An unoffical patch for Real Tournament Preview, made by the famous UT modder Usaar33. Requires the full Preview version to be used, since it's only a...
Real Tournament: Clan Wars is a team based add-on to Unreal Tournament, focusing on "clan" or persistent group loyalties in both single player and online competition.
The Liandri monopoly on the sport they themselves created began to disintegrate. Decried by critics for their ruthless business practices and underhanded dismantling of the competition, it became necessary for the New Earth Government to intercede.
Into the vacuum of power left by the hamstringing of Liandri control, came squadrons of eager businessmen, adventurers, mercenary groups and even religious institutions. Success in the Tournament means more than just having kicked millions of ass, it means stardom, riches and perhaps even a lucrative career in politics or product endorsement.
While the most noticeable difference on the surface is the influx of new combatants, several other more deep-seated tremors ran through the tournament body, including new weaponry, variations on the accepted rule structure and a much greater variety and flavor of arena scenario.
It's hard to argue with the critics - the Tournament has far surpassed its original heritage, it has now become a cultural pillar of the known galaxy, where combatants, governments and private institutions struggle for power, using handpicked pawns and near-superhuman champions to bring glory and power to their agenda.
The irony is that though the tournament was originally created to subdue socially destructive violence, the grand proportion of the contemporary tournament suggests that it has become an arena for symbolic political and ideological struggle and could in the end, escalate into more conventional galactic warfare.