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

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Unplugged Expo 2014 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chestnut Conference Centre - ELM Room
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STANDARD FORMAT - Team Variant

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.

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

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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!

Attendees:
Kei
LMAO
Mango
~Midnight~
LEONE7
bladerkid2414
~Classik~
Pockyx3
JesseObre

Possible Attendees:
UltimateOrion
ULTIMATE BLAZE
OldSchoolâ„¢
Minion
Ocean
loyd87
friendly1

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!

Todays the big day guys!

Ill be heading out soon
Good luck today everyone! GO TEAM U.S.B.D!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!! WIN IT FOR ME!!!!!!!!!
Team Apex BeyDragons came third in this tourney

I had a great time

Some things were stolen from me,like my red cancer and D125 Unhappy
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:15 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote: Team Apex BeyDragons came third in this tourney

I had a great time

Some things were stolen from me,like my red cancer and D125 Unhappy

Who were the other placers?
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:16 PM)SoaringRager Wrote:
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:15 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote: Team Apex BeyDragons came third in this tourney

I had a great time

Some things were stolen from me,like my red cancer and D125 Unhappy

Who were the other placers?
Team DayBreakers came first (Pockyx3,JesseObre and Kei/Scott) And Team Blitzkrieg Babyz came second
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:19 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote:
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:16 PM)SoaringRager Wrote:
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:15 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote: Team Apex BeyDragons came third in this tourney

I had a great time

Some things were stolen from me,like my red cancer and D125 Unhappy

Who were the other placers?
Team DayBreakers came first (Pockyx3,JesseObre and Kei/Scott) And Team Blitzkrieg Babyz came second
Congrats to the placers! Congrats to everyone who showed up and especially the WBO for hosting their first ever Team Tourney!
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:19 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote:
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:16 PM)SoaringRager Wrote:
(Sep. 27, 2014  10:15 PM)Nøᴠᴀ Wrote: Team Apex BeyDragons came third in this tourney

I had a great time

Some things were stolen from me,like my red cancer and D125 Unhappy

Who were the other placers?
Team DayBreakers came first (Pockyx3,JesseObre and Kei/Scott) And Team Blitzkrieg Babyz came second
Congrats to the placers!!!
I saw Tohka,Levi from attack on titan,Daichi and Tyson

I literally was flipping out!
Super glad to here it went well for the first event of Team Format.

Did Benkei's VA stop by? It would have been great if he did, haha.
Had a great today, this was most definitely one of my favorite tournaments, too! Now, to the results!:

The Winning Team: Wow, this sure was unexpected, Team DayBreakers! (Kei, JesseObre and Pockyx3)
2nd Place: Team Blitz Kreig Boys! (Midnight, LMAO and The Sponge)
3rd Place: Team Apex BeyDragons! (Classik, Minion and Bladerkid2414)
4th Place: Team Destroyer! (Friendly1 and two other new members)

Anyways, I'm quite happy to see both my team and I managed to go second, also with a record of 20-10. If overall records determined the actual winners, mines would've won, as team DayBreakers went 21-12 (one more win and two more losses). Regardless, once more, this was still an amazing day, very surprising battle results, as well. As for my own matches, I went 3-0 today, probably gaining at least a good 20-25 points from beating Pockyx3 and a little more from Minion and a newer member who's ranks aren't or wont be as high as his.

Photos shall be uploaded later tonight, as well. I'm hoping to see you all soon! Smile
How many teams showed up in total?
(Sep. 28, 2014  1:15 AM)*Ginga* Wrote: How many teams showed up in total?

Unfortunately, only four teams with twelve attendees, a lot of them needed to be paired with others on the spot, though, unlike team Blitz Kreig Boys and DayBreakers.
(Sep. 28, 2014  1:18 AM)Midnight` Wrote:
(Sep. 28, 2014  1:15 AM)*Ginga* Wrote: How many teams showed up in total?

Unfortunately, only four teams with twelve attendees, a lot of them needed to be paired with others on the spot, though, unlike team Blitz Kreig Boys and DayBreakers.
We were with Minion from the beginning….
Hey guys! I just posted a tournament report here: http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-BEY-OR-D...ilot-Event

If you can't post in the Organizers' Circle forum, feel free to post replies here.



Toronto Bladers, the next tournament date has been set! Midnight` will be hosting Midnight's Birthday Bash and Gotta Revive the Sway on October 12th, 2014 at High Park!. Check out the official thread here and let us know if you can make it: http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Toronto-...e-the-Sway
Leone19, I got your Benkei signature btw Wink

Sucks Kai-V and Valentin couldyn't come, I wish they were here! I'll let you guys in on a secret, our team let them win Wink just kidding, but had a fun day and I was also scarred by seeing something weird today! Thanks to all 12 people who came out! Team Format has a few flaws but its still really fun! Great idea, WBO staff!
(Sep. 28, 2014  5:08 AM)LMAO Wrote: Leone19, I got your Benkei signature btw Wink

Sucks Kai-V and Valentin couldyn't come, I wish they were here! I'll let you guys in on a secret, our team let them win Wink just kidding, but had a fun day and I was also scarred by seeing something weird today! Thanks to all 12 people who came out! Team Format has a few flaws but its still really fun! Great idea, WBO staff!

Please bro stop this, too disturbing. Either than what can't be unseen again, the tournament was a great hit! Thanks for everybody who came
I'm glad to see that this tournament was a success! Congratulations to the placing teams. I hope everyone had lots of fun!
(Sep. 28, 2014  5:08 AM)LMAO Wrote: Leone19, I got your Benkei signature btw Wink

Sucks Kai-V and Valentin couldyn't come, I wish they were here! I'll let you guys in on a secret, our team let them win Wink just kidding, but had a fun day and I was also scarred by seeing something weird today! Thanks to all 12 people who came out! Team Format has a few flaws but its still really fun! Great idea, WBO staff!

We wish we could have gone, but among other things, I had to meet my supervisor on Friday, the day we were supposed to leave for Toronto, and I have to read a lot of boring things for a job interview on Monday, just like Valentin for his own job, so we could not come, unfortunately. I am really glad you guys got just enough people for the team format though.

How was the rest of the convention ? Did you see that there was a lot of interest in Beyblade from other con-goers ?
Surprisingly a lot of other con goers came into the Beyblade room, and some of them were interested in playing with the plastics Beyblades they brought with them. Plus I saw a few people cos playing as Tyson or Kai or Daichi, it was great!

I guess we will see you guys at AN next year?
We should definitely be at Anime North 2015, hopefully Valentin too this time.
For anime north 2015, count me inWink
Oh my god!!!!! this is my third year at AN!!!!! guys just add me to the attendees that are going list, because i go to AN like every yearTongue_out
That'S great news! I hope I will go at AN too next year. it looks like the biggest and funniest even of the year
I'm definitely gonna go to AN next year
Team format was actually surprisingly fun, I'm glad I played.