Pro Play Games holds a (current format) tournament series called the "Pro Play Tour." The good news is that now all of their Pro Play Tours will include a Goat Format side event on Sunday. All of the info can be found in the image below. Thanks, Pro Play Games, for helping us grow the Goat Format community.
We always have to make sure that we're doing right by the Goat Format community, which is why we open up our big ideas for feedback before they're implemented. Please read our proposal and give us your thoughts.
During our last survey, the main feedback that we got was that players wanted a free and no-strings-attached way to play in Goat Format tournaments that awarded money to the top finisher. After that, we ran a free $20 tournament as an experiment to see how players would like it. The feedback that we got was quite positive. In fact, there were no complaints about how the tournament was run.
In order to be able to grow the Goat Format community while not going broke ourselves, we'd like to alternate each month between a free tournament, followed by one only available to donors via Patreon. There will, however, be alternate ways to qualify for the big Patreon tournament. Read on for more details and the survey.
Format Library is bringing back their long running Format Library Championship tournament series. It's a live Goat Format Format tournament, and it's happening this Saturday and 1 PM EST. For all of the details, visit: https://formatlibrary.weebly.com/flc_registration.html
GoatFormat.com is testing out tournament ideas, and we'd like to give you the opportunity to participate. This tournament pays out $20 to 1st place and is free for anyone to enter. All of the information about the tournament can be found below.
When: Saturday 1/5/2019 at 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST
How to enter: Entry will be in the #tournaments channel of our discord server. Signups will start approximately 1 hour before the tournament does. You must submit your decklist when you enter.
Decks: Locked. You cannot change decks between rounds.
Rounds: Double elimination, no time limits. First round byes (if needed) will go to the highest ranked players first. All other seeding will be done randomly. All rounds are played "live." Once pairings are announced, you will have 20 minutes to find your opponent before you are given a match loss.
Prizes: 1st place = $20, by paypal or another payment app. 1st must submit a replay of the grand finals in order to claim their prize.
Glitch/disconnect policy: Opening hand glitches are a replay (do not reconstruct). Other glitches that render the game unplayable will result in a reconstruct. First disconnection for each player in the tournament is a reconstruct. All future disconnections will result in a game loss (unless they occur during sidedecking).
Expected total tournament duration: 7-9 hours
GoatFormat.com staff with serve as the judges for this tournament. Once a judge has given their ruling, it is considered final. Persistently arguing with the judges or other unsportsmanlike conduct will result in penalties being awarded, up to disqualification if appropriate.
There have been a lot of suggestions speculation regarding what major Goat Format tournaments we will run, if any. We want to let the community have a say before we announce anything, so please help us out by giving your opinions by reading this proposal and filling out this brief survey.
Goat Format Tournament Proposal
Prizes: 1st = $100, 2nd = $40, 3rd = $10
Entry: 14 players will qualify using one of the methods specified below before the tournament begins
Coverage: Using the replays, all matches will be reviewed, analyzed, and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Goat Format Tournament Survey
You heard right, free Goat Format tournaments, and the winner gets a DuelingBook donation code. See this thread for the first one:
You can get notifications about future tournaments using the #tournaments channel of our Discord server. Do you know of any other Goat Format tournaments happening online? Let us know in the comments, and we'll be happy to advertize them for you.
Did you know that there are card shops that hold Yu-Gi-Oh! Goat Format tournaments offline? If you live in the northeastern US area, consider coming out to Fire and Dice for their Goat Format cash tournament. If circumstances permit, coverage of the tournament will be streamed at our twitch channel. All of the tournament info is below.
Where? Fire and Dice: 589 Bridgeport Ave, Milford CT 06460
When? January 26, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
Entry fee? $20
Prizes? All money collected for entry fees will be paid out in cash prize support. 70% for 1st place, 30% for 2nd place.
Rounds? If more than 16 entrants, swiss rounds with top cut. Otherwise, double elimination.
Do you know of any other Goat Format tournaments happening soon, online or otherwise? Let us know, and we will advertise them for you!
To spare some confusion, I'd like to share GoatFormat.com's vision for tournaments. We all love a good Goat Format tournament. Running a good online Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament, however, is easier said than done.
We expect to start running our first tournaments in early 2019. Why are we waiting until then? Two reasons:
1. Opportunity cost. In the beginning, we'd like to focus our time and energy on what's most important, creating high-quality Goat Format content.
2. We'd like to take some time to talk to the community and figure out how to run the perfect tournament that everyone will enjoy. We don't want to start off on the wrong foot with a mediocre tournament.
Until then, we will be using this page to let the Goat Format community know about the Goat Format tournaments that other organizations are running. If you know of a Goat Format tournament coming up soon, let us know in the comments, and we'll be happy to advertise it.