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Time to play tf2 Pick/Ban matches

Created 28th August 2013 @ 19:37

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ChARMELeOn

What is a Pick/Ban match?
It is a competitional Team Fortress 2 match with 9 players in each team, one of every class.
You PICK one class to play as during the whole match, and then 5 persons in each team BAN 1 weapon each wich is going to be banned during the whole match.

This being competitional matches means that “random spread” and “random critz” are turned off. Any weapon can be banned, but we can’t prevent people from using all the banned weapons through a whitelist because you can’t ban stock weapons with it.

Baning weapons are made through an honour system wich simply means that people have to trust each other not to break the rules.

Why play pick/ban matches?

Because it’s fun.

Also valve has considered to make this into a real game mode, but they need feedback from the community: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-lWvsdynJc

When?
Next week on sunday 18:00 GMT+2

How to participate?
Join our steam group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pickban
and write in the comments that you wanna participate.
And of course be online before it starts Next week on sunday 18:00 GMT+2 2013-09-08.

Please note that only 18 people can participate, nine in each team.

[UPDATE 1]:
From now on you will have to declare which class you want to play as. But it is okay if you switch classes with each others between the games (not during the games).

You can’t ban all the weapons in the same slot of one class.

I have posted this thread at these sites:
http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/11851
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum….php?t=3176205
http://etf2l.org/forum/general/topic-27053/

[UPDATE 2]
Time to make this more organized.
So Far these people have signed up for these classes:

RED TEAM

[ Deep ]Scout
[ [ÜSS] fluttercharm Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ]soldier
[]pyro
[]demoman
[]heavy
[ CubicusBoxfish ]medic
[ Phoenix | Digitalin.tf ]sniper
[ [ÜSS] Stripe ]spy

BLUE TEAM

[]Scout
[]soldier
[]pyro
[ Dust [ÜSS] ]demoman
[]heavy
[ Baerodactyl ]medic
[]sniper
[ Etix ]spy

If you want to change class please tell me in the comments before anyone else takes it and before sunday.

Also…
Please tell your friends about this event so that we can get 2 full teams :D


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EmilioEstevez

S-O

HL Mixes are scheduled through the Colony 9v9 group and the HL Mix spreadsheet.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/9v9colony
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ahjhko7fIw92dGFYRUVVYy1yNGNReXV6TW9FNnlxa1E#gid=2

ChARMELeOn

Quoted from EmilioEstevez

HL Mixes are scheduled through the Colony 9v9 group and the HL Mix spreadsheet.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/9v9colony
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ahjhko7fIw92dGFYRUVVYy1yNGNReXV6TW9FNnlxa1E#gid=2

What are you talking about?

fraac

JOHN
CENATION

I thought Epsilon’s victory at i49 meant we never have to listen to America or Valve or our parents or anyone else ever again.

Alex_jj

Quoted from ChARMELeOn

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What are you talking about?

He mean,on colony spreadsheet sometimes we’re doing this system in hl.

Yeah i played a few of those pickban mixes through the colony spreadsheet when the news was fresh, they weren’t that bad but took a while to set up.

quell

GoodE

Quoted from ChARMELeOn

[…]

What are you talking about?

the spreadsheet emilio linked too is used by dozens of players and teams to host mixes and whatnot. basically it means that if you want to get 18 people for your mix, putting a date and time on the spreadsheet and using the colony mixgroup to advertise with announcements (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/9v9colony) you will get 18 people real fast

you put the info, then people sign up as what class they wanna play on what team if the spot is still free.

pick ban is fun but can take forever to start, gl


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kKaltUu

R6S
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I’m glad you’re trying this, but it has been tested in the past by a few players. I did a quick summary on http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/11851/1#post-187439 and there’s little need to make a new steam group, the colony steam group has most if not all players that play Highlander, and the spreadsheet has the top few hundred EU HL players invited.

Popcorp

If we dont want this Pick/Ban process to take forever, why not just make a new section for Pick/Ban system? where we choose what weapons to ban before we start a Mix, because it takes a lot of time during a mix to ban weapons, it takes overall 1 hour for people to join server and mumble and then ban weapons, so just make a new section in Spreadsheet for a Pick/Ban mixes

ChARMELeOn

Quoted from Popcorp

If we dont want this Pick/Ban process to take forever, why not just make a new section for Pick/Ban system? where we choose what weapons to ban before we start a Mix, because it takes a lot of time during a mix to ban weapons, it takes overall 1 hour for people to join server and mumble and then ban weapons, so just make a new section in Spreadsheet for a Pick/Ban mixes

Thats a good point.
About this taking a long time, we have made it so that 5 persons from each team bans 1 weapon each, so we won’t have any discussions about what to ban, each person choose whatever he/she likes. Also we might give them 10 seconds each to choose to hurry it up (really they should have decided that before it’s time to play).
If this doesn’t work out we just have to decide it on our steam groups page or something before the scheduled matches start.
Kinda like you said I guess :)


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ChARMELeOn

Quoted from quell

[…]

the spreadsheet emilio linked too is used by dozens of players and teams to host mixes and whatnot. basically it means that if you want to get 18 people for your mix, putting a date and time on the spreadsheet and using the colony mixgroup to advertise with announcements (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/9v9colony) you will get 18 people real fast

you put the info, then people sign up as what class they wanna play on what team if the spot is still free.

pick ban is fun but can take forever to start, gl

That sounds interesting :)
We might try that if we can’t get enough people the way we are doing it now.

Cuttlefish

6v6

You have people from the US in this too? :/

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