Infinity: ITS Saison 2014 Vorschau
Das aktuelle Jahr neigt sich dem Ende entgegen und damit auch die laufende Saison des Infinity Tournament System. Zeit für Corvus Belli einige Ankündigungen für die nächste Saison zu machen.
Und eine neue ITS-Miniatur gibt es natürlich auch. Vorhang auf für einen weiteren Authorized Bounty Hunter:
Are your ready for ITS 2014?
The next season of the Infinity Tournament System (ITS), Infinity’s Organized Play program, will begin in January. Throught the following weeks we will show some of the new features so players and organizers can get ready.
REGIONAL RANKINGS Infinity’s players community grows constantly. So much they no longer fit in just one ranking! There will be 3 Regional Rankings for the new season: Spain’s Ranking, United States’ Ranking and International Ranking.
That means that, when the season ends, there will be prizes for the best three players in Spain, the best three players in the United States and the best three players in the rest of the world.
In the following season we will add more Regions as the communities in other countries grow.
NEW EXCLUSIVE MINIATURE In this season we will maintain all the Tournament Packs that are already available. The only change will be the new exclusive miniature for the Classic Tournament Packs. Than means that all the previous Tournament Codes will still work during the new season!
NEW ITS RATING SYSTEM With the new rating system, based off the know ELO system, the rating will go up or down depending on the player’s performance: When the organizar sends the tournament results, the system will calculate the expected position for every player using the results from previous tournaments. If the actual position of the player is equal or better than the expected one, his ITS Rating will go up. If the actual position is lower than the expected, his ITS Rating will go down. The greater the difference between the expected and the actual positions, the greater will be the modification.
Who will be able to stay on top?
TOURNAMENT TIERS One of the most asked features for this new season was to add some variety to the Army Lists’ Points for tournament. Our response is the Tournament Tier.
To keep the organized structured that brought the last season but give some liberty to organizers, there will be 3 Tournament Tiers:
Low-Tier: The smallest of the tournament tiers is perfect for introducing the ITS to new players. In this Tier, players have up to 200 Points and 4 SWC allowance for their Army Lists. This Tournament Tier is more indulgent with new players, so it’s outcome will have a lesser impact on their ITS Rating. Mid-Tier: This is the standard level known by most of the players: 300 Points and 6 SWC allowance. Top-Tier: This tier will test veteran players and allow them to deploy more miniatures in the table. In the Top-Tier, army Lists have 400 Points and 8 SWC allowance. This Tountament Tier is ruthless, but also offers a greater reward for the ITS Rating.
NEW FORMATS During the last season there were two Tournament Formats. In ITS 2014 there will be a total of five different Tournament Formats.
STANDARD TOURNAMENT The classic format for four or more players playing one versus one games along three or more tournament rounds.
SPEC OPS TOURNAMENT Last season’s great success. In this format, players are allowed to include one Spec Ops with 12 Experience Points in their Army Lists.
SHOWDOWNS TOURNAMENT For express tournaments. In this format there is only one tournament round. Perfect for mid-week tournaments or even to let every game count towards yout ITS Rating combining it with a Mini Tournament Pack.
CAMPAIGN TOURNAMENT This new format adds the Campaign Rules introduced in Campaign: Paradiso to the tournament. After each tournament round, players can use the Objective Points gathered to improve their army lists or their Spec Ops.
JOINT OPERATIONS TOURNAMENT Tournament for pairs! This format is perfect to let the veteran players help the newcomers. There are two different modes: every team shares their turn or alternate turns for each player. All these new formats are compatible with the current Tournament Packs. You only have to choose!
ITS ESCALATION LEAGUES Leagues are one of the best ways to support the game in a community. Players play against each other along 8 league rounds, beginning with very reduced lists (just 120 Army Points), perfect for beginners, and raising the bar little by little until playing ITS Scenarios with 300 Points.
As leagues are official ITS events, the results for each league round will modify the ITS Rating for each players but, as leagues are designed primarily for beginners, this modification will be very low (even lower than Low-Tier Tournaments). The best way to begin with Infinity and prepare for ITS Tournaments.
To organize an ITS Escalation League organizers just need a League Pack. From the beginnign of the season there will be availables the following League Pack models:
L0001 – CLASSIC LEAGUE PACK (44,95€): A pack with prizes and an exclusive miniature for the winner.
1 Winner Pack (1 exclusive miniature, 2 limited edition pins and a resin base from Micro Arts Studio). 8 Diplomas, one for the winner of each league round. 1 Limited edition patch 2 Random patches 1 Weapons Blister 2 Random Blisters 4 Posters. 10 Random pins. 10 Illustration cards. 8 ITS Codes, one for the results of each league round.
L0002 – LOWCOST LEAGUE PACK (29,95€): The economic alternative to the Classic League Pack, without the exclusive miniature.
8 Diplomas, one for the winner of each league round. 1 Limited edition patch 2 Random patches 1 Weapons Blister 2 Random Blisters 4 Posters. 10 Random pins. 10 Illustration cards. 8 ITS Codes, one for the results of each league round.
L0003 – VIRTUAL LEAGUE PACK (19,95€): For the organizers that want to put their own prizes. This pack is completely virtual and delivered by email, avoiding shipping costs.
8 ITS Codes, one for the results of each league round.
We will release more details very soon. Stay connected!
Link: Corvus Belli