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World|Strike Tournament Season One

Welcome to World|Strike Tournament Season One!

World|Strike Tournament Season One is a series of webcam tournaments featuring World|Strike – but that’s not all! In addition to World|Strike-only play, some events in Season One feature true community crossplay, supporting other community sets!

Quick Links

Tournament Season One Points Leaderboard

Team Bayformers Discord

Tournament Season One Event Calendar

Past event: 8 February – 20 February 2021
Encounter 1
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Winner: VJakson-Brian | Encounter 1 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Past event: 3 April – 17 April 2021
Encounter 2 featuring Alpha Trion Protocols
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus ATP 1-3
Winner: [BF] Champion | Encounter 2 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Beginning of May
Encounter 3
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Registration link coming soon
Mid-June
Encounter 4 featuring The Ark Wave One
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus The Ark Wave 1
Registration link coming soon
Beginning of August
Encounter 5
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Registration link coming soon
Post-season
Details to be announced approximately mid-season

Affiliated Events

Current event: 8 May – 29 May
SDot’s Battlegroundz VI: Masters of Battle
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-3
Masters of Battle at smash.gg

Also, between Encounter tournaments, a few impromptu “Break This!” two-day events will be held. These round-robin tournaments will have greatly relaxed banlists accepting many different community sets and cards. Expect chaos and fun as wildly-divergent cards collide!

Requirements

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

1. Download and print Wave BFA World|Strike

World|Strike Tournament Season One will primarily support Team Bayformers’ Wave BFA World|Strike set for the Transformers TCG. Therefore, you will need to download and print these cards in order to participate.

Download World|Strike!

A handy guide for printing Transformers TCG community sets

2. Join the Team Bayformers Discord

The primary hub for Tournament Season One play is the Team Bayformers Discord. Since all tournament play will occur in the Discord, you will need to join the server.

Join the Team Bayformers Discord server!

The affiliated Eye of the Matrix featuring World|Strike event will be held on the EotM Discord.

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 way to achieve that for Tournament Season One. Beforehand, ensure your webcam and lighting are ideal before stepping into a match. You can use an empty Voice channel in the Team Bayformers to perform checks.

4. Register for individual Tournament Season One events via smash.gg and teletraan1.net

Each Encounter tournament in Tournament Season One will have its own registration link on smash.gg. Each of these links will be announced on Team Bayformers social media a couple of weeks before the start of the event, as well as the Team Bayformers Discord.

In addition to registration, the deck list 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 deck list via our Contact form.

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 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

Default ban list / permitted cards

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

For Encounters 1, 3, and 5, Wave 1-5 as well as Wave BFA World|Strike will be allowed.

The default WotC ban list is in effect for all Encounter tournaments:

Additionally, one character card and one battle card from the core game are banned:

Encounter Tournament Format

Each of the Encounter tournaments will be Swiss in format. The total number of rounds will be dependent on the number of registrants. Each match will be the best 2 out of 3 games.

The smash.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 Team Bayformers Discord.

Assuming each event has more than 16 registered players, a Top 8 cut will occur after the Swiss rounds have concluded with a Single Elimination tree.

Judges

Judges will be available during each event for rulings. Each Judge is marked with the “Judges” role in the Team Bayformers Discord. Judges will be using the World|Strike Rules and FAQ to assist in rulings; keep this page handy to resolve issues. Our Judges are also responsible for review of submitted deck lists. Judges will reach out with feedback if a deck list 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 players for cheating in events outside of Tournament Season One.

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 webcam.

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 One 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 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 Team Bayformers Affiliated events (such as EotM featuring World|Strike) can earn points for participation using the following rules:

  • 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 end of their matches earns an additional point (for a total of 2).

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.

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

TFTCG Constructed Play

The remainder of the rules for events in Tournament Season One follow 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 World|Strike’s inaugural season 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.

For the prizes that will be offered at the end of Tournament Season One, the full list of prize support is still being compiled. In advance of this, we can release the following details.

Those that log at least a 75% participation level in Tournament Season One will receive an exclusive bot mode Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation art print! Those in the US will receive free shipping; those outside the US will need to pay for shipping to receive the art print.

Eventually, one person will be deemed the supreme player of World|Strike Tournament Season One (the specific details to be announced in the midseason). That person will have the opportunity to select from a number of exquisite prizes – one of which is a mint-in-sealed-box BotCon 2002 Cyclonus.

Sealed BotCon 2002 Cyclonus

If you would like to contribute to Team Bayformers and assist with the costs of producing art and prize support, visit our Donation page.

The Future

More Tournament Seasons supporting World|Strike and future content are sure to happen! The best place to keep up-to-date on Season and gameplay developments is Team Bayformers social media and the Team Discord. Join us there and chat with us about everything that’s incoming!

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