Short answer - it's happening!
After reviewing the feedback of the survey, Fishcord are happy to confirm that VTC 2022 will be taking place. Using the same format as previous years, round 1 will begin as of week commencing 14th Feb, with the remaining 4 rounds on the weekend of the 26-27th Feb. Tickets will cost £25 per team. Returning from the previous year, have Thomas Andrews as the head-judge, with myself as the EO for point of contact.
We looked at all of the feedback that was given last year and in the most recent survey. As a committee we felt that if we were to split the rounds across a longer time period (so having more league rounds, or over more weekends), it would impact the spirit of the event, as well as making it much harder for the judge/admin team.
Starting times are something that we have discussed at length, as we would prefer to avoid players from being unable to play due to rounds occurring at unsociable hours. Sadly we're unsure that we can achieve this, as whenever we try to cater for certain timezones, we make it much worse for others. We have come to the conclusion that the best we can do is set the start time of the weekend rounds to be at 16:00 UTC.
Teams will consist of 5 players with the addition of an optional reserve, if a player is to be replaced by the reserve this needs to be before the pairings start and must be made known to the opposing team and head judge.
If you would like to offer to help with judging for the event, either reach out to Thomas Andrews or myself.
Streamers looking to cover games within the event should reach out to myself in order to discuss.
Any future news will be published on the VTC and Fishcord servers, as well as to https://fishcord.larnu.uk/
Hope your all excited for VTC 2022. Here’s some important dates for you to make sure you have in your calendar.
18/09/2021 – Registration Opens, keep an eye out for the link to register your team
08/01/2022 – List submissions open, this will be our lock date for cards. Any changes that Privateer Press release will NOT be used at the VTC.
22/01/2022 - List submissions close and team captains will need to create their teams on the VTC discord. Captains will receive invitations to the VTC server. We will also allocate random lists to people that don’t submit on time, feel free to roll that dice.
05/02/2022 - Lists go live! Time for some lovely speculation.
14/02/2022 - Round 1 pairings are announced. Plenty of time to get your pairings sorted before….
18/02/2022 - Round 1 is a go! You’ve got until 25th Feb to play your games.
26/02/2022 - A full weekend of VTC gaming, rounds 2 -5 will be played across two days