The Hydra Cup is a team event spanning all three of the RhyDin dueling sports in which
teams of 5 compete for points. Matches may only be completed during regular Rings
of Honor operating hours. Please keep in mind that matches fought for this tournament
will also be counted in a character's regular record because they take place in
regular matches, during regular operating hours. The team with the most points at
the end of the Season will be declared Hydra Cup Champions.
Each team shall consist of 5 duelists and no duelist may be on the roster of
more than a single team. Teams must officially register with the Hydra
the main office
Please take OOC note that no player may have more than 2 characters in the competition
TItle Card System
Title Cards are matches a team has to win by accumulating the most points. In the event
of a complete tie, Duels Won will be used to determine tiebreaker.
Each week, team captains will submit a line-up of 3 fighters to go head to head with
3 fighters from another team, with the 4th and 5th members acting as team Substitutes.
Each fighter will represent one of the 3 venue sports, 1 fighter to compete in Swords,
Fists, and Magic. Line-ups are to be submitted by Sunday night at Midnight (EST).
Everyone will compete at their rank in the assigned sport as seen on the official
standings for Duel of Swords, Magic, or Fists. Any sport specific restrictions still apply
When submitting matchups captains shall also have the opportunity to assign up to six wilcard
points. These may be split across all 3 duels at any value desired as long as they do not
exceed a combined value of six points. These are points that, should the duelist assigned
to that sport win, will be added to the teams score. A team will only earn those wildcard
points they assign (and only on duels they win) and will have no stake in points assigned
by the opposition. (eg: assign 3,2 and 1 points respectively to the DoF,DoM and DoS duels and
then win the DoF and DoM duels; your team would earn a wildcard bonus of 5.)
- Duel Win: 5 points + Wild Card Bonus (when applicable)
- Duel Loss: Total number of points scored in the duel, to a maximum of 4
- Duel Tie: 4pts to both.
- Shutout Bonus: +1pts available for a Shutout, with +2 for Shut-out in 5 rounds.
Each fighting week will span ten days beginning on Monday and ends on the Wednesday
of the following week. Any matches not concluded by the Wednesday of the following
week will be forfeit.
Failure to submit a lineup on time will result in the random assigning of fighters
for you without a Wildcard being designated.
Contact between the two duelers must be made by the first Wednesday of the dueling week.
Paired fighters are encouraged to notify the Caller on duty their match is for Hydra
and request a notation in their shift report. In the past, Callers have generally not
held an issue with doing so.
Problems with scheduling must be brought to the attention of the the team Captains with
correspondence forwarded to Hydra administration.
Neither team will know which fighters the other team is using until both line-ups are
submitted and locked in, at which point match-ups are set automatically.