Battle Games Skirmish Series

in battlegames •  2 months ago

Introducing the Battle Games Skirmish series.

The Battle Games Skirmish is played quick and dirty!

A limited number of players must fight it out in a best of 1 format all the way to the final match! Hang on to your hats..

New tournaments have been posted! This is an experimental series with speed in mind, utilizing do or die rounds and a limited number of players. Fast moving tournaments where a quick series of wins will propel you to the top!

Hoping these tournaments can be started and completed within 20-30 minutes. Currently skirmishes are taking place in the Gold and Diamond League but again it's an experiment. The goal is to find a quick and fun tournament format with suitable rewards.

New tournaments are being scheduled weekly, check Steem Monsters for all posted events.

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Doubt these will fill up with an 18% take. Players put in 80 and get back 65 a few minutes later, when there are multiple freerolls a day this is going to be a tough sell.....you are fighting an uphill battle.

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Thanks for the feedback @gank! costs between 4-5 steem to create the tournament so as host we would earn roughly 10 steem. I could certainly lower this down to a smaller margin, was just hoping to be able to earn some STEEM to put back into larger tournament prize pools and build something fun and sustainable. I'm not convinced the main barrier is the margin we would earn as hosts, I think it's more likely players aren't finding enough value is spending 5 steem for a chance to win 50 steem.

Any suggestions? Would love to hear some alternative ideas.. Do you think the quick format takes value away from the tournament? I thought it was adding to the excitement and also gives a player a chance to earn about $25 in about 30 minutes of playing time..

I'm all for experimenting until we find a format that is rewarding for players and sustainable as hosts!

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16 players pay 80 steem.
If those same 16 players play 6 games they will have paid 90 steem total.
It is just not worth the risk for people.

The 5 to win 50 sounds nice, but the reality is until someone wins a tournament they won't be thinking like that because the game has a lot of skill in it.....like chess.....and people dont really gamble on chess cause the best person usually wins.

Your best chance is to do 1 steem buyins or lower and look to break even for a while while building your brand, as opposed to trying to build your brand from nothing while profiting from the people you say you are trying to create value for. If it grows, then you can start taking a little extra etc.

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90 steem total in fees*

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Thanks for the feedback! There's definitely skill involved, and a considerable amount of luck as well. I would compare SM to something like poker. The best players tend to win consistently, usually with skill and sometimes with a little luck! Will be interesting to see how the landscape changes over the coming months. Another challenge we are up against is that Steem Monsters is sponsoring people to host tourneys by giving them prize money. Which perpetuates tournament formats that aren't sustainable. Thanks again for the input!

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They are sustainable because they use a % of pack sales to supply the freeroll tournaments.....and after beta there will be another edition created.

You need to take this into account.

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BTW not sure if you noticed but I am a WSOP World champion in Omaha Hi/Low.

No online poker sites take more than 10% of buyins and some of those tourneys last 5+ hours.

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Haha beauty, did not know that! Thanks again for the insights champ!

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No problem, best of luck!

Why did you cancel the tournament.

It is not my fault that only 2 players participated

Posted using Partiko iOS

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When the minimum amount of players doesn't get reached (minimum per default is 4, they have set it higher I guess), the software automatically cancels the tournament - Can't blame @battlegames there. You can however blame them for creating tournaments where the minimun amount of entree fees is way higher than the potential payout. But this will just lead to the tournaments no happening and them loosing their creation fees and working time, so they kinda punish themselves for it.

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Thanks for the feedback @theaustrianguy, I am trying to find tournament formats where the entry fee is low enough vs the top prize for winning, and I don't want to operate at a loss. I want to be profitable so that the tournaments can be sustainable into the future 😄 The margins for my tournaments vary, for example my gold tourney tonight has total entry fees of 18 STEEM, with a cost of 16 STEEM between payout and setup fee. So I would earn apx 2 STEEM if this tournament goes forward. Tonights Diamond tourney costs 70 STEEM to setup and if it proceeds I would earn apx 10 STEEM.

Both of these tourneys give the players a chance to 10x their entry fee. Gold fee is 1 steem and you can win 10, Diamond is 5 steem entry fee and you can win 50. Im experimenting to find something fun and sustainable, if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them 🙏

We have $500+ USD worth of STEEM ready to be handed out in tournament winnings, just need to find fun and sustainable formats.

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Hi @quekery, sorry to hear the tournament didn't proceed. In each tournament description I mention that there is a minimum number of participants required to start, for this tournament it was likely 16. The tournament is cancelled automatically if this number of entries is not met, and your entry fee is automatically refunded so there's no risk to you. Sorry this one didn't fill up, hoping future tournaments have a better turn out, thanks for your support.