The Arena will be an online coliseum designed for slayers from all universes to compete against one another. With the integration of the Keeper Trials, codenamed "The Ancient Trials", challenges will be held either weekly or bi-weekly in the span of one full "season" (8 months). Players who prove themselves to be among the best of the best will be selected to compete in our famous Zombies Olympics.
Ancient Trials Champions
June - @TXMR
May - ViggyTheBear
April - @sushine1
March - @andydabeast
February - @mralways1
January - @Neanesis
How It Works
Every month will include its own tournament bracket, with 4 rounds pertaining to 4 weeks in a given month. The overall winners of the monthly tournaments automatically advance into the Olympics, as they have "clinched" their division. Imagine it just as a regular sports season if you will.
After the season has finished (which will be around the end of August), the Zombie Olympics will be underway in which 32 overall winners will compete to the death to prove their dominance in the Aether. This isn't any vague woo-ooo-oo tournament...we're talking about the big show. The Olympics will be live broadcasted on the CoDz Twitch page for the world to see, along with a special large grand prize for the champion of the realm.
*Note: It is possible that a wildcard may advance into the Olympics if a clinched player does not appear in time for the final tournament. In that event, more information will be disclosed on how to advance.
The match system in all tournaments is Swiss style - meaning there is no elimination if you lose a match. Your score is recorded as a W/L ratio against everyone in the month. The objective is to hold more wins against all your fellow slayers...so get used to making frenemies.
Prizes & Rewards
What good tournament/challenge doesn't have some form of reward system? As part of the CoDz initiative, the Ancient ones have graciously decided to give tournament leaders prizes for their hard-earned wins leading up to the Zombie Olympics, which may include (but are not limited to):
250 Divinium per overall tournament win
Xbox / Playstation / Steam gift cards
Exclusive Zombies merch not available in the Divinium Factory
Special forum medal showcasing you're a winner of the Keeper Trials
[REDACTED] for winning the Zombie Olympics
...and much much more!
For more information regarding how Divinium works within CoDz, click here.
Rather than text-submitting your application, we will now utilize Challonge - a tournament platform designed with the gamer's interests in mind. All challenges within the Ancient Trials, including the Zombie Olympics (as well as other monthly tournaments), will be held on Challonge and require signing up...but don't worry: it's easy and free to register.
Click here to sign up for the Ancient Trials
Once you've registered, your stats will be recorded against other slayers in a race to win special prizes from challenges and tournaments, including Divinium, gift cards, free Zombies memorabilia, and much much more! What is there to lose other than your soul?
As of right now, the tournament (and this challenge) has begun. To keep track of participants, use this link to see each player standing. Although the current system on Challonge states that players will go up against one another, scores will actually be inputted based on highest round/score obtainable throughout each challenge. The stats on Challonge are not reflective of true scores - they are only to show how many participants have entered and what they scored in.
Welcome to Merciless Mode, where the scoring of each challenge is vastly different compared to the previous months. In Merciless Mode, players are ranked against one another instead of round variance. This means the top slayer of a challenge will receive a score of 4, the 2nd top slayer a score of 3, so on and so forth. This is to test the true mettle of each slayer instead of allowing one slayer to dominate a challenge and then still win the month despite a poor performance in other challenges.
Here is an example:
Player A (R14) - 4pts
Player C (R11) - 3pts
Player D (R6) - 2pts
Player B (R5) - 1pt
To see the true results of each tournament, use the following link(s) below:
Ancient Trials February 2017 Tournament
Ancient Trials January 2017 Tournament
This spreadsheet will display each player's scores per challenge, and also include the Top 3 slayers of the monthly tournament. Use this as your reference for overall scoring, not the Challonge brackets.
To submit your results, please click here to complete the submission form.
Before you jump into your first (or next) challenge/tournament, there are a few things you should know about the Arena. Unlike most match systems, our competition setup scores in real-time, which means you can see who moves up in the ranks, whose group takes the lead, and where each slayer stands in the entire challenge. Now that’s what we call omnipotent.
Alongside the new battling experience, we’ve also included new modes of challenges with fan-favorites such as:
Russian Roulette (new!)
…and many more!
An example of the live broadcast of a typical challenge would be as shown below:
As is with any universe, there are certain rules that every survivor must adhere to in order to ensure balance within each universe – the same follows for the Arena. Every rule must be complied with regardless of any challenge or tournament a player participates in. Failure to comply will result in tournament suspension, and possibly the heavier consequence of a permanent ban from the Arena. Gasp!
All players must register within the Arena website in order to compete in any specific challenge. You may also register on Challonge as well, if you wish to receive instant updates on scores and tournament specifics.
Substitution from another competitor is prohibited during active challenges. For example, you cannot have another slayer play under your name while in the middle of a challenge.
Register with integrity. The worst thing you can do is sign up as someone else as a joke, only to have your winnings go to them.
Code of Conduct
Bribing/begging/harassing another player or staff member is prohibited. (Bribing, really??)
All discussions – both in-game and on the site – are to be civilized. Profanity and smack talk is allowed with self-control.
Any form of cheating, whether glitching/hacking/modding/exploiting of any game mechanic where unintended within the game, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate casting into the Aether.
Extra rules will be supplied at the announcement of each challenge, and must be adhered to whereas not stated in these set of general guidelines.
Winners of specific challenges with grand prizes are permitted to one prize unless conditions state otherwise.
Players who are overall winners of a challenge and/or tournament must fulfill the required information correctly to ensure they receive their winnings.
Bartering with other players for prizes within the Arena is not allowed.
Any prize won will be delivered to the given email/address presented to the staff by the player. The Arena and CoDz staff is not responsible for any stolen/lost/damaged prizes upon reception.
By registering for the Ancient Trials now on Challonge, you are taking your first step to securing a better tomorrow...even if there are still a few days before the new year comes.