and contributing to the organisation of this event... one day we may realise THE CUP.



Bowl Info | Bowl | Guidelines | Challenge Board | Feedback & Results
The 1st Tronic Bowl of Fortress will be played on Sunday 7th June 2009!
  • Stage 1—Team-Captains visit the Challenge Board to sign up their teams.
  • Stage 2—Team-Captains register at irc.freenode.net #Armagetron at 7pm UTC, then teams play the best of 3 matches and best of 5 for the semifinals and finals.
  • Stage 3—Winners are celebrated, participants are congratulated, and game-analysis, results and feedback are welcomed!