Rules updated 5-23-03
Each team will be allowed ONE time out per map
excluding if a player goes 999. The team MUST tell the ADMIN that they want
a timeout; a team is not allowed to do it their self. Failure to follow the
rules can be grounds for disqualification of the match.
dates are as follows: May 9th, last day for a clan to
sign up for the tourney. May 11th, last day you can
make changes to your roster and turn in players GUID keys. All players
MUST turn in their GUID key to play in the tournament, there will be
NO exceptions. 15 players is the max number allowed on a
roster. May 12th, schedules will be posted and clans are asked to set
up their matches. May 19th, GotRail? iCTF Tourney starts.
Clan leaders are responsible for contacting an admin in #GotRail to set
up a time/day to get GUID keys. All clan members must be wearing clan
tags when the admin is getting the GUID keys. Please ask an GotRail?
admin for more details.
Each team will follow a schedule provided by Got Rail?. Teams will play once
a week, Monday thru Friday. The tournament will last for 8 weeks. You will be able to add
up to 15 members to your roster as desired until a closing date. After
the roster is closed, you will NOT be able to add any more members.
Teams should find a neutral server to play on, if
no neutral server can be found or agreed upon after a reasonable effort,
then a two server match may be played. If a two server match is
played, the teams will play their map on their server choice. If the two server match ends in a tie (one map a piece) then the
tiebreaker will be played on the server where the average pings are closest.
In order to have your GR? match broadcast by GTV,
the server you are playing on must have a PB variable set to allow the GTV
client to stay connected (since it's technically a 'bot'). This variable is
a 'mask' which means it will match as much as possible from left to right.
From PB Server Guide
PB_SV_Specname - If a special spectator client "bot" is used on the server,
this setting should hold the player name corresponding to that client so
that the PB Server will know this is not a real player; if the player with
this name ever has a non-zero score, the "special" status is lost
From PB for Q3A FAQ
How do I set up my PunkBuster server to allow GTV clients? Set the
pb_sv_specname PB Setting to the first few letters of the playername used by
GTV clients that will connect. That way, the PB Server will keep the
connecting GTV clients in SPEC status as long as there is 0 score for that
"player". For example, add 'pb_sv_specname GTV' to the pbsv.cfg or
pbsvuser.cfg file in the server's home "pb" folder.
So, if a server has 'pb_sv_specname GTV' set, GTV clients with the names
'GTV-NewDome' and 'GTV-Speakeasy' will both be able to stay on the server.
If a 3rd GTV client were connected with the name 'MyGTV' it would be kicked
after just a few minutes.
Note: 'GTV Client' in this case refers to the GTV server connected as a
client to the Q3A server, not to be confused with spectator clients
connected to the GTV server itself.
Match Format & Settings
Each team is allowed ONE timeout per map. 999's
do not go against your timeout.
No players are allowed to compete for more than one clan.
A clan will be allowed one team in the GotRail? Tourney. Multiple
teams are not permitted.
A team must have a minimum of 5 players on the roster in
order to play.
Matches will be 4 vs 4 only with one spectator.
The coach will be your substitute in case of a 999, so choose your coach
If a clan doesn't have enough members to play the match then they will
automatically forfeit and receive a loss for the match.
Players not listed on the clan roster will not be allowed
to substitute if a clan does not have enough players.
Matches are won by the team who wins 2 out of 3 maps.
Any clan caught using "ringers" will automatically be disqualified from the
Each team will pick a map of their choice to play.
Each map will be 20 minutes, no capture limit and sudden death enabled so there are no ties.
If a tiebreaker is needed, the map
will be posted each week.
An admin must be present to referee each map to ensure there are no problems
during the match.
If a timeout occurs the referee will pause the match and let the substitute
Coaches can call timeouts, if the referee misses the call.
Teams may substitute between maps or whenever there is a possible timeout.
Matches are to be played during the week they are scheduled, the time is
determined by the clans.
The servers that are chosen must have the
Quake 3 Latest Point Release (1.32)
OSP Latest Version (1.03)
Timenudge no lower than -20
Each players GUID key will be needed prior to the start date.
If a member of your clan is a GotRail? admin, please discuss this with him.
All other clans need to talk to p-uRGONE so all players GUID's, can be
All teams are asked to join the IRC channel #gotrail
for their games at least 15minutes before the kick off time. This is to
ensure that there are no problems, that an admin is available and usually
teams will be asked to join their server before the scheduled time so that
connection or other problems may be sorted. If a clan is not prepared
to play after 15 minutes after the agreed upon time they will automatically
forfeit and receive a loss for that match. It is both clan's
responsibility to set up a time and date for when a match will take place.
A GotRail? admin MUST attend every match. Clans must have the
following weeks match scheduled by Friday of the previous week so schedules
can be posted each Sunday.
Teams are allowed 1 spectator on the server. This spectator can either be a
normal spectator or be coach invited, it is teams own responsibility to
speclock their side using the appropriate OSP command. Games will not
be paused should a spectator / coach time out, and will not be paused when
the spectator / coach rejoins the server. If a player drops from a side the
game will be paused ONLY if the team requests it. If 2
or more players from one side drop then the game will be paused by the match
admin. A scorebot will be available in irc in #gotrail to relay scores to
people on IRC.
This tourney is intended to be a competitive yet
sporting event. If a clans actions mean that the good nature & spirit of the
GotRail tourney is threatened or infringed upon then that clan may be
punished and results may be changed to correct this. This relates to general
conduct, both inside and outside the tourney, as participating in this
tourney is a privilege not a right and if we have good reason to feel clans
do not deserve that privilege then they will be punished or removed. This
also extends to actions involving individuals of the clan and teams as
whole, if we feel that the actions of a clan or individual within the
tourney is against the idea of fair competition (e.g. the losing of matches
intentionally) then action may be taken to correct this.
Abusive, sexist or racist names are not permitted.
There will be no talking, other than team communication, during the match
once it has begun. Players being abusive to an admin or player,
flooding messages or any other conduct deemed to be disrupting the match by
the admin will be removed from the server. A substitution will not be
permitted. If the conduct warrants it, the details will be passed to the
Head Admin for review and possible punitive measures.
The prize structure will be announced at the start of the tourney.
Clan Leaders will bear the responsibility of dividing up any prizes between
their clan; the prizes will be sent to the leaders.
Though we have 6 vendors that have confirmed sponsorship, thus far I have
received prizes from only 2 companies as of 4-27-03. I am not receiving
large quantities of prizes to give a way. I will give out the prizes in a
fair manner. That being the case, if the first or second place clan has a
large roster, I won't have enough prizes to give something to every member.
All prizes that I receive will be given away. I have
no control over the products or quantities that a sponsor sends. Please be
aware that if your clan wins their might not be enough prizes for all of
your team members. All prizes will be sent to the clan leader. It is up to
this person to decide how the prizes are distributed to their clan.
q3ctf1 - Dueling Keeps q3ctf2 -
Troubled Waters q3ctf3 - The
q3w1 - Bloodlust q3w2 - Courtyard Conundrum q3w3 - Finnegan's Revenge
q3w4 - Bitter Dungeons
q3w5 - Gospel Crossings
q3w7 - City Crossings
q3wc4 - The Dead Zone
ospctf1 - White Noise
ospctf2 - Crossed Paths
q3wcp1 - Japanese Castles
q3wctf3 Finnegan's Revenge
q3wcp4 - Schadenfreude