Two Team Takedown : Energize

What is it?

If you are unfamiliar with the Two Team Takedown (TTTD), you are in for a treat. It was originally created by Chris and Rob from the CR Gameroom.  We have taken up the mantle for this Format and we are on our first installment for 2023. In a Two Team Takedown, you are required to build two distinct Teams. You will play your Opponent in a best 2 out of 3 games, where you must win with both of your teams. You can find out the details of this Two Team Takedown below in the Format section. 

When is it? 

The Two Team Takedown will start on Monday March 6th, 2023. This will be a Swiss only event with no Top Cut. All players will participate in every round!

Each round’s pairings will be posted on Sunday, from there you and your opponent should schedule a time to play your games for the week. You and your opponent can decide for yourselves when to play your games each week. The games just need to be completed by the following Monday when the next round will start. If all players have completed their games earlier than Sunday, the next round may be announced sooner.  In the event you are having trouble arranging your game during the allowed time, please tag “@TTTD Admins” in the dmNorthTV Discord and we will do our best to work with you.

Players should expect 4 rounds with one opponent per round. As such players should expect the tournament to last approximately 4 weeks. However you will only ever be expected to play one opponent per week and at a mutually agreeable time.

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Registration

What do I need?

All you will need is a computer with internet access, along with a web camera to use with Google Hangouts/Jitsi.  All links will be provided during the Tournament.  Oh yeah… and your Dice Masters stuff.

This Two Team Takedown will be capped at 32 Players.

If you should sign up after the cap has been met, you will be put on a waiting list in case players drop before the event.

How do I sign up?

You will need to register for this Two Team Takedown via Challonge.

You will need to be a member of the dmNorthTV Discord as we will be running the Tournament through that.

In order to submit your Team, you will need to use the Google Form below.  Please note that this is different from past Two Team Takedown Team Submissions.

The deadline for Team Submission is 9:00 PM Eastern Time on Saturday March 4th, 2022.  This is a hard deadline. Failure to submit teams on time will result in an automatic removal from the tournament. 

Players on the waiting list will also need to submit their teams by this time. In the event that a player is removed the next person on the waiting list will be added.

Will there be a cost to enter?

No.  This is a bragging rights tournament only.  There is no cost required to join in the fun.  Everyone is welcome.

Format

What is the Format?

This event will be a Modern Constructed Format.  

We will be running a Swiss only Event with no Top Cuts. The number of Rounds will be capped at 4 for this Tournament.  In the event there is a tie for first place at the end of 4 rounds, there will be a playoff the following week to determine the overall winner.

What is a Two Team Takedown?

For a Two Team Take Down (TTTD) tournament players will need to submit two teams (Team A and Team B, for reference). Each team will follow standard team building guidelines, however once you use a character/action on one team it can’t be used on the other. For instance if you use Black Widow: Agent on Team A, then your Team B could not use any version of Black Widow, even if it is from a different set. The same rule applies for actions and basic actions, for instance Static Field: Basic Action Card can only be used on one of the two teams.

Why do I need TWO Teams?

Each round of the tournament will be played as a best 2 out of 3 games. Further, once you have won a game with one of your teams you will need to win with your other team for the second win. That’s right, in order to win the round you must win a game with each of your teams! This means that the winner of game 1 must switch their team for game 2. The loser of game 1 may switch teams or continue to use the same team. In game 3 each player must use their team that they haven’t won a game with previously. Remember, the goal is to win with each of your Two Teams.

Who wants a challenge?

Additionally, this will be an Energize Event.  What this means, is you will essentially be building 4 “mini-Teams”.  Each of your mini-Teams will be made up of 4 cards plus one BAC.  Each Team can have no more than 10 dice on them (excluding BAC’s).

The other limitation (and the big part of this build) is that each Team must be made up of a single different energy type.  You will be building one Mask Team, one Bolt Team, one Shield Team, and one Fist Team.  That means characters can only be of a single energy type on each of your mini-Teams.*

*Crossover Characters can fit on Teams that use either of their energy types.

BAC’s will be need to follow specific rules as well.  If the BAC you are using has a Global Ability on it, the energy of the Global must match the energy type of the Team it is on.  For example, Arctic Breath could only be on your Fist Team.  BAC’s with Globals that use more than one energy requirement can be on either matching Team.  BAC’s with Generic energy Globals can fit onto any Team.

Have Fun!

How do we decide our starting Teams?

We will be doing this differently than the original Two Team Takedown Format.

At the beginning of each game, you and your Opponent will roll two Sidekick dice.  The Team you play that round will be made up of the energy types that you roll.  If you roll mask/shield, you will be playing your mask Team with your shield Team.

If you roll a ? or Sidekick, you will reroll that die until you get a different energy result.

If you roll two of the same energy, reroll one of the dice until you get a different result.

For Game 2, the winner of Game 1 will switch to the mini-Teams that they did not use in Game 1.

The loser of Game 1 has the choice of using the same Team they used for Game 1, OR may choose to roll Sidekicks to choose a new energy combination.  If they choose to roll the dice, they will reroll dice until they get a DIFFERENT combination of energy than what they had in Game 1.  They MUST use this new Team.

Game 3 will obviously be using the mini-Teams that are left over from previous matches.

In subsequent games, the loser of the previous game will have the choice of if they would like to go first or second.

How long is each Round?

You will play up to 3 games and each game will have a 40 minute time limit. See below for running out of time. Whichever player wins 2 of the 3 games will be declared the winner of the round. Remember, they need to have a win with each of their teams!

If one player wins both game 1 and game 2, you do not need to play game 3. You may still do so for fun, but it should not be reported in the scores.

How do I report the winner of a Round?

When your games are over, the loser of the match will report the results in the match-reporting channel of the Discord.You should use the format “@winnername over @losername 2-1”.  Obviously, use whatever the proper score was for your games.

What happens if there isn’t a winner after 40 minutes?

Should a game reach the 40 minute time limit, and neither player has been reduced to 0 life, the following will occur:

  • The active player will complete their turn.
  • The inactive player will have one turn in retaliation.

If no player was reduced to 0 life, the player with the highest life total will be declared the winner of that game. If both players have the same amount of life remaining (after the inactive player’s retaliation turn), then each player will be given one additional turn before comparing life totals again. Repeat this process of giving both players 1 more turn as needed until life is no longer tied.

Do you allow Proxies?

Short answer is YES.  

Character dice proxies should have the same symbols, stats, and energy type as the original die whenever possible. For example, AVX Black Widow could be used in place of AI Black Widow as they are identical dice. You can use https://proxydice.com/ to help find proxy dice. In the event you do not have access to the matching die, use a non-basic action die of the same energy type as the character you are using. The energy symbols will match and the actions faces (no burst, single burst, double burst) will correspond to the character levels (level 1, level 2, level 3). Use the card as a reference for the stats of each character face. If you need to proxy an action die, use any other action die of the same energy type.  If energy types do not match, you cannot use that die as a proxy.

If you are choosing to use proxy cards, they must be clearly marked so your opponent is aware of what you are using.

Pre-Tournament Rulings & Ban List

Any rules questions that come up before the Tournament will be posted here.  Feel free to contact us via email, Facebook, or Discord if you have any specific rules questions.  If using the Discord, tag “@Tournament Rule Lawyers” in the rules-questions channel to get our attention.

Ban List

10/02/2023 – After some internal discussion and feedback from players, we have decided to put some cards on the ban list.  The following cards will not be allowed for use in the Tournament:

  • Master Mold: Endless Sentinels (SR, DPS) – The card is just too good, even in this limited Format.
  • Barry Allen: Master of the Speed Force (R, SKC) – The runner up for the best win condition in the current meta.
  • Mister Sinister: Dark Experimentation (R, DPS) – The enabler card that allows many of the bad things to happen.  The generic energy Global is just too powerful in this Format.

Pre-Tournament Rulings

Below you will find rules questions that have been asked in advance of the Tournament.  If you have any questions about card interactions you are looking at, please contact us to clear things up.  If there’s a rules question you’d like to keep secret until the start of the tournament, just let us know and we’ll hide the question until the tournament begins.

Prizing

Nope, but you are encouraged to brag to your friends should you win.

Team Lists

Click on the button below to see the Team Lists for the current Tournament.

Keep your eyes opened in the Discord to see when people are playing/broadcasting their matches.  We will try to keep this area up to date with any uploads to YouTube when they become available.

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