(Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

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(Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

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Thus is the announcement for the fully open Discord main site of FLopen, which will take place on Saturday, November 21st, 2020. Details on the question set can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23813

Since this is an open tournament, teams can consist of players from any academic institutions, as well as players without any affiliation with an academic institution. This "main site" is intended for teams seeking the highest level of competition, or teams without a regional mirror or acceptable alternative regional mirror (if any). All other teams are encouraged to play their regional mirrors.

This tournament will take place over Discord, with a start time TBD. The discord link will be sent to all registered teams via email the night before the tournament. The use of webcams will be required for this tournament. If you cannot use a webcam for any reason, please contact me at [email protected] explaining your situation.

Registration
A team formation and free agent spreadsheet can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

To register for this tournament, you must enter your team on the spreadsheet and email me your team roster at [email protected]
Please register no later than November 14th, 2020. The field is presently capped at 16 teams, but expansion if possible if there is enough interest and staff.

This tournament will have a code of conduct to which all players and staffers will be required to agree in order to participate; it will be sent out with the logistics email. Any individuals who violate the code of conduct will be either removed from the tournament or warned as appropriate.

Staff
If you are interested in staffing this tournament, please put your name and contact email on the spreadsheet, and also email me at [email protected] notifying me of this. All staff will receive monetary compensation for their time and effort. Please do not sign up to staff if there is any chance you will play a regional mirror of FLopen at a later date.

Fees
This tournament will cost $75 per team. Payment by Venmo is preferred, but if that is not possible please let me know and another form of payment can be arranged.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any further questions. We look forward to seeing you all virtually on November 21st, 2020!
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Re: FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

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This tournament is still about a month and a half out but I've been thinking about the format a bit and wanted to take a poll on our options. As to avoid an endless Discord-fatigue day, I think it'd be best to either do a single day of 8-10 rounds OR spread the mirror out over Saturday and Sunday, with teams playing prelims on Saturday and playoffs on Sunday. This would allow teams to play more packets (we are writing 14 packets of 22/22) and would likely reduce the dreaded online qb fatigue, but of course would interfere if players/staff had conflicts on Sunday or didn't want to play two days in a row. I personally favor the second option, but would like to take a poll of all people playing, planning on playing, staffing, or planning on staffing this mirror as to which is preferred. Poll is here:

https://forms.gle/EAk8spherrkidLYM9

Let me know if there are any other sensible formats that I haven't considered.
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Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

Post by naan/steak-holding toll »

I would love to play more packets, but at least speaking for a team with three graduate students, it might be hard to find the time for two days of QB over a weekend. Not sure what the situation is for other teams.

I'll also speak in favor of bouncebacks, they really do help with engagement, and the field will be very good so I don't think we should worry about it taking too long.
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Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

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naan/steak-holding toll wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:42 pm I'll also speak in favor of bouncebacks, they really do help with engagement, and the field will be very good so I don't think we should worry about it taking too long.
Each packet is already 22/22. Adding bouncebacks to what will already be abnormally long rounds seems like a bad idea. I say this having enjoyed the bouncebacks at IKEA.
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Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

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Smuttynose Island wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:03 pm
naan/steak-holding toll wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:42 pm I'll also speak in favor of bouncebacks, they really do help with engagement, and the field will be very good so I don't think we should worry about it taking too long.
Each packet is already 22/22. Adding bouncebacks to what will already be abnormally long rounds seems like a bad idea. I say this having enjoyed the bouncebacks at IKEA.
I would also strongly prefer that we don't do bouncebacks, regardless if this is a one-day tournament or not.
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Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

Post by Zealots of Stockholm »

As a vocal bounceback hater, I would also prefer this tournament didn't use them.

Also, I am searching teammates (that don't have aspirations to win the tournament) for this! I know some amount of lit and vfa.

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