I am looking to put together an event near the end of the year as part of my 10th annual charity livestream for the Children’s Miracle Network.
I have some basics figured out but having begun a discussion on the topic, I want to make sure I have created an event welcoming to new players, has some level of randomness, as well as skill.
Here is what I would like to do for the “Rumble” portion of the event.
Maximum 30 players, which will draw a random number. That is the order to which they will start playing. Games will be 2 player matches, with up to as many matches going at once as there are machines.
When a match ends, a new player will enter, playing the winner of the previous match until there are 4 players remaining.
Those four players will play three games where the last place person will be eliminated until there is only one player remaining, and that player will we name the Roller Rumble Champion.
Now, since this specific event would likely be frustrating for a lot of players who would only get to play 1 match, I want to also have a main tournament that is where the WPPRs will be.
So, do I thinking of having qualifying run for 8 hours so that players can play up to 2 games on each machine, and the players with the best scores on each machine would qualify for finals. Assuming for now there is only 4 games, playoffs would be a round of 4 to round of 3, to 2, to the winner.
Would the main tournament be valuable enough to interest those looking for WPPRs and is the side event interesting enough to have everyone participate?
If not, I might be trying to pack too much into one day, so I could potentially have playoffs and the side event occur on day 2, but would that make the event too difficult/expensive for out of towners to take part in?
Help me tournament players and pinball players alike. Is what I’m describing heading in the right direction? I have until the Fall/Winter of this year, so I have time to hash out the details.
New to this so all feedback is helpful.
Should mention that since the event is for charity, there would be no cash prizes, but since the Rumble is wrestling themed, there would be title belts.