Imagine if two parties fighting for opposite sides found themselves in the same dungeon. It’s kill or be killed. What will they do to survive?
RPGSports is the first online D&D Tournament in a cooperative Party vs Party setting from EncounterRoleplay & D&DBeyond with a grand prize of $5,000. Over the course of 4 weeks, 16 players will compete in teams of 4 in single elimination games. Each game is a best of 3 arena battle and played via Roll20.
How is it Played?
The full rules for RPGSports will be released shortly after our next round of Playtesting. We don’t claim to have created perfect balance, nor is that our aim, as every competitive game has an element of strategy. We’re also implementing MOBA-esque mechanics such as a Pick/Ban phase to help expand the strategy. We’ve been working closely with over a dozen talented DMs to create 15 pre-generated characters from which the players will choose, and adapt the pre-existing Dungeons & Dragons: fifth edition rules.
We know that this will be an incredibly fun new way to play D&D, because as long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right!
When is it?
Day 1: November 10th at 12pm PST
Heat 1: Team Kobold vs. Team Mindflayer
Day 2: November 17th at 12pm PST
Heat 2: Team Beholder vs. Team Tarrasque
Day 3: November 24th at 12pm PST
All Stars Charity game for 826LA foundation
Day 4: December 1st at 12pm PST
Where can I watch it?
Watch live on Twitch here.
The VODs will be uploaded to Youtube here.
Who is involved?
The EncounterRoleplay & D&DBeyond crews have teamed up to bring this production to life! While we’re playing Dungeons & Dragons, we don’t have any affiliation with Wizards of the Coast.
As for who’s competing? Keep an eye on the RPGSports Twitter & here on the blog to learn more about the teams as they are revealed!
But D&D Shouldn’t be an eSport?!
It’s not an eSport. We created something that would make competitive gamers feel safe and comfortable trying out D&D fifth edition for the first time. It’s a new way to display the versatility of combat in D&D fifth edition in a unique setting. We encourage you to respect the way different people play D&D because we know that this will be a fun event and there is no wrong to play D&D, as long as you are having fun!
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