Tournament

1v1 Double Elimination tournament today, with a prize!

Today’s event will be Double elimination tournament with a small prize, hosted by QC | Faw, who has dubbed it The Nova Cup! We’ve had a lot of occasional demand for us to try a seeded tournament and thanks to QC | Faw that’s just what we’ll be trying today!

To register click the following link or ask us to add you to the event:
http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/cNzlqSqbJZ

Join us in chat starting 3:30 PM EST to participate!

2 v. 2 Team Tournament Follow-Up (Saturday, March 25th)

Tomorrow, the Saturday March 25th, will be our special Team Tournament hosted by Phosphofructokinase. Around 3:30pm EST, show up in the Feathers Will Fly Steam chat with your buddy to participate. You need to register for this event on Challonge, and here is how you are going to be able to do that.

Head on over to the Challonge registration page and create a team. You can use a custom team name, however you must follow the following naming convention: Team Name (Player 1 & Player 2).

As an example, we can have the team Spaghetti Renaissance (One True Duck & Trombone).

This is for the sake of clarity, so that the members’ names can easily be read. Make sure that the team name is appropriate. Anything deemed inappropriate by the moderators of the tournament will be changed to something unfathomably dumb. Let the creativity carry you only as far as the horizon on this.

Having created the team, you can add a teammate by going to the Members tab and typing your teammate’s Challonge username or the e-mail they signed up with into the text box on that page. It’s quite self-explanatory. Challonge makes a good job of this.

Having both ducks on the team, you are done and are only waiting to play!

You can register anytime from now until the very beginning of the tournament, but I would suggest that you do so ahead of time. There is no team limit, so make sure to spread the word. The more teams we have, the higher the stakes, and who doesn’t love a bit of salt in their diet?

Make sure you are familiar with the rules, are there have been some alterations made. Being unfamiliar with the rules will not be a valid excuse to avoid repercussions (round forfeit or disqualification). Those rules are available on the Challonge page under any of the previous two links. Simply click Show Full Description and go through the short read.

With all of this said, all of our tournament moderators hope to see you and your fellow duckling participate! See you in the Feathers Will Fly Steam chat at 4:00pm EST.

We’re always there and happy to help, so drop by the Steam chat if you have any additional questions or anything you are confused about. Alternatively, you can leave a comment on this article, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Good luck, my ducks, and may the best team dance upon the graves of their fallen enemies.

2 v. 2 Team Tournament Announcement (Saturday, March 25th)

Some time ago, we announced that the Saturday event slot is available for you, our dear playerbase, to host custom tournaments. There are a some suggestions in the workings, but this upcoming Saturday on March 25th will be the first of these player-hosted tourneys.

No less, it will be a 2 v. 2 Double-Elimination Team Tournament!

Our host used to be Bush Did 9/11; then he was the artist formerly known as Bush Did 9/11. Now he’s called Phosphofructokinase, but you are free to call him Connor.

This tournament will utilize the Challonge service for bracketing. We will post an updated ruleset that will be used specifically for this Team Tournament. The changes will reflect Connor’s thoughts on this specific tournament and take into account the team format.

Registration will take place on the day of the event, so find a teammate and make sure that you both show up at 4pm EST on Saturday the March 25th in the Feathers Will Fly Steam chat (which you can also access by pressing a button in the top-right of our website).

If you are familiar with the Harmony Cup, then things will be a little different this time. You and your teammate will register as a team, and not as a hat. This means that you can use any matching default hat for the matches and switch them in-between rounds.

You will be able to sign-up yourself and your teammate on Challonge and pick a team name. Anything inappropriate will be promptly changed by one of the admins to something unfathomably stupid. Similarly, if you want one of us to register you, you will receive a silly or creative name – depending on who adds you and your teammate to the listings.

The registration page will be posted on our website once the ruleset is finalized. You will then register with a team name and clarified with the Steam usernames of both of the team members.

More details will be posted in the upcoming days. Until then, make sure to find a teammate.

It takes two to duck. Quacking never changes.

Scheduling changes and hosting opportunities!

Ever wanted to see a Feathers Will Fly tournament ran your own way? Now you can! For the next few weeks we’ll accept applications from community members wanting to host our Duck Game tournament in the Saturday 4 P.M. EST time slot. The format is entirely up to you. Contact an administrator to reserve an opportunity.

This Saturday (February 25th) the very first of these special tournaments will take place and, for the first time, bring the much requested 1 v. 1 All-Skill tournament to our EU players.

For the time being, the Saturday tournament will effectively be off the regular schedule until a host is found to regularly once again present regular events.

E-mail us at featherswillflyteam@gmail.com with your idea, and we will respond to you as soon as we see your message.

Events for the week of February 5-11

Tuesday


This Tuesday, at 10pm EST, we are hosting a 1 v. 1 All-Skill Non-Elimination tournament where everyone gets to play the entire way through. The bracketing will take place at Challonge here.

Sign up on the event page when it’s posted and be sure to join the Steam group chat before the event start to participate. There is no player limit, so bring along a buddy if you want.

Thursday


This Thursday at 10PM EST will be our popular FFA tournament. This event currently has a player limit of 32. Check out the rules to find out how to participate.

Saturday


This Saturday at 4PM EST we are going to be hosting our regular Europe friendly FFA event.

This is also a 32 players event so join early. Check out the rules to find out how to participate.

This week’s events! 1v1, FFA and a special prize!

Wednesday


Tonight, at 10pm EST, we are hosting a 1 v. 1 Swiss-style tournament where everyone gets to play the entire way through. The bracketing will take place at Challonge here.

Click here to sign up and be sure to join the Steam group chat before the event start to participate. There is no player limit, so bring along a buddy if you want.

Thursday


This Thursday at 10PM EST will be our popular FFA tournament. This event currently has a player limit of 32. Check out the rules to find out how to participate.

Saturday


This Saturday at 4PM EST we are going to be hosting our regular Europe friendly FFA event.

As a special prize, the winner will walk out with a vintage game bundle!

This is also a 32 players event so join early. Check out the rules to find out how to participate.

500

A while back, Truffulaseed offered to  award a prize in one of our special tournaments.  The prize is a one of a kind, custom painted duck call.  Many know Truff’s hats are of top quality, and his girlfriend is an amazing artist.  He already has a duck call in hand, and the kicker is that the winner will receive the duck call with the winner’s hat of choice painted on it.  Shipping will be covered by Truffulaseed and/or Feathers Will Fly.

We are doing this for our celebration of 500 members in our group.  While we are currently at 498, I am confident we will reach 500 by this Thursday when the special event will take place.

Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your friendly enemies and salty friends.  This Thursday is going to be a doozie.

Harmony Cup Rules

The Harmony Cup will have most of the same rules that we have for our FFA matches.  There are a couple key differences I want to highlight:

Set-Up

The top seeded team will host the game and invite the rest.
Settings:  15 rounds, 5 round rests, 0% custom maps or random maps.
The host will announce in chat when everyone is in the lobby and ready to get confirmation before starting the game.
After the round has concluded, all players will report to chat and announce who advances. Typically players will wait until the round has ended to proceed unless an officer specifies otherwise. Officers will use Challonge to advance players to the next round.  You can view the bracket and progress at http://featherswillfly.challonge.com/HarmonyCup

Since this is a double elimination tournament, the losing team in the winner’s bracket will still advance in the L bracket.

Rules
Double elimination.
Top scoring team advances.
Uphold the league values of fun, competition, and mutual respect.

If all players in a lobby agree that a player needs to be disqualified, they will alert an officer, who will handle the situation. Reasons for disqualification include, but are not limited to: unplayable ping/frame dropping, obstruction of gameplay, and disrespectful conduct in chat.

A player may choose to withdraw from the tournament at any time.  If the forfeiture occurs during a game, the game proceeds without that player.  This may result in a 1v2 match.  When a winning team withdraws after scores are posted, the opposing team automatically wins the next round.  Swapping of positions, players, or “filling in” for a winning player or team are prohibited.

Falsification of results, tampering with the tournament outcomes or brackets, and obstruction of tournament progress are strictly prohibited and will lead to being banned from the event or group.

Guidelines
As a guideline, courtesies such as waiting for AFK and talking players are not expected. Anyone who goes AFK or chats does so at their own risk.

Saturday FFA Tournament

We are hosting their next edition of our EU-friendly Saturday FFA Tournament!

The tournament will be hosted at 9:00 PM GMT, AKA 21:00 UK time.
In US time, that’s 4:00 PM EST and 3:00 PM CST.
Everyone can participate, no matter what region you’re from.

You will be able to register starting at 8:30 PM GMT, half an hour before the tournament begins.
Like always, you can register by joining the FWF Steam Group chat when the registrations start.

If you’re having trouble calculating the time for your own time zone, this webpage should help you out: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

We hope you join us tonight!
Good luck and have fun!