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:
|111 clan points
|96% duel wins (104:4)
|The Real MVP
|69% team wins (11:5)
|Life of the Party
|449 event points
|2 rounds won
|Collected 4 bounties
|Longest win streak (47)
|Big Game Hunter
|Largest streak broken (47)
|84% avg opponent quality
|1025:214 (4.78) roast:fall
|108 matches (duels) total
|40 team games
|15 event showings
|21 separate opponents
|14 duels on 24 August
|8 team games together
|34% avg opponent quality
|21 losses against Jety
|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.
Due to the end of the summer break rapidly approaching and the general decline in activity in this round, we've retroactively decided that the current round (Round 3) is going to be the last one this season. However, we're going to give people an extra weekend to play in, so therefore closing event will take place on Sunday 3rd September at 19:00 GMT+1. It's going to be a long one, so expect a huge variety of gamemodes and maps!
However, you may still continue to play your round 4 JDCE duels up until Sunday 10th September. Send your screenshots to one of the JDC admins and we'll add them for you.
The race event has been postponed by 24 hours. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
EDIT: +15 minutes
Here are the pairings for JDCE round 3:
Bracket 1: (2-0)
- Hyperion vs Lazzaro (✓)
- PurpleJazz vs Loon (✓)
Bracket 2: (1-1)
- Krzysiek vs KRSplat (✓)
- Lahm vs Anubis (✓)
- Ragnarok vs Naps (F)
- Sir Ementaler vs Firerabbit (✓)
Bracket 3: (0-2)
- cooba vs Tictac (F)
- Smoke vs Mastersven (✓)
You have until Sunday 3rd September to play your duel. Once the two Bracket 1 duels have been played, the Bracket 1 final match for Round 4 will be available (the two winners face eachother). Please try to get them done as soon as possible, and speak up if you're not going to have time!
Live standings can be seen HERE.
A few people have contacted me over the past few days because their password reset e-mail did not arrive. I've tweaked a few settings and the e-mails should now arrive more reliably, so try again if you're still waiting for yours.
If things still don't work please don't hesitate to get in touch with me or another official who will be able to manually generate a password reset link for you.