Melfice wrote:How do they work btw?
I've been in three of them. They were all different from each other.
The rules were set by the leader. The rules were all different from each other, and so was the system. What these tournaments had in common was that people gathered up in a deserted location (deserted city on a PvE server/Darkmoon Faire). And then people would battle. You would see pet battles everywhere.
Some of these tournaments had prices, others didn't.
Biggest tournament had 10-15 players. It used a 'group system'. Everyone would fight each other, the player with the most wins would win. There were three rounds (first round one could use your top team, the next two rounds had handicaps). The player with the most wins after these three rounds wins.
Other tournament had 8 players. We didn't have that much time. We used a single-elimination knock-out system. We only used 1 team. There were no handicaps.
Last tournament had 6 players. We had a lot more time. So we first used a 'group system' with each group to determine the best two of each group.These players entered a single-elimination knock-out system. This tournament had a fun handicap. Before each fight we could tell which pet the opponent had to use in a team. This resulted in some unique teams (and some nice mind-games).
If I were to make a tournament it would have 2-4 groups. The players would have to submit three teams before the tournament. People would play a best of three. Everyone would fight each player of their group/league. The top 2-4 players of a group would then enter a double elimination knock-out system.
There would be pets for the top 3.
I would love to see this done in WoW, but Blizzard might never get around to making it.
I am not a big fan of such an event that you describe. I don't think pet battles would provide the right content for competitive pvp tournaments. I prefer it if players created this content. There is nothing stopping a group of players to make their own tournaments.