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Albion's Gaming Tournament, August 2015

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What's this? A Tournament? You heard that right! There's going to be a Tournament for Gaming, and anyone's welcome to join! The schedule is right there, starting on August the 29th and running until and after September the 13th. There will be prizes for certain games, which range from unique Elite:Dangerous skins to Beta Codes for Total War: Arena. Join in! And, check out the details below! If you're keen to join, add the username 'bert862' on Steam, or add bert.kk.callens on Skype!

I've got no money / no games / my computer is terrible! What can I do?
That's absolutely fine. We've made sure to include games that are free and either downloadable or online (in a web browser).

I want to win! Which games have prizes?
  • Civ 5 will have 1 Winner, for whomever achieves a victory first. The Competitive game will be played on Sunday the 6th of September, at 12AM GMT.
  • Guns Of Icarus will have 1 Team Winner, for a random ship on the winning Team. Cooperative play will net bonus points! The Competitive Game will be played on Saturday the 12th of September, at 4PM GMT.
  • Don't Starve will have 1 Winner - Whomever doesn't starve last. e5193351.gif The Competitive game will be played on Saturday the 12th of September, at 8PM GMT.
  • League Of Legends will have 3 winners - Teams need to let me know who's with who beforehand, and Competitive dates will be arranged.
  • Dota 2 will have 3 winners - Teams need to let me know who's with who beforehand, and Competitive dates will be arranged.
  • Team Fortress 2 will have 2 winners - those with the most kills at the end of a half an hour. The Competitive Game will be played on Saturday the 12th of September, at 11PM GMT.
  • Go will have 1 Winner. The Competitive Tournament will be paced throughout the entire Tournament - for those who're interested in playing competitively, let me know through Steam or Skype.
  • Cards Against Humanity will have 1 Winner. The Competitive game will be played on Saturday the 29th of August, at 6PM GMT.
  • Elite: Dangerous will meet up on Saturday the 5th of September, at 2PM GMT. Those interested in winning a Unique Cobra Skin should arrive in an Eagle at Sagittarius A* Almad. Be ready for dogfighting! (Haha, not going to make you go to Sag A, not really. e5193351.gif )
  • Tiny tanks will have 1 Winner, and the competitive game with be on the 3rd of September, at 9PM GMT.
  • Portal 2 will have 2 Winners, for whomever completes the first level of coop the quickest. Videos can be submitted at any time during the two weeks!
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown will have 1 Winner - The smartest commander. Anyone who'd like to compete, send me a message! The competitive games will be held on Tuesday the 1st, 9PM GMT.
  • Altitude wil have two winners, for the MVP of both teams. The competitive game will be played on
  • Planetary Annihalation will have a single winner, whomever survives the last. The competitive game will be played on Sunday the 13th of September, at 6PM GMT.
Which Games are free?
Free Games:
  • Town Of Salem, which is online!
  • League Of Legends, We'll be using either the EUW Servers. Teams are 3 people.
  • Dota 2, Teams are 3 people.
  • Team Fortress 2, Teams are any number of people.
  • Go, Online! a board game that's found a setting in Euro. Look below for more details!
  • Cards against Humanity, Online.
  • Tiny Tanks, another online game from Euro!
  • Altitude, a personal favourite. Check below for Details!
Town Of Salem
Link to Game.

Town of Salem is a browser-based game that challenges players on their ability to convincingly lie as well as detect when other players are lying. The game ranges from 7 to 15 players. These players are randomly divided into alignments - Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals. If you are a Town member (the good guys) you must track down the Mafia and other villains before they kill you. The catch? You don't know who is a Town member and who is a villain. If you are an evil role, such as a Serial Killer, you secretly murder town members in the veil of night and try to avoid getting caught.
Civilisation 5
Civ 5 On Steam!

It's a turn-based strategy game based around building up a selected society into a world power. In the Gaming Tournament, we'll have any number of players and whomever wins first will end the round! Depending on time, we may or may not play longer. For anyone who's into strategy, it's a great game.
Guns Of Icarus
Steam Link!

Being stuck on an airship with a skeleton crew of strangers tasked with keeping it from being blown out of the sky makes Guns of Icarus Online one of the most thrilling multiplayer co-op experiences and also the most aggravating. On deck, everyone has a role to fill: someone has to steer the hulking bird, man its guns, and make repairs when things catch fire and go to hell. If anyone slacks off or performs their duties haphazardly, everyone dies. But despite some glitches and the occasional frustrations of wrangling inconsistent crewmates, there's a certain undeniable satisfaction that comes from surviving an intense battle with your ship held together by duct tape and chicken wire.

In the Tournament, we'll have teams of 4 people per ship (Or less, if you want to risk using the AI!) and we'll balance teams at the time of gaming.
Don't Starve (Together!)
Steam Link!

Don’t Starve Together is the sort of stern instruction that was once delivered by frowning parents to their newly married offspring as they set out to find a partner for life. Or at least, that's what RPS says.
League Of Legends
Website!

Simple, 3 v 3 matches. Make yourself a team, and welcome, Summoner.
Dota 2
Steam Link!

"Dota 2 is simply a team game – a battle to destroy the other side’s ancient bonsai tree thing using a collection of weird and wonderful heroes and their combinations of skills.

It’s resistant to new players, particularly those relatively new to PC gaming. It’s also incredibly time consuming to dig into. You can spend hours on Reddit watching discussions about different item builds unfurl. But if you stick with it you’ll find an incredibly rewarding game accompanied by a hugely creative community (the people who make items and run events, obv – not the fools who instapick Pudge and whine about having no wards despite there being FOUR OF THE DAMN THINGS ON THE MAP THIS VERY MOMENT)." - Taken from RockPaperShotgun.
Age Of Empires 3 & Age Of Mythology
Steam Link for AOE 3 Steam Link for AOM

If you enjoy real time strategy games, enjoy managing an economy, epic large battles, and don't like excessive micromanaging then this is the game for you. It offers brilliant combat with amazing scenery. The unit mapping is rather brilliant and the variety of maps keeps you constantly wanting to play more. We'll be playing with as many people as we can get, in a Free for All on a random map!
Left 4 Dead 2
Steam Link!

I’d almost forgotten those moments. There’s only three of you still alive, the rescue helicopter is right there, in view, and you can’t move. One companion is pinned to the ground by a frenzied Hunter, another is barely alive, fallen from the path, trying to negotiate a route back, and you – you simply can’t move. There’s so many of the Infected surrounding you, pouring from over fences and climbing from a hole in the ground, swamping you, and no matter how many you kill more take their place. And the rescue boat is just there, you can almost touch it, and you can’t move. - Taken from RPS.
Team Fortress 2
Webpage! Steam Link!

"Because I am a warrior, from the very beginning, and I have returned.

Kill me and I will only gain the power of your strategy.

Become my nemesis and incur my wrath.

For when you least expect it…

I will slap you to death with a fish and spank myself over your corpse.

That is the way of the warrior."

TF2! Most Gamers should know this - it's a legendary game, with legendary backing. We'll be playing all v all, and may the best team win!
Go!
Online Link!

Go is an old Chinese board game, with simple rules but hard to master. Head over to the site and give it a shot, or ask someone from your region for help if you know others! If not, talk to me on Skype! I've got a few techniques to share.
Cards Against Humanity
Online Link (May not always work)!

Not even going to say what goes on in this game, but be warned - it's not for the faint hearted.
Elite: Dangerous
Steam Link!

I could talk for ages about this game. If you've got it, you'll know about the vastness of it, or what it even is. We'll hopefully meet up in Almad, maybe have a dogfight.
Wargame: Airland Battle
Steam Link!

"1985. After several months of tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, an incident in the North Sea suddenly sets the world on fire, starting an all-out war.
Command the entire military resources of the period, and plunge into the heart of a new dynamic campaign! With the arrival of air forces, select from a phenomenal array of 750 units (including tanks, planes, helicopters, and infantry) to build your army. Engage in spectacular battles with unmatched strategic depth, on huge battlefields as large as 150km², powered by a new graphics engine." - Store Page
Tiny Tanks
Link!

Great game, not much to say. Try it!
Portal 2
Steam Link!

Test subjects are woken from their enforced comas every few years, medical reasons, and so it is that Chell is awoken in a run-down, faded, eroding room by the frantic knocking on the door. It’s Wheatley, one of GLaDOS’s former personality cores, desperate to get your attention. He’s to be your guide, an occasional companion as you explore the derelict remains of the testing facilities, now overgrown with plants.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Steam Link!

It works. It better than works. XCOM is muscular, tense, thoughtful, mutable turn-based strategy with the dramatic, explosive presentation of a contemporary all-action game. Also, the environments get unavoidably trashed on a grand-scale, in a fashion all too rarely seen in either strategy or action games: these are true battlegrounds. No matter how well you do in a mission, you’ll leave a bombsite behind you. Frankly, you’re probably doing more harm than good to the world.
Payday 2
Steam Link!

"We were outside a jewellery store, on an easy mission plucked from the baffling server browser that I’ll be angry about in a bit. Owen was explaining how the heist would drop: he and Andy would take the back alley, kill the security guards and answer their pagers. I’d be out front with Emily, killing the two cops and taking out any the fleeing pedestrians who might report on us. Then we could grab the loot and escape.

Nothing could go wrong, apart from all the bits that went wrong.

But that’s the point." Taken from RPS!
Altitude
Planetary Annihalation
Steam Link!

"Colonize solar systems, annihilate homeworlds, and exterminate your foes in epic interplanetary battles with multiple players and thousands of units. Planetary Annihilation takes strategy gaming to a never-before-seen scale -- and gives players powerful tools to control the action.

Blow up everything, anywhere; dominate with punishing spacecraft, robots, and other futuristic machines of war. Arm asteroids and send them on planet-destroying collision courses. And take over an entire galaxy in a dynamic single-player mode with procedurally generated content. Don’t just win, annihilate!" - Taken from Steam Store Page


So don't forget to contact Sir Bert, our Knight Interior (his details are above) should you wish to join the fun.

On behalf of the region, we look forward to seeing you on the gaming field!

Yours,
Albion

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