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Valve emailed us to let us know they're going to be running an Artifact Preview Tournament this month to show off their built-in tournament feature using their new streaming service.

The event will be running on November 10-11, both days will start at 9AM PST/5PM UTC. It will have 128 players competing over a $10K prize-pool and so it should be quite the show.

The all-draft event will feature a 7-round Swiss bracket on Saturday. A top 8 single-elimination bracket will decide the winner on Sunday. The tournament will be run entirely through an in-client tournament system which will be available for everyone to use on launch day, November 28th.

Also, Valve announced it's going to be run on their Steam.TV streaming service.

If you missed it, Valve confirmed to me recently that Artifact itself will see launch-day support for Linux so no one will be missing out which is awesome. Very keen to play it.

You can follow it on Steam.

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liju 5 Nov, 2018
Thats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
Scoopta 5 Nov, 2018
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
prueba_hola 6 Nov, 2018
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
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I'll try to catch some of this demo tournament. I'm looking forward to another card game for Linux. There are few.
liju 6 Nov, 2018
Quoting: prueba_hola
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
I also was not aware about this. Valve is commited to Linux, Linux is capable more than ever to run such tournament. Looks to me like just some kind of miscommunication or oversight inside Valve. It would be really good promotion and expression of their dedication to Linux if they switch.
Scoopta 6 Nov, 2018
Quoting: liju
Quoting: prueba_hola
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
I also was not aware about this. Valve is commited to Linux, Linux is capable more than ever to run such tournament. Looks to me like just some kind of miscommunication or oversight inside Valve. It would be really good promotion and expression of their dedication to Linux if they switch.
Yeah it is rather unfortunate. I only know this because watching the streams you can occasionally get a glimpse of the monitors before the game is launched. That and they accidentally tabbed to the desktop on the streaming machine once.
Rolu 11 Nov, 2018
Quoting: liju
Quoting: prueba_hola
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
I also was not aware about this. Valve is commited to Linux, Linux is capable more than ever to run such tournament. Looks to me like just some kind of miscommunication or oversight inside Valve. It would be really good promotion and expression of their dedication to Linux if they switch.

For Dota and CSGO I can understand because players intensively rely on their keyboard and mouse configurations and you want their setup to be as close as what they play 12 hours a day on. These guys are like pro athlete in terms of muscle memory.

That being said, for a card game no one cares about APM.
liju 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: Rolu
Quoting: liju
Quoting: prueba_hola
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
I also was not aware about this. Valve is commited to Linux, Linux is capable more than ever to run such tournament. Looks to me like just some kind of miscommunication or oversight inside Valve. It would be really good promotion and expression of their dedication to Linux if they switch.

For Dota and CSGO I can understand because players intensively rely on their keyboard and mouse configurations and you want their setup to be as close as what they play 12 hours a day on. These guys are like pro athlete in terms of muscle memory.

That being said, for a card game no one cares about APM.

Well, lets hope Gabe reads our comments ;)
Scoopta 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: Rolu
Quoting: liju
Quoting: prueba_hola
Quoting: Scoopta
Quoting: lijuThats a good news. Hopefully they can run it under Linux and give a hint about it to the audience ( ;
If you mean run the tournament under Linux I doubt it. I'd love to see that but they don't really do it. Just look at DotA 2 TI. That is run on Windows 10. The machines that are played on are Windows 10, the machines that run OBS for the streams run Windows 10. I just don't see them using Linux for artifact.
i didn't know this... bad :(
I also was not aware about this. Valve is commited to Linux, Linux is capable more than ever to run such tournament. Looks to me like just some kind of miscommunication or oversight inside Valve. It would be really good promotion and expression of their dedication to Linux if they switch.

For Dota and CSGO I can understand because players intensively rely on their keyboard and mouse configurations and you want their setup to be as close as what they play 12 hours a day on. These guys are like pro athlete in terms of muscle memory.

That being said, for a card game no one cares about APM.
I still think they should use Linux. A lot of mice can have stuff like their DPI saved to their firmware and I can't imagine macros are allowed so I can't think of any other config the players would need outside of the physical hardware itself. The other thing Valve could do is push the players to use Linux on their practice PCs but honestly I don't think the OS should matter that much.
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