TL;DR at bottom .
The current tournament 1v1 scene is somewhat broken. Yesterday I’ve seen an actual Xgen HQ hammer camp. I myself have been ‘beaten’ by somebody who was running for a half round straight to win. A referee/judge (from now on I’ll call it a referee) saw this and tolerated this. You could argue that he is a bad referee, but in his defence he said: ‘It’s not a sword run, so it’s allowed. These are the rules.’
Now an obvious solution to this would be to update the rules. For example: running and stalling is allowed for an X amount of time. Regarding maps however, this can be quite difficult. No melee at all? No running around a certain block? No camping in a certain spot? I’ve heard one person say about a recently made 1v1 map that it’s ‘too runny’.
Point what I’m trying to make here is that people will always try to abuse the system to win in an easy way. My suggestion: Keep the rules as a rough guideline, and let the referee decide what is fair and what is not. The focus will be on the referee and not the rules. Personally, I trust a person more than (underdeveloped) rules that have to be constantly updated for certain maps or situations. This means that only one rule will be truly relevant;
“A referee/judge chosen by both parties is fully authorized to decide who has won or is disqualified.”
In this way you won’t be restricted in making/choosing 1v1 maps for tournaments and unfair plays such as laggtricks/fk’ing/stalling/running/etc. will be automatically, at the time being, not tolerated in any map under any circumstances. In my opinion even melee weapons can be allowed in 1v1 maps this way.
Suggestion to focus on the referee (chosen by both parties) instead of rules in 1v1 tournament matches;
- The rules will be used as a rough guideline
- The referee/judge will be fully authorized to decide who has won or is disqualified.
This allows problems to be resolved at the time being instead of making them up afterwards when the problem has already occurred. This also prevents choosing or making a 1v1 map for tournaments being restricted in a certain way.