Here at Gamercraft, we want to provide the most frictionless, smooth, and premium competitive experiences in the amateur esports scene. We are making it easy for amateur players, teams, and esports organizations to join tournaments, compete, and find new ways of growing and improving.
Our mobile app and tournament platform was designed to allow amateurs to access professionally produced tournaments. Our tournaments are rank and skill adjusted, with ever-evolving anti-smurfing measures, so that you always compete against gamers of your own rank and minimize bad competitive experience. In short, we are not only going the extra mile to stop smurfers and cheaters but also to create a competitive ecosystem where you and your team can thrive and leave your mark.
For the duration of our Beta stage, most of our tournaments will be short-form (single elimination, 8-team tournaments) with no big time commitments and motivating prize pools. Though there might be some bigger or longer tournaments the typical bracket looks like this:
These rules and guidelines have been adapted to the tournament experiences within Gamercraft and imply the use of the mobile application
A type of tournament where teams are eliminated after one loss. The winners of the matches advance until the final, where only one team can win.
A type of tournament where teams are eliminated after two losses. The tournament has two brackets: one for the winners (undefeated) and one for losers (the teams with one loss). This tournament has a grand final where the winners of both brackets face each other.
A League is a competitive structure where all participating teams face each other at least once (or twice). Every match gives the winner a predetermined amount of points, thus creating the standing and ranking tables.
A bracket is the stage or stages, depending on the format, of a tournament. For instance, one might refer to the Semifinal Bracket and that includes the two semifinal matches. Brackets are connected with other brackets and make up the tournament tree.
A match is when teams face-off in a specific tournament stage (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final). A match may be composed of one (1), three (3), or five (5) games.
A game is a subset, a component, of a match where teams face each other and have their own scores.
In the Gamercraft app, the BO1, BO3, BO5 acronyms mean Best of X. The X determines the number of games in a match. A Best of 3 (BO3) match has 3 games where a team needs to win at least 2 games to advance.
Smurfing is when a highly-skilled player creates a secondary account as a disguise to play against less proficient opponents. To clarify, smurfing is prohibited in Gamercraft. (Credit to Inverse.com)
Crude or off putting language which may cause others to feel uncomfortable
Targeted or direct language and behavior which is intended to intimidate or hurt others
Repeated user inputs of any type meant to disrupt communication, gameplay or operations
Threatening or attempting violence towards anyone for any reason at any time, including, but not limited to:
Performing a DoS (Denial of Service) attack that aims to disrupt the normal function of a device and prohibit it from sending requests or processing information
Includes but not limited to accounts, teams, etc.
Hacking other players accounts
Participating in tournaments from a banned state
Participating in tournaments outside of the specified rank specified and intended
Participating while evading an active ban
Multiple users having access and / or playing on a single account
Using or sharing a glitch / exploit or any method of getting an unfair advantage in a match
Using a secondary account as a disguise to play against less proficient opponents
Repeatedly joining tournaments and failure to show up
Being killed repeatedly to assist the opposing team
Deliberately sabotage your team’s ability to win by intentionally playing poorly or engaging in such actions which will ensure a loss
Creating and using fake proof as an attempt to receive a win and/or advantage