Swoobles will be hosting a competitive tournament. Premade teams are strongly encouraged, however single participants will be allowed to enter as well. They will be placed on a team with other players who entered the tournament alone. As a result of this, if there are not enough solo entries you may be placed a substitute. In order to enter, you must have 45 global hours on Swoobles to prevent entries from non-Swoobles players. Any forms of cheating (as well as griefing, throwing, and ghosting) will result in immediate disqualification for your entire team and punishment according to the Swoobles rules. Private Teamspeak channels will be provided to the two competing teams if requested.
This tournament will be a double elimination (meaning there is a loser’s bracket). Every game will be a best of one, aside from the loser’s bracket final, semi-final, and the final games. These three matches will be a best of three. This can be seen in this example bracket (this is just an example of how this bracket will look, there is no set number of teams).
During the maintenance our Dallas machine got stuck in an infinite rebooting loop. Without actually being at the server I'm not able to diagnose the problems. For now I'm moving those servers back to the old host in Quebec. The servers will probably be down for a few more days because without the harddrives of the Dallas server I'll have to manually read every single file.
As many of you know for the last few years it seems like Swoobles has been moving locations a lot. This has mainly been due to us trying to find a host that can actually take a good beating from a DDoS attack. We started out colocating in Chicago, then renting from two different hosts in Dallas, and finally renting in Quebec as a last resort. The current Quebec location is a great host and they can certainly stand up to DDoS attacks compared to the previous hosts, but there is a major problem being in Quebec.. our west coast players have horrible latency. I knew this was a problem before moving to Quebec but we had no choice.