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TOURNAMENTS

On GameVelvet tournament tournaments consist on various teams (or player in case of 1x1) formed randomly to compete among themselves, using the Swiss Pairing model which is the most widespread type of tournament and it has been used since 1895.


HOW TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT

To play in a tournament just be on the chosen game tournament lounge and wait for the tournament countdown to the start. All tournaments have pre-set schedules. A tournament starts only if it reaches the minimum number of participants.

A tournament is divided in several rounds (depends on the game).

In the first round the teams that will compete are randomly assigned. In the following rounds the teams that will compete will be assigned according to the WPs to ensure greater competitiveness.

The duration of each round varies from game to game as well as the number of rounds.

All teams start the tournament with 0 (zero) WPs and 0 (zero) PPs.

A tournament is over when all rounds ends or when there are no more teams or players to compete.

Each teams score (WPs) in a round is defined by the following formula: number of players per table - team rank in the game.

For instance: In a 4 player game, if team A wins the game, its rank is 1, therefore: 4 (players) - 1 (rank) = 3. Team A scores 3 points. Last places will always score 0 (zero) points and teams that sores equal PPs (tie) will receive 1 WPs.

The winner of a tournament is the one who achieved the highest score among the winning teams. All of the winning team players will receive a 1st place trophy that will be available on the trophies gallery, as well as second and third places.

Check the minimum number of players for the tournament to happen:

IMPORTANT: The minimum number of players is 2 complete tables, but in order to score, this minimum doubles and it's 4 complete tables.

Card Games Minimum Players to Begin
Spades 8
Mau Mau 8
Board Games Minimum Players to Begin
Chess 4
Reversi 4
Other Games Minimum Players to Begin
All Fives Dominoes 8
8 Ball Billiards 2D 4

CREATING THE BRACKETS


Know the criteria the system uses when making the keys - The teams are chosen to play against the team with the closest performance, obeying the rule of not repeating opponents: same WP and close GP. In case there is no same WP for the determined key, the system chooses the best place in the rank on the lower WP level. Ex: There are 5 teams with WP = 9 and 5 teams with WP = 6. The system will make two keys with whoever has WP = 9 (a game between the team that has the lower WP = 9 against the team that has the best place with WP = 6) and another two games with the four teams left with WP = 6. - In case the number of teams or players does not complete a table, will receive the bye the players that got the least byes and have the lower performance.

LEVELED TOURNAMENTS
GV TOURNAMENT
Anyone with an active passport can join and there is no previews score or level limit required.

Winner: 5000 points
2nd place: 2500 points
3rd place: 1500 points
4th to 15th place: 1000 points
16th and up: 500 points
There are 3 ways to score points in tournaments:
Match points: just like the other ranked matches, in tournaments your victories will earn you points. Points for playing the whole tournament: it's not enough to begin, just play a few matches and give up. Play the tournament till the end and win a bonus for participating. Placing points:
Tournament with two people, both receive prizes
Tournament with 3 people, 3 receive prizes
Tournament for 4 to 15 people, the first 4 receive prizes
Tournament with more than 15 people, the first 15 receive prizes
The tie brake criteria goes as it follows:
  1. Higher sum of game points (GP);
  2. Higher sum of opponents victory points (opponents VP);
  3. Higher sum of opponents game points (opponents GP);
  4. Higher sum of victory points of the accrued opponents;
  5. Higher sum of points from the accrued opponents;
  6. Direct confront between the tied;
  7. Shorter game time.
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  1. Higher sum of game points (GP);
  2. Higher sum of game points from the opponents; (opponents GP);
  3. Higher sum of points from the accrued opponents;
  4. Shorter game time.
AUDIENCE BONUS Raise your tournament points with the Audience Bonus
This is the multiplier factor of audience bonus you can win a tournament, according to it's audience. After all, the more competitors, the harder it is to win!
On the tournaments with audience higher then the minimun players, The audience bonus increases 0,5% for each player above the minimum.
For example: if you score 1000 points for playing in a tournament with 66 players, where the minimum is 16 players, you'll receive 25% bonus (250 more for this index) totaling 1250 points.
In order to know the audience rate, check tournaments selection screen or the indicative thermometer in the tournament lounge.
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GLOSSARY

WPs (Winner's Points): Points won by a team according to its rank in the final score of a match.
PPs (Player's Points): Points scored throughout the match. The points are accumulated during the tournament and used as tiebreakers.
Team: a group made up of 1 or more players. Bye: the Team wins WPs even without playing. This happens when that team isn't able to get (an)other team(s) to compete against.

Bye: It's a team that get Winner's Points even without winning, beacuse they didn't get opponents on the game, but they don't get match points.