Hosted by: Vindkast
First we tried a two city gauntlet. Two adjacent CCs were boxed in, and sorta-symmetrical gauntlet was built between them. The turrets in the half closest to each CC belonged to that city. Both teams just started in the center and raced to clear the way to the other's CC, not worrying about defense. Not much fun.
Next we did the same thing, but added a Capture the Orb element by giving each city Sleeper and Mine facs at their own CC (to go along with Laser/Zook/Orb). This made it ridiculously fun, because it was suddenly about capturing territory.
Both teams started in the center and tried to push the other team back, then set up their sleepers/mines in the gap. It went back and forth for hours, with each team pushing a little farther each time since all the original gauntlet-turrets didn't rebuild. Finally one team pushed all the way to the other CC and orbed it.
I don't know who participated, since it lasted hours and people came and went. I'm posting about it because people seemed to like it a lot– when it ended at 4:30am est, they wanted me to do it again Capture the Gauntlet's a stupid name for it– people wanted to call it "Trench Wars" (but that's something else) or "Turf Wars" or something.