The Future of CPAC Tournaments || A Postmortem on the Christmas Chaos

UPDATED 7:33 PM EST: Please be sure to read this post in full if your army participates in CPAWM Tournaments, as it contains important information about the rules we use to select judges, and the rules for participating armies.

KLONDIKE, CPAC Headquarters – Following a chaotic Christmas Chaos VI finals that saw the Doritos of Club Penguin defeat the Rebel Penguin Federation in a disappointing seven minute battle, CPA Central has decided that, heading into 2017, there needs to be better supervision on tournaments.

Tournaments will be staying in CPA Central as they have been a staple in our sites history for many years. From the March Madness tournament to the Christmas Chaos tournament, we have always done our best to provide the community with fun and quality events that you can all enjoy.

In 2017, we will be hosting a special event every month. Whether this is one of our full blown tournaments or a simpler ‘Hunt and Kill’ event in which there are several judges stationed around the island with an open invitation to armies to turn up, we aim to have an action packed year full of fun events.

We can now officially reveal the 2017 tournament calender that features a whole range of exciting events both new and old. Just as usual, each tournament match will begin with an information post announcing times, dates, places and armies that are eligible to compete. A predictions post for each round of battling will then be published with in-depth anaylsis into the competiting armies. Upon the battle concluding, a review and results post will be published.

2017 Tournament Calander

January: Resolution Hunt and Kill

February: Valentines Massacure Hunt and Kill

March: March Madness V

April: Penguinmania Hunt and Kill

May: TBD

June: Old School Hunt and Kill

July: TBD

August: Legends Cup VIII

September: Back To School Hunt and Kill

October: Halloween Havok Hunt and Kill

November: Champions Cup VI

December: Christmas Chaos VII

As you can see from that, we will be maintaining our four big seasonal tournaments, March Madness, Legends Cup, Champions Cup and Christmas Chaos. In the months without, we’ll be hosting a Hunt and Kill battle, while some of you more than likely know how a Hunt and Kill works, here is a video showing the Army Republic battling in a recent CPAWM Hunt and Kill.

More information will be available about each of these events closer to the date. You will all be competing for trophies which will always be given out at CPA Central events!

Judging Regulations

CPA Central constantly gets complaints about the choice of judges at our events. CPA Central will be working on a Judge Directory which will inform us of who is allowed to judge and what armies they specifically can not judge. We will also be following this set of judging rules.

  1. You can NOT judge an army you have been in within a thirty-day period.
  2. You can NOT judge an army that you are currently within the ranks of.
  3. Judges may be denied for any reason not listed above at the discretion of the Gamesmaster(s) or Board Chair(s).

The Gamesmaster at the event, usually the highest ranking CPAWM official on chat and/or most experienced official on chat, is responsible for choosing and allowing people to judge. Any concerns in regards to judges should be past along to them with the relevant evidence where required.

Rules for Judges

While there is a set number of rules in which armies are expected to follow, there are also rules that help to ensure the quality of non-bias officiating of all CP Army World Media events.

  1. You can NOT accept bribes, this must be reported to the Gamesmaster with evidence.
  2. You can NOT purposely go out of your way to ensure an army loses in any way.
  3. You can NOT reveal your vote or any other judges vote to the public.
  4. You can NOT judge an event under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  5. You MUST follow the instructions of the Gamesmaster, whose decision is final.
  6. You MUST vote only on what army performed the best in that event.
  7. These rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Gamesmaster(s) or CEO(s), with the approval of the Board Chair(s).

Rules for Participating Armies

These rules apply to all armies in CPAWM Ranking Jurisdiction (armies who wish to be eligible for the weekly Top Ten Armies), be they current tournament participants, armies who have been eliminated, or armies who were never participating at all but are ranked on CPAWM sites.

1. Allies are not permitted unless stated otherwise by tournament rules. Complaints relating to the use of allies should be brought to judges and/or the Gamesmaster(s), accompanied by sufficient proof, and will be ruled on at the Gamesmaster’s discretion. 

2. The word of the Gamesmaster(s) is final and absolute for purposes of the tournament. This includes the time when the battle begins, when armies are allowed to enter the battle room, any room changes that occur during the duration of the battle, and any other necessary cases not mentioned here. 

3. No insulting of/arguing with/belittling of the judges will be tolerated and can result in disqualification if it occurs in excessive or leader-sanctioned capacities. This includes rage posts following the battle.

4. No hacking/DDoSing/threatening or use of other means to get an unfair or unlawful advantage over another army is permitted.

5. Botting/multilogging/any other form of controlling multiple penguins at once is strictly prohibited.

6. Judges must be allowed to be on all participating armies’ chats at the time of the battle, regardless of their affiliation or previous history with said army. It is strongly advised (though not required) that armies owner the Gamesmaster(s) during the battle in order to avoid issues with chat hushes that prevent announcements by the Gamesmaster(s). If an army misses an announcement because the Tournament Representative was hushed, fault lies with the army. 

7. Raids of tournament battles are permitted under absolutely no circumstances, and may result in tournament disqualification or other punishments, at the discretion of the Gamesmaster(s) and/or CEO(s). 

8. Tournament battles cannot be used to allow an army to gain a strategic advantage in warfare or other intra-army conflicts (i.e. Invading an army during their tournament battle).

9. The above rules are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Gamesmaster(s)/CEO(s), with the approval of the CPAWM Board Chair(s). 

Tips to Tournament Winning

  1. We judge size – Recruit a lot and hype up your battle so that everyone can attend.
  2. We judge tactics – Try a combination of emotes and witty word tactics.
  3. We judge formations – Don’t stay still, keep moving, try different formations.
  4. We do NOT judge lockouts, we judge based on happenings in the battle rooms alone.

Any further questions about participation in CPAWM Tournaments, judging regulations, or any other aspect of this post should be directed to the Gamesmaster(s) (preferably well before the tournament battle), or the CPAWM Board Chairmen, who have run many CPAWM Tournaments and can answer any additional questions.


CPA Central CEO


CPA Central CEO

Zing King To

CPA Central Vice President


10 Responses

  1. Congratulations on winning the champions cup? Why, thank you, I won it in 2014. How nice of you Tax!

  2. Have champions cup in october

  3. “You can NOT judge an event under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

  4. let me have a tournament slot already, my tournament will be the best tournament

  5. Hunt and Kill…. Hunt and Kill… Hunt and Kill….. the annual tournaments are the only ones that aren’t hunt and kills…

  6. Exactly: we’re hosting the same four major tournaments each year. The idea here is to provide time for armies to fight in wars and, y’know, do army things, while having smaller scale tournament events during the offseasons. There is a possibility that some of these small scale events might evolve into different forms than Hunt and Kill, but for now that is what we’ve scheduled in those times.

  7. The Rulebook at the end of this post is an updated version of the 2014 Rules that B1 and I published, and it is now the current, effective rule set for CPAWM Tournaments. Any questions, feel free to direct them to me or B1, as we have significant experience with CPAC Tournaments and can explain the reasoning behind rules to you.

  8. Maybe in May/July make a 2007 battle?

  9. tournaments every month isn’t the brightest idea…

  10. Me drunk is not pretty. It gets extremely sexual. I think they made this rule for me -.-

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