Hi guys! Another article by myself! This serves more of a knowledge dump rather than your conventional articles about the games we carry. On November 4th, 2017, we will be having our First Team event for Force of Will: TCG! Known as the Team Cup, players form teams of Three to compete in winning Invites to Worlds, special merchandises for FowTCG and a Memorable Team Trophy with their Team Name engraved on the Metal Plate. But before we get all excited, let us first go through thoroughly about the game specifics as well as the rules for team events.
Firstly there are many types of Team Events for all games we carry. In FoWTCG however, this is the first Team Event we are doing (there is no official format such as this before). Team Events can be broken down to several types:
A. Team Limited
B. Team Constructed
In Team Limited events, there should be a sealed swiss round pairings with X amount of boosters for each team. Players are required to share the card pool to create THREE decks to be used by each team member. In Team Limited events, players can use any number of the same card (same name and serial/collectors' number) in their decks without any restriction to uniqueness (regular restrictions in game still apply, unique cards "only one in play"). Players are allowed to carry out discussions when building decks as well as during gameplay but this is entirely dependant on the actual game timer so no extra time will be given for discussions and is solely up to the team and its leader on how well to use their time.
Normally, Team Limited events will start with a Team Sealed and will finish off with a Team Draft (Top 4/Top 8 cut). Team Drafts are where all the hype is about. Drafting usually occurs with a 8-man pod but for Team Drafts there are only TWO teams per pod where players from both teams sit alternating with each other (Put simply, it's a player from Team A, then Team B, Team A, Team B, Team A, and finally Team B). Players are then given X amount of boosters to start the draft (regular Drafting rules apply). Players are not allowed to discuss during the draft but you can discuss dekc building and in games decisions as per Team Sealed.
For Team Constructed events, there are several types of modes to play but this is highly dependant on the game in question. In general, there are TWO major types of Team Constructed. Regular Team Constructed with no regulations of number of play sets per team and Unified Team Constructed where a team can only have a SINGLE play set of each type of card made available following the format (I.E: a player from Team A can have a play set of the Card ABC but player 2 and 3 from the same team cannot. Player 1 of Team A can have 2 copies of the card ABC and Player 2 or 3 can have up to 2 copies of the card ABC each OR player 2 can have ONE copy of ABC and player 3 can have ONE copy of ABC. No more). Players are allowed to carry out discussions when building decks as well as during gameplay but this is entirely dependant on the actual game timer so no extra time will be given for discussions and is solely up to the team and its leader on how well to use their time.
As such with Team based events, the number of wins within each team does not affect the overall team win (I.E.: Team A, player 1 won, Team A player 2 lost, Team A player 3 win giving a total of 2-1, this counts as an overall Team victory of 1-0. Hence if the first two players in a team has won their games, be it 1-0/2-0/2-1, the third member is not required to continue with his/her game.).
A general important rule during Team events is that eaach team member is not allowed to leave their table until every single member in the same team has finished their games. Breaching this can lead to game losses to certain disqualification (based on the floor rules of the given game).
Alright guys! That's it for Team Events! Quite a read yoz! But do not fret, once you have tried it out, you will definitely want more! Don't forget to register your teams with us early in time for November 4th! Preregistrations open tomorrow! Please find the event in our group, Classroom: The Gaming Center for more details such as entry fee, prizes and rules! See you guys for Force of Will: TCG Team Cup; Malaysia on the 4th of November yoz!!