The Ocarina of Time Randomizer community and ZeldaSpeedRuns are happy to announce the first OoT Randomizer tournament!
The tournament will feature a qualifying stage and a bracket stage. Many of the matches, including all qualifiers, will be streamed live on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/zeldaspeedruns
There will be a prize pool for the winning runner with more details on this coming out at a later stage.
We will be using the “Accessible” ruleset. If you don’t know what that means, please check here: https://pastebin.com/RXMxGSfH
Tournament races will use the same settings as the Accessible weekly races, which are as follows:
Settings are also pinned in the “Training Ground” and “Weekly Races” channels of the OoTR Discord: https://discord.gg/5vF2zBJ
Emulators are allowed. However, if you use an emulator, you need to enable frame and input display if available, otherwise you must capture the entire emulator window.
There will be NO sign-up necessary to enter qualifiers.
The current Accessible weekly races (7:00 PM EST/EDT | 11:00 PM UTC) will act as the qualifiers for the bracket portion of the tournament. If you’d like to participate in the tournament, simply enter the weekly races!
The weekly races are hosted on SpeedRunsLive - if you want to join, use the SRL IRC Client. Alternatively you can sign up via the LiveSplit client. An SRL account is needed to participate in the races, streaming is required.
The first qualifying race will take place during the weekly race on August 25, and every following weekly race will act as a qualifier. If you do not wish to enter the tournament, you can still freely participate in the all of the weekly races.
The qualifying stage will act as follows:
Players will gain points based on their performance and the amount of players within the race, using the following formula:
[(total players - race rank) / (total players - 1)] x 1000 = points
ex: [(46 players - 5th place) / (46 players - 1)] x 1000 = 911 points
Players who forfeit a race will receive 0 points.
The current standings can be found on our Standings Page
At the end of the 8 qualifier races, the top 16 players based on point values will qualify for the tournament stage. In the case of a tie, the player with the highest individual point value from any race will win the tiebreaker. If it is still tied, the second highest race will be considered, and so on.
If you do not wish to participate in the tournament stage for any reason, please inform a mod on the OoTR Discord as early as possible to prevent seeding you into the bracket. It will be assumed that every player would like to participate in the tournament stage until the player says otherwise.
Weekly races will continue as normal when the tournament is taking place, but there will be even more races to look forward to on the ZeldaSpeedRuns channel during the tournament stage.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the upcoming races!