The administration of the long running Thunderdome tournament, i.e. VVD
, is busy preparing to launch another season starting soon; Thunderdome Season 9
. As usual we can expect a lot of duel action based on individual skill levels on a partly fresh set of maps.Update: Map pool explanation.
With Thunderdome having run annually since 2012, this year marks a five year anniversary of one of the premier duel tournaments in recent times. It has seen great participation and activity as it's mainly been focused on bringing competitive even games for players of all skill levels based on a divisional setup according to player skill, trying to avoid the most uneven games that may occur from time to time in a game like QuakeWorld.
Last season was no exception to this phenomenon and to just quickly wrap up the last season a bit, where we saw 97 signups spread over six divisions, you can view the top three final standings in each division below. Remember that last season was the first one which featured the "Open" division, which is considered the premier one but to which players of any skill can volunteer to sign up. Glancing through the final standings one will notice that one area of improvement is to get more of the final games finished next season.1.Open Division
- Locust / Speedball (final never played)
3.Regular High4.Regular Low
- Macisum (won 2xBO5 coming from LB against the player that knocked him down there in the first place!)
- Teho (w.o. for Teho in the final)
- wrst / LjuBomb (final not played)
- cozmic / Nutter (never played second BO5 when Nutter won coming from LB)
Player registration for the next season is currently open and so far there are a dozen signups
with more to come. The tournament is estimated to start on the 5th of November
, i.e. in little more than a week's time.
Apart from the map pool, where there is still some discussion
going on, the rules are the same as last season. Regarding the maps, the rules
states the below at the time of writing:
Allowed maps this season NOT DECIDED YET, but will be based on DM2, DM4, AEROWALK, BRAVADO and ZTNDM3.
If this sounds like a good deal to you, then head on over to the site and sign up for the next season of hot QuakeWorld 1on1 action!To Thunderdome Season 9
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