For a long while now, self-unlocking games has been a feature in Outwitters for those that had to either re-install, get a new device, or some other reason. This was added as the negatives of losing a match out-weighed the suspected small gain from locking out those that are actually dishonest, not to mention the game is not a tiny download and anyone wishing to continually cheat would find it extremely tedious.
That being said, those that organize the higher level tournies do wish to maintain some automated level of security to keep the honest players honest. With that I’d like to try this approach out:
###Tourney Mode Accounts
What is it?
Your account will be tagged as a ‘tournament ready’ account. In which a re-install does not automatically unlock any games you’ve started. To do so, you would have to contact us via our normal support channel within the time limit.
Who can request it?
Anyone. You do not have to be participating in a tournament to add it to your account.
Can I turn it off after enabling?
Yes. Simply submit to the form again with the ‘Off’ option.
How can I check if an account is tourney-enabled?
I’ll be posting a public google doc showing accounts that have submitted to the form. Tourney organizers can use this as a guide to see which participants have it on or off.
Is it required to play in tournies?
It is completely optional. For now, we are leaving it up to the tourney organizers on what they wish to enforce. That being said, we do not wish to turn this into a witch-hunt and anyone that doesn’t have it on does not imply immediately that they are “cheaters” as there are very legitimate reasons to re-install the game at the moment.
Below is the form you can submit to request tourney-mode. Or view it separately in another tab here.