The Great Quakeholio Tournament 4 Update: Tournament structure and maps

Folks have been asking and we've finally got some finer details about this weekend's Great Quakeholio Tournament 4!

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As most of you probably know already, this weekend we’ll be holding our 4th annual Great Quakeholio Tournament. This year there seems to be a little extra interest in our humble little tourney and folks have been asking for more details about what the games will actually entail. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a quick minute to go over some of the finer details so folks know what to expect this weekend.

First off, we’ll be capping the tournament entries at 64. Beyond that, we’ll be asking 10 of you to be on stand-by in case someone ends up dropping out at the last minute. Entries to the tournament will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Which means the first 64 entries will be guaranteed entry (as long as they have a Shacknews account) and the next 10 may have a chance depending on how many people actually end up committing. Players will be notified via email if they’ve been selected to compete or for the fill-in spots and will receive an invite to join a private Discord server for the tournament that we’ll have set up. Our Tournament Operator for the last couple of years, Nevin, will be the one communicating with everybody as to when and where they’ll be competing.

As we said before, we’ll be using EZQuake to run everything, so be sure you have it downloaded and installed ahead of the tournament. Here’s what you can expect as far as the structure and maps of the tournament will go:


Round 1 (64 Players)
8-player Free-For-All
Map: DM3

Round 2 (32 Players)
8-player Free-For-All
Map: DM3

Round 3 (16 Players)
4-player Free-For-All
Map: DM1

Round 4 (8 Players)
1v1
Map: DM6

Round 5 (4 Players)
1v1
Map: DM6

Round 6 (3 Players)
3-player Free-For-All
Map: DM4

Finals (2 Players)
1v1
Map: DM4


As is tradition around here at Shacknews, you can most likely expect a boss battle or two to happen in between rounds. What will they entail? Well, I guess you’ll have to enter and find out. As a reminder, you must have a Shacknews forum/Chatty account to be eligible to participate, so be sure to make one if you’re not already a member of our community. We will be checking to make sure you have an account before sending out access to the Discord and game servers on the day of the tournament. Hopefully, this clears things up for everyone who was asking, but feel free to leave questions or comments in the thread below and we’ll do our best to answer them if we can. Good luck to everyone, but be warned, I’ve seen the names of our entrants and this is going to be no walk in the park.

And if you just feel like tuning in and cheering on your friends or fellow Shackers, be sure to follow or sub to our Twitch channel ahead of this Saturday’s tournament so you don’t miss out on any of the action!

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From The Chatty
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    June 21, 2021 6:15 PM

    Blake Morse posted a new article, The Great Quakeholio Tournament 4 Update: Tournament structure and maps

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      June 21, 2021 6:55 PM

      For Round 5 (4 Players - 1v1),

      is it two 1v1's, and then whoever loses from those 1v1's to determine the three finalists? Thanks for posting the details early!

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        June 21, 2021 7:18 PM

        i think round 5 6 and 7 each eliminate the losing player

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          June 21, 2021 7:19 PM

          wait, no, you are right, that does not make sense

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        June 23, 2021 2:14 PM

        Yup! Two 1v1's whose winners will move on then another 1v1 with the losers to determine who moves on.

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      June 21, 2021 7:00 PM

      Really excited for this - either to participate or to watch.

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      June 21, 2021 7:22 PM

      Damn this scumbag brain, I read this as Unreal: Tournament, and I was scouring to register for it. Nope.

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      June 22, 2021 3:33 PM

      Would it be possible to provide some estimated start time?

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      June 22, 2021 5:35 PM

      What about DM2 instead of DM1? DM2 is played far more frequently and also is more balanced, with 2 Rocket launchers instead of just 1 in DM1.

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        June 22, 2021 5:38 PM

        Also how about Ultrav instead of DM4? Ultrav is also more of a FFA map than DM4 with 3 Rocket launchers.

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        June 22, 2021 6:46 PM

        There is no RL on DM1 ;)

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      June 22, 2021 6:47 PM

      What are the Deathmatch Mode and Powerups settings?

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      June 22, 2021 7:39 PM

      Did anyone get a confirmation email?

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        June 23, 2021 2:16 PM

        Confirmation emails will go out tomorrow since registration closes tonight.

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          June 25, 2021 4:35 PM

          haven't received a confirmation email yet but saw name on the brackets..was it sent to enochxx7@yahoo.com?

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      June 25, 2021 11:39 AM

      How does a player advance into the next rounds during the initial FFAs?

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        June 25, 2021 12:17 PM

        Guessing top 4 advance? Then top 2, etc?

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      June 25, 2021 4:39 PM

      Did the discord link work for anyone else? It said expired for me.

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