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Gearbox’s Grinder Godtear Tournament 1

Updated: Dec 6, 2022


The premise of this tournament is to apply the 5-1-3 system (outlined below) to a tournament format to gauge its functionality and feel. It is open to all players who wish to register, and will be run via weekly Tabletop Simulator games between 2022-12-11 and 2023-01-08.

5-1-3 explained

  • Before the tournament begins, players choose 5 champions to bring to the event. These 5 champions are locked for the entire tournament.

  • Each round, after setting up the board for that round’s scenario, players will roll off 5 dice each and the higher roller will decide whether to be first or second player.

  • After determining the first and second player, the second player will ban one of their opponent’s champions from play this round. Then the other player will then ban one of their opponent’s champions from play this round.

  • Now that each player has 4 warbands remaining, they will secretly decide which three to play and reveal them simultaneously.

  • After this point, the game proceeds as normal, with the first player forced to begin deployment first and to be the first player during the first turn.

  • Remember, one of your 5 champions will be banned out from under you each round.

Event Details

  • The event will be run on Longshanks, as will registration.

  • Registration closes 2022-12-10 at 18:00 Pacific when lists lock.

  • The event begins on 2022-12-11 with each round lasting one week. The exception will be over the week of Dec 25th, where the round will last two weeks to account for holiday plans.

  • Games will be held without a time limit however players must make every effort to be punctual and to play their games in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Games must be played via Tabletop Simulator or in person.

  • Players may self-report their results on Longshanks or message the tournament organizer.

  • If a player drops from the tournament after they have been paired for a round, their current opponent will receive the option of taking either a draw (0-0) or win (6-0). If the opponent makes no choice we will default to a win.

  • If a player is unavailable to play for a single round, their current opponent will receive the option of taking either a draw (0-0) or win (6-0). If the opponent makes no choice we will default to a win.

  • Here is a link to the recommended TTS mod.

  • Communications and announcements will be handled via the 'online godtear league' channel of main Godtear Discord; link to join the Godtear Discord

  • Players are free to communicate with each other via whichever channel they prefer, but all players must be available via Discord at a minimum.

  • If you have registered; please contact the organizer and share your discord identifier so that other players can contact you during the event.

  • You can contact the the organizer, Gearbox#2811, on Discord

  • Unless otherwise noted we'll follow the relevant parts of the tournament format from SFG.

  • The Player Rerolls section of the tournament rules will not be followed or used for this event.

  • Mirror matches (matches between two different copies of the same champion) are allowed.

  • All champions on the recommended TTS mod prior to the end of registration are legal for this event. This means all champions released up until and including Lily.


  • Is this event suitable for beginners? Yes. Everyone is welcome at the event.

  • Is this event only for Americans? No! Anyone is welcome. US/UK matchups can be cumbersome, but many games have been scheduled before on weekend mornings (US time) or UK Mornings (for some US night owls). We've also had players from other parts of Europe and would welcome players from anywhere. Time Zones and language barriers might exist, but all are welcome.

  • I'm having trouble organizing my game, what do I do? Please contact the organizer via Discord: Gearbox#2811

  • Is there a prize? No, this is a casual event.

  • Is the organizer of this event playing in the event? Yes. The organizer will attempt to make any decisions with impartiality. In the event of a dispute, the organizer will ask for a vote from all participants.

  • Where can I find the event page? Here is the link.

  • Where can I find the Godtear Discord? Here is the link.

  • How can I find my opponent? On Discord! The organizer will post pairings along with Discord names in the #online-godtear-league channel of the Discord server

  • How long will this event last? It depends how many folks enter. 3-4 weeks is my guess.

  • What if a new champion is added to TTS during the tournament? That champion is not available if the new champion was added after registration.

  • I want to drop, what do I do? Contact the organizer and let them know before the next round is posted. If you do not alert for a drop, you may receive a round loss on Battle Ladder.

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