Introducing Galleons Gambit, Sea of Thieves premier PVP fleet combat event.
Born from the ashes of "The Thieves Gauntlet", Galleons Gambit is a polished Galleon v Galleon double elimination tournament Produced by the Pirate Council and hosted by The Blue Devils featuring 8 elite crews from around the world seeking to officially crown themselves as Sea of Thieves #1 fleet.
Event Trailer: Galleons Gambit Teaser
What date is this being held
Saturday January 19. Times will be updated closer to the event.
What is Galleons Gambit?
Galleons Gambit is the peak Galleon v Galleon competition outside of national team matches. Like the title of Mr Olympia, there is no greater honour than being Galleons Gambit Champions. Unlike other GvG tournaments such as "The Thieves Gauntlet", "The Byron Bay Bash", "The Douglas Cup" or "Turkey Brawl" (who admit all fleets regardless of ability), this tournament is limited to 8 skilled teams for organisational and quality purposes. It also features limited ship resources, a shorter match timer and limited cursed cannonballs.
How can my fleet participate?
Participation is open to any fleet, crew or ship, though teams will be interviewed to ensure they are capable of competing. While spaces for teams are limited, each team is composed of 6 players (4 main, 2 ringers). Players have the opportunity to sign onto the event as an individual, where a crew in need can recruit you directly from this point.
What Information do I need to register with?
Teams will need to provide a Ship / Crew name and team uniform. A captain & champion must be designated (these can be the same person), and all members must provide their discord ID and microsoft gamertag.
Individual players only need to provide their discord ID and microsoft gamertag.
A template can be found in the comment section, you may register interest below.
Are streamers invited?
Streamers are encouraged to participate within this tournament by registering their own crew, or as an individual (the pirate council will assist streamers by finding them participating crews if required).
Am I guaranteed to play?
Spaces are extremely limited for this first season of Galleons Gambit, so many people who register will not get the opportunity to play. However, future seasons will be open to more teams.
What should I expect from a double elimination tournament?
Teams will play a minimum two games. "The Gambit Round" will consist of 8 teams in 4 matches. The winners will progress into the "Seas" bracket while the losers will progress into the "locker" bracket. The winner of the Seas bracket will be crowned "Champions of the Sea" and Galleons Gambits overall winner, the winner of the Locker bracket will be crowned "Champions of the Locker" and will have the opportunity to battle the Sea bracket champions in an exhibition match for bragging rights.
Other tournaments have previously relied on long, detailed lists that can be difficult to read at times. Galleons Gambit has learnt from these experiences and bases this tournament on seven rules + common sense.
#1: The Crew - Each crew is made up of 6 registered players who may interchange throughout the tournament. A "Captain" and "Champion" must be labeled. A full Uniform must be outlined.
#2: The Ship + Combat - Both Galleons are only allowed spawn cannon (45), plank (15) and banana (15) resources at the start of match. Players must not gather more than these resources. Explosive Barrels are expressly forbidden. A select few cursed cannonballs will be made available. Players may use any combination of weapons and techniques, without limitation, to aid them in battle.
#3: The Arena - Game play is limited to a 2 x 2 grid known as "The God Hands" located at J-K 13-14. Leaving the area for more than 30 seconds without making reasonable efforts to return will result in DQ.
#4: The Setup - Crews position themselves at the NE and SW corners of the playing field. Anchors and sails are to be raised. On hearing a cannon fire, play commences.
#5: The Timer - Crews have 10 minutes to successfully sink the other ship. Failure to do so after this point will result in sudden death.
#6: Sudden Death - Each crews "Champion" fights 1v1 on the main deck of a Galleon. All weapons and techniques allowed. No healing. Last representative standing wins.
#7: The Unexpected - Weather events, Beasts, and floating barrels are all fair game. We will not stop play if acts of god occur.
The Galleons Gambit champions will be bestowed the undisputed title of "Champions of the Seas", Sea of Thieves highest Galleon tournament honor. In addition to officially being able to call your Fleet/Crew the #1 PVP Fleet on the Sea of Thieves, the winning team of 4, including their 2 ringers, will each receive a unique Sea of Thieves themed prize to commemorate their victory. These prizes, with the potential for more, will be showcased closer to the event.
More announcements will come closer to the event, if you have any questions please leave them below. If you wish to register, please do so below.