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Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two

Welcome to Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two!

Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two is a series of tournaments featuring Wave 8: Waste|Lands – but that’s not all. Tournament Season Two also holds surprises for all players, including premieres yet to be announced!

Tournament Season Two Leaderboard

View the current rankings for players in Tournament Season Two.

Transformers TCG Community Discord

The home of Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two play.

Tournament Season Two Calendar

PointsRegular Season events
0Casual event, most Friday nights in North America after 4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern / 12 Midnight GMT
Open Play Night
Webcam/Tabletop Simulator/OCTGN event, featuring all legal Waves and Public Betas
See Discord Events calendar for details
3-5Past competitive season event: 16 August – 6 September 2022
Encounter 1
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Winner: Stephen Moss | 2nd place: [TROP] Ozzy | Encounter 1 at start.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
3-5Current competitive season event: 22 September – 13 October 2022
Encounter 2: Even Stevens!
Webcam tournament, featuring Waves 2, 4, 6, and 8
“Evens” format, Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Encounter 2 at start.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
0Past casual event, 24 September 2022
New Player Night
Webcam/Tabletop Simulator/OCTGN event, featuring all legal Waves and Public Betas
See Discord Events calendar for details
1Upcoming casual event
Two Lwosers 1: Dead Lwoser’s Switch
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Two Lwosers Dead Lwoser’s Switch format, Swiss
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 3
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
1Upcoming casual event
Harmony: Ark Exodus 1
Tabletop Simulator tournament, featuring all legal Waves plus Ark Exodus Beta
Round Robin
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 4: Two Lwosers
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Two Lwosers standard format, Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 5
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
1Upcoming casual event
Harmony: Ark Exodus 2
Tabletop Simulator tournament, featuring all legal Waves plus Ark Exodus RC1
Round Robin
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 6
Format TBD webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 7
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
1Upcoming casual event
Two Lwosers 2
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Two Lwosers standard format, Swiss
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 8: Odd Ones In!
Webcam tournament, featuring Waves 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9
“Odds” format, Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
3-5Upcoming competitive season event
Encounter 9
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Swiss + Top Cut Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
PointsPost-season Events
0Upcoming casual event
Name TBA

Tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Format TBA, Swiss
Registration link TBA
0Upcoming post-season event
Psi Pre-Invitational Open
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
OI seeding, Single Elimination
Registration link TBA
0Upcoming post-season event
The Omega Invitational 2023
Webcam tournament, featuring all legal Waves
Double Elimination

Requirements

Want to play some games? Let’s get prepped! To participate in Tournament Season Two, you’ll need to appropriately ready yourself.

1. Download and print community cards

Tournament Season Two features Transformers TCG community cards. Therefore, you will need to download and print these cards in order to participate. Here’s a handy guide for printing Transformers TCG community sets if you need guidance.

2. Join the Transformers TCG Community Discord

The primary hub for Tournament Season Two play is the Transformers TCG Community Discord. Since all tournament play will occur in Discord, you will need to join the server.

3. Get set up for webcam-based play

You’ll need to be able to show your online opponent what’s on your gaming table – and a webcam is the primary method to achieve that. Beforehand, ensure your webcam and lighting are ideal before stepping into a match. You can use an empty Voice channel in the Discord to perform checks.

4. Register events via start.gg and teletraan1.net

Most events in Tournament Season Two will have their own registration link on start.gg. Each of these links will be announced on Transformers TCG Community social media a couple of weeks before the start of the event, as well as on the Transformers TCG Community Discord.

In addition to registration, the decklist for each participant is required to be registered at teletraan1.net for review at least a day before the start of each event. Each registrant should submit both their Discord handle as well as the link to their decklist via our Contact form (or by DMing [BF] billmoo).

5. Engage and play in our Discord

The primary channels for tournament play are #tournament-chat and #tournament-results. Pay attention to announcements, including when rounds begin. Players will be required to sync with their opponents and schedule a time to play in our Standard Match voice channels over the webcam.

When reporting your match score, the winner should use the #tournament-results channel using the following format:

{@first-player-handle} #number-of-wins {@second-player-handle} #number-of-wins

Example:

@[BF] billmoo 2 @[BF] Champion 1 ggz!

Rules

All event participants should refer to the following pages:

Be sure to check the individual event details for the allowed cards and ban lists.

Encounter Tournament Format

The Encounter tournaments will be Swiss in format, ending with a Single Elimination bracket for all players in a top cut. The total number of Swiss rounds will be dependent on the number of registrants. Each match will be the best 2 out of 3 games.

The start.gg tournament listing sets pairings for each event. It will be up to each paired player to contact each other and schedule a time for their match. Try your best to complete your match within two days. If for some reason, you cannot make a game-time within two days’ time, you can concede the match or reach out to a Judge and the opposing player to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

To report match results, use the #tournament-results channel in the Transformers TCG Community Discord.

Judges

Judges will be available during each event for rulings. The following Judges can make rulings in Transformers TCG Community events:

  • [BF] billmoo
  • [Ark] Technomagus

Judges will be using the Rules and FAQ to assist in rulings; keep this page handy to resolve issues. Our Judges are also responsible for the review of submitted decklists. Judges will reach out with feedback if a decklist is not approved for use.

Webcam Rules, Etiquette, and Tips

Do not cheat. All handling of cards should be done in view of the opposing player on webcam, including shuffling and drawing. Place your hand face-down on the table when it is not being viewed. Players caught cheating will be removed from the event. We have already banned cheaters in previous events.

Do not intentionally slow-play. If you have a complaint in this regard, note this to a Judge during a match.

Both players should play their matches within a 60-minute time limit. However, extensions of game time can occur with mutual agreement between players at the beginning of each match. Report your results promptly in the #tournament-results channel at the end of the match.

Avoid using proxies for cards from the core game. However, if you do use proxies, ensure that the cards are easily read from the opponent’s webcam by using high-quality photo prints. Do not use scribbled or drawn cards.

Use markers to track damage that are easy to read. Highly reflective damage trackers may be difficult to view over webcams.

Use patience when dealing with technical issues. Players are attending from across the globe, and problems are inevitable. Players can utilize the option to extend their game clocks to compensate for lost time, but disputes can be decided with the input of a Judge.

Tournament Season Two Scoring

Each player that fully participates in an Encounter event will earn points toward the full Season and its available prize pool.

  • A participant that plays at least half of their matches and has a legitimate reason for dropping out (as judged by organizers) earns 1 point.
  • A participant that plays from the beginning to the end of their matches earns an additional 2 points (for a total of 3).
  • A player making the top cut earns an additional point (for a total of 4).
  • The champion of the Encounter event earns an additional point (for a total of 5).

In addition, those that participate in casual Transformers TCG Community events (such as a Two Lwosers event) can earn points for participation using the following rules:

  • A participant that plays from the beginning to the end of each of their matches earns a point.

At the end of the regular Season, points will be tallied. Those that rate at the top will have selection priority from our Seasonal prize pool, with items not offered anywhere else in the community. The points leader will also be awarded the Tournament Season Two Online Kup during The 2023 Omega Invitational.

To see the point rankings in Tournament Season Two, check out the Leaderboard.

Constructed Play

The remainder of the rules for events in Tournament Season Two follows the structure of other events typical of Constructed Transformers TCG play. You can find the rules for Constructed Play at tf-rules.info.

Prize Support

Prizes for participation in Tournament Season Two come in two levels: per-event and seasonal. Accordingly, each event will have its own list of available incentives. Please see the registration links to see the prize pool available for each Encounter Tournament.

All beginning-to-end players in an Encounter event will earn at least 150 shanix. Those that make the top cut will earn 50 additional shanix. The victor of an Encounter event will earn 50 additional shanix.

Eventually, one person will be deemed the supreme player of Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two. That person will have the opportunity to select from a number of exquisite prizes, which will be announced later in the Season.

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The Future

More Tournament Seasons supporting Transformers TCG community play are sure to happen! The best place to keep up-to-date on Season and gameplay developments is Transformers TCG Community social media and the Transformers TCG Community Discord. Join us there and chat with us about everything that’s incoming!

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Tournament Season Two Leaderboard

The points standings of each competitor participating in Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two are listed below.

PointsHandleLogNotes2023 OI eligible?
10Stephen MossEncounter 1 winner
Encounter 2 winner
Encounter 1 winner
Encounter 2 winner
Yes
8frank4321Encounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 top 8
Yes
8[BF/PP] KingNagaEncounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 top 8
Project Pro-Pain contributorYes
8[BF/CNA] OzzyEncounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 top 8
Team CNA contributorYes
8VangelusEncounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 top 8
Yes
8Z-R0EEncounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 top 8
Yes
7[BF] ChampionEncounter 1 top 8
Encounter 2 participant
2022 Online KupYes
7[BF/PP] HawkhammerEncounter 1 participant
Encounter 2 top 8
2022 Casual Kup
Project Pro-Pain contributor
Yes
7[BF/PP] LegendaryEncounter 1 participant
Encounter 2 participant *
Project Pro-Pain contributorYes
7[BF/CNA] WheelJankEncounter 1 participant
Encounter 2 top 8
Team CNA contributorYes
6JihenEncounter 1 participant
Encounter 2 participant
1C contributorYes
6[BF] billmooEncounter 1 participant
Encounter 2 participant
Not eligible for prize winnings
Team Bayformers contributor
As an emergency bye
3NanoT3chEncounter 1 participant *< 50% of points
3SandmanEncounter 1 participant< 50% of points
3SiliagEncounter 1 participant< 50% of points
2TravisEncounter 1 partial participant *< 50% of points
* – adjusted by organizer ruling
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The first Encounter of Season Two awaits!

With the release of Wave 8: Waste|Lands comes the fun! And the calendar of events begins with the most chaotic and unpredictable competitive constructed tournament of the Season: Encounter 1. Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two starts off with a bang, as the wild, wild west of a whole new meta awaits players. And it all starts on Tuesday the 16th.

The end of Encounter 1 will see the official start of the /shop and shanix system, and all beginning-to-end Encounter 1 players will receive at least 150 shanix. Those that place highly will get a chance to not only purchase fresh-off-the-printer physical Waste|Lands cards but also exclusive prizes like the not-yet-revealed Tournament Season Two playmat.

How will you face the Encounter in a brand new Season of play? Register today and find out – but you must register by 11:59 am Pacific on August 16th.

Register today for Encounter 1 at start.gg!

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Reveal: Decepticon Wingthing, Loyal, Lethal Cohort

“It ain’t nothing but a Wingthing!” That’s what your #transformerstcg opponent might say when Decepticon Wingthing emerges on your team, but we guarantee your Soundwave deck will be grateful for his batty presence.

Let’s start with that alt mode ability. Stealth while untapped is always nice (and is a staple with many cassettes). However, that move damage clause will fire more than you think with the right deck composition! Not only will Recover Cassette repair Wingthing to full when he ejects again from Soundwave or Blaster, but he will also lend a hand with a moved damage counter from a teammate. Obviously, Wingthing getting KO’d will also move damage, but a handy I Still Function! or Involuntary Promotion will also do extra work here.

The bot mode ability also provides some spice! So many cards place cards on top of decks (Plan abilities, Incoming Transmission, Mining Pick, etc., etc., etc.), but likely the most relevant is Soundwave himself and his related battle card Intercept Communications. Wingthing may actually bring this underutilized star card back into the rotation!

Do you think Decepticon Wingthing is fly? Do his abilities leave you all wrapped up in tape? Come let us know in the Waste|Lands Public Beta! You can download the Beta cards, provide Beta feedback, and even join our Discord, where the majority of testing is occurring. See you on the Waste|Lands!

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Weekly Roundup: Waste|Lands Beta, Encounter 4, and more!

Without a doubt, this has been one of the biggest weeks in Team Bayformers history! The Waste|Lands Public Beta started, Encounter 4 was announced, and more! Rather than split up all of the announcements and events of the past week, we’ve compiled them here for your convenience (and hype). Here’s everything that’s happening in the world of Team Bayformers #transformerstcg.