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Freestyle Focus

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Name: Freestyle Focus - Freestyle Focus #1
Type: Public
Game type: 1vs1
Created: September 30, 2023, 04:27 PM

Cup scheme(s): scheme Rubber Warmer
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Signups time: September 30, 2023, 04:30 PM

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Description:
Freestyle Focus:

The art of freestyle roping was once the most popular and admired skill in the history of the game.

Warmers were a place where like minded individuals could hang out all night and show off their physical prowess with the rope while having interesting conversations and making life long friends.

We're bringing Warmer back!


Signups:

This Cup is invite only, limited to 8 players.

However, it is still Public, which means anyone good enough can enter!

This is an event for the best of the best, you need to prove you can rope at a high enough level in order to compete in this event.

If you do not meet a certain level of skill, you will not be accepted and will be removed from the Signups list.

However the good news is this event is planned to happen often in the future so you can always improve and compete next time if you are not good enough yet.

The Cup will start once there are 8 players who have passed the skill criteria.


Rules:

The entire Cup will use 1 map:

Oldschool Hangout | https://www.tus-wa.com/maps/map-17277/



In each match both players get 2x 60 second turns to warm up, then 1x 60 seconds to do their best roping and impress the judges!

The Cup scheme features Rubberworm, so you can focus on getting the best stretch of roping you can even if you make a few mistakes along the way.

There will be 3 judges, myself and 2 others to be decided, 2 other people I can trust to judge fairly. If not I'll do it myself.

There are 2 ways each match will be judged:

  • The match will be streamed live with all 3 judges with a decision made there and then.
  • The match will be streamed live by myself then discussed after by all 3 judges via Discord, then the winner can report after the decision.


Live Streams:

It will be mandatory that ALL matches will be scheduled in advance and streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/WormsArmageddonCWA

If you are interested in competitive matches for Worms Armageddon, join our Discord where we're focused on all aspects of competitive WA:

-----> CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR DISCORD - Competitive Worms Armageddon <-----


Deadlines:

There will be deadlines set for each stage, there will be no extensions.

Group Stage - 4 weeks
Playoffs Semi Finals - 2 weeks
Playoffs Final - 2 weeks

It is each players responsibility to organize their matches before the deadline.

Organizing your matches within the official Cup thread takes priority over all other forms of communication with your opponent when judging who will proceed due to unfinished matches.

Though players can organize their matches outside of TUS if they wish.


Prize Pool:

1st - £20

2nd - £10

3rd - £5


ALL PRIZES ARE PAID VIA PAYPAL OR STEAM GAME GIFT UP TO THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE MONEY


Scheme:

Rubber Warmer | https://www.tus-wa.com/schemes/scheme-5317/


Map:

Oldschool Hangout | https://www.tus-wa.com/maps/map-17277/



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Offline TheKomodo

Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« on: September 30, 2023, 04:28 PM »
This should be A LOT of fun!

Offline Lancelot

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2023, 04:36 PM »
Awww

I thought this was a Grenade Wars  :(
   

Offline flashR

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 10:30 PM »
Oh nice, Freestyle cup, it will be interesting show! I wish GL to all participants!

Offline TheWalrus

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2023, 11:01 PM »
Honestly I'd like to see what people have to offer, I used to play only warmer.  That was 20 years ago, and I'm old and don't like warmer anymore.  Interested to see the results, however.

I too, like Lancelot, was hoping for some komo grenade wars/artillery cup, but looks like will have to keep anticipating.....

Offline Big Billy

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2023, 10:40 AM »
Very interesting. I also mostly warmer'd back in the old days. These days I mostly play warmer in bigrr maps.^^

But I guess I will try this one out here.
Some warm nlF feelings <3

Offline TheKomodo

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2023, 12:36 PM »
Mablak has confirmed he will be an official judge.

Offline TheKomodo

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2023, 05:32 PM »
Out of curiosity...

I know some people might need a few days up to a week in order to submit a demo replay.

Though is it possible to get a show of hands of people who are interested in this event? If you aren't interested could you say why?

I may be willing to change some things if it brings more interest because quite honestly I feel like Warmers are the most skillful scheme that ever has or ever will exist in this game and it's a shame there are not as many players interested in it!

Offline Korydex

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2023, 05:52 PM »
maybe because warmers are hosted once in a blue moon on wormnet? maybe a few ppl also play it offline, but u need some balls to play in event like this :D

Online Lupastic

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2023, 06:28 PM »
lmfao Komi, even the playerbase of mole shopper has/had 3 times as much players than warmer or trick racers.. this is simply because most players don't own fast tapping antighosting or whateva keyboards, or they don't wanna dig deep into using cheats/scripts/macros for fast tapping in a scheme which is neither a battle scheme nor a race scheme, like all the rest. I believe schemes like: comet dodge, warmer, trick race are one of the scheme which has the least sense of all, simply because it has no point. it's just practising or flexing on rope with scripts/good spacebars and getting ready for actual races like big rr/tower/TTRR or the wide variations of shoppers that 97% of the playerbase play out there. calling it "art" might be suitable for 10-15 players overall in the past 2 decades you have had in this game online..

it might be good for submitting replays or making TUS challenges though

one more unique scheme that came to my mind that stands out of all the rest (neither a race, nor battle themed, like this one) are boardgames! but even those actually make much more sense to play, and require a much wider scale of skills overall to play it other than rapid tapping with tools.

https://www.tus-wa.com/schemes/scheme-4081/
(wormopoly)

https://www.wmdb.org/44902
https://www.wmdb.org/40912
(or actual boardgames with unique board maps)

Offline Sir-J

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2023, 06:51 PM »
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« Last Edit: October 19, 2023, 12:15 AM by Sir-J »

Offline Lancelot

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2023, 07:05 PM »
Out of curiosity...

I know some people might need a few days up to a week in order to submit a demo replay.

Though is it possible to get a show of hands of people who are interested in this event? If you aren't interested could you say why?

I may be willing to change some things if it brings more interest because quite honestly I feel like Warmers are the most skillful scheme that ever has or ever will exist in this game and it's a shame there are not as many players interested in it!

As soon as the comet dodging cup ends, I'll make a grenade wars cup.

I think it will be more relevant than this idea.

Of course, if no one wants to create a cup before me, then I would gladly participate

Most often we have to make cups that are relevant, or come up with fresh ideas.
At one time I had to close Camelot T17 cup, because no one was surprised or interested in the T17 scheme

Nowadays I am more careful when I create a cup and think many times whether someone will be interested or not.

If there are no willing or interested people, then your idea is not very good

I personally am not very interested in playing rope schemes, just for fun, without thinking about the names of the tricks I do
   

Offline TheKomodo

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2023, 08:29 PM »
lmfao Komi, even the playerbase of mole shopper has/had 3 times as much players than warmer or trick racers..

Nope.

When Worms Armageddon was in it's prime, between 1999 and 2003, Warmers were the most popular scheme, of all time.

More people played it at the same time, it has had more top players than most schemes combined.

It has the least sense in a competitive sense if you focus on playing battles and stuff, but it's one of the most influential scheme of all time as far as I'm concerned.


Edit:

Think of it like... Skateboarding... People freestyle in competitions, Warmers are like that.

If you get it, you get it, if you don't, you don't.

It's either the best thing ever, or you don't care about it at all.

Needless to say, it's without a doubt that Warmers were the most popular scheme back in the golden ERA of WormNET where you would have literally hundreds and hundreds of exceptionally skilled players all playing this scheme for multiple hours on end without breaks.

No other scheme has even came close to that.

I miss those days, and will do everything in my power to get it back on some level again!

If people want to change details of this event to join up, give me your suggestions, I'm open to it!



@Sir-J

As to what impresses the judges, that's why we will have 3 judges.

The main things which are impressive in Warmer and Freestyling is:

Speed - How fast you can go in general, in all aspects, that means doing tricks and moves as fast as possible, it's more impressive to have that level of control. Though, saying that, it's also impressive to switch it up and do some moves that are slower!

Consistency - So consistency comes into play more when you are doing riskier moves, and not failing. So think of consistency as in, keeping it going without failure or mistakes.

Creativity - This is self explanatory... It's about doing things that aren't common. To think of combos which aren't done often, or moves in places people usually don't do them.

Variety - This is self explanatory as well... It's might sound similar to creativity but it's not quite. Variety is just mixing it up with a bunch of different stuff so you aren't too repetitive.

Adaptability - This is very important as well... Being adaptive means you can switch it up in an instant... You might go for a certain trick, but can see you aren't going to make it in time so you adapt and quickly execute something that does work! If you are good enough at this, it can look like everything was meant purposely!

Offline Lancelot

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2023, 08:50 PM »
If I were given the choice of something to experience or play or watch again, I would choose WormOlympics without hesitation.
I would give some things to go through that time of competing again in different schemes, sometimes going long enough to win some tournament...

Nostalgia is good, and your idea is actually quite good, but another question would be more appropriate here - who is interested in this? Watching/streaming is ok, but playing? Even for those who like to play on a rope...I think cups based on the schemes that are currently relevant are more preferable (like rope race, roper, wxw, etc).
   

Offline Sir-J

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2023, 08:56 PM »
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« Last Edit: October 19, 2023, 12:15 AM by Sir-J »

Offline TheKomodo

Re: Cup #1217, Freestyle Focus
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2023, 09:27 PM »
Sir-J, please join up!

You are one of the best Ropers Worms Armageddon has ever seen, it would be an honour to watch you compete!

If you want a general idea of what to do, join me for some Warmers with Mablak or something to get a bit practise in!