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From now on, the Gamers Assembly has just announced one ShootMania Elite tournament 16 slots and one Trackmania All Edition tournament with 50 slots for Nadeo's titles.

In order to motivate players from all around the world to come, Nadeo make sensational announcements.

First of all, the number and the size of the tournaments are revised upward. It's not more than 6 tournaments which will be proposed in Nadeo's title :

  • ShootMania Elite tournament of 24 teams
  • ShootMania Royal tournament of 32 players
  • Trackmania² Canyon tournament of 24 players and ...
  • Trackmania² Stadium tournament of 24 players!

To those 4 tournaments, there will be additional tournaments with a ShootMania Joust tournament and a Trackmania United Forever tournament in the ManiaPlanet area!

The details concerning each tournament like rules, packmap, schedule will be announce soon in order to organize your trip.
We can note that Trackmania² Stadium will be presented officialy for the first time to the public in a competition, again a good reason to not miss this GA.

But let's be crazy, why stop there ? I'd like to talk about the prizes to win. We can announce a first part (and not the least) even if all has not been announced : the winners of the 4 main tournaments will win a PC Gamer Alienware X-51 (a value of approximativly 1209€)! So satisfied ?


You want more ? And if I announce you that Nadeo will organize for the first time the ManiaGala? A new ManiaPlanet event focused on the creative and fun aspect of our games and open to everyone! To discover : game modes created by the community, unusual maps, our favorites minigames, a rich and varied content. Everyone is welcome. Awards and medals will be given out to the participants and the winners.

And if with all that, you still hesitate to sign-up, I got a last thing to say to you : a scene entirely dedicated to the ManiaPlanet universe will be accessible to the players to assist to the biggest match in Trackmania and ShootMania, but also :

  • Matches Nadeo against players
  • A roundtable with Hylis (Director or Nadeo studio) and with the players, to discuss about the developement of ManiaPlanet games
  • A focus on the game modes created by the players
  • The rebroadcast of IPL6 live from Las Vegas
  • Medals ceremony of ManiaGala
  • And more surprises to come.

The end of the world is over, you have no more excuses to not come and have fun with us, hurry up to sign-up on the Gamers Assembly website, places are limited !!!




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#1 by oNio on 2013-02-21 at 13:33
And with one booom, i decided to go there too...
#2 by Laurens on 2013-02-21 at 13:35
Well, this is the biggest news I've heard since ESWC. Keep on the great work!
#3 by Tona on 2013-02-21 at 13:40
Nice news !
#4 by frostBeule on 2013-02-21 at 13:42 Modified 2013-02-21 at 13:43
That's pretty good news, I mainly expected a focus on ShootMania. Still curious when the TM² Stadium open beta will start though, since I know some players (from Dignitas) are already playing the game, which is of course not fair competitively.

And can't understand why Canyon will be equally supported, but oh well.

#5 by Laurens on 2013-02-21 at 13:48
Well frostBeule, everyone knows your "hate" of canyon. I didn't ask to express that again. It's an awesome game and you should respect it too, it could be as popular as TMNF. Which it defenetely was at ESWC if I look to the crowd! It's not because you don't like the game that it can't be equal supported!
#6 by frostBeule on 2013-02-21 at 13:56
#5 I don't hate Canyon, stop saying that please.

I just don't think it's wise to divide the games like this. I think we would have a much better future in esports if we just used 1 game that we all stood behind - this is not rocket science. I think this was shown with the success of Nations, and what happened when Canyon was released (which was not pretty). To continue equally supporting Canyon when almost no one is playing the game anymore and most of the esports organizations are still found in Nations makes little sense to me.

#7 by Jonthekiller on 2013-02-21 at 14:01
For the GA, the objective is to make a big ManiaPlanet fiesta and all TM need to be represented.
#8 by frostBeule on 2013-02-21 at 14:04 Modified 2013-02-21 at 14:05
#7 I don't question that every game can be represented. What I am saying is to have more esports-focus on just 1 TrackMania title.
#9 by oNio on 2013-02-21 at 14:16
Indeed its quite strange that, if thats true story, some Digni Players are allowed to play that game allready :/
#10 by Spam on 2013-02-21 at 14:29
Cu @ LAN stadium 2 is really nice, great to see it picked up already!
#11 by DVD on 2013-02-21 at 14:38
Nice! Awesome game in an awesome Lan! :)
#12 by TheM on 2013-02-21 at 17:19
#4 + #9 : I highly doubt that there are already people playing on TM2 Stadium (except from NADEO).
#13 by frostBeule on 2013-02-21 at 18:15
#12 Dignitas players Bergie Carl Jr and Spam have confirmed they have at least tried the game (Spam does it 2 posts above you).
#14 by Minato on 2013-02-21 at 18:23
I think we would have a much better future in esports if we just used 1 game that we all stood behind

Trackmania 2 IS only 1 game...

#15 by Gaétan on 2013-02-21 at 18:28
Waw, it's juste incredible !
#16 by rom42 on 2013-02-21 at 18:59
On the Gamers Assembly's website Trackmania 2 Stadium is not quoted, unlike TMNF, TMUF and TM2 - Canyon. It seems opposing informations are running...

I wondered about TM2-Stadium being released or not before the GA. It seems a bit short from now, considering i didn't heared about an advanced beta... Would they make the players drive the GA Tournament with a beta version? On their own PCs? It seems weird...

#14: But Nadeo said the opposite: from now each environment becomes a full game...

#17 by frostBeule on 2013-02-21 at 21:01 Modified 2013-02-21 at 21:04
#14 I understand some people got that point of view, but I think Nations was independent enough that it was possible to call it 1 game. And I think that format suits esports better, so for me it only makes sense to continue on that path. Now, I'm personally not sure that's what TrackMania² will represent. I kinda worry Stadium will just be another environment among the others (and maybe not even free). Hopefully not though.

#16 that's an old news. This is the news that matters:

#18 by Arni on 2013-02-21 at 21:07
#16 The GA website seems to be out of date :)
#19 by rom42 on 2013-02-21 at 22:06
Thanks for the correction.

frostBeule, your opinion makes sense for somebody who prefers stadium, but the business-model of TMNF is in crisis (see the freezones)... And if Nadeo sticks with stadium in e-sports, they kill all the future environments... But that's those future environments that will feed them. Stadium already had a pretty decent lifetime and is not dead already, and the history has to go ahead... I think one can't blame Nadeo of highlighting new environments, whether or not we like them.

#20 by frostBeule on 2013-02-22 at 15:29 Modified 2013-02-22 at 15:58
frostBeule, your opinion makes sense for somebody who prefers stadium, but the business-model of TMNF is in crisis (see the freezones)...

I don't agree that Stadium was doing poorly which is what I think you are hinting at here. I believe it did Nadeo a lot of good, and I think they earned a lot of money with it too (through advertisements, but also with people buying United-keys). I also think it had a big part in Ubisoft now backing them too. It definitely was (and STILL is) their biggest success and most popular game, and I definitely think it can be that in the future too.
So to me it doesn't make sense to look away from that, and that's why it's great to see TM² Stadium be announced. (Although I'm a bit concerned it will just be a copy-paste of Nations. It needs new content and a lot of work on it to have it be successful, otherwise people will just go back to Nations.)

And if Nadeo sticks with stadium in e-sports, they kill all the future environments... But that's those future environments that will feed them.

The reason why they should stick with Stadium is because it has been shown in other games that a good model for esports is to continue on the same path. Just look at Counter Strike as an example, or StarCraft: There's a reason why HotS will look and act very similar to WoL - It's about continuing the legacy.
And I don't think sticking to Stadium in esports will kill all their other environments. I think they can actually benefit from it; just like United benefited from the success of Nations. So I think they should both do what I think is best when it comes to esports – which is to continue the legacy by further supporting and developing Stadium - and also make their other new and different environments, just don't have them compete with Stadium as an esport. I think that's the best way of handling it all.

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