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TESLA2011-07-01 16:50 | SEBbull
The Edge #2 is long time over, so are the NDML #9 and EDL #9. There are only 2(3? 3rd place match?) games left to be played in the EUROQ2L #15. It sure looks like, the competitive part of the scene is going to follow its typical schedule with the summer break. The process nearly as old as the game itself - as the spring season finishes, the playerbase shrinks immensely until the fall season launches its tournaments. Yes, that would be the case this year as well, if it weren't for newash and his never-ending ideas on how to revive the game we all love.

The new project of newash's - TESLA, The Endless Supreme Ladder is supposed to be the kind of tournament Quake 2 really needs - a never-ending tournament, which runs extremely smooth, as it's competition oriented. Just as TESLA's motto goes- no scheduling, no deadlines, no walkovers, no screens, no demos, no pressure. Just pure games, pure competition.

As the name implies, Newash figured the best way to run a tournament like this is in the form of a ladder. In ladder tournaments, you can usually play however many games you wish during the week. That is also true with TESLA. You feel like playing a game during the week? That's alright, you play a TESLA game. You feel like playing 50 games in a row? That's alright, you play 50 TESLA games. Or maybe you don't feel like playing, at all? That's alright, no admin will bother you.

Yet, TESLA is not your ordinary Quake 2 ladder. It is somewhat divided into two parts, as you earn points of two kinds - normal (ranking) points, which determine your position in the ladder and Grand Prix points. GP points are calculated from different formula and are meant to determine the winner of the 10 week period of the tournament, called Grand Prix.

What's even more interesting, is the mappool. There is no hard set mappool of any sort! The map for each week of the competition is determined by the's pool results. That means, every participant can cast his/her vote and hopefully see their favourite map featured in the upcoming week. From what I've gathered, newash may include non-typical maps to the pool options as well, so the tournament may become testground for new duel maps, if that's the players' will.

Although TESLA tournament itself, and its master server is based in Poland, newash is proud to announce that the tournament is open for anyone with a NoFake account and the tournament's main language is, in fact, english.

If you want to know more about the tournament, or check the formulas of how the points are calculated, be sure to head to the rules section, here. Or visit TESLA's irc channel at #TESLA.q2 (@ quakenet). If you know everything you want to know, login onto your account and leave a comment with your nick, here. Map voting for the first week of the tournament starts on Sunday, the 3rd of June, with the ladder beginning on Friday, 8th of June. Please do take note, however, that you can join the ladder any moment you want, even after its official start.

You better buckle up and get ready to play a game or two!

The Endless Supreme Ladder TESLA:
:: IRC: #TESLA.q2 (@ quakenet)
:: TESLA master server: TESLA @
:: Admin: newash
:: Form of the tournament: ladder (tl 10, bo3)
:: Mappool: the map for each week is determined in a pool on the website
:: Detailed rules: Click!

2011-07-20 05:48 
Demos from the ladder for thirsty demo lovers:
2011-07-06 20:35 
thanks GGerdt
2011-07-06 13:05 
goodjob emo
2011-07-05 14:56 
Yes Revo. I was concern by this points too. It flowed from my conversation with Numavezi who point that rule 11 is BAD (PL case : see below). But as we figured out with Numa - no games are forced, so you arent pushed to play on PL server, because you dont have to play at all with some Player, who do not offer you fair ping.

But NoFake is correct imo:

Taken from rules:

Default and master server for TESLA Duel is TESLA @
Any other server with nofake and current map available is legal as well. Severs without NoFake are semi legal (check point 14 in Rules).

14. NoFake
Only Players with NoFake account can sign up to the Ladder.
Games should be played on NoFake servers. But the decision of choice of server belongs to Players only. In case of games played on servers without NoFake there will be no reclamation when game will be suspicious and propably faked.
Players can join the tournament despite of their current NoFake account status (banned or no). However its others Players decision if they will play with a Player with banned NoFake account.

What is wrong with this rule in Your opinion? Lets figure out, how to secure Players safety in other way, if these rules (quite fair and proper in my opinion) aren't good for you.

PL case : i've deleted and fixed this rule. It was

There was:
11. Games between polish and european players
Default servers are polish servers. It is polish Players issue to offer a server with fair ping. This proposition isn't a Player's duty, but is a call of culture and fair-play attitude.

There is:
11. Server
Default and master server for TESLA Duel is TESLA @ Any other server with nofake and current map available is legal as well. Severs without NoFake are semi legal (check point 14 n Rules).
2011-07-05 11:27 
No interest because its on PL servers only which sucks for 98% of the players. Take away the PL/"NoFake"-server-only rule and more peoples will sign for sure.
2011-07-04 11:49 
Nearly no interest among non-Poles, who would have thought. I guess no one reads the scene anymore, after all.
2011-07-03 04:00 
Map set for first week of TESLA Duel :
q2duel1 | q2rdm2 | u2

Sign up till Friday night to collect extra 500 GP Points
2011-07-02 15:04 
word, sofiene!
2011-07-02 06:02 
Thank You Mastre for this article.

People! You woludn't let SEBbull to grab the Cup, would You? emo

Edited: 2011-07-02 07:08
2011-07-01 19:10 
that's what q2 needs,summer break ruins the game,GEGE newash for this emo

now we need a TDM 4v4 ladder emo

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