GA 2k13 : The Tournaments! - ManiaActu - News for TrackMania, ShootMania, and QuestMania
Welcome on ManiaActu: ManiaPlanet Community & eSport News !

We now know some details about the tournaments that will take place during the Gamers Assembly 2k13, and we can say that this is huge!

  • Trackmania² : Canyon : 50 slots (solo)
  • Shootmania : Storm : 8 slots (team)

We have no informations about any Trackmania Nation tournament. The fact that there are no tournaments on it is quite surprising...Indeed, Canyon will be THE racing game on this GA, with the most impressive tournament since the creation of this game.

Like every year, the Gamers Assembly is THE french meeting for the gamers comunity. Last year was a great edition, as many players from all Europe were there for an amazing Trackmania Nation tournament, despite some weakness with dotations and rewards (like every year). Indeed, we saw some great games and an amazing ESWC like final, just one thing was missing : a great cash prize! But scandalmongers can say that some great goodies are better than a nebulous cash prize.

There are several reasons that make us impatient about how the admins and organizers will deal wih the Maniaplanet world. Indeed, it will be the first edition with Shootmania as an official released game. We all know that the Gamers Assembly and Maniaplanet are more than friends but beloved, with bad and good sides, with some "I love you, me neither" things.

Everyone remember all the heated debats on forums about more slots, more cash. But what we can remember from past GAs, is that the show around NADEO games was always there. No GA without a TM tournament. Several videos on Youtube can show you what i am talking about.

What surpises this year?

So, like every year, we will have to fight! For more slots, for more foreigner players, we will struggle! We will have to refrain our vileness to not dirttalk to admins (this point is up to you)

One thing is sure. A GA without Maniaplanet is not a good GA. It is impossible for us to imagine the one without the other. Isn't it during past GAs that we saw the very first TMUF tournament? The first Canyon trailer? The first Worldwide exclusive Shootmania tournament? And the 2k13 GA will be for sure the greatest Maniaplanet event with some new awesome content (valley?Stadium²?)

But some questions do not have any answers. Do the organizers will make an effort about cash prizes and propose something consonant with the (too)big registering price?

Our prognostics

Do not hide yourself and admit that every year is the same. The TM comunity is always disappointed, when registering opens. But this year, there is Shootmania. And this year, organizers can lear from the past GAs and shout out loud : "Yes, TM works and brings a hell of a show!"...In my opinion, i believe in it and have faith. I have faith, because faith is beautifull, and remains the only pure emotion in this cruel and pitiless world. A world where shadow vampires have won the war, and where the money is the only god, laying on its bloody throne, and staring at his gloomy and dusty chaos world!

And you, do you believe?

I invite you to make a prognostic, about how many slots, how many tournaments and which games will be there. For me, this will be a TM 12 slots (every games) and 16 slots for Shootmania. And you? Just wait few hours because registering opens tonight!

>> News Tools

Related Links

Share |

>> News Comments

#21 by ynos on 2013-01-22 at 18:47
25 slots Canyon and 25 slot TMNF would have been better ...
#22 by Gaétan on 2013-01-22 at 19:39
Great new :D.
#23 by Axatar on 2013-01-22 at 20:45
Anyone still interested in TMU?
#24 by serujio on 2013-01-23 at 15:27
not as an offline lan esport I suppose.
#25 by Spam on 2013-01-23 at 17:22

Jon your wrong talked with Gamers Assembly and got this reply from them:

Gamers Assembly Jonthekiller is not in the staff, the news is right: 50 slots for TM² Canyon.

#26 by Durty on 2013-01-23 at 18:59
#25 Oo
really Spam ?
Link plz :p
#27 by serujio on 2013-01-23 at 19:14
is JontheKiller from Nadeo?
#28 by Jonthekiller on 2013-01-23 at 20:43
I'm not from Nadeo, but I will administrate this lan with Drakonia. GA say wrong about TM tournament. It's not possible to make a Canyon tournament with 50 slots. 16 slots is enough I think.
#29 by Blizz on 2013-01-23 at 22:36
has canyon more than 50 players anyway? :P
#30 by Kryw on 2013-01-23 at 22:42
c'était quand même épique les TN tmn à la GA, un peu dégueulasse de plus l'avoir :(
#31 by serujio on 2013-01-23 at 23:41
probably not even Stadium has 50 players that can travel to France, having to pay their trip and hotel.
#32 by frostBeule on 2013-01-24 at 00:37
Imagine if we all just played the same 1 game as an esport. Then maybe 50 wouldn't be so unrealistic.
#33 by Majo on 2013-01-24 at 01:08
#29 not sure :D
#34 by Minato on 2013-01-24 at 01:11
#32 go for TM2 then
#35 by ludo77130 on 2013-01-24 at 06:59
400% agree with #32, and with #34
#36 by Spam on 2013-01-24 at 08:47
You can check gamers assembly comment on their facebook page, check their wall messages big discussion ans there you can find their answer.
Currently on phone cant copy paste for some reason..
#37 by frostBeule on 2013-01-24 at 12:06 Modified 2013-01-24 at 16:52
#34 #35 - TM2 is not 1 game. It's Canyon, and soon it will also be Stadium and Valley. That's 3 different games.
I believe only 1 should have the esports-focus for the best result, and I think Stadium by far got the best potential as that for several reasons. But sadly and most likely that will probably not happen (unless Hylis changes his views) and we will continue to be as divided as we are, which sucks in an esports perspective.
#38 by Nene on 2013-01-24 at 12:35
#37 TMUF = Stadium + Island + ...
TM² = Stadium + Canyon + Valley
And in LAN we often see more Stadium. Why it could not be the same thing with TM²?
#39 by frostBeule on 2013-01-24 at 12:51 Modified 2013-01-24 at 13:19
#38 - We had that focus before because TMN/TMNF (which is Stadium) was separated from TMU/TMUF and it was also developed for esports in mind.
The problem however is that this view has been changed ever since Nadeo started limiting TMNF with the dreadful "Freezone"-system and then also tried to promote Canyon as a sequel to TMNF as an esport which failed miserably. Most people then returned to TMNF where they still are today.

Right now there are no signs that the new Stadium that's been announced will have that extra esports-focus that will separate it from the other environments, like we had in the past. Instead it looks like all 3 games will be present in esports events.
We already saw this at last year's ESWC where both TMNF/Stadium and Canyon were present, seemingly sharing the same prize pool and instead of it being more slots for TMNF/Stadium, there were only 8, and 8 for Canyon too. For this year I can only assume Valley will also be present, which would most likely mean even less prize money and players for each game.
I believe this way of doing it only divides us and creates alot of confusion for the tournament organizers, and it also makes the competitive quality worse. Simply put, I don't think it's a good recipe for a successful esport.
#40 by infarctus on 2013-01-24 at 13:20
FB come on, you want only one game and this game is yours. Is it so complicated for u to imagine that one person playing Canyon has the same feeling but for his game? Ok i understand u want total focus on your game but come on, you'r not alone and canyon want it too...What that mean? Seriously. I am ok with a great Stadium focus cause this game and players rocks. But stop this selfishness, just share and let all play the game we love. Do u think there is only room for u in a podium? I totally disagree GA's dessision, but i'm sick and tired by reading your comments that speak only about stad stad stad stad...This just sucks. Ppl love other envis, and want to be on stage, on podium, with cash prizes...The world where we live is full of people, and all these people want a peace of the cake. U have to live with that.

>> My Comment

Please Sign Up or Login in order to post a comment !