It's (over) 24 hours since the signups, here's the tournament tree!
I'll be updating this through the entire week.
Who will be the Star? Good luck to You all!
It's time to kick off the round challenge for the round 2. Therefore, I gladly present to you the Christmas Championship mini-tournament!
What do I need to do?
First off, leave a comment under this newspost saying "in" to be in! Only the first 8 people to sign up get to participate, so be fast! After the signups, a standard tournament structure will be set up.
How are the duels to be done?
The duels are to be up to 5 points and will NOT be time-based. Remember to take screenshots of your duels and post them.
What is the mappool?
Just Got Carrot Away (elmsjgca)
Junkyard Blues (naivctf04)
The Melting Point (olctmp)
Light Switch (evilctf23)
Winter Melody (olctfmelody)
How are we meant to pick levels?
If you can agree on a level between you, then that’s great. However, I imagine that being harder to achieve in practice, so each player can choose one map each and submit both duels separately. You are permitted to pick the colour in your opponent’s map choice and vice-versa.
Two weeks have passed since the season begun, which means it's time to sweep the table and set up round 2!
I've adjusted the scoring a little (as you can see in the round information tab). I did it to reflect the fact that this round will be just one week long, as well to be slightly easier to catch up for people who didn't have time to take part in JDC before.
We also decided to do something special for the round challenge, details to follow soon!
GOG's generosity hasn't ended in giving us a JJ2 re-release - they have also very kindly offered us some promotional game codes to be given as prizes for participating in JDC!
Starting from now, winners of JDC events will be rewarded with a free download code for either one of the two following games:
These are two of the finest new PC platformers to come out this year, and will surely keep you entertained over the winter break and beyond!
Simply come in 1st place in any upcoming main event, and claim a free game code! Only one code per person however, so if you win an event after haven already claimed a code, the next one will go to the player in 2nd place and so on. Codes may also be given for other achievements, so stay tuned for any further announcements.
Get out there and play some JJ2! :)
Slightly behind schedule, but the new banner for season 28 is finally here!
Three cheers for DarkClefita, the author of the banner (and also last season's)!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the opening event and made it such a great success! We had 28 different people play at least one round, which is the most activity we've had in a JDC event for some time now. The results have now been posted - congratulations to Jety for winning! (who's surprised?)
I could not give points to players Cpt. Mac, Mike, Tam, Vilinder and Whoajoo89 on this occasion, as they do not have active JDC accounts at the time of writing that I'm aware of. If you recognise any of these nicknames as your own, login by close of play on Friday and I'll reward you the points you've earned for playing in the event.
If you missed the event and are interested in seeing what all the fuss is about, ShakerNL has very kindly provided a full YouTube video.
I've arranged a Domination event for Thursday. This is a gamemode added by JJ2+ based on the UT gamemode of the same name, so if you've ever played that or are just itching to try out some brand new gamemodes in JJ2, I'd be sure to mark your calendar!
Get ready! In just 3 hours (at the time of writing) Season 28 will kick off with a big event where we hope to see you all. If any new players are joining us, make sure to install JJ2+ before joining.
This season uses the same scoring system as last season, with one difference. Each duel you win decreases the base points you get for the next win against that player by 20%, until it settles at 20% of the base value. So if you've won a duel against PurpleJazz, and play him again, you'll only get 80% of the points you got the first time, then 60% if you win again, and so on. This resets with each round. We hope this discourages grinding.
Finally, we've got a challenge for each round again. Round 1 challenges you to play a duel (win or lose) against 7 unique opponents, for a reward of 30 points.
Good Luck to You all!
Jazz is back, and so is the Jazz Duelist's Challenge!
The multiplayer tournament for Jazz 2 players will return on Saturday, December 9th. Everybody is welcome to join and take a stab at the ladder, by playing duels and team games with players from all around the world!
Even if you're not interested in the tournament ranking, you can still enjoy the special events, featuring lots of players playing obscure game modes in the finest community levels! This is also the perfect opportunity to see what's possible with the JJ2+ mod.
See you at the opening event on Saturday!
With the closing event firmly behind us and the last JDCE matches just in, it's time for the Season 27 awards! Without further ado:
|JDC Champion||Jety||1564 points|
|JDCE Champion||Hyperion||First place|
|Clan Cup||Cracco Clan||111 clan points|
|Duel Hero||Jety||96% duel wins (104:4)|
|The Real MVP||Hyperion||69% team wins (11:5)|
|Life of the Party||Jety||449 event points|
|Round Master||Looney||2 rounds won|
|Bounty Hunter||Warren||Collected 4 bounties|
|Serial Killer||Jety||Longest win streak (47)|
|Big Game Hunter||mastersven||Largest streak broken (47)|
|Bravery award||ShakerNL||84% avg opponent quality|
|Casualty Soldier||Jety||1025:214 (4.78) roast:fall|
|JDC Superfan||Jety||108 matches (duels) total|
|Team Player||A7med||40 team games|
|Event Regular||Jety||15 event showings|
|Loves Everyone||Looney||21 separate opponents|
|Obsessive Duellist||Looney||14 duels on 24 August|
|Inseparable||King/Ragnarok/mastersven||8 team games together|
|Newbie Crusher||Jety||34% avg opponent quality|
|Stop Trying||DawidPracki0012||21 losses against Jety|
|Most hashtags||Looney||494 hashtags in comments|
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jety again dominates, taking the big prize (JDC Champion) as well as a number of smaller ones. Impressively, she managed to play 4 duels more than last season, in spite of this season's slightly lower overall activity.
Hyperion also takes home two big awards, being both the most valuable player in team games and the winner of this season's JDCE tournament, which cements his position as perhaps this season's best allround player.
While this season saw less matches played than the previous one, I think we can look back on a series of good games and events nonetheless, and on behalf of the JDC officials I'd like to thank everyone for participating. We hope to see you back next time!
Here are the pairings for JDCE round 4:
Bracket A (Finals):
- Hyperion vs PurpleJazz (✓)
- Firerabbit vs Lahm (A)
- Loon vs Ragnarok (A)
- Lazzaro vs Krzysiek (F)
- Anubis vs Sir Ementaler (✓)
- Naps vs KRSplat (✓)
- Tictac vs Mastersven (A)
Bracket D (Losers):
- cooba vs Smoke (A)
Please submit your screenshots to a JDC admin (me, cooba, Ragnarok or Stijn) so we can add your duels for you. You have until Sunday 10th September. If you're not sure how to contact us, you may instead link to the screenshots in the comments section of this post (use an image sharing service like imgur).
NOTE: Please ignore the matchups for round 4 on the challonge page, as they are mostly incorrect.