The events are held in a zone that is locked, so you don’t get too many interruptions from the general population and the organisers will move the event to another locked zone if the situation changes. The event itself has a few simple rules and as such works really well. It basically works like this:
The event is competitive for sure, with top teams from both sides appearing, but there is room for experimental set ups and more casual teams and everyone knows they should expect to die lots. I also am pleased to say I’ve always found them to be very sporting events with a good atmosphere.
As for how I got on… Well our team was cobbled together 5 minutes before the start, which is obviously less than ideal and not something I would recommend normally. My personal preference is for melee themed groups and I got lucky, as there were two of KF’s Marauders online. Marauders that IMHO are two of the best on our server. So with the people available we built a group consisting of:
Chosen (sword and board)
Black Orc (sword and board)
2x Marauder (AP drain specced muhahahaha)
Disciple of Khaine (heal specced)
Some of the fights went on for ages; one in particular was about 10 minutes of utter carnage. Our opponents fielded all manner of different set ups, from the classic slayer/ironbreaker DPS of Doom, to kiting 3 healer chain ressing nightmares. Different challenges, difficult fights and a boat load of fun. We finished with 8 wins and 5 losses before I was summoned elsewhere.
/salute to all involved
If your server doesn’t have player-made live events like these, then I would highly recommend you think about getting one organised. They make a great change from the norm.