I've had a new tournament site in the works for a very long while now and finally it seems like i might have something to use after a couple of bugs are ironed out. Let's smash two flies in one stroke and use it for a rookie tournament!
The QuakeWorld rookie scene has been suffering a bit since the last edition of Ignition rookie tournament
was finished in December last year. While i think it was a fun tournament to run and considering it was quite a success with a few new players trying out the game for the first time, it's a shame that another tournament wasn't started at the beginning of the year.
It is my firm belief that in order for this game to actually gain players (instead of just hoping for old players to come back) we need these kind of rookie tournaments on a regular basis. We also need to search for new sources of players for these tournaments. Word of mouth is the best commercial in the world and when people have fun playing other new players in tournaments, they will of course tell all their friends about this awesome game where you juggle people in the air with the rocket launcher!
As i have been working on a new tournament site for a very long while now and am starting to get very close to something usable, i would like to try it out for a Refragged 1on1 Rookie Tournament
in a few weeks from now. All that is missing is a couple more features and a few bugs ironed out, then i think the site is in a good enough condition to stand its first trial. You might wonder why I'm not using the PHPTourney site again and that's because i want to use this site also for other tournaments in the future. Hosting a rookie tournament is simply to get the ball rolling.
However, to run a rookie tournament i would need help with the following things:
- Commercal / advertising on forums and what not about the tournament
- Administrative support
- News writers
- Bonus: GFX guru to make the site h!o!t!
Care to help?