FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT GAMES CAN I PLAY IN THE FORTRESS HOUSE CUP?
Game titles will change each season of Fortress House Cup. For Season 1 the Saturday Game Day titles are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rainbow Six Siege.
Online Challenges throughout the Season involve other game titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty.
IS THE FORTRESS HOUSE CUP AN ONLINE TOURNAMENT?
No, the Saturday Game Days cannot be played online. All participants must be able to travel to Fortress Melbourne and play in person.
However, there are Online Challenges available for anyone to participate in from anywhere in Australia, to be announced soon.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR GAME DAYS?
Registration for each week of Fortress House Cup closes on the day of the event at the following times:
Qualifier 1 – 12:30 PM
Qualifier 2 – 2:10 PM
For example, if I wanted to register for Qualifier 1 of Dragon Ball FighterZ on Sat 10th July, I have until 12:45PM on Sat 10th July to register, unless all spots are booked.
To secure your spot it is always best to register in advance online.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION FOR GAME DAYS?
Yes, all participants must be aged 16 years and older.
Anyone who is 16-17 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will need to complete a release form.
DO TEAMS NEED TO CHECK-IN ON GAME DAYS?
Yes, all teams will need to check-in within the allotted check-in times, otherwise they will not be eligible to play. All players from a team need to be present to be able to check-in.
The check-in times are as follows:
Qualifier 1 – 12:00 until 12:45 PM
Qualifier 2 – 1:25 until 2:10 PM
CAN I BRING MY OWN CONTROLLER OR PERIPHERALS?
You are welcome to bring your own Xbox controller if it has a USB connection and you bring your own cable. Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament participants can also bring a fight stick if it has a USB connection (you must bring your own cable).
No other peripherals are permitted to be brought in. Fortress Melbourne provides premium Alienware peripherals and Xbox controllers for use. These are all sanitised between in each use.
DO I NEED TO OWN THE GAME TO PLAY ON GAME DAYS?
You don’t need to own a copy of the game to participate. We have free Fortress accounts that you can use on the day. If you have a particular character/operator that you like to play, we highly recommend using your personal account.
CAN I USE MY OWN GAME ACCOUNT?
Yes you can! On the Game Day, please come ready with your login details and a personal device to access your 2FA if the particular game requires that to login.
HOW DOES THE POINTS SYSTEM WORK?
All players/teams earn points for their House based on their placement in the tournament, with more points earned the further you progress in the tournament.
Points are important as this determines which players qualify to participate in the Season Finals.
DO I NEED A TEAM TO PLAY?
If the game is a team based game (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Rainbow Six Siege) you will need to arrange a team to play with. When making a booking you are required to provide details for your teammates at that point in time.
If you are looking for a teammate join our Discord and post in the #Fortress-House-Cup channel.
Solo players are welcome to arrive on the day from 12PM and join the waitlist to be paired up with other solo players.
HOW IS THE CASH PRIZING DIVIDED?
Fortress Melbourne will manage the division and distribution of the cash prize pool equally to individual players on a team.
On a solo game week if a solo player comes 1st they will receive the full $500 for themself.
On a team game week if a team comes 1st the $500 will be divided equally between the number of players on a team.
DO I BOOK FOR MY ENTIRE TEAM OR JUST MYSELF?
You book for your entire team. For example, if you are booking for a team game (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rainbow Six Siege) you will need to fill out the information for your teammates as well. They will then be emailed their ticket to use for on-day check-in.
If you are booking a solo game (Dragon Ball FighterZ) then you are only booking your own ticket.
WHAT DO I DO IF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT?
There is still a chance there will be available spots to play on the day.
If you arrive at Fortress Melbourne from 12:00PM onwards you can leave your details on our on-day waitlist.
If a team can no longer attend that day, we will contact those who filled out the waitlist to fill the spot available.
THE FORTRESS HOUSE CUP IS MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR SPONSORS.