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Questions tagged [competitive-gaming]

Questions regarding rulesets, regulations and teams for eSports & competitive gaming tournaments should use this tag. Do not use this tag for game-specific build orders & strategies, casual multiplayer questions and/or online gaming in general.

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Rate this high-end gaming pc [closed]

So a friend asked me to collect a very high-end pc for gaming . so after sometime I landed on this specs which provides power and extensible for future needs , what do you think ? something need to be ...
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What does map ban mean?

Watching StarCraft:Broodwar leagues like ASL or KSL, I see that in the information panel of each player there are maps that under the category "BAN". What exactly this ban means?
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Understanding Hearthstone World Championship match format and decks

As I understand, the match format for the Hearthstone World Championship is Conquest, where each player uses a number of predefined decks specified by tournament rules. Where are these decks ...
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How are CS:GO eSport competitive leagues typically structured? [closed]

I have a fairly firm grasp on how League of Legends eSport leagues work with the LCS, LPL, and OPL leagues culminating in a world championship. The Overwatch league is also quite similar. After ...
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Overwatch league - Draws in playoffs

In OWL, you can get draws on maps (if both teams got the same number of control points, but no time in the bank) In the normal season, that works because there are 4 maps scheduled, with a 5th ...
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What is the point of divisions in the Overwatch League?

In the overwatch league, all 12 teams are split between 2 divisions... Atlantic and Pacific. But I fail to see why that division exists. To get to playoffs, it's not top 2 of each division, but top 4 ...
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Why is Conflux often banned in tournaments?

I've heard many times that Conflux is an overpowered town. Some of its strengths are indeed a thing to consider: Phoenixes are good 7th level creatures (when upgraded), creatures of levels 1-3 are ...
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Can a player be switched mid game in pro LoL game?

Can a LoL player be switched with a sub mid game? I was watching a professional match and the game paused, because a player disconnected. Can someone log in using his credentials and continue playing ...
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What is lowest allowed entry age in Germany to participate in pc e-sports?

From which age is it allowed to take part in PC E-Sports competitions in Germany?
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What tools were used to analyze & challenge the records for Dragster?

I was reading an article on Polygon which was talking about a longstanding record for an Atari Game called Dragster. In the article it was talking about how people challenged the record by using "...
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Is there any kind of official/recommended ruleset for tournaments?

There's a local tournament close to my town, and seeing the ruleset they posted on their site I think they are not familiarized enough with the game's competitive scene. This ruleset lists stuff like ...
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How is a slot for each country decided on Pokemon World Championships?

In Pokemon World Championships, there is quite a strong difference on the number of slots allotted to each country. According to this website on the Master category (Day 1 on video game), USA has 36 ...
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What is the penalty if you forget to pick in a professional match?

In League of Legends pro-scene, if you don't pick a champion in the allowed time, what would happen? We sometimes see a forgotten ban, that just means that you lose that ban; and in normal play the ...
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Why are only the default skins allowed in tournaments?

Is there a specific in-game/competitive-gaming reason as to why only the default skins are allowed in tournaments? I never see teams using the alternate skins, only sprays, emotes, voice-lines, and ...
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Why wasn't there a TSM vs RNG tiebreaker game?

In Worlds 2016, both the teams are 3-3 in the group stage. Why was RNG promoted over TSM without a tiebreaker match when their scores are the same?
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How many players are required for tournaments in Clash Royale?

I am new to Tournaments. I want to ask that how many players are required before tournament begins? Suppose in a 100 player tourney, if nobody joins, I guess gems will be refunded to creator. But what ...
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Why is there a 6th team member in 5v5 tournaments sitting on the side?

I was looking at the ELeague photos, and often in them you can see a 6th player in uniform on the side. http://www.e-league.com/lcq-gallery/rjusz8h8jniodazpeldexffvukfyol Who is this and what can he ...
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Are there any group queue restrictions in competitive?

Games like CS:GO have restrictions on who can queue together, such as a Silver 1 (lowest rank) not being able to queue with a Global Elite (highest rank). Now that players have a number rank up to 100,...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

Something like 95% of professional DotA 2 games end with a concession, whereas I have personally never seen a professional LoL team concede even once, no matter how hopeless the game (though I hear it ...
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Is there a recognised record for Minesweeper on a Cell phone?

Is there a current record for an expert game played on a touch screen cell phone and/or tablet? I put up a 98 second expert game on my phone and I'm curious how good that is compared to the 'best'
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How does the new ranking system work?

How does the new ranking system work? It has been relased in the winter update. I want to share a little story: I was playing matchmaking. At the end of the match it has been 14:16, approx. 30 kills,...
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Can you be kicked for idling during the warmup in an official competitive match?

I am wondering because I usually am warmed up, and I want to idle through warm up because of a computer problem.( don't be nosy please ) Will I still get kicked by console for no activity?
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What is the maximum rank difference for a competitive match?

What is exact rank cap for competitive mode in CS:GO? For example: I have two friends, a Master Guardian I and a Master Guardian II. What will be lowest rank that will be able to play with them ...
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How do professional League of Legends players make money?

I'm really trying to go pro, just wondering what channels are available to make money playing LoL?
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What is the benefit of being on an eSport team for a non team based game?

Many professional gamers are on a team for whatever game they play. This makes sense for games like League of Legends where you play with your team mates, but what about games like Hearthstone where ...
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Why button check?

(Competitive) (Ultimate) Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches typically start with a button check. Do the players perform actions simply to check that (all of) their button assignments are correct? Is it not ...
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In-Game rules in professional CS:GO matches

I'm not all-too familiar with the professional competitive CS:GO scene (or shooters in general) but I occasionally play some shooters. Now in professional RTS/MOBA tournaments the players are often ...
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When are teams allowed to play in the LCS or Challenger Series

How do teams qualify to play in the Challenger Series? How do teams qualify to play in the LCS? Are there major differences between EUW and NA? Are there restrictions to the members nationalities?
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LCS: Will tie-breakers count in the Fantasy League?

With the NALCS tie-breakers coming up, I'm wondering. Will the tie-breakers get me points or are they not counted in the results? Note: Was not sure if this question belongs here, but fantasy LCS is ...
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CS GO competitive match making

I can't connect to a competitive match with people on my friends list, but I can play by myself. It's happening on both my accounts, I can enter a lobby click go and it works but then when it says "...
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Why was Supernova paired against JaeDong in Battlegrounds Detroit?

Just watching Day 2 of the Battlegrounds Detroit and they had Supernova and JaeDong, two of the strongest players, paired together, wheras another pairing was Minigun vs Shloopy, weaker players. ...
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Meaning of Bronze, Silver, etc. in regards to competitive TF2

I am currently looking for a team in TF2. I've look on different forums, and I have noticed that people often speak about "bronze, silver" etc... when they present themselves for joining a team. I ...
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What is a 'clutch' in competitive gaming? (Not in the car sense)

I have heard this term being used to describe a particular Pokemon in a person's team. It comes out of the competitive scene, although I don't really get what it means. For example, a blog post about ...
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What is the structure and schedule of official League of Legends competitive play?

League of Legends has become one of the most popular games in eSports, with apparently millions of US dollars awarded in prizes in recent years. I do not play the game, but I'm fascinated by how big ...
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What can make you lose a Ban in the LCS?

I'm just starting to watch the FNC vs CW game, and Fnatic only has the right to ban once (instead of 3 times). The commentators didn't seem to say why it was so, but they talked about Fnatic only ...
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What type of competitive gaming is available to the public TF2 Community?

I'm semi-interested in the TF2 competitive community, possibly even getting involved in playing in a league at the entry level. As such, I am looking for a competitive group that allows pub-level ...
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Does competitive gaming have anti-doping regulations?

Doping is a big issue in competitive sports such as baseball, cycling, etc. As such, sports athletes must complete drug tests and risk disqualification (or worse) if they are discovered to be using ...
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How can I organize a tournament?

I am a gaming fan -- mostly StarCraft 2. I don't play the game much, but I love watching the broadcasts on Twitch.tv. I've been wondering how one can organize a tournament so your favorite players get ...
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What do observers do in eSports?

What does the observer do in Starcraft II eSports productions? As far as current events goes, I've heard the WCS Season II Finals casters repeatedly refer to "the observer" behind the scenes. Does ...
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Is there a term for “leaderboard” or “scorebased” competitive multiplayer?

I'm attempting to research competitive games of a specific type, where the players aren't ever in "direct" competition with each other, and having difficulty describing them. General examples include ...
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What is the advantage of joining teams for competitive fighting tournaments? [duplicate]

I was just watching some footage from last year's EVO... and something is bothering me. Why do some players affiliate with gaming 'teams' such as Complexity or Evil Geniuses? I understand that in ...
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Does League of Legends have a tournament that is recognized as the 'Most Important'?

Is there a tournament that is comparable to the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Playoffs, FIFA World Cup, Daytona 500, etc.? Or does LoL not have seasons in the traditional sense of other sports....
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Why do pro gamers use two pairs of headphones?

Why do they use two pairs of headphones? If I didn't know how professional they are, I would say it's cheating (someone could tell what the opponent is doing by watching the big screen). But ...
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Is StarCraft still played competitively or has it all but been replaced with StarCraft II?

StarCraft II seems much more spectator-friendly (and modern computer), but are there still any large tournaments that are sticking to the old, balanced to the n-th degree SC1? I can't really make out ...
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What does 'counter attack' actually mean? Shoutcasters seem to use it inconsistently

I have always thought that a counter attack meant an attack that Player A does as Player B is doing a big push. In other words, a counter attack by definition can only exist as a response to an ...
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What should I do to get into competitive?

I've been playing a lot of pubs for a long time. What steps should I take if I want to give competitive TF2 a shot?