Mods if this is not in the right category or if you think there is a better one could you please move this?
So now that everybody has heard of the Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament I think we should have a discussion about the ruleset being used.
First, I like that DLC is allowed, curious to see the new team comps, some of which may fare better against the Kraken than in previous tournaments! I also don’t mind the map bans and callout systems.
I do however have 2 major concerns:
Not all maps have Fair Weather. This can prove disadvantageous to the hunters in a major way. The only problem is the other maps that don’t have Fair Weather have Clear Skies, which causes wildlife to go scarce, unfair to the monster.
Tiebreakers. “At a draw (2:2), the team on the right decide which side they want to play.” There is literally nothing you can do to counter this. Let’s say for example people are going to use Kraken (~80% winrate in the last Xbox ESL) That means there is a significant advantage given to one team that is random and the other team cannot control. If you take out Wildlife buffs because of their unfair nature, why have tiebreakers set up in such a way, especially when one side has such a distinct advantage?
(Full Disclosure: This is not a “sour grapes” argument. In ESL tournaments my team has both benefited and fallen to this rule)
What Can Be Done?
I like to think I’m a proactive person, help think of solutions rather than just whine.
- The map thing, Idk to be honest. I don’t think more maps should be banned, that won’t help, so you may just have to deal.
- The Tiebreaker though is an easier fix. Instead of making it random, it should be choice goes to whichever team had the fastest round. In the time it took our team to lose 1 match, our monster was able to win both of theirs. This can at least take some skill into account instead of just being random.
Now I know that it may not be perfect but that is I figured I would put this up here. We can discuss different opinions and see if we can’t come to a consensus. Here are the rules so if there are any questions it’s just a click away!
Edited for Grammar