2011 Summer TF2 Tournament, aka SOME LIKE IT HOT!

Here we are again, people. I am aiming for a July start time, but I wanted to get this thread going so we can have plenty of time for people to hear about it, and so I can have plenty of time to guilt people into being captains.

Here is a basic idea of what will happen. Sign-ups and team selection will be similar to last tournament. Captains will be volunteers, and they will draft the rest of their team. Number of teams will again be decided by the number of people we get to sign up. Team size will be roughly the same as the Winter Tournament, it seemed to work well for getting 10-12 people per match.

If you are new to the site or our servers, you are more than welcome to play. The only requirement is that you PLAY ON THE SERVER (see this thread for server information)! Since we are doing a draft, we will want to know at least a little bit about the person they are drafting. So please hop on the public server, introduce yourself, and have fun. If you sign up and do not ever play with us, please do not be surprised when you are removed from the list.

Sign-up here, and HERE!

Oh I suppose I'm in.

In.

I missed the winter one, but I'm in this time.

In. I smell a THREE-PEAT!

In. No Steel please.

Okay, I guess I'm in. But only if Crispy doesn't draft me.

In, and volunteering as captain because I know it's difficult to find captains and I'm a hell of a guy, and modest too.

Though I like the earlier suggestions of having a secret rating of players and distributing the teams by group ratings rather than draft.

Don't rate me bro! (Drafts should over an average assuming rational actors establish an accurate ranking of players).
If we do a draft again I vote we allow after draft trades that way there is a dynamic of needs based versus best overall value in the draft.

boogle wrote:

Don't rate me bro! (Drafts should over an average assuming rational actors establish an accurate ranking of players).
If we do a draft again I vote we allow after draft trades that way there is a dynamic of needs based versus best overall value in the draft.

Yew shore talk purty.

cheeba wrote:

In, and volunteering as captain because I know it's difficult to find captains and I'm a hell of a guy, and modest too.

Though I like the earlier suggestions of having a secret rating of players and distributing the teams by group ratings rather than draft.

I'm for anonymous ranking and distribution as well.

I'm also down to play.

Down for another round.

oilypenguin wrote:

/sigh

Ok, I'll sign up again. But if this ends up like the last tournament and I don't end up on a team (check page 3), I'll be most upset and take it out on Psych.

You're in my house now, Brian! *barking sounds*

/sigh

Ok, I'll sign up again. But if this ends up like the last tournament and I don't end up on a team *ahem*, I'll be most upset and take it out on Psych.

I'm in, in like Flynn!

Oh joy. Now CP is barking at me. This is already working out splendidly.

In!!! But only available after July 17th. On vacation before that...so I might miss this one

oilypenguin wrote:

/sigh

Ok, I'll sign up again. But if this ends up like the last tournament and I don't end up on a team *ahem*, I'll be most upset and take it out on Psych.

SIGN UP ON THE SPREADSHEET.

I'm in.

Also like to say that some people are pretty clearly better at drafting than others.
It felt like the last summer tourney (which was almost totally random) was more balanced than the winter one (drafted).

I suck. Pick me last... but somebody pick me eventually, please.

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

I'm in.

Also like to say that some people are pretty clearly better at drafting than others.
It felt like the last summer tourney (which was almost totally random) was more balanced than the winter one (drafted).

Let's just use the same teams as the last summer tourney.
All in favor?

*raises hand*

I don't want to be Captain, but I feel I could do a decent job of drafting a team...

edit: Oops, there's a spreadsheet? What's with all this technology now? Signing up...

Count me in too.

edit: Change of mind. Just put me down as an alt instead.

I'm interested but I'm going to hold off on actually saying that I'm in until there are more details (how teams are formed, maps, dates).

Are there going to be any mercs/alts?

Tagging for now. Gotta check vacation plans and dates as this gets closer to starting.

I'm in this time. Didn't hear about the winter one until it was too late. I do have vacation and won't be able to play until after July 17 though. If this is an issue just leave me out or put me in as an alternate. I will get on the spreadsheet.

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

I'm in.

Also like to say that some people are pretty clearly better at drafting than others.
It felt like the last summer tourney (which was almost totally random) was more balanced than the winter one (drafted).

Hey I resemble that remark!

Besides, the winter and summer tourneys were exactly balanced. I lost every game in both!

I would sign up for this one, but I'm afraid I might mess up my perfect loosing streak.

In!

How did we get this far into the thread without anyone mentioning if there will be medals?