[Toronto, Ontario, 9/27/14] BEY OR DIE: WBO's First Team Format Tournament!


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Unplugged Expo 2014 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chestnut Conference Centre - ELM Room
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10:00 AM: Free Battle & Set Up
11:00 AM - 12:00PM: Registration for BEY OR DIE
12:30 PM: BEY OR DIE Start

The WBO is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Unplugged Expo 2014 to host BEY OR DIE! What is going to make this event unique, though? BEY OR DIE will be hosted under the Standard Format, but with an exciting twist ... Teams! This event will act as a pilot for the first ever WBO Team Format (Standard) event! For more details on how this format works, see below.

Unplugged Expo is being held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto:

Located at University and Dundas in Toronto, the Chestnut Conference Centre is located directly behind City Hall. Conveniently located only steps away from St. Patrick Station and a block away from Dundas Station.

Downtown Toronto -
89 Chestnut St, Toronto,
ON M5G 1R1

Entry: You must register on the Unplugged Expo website!
A Blader Passport is not required for this tournament. However, you will need to purchase a weekend pass to gain entry into the convention itself. You can pre-register for Unplugged Expo until September 8th for $25.00 here. Passes will be $35 at the door.

If you want to support the WBO so we can host even better tournaments with even better prizes in the future, you can also purchase a Blader Passport at the tournament, but as was stated before, it is not mandatory for this tournament.

How will the Team Format work?

Teams of 3
In this new experimental format variant, Bladers will begin by registering in teams of three.
  • When registering, teams must provide a team name that will be used to create a Team Account on the WBO.
  • Team Accounts may be used in the future for a potential separate Team Ranking in the BeyPoints System.
  • Team Accounts can only be created by attending a Team Format tournament and registering with your team. They will have a special "Team" user group applied to them to set them apart from regular users. Do not attempt to make Team Accounts outside of tournaments or you will be warned; the "Team" user group can only be applied by Committee Members anyways.

Team Captains
  • Each team must designate one member as the “Captain”.
  • Captains have the right to remove members from their team in order to recruit new ones at any time, except during a tournament.
  • Captains can only join one team, for life. So, think carefully before you decide to form your own team; in many ways you have more freedom as a regular team member. This is important to prevent the possibility of a team of three slowly removing/adding members and then one day ending up with three entirely different members. This way, three new members can't take over a highly ranked team as their own. There is always a link back to the 'soul' of the team if the Captain remains.
  • Should a Captain choose to dissolve a team, their ranking will be nullified entirely and the team will cease to exist. One exception that will be made is if a Captain chooses to retire from Beyblade. In this case, he or she can pass on the leadership to another member, but only if the team has 50+ Team BeyBattle wins at that point in time.

Which WBO Organized Play Formats can be used?
Depending on the amount of teams who register, the tournament will be hosted in either a Round Robin or Double Elimination format.
  • 3-4 Teams: Round Robin
  • 5-9 Teams: Double Elimination
  • 9+ Teams: Single Elimination

And the Team Format can be played using any regular WBO Organized Play Format: Standard, Zero-G, Limited, Plastics, or HMS.

”Team BeyBattles”
The Team Format introduces a new concept known as the “Team BeyBattle”.
  • Each “Team BeyBattle” will consist of three regular best 3 out of 5 BeyBattles.
  • The team with the most round wins (which means a maximum of 9 ‘points’ for a team if they won all three BeyBattles 3-0) will be the victor of that particular round. This means that two strong Bladers won’t necessarily be able to carry one weak Blader on their team.
  • Each Blader will play one BeyBattle against one of the opposing three team members. This means that Bladers cannot play more than one BeyBattle per Team BeyBattle, except in the case of a tie (explained below).

For example:

Team A: Kei, Blader DJ, The Boss
Team B: Kai-V, rooneyt, bugturtles

Kei vs. bugturtles - Kei Wins 3-2
Blader DJ vs. Kai-V - Blader DJ Wins 3-0
The Boss vs. rooneyt - rooneyt Wins 3-1

Final Score: 7-5 Team A

Before each BeyBattle begins, teams will have a brief period to decide who is playing that particular round. When both teams confirm they are ready, the judge will ask for both Bladers to step forward to the Beystadium. If at that point a player from one team does not advance in an effort to see who they will be playing against, an automatic BeyBattle loss will be issued to the offending team.

What happens in the case of a tie?
Here’s another example:

Team A: Beholder, Uwik, Khel
Team B: SK, Alice, Bey Brad

Beholder vs. Bey Brad - Beholder Wins 3-2
Uwik vs. Alice - Uwik Wins 3-1
SK vs. Khel - SK Wins 3-0

Final Score: 6-6

In this case, one final BeyBattle will be played to determine the winner. However, the opposing teams will select the member that represents their opponent in the tiebreak. Each team will select a member, the Captains will notify the judge privately, and then the judge will announce the match up.

Team Size: Unlimited!
Teams must play in groups of three during Team Format tournaments, but this doesn’t mean that teams are limited to three Bladers!
  • Teams are unlimited in size, but can have only one Captain.
  • Teams can be represented anywhere globally. For example: Team Kai-V can play in an event in the UK against Team Blitz, with members who have been approved by Team Captain Kai-V.
  • Teams may only participate in one Team Format event per month. This means that Team Kai-V cannot play in an event in both Montreal and the UK on the same week, for example.
  • If the Team Captain is not present to participate in a given tournament, a “provisional Captain” must be designated for that tournament to represent his/her team.
  • If new team members are representing a pre-existing team in a tournament, they must ask the Team Captain to PM the host to inform them that they have been approved to join their team and represent them.

”But I don’t have a team!”
Don’t worry! If you plan on attending a Team Format tournament but do not have a team, simply register yourself and we will find team member(s) for you from other players who have registered by themselves, or as groups of two.

Additionally, don't forget that we also have a Team Forum! You can try looking for team members there.

Team Format and the BeyPoint System
All individual BeyBattles played within the Team Format will be processed within the BeyPoint System as any BeyBattle in a normal tournament would be.

Team Format and Faces/Credits
Winning team members of Team Format tournaments will receive the brand new Triple Crown Face [Image: TripleCrown-Face.png]! All three team members who participated in a specific Team Format tournament will receive the Face.

Winning team members will also receive +2 Credits for winning the tournament, in addition to participation and majority win Credits.

If you think you'll be able to make it out to BEY OR DIE, please post here and I will start building an attendance list!


Possible Attendees:

Need-to-Know Information

1. During Registration, Open Your Account Page

Open your account page on your mobile device (if possible) during registration to help us keep things quick.

2. Arrive On Time

You must arrive by the tournament start time to enter. We cannot add new players to an event once it begins. If you're running late, contact the host.

3. Stay Aware of Your Belongings

We do everything possible to ensure a safe environment, but can't be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. Keep your gear close by!

4. The Tournament Will Last At Least a Few Hours

This event is likely to last at least a few hours. If you can't commit to the entire tournament, you're welcome to come watch and play for fun instead!

5. Listen For Your Username To Be Called

Your name will be called when it's time for your next battle. If you need to leave early or take a break, tell a judge. Missing a match could mean disqualification!

6. Players Must Meet Regional Product Age Restrictions

All players in this event must meet the age restrictions on Beyblade products in their region. TAKARA-TOMY recommends Beyblade for ages 6+. Hasbro recommends Beyblade for ages 8+. Players under these ages may only participate with the permission of their parent/guardian.

7. Players Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Parent/Guardian

If you are under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must accompany you and be present for the duration of the event.

8. Contests, Raffles, Gambling, Betting, and Selling Are Prohibited

Advertising the sale of any product or service, as well as posting about any contest, raffle, gambling, or betting on this event page and conducting them at the event without approval by Fighting Spirits Inc. staff is prohibited. Please contact the Organized Play team if you require approval.

9. Terms of Service

All event attendees and users of this website are subject to our Terms of Service.

Confirmed Smile

My guess "BOD" stands for Beys of Destruction/Doom?
I'm maybe.
(Jul. 31, 2014  2:04 AM)ULTIMATE BLAZE Wrote: ????? what is this????Tongue_out_wink

A tournament, haha.
Confirm me too Smile

I remember you telling us about it at Anime North :p
What i mean is, is this like anime north?
(Jul. 31, 2014  2:30 AM)ULTIMATE BLAZE Wrote: What i mean is, is this like anime north?

Pretty much, except that it's at Unplugged Expo and it's not as large as Anime North.

Hopefully we get dozens of bladers for this Smile
So bladers from usa, will be coming to this? So yes!!!! another anime north!!!!!Tongue_out
(Jul. 31, 2014  1:55 AM)LMAO Wrote: My guess "BOD" stands for Beys of Destruction/Doom?

Anybody who knows me well might be able to figure it out haha.
Awesome, this looks great!

I spoke to my dad about this last night, confirm me, please. :)
Man, I hope this can be as big as the GBT2, or even bigger, so we can get some qualifiers going or make it like a BeyDays!
(Jul. 31, 2014  5:15 AM)Kei Wrote:
(Jul. 31, 2014  1:55 AM)LMAO Wrote: My guess "BOD" stands for Beys of Destruction/Doom?

Anybody who knows me well might be able to figure it out haha.

Uhhh Beys of Demolition because you like the Demolition Boys? I really have no idea, haha.

lord, I hope it's like that too, but I believe this one won't be as big as what the WBO does for Beydays, so you shouldn't get your hopes up Wink

But I agree with you, I hope it is more than just a Toronto tournament Smile
(Aug. 01, 2014  1:46 AM)LMAO Wrote:
(Jul. 31, 2014  5:15 AM)Kei Wrote:
(Jul. 31, 2014  1:55 AM)LMAO Wrote: My guess "BOD" stands for Beys of Destruction/Doom?

Anybody who knows me well might be able to figure it out haha.

Uhhh Beys of Demolition because you like the Demolition Boys? I really have no idea, haha.

lord, I hope it's like that too, but I believe this one won't be as big as what the WBO does for Beydays, so you shouldn't get your hopes up Wink

But I agree with you, I hope it is more than just a Toronto tournament Smile

With the fact that AN was only a bit over 2 months ago, not sure how much funding the site would have for Qualifiers.

That being said, I'd still love to see it happen/this be a big thing and would see if I could possibly go. Tongue_out
I'm confirmed
this is gonna be cool but i'll try to make it that weekend

OMG! guys... johnny young bosch (black ranger) is gonna be there #rangerdanger
Yoshikid, i hope you can make itWink
Johnny Yong Bosch also voices Lelouche from Code Geass, so I'm definitely looking forward to the whole convention.

When will the rest of the information be revealed?

confirm me please
(Aug. 03, 2014  4:02 AM)LMAO Wrote: Johnny Yong Bosch also voices Lelouche from Code Geass, so I'm definitely looking forward to the whole convention.

When will the rest of the information be revealed?

Whoa, really? I didn't know that.

When I have more information? I haven't confirmed all of the details with Unplugged Expo yet beyond the fact that we are confirmed to be hosting a tournament at the convention on Saturday (hence the inclusion in the lineup on their website) ... and I need to figure out what format we should do, and what (if any) side events we should host before/after the tournament. I'm definitely open to ideas! This isn't going to be a North American Championship (as I'm sure everyone can understand how expensive/time consuming that is), at least in terms of the volume of qualifiers that something like that entails (might be fun to focus on and host a single qualifier somewhere in the US, though), but I do think it is important to do what we can to make it as huge and fun as we can in other ways. Being in the environment of a convention is a good opportunity to reach out to people who we might not normally reach. At Anime North in 2008 for example, Brad hosted a "Beyblade 101" event before BEYBLADE'S NOT DEAD! to teach people about Beyblade.

But like I said, I'm open to ideas! I have a few myself, but what do you guys think would make this event fun beyond the actual tournament? Smile
I would be glad for a qualifier in USA, hopefully somewhere in hHe East Coast being the most active region of he US. I think we should do Standard, Zero G, and Limited being the most newest formats and the one's that most people have (attracting the most Bladers). We should decide between those and then make the real tourney one of those.

However it would be fun to do a tourney to test everyone's skill by changing the format between round (probably not a good idea overall though).

We could have something where the we have two tournaments and the winners of each play a final (GBT2 Finals) of Best of 3 matches, each match being Best of 5 Battles. Then we would reward a special face to the winner. Every placer would still be rewarded the normal faces.

Those are some of my ideas. I'll post more as I come up with them, but I have a ton of ideas. I hope to add a ton more and am glad the WBO community is looking towards the members making it and awesome Organization!
I guess you could put up a poll and whoever is attending can pick either Standard, Limited or Zero-G.

We could do a Beyblade 101 sort of thing, I wouldn't mind helping out. Also, maybe we can get some Beyblade music going and some snacks as well Cool
how o'bout "EXPO-SITION throwdown" for the pre-tournament, in a standard format.
would that work?
I'm a maybe. Not a fan of English dubs of any kind. Much prefer original language with subs. Keeps the emotions in voices intact.

Still, the 2nd Black Ranger will be there!