Howdy Pika here,
with a little info regarding the upcoming winter GST!
During the summer we had a blast hosting GST for you guys, and despite the setbacks most people had a good time so were excited to bring GST back this winter with a few new changes!
While we had a great time watching players gather there friends together to form there own teams, one thing that kept coming up was the amount of teams being allowed in. After all the more the merrier right? So we have decided to try something new and bump the amount of teams from 8 to 16 teams!
In an effort to make it a little easier on players to gather enough people as well, we are going to decrease the size of teams from 8 and 2 subs (10 total) to 6 and 2 subs ( 8 total).
With this GST were going to be making a change to the available weapon pool. In an effort to keep things fresh, we are going to be removing the shotgun
and adding in a bow type
to fill in the hole the shotgun would be leaving. It was evident last GST that shotguns held quiet a lot of power so were hoping to shift things a bit away from the spray and pray cover fire the shotgun brings and hopefully go into a new direction! In addition to the shotgun changes, we are going to be re-balancing all of the guns available in an effort to give each archetype a unique feel with more well defined strengths and weaknesses. Stay tuned for more updates on the gst guns!
We receieved alot of positive feedback about the interchanging arenas throughout the rounds. But one thing we both can agree on is NOT all maps were created equally
. Arena #2 in particular caused quiet a few issues and was just generally very poorly regarded! So keeping that in mind We want to just let you guys know that were going to be doing some changes to the arenas designs to allow for new approaches and strategies to be born!
One of the most requested features we were asked for was some kind of "MVP" after the game and/ or match system. After all who doesn't want to brag about how great they did in that round? SO were excited to announce that we will be adding in such a system for all the viewers to cheer on there favorites and for individual players to keep their eyes out for!
That's all we have to share with you today! Were excited to get this out to you guys soon, and We'll do our best to keep you guys up to date with any new developments! Good luck in qualifiers!