Fortune & Friends are back at it again! A brand new Community Event has found its way to the Shores of the Sea of Thieves!
We are excited, thrilled and anxious to announce this Event! The first ever SKULLBALL Tournament, the CALAVERA CUP, that will pit our Fiercest Sea of Thieves Communities against each other in a battle of skills, strategy, and wits!
A sport for Pirates, made by Pirates!
- What is Skullball?
Skullball is Sea of Thieves' First Pirate Sport. This sport can be played with the following combinations, 2v2 3v3 4v4, although certain modifications must be made.
The goal of the game is to seize the Skull and place it atop of the opposing team's Crow's Nest. To win the match, your team must score 3 times, or have the most points after 15 minutes. If there is a stalemate, a Sudden Death round starts.
If everyone dies and no point is made, a single duel decides the winner.
Easier said than done!
- When does it happen ?
The CALAVERA CUP is scheduled to happen on Saturday, June 30th 2018
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- How do I play / What are the rules?
We are going to cover 4v4, as this is going to be the tournament's setup.
20 Bananas per Ship Barrel, per match.
Every player starts out with 5 Bananas in their inventory per round. Pirates are allowed to stuff their faces with Island Bananas.
Each team is required to have 4 Pirates. They can all be Looters, but there can only be 1 Watcher at a time.
The Watcher is allowed a Cutlass and an Eye of Reach but is confined to the ship. There can only be one Watcher at a time per ship. The Watcher can switch weapons and become a Looter. If a Watcher is found off the ship, the Skull goes to the opposing team. If they already have the Skull, the game will be paused, the Watcher killed and then the game will resume.
The Looters are allowed a Cutlass and a Flintlock.
It is forbidden to move the ships and all four cannons may ONLY be used ONCE during the First Round of the match and this is only at the beginning of the round. For Round 2-3-4-5 and Sudden Death, no cannons will be allowed. All Cannons must be pointed upwards at the beginning of matches.
The Pirate Participants are required to fight on the Island or the surrounding waters. If the Skull goes too far out, it will be reset to the center.
No one is allowed on the Crow's Nest, or the Sails. An opposing team is not allowed below the opposing team's main deck.
No harm can be done to the Galleons. Harming the Ships automatically disqualifies you.
At the beginning of the match, the Skull will be placed in the center of the designated playfield.
When a point is scored, the team who did not score starts with the Skull. Once the skull reaches land, it cannot return to the Holder's Ship, it must always go to the opposing Nest.
- Where can I follow this Event ?
You will be able to follow your favourite team through their designated Streamers! You will also be able to access the Streams of the Commentators and Referees of the tournament! We will post the links to the different streams with the name of the Teams they represent.
- What teams are playing ?
We're happy to announce that eight teams will be fighting it out to win the Calavera Cup!
Here's a list of the participants of the first Calavera Cup edition:
Fleet of Thieves' Fearless Fleet Fighters
The Iron Fleet's Ironborn
Rogue Legends' Blackguard
Tactical Fleet's Barnacle Ballers
The Thirsty Thieves' Thirsty Thieves
The Blue Devils' Blue Devils
- How can I show my support ?
You wish to support your team? You're a diehard Hooligan and wish to make it known? Easy! Wear your favourite team's kit and post a picture here!