Tournament Schedule, Battle Royale Tomorrow!
00:35 Saturday November 3, 2012
Hey everyone!
With Battle Royale just around the corner here is the tournament schedule we'll be running with:

In general, major tournaments will have a registration phase. Though teams are already registered on the Players Portal, this registration phase will make sure teams are present. Please appoint a team captain where appropriate (e.g. League of Legends).

As noted above, please try to show up with lots of time before your tournament to be sure you're all set up and ready to go. Please be considerate of fellow teams and be on time for your matches. Late-comers will force us to disqualify in order to keep everything on schedule, and that's no fun at all.

Otherwise players are free to come and go as they please throughout the day. Many of the organizers will be staying overnight and we'd love to have you guys to hang out with.

See you all in a few hours!

Battle Royale VI Organizing Committee
Prizes are Here!
04:20 Monday October 29, 2012
Many of you have be asking about prizes, and we are now happy to announce them! This year, we've got over $3,000 of prizes and counting!

Hardware Upgrades
  • CSX Cooler Master Spartan Limited Edition Computer Case
  • Razer BalckWidow Ultimate USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Logitech G9X Laser Mouse 5700 DPI Precision Grips USB (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Edition)
  • Sennheiser PC320 Gaming Stereo Headset w/ Noise Canceling Micropone
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 Dual Channel Memory Kits
  • Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 16GB USB3.0 Flash Drives
  • Kingston DataTraveler 111 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives
Event Tickets
  • SkyVenture Montreal, Vertical Wind Tunnel Simulated Sky Diving Ticket
  • IEEE SPAC 2013 Tickets (March 2013)
  • uOttawa Engineering Charity Ball 2013 Tickets (including tickets to Gotham City pre-event, Nov 16 at Liquor Store)
  • uOttawa Engineering DUSTED Tickets (November 10)
Gift Cards
  • FutureShop $40 and $50 Gift Cards
Battle Royale Novelty Items
  • Battle Royale VI Dog Tags
  • Homemade Gaming-Themed Cakes
Cash Pots
  • Up to $700 in cash prizes!
Battle Royale VI Organizing Committee
Team Management is Here!
03:19 Monday October 29, 2012
Many of you have already heard about this, but we would like to bring to everyone's attention that the Players Portal now features for team management.

So, for all of you that are signed up for team-based tournaments, you should now go select your teams. There are two types of teams: Open and Closed. Open Teams are for people who don't have a fully-formed team: others are invited to join. Closed Teams are for those that have a complete team and are just waiting for their friends to join.

Everyone that wants to play in a tournament that requires teams obviously needs to join a team, and each player needs to make their own team selection invidually. On Saturday, when Battle Royale starts, those that don't have teams will be put into teams, based on vacant spots on existing teams.

Battle Royale VI Organizing Committee
Tournaments are Here!
00:45 Monday October 8, 2012
Hi everyone, the list that you have all be waiting for is now here: the tournaments list. But before we give you the list, we must explain how tournaments will be organized this year. In this year's Battle Royale, we are trying a new tournaments mechanism: we have Major Tournaments, and Crowdsourced Tournaments.

Major Tournaments are tournaments that the Battle Royale Organizing Committee will run. These tournaments will have strict schedules, specific rulesets, and large prizes. Your participation in these tournaments is limited by your ticket type: you can join up to the number of tournaments you have purchased. However, if you want to upgrade your ticket type, you can do so at either of the IEEE offices at uOttawa or Carleton, and also at the event itself.

Crowdsourced Tournaments are tournaments that will be organized by players themselves. For example, many players will be running various Minecraft servers. These tournaments can be of very casual nature, or serious, but will be organized by the players themselves: it is up to them to arrange the schedules (around the Major Tournaments if they like), choose the rules, and make the bracketing. These tournaments are free to join, no matter which ticket type you have purchased. Initially, these tournaments will not have prizes provided by Battle Royale, but prizes will be assigned to the popular tournaments.

To manage registrations to Major Tournaments and Crowdsourced Tournaments, we have created a new Tournament Management System that allows players that purchased tickets to log in, select their choices of Major Tournaments, and select and create Crowdsourced Tournaments. The system is also used to make seat selections.

To see the list of tournaments, please go to the Players Portal for the full list.

If you have any questions about our tournaments, please post your questions to our Facebook event page.

Battle Royale VI Organizing Committee