What Is DuelCircle?

We’re a group of players who like to host tournaments in Wizard101. Kingsisle is a great company, but we think they aren’t doing enough to make a healthy PvP environment. We want to create a space where the best players in the game can truly shine and not get crit on by a salty 12-year old spamming Shadow-Enhanced spells.

When Is this summer’s tournament?

The Wizard101 tournament will be held on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th. Games start at 2pm EST every day.

Where Is the bracket?

The link to the bracket will be posted here one week prior to the start of the tournament.

What’s so special about 1v1 Luau ’18?

To challenge participant creativity with gear selections and spell selections inside their spelldecks, each round will have its’ own special ruleset. This is accomplished by changing the win condition, restricting gameplay elements, or changing the conditions of the match. Match-specific rulesets will be revealed before each match starts. Players will get 30 minutes to prepare for each of their matches.

Watch this video from 2015 for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpll02NsiyY


Why wasn’t there a 1v1 Luau tournament in 2017?

Last year, DuelCircle as a whole needed time to reorganize and restructure the way we do things because we felt that the quality of a potential 2017 Luau tournament wouldn’t have met up with our standards. We feel that now we’ve grown exponentially to the point where we feel very confident with bringing back 1v1 Luau for 2018 and beyond.

I really liked the teams 1v1 format from Clash ’16; are you going something like that again?

The goal of the Clash ’16 tournament was to create and refine a competitive format that would’ve been used extensively in the future. We wanted to offer an experience not normally available in-game.

We had taken inspiration from Hearthstone’s Conquest match format and “tried” to adapt the gamemode into Wizard101 but had issues overall with it. At this time, we don’t see this tournament format returning anytime soon. 

Now that 1v1 Luau has made a comeback for 2018, will Clash and Luau become an annual thing?

Absolutely! The Christmas Clash and 1v1 Luau tournaments have become a prized staple in the DuelCircle era and we’ll continue hosting our flagship tournaments along with other minor tournaments throughout the year. 

Who are your prize sponsors for this year?

All tournament prize codes have been provided by Kingsisle’s CM @FriendlyNecro!

Art prizes have been provided by Sophia Dream, ArtsyMarsiAquatiger, and Vanessa Stormriver

Special thanks to PetnomeSpiral Radio, & The Untold Spiral for kickstarting the return of #1v1Luau!

Why do we love Manders?

Manders are simply awesome mystical creatures that are fun, loveable, and “unique” in Wizard101. Who wouldn’t love them?

Why are all participants getting a Scepter of Tribute this year?

This year, DuelCircle has made the existence of the Scepter of Tribute into a meme. The Twizard community had influenced us into making sure that the meme would live on and have an influence in this year’s Christmas Clash tournament, so we decided to give everyone one! (Even staff) 

Where do I sign-up to enter or to be part of the staff?

Participant and Staff signups are found right here! If you do not have a DuelCircle Forum account, please make one here!

Where are the rules?

Right here!

Can I watch matches in-game?

Unfortunately, allowing large amounts of people to spectate in-game is not feasible at this time due to safety concerns. Sorry about that! 

How can I watch the tournament live?

On each game day, we’ll have two different main livestreams running. Each stream will be covering different matches. Streams start at 1:15pm EST with our DuelCircle Pre-show on Day 1 and our DuelCircle After Dark recap show on Day 2.

You can also choose which individual livestream you would like to watch down below!

Twitch.tv/misscourtneyolivia (Courtney)

Casters: PebbleBeachWizard and EAssassin7 (Brooke)

Twitch.tv/zyphris3130 (Zach)

Casters: dirtysixnick (Nick), drew_blizz (Drew), and AlyssaLove217 (Lys)

We’ll also have a special ‘DuelCircle Lounge’ alternative stream running on both gamedays with rotating guest hosts for a ‘different’ experience/casual stream unlike the typical gameday experience. Check out our Fansite Festival ‘DuelCircle Lounge’ stream from earlier this year for an example. This stream will be hosted by Thetechboy (Ryan) and will be moderated on-air by the DuelCircle Organizers.

You can watch all 3 livestreams at once & participant in each chat here!

Wait, may-casts are banned?

Indeed they are! The general consensus in our staff is that may-cast abilities on pets, wands, and Jewels add an unhealthy amount of RNG into the game.

Who’s running the tournament?

This cat is running the entire tournament. His name is Mr. Muffincakes.

(Take a look at the staff list here for more info.)