Mode will have an entry fee just like arena. Once inside player will be allowed to make any deck possible with their collection, standard or wild. When completed, they'll be asked to make 2 other decks that change 5 cards from the primary deck each (just like blizzards new "specialist" tournament format)
Once locked, player would be matched against other players in the same bracket as them. Best out of 3 (or 5) move on to 3 elimination rounds, essentially quarter finals, semi finals and finals. Players in any stage of these matches will be set against other players in the same stage
Rewards similar to arena, just scaled differently, so 1 arena win per victory in the first phase with quarters win being 6 arena wins, semis 9 and finals 12 wins. This is just a suggestion though
This honestly doesn't seem far-fetched, resource or coding-wise, should be relatively easy to implement. Longer waiting times might be expected, which is the only potential downside to this.
So what do you think? Would this create that feeling of competing in a more serious environment, while being different enough from other modes to feel fresh. Who knows, maybe there's a weakly ban list, where every player can vote for a single card they don't want to see and top 10 cards on the list are banned that week
There are so many technical details not even considered. Hard to take a thread like this seriously.
How do you know when it's your turn to play? How long will the tournament be? Where are you in the bracket? Where is the UI coming from to display all of this? Can you only participate on a computer? Mobile? Tablet?
And these are just thoughts I had immediately. If I sat and thought a little longer, I'm sure there would be many many more. Honestly, the way they're running tournaments through battlefly right now isn't bad.
The Ban-System would be nice. but i think this is only possible if everyone can use all cards.
I so, so, so badly want a 2-headed giant mode (or something like that). I am so bored of repetitive 1vs1 play and "tournament-mode" really isn't something I have any interest in whatsoever. (Maybe I'm not alone in that though, who knows?) I really couldn't care less about the idea of a "side-board" in normal ranked play myself. It seems like such a boring addition.