Get your teams together for tonight’s Grifball in Reach Neighborhood Tournament (GRUNT)!
GRUNTs are one-night tournaments that are a great way to get some practice in with your team and to expand your Grifball friends’ list. This time we’ll be using our default map and gametype for the upcoming Good Games League (GGL) season: GGL Dash 2011 on Sierra Vista.
The map is an outdoor court built with a scenic mountain view on Forge World. It is a standard size with curved corners and a peak on all four sides. You can learn more about the map here. You can download Sierra Vista here.
Signups will open at 10:00PM EST. At that time, captains can sign their teams up here. Teams must have at least four players on their squad. In you sign up with fewer than four, or before 10:00PM EST, your registration will not be counted.
This tournament is 100% wholly separate from the GGL and GGL signups. If you’ve registered for the GGL, and you’d like to register for this tournament, you must sign your team up tonight at 10:00PM EST. Likewise, if you sign up your team for the GRUNT, you will not be automatically registered for the GGL. To play in the GGL, you must sign your team up for the GGL here.
Once signups close at 10:30PM EST, the tournament bracket will be posted on GrifballHub.com and in the Peak Performance GRUNT thread. Once the bracket is up, teams will begin play. The tournament is expected to last about two hours.
Teams will be separated into small “groups”, just like in the World Cup. Each team will play every other team in the group once, as according to the set schedule on the forthcoming bracket. The games are to be played and reported as normal. If a game ends in a tie, it is to be reported as a tie and teams are to move on to their next match. Every team is guaranteed to play everyone in their group once. Once all the group matches have been played, the top teams will advance to the elimination round, where the GRUNT will continue as a single-elimination tournament.
For those interested, teams will be advancing based on a “point” system. Teams will earn three points for each match won, one point for a tie, one point for each goal scored (up to three in each match), and one point for each shutout. If a team wins a match 5-0, they will earn seven points. If two teams tie 2-2, each team will earn three points. Captains and teams, however, do not need to keep track of this. We will take care of it all. All we need is for the winning captain to report each game as it is finished.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions. See you on the court!