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Announcing the Reflex Monthly Cups!


Reflex has been in need of a more established competitive scene for some time. Competing at a high level in any game requires time and dedication. The goal of the Reflex Monthly Cups is to give those who have the drive to compete in duel the guarantee that their commitment will be rewarded. Our goal is not to provide two tournaments or ten tournaments, but to provide a sustainable framework for competitive and dependable Reflex duel tournaments that will continue as long as there is demand and people willing to organize them.
Our target is to hold one tournament every two weeks, alternating between NA and EU.

In other words: one duel tournament every 4 weeks for each region. 
RMC is a purely volunteer effort, but we will do our best to consistently meet this goal.


VODs and highlights of the tournaments can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3JBOnzAk4WD1dgnHGOvJQ
Replay packs for each tournament will be provided in the result posts (see below, previous editions)

 

The developers confirmed in August that the custom ruleset will replace the current competitive ruleset in the next patch. The Monthly Cups will be played on this finalized custom ruleset.
How to play on the custom ruleset : http://reflex.fun/ruleset.html#Playing

 

Players of any skill level and any region are welcome and encouraged to compete in every Reflex Monthly Cup. Each cup is limited to 32 participants, so register early! 

(if the participant cap is reached, you can still signup, you will be added to the waiting list and get automatically added if someone drops out)

 

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Upcoming Editions :

 

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Reflex Monthly Cup NA#2
Starting time : 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/delementary
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA2
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/dGJ84UMCC7
Communication : https://discord.gg/VzCft2K
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746

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Reflex Monthly Cup EU#1
Starting time 
: Sunday,  December 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC+1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/arenafps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU1
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/0f64SvK3ap
Communication : https://discord.gg/yfezYpx                                           
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8744

 

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Prizepool


Current cap : $75 (for each single tournament)

The prizepool cap will be increased if community donations allow it.


Distribution : 

icon_cup_gold : 50% + Reflex Monthly Cup Shovel (In-game unique melee item)
icon_cup_silver : 35%
icon_cup_bronze : 15%

($2.5 will be used at each edition to cover server costs).

 
You can contribute to the prizepool by donating on Matcherino.

RMC EU#1 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8744 (Funded)

RMC NA#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746

RMC EU#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747


Remember that the goal is sustainability. Donating small amounts regularly is more helpful than a single large donation.


Thank you for keeping competitive Reflex alive!

 

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Rules

 

Map pool :
-The Catalyst (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608558613)
-Furnace (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608417285)
-Pocket Infinity (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=609506884)
-Ruin (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=595872330)
-Simplicity (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=609501573)

Tournament matches must be played on the official versions if the game is streamed, both players can agree to play on a clean version otherwise. 

 

Registration :
Participants must sign up on challonge at least 1 hour before the tournament begins.

Players must also join https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg on discord to participate. 
Use the provided EU or NA channels.

On the day of the tournament participants must check-in on the challonge page. Players will have a 1 hour window to check-in before the tournament begins.

 

Communication:
Players must be present in the EU or NA channel in the RMC discord : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Matches will be started and servers will be assigned by admins in these discord channels.
Any question or unusual event that may occur (delay, server problem...) will be announced and discussed by the admins in these discord channels.


Nickname : 
Participants must use the same name on challonge, discord, and in-game. Participants must use their main steam account and the nickname they are known by throughout the tournament. If you recently changed your nickname or you anticipate confusion as to who you are, please communicate with admins so the participants can be seeded properly. 

Deliberately "fake nicking" or account sharing will result in disqualification from the tournament.


Match system :
Winner's bracket matches will be Best of 3 (The player who wins 2 maps wins the set), grand final will be double Best of 3 maps (if needed).
Most loser's bracket matches will be Best of 1/sudden death (the player that wins the map wins the match) except the final 2 matches of loser’s bracket, which will be Best of 3 (4th place match and Loser's bracket final).


Map selection system :
Use the 'roll' command in console to determine which player drops first. (The player with the highest roll is the roll Winner)

W: Roll winner
L: Roll loser

BO3 : Drop(L)-Drop(W)-Pick(L)-Pick(W) - The remaining map is the tiebreaker map (Maps are played in order of picks)

BO1 : Drop(L)-Drop(W)-Drop(W)-Drop(L) - The map remaining after drops is the map to be played


Match reporting : 
Players must report their match on challonge using the pen button corresponding to their match or report the score to an admin on discord. Manipulating scores or reporting false scores will result in disqualification from the tournament.


Scheduling : 
Players have 10 minutes to join the server and start the match once a server is assigned by an admin, matches should start as soon as possible once the server is assigned by an admin.


Servers : 
Players will be provided and assigned to a server for each of their matches by an admin in the discord channel.

Tournament matches must be played only on the provided server so that scores can be verified and replays can be easily retrieved. If matches are played on a different server than the one assigned, the results of those games will be nullified and the games must be replayed on the assigned server.

Servers will be hosted in Frankfurt (DE) and London (UK) for EU editions.
Servers will be hosted in Silicon Valley (West), Chicago (Central), and New Jersey (East) for NA editions.

EU editions :
EU_player vs EU_player matches will be played on a Frankfurt (DE) server.
EU_player vs NA_player matches will be played on a London (UK) server unless the EU player has a higher ping than the NA player.
In case of a server disagreement, a Frankfurt (DE) server will be used.
In the case of NA_player vs NA_player, a New Jersey (East), Chicago (Central) or Silicon Valley (West) server will be used.

NA editions:
NA_player vs NA_player matches will be played on a East, Chicago (Central) or Silicon Valley (West)server depending on the player's server possibilities, (West, Central // Central // Central, East), please let admins know in which category you belong before the tournament starts, failing to do so will result in playing on the default location : Chicago (Central).
NA_player vs EU_player matches will be played on a New Jersey (East) server unless the NA player has a higher ping than the EU player.
In case of a server disagreement, a Chicago (Central) server will be used.
In the case of EU_player vs EU_player, a Frankfurt (DE) or London (UK) server will be used.

Replays can be found during the tournament at http://server_ip/replays/  , a replay archive will be made available when the tournament is over.


Spectators :
Spectating tournament games on the servers is not allowed. Streamers, casters and admins are the only allowed spectators on the servers. Report it to an admin if you notice unapproved spectators.


Disconnection/crash during a game : 
If one of the players disconnects from a game, he will automatically lose the game unless the other player agrees to a rematch (a full 10 minute rematch).


Behavior :
Unsportsmanlike conduct (harassment, flaming) to players, admins, casters, or spectators will result in disqualification from the tournament.

 

The rules are enforced at the discretion of the admins. Any situation not covered by these rules will be judged on a case-by-case basis by the admins.

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Previous editions :

-RMC NA#1 : Final Bracket - VOD - Replays - Prizepool


http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/


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Head Admins :
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RMC Staff members can participate in the tournaments. A tournament admin cannot simultaneously participate and serve as an admin of the same cup. We encourage admins to compete in the cup of their region and serve as an admin for the other region. 

We are looking for volunteers eager to help us improve the quality of these tournaments.

We are looking for additional tournament admins.
A tournament admin is mostly active on tournament day, his main tasks are :
-Coordinating players on tournament day (reminding players to sign up and check in)
-Sending players to servers
-Answering questions
-Enforcing tournament rules

If you believe you can be of service, please contact @Ramagan#3970 on discord. Thank you!

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Reflex Monthly Cups staff is happy to announce that prize pool donations and payouts will be handled through https://matcherino.com/

This site allows us to create seperate donation pools for each tournament and makes the donation and payout process easier and more transparent. 

Due to the generosity of donators, we are also excited to announce that we are raising the prize pool cap for each tournament from $50 to $75.

To donate to the tournaments, sign in and add funds to your matcherino wallet with paypal and contribute to the tournaments.
To receive payouts, the top 3 players of each tournament will sign into matcherino and provide their username to admins. The prize money will be added to their matcherino wallet and it can then be easily transfered to a paypal account.

The first rotation of NA and EU cups are already completely funded-
RMC NA#1 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8730
RMC EU#1 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8744

If you would like to contribute, donations are open on Matcherino for the second rotation-
RMC NA#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746
RMC EU#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

Thank you to all donators!

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I'm pushing a 1.1.2 expplus build to the expplus steam branch for this. This will allow you to use the custom ruleset on the 1.1.2 build.

note: If you go this way, only the server will need the expplus branch, connecting clients just need to callvote ruleset experimental_plus

Been sitting on it for a while with anticipation that 1.2 would beat it - but it doesn't look like that's the case.

Please let me know if there are any issues setting up the expplus servers.

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The first rotation of Reflex Monthly Cups are right around the corner! The first NA tournament will begin this Sunday, December 3, at 02:00 PM EDT (UTC-4), and the first EU tournament will begin Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC+1). Signups are will remain open until the start of the tournaments. Don’t hesitate to sign up for a full tournament, challonge will put you on a waiting list and you will likely make it in on tournament day. 

Donations are open for the second rotation of tournaments-
RMC NA#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746
RMC EU#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

Thank you for donating and keeping competitive Reflex alive!


We are looking for more tournament admins before the first rotation. Please contact @Ramagan#3970 on discord if you are interested.

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US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif icon_cup_gold Reflex Monthly Cup NA#1 Results icon_cup_gold US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif

The first NA Reflex Monthly Cup was concluded today, and showcased some of the best competitive Reflex has to offer. A big thank you to all the RMC staff, Delementary for casting, and to all the participants who made this tournament possible.

Congratulations to Hoyt, the champion of the first NA Monthly Cup and the winner of the exclusive shovel made by Yasashii!

icon_cup_gold : Hoyt

icon_cup_silver : DazedSpartan

icon_cup_bronze : Ezormer

See you all next time.

 

Final Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA1

Complete Broadcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP-OVTznEQs&feature=youtu.be

Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/cym0p6sbgd53887/RMCNA1_replays.zip?dl=0I

Donations are open for the second rotation of monthly cups :

RMC NA#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746

RMC EU#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

 

Thank you for donating!

In order for Reflex Monthly Cups to be sustainable we need many more tournament admins. It will not be feasible to continue to run the cups without more help. If you are interested, please contact @Ramagan#3970 on discord.

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The date for the second rotation of the North American cups is finalized!

 

Start Time : Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)

Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/delementary

Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA2

Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/dGJ84UMCC7

Communication : https://discord.gg/VzCft2K

Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746

 

Thank you to donators and we hope to see you all on tournament day!

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Reflex Monthly Cups Experimental Map Pool Discussion

The main goal of RMC is to provide a solid and pure foundation for competitive Reflex. A refined map pool is an important component of this goal. 

Some preliminary changes have been made to:

The Catalyst :http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227484158
Pocket Infinity :http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227493206
Furnace :http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227513321
Simplicity :http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227501276
Abandoned Shelter :http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227508873

The basic theme with these changes is 1 red armor, 2 yellow armors, and 1 green armor on all maps to create more options for out of control, and 5 ammo boxes only (except on furnace), with each one placed on the opposite side of the map from where the weapon itself is. Many of the ammo boxes are placed in ways that either slow down the in control player, expose him to attack, or both. 

These changes are not final, and are a starting point to promote constructive discussion that will lead to maps that utilize the full potential of the new ruleset.

Please provide feedback and suggestions in the respective RMC-EXPERIMENTAL-MAP-POOL discord channels here : https://discord.gg/VkayrzM

After months of feedback and tweaking, this experimental map pool may be showcased and tested in a future Reflex Monthly Cup edition. 

Thank you for your help and see you in the 1st EU cup this weekend!

The EU cup on December 17th will use the standard map pool as outlined in the rules.

We continue to need more tournament admins who will be available to help run the NA cups. Please contact @Ramagan#3970 if you believe you can be of service.

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The item layout is largely effected by the world spawn so forcing the same sort of "standard" item layout to every map is a really bad idea.
There was a reason why maps were designed the way they are and that (at least) partly took the item layout into account. Just changing that with a general argument in mind that disregards every map specific situation that will be caused by the changes goes against all mapping theory that Reflex mappers used up to date.

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