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The Hundred and fifteenth TRONIC Ladle will be played on Sunday, July 5th, 2020!
  • Discussion for Ladle 115 is taking place here.
  • Server administrators please update your config files.
  • Teams please sign up on the Challenge Board.
  • Then get some practice in before the big day! :)

The Tronic Ladle

The Tronic Ladle is part of the Tron International Competition, an ambitious idea to create self-organising tournaments for Armagetron. The Ladle is the monthly version of the Tronic, and is currently only played in the Fortress gamemode. Depending on the amount of teams signed up, the ladle is a single-elimination tournament with teams starting in the quarter or semifinals. 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 Ladle!

Since the First Ladle, there has been quite a few changes to simplify participation. After three Ladles, the procedure was simplified to the mere 6 stages. This was reduced to only three stages, registering on a team, getting to the grid on time, and playing the game. Currently, there are different stages for different player responsibilities. For complete and up-to-date information about what to do, review the operations like at the top or the bottom of the page.


Objective

The primary objective the The Ladle is to increase the size of the competition, hoping to host an event with over 100 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 Ladle!


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.


m-TST


The Fifth monthly Team Sumo Tournament will be played on Sunday, July 12th, 2020!
  • Teams will be made up of 1 captain and a partner.
  • Sign up's will be closed on July 10th, 2020.
  • Brackets are located here.
  • If you want to provide a server, don't hesitate to add it under server list.

Sunday, July 12th, 2020


General Information

About

  • This is the Team Sumo Tournament.
  • Times and brackets are listed below.
  • You will also find official settings and guidelines below.

Rules

  • Each team consists of 2 players; this is a 2v2v2v2 tournament.
  • The first team to reach 2000 points advances to the next round.
  • In some stages of the tournament, the team in 2nd place at the end of the match will also advance through to the next round.
  • Once you have played for a team, you are not allowed to play for another team in the same tournament.
  • Team captains are allowed to find a substitute if their teammate doesn’t show.
    • If the team captain doesn’t show, their partner is only able to play and find a substitute if they have provided a valid authentication at registration.
  • It is important that each round begins on time; teams are allowed no longer than 5 minutes past the scheduled time to arrive and get ready. Once 5 minutes have passed, the teams will be locked and the match will begin.
    • If the team captain is on time but not their partner, the captain may start playing the match alone, having the partner or a substitute join at a later point mid-game. (Make good use of the /lock and /invite commands!)
    • If the partner has provided an authentication at registration and the team captain isn’t showing, the partner may start alone or invite a substitute once the 5 minutes have passed.
    • If the delay is due to a previous round taking longer than scheduled, the 5 minutes start only once all of the relevant previous rounds have been finished.
  • People who cause a disturbance in the tournament servers will be silenced, suspended, kicked, and/or banned at the moderators’ discretion.
  • Be friendly and have fun.

Sign-ups

Free Agents

The following players are looking for a team. Please reach out to them if you wish to sign-up together. Otherwise, players on this list will be randomized and placed onto teams before the brackets are made.

  • Example:Player@forums
  • Add your name here

Teams

To add your team onto the list, simply fill in this template and then post it at the end of the list. Please put N/A if you do not wish to provide your teammate's Global ID.

{{TSTeam|Your Team Name|Team Captain's Name|Global ID|Teammate|Teammate's Global ID|Wiki Page Name}}
  1. Cheese | Wallace(Desolate@forums), Gromit(Olive@forums)
  2. d0rk tits | titan00b(Titanoboa@forums), d0rka(DDMJ@forums)
  3. Sexy Butter | Agility(Agility@forums), Toast(ToastDog@forums)
  4. The Boys | Mourning Wood(whodat@forums), Duke Fishron(fishron@forums)
  5. Bad Idea Club | Ninja Potato(vov@forums), Andrei(abcd@forums)
  6. Terraria | The Corruption(Magi@forums), The Crimson(Pre@forums)
  7. Chaos | Fuego(desgorn@forums), Hielo(Carnage@forums)
  8. Fusion | raph(raph123@forums), dewdrop(orion@forums)

Servers

Map

The TST map.

Server Settings

RINCLUDE Desolate/tst/mtst-5.cfg(http://resource.armagetronad.net/resource/Desolate/tst/mtst-5.cfg)
RINCLUDE Desolate/tst/mtst-5-auth.cfg(http://resource.armagetronad.net/resource/Desolate/mtst-5-auth.cfg)
SERVER_NAME 0xaa44ffm-TST 5 0xff4444(0x6699eePlayer 1's Server0xff4444)

Server List

{{TSTServer|Your server name|ip|port|Location|[http://serverwebsite.com http://serverwebsite.com]}

North America

  • m-TST 5 (dT+ Dumb Tronners US) () 192.248.148.13:4534-4540 New York


Europe

  • m-TST 5 (dT+ Dumb Tronners EU) () 192.248.148.13:4534-4540 London


Challenge Board

Brackets

To edit the brackets change Template:TSTBracket5


  Opening Round (18:00 GMT) : Top 2 Advance Championship (18:30 GMT)
                 
  dT+ US Chaos 2000
  Sexy Butter 1900
  Fusion 1950  
  d0rk tits 1660
  dT+ EU
dT+ US
Fusion 920
  Chaos 1150


      Bad Idea Club 2000


  Terraria 1940
  dT+ EU Cheese 1360
  Terraria 1580
  Bad Idea Club 2000
  The Boys 640



Times

First Round Starting Time

GMT: 18:00 (6:00PM)
CEST: 20:00 (8:00PM)
EDT: 14:00 (2:00PM)

Additional Information

Administrators

Please contact Deso (Desolate@forums) in advance to become an administrator.

  • Desolate@forums
  • raph123@forums
  • Titanoboa@forums

Recordings/Screenshots

Z-man's recordings

Old Stuff

Current tournament info is available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cNrEl3q8jblI7nKEI55bFI6L6JRQD_BOVMgW5avUpS8/edit ( short link: http://mini-tst.tk/ )


Information may be transported here for archival purposes after the tourney.

Previous tourney at http://wiki.armagetronad.org/index.php?title=Mini-TST9.2.20


Kings of the Grid

Armagetron Fortress League
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The deadline for registering teams for the short summer season in July, 2007, is June 5

The Armagetron Fortress League Playoffs are August 12, 18:00 UTC.

  • The first serious season, originally intended to start up sometime in September, is currently in limbo. Please join the discussion on the forums and have your say!

Armagetron Fortress League

The AFL is a seasonal competition that runs as a round-robin tournament. The regular season consists of a series of games with each team playing every other team followed by the playoffs, culminating in the ultimate championship. It will run in the fall and spring of each year and two champions will be crowned every year.

League competition, for anybody who's not sure, is that style of play where you play regularly scheduled games against a known list of teams. At the end, your team gets ranked against the others, and you play for a championship title.

In the community, we have had a number of good tournaments, but the one thing they all had in common was that they ran more or less in one day. While this is fine for a tournament, it is fundamentally different than league play. League play adds a new dimension to the competition. It requires you to be at your best as often as you play, to watch the schedule and practice with your team. One week your team might decide it needs to work on its best defense because it's playing the top-ranked team. The next week you might switch out your goalie so your regular goalie can go push a grudge against someone on the other team. There's drama, excitement, love, loyalty, honor, and all the other stuff that makes an epic.

That epic has finally come to Armagetron, and some would say it is overdue for its arrival.

Summer Competition

This summer, in the month of July, we intend to run an abbreviated season. It will run for the 4 weeks of July, with a miniature playoff going down in August sometime. The schedule is being worked out now, we'll have more information on it as it becomes available. For now, we're planning on no entry fee, teams will have to follow all rules even though the scheduling will not be able to pit every team against every other team twice as is planned in the longer seasons. The winner gets to say they won.

Fall Competition

The league's official startup will be in the fall of 2007. The fall season will require an entry fee which will go to pay any expenses incurred by the functioning of the league. The fall season will be a complete season, where every team plays every other team twice. It will be a round robin tournament, essentially, where the regular season is the seed round for the knock-out portion of the tournament. We are planning for the playoffs to consist of the top 8 teams from the regular season, and we hope to expand to 16 teams asap, but we'll probably never exceed 16 teams in the playoffs. Instead, we'll find some other way to rank teams so that there are 16 for the playoffs.

It will no doubt be a lot of fun, so get your teams organized and get ready.

Discussion of the Entry Fee

I hate to have such a fee, but I think that for the league to survive and grow, some way of collecting money to make certain expenses will be required. We hope to use the money to first provide trophies of some sort (t-shirts are planned currently) for winners of various awards, secondly provide quality servers for the competition, and thirdly to compensate league organizers for their time spent organizing and maintaining the league. Fourthly, if some large corporate sponsorship were to occur, as with other leagues, profits would be shared with the teams themselves as well as server administrators who have volunteered their servers for the competition. Teams are free to seek their own sponsorships, of course. The entry fee will be for the whole team, not for each player. So a team that only manages to put 6 people on their roster will pony up the same fee that a 10-person team pays. I'm sorry for the disparity here, we'll try to keep the actual fee as low as possible, just remember that we want to build a long-lasting league, and I'm not convinced it can be done without some money coming in to finance the league.

Suspended/Delayed Tournaments
Tron World Cup #2 - Possible resurrection - stay tuned

4 Team Fortress Tournament #2 - Possibly never going to take place

Earlier Competitions...


The Ninth Tronic Ladle was won by Team somethingsomething on Sunday 4th March

The Second Team Sumo Tournament was won by madmax and Lackadaisical on 18th February

The Eighth Tronic Ladle was won by TuI ~ Tronners Under the Influence on Sunday 4th February

The First Team Sumo Tournament was won by PsYko and Cyclo on 21th January

The Seventh Tronic Ladle was won by Speeders on Sunday 7th January

The Sixth Tronic Ladle was won by Team somethingsomething

The Fifth Tronic Ladle was won by Tronic Monkeys in a closely fought final on 5th November 2006

The Fourth Tronic Ladle was won by proN00bz on 1st October 2006.

The First 4 Team Fortress Tournament (4TFT) was won by Crazy Tronners (CT) on Sunday, September 17th, 2006

The Third Tronic Ladle was won by Anarchic Wanderers on 3rd September 2006.

The First Tron World Cup took place in July and August 2006 and was won by the United Kingdom. Full scores of the matches are available on the Official TWC Site

The Second Tronic Ladle was won by Anarchic Wanderers on 29th August 2006.

The First Tronic Ladle was a fortress tournament with seven teams and was won by Shadow League on 1st July 2006.

The Tronic Spoon was a fortress tournament of 87 players arranged into 8 and was won by Team somethingsomething in March 2006.