2018 Pre-LAN PUBG Boiloff Tournament #2 – Format

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What is a pre-LAN tournament?

Each year before we all pile into one house for LAN, we hold a few tournament that are online-only. This coming Sunday, September 23 from 8:30 – 10:30 PM EST, we’ll be holding our second of three pre-LAN tournaments leading up to the big day. As with all of our events, we’ll be running things in such a way that newcomers to PUBG should have a blast (and have a chance at making it pretty far with some luck), as well as seasoned veterans. No need to be good at the game or have ever played before!

What’s a “boiloff”?

A tournament in boiloff format is one in which we hold a series of rounds, and eliminate players each round until one champion remains. Eliminated players can still participate, but will place an “X” in front of their name to signify they have been eliminated. There will be one “bonus round” by which a player can re-enter play.

What’s up for grabs?

Our top 3 finishers will be awarded 1 marathon point (for determining who ends up at champ on LAN day), and our top finisher will have their choice of an additional MP, one boiloff round immunity, or a raffle ticket for swag at LAN. One random participant will also receive an extra raffle ticket for LAN day.

We’re tuning some things based on last time!

This will be our second attempt at PUBG in our signature “boiloff” format, and we’ll be incorporating some of your feedback after the last tournament. We plan to try a few new things again so please be patient with us if one of our crazy ideas isn’t totally tuned yet! Here’s some of the general things we’ve tweaked since last time:

  • Reduced circle damage across the board in battle royale mode
  • Accelerated circle shrinking to speed up the mid-game
  • Targeting 20 minute finish time in battle royale maps
  • Centering the first circle so players are not caught far from the initial circle by surprise

How will the tournament be run?

Here’s the format we’re planning, which assumes 24 players:

Round 1: War-Mode [All players are “in”]

  • Map: Miramar
  • Perspective: TPP
  • Assault Rifles
  • Teams of 8, balanced
  • First to a score of 120
  • Approx 10 minutes
  • [Eliminate bottom 4 on losing team]

Round 2: Battle Royale [19 players left]

  • Map: Erangel
  • Perspective: TPP
  • 4-man Squads
  • Balanced teams
  • Accelerated first circle
  • Approx 20 minutes
  • Centered First Circle
  • [Eliminate squad with lowest score]

Round 3: War-Mode [14 players left]

  • Map: Sanhok
  • Pistols Only
  • Perspective: FPP
  • Solo
  • First to a score of 50
  • Approx 10 minutes
  • [Eliminate bottom 4 players]

Bonus Round: Death Race!! [9 players left]

  • Map: Miramar
  • Perspective: TPP
  • Shotguns, Winchesters, Crossbows, and Cars only.
  • Those without an X = Form teams of 2 (player choice)
  • Those with an X = Form teams of 2 (player choice)
  • All players have 5 minutes to find guns, ammo, and a car and move to the start line in San Martin.
  • The team of “X”‘s that makes it the furthest along the route, is “back in” the competition.
  • If a team (non-X’s or X’s) makes it across the finish line, you earn boiloff round immunity in the next round.

Round 5: War-Mode – Dodge Bomb Mode! [11 players left]

  • Map: Sanhok
  • Perspective: TPP
  • Drop with Grenades, Molotov’s and Frying Pans only!
  • Teams of 4
  • First to 80
  • Approx 10 minutes
  • [Eliminate bottom 5 non-X’s on losing teams]

Round 6: Battle Royale [6 players left]

  • Championship Round
  • Perspective: FPP
  • Map: Erangel
  • Solo Survival
  • Last man standing of those still in wins!


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