45 Man, 80 Man, Team War, and PBalls like that do have some of the same elements of chess. In chess each piece has a different function rooks move horizontal or vertical, bishops diagonal so on. PBall is similar in that way, mage kills the most, peasant is fastest and most range, skele kills archer, archer kills knights, knights slaughter footmen so on. PBall is quick reactions, using good strategy, and just experience and outplaying your opponent. I've heard many people compare PBall to chess actually I agree it's similar that each unit is different and there's strategy to it, chess you gotta think moves ahead though its pure logic. I like both actually PBall and chess, I love PBall though always good fun, this tournament is going to be awesome.