• 26 player Double Elimination  
  • Gears of War 3  
  • April 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT  
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Hypefestation Official Rules and Settings

Gears Of War 3 - Double Elimination

April 2nd, 2015. - 10pm est - Winners Bracket Round 1

April 3rd, 2015. - Rescheduled Matches

April 4th, 2015. - Noon est - Main Event Day

Entry: $40 

Contact Cat Is Frisky, @Catdriana_ for more information on how to enter


$3000 valued prize pool! ($2000 in cash / $1000 value in Astros)

1st: 4 Special Edition Astro HeadSets & $1200 cash prize

2nd: $600 cash prize

3rd: $200 cash prize

In order to be allowed to register in this event, you must have registered into the GameBattles Hypefestation/Black Tusk Special Event Ladder. Only the top 32 seeded teams will be allowed to register. They will be allowed an amount of time to pay the $40 fee. If the team does not pay the $40 team pass to enter this tournament, the next up seeds will be invited to register into this tournament. Please see the Black Tusk forum guidelines for the GB ladder. 

Edit: There is now an Open Registration option

*Gamebattles seeding will determine where you will be placed in this online event. This seeding will not be applied towards LAN seeding. 

Only the roster that is used for the GB ladder will be allowed to participate in this tournament. No Subs for any of the days. Only the subs already specified on the Ladder will be allowed. If a team is required to play, and their fourth/sub is unavailable, the team will be forced to play a 3v4. Roster lock on the GB ladder is Monday, March 16 at 11:59 PM EST

No duplicate accounts, or playing on someone else's gamertag. Anyone caught doing this will be banned from all future events.

Black Tusk Studios and Hypefestation reserve the right to remove or disqualify teams or players at any time for any reason
Black Tusk Studios and Hypefestation reserve the right to change the rules or regulations at any time for any reason

Teams entering this tournament will be required to fill another similar form, or risk disqualification from the event. The link to the tournament required form will be sent to the purchaser of the team pass, after it has been paid. 

Important Links: 

Tournament Schedule Overview

Game Battles Ladder 

Black Tusk Forums - Ladder Post  


Flooding will NOT be tolerated under ANY circumstances. Any players or teams caught flooding will be immediately disqualified from the ladder and tournament as well as ANY future Black Tusk events or tournaments in the future. Any players or teams caught flooding will also be BANNED from all future Black Tusk games.

Lancer/Gnasher Loadout ONLY

NO using Clone Characters. Use one or the other, NOT both.

Cog Characters Banned:

All Females

Big Rig Dizzy

Mechanic Baird

Commando Dom

Cog Clone Characters:

Anthony and Benjamin Carmine

Golden Gear and Cog Gear

Classic Baird and Damon Baird

Dominic Santiago and Classic Dom

Classic Marcus, Unarmored Marcus, and Marcus Fenix

Cole Train, Classic Cole, Superstar Cole, Augustus Cole

Locust Characters Banned:



Savage Kantus

Locust Clone Characters:

Grenadier and Hunter Elite

Miner and Golden Miner

Hunter and Golden Hunter


Execution Settings:

Rounds to Win- 4

Round Time Limit– 5

Bleed-Out Time – 20 (hidden default)

Friendly Fire – On

Weapon Respawn – After Pickup

Maps (5): Checkout, Clock Tower, Hotel, The Slab, Jacinto.

Weapon Swaps:

Checkout Execution

  • Boltoks >> Snub Pistols
  • Gorgons >> Snub Pistols
  • Mulcher >> Disabled

Hotel Execution

  • Boltoks >> Snub Pistols
  • Gorgons >> Snub Pistols

Clocktower Execution

  • Boltoks >> Snub Pistols
  • Gorgons >> Snub Pistols
  • Incendiary Grenades >> Frag Grenades
  • Boomshot >> Digger

Slab Execution

  • Boltoks >> Longshot
  • Gorgons >> Longshot
  • Smoke Grenades >> Ink Grenades
  • Incendiary Grenades >> Boomshot
  • Frag Grenades >> Boomshot
  • Boomshot >> Frag Grenades
  • Digger >> Frag Grenades

Jacinto Execution

  • Boltoks >> Snub Pistols
  • Gorgons >> Snub Pistols
  • Frag Grenades >> Ink Grenades
  • Incendiary Grenades >> Disabled
  • Ink Grenades >> Disabled
  • Hammer of Dawn >> Boomshot
  • Digger >> Longshot
  • Torque >> Longshot
  • Mortar >> Disabled


King of the Hill Settings:

Rounds Score Limit: 210

Rounds to Win – 1

Bleed-Out Time – 20

Friendly Fire – On

Weapon Respawn – After Pickup

Accumulating 53 points in KOTH is equal to 1 round

Maps(2): Drydock, Rustlung

Weapon Swaps:

Drydock King of the Hill

  • Boltoks >> Snub Pistols
  • Gorgons >> Snub Pistols
  • OneShot >> Longshot

Rust Lung King of the Hill

(Use of the Silverback as well as the pressing of the button to access the Silverback on Rust Lung is prohibited.)

  • Mulcher >> Disabled


- All players should be on time for their respective scheduled matches. Their will be a 15 min rule to join the lobby from invite, or risk being DISQUALIFIED from the tournament.

- Teams are given 7 minutes to re-lobby and set up for the next map in the cycle. If a break is needed, notify the REF immediately. If you wait more than 7 minutes, you risk loosing that map in the cycle or being disqualified.

- No match can occur without there being a referee present.

- Hosting matches will work as follows:
  • - In a best of 5 series, the higher seeded team chooses one map to host or to defer host, then the lower seeded team chooses two maps to host or defer, and lastly the higher seeded team gets to host or defer host on the final two maps.

The seven round rule will not be applied to this Event. 

Continuation Rule:

Continuation will only occur during the Championship finals if the Winners Bracket team has already played the losers bracket team. The series will continue from where the last series finished off. 

For Example: If Team A beats Team B in Winners Round 3 with a score of 3-0 and these teams meet again in Championship finals, where Team A is coming from winners bracket and Team B is coming from losers bracket, then the series would start with Team A being up 3-0 and will only need to win 3 maps to win the tournament whereas Team B will need 6 maps to win. THE CONTINUATION RULE WILL OCCUR IN NO OTHER SITUATION!

- Each team has the choice to opt for a LAG TEST prior to map start, in which the hosting team will host a King of the Hill on Checkout for test.
- The MATCH REFEREE will determine if the host connection is playable, the referee has the final and only say.
- If the referee determines the host unplayable, then the host team will have to choose a new host connection.


1. Cat Is Frisky - @Catdriana_
2. ItzYaBoyMagic - @ItzYaBoyMagic
3. So Stupendous - @Stupendous__
4. GloryD - @AWildGlory
5. TheCaptnBarbosa - @CaptnBarbosa
6. QueeNefertiti - @queenadinef
7. Deny Em Dally - @DenyEmDally
8. Sinful Barbie - @Sinful_Barbie
9. WaldoRtk7 - @WaldoRtk7
10. Mister Sulz - @MrSu1z
11. TheCLEANerHD - @TheCLEANerHD
12. Bulletiful - @Bulletiful_
14. xSteelCity - @SteelCityy
15. JazzyFizzle x - @JazzyFizzle94
16. MzGlory - @GloryTheGamer
17. JackFelling - @btjackfelling
18. BT Falloutt - @FalloutTourneys
19. Snakuh - @snakuhhead
20. Apizy - @TheOnlyAP


Hypefestation & Black Tusk Studios 



Winners Bracket

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4  Semi-Finals Grand Finals   *2nd BO5
Exe Clocktower The Slab Hotel Checkout Jacinto  Clocktower  The Slab
Exe Jacinto Clocktower The Slab Hotel Checkout  Jacinto Clocktower
KOTH Rustlung Drydock Rustlung Drydock Rustlung  Drydock  Rustlung 
Exe Checkout Jacinto Clocktower The Slab  Hotel Checkout  Jacinto
Exe Hotel Checkout Jacinto Clocktower  The Slab  Hotel  Checkout
Losers Brackets

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5   Round 6  Semi - Finals
Exe  The Slab Hotel Checkout Jacinto Clocktower  The Slab Hotel
Exe Clocktower The Slab Hotel Checkout Jacinto  Clocktower  The Slab
KOTH Rustlung Drydock Rustlung Drydock Rustlung Drydock Rustlung
Exe Jacinto Clocktower The Slab Hotel Checkout  Jacinto  Clocktower
Exe Checkout Jacinto Clocktower The Slab Hotel  Checkout  Jacinto

Teams will be getting invited and messaged by their assigned match referee.

If you move forward in the tournament, you will be messaged when your match is available. 

For any questions, please message your assigned match referee.

The team must show up within fifteen minutes of invite, or else be disqualified.

If their are any discrepancies, please contact Cat Is Frisky.

Final Results

Supreme Champion: ThrowdowN
Worthy Adversary: SYNRGY FURY
Maybe Next Time: Synergy Ess

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