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almir_gaming Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:43am
PAYDAY 2 Tournaments - design discussion
Hey heisters!

As a part of the Hype Train event, a tournament with a prize pool of 250,000$ was announced. We're happy to announce that we're partnering with DreamHack in creating tournaments in PAYDAY 2. We received a lot of feedback from the community that lead us to make the decision of splitting the prize pool into several events. This will allow more people to participate than having one event with a single prize pool. We will continiously improve and change the design the tournament format and we'll try different formats as we go along. We now invite the community to discuss this with us here.

Going forward, we'd like to hear what you guys think is the best format to compete in PAYDAY 2. What do you think would be a good tournament concept for PAYDAY 2? How would you like to compete in it?

Here are the events we have scheduled for so far:
DreamHack Winter, Jönköping Sweden. 26-29 November
DreamHack Moscow, Moscow Russia. 5-6 December - Moscow event cancelled by DreamHack, will be switched to antother event later in the year.
DreamHack Leipzig, Leipzig Germany. 22-24 January
DreamHack Austin, Austin USA. 6-8 May

Please note: We plan to have many more events than the four listed above.

More information about the first event will come soon.


Last edited by almir_gaming; Jan 19, 2016 @ 12:18am
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Darkenend Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:53am 
First of all, Include DreamHack Valencia also :D
Deathwish Time Trials
Coldflame Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:53am 
Speedruns or most bags on endurance heists are the only ways I could see the game being played in a competitive manner.
Luckytroll Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:54am 
A tournament in PayDay 2? I would like to know how this would look like :D.
Mother_Flowers Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:54am 
1) So the 250k will be spilt up into quater's for all 4 compeitions?
2) Would it be teams or solo?
3) Will more "events" be planned? Not just Russia, USA, Sweden and Russia? Because no offense, but that's a really crappy choice

And to make this work in a PVE game a lot would have to be done, this is a short list:
  • Remove all RNG variations
  • Have fixed amount of loot
  • Also fixed spawns, but i guess this comes under RNG
  • No Skins Stats, you can't have any type of P2W Feature in a tournament
  • Either give players the ability to all DLC's or limit them to Vanila loadouts only, again no P2W functionality (no matter how big or small) should be in a tournament
  • Have everyone do the same heist, on the same difficulty with the same loadout and the same skill sets (well skills and loadout isn't mandatory)
There's loads more, but this is all i can think of right now
Last edited by Mother_Flowers; Oct 30, 2015 @ 7:31pm
Loneliest Gamer Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:54am 
Originally posted by {NLR} C´est Moi D:
Originally posted by Tloomynartylenny
How do tournaments work in a PvE game?
They usually don't
But he's doing it... I still don't understand how one competes in a co-op only game.
Gaben Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:54am 
Speedruns and something like 0 level DW loud. And you need some sort of score system.
Last edited by Gaben; Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:57am
Anone Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:55am 
how do we sign up or regist our self?
near Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:55am 
Almir, why would you ignore the Email i sent you?
parasocial catgirl Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:56am 
Maybe something like a surivival-based thing (no objective, just survive) and stay alive as long as possible?
Cpl. Cardi Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:56am 
I dont really know how you could compete in payday, Maybe a speedrun contest like for example who does DW stealth the fastest?
Mojo Forever Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:56am 
Just a quick idea. Get some teams together to see how many bags they can get on Xmas heist or Cook oFF on DW.
Marrz_ Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:56am 
Umm, Skins improve stats, no balance, PvE and AI is stupid as hell. I dont know how this can be competitive
Screwsie Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:57am 
DW Speedruns, Stealth Speedruns or Endurance Heist bag count. Those three would probably fit well.
parasocial catgirl Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:57am 
Maybe something like a points system, where random events in the heists are removed (so no-one gets an RNGesus benefit/loss) and whoever ♥♥♥♥♥ up gets points and whoever has less points (and less ♥♥♥♥-ups) wins?
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