AZHP CoD Ranbats 2017 v4 IW & MWR 2v2 Season



AZHP CoD Ranbats v4 for the Arizona Call of Duty Community is here! We've run over 70 CoD tournaments for the AZ CoD Community over the last 4 years and another year is upon us.

Our 2v2 Ranbats season is a yearly tradition for our community. With the cheap entry cost per person and 2v2 format allowing easy teamups, the series is approachable by those who are not already familiar with us or haven't been to any LAN events in the past. When the season is over and we hold 3v3 or 4v4 higher stakes tournaments, more of the local competitive community is networked enough and familiar enough with the game to gather a team and compete at a higher level.

Previous season point totals can be seen on each of the following pages:

2014 AZHP CoD Ranbats v1 season (Ghosts) click HERE
2015 AZHP CoD Ranbats v2 season (AW) click HERE 
2016 AZHP CoD Ranbats v3 season (BO3) click HERE

All live streamed matches from Ranbats v1 and v3 seasons are currently uploaded to our YouTube channel on the Shooter Game Events playlist

Discuss details of this event in the Arizona Call of Duty Community group on Facebook and please help spread the word on social media about the upcoming ranbats and the community itself!

Link to provide to this page for entirety of information =


If you are new to the AZ CoD Community or are a free agent and need help finding other locals who play competitively, you have the following options:

1. Join the Arizona Call of Duty Community group on Facebook and post that you're looking for others to roll with for practice/tryouts/fun

2. Tweet at @AZCodCommunity stating you're a free agent and looking for a teammate for our local events. Keep in mind @AZCoDCommunity is not an RT service, so don't tag us unless it's relevant to finding a local teammate for one of our events. We'll help you find a local teammate as we have many followers within the community and will create occasional "free agent tweets" stating Twitter tags of everyone who is a free agent at that time. The @AZHPGaming twitter account will occasionally RT these F/A lists but AZHP Gaming is not ONLY CoD and we don't want to annoy our non-CoD followers with tons of CoD tweets. If you find a teammate, please let us know immediately so we can take you off the list. 


-----RANBAT DATES-----

2017-01-21 - CoD Ranbats 4.1 IW
2017-01-22 - CoD Ranbats 4.1 MWR
2017-02-18 - CoD Ranbats 4.2 IW
2017-02-19 - CoD Ranbats 4.2 MWR
2017-03-04 - CoD Ranbats 4.3 IW
2017-03-05 - CoD Ranbats 4.3 MWR

Dates have been edited. Last event has been cancelled due to the announcement of that weekend as MLG Dallas.

*Dates and locations are subject to change if we are contracted to provide gaming at a major event 



Cyber Zone Internet Cafe
4153 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Nearby food in walking distance:
King Gyros, Daddy-O's Grill, McDonalds, Blimpie, Charley's Place, Paesano Italian Cuisine


Any powdered drink is not allowed unless you're buying the water for it on venue.
You are allowed to bring in food, but it can't be snack food such as chips/sweets/etc 
Buy drinks and snacks on site and support the venue that allows us to hold the event.  





11:00am - Location Opens and Casuals Start
12:00n - Tournament Starts
1:30am - Tournament Ends
2:00am - Location Closes 

*We will be strict on start time as we MUST BE DONE by 2am. If you are late for signup, you will not be able to participate.

*Tournament may end sooner depending on how many teams are playing. 
In a worst case scenario where the tournament lasts longer than expected, we'd host the final matches the next day on Sunday or the following event depending on what the remaining players prefer.


-----LIVE STREAM-----

Events will be live streamed on all of the following services:



All live streamed matches from Ranbats v1 and v3 seasons are currently uploaded to our YouTube channel on the Shooter Game Events playlist
v4 season matches will be no different



Ranbat stands for "Ranking Battle" which is a series of tournaments that each give points to players and teams that count towards an overall season. At the end of each tournament, the players of the top 8 teams will be awarded points based on the point distribution listed below. At the end of the season, the top 3 players with the most points will be the winners of the overall season. Season winners will win a trophy and any additional prizes from our sponsors.



-----FEES & PAYOUTS-----

Registration Fee*: $10 per player 
Tournament Entry Fee: $10 per player
(Simplified: Each individual will pay a combined $20 per person)

Anyone who brings a console and disc copy of the game can receive a $5 refund at the end of the event. Must be cleared in advance. Contact us for more info. We WILL need help providing enough consoles this year as the switch to PS4 has made it difficult for us to drop thousands on more consoles. 

*Registration fee goes towards the venue (Cyber Zone) and to the tournament organizer (AZHP Gaming)

1st place team - 70% of individual pot
2nd place team - 30% of individual pot


8 teams = $160 pot
1st place = $112
2nd place = $048

10 teams = $200 pot
1st place = $140
2nd place = $060

12 teams =  $240 pot
1st place = $168
2nd place = $072

14 teams = $280 pot
1st place = $196
2nd place = $084

16 teams = $320 pot
1st place = $224
2nd place = $096




Top 3 Season winners will win a trophy and any additional prizes from our sponsors.





1st place - 7 points
2nd place - 5 points
3rd place - 4 points
4th place - 3 points
5th place (Tie) - 2 points
7th place (Tie) - 1 point

In cases where a team used a substitute, the points that would normally go to one player will be split between both players. This is the only way 1/2 points can be earned. 





Console: PS4

Format: 2v2 Double Elimination (Must lose twice to be eliminated), 2/3 Games, Grand Finals is 3/5 Games. May include Winners/Losers Finals as 3/5 games depending on time and if agreed upon by all competitors.

IW = Respawn & SnD
MWR = SnD only

Specific game types and which particular rule set will be determined by the community over the weeks leading up to the event, but will be based upon the current competitive standard for professional and amateur players.

Monitors: We use the ASUS VH236H aka the "Evo monitor". It is currently rated tied for the 2nd lowest latency LCD ever produced to mass market. For more information on low latency displays check and their tested monitor database.

Controllers: You are encouraged to bring your own controller. We will have a small number of stock 1st party Sony DualShock 4 controllers available for loan. Control paddle mods and/or buttons and trigger stop mods are legal. Rapid fire mods are not legal. Adapters for using another system's controller must be cleared in advance of the event by AZHP Gaming. If using a converter/adapter, it must be cleared in advance. Brook Accessory adapters are legal. The Chronus MAX line of adapters are banned due to TOs reported damaged USB ports, and programmable macro abilities.

Headsets: Headsets are your responsibility. 

You must provide your own way of getting audio from the game and any communication with teammate(s). The monitors we use have a standard 3 pole headphone jack (3.5mm) output on the back of the monitor that allows you to hear the game volume with any standard headphones. This headphone jack does not work with a microphone and is only an audio passthrough via HDMI. If you want to be able to communicate with your teammate, you must bring your own mixamp/headset combo. Alternatively, we also have tournament mixers on site you can use. Read below for more info.

We will have two Earforce TM1 Tournament Mixers on site to use if needed. 
They are compatible with multiple types of headsets including any Turtle Beach headset with the 9-pin DIMM connector, and any headset that uses a standard 3 pole mic (pink) and standard 3 pole stereo headphones (green). The USB ports on the front of the TM1 are a direct passthru signal to the console. You can't utilize the knobs and audio adjustments on the TM1 if you are using the passthru USB. If you have a headset with 4 poles and you'd like to utilize the TM1, you can use one of our "Y Adapter" or "PC Adapter" cables. These cables are also available from a headset manufacturer such as Astro or Turtle Beach. Make sure if you do purchase a Y Adapter/PC Adapter you are getting one with the correct Male or Female ends. See example photo here for examples of 3 pole and 4 pole 3.5mm connectors. 
If you'd like to download the users manual of the TM1 to read more on how it works, click HERE and it will download from the Turtle Beach website.

It is your own responsibility to make sure you are aware of how the headset system works on LAN/System Link and to have any needed equipment for a daisy chain if you are not using our TM1 mixers.

Profiles: For the convenience of the live stream, the commentators, and to give you credit for your performance, we want you to be able to use your alias/gamername at our events. We ask you to either download your existing profile on our systems at the event (please use passkey/password etc), or create a new account with your alias/gamername that you can use. Do not use someone else's account or name while playing as that isn't fair to that individual. The use of an incorrect account or someone else's account during a match may result in the round being forfeited.
If you have been preapproved to bring a console with a digital copy, make sure you use a new Microsoft account with your alias/gamertag to prevent players being kicked from the game during matches when you sign in elsewhere.

Rules: Will be determined by the community as a whole in the weeks leading up to the event. Will be (as usual) the current competitive standard. Check our Twitter for info.
This section will be updated when rules are finalized.




2017 AZHP CoD Ranbats v4 season points will be listed here after each week