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0.14 Tournament

The 0.14 tournament will begin in just one week! From 20:00 UTC Friday 11 April through 20:00 UTC Sunday 27 April, any 0.14 game played on any of the online servers will count for the tournament. 0.14 will be officially released before the start of the tournament – at the moment, a 0.14 beta is playable on all the online servers except CDO.

The rules page contains all the details about how to score points and earn banners in the tournament. There are quite a few changes to the banners this tournament.

As usual, clans (teams of up to six players) can be formed and changed until one week into the tournament, so don’t panic if you aren’t on one yet! (Being on a clan isn’t necessary to participate in the tournament, but it can be a lot of fun.)

Once the tournament has started, the tournament leaderboard will contain the current results. (Before tournament start, some scores might briefly appear on this page as we test the tournament scripts, but they are just for testing.)

0.13 Tournament Results

The 0.13 tournament is over. For 16 days, players could compete for tournament points and banners by playing 0.13 games on the public servers.

The winning player was bmfx, with an amazing 7942 points. Over the course of the tournament bmfx won 21 games, all with distinct species and backgrounds and with many of the wins streaked together. In second place was 78291, with 5014 points and 9 wins, all of them with Nemelex’s Choice species/background combinations. In third place was elliptic, with 4945 points.

The fastest wins in the tournament were achieved by WalkerBoh (turncount, 23506 turns with a GrBe) and BANISHMENT (realtime, 1h 49m with a DDBe). 4tharraofdagon had the highest score, 41M points with a DDBe (the 5th highest score of all time). Three Tier III banners were attained by only one player each: Lord of Darkness, by Yermak, Speed Demon, by jeanjacques, and Lorekeeper, by johnnyzero.

The clan competition was won by Campbell and the Removals (21183 points). AWBW – Iskenderuns Battle Copters (17512 points) and Runey Mara (16458 points) were second and third respectively. There were 112 clans in all.

Here are some assorted statistics on the tournament games (with quits removed), compared with the 0.12 tournament (in parentheses):

Players with at least one game: 1749 (1735)
Players with at least one game to reach XL 9: 1117 (1066)
Players who got a rune: 526 (478)
Players who won a game: 246 (279)
Total wins: 603 (637)
Win %: 1.37% (1.40%)
Total player time: 25902 hrs (28022 hrs)
Avg player time: 14.8 hrs (16.2 hrs)
Proportion of players using webtiles: 76.5% (71.7%)
Proportion of winners using webtiles: 62.6% (63.3%)

0.13 Tournament Reminder

This is a reminder that the 0.13 tournament will begin in just a few days. From 20:00 UTC Friday 11 October through 20:00 UTC Sunday 27 October, any 0.13 game played on CAO, CDO, CLN, CSZO, or RHF will count for the tournament. (RHF does not currently have 0.13 set up, but if/when it gets 0.13, games played there will count for the tournament… please go to one of the other servers until then.)

The rules page contains all the details about how to score points and earn banners in the tournament. As usual, clans (teams of up to six players) can be formed and changed until one week into the tournament, so don’t panic if you aren’t on one yet! (Being on a clan isn’t necessary to participate in the tournament, but it can be a lot of fun.)

Once the tournament has started, the tournament leaderboard will contain the current results. (Before tournament start, some scores might briefly appear on this page as we test the tournament scripts, but they are just for testing.)

0.12 Tournament Results

The 0.12 tournament is over. During the last 16 days, players could compete for tournament points and banners by playing 0.12 games on any of the three public servers. On the final day of the tournament, there were an amazing 83 wins, crushing the previous record of 48 wins in one day on the public servers.

The winning player was jeanjacques, with 6566 points. Jeanjacques not only won 17 games and achieved the most points, but he also achieved all 18 tier III banners and had the fastest three wins! In second place was elliptic, with 6532 points and 19 wins. In third place was Tolias, with 5097 points and 15 wins, including a 6-game streak, the third-longest (behind elliptic and Implojin with 9-game streaks). 4thArraOfDagon had the three highest scores, all three of them Fire Elementalists of Vehumet.

The clan competition was won by Take It Easy (17364 points). Unlucky Tengu (17071 points) and unemployed unpersons (16648 points) were second and third respectively. It was a very tight team competition, with AWBW Rising (16067 points) also close in fourth place. There were 127 clans in all.

Here are some assorted statistics on the tournament games (with quits removed), compared with the 0.11 tournament (in parentheses):

Players with at least one game: 1735 (1545)
Players with at least one game to reach XL 9: 1066 (979)
Players who got a rune: 478 (400)
Players who won a game: 279 (214)
Total wins: 637 (473)
Win %: 1.40% (1.18%)
Total player time: 28022 hrs (24287 hrs)
Avg player time: 16.2 hrs (15.7 hrs)
Proportion of players using webtiles: 71.7% (71.3%)
Proportion of winners using webtiles: 63.3% (59.0%)

0.12 Tournament Reminder

This is a reminder that the 0.12 tournament will begin in just a few days. From 0:00 May 11 (midnight UTC) through 24:00 May 26 (May 27 midnight UTC), any 0.12 game played on CAO, CDO, or CSZO will count for the tournament.

The rules page contains all the details about how to score points and earn banners in the tournament. As usual, clans (teams of up to six players) can be formed and changed until one week into the tournament, so don’t panic if you aren’t on one yet! (Being on a clan isn’t necessary to participate in the tournament, but it can be a lot of fun.)

Once the tournament has started, the tournament leaderboard will contain the current results.

0.11 Tournament Results

The 0.11 tournament is over. During the last 16 days, players could compete for tournament points and banners by playing 0.11 games on any of the four public servers.

The winning player was theglow, with 6739 points. Theglow won an impressive 18 games (all with distinct species and backgrounds), but even more impressively he didn’t die at all during the tournament, streaking all 18 games! In second place was jeanjacques, with 5915 points. Jeanjacques got the most tier III banners – 15 of them – and also had the win with the lowest turncount, just 17901 turns. In third place was bmfx, with 5646 points and the second-longest streak of wins: 9 games long. The first win and the win with the last start, which were also the two fastest wins at a little over two hours each, were both played by ophanim.

The clan competition was won by the hex pistols (21415 points). Margery and the Hell Knights (18011 points) and Hemipene (11839 points) were second and third respectively. There were 102 clans in all, a record high.

Here are some assorted statistics on the tournament games (with quits removed), compared with the 0.10 tournament (in parentheses):

Players with at least one game: 1545 (1568)
Players with at least one game to reach XL 9: 979 (908)
Players who got a rune: 400 (372)
Players who won a game: 214 (183)
Total wins: 473 (370)
Win %: 1.18% (1.10%)
Total player time: 24287 hrs (23347 hrs)
Avg player time: 15.7 hrs (14.9 hrs)
Proportion of players using webtiles: 71.3% (61.2%)
Proportion of winners using webtiles: 59.0% (45.0%)

0.9.2 Bugfix Release and 0.10 Tournament!

A new bugfix release was released a couple weeks ago, fixing several crashes and other bugs: 0.9.2 is available in the Downloads.

But 0.10 is almost upon us — it will likely be released within a week. As with the 0.8 release last year, there will be a tournament to celebrate this release: from 0:00 Feb 25 (midnight UTC) through 24:00 Mar 11 (Mar 12 midnight UTC), any 0.10 game played on CDO or CAO will count towards the tournament. The annual August tournament will still happen later this year, as usual.

The rules are available on the tournament website. This tournament will offer far more banners to strive towards than any past DCSS tournament has, so don’t miss it!