After @flowerscandrink did the Top Deck 4v4 USA vs. UK Team Showdown (https://forum.stimhack.com/t/top-deck-4v4-usa-vs-uk-team-showdown/8555) we jumped on the train and did a Nordic Interregional Showdown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMTaMU72ezM&t=5124s). That was a lot of fun and we decided that we wanted to expand on that even more, so we are now launching Show of Force.
Building on the Nordic Interregional Showdown with Team Stockholm as Champions we are allowing
teams to challange the current Champions to a Show of Force, that will be broadcasted by me and @laxen.
The rules for the event is the same as the previous ones (ripped from flowerscandrinks thread with minor changes):
Team size: 4 players (team captain may be designated as one of the four players or may sit out and strictly manage the team)
ID selection: Each team must have one representative for each faction (Shaper, Anarch, Criminal, Weylan, HB, Jinteki, NBN). Since there are only 3 runner factions, each team may select from one faction twice on runner side, or a minifaction runner if you prefer that. However the ID must be different than the other ID from the same faction. This is just like King of Servers. Decklists are submitted to the TO prior to the event.
Each team will be informed of each player's ID choices from the opposing team prior to the match beginning.
Win condition: Once every player on a team has lost once (runner or corp), that team loses the showdown and the other team is declared the winner.
Structure: One match will be played at a time. Both teams will secretly select their first player. Once player selection for the first match is submitted to the TO, the TO will randomize who will play corp or runner and the first game will take place. A game in this context only consists of one side (runner or corp). After one game, the losing player is eliminated and the losing team must select a new challenger to play against the winner of that game. The challenging (losing) team also gets to select which side to play (runner or corp) against the previous game winner. Play continues like this until one team has suffered 4 game losses (sides).
Deckbuilding rules: Normal tournament rules apply (MWL, etc). Station One is legal.
Time: 35 minutes per game.
Team communication: No communication with the active player during a game is allowed. Teams are allowed to confer with each other in between matches. The team captain has final say on all decisions.
If you are interested in going up against the current champions, have the captain of your team contact me here or on slack and we'll try to set a date asap.