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Strike Groups #2 - 5v5 One Day Tournament - Dec 1st @ 1300 CET

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Strike Groups #2


Strike Groups #2 will take place on Saturday, Decemberthe 1ststarting at 13:00 CETand is expected to last no longer than 6 hours. All matches will take place on the EU server.

Team Sign upsstart at 09:00 CETon Friday the 23rdof November. Read further below for details on team sizes and where to sign up.

Teams need to be ready 10 minutes prior to the first match 13:00 CET, come say hello on discord!The initial phase of the tournament is Swiss format so its important we are all ready to start as to not delay the whole event.

1  Introduction

A unique gameplay mode not currently offered in World of Warships. Currently Carrier gameplay is either solitary 1v1 or unorganised 2v2 matches in random battles. In these battles you the Carrier player get to attack and defend but it's mostly 1v1 or as an unorganised 2v2 (tier 7 and below).

In “competitive” game modes Carriers are excluded from Clan Battles and in King of the Sea, the Carrier is heavily penalised and unable to strike unless under very specific circumstances due to the hostile Anti-Air & Defensive fire nature of Tier 8-10 gameplay *cough Worcester*.

There is no gamemode similar to say for example the Battle of Midway, organised Carrier strike groups battling it out against each other. So why not try make our own...again!

In this Strike Group game mode, Strike groups must learn to work together in the chaotic battlespace against an enemy fleet. With only fighters & AA for protection, teams must balance their defense and offense to win the battle either by sinking the enemy or victory by via capture points within the 15 minutes.

This game mode will place teams of 5 (3CV 1BB 1DD) against each other for 15 minutes on maps with Tournament Domination, starting with a Swiss group stage filtering into a single elimination playoff.

2 Ship composition

·      Each team must bring

·      3 aircraft carriers,

·      1 destroyer and

·      1 battleship

·      Ships must be tier 7

·      All carriers must be equipped with a balanced setup

·      Hiryu 2-2-2

·      Saipan 2-2-0

·      Kaga 2-2-1

·      Ranger 1-1-2

·      Teams, which bring different setups will forfeit that game

·      USN destroyers (Sims and Mahan) are banned (due to Defensive AA)

·      Premiums ships must be unique(i.e. no 2 Saipans/Kagas)

·      There is no limit on the total amount of premium ships

3 Team composition

·      A team must have at least 5 members

·      The maximum team size is 7. So you have 2 reserve slots to swap players during the tournament.

·      A player can’t be a member of more than one team.

·      The members of a team do not need to be in a/the same clan. This is a team tournament.

·     Teams must have a contact person, who has joined our discord server https://discord.gg/b2Uyv5Wfor communication of results and details of upcoming matches. It is not required that the contact person is a member of their team, but has to be available for the duration of their teams participation in the tournament.

·      A contact person can only represent one team assuming they do not play.

4 Format

·      16 teams in total

·      I’d be surprised if more applied but with an initial Swiss phase we can accommodate more teams so long as the total number is even

·      The matches will take place in the training room

·      Each battle has a length of 15 minutes

·      The upper team in the tournament bracket is the host, while the other one is the guest

·      The host has to open the training room and ensure, that the guest can join it
(Please do not apply any additional limitations to the training room. So that you don’t need to change it later, in case that casters wants to stream the game.)

·      At least one of the team members must have their replays enabled

·      Also each team must be able to provide screenshots from their results

·     The results have to be provided as texton the #resultschannelon the discord server. (This channel will only be available during the tournament day.)In case there is a dispute, the teams have also to show the taken screenshots.

·      In case something goes wrong (i.e. a player is unable to join the battle) the teams are allowed to restart the battle within the first minute.

·      The ship composition has to stay the same

·      Excessive delay on starting a match will result in a forfeit for the offending team(s). Application of a forfeit is at the sole discretion of the tournament runners.

·      We want to run to a tight schedule within reason, failure to start delays the entire event due to its initial Swiss nature

·     Delay complaints & Forfeit decisions will be made in the #results channelon our discord server


The tournament has two parts: The Groups Stage and the Playoffs

4.1 Group Stage

·      Swiss format

·      5 rounds

·      Best of one

·      The host will always have the Alpha spawn

·      The match will be played on the map with the same number on the 5 Maps list as the number of the current round

4.2 Playoffs

·      Single elimination

·      Best 8 teams from the Group Stage

·      All matches will be played as Best of 3

·      except the Bronze match, which will be a Best of one

·      Map picks

·      First game:  The guest is allowed to pick map and spawn from the given map pool (number 1 to 5)

·      Second game: The host is allowed to pick map and spawn from the given map pool (number 1 to 5)

·      If a third match required, it will take place on Riposte, because this map is symmetrical. Both teams stay on their current spawn.

·      Both teams are allowed to pick the same map

·      In case the first or second game ends in a draw, the team, which won the other game, will be the winner of that round

·      In case the teams play a 3rd match and this one ends in a draw the team with more plane kills will be the winner

·      When both teams have also equal plane kills Fara has to flip a coin ;)


A detailed schedule will be handed out in a separate document.

5 Maps

Be aware to pick the correct Mode, when you are the hostand open the training room.

All maps provide separate spawn for casters, when they take a tier 1 cruiser.







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6 Prizes

The winning team can choose any regular premium ship tier VII or lower that is not a CV or has been permanently removed from sale (Belfast, Kamikaze etc.)


1st place: Player's choice of any tier VII or lower premium

2nd place: 25 x FTW Camouflage + 25 x Hydra signal

3rd place: 7 day premium



7 Signup

·     Team sign ups start at 09:00 CET on Friday the 23rd of November and can be done via this link https://goo.gl/forms/EEBsStLwX67HxA5z2

·      Applicants must supply a ‘Team Name’ and a short 2-5 character ‘Tag’ to help identify them from other contestants.

·      Fun names are welcome and encouraged, nothing offensive please!

·      Totally don’t use CLRN or DPRK!

·      To sign up a team you need at least 5 players and no more than7

·      Sign ups close at midnight CET on Friday the 30th of November.

·      Changes to a teams roster such as replacing a player or adding reservists can be made up till midnight GMT Friday the 30th of November.

·     To make a change, please state your request in the #team-rosterchannel within our discord server.

8 Tournament Day Info

·      Strike Groups #2 will start on the 1st of December at 13:00 CET

·      Team contacts must check in on our discord server between 12:30-12:50 CET

·      Teams must be ready at 12:50 CET to ensure the smooth start of the Swiss phase of the tournament

·      Training rooms can be opened early but the first match does not start until 13:00 CET

·     The tournament will follow this schedule (as best as possible)  


With the upcoming Carrier class rework changing gameplay from ‘RTS to Action’ this will be your last chance to participate in such a chaotic and exciting event. Still not convinced? Check out our previous Strike Groups #1 youtube playlist to get a feel on what to expect


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