The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Any% Tournament 2018

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Welcome to The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Any% Tournament for 2018. Here you will find all of the official tournament rules as well as all of the information you will need to participate.


Useful links


Discord

Schedule

Race Submission

Commentary Signup


Tournament Information


  • Starts on Monday August 27, 2018
  • Registration closes on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT
  • Deadline for seeding is when registration closes on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT
  • Warm-up races will begin on Saturday July 7, 2018 and will continue weekly until the start of the tournament

  • All participants must be on the discord server and must be able to be contacted there
  • All participants must be able to race through SpeedRunsLive (hereafter SRL) and must abide by their rules
  • All participants are responsible for contacting their opponent and scheduling their races
  • Seeding will be determined by ranking on the speedrun.com leaderboard as of Saturday August 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT
  • All participants who do not have a time on the leaderboard as of the deadline will be randomly assigned the lowest possible seeds
  • All participants are expected to complete 1 race per week for the duration of the tournament


Game Information


  • Game: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
  • Category: Any%
  • Version: either Japanese or English is allowed
  • Race timing begins on file select screen and ends on the final hit to Dragon Onox
  • Gameboy Player (GBP) or Gameboy Interface (GBI) may be used for console runs
  • Emulator is allowed (bgb, Gambatte, or Bizhawk only)
  • BIOS must be enabled if using emulator. If you do not know how to set this up, please ask someone in the discord
  • Save states must be disabled during races


Race Information
  • All races will be performed through SRL
  • All participants must have a registered nick on SRL in order to race. For information on registering, please consult "How do I participate in SRL races?"
  • Participants may connect to SRL via IRC or through the built-in livesplit client
  • Races will be restreamed with commentary through twitch.tv/speedgaming or related channels
  • In order to secure a restream, please schedule all races with 24 hour notice and please consult the speedgaming schedule for availability
  • If a speedgaming restream is unavailable, an alternate restream may be appointed or the race may run without a restream
  • Participants may request to not have their race restreamed if they choose
  • If a participant does not show up at the time of their schedule race, they will forfeit that race
  • Participants may reschedule a race prior to the scheduled start time to avoid forfeiture as long as the rescheduled race occurs within the current round deadline
  • If extenuating circumstances prevent the scheduling of a race within the current week, exceptions may be made to allow the race to occur later or an asynchronous race may occur


Stream Information
  • Participants may stream with normal settings as long as the game feed is uninterrupted and there is a timer on stream
  • Please do not use a microphone during races to allow for restream commentary
  • Please disable any stream alerts that contain audio or overlay the game feed


Learning the Game
  • dragonc0's tutorial
  • Ask questions on discord. The community is welcoming of new runners and always willing to answer any questions
  • Participate in the Warm-up Races


Warm-up Races


  • Beginning on Saturday July 7, 2018 there will be a series of warm-up races leading up to the start of the tournament
  • These races are designed for runners of all skill levels to prepare for the tournament setting
  • Anyone may join and does not indicate participation in the full tournament
  • The first race will be 2 Essence category that ends after completion of the 2nd dungeon
  • Each week following, will increase the goal by 1 Essence until the full game will be completed
  • Each race is scheduled to begin at 3pm EDT and any changes to the start time will be communicated through discord

The schedule is as follows:

  • 2 Essence - Saturday July 7, 2018
  • 3 Essence - Saturday July 14, 2018
  • 4 Essence - Saturday July 21, 2018
  • 5 Essence - Saturday July 28, 2018
  • 6 Essence - Saturday August 4, 2018
  • 7 Essence - Saturday August 11, 2018
  • Any% - Saturday August 18, 2018
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