Tuesday, August 07, 2012

National ESL: Go4LoL Cup

Before we headed out for WBC Robb found an online e-sports league that appears to be open to random schlubs like us. They appear to run a weekly single elimination bracket. I took a look at the lowest seeded match and it pitted a 2200 team against an 1100 team. (Somehow the worst seeded team was the 2200 one.) So while we'd certainly have no chance of winning the thing there are teams we could be competitive against!

One thing I discovered while reading their webpage is Riot apparently just added in a 'tournament code' feature to the custom game creation screen. The Go4LoL site generates numbers for each match which the players then enter into a box in the client. It shunts all the players for that match into the right game, reports the results for you, and verifies that only players on the right teams actually play the game. It sounds like a pretty sweet feature and I wonder if it works for other websites or if it's just a Go4LoL feature added to the client.

At any rate it looks like the first game each week starts at 3pm EST on Sunday. So the question is... Can we get 5 people willing to set an hour or two aside and join the Mathletes team?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That time is theoretically feasible... I'll see what I can figure out

Snuggles

lmdemasi said...

I can probably manage it. Do we actually have to be on the same ranked team to play on a team here?

lmdemasi said...

I see now that mathletes was a link, so ignore my question.

Robb said...

This requires a join password

Nick Page said...

My bad. The password, obviously, is bacon.

Nick Page said...

And no, you don't have to be on a ranked team. The games are custom games. I just reused our first team name.

lmdemasi said...

Error

Incorrect password!

Nick Page said...

Ugh. The password change didn't save because I didn't change the 'abbreviation' field and the error message wasn't obvious. Try now!