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The GAMECOM Gauntlet - Gears of War 3

Mar 12 2012 01:00 PM | Midnite  in ACL News
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The GAMECOM GAUNTLET - Gears of War 3
GAMECOM has had a hugely successful launch week to their new community portal here down under. To keep things cranking along, they are proud to announce something very special, their first online competition being run on the GAMECOM website. The rise and rise of the Gears of War 3 community is something GAMECOM is choosing not to ignore but rather celebrate, so its fitting for the hit console title to be supported by them for their next online event.
A prize announcement will follow in the next few days, but rest assured this will be a competition you don't want to miss. To sweeten the deal GAMECOM has joined forces with one of its partners in ACL to help award season points for their 2012 Pro Circuit. This means that by competing in the GAMECOM GAUNTLET you will be earning valuable seeding points for their Sydney LAN event in April.

GAMECOM have asked the most respected game administrators; Midnite and his support staff to run the tournament, with the rules he used for earlier ACL Online rounds in effect. This great team of staff, and no doubt upcoming announcements for a live stream and commentary should make for a thrilling weekend of Gears 3 entertainment and gruelling competition.

Due to exceptionally high demand on their new website, GAMECOM have asked community partners to help launch their new competition while they transfer hosting. This means that all you need to do to register is to send an email to [email protected] following the set format described below.


To: [email protected]
Subject: GAMECOM Gauntlet Registration

Team Name:

Captain Contact Information (email, mobile etc):

When – March 30th, 31st & 1st April

Friday 30th March: Pool Play (for all teams)
Saturday 31st March: Pool Play Continuation + Double Elimination Bracket (for the top 16 teams from Pool Play)
Sunday 1st April: Double Elimination Bracket (for the top 16 teams from Pool Play)

Friday 7pm AEDT
Saturday 12pm AEDT
Sunday 12pm AEDT

What’re we playing for?
To be announced on in coming days


Pool Play – Best of 3 Series
Each Pool will have (tba – usually between 4-5) teams. This is dependent on numbers and could change.
Each series MUST plan ALL 3 games.
There is only one rotation of Pool Play. This means you will only play teams inside your pool before this stage of the competition ends. Upon completion of Pool Play you will either be knocked out or progress to the next stage. The reason you are playing all 3 games in a series is to better determine win/loss ratios. Your team may be required to play a tiebreaker game to determine the next stage.

Teams will go head to head on Friday the 30th and finishing on Saturday the 31st of March in a Round Robin tournament to ultimately determine their seed for the Double Elimination bracket finals to be held on both Saturday the 31st and Sunday the 1st of April.

Double Elimination – Best of 5 Series
Each team does NOT need to play all 5 games if a result occurs earlier.  Lose one series to enter the Losers Bracket. Lose another series and you will enter Placement Rounds. Placement rounds will determine the Overall Points for your placing.

Double Elimination will occur after pool play has completed and after all the tiebreakers have been played. The top few teams from each pool will be placed in the DE bracket to fight it out to for the top spot and the prizes that go alongside it.
Double Elimination gameplay will commence straight after the last pool play matches have been
played on Saturday the 30th and will run through to Sunday the 31st of March.
Registration & Confirmation
To register, send an email to [email protected] . Once registered, you will be placed into a Pool. A week prior to the event a confirmation thread will be posted. Once posted, all teams need to confirm their attendance. This is to ensure Midnite and his staff can make things run as smoothly as possible.

Dates & Times
~All time listed are in AEDT~

Wednesday March 28th – Cut off date for Registration (11:59PM).
Friday March 30th – Pool Play commences at 7PM sharp.
Saturday March 31st – Finish off the final rounds of Pool Play then start the Double Elimination Bracket commencing at 12pm sharp.
Sunday April 1st – Double Elimination Bracket commences at 12pm sharp (earlier depending on how many games were played the night before).

Rules & Gametypes
All rules and gametypes can be found here.
- Please note that these may be updated between now and the tournament so check back often!

Registered Teams
Will be posted on GAMECOM in coming days.

Substitution Threads
Will be posted on GAMECOM in coming days.

Prediction & Discussion Thread
Will be posted on GAMECOM in coming days.

Live Stream
Gears 3 is a great spectator game so we’re going to live stream the event. Be sure to tune into the weekends entertainment and follow us on to be notified when we’re live! Supporting us help the community grow which benefits everyone. So if you’re stuck with nothing to do, why not drop in and check out the stream!


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12 March 2012 - 08:24 PM
So keen for this after the success of ACL Gears 3 Online Round 1 :D


12 March 2012 - 09:05 PM
This is awesome news!!!


12 March 2012 - 09:17 PM
<3 Gamecom


12 March 2012 - 10:13 PM
Gonna be a SICK event. Spread the word and lets make it better than OR1!!


30 March 2012 - 11:35 AM
BUMP! This tournament needs more teams! It starts today people. Let's get this thing rolling! Currently 20 team registered i believe.
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