Battlefield 3 Tournament (BF3T) is a EU based friendly Battlefield 3 (PC) tournament. Matches happen every week on Sunday at 7:00PM go live at 7:30PM (GMT/BST). Two teams are battling it out for territory on the battlemap. Who will be victorious Eagles or Vipers?
BF3T is made up of two waring factions Eagles and Vipers who both want to claim victory over the opposing force. Each army is made up of multiple clans working together for there army. Each week they meet in the field of battle with there formidable forces and fight for supremacy. The battle is monitored by the ‘Battlefield Oversight Committee’ and there Field Marshalls who ensure the battle is fair and runs smoothly. Each faction may be joined by by mercenaries who have no allegiance to any faction but will join the fight.
Website : battlefield3tournament.com
About my role in BF3T
This is a project that I participated in as a Field Marshall that assisted in all technical aspects of the running of the tournament. This included the website, teamspeak and Battlefield 3 server setup and management.
Along with a friend of mine we setup the website that integrated with phpBB. My friend did all the back-end php and MySQL side of things and I created the front-end design html, jquery and CSS. This also included theming phpBB to match the style of the site.
On the dedicated Linux server I installed a teamspeak 3 server for use on the Sunday Then other Field Marshalls helped with configuring the permissions and channels. I have since then got to know teamspeak setups quite well and have also created a monitor script to ensure the server stays online.
WIth the game server I investigated various administration panels to allow Field Marshall’s to easily control the battle on the server. Firstly using Procon then later using rconNET.