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Jan 23 2012

16Bit TF “Frags & Affection” Ultiduo

In the spirit of Valentines Day and kicking off 2012 with a whole lot of fun, 16Bit TF will be hosting the 16Bit TF “Frags & Affection” Ultiduo on Sunday the 12th of February. This will be S.A’s very first Ultiduo and every one and any one is welcome to enter.

So what is Ultiduo?

The combo from 6v6 (medic and soldier) work together to kill the opponent combo. It is King of the Hill (KOTH); the objective is to capture the point and hold it for 3 minutes. It’s basically a death match style competition, very simple and easy to play.

The original Ultiduo concept was developed by Ozfortress. It is meant to celebrate a very integral aspect of team fortress which is the medic and soldier; this is the core of the competitive scene and also is a staple combination in pub play.

With its fast-paced action an Ultiduo competition promises to deliver excitement, upsets and “midairs”. We looking forward to seeing new faces show their skills and expertise with the medic and soldier classes. Simply create a 2v2 team and you’ll be able to sign up.

Tournament Format

KOTH 2v2 format with the soldier and medic combo. The tournament will be a single elimination system, consisting of 3 rounds: preliminary, semi-finals and a final. Each round has a 30 minute time limit. To win a point a team must capture middle and hold it for three minutes (the clock starts running down once a team caps mid and stops when the other team starts capping it). The team who reaches 3 points first, wins the map.

Allowed Weapon Unlocks- Soldier:

Rocket Launcher
Shovel
Shotgun

Allowed Weapon Unlocks- Medic:

Syringe gun & Blütsauger

Bonesaw & Ubersaw

Medigun (Kritzkrieg is NOT allowed)

Competition Maps

koth_nucleus

koth_viaduct

koth_sawmill

koth_harvest_final

koth_badlands

General Rules

1) No class switching is allowed during a round, as it may give a slight advantage. Players are allowed to swap at the end of the round.

2) One Sub per duo will be allowed during the elimination rounds. Please note that semi finals and finals must be played by the exact line up that qualified for them. No subs will be allowed in the semi finals or finals as it makes to drastic a change to the game because a team exists only of two players. (Read this, don’t ask about it later :P)

3) Seedings will be done in a random pick format; a system will be implemented where essentially the participants will be the deciders.

4) Players must play with the same nick they registered with.

5) Each team is allowed only one tactical timeout (pause) per map. Tactical timeouts may not be longer than 10 minutes.

6) If a team is not on the server ready to play within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, that team will forfeit the map. After the first map, teams are allowed a 10 minute break before the start of the second map. This is under the players’ discretion, and if they wish to carry on straight away they may do so. (10 minute break only applicable to semi finals and finals)

Some important informationz!

This competition is experimental. 16Bit TF will adjust aspects of it as needed to optomise the experience for every one. All complaints, suggestions and queries must be emailed to 16bittf@gmail.com or directed at admins present in the IRC channel #16bittf on #shadowfire. Alternatively players can post on the FaceBook group wall or on the Steam group wall. Players who enter the competition agree to the possibility of small changes and improvements as well as the rules.

The exact times and rounds will be announced once registrations are closed and admins have had time to gather all data.

Players who display poor sportsmanship will be penalized as seen fit by the admins.

Tournament admins will be announced closer to the event.

The 16Bit TF “Frags & Affection” Ultiduo will be hosted on Internet Solutions servers, many thanks to them for their continuous support.

Where to enter?

Teams can sign up right here in the comments section, so that every one can see exactly who they will be facing. Entries close on the 5th of February.

Format: <Insert Team Name>

<Insert Player Name “Nick” Surname – Class>

<Insert Player Name “Nick” Surname – Class>

PS: Please don’t ask a gazillian questions in the comments section, refer to “Some important informationz!”, scroll up  😛

Notice

**Important Updates**

koth_ultiduo_r_b7  has been added to the existing map pool.

Download the map from here.

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  1. Turkish

    Team Name: All Night

    Christopher “Turkish” Smithard – Soldier
    Hanli “Delight” Cilliers

  2. Lolita

    ok GO! 😀

  3. Lola

    Good stuff! If you are unable to find a partner, post so we can see who is available 😉

  4. Razerfox

    Sweet :)

  5. skiba

    looking for a soldier partner! 😀

  6. GoMz

    what time will it be ?? :)

    1. Lola

      “The exact times and rounds will be announced once registrations are closed and admins have had time to gather all data”

  7. Zoidberg

    I am keen!!! Got me a solly. :D. I can’t wait.

  8. PaciF1ST

    Synergy

    Jaco “Wasabi” Swanepoel – Soldier

    Andrew “PaciF1ST” Bevis – Medic

  9. tollewaan

    tollewaans Jag

    Izak “jaguarkid” Bekker – Soldier
    Thys “tollewaan” Snyman – Medic

  10. skiba

    team name: wambam

    richard “xolox” tyrrell – soldier
    antonio “skiba” cosentino – medic

  11. Fair

    So a lot of research was done on this cup?
    Honestly those maps are a waste, it takes 4-7 seconds just to get to mid and gameplay will be ratardedly slow.

    Get koth_ultiduo_r_b7, since this map was actually designed for this gameplay.
    BONUS the games will be way closer and more enjoyable.

    1. skiba

      YES!
      furthermore, why do we NEVER play custom maps in mixes?
      wtf is wrong with all of you?
      get the goddamn maps.

    2. Lola

      Im sure we can put the custom map in. Everyone pls make sure you have the map and actually test it pls. Thank you for suggestion

  12. FiSH

    Yogan “FiSH” Murugan – Soldier
    David “Cornholio” Gooden – Medic

  13. JudoBru

    Dean “Judo:D” Lotter – Soldier
    Matthew “bÆstly” Cherry – Medic

  14. FiSH

    TP
    Yogan “FiSH” Murugan – Soldier
    David “Cornholio” Gooden – Medic

  15. Whisp

    The reason we haven’t put in any custom maps is because we’re expecting a lot of people who, as usual, won’t download the map or will not know how to. This happens every competition and it won’t be any different this time. This competition is just a forerunner, we’re testing the waters and the communities response to it. Maybe in the future we will run a custom map Ulti Duo. But for now let’s just KIS (Keep it simple) and get on with it :)

  16. Heckers

    This sounds like some fun.
    Unfortunately Sunday nights are not an option for me.

  17. GoMz

    Jonty “Little-Mermaid” Triton – soldier
    Leandro “GoMz” Gomes – medic

  18. Shawshaw

    Keen to give it a try, looking for a solly to heal

  19. Zephon

    Arne “Bl1nd” Schreuder – Soldier
    Sergei “Goldenpantsman” Pringiers – Medic

    Tristan “Ultixorz” Parris – Soldier
    Anthony “Zephon” Berinato – Medic

  20. stiXz_

    Jacques “¼” Schutte – soldier
    Kevin “stiXz_” Gouws – Medic

  21. Shawshaw

    David “Machaven” Olivier – Soldier
    Tim “Shawshaw” Forshaw – Medic

  22. Praxis

    Too keen to see this lil event played out. 😛

    I don’t mind medicing if there’s a soldier out there who needs one. Just give me a shout.

  23. Lola

    Team Name: OP
    Louw “Acrobat” Cilliers – Soldier
    Hennie “Frozen” Verwey – Medic

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