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WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 19:54:57

Level 59
Hi everyone, I've now finalized the rules for WSOW Season 3.

The world series of Warlight (WSOW) is a series of double elimination tournaments where placement in each tournament gives you points. In addition there is a playoff round among the top finishers at the end of the season. The player with the most points at the end of the season wins.

Basically, once you are signed up, I will periodically over the next several months invite you to tournaments. You should plan for a year long commitment. To sign up, simply reply to this thread and I will add you to the list.

Sign-up deadline is April 30, with first tournament to be created May 1. (If i need to fudge these deadlines then I will make an announcement in this thread.)

A 2nd post from me in this thread will detail the rules of WSOW, and a third post will contain an updated list of players who are signed up. Thanks for your patience while I am creating the rest of the posts in this thread.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:01:51

Level 62
im in
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:08:08

Level 62
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:09:59

Timinator • apex 
Level 66
i'm still in, right?
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:10:39

master of desaster 
Level 66
i'll Play too!
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:17:27

Level 58
I would like to join.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:36:19

Level 60
I will play
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:38:43

Level 62
Are players who were participating last season automatically joining (except for the inactive ones) or do they have to sign up again?
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 20:52:51

Level 59
And now for the rules.

Season 3 will consist of 9 64-player double elimination tournaments. You can play all 9, but only the best 6 are counted. Each tournament awards points based on your final position of the tournament. At the conclusion of the season, the top 8 finishers will play a playoff round which awards additional points.

Tournament invites are staggered to favor the players who have played the least number of tournaments. That is, for tournament #4, those who have played 0 tournaments will get first invite, then 3 days later those who have played 1 tournaments will be invited, then 3 days later those who have played 2 tournaments will be invited, then finally those who have played 3 tournaments will be invited.

All tournaments will be 3 days autoboot with vacation honored.

The tournament templates and order are as follows (template & game links to be added in an edit to this comment). This list was semi-randomly determined, ask me if you want to know the nitty gritty details.

1. East Asia & Oceania WR with Classic Ladder army/neutral settings
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846024
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9741700

2. Treasure Map 0% SR
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846026
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=10783433

3. Fast Modified Medium Earth 0% SR 75% off kill rate 50% def kill rate
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846029
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=6398154

4. Battle Islands V 0% SR with Recon cards
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846030
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=10089511

5. Guiroma 0% SR
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846032
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=10094437

6. Snow Mountains Multi-attack
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846037
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9804048

7. Classic Ladder Medium Earth 0% WR
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846042
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=8881927

8. Ancient Greece 0% SR
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846044
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=8783093

9. French Brawl 0% SR with modified bonuses, 0.5 extra income per territory, and light fog
template: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=846045
example game: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9801749

Estimated schedule is as follows:
On opening day, tournament #1 will be created. Each subsequent tournament will be created as soon as the prior tournament starts, with the exception of tournaments #4 and #7, which will be created 3 months after the prior tournament starts. This is to ensure players aren't overloaded with games.

In the event an tournament does not start within 3 days of the final round of invites, I will recruit new players from the forum and add the new players to the league as necessary

Points for tournaments #1-9 are determined based on x = number of losers bracket rounds won, with the finals counting as two rounds, according to the quadratic formula 1.5 x^2 + 2.5 x + 4.
1st - 250
2nd - 179
3rd - 148
4th - 120
5-6th - 95
7-8th - 73
9-12th - 54
13-16th - 38
17-24th - 25
25-32nd - 15
33-48th - 8
49-64th - 4

There will be an additional playoff round between the top 8 players and will proceed as follows:
Double Elim Tourney A: Rank 1 vs Rank 8 & Rank 3 vs Rank 6
Double Elim Tourney B: Rank 2 vs Rank 7 & Rank 4 vs Rank 5
Points awarded for each tournament:
1st - 200
2nd - 100
3rd - 50
4th - 0
(essentially, 50 points per round won in the losers bracket)

The template of each tournament game is decided the following way:
The "lower" player will veto 3 templates, and the "higher" player will choose from the remaining 6 templates. Only the 9 templates used for the initial 9 tournaments will be considered.
In the winner's bracket and first round of the loser's bracket, players' relative standing is determined by seed
In the loser's bracket, the player advancing from the winner's bracket is "higher" and the player advancing from the loser's bracket is "lower"
In the second final (if necessary), the player advancing from the loser's bracket is "higher" and the player advancing from the winner's bracket is "lower"

The winners of tournaments A and B will then play a best of 3 series, with the winner granted 300 points.
Game 1: Player 1 vetoes 3 templates and Player 2 chooses from remaining 6
Game 2: Player 2 vetoes 3 templates and Player 1 chooses from remaining 6
Game 3 (if necessary): Both players list all 9 templates ranked high to low. Then, working up the list from bottom to top, templates are vetoed until one is remaining. IF there is a tie, then the tied templates are vetoed and the process is repeated.
For example...
Player 1 ranks templates from high to low: 8, 2, 3, 6, 1, 5, 7, 9, 4
Player 2 ranks templates from high to low: 3, 4, 8, 5, 9, 7, 6, 1, 2
The following templates are crossed out: 4, 2, 9, 1, 7, 6, 5, and 3 & 8 are tied
Ignoring the tied templates, 5 is the last one crossed out, so template 5 is used for the 3rd game

Ties on points at the end of the season will be resolved the following way:
1. Points earned in the final playoff rounds
2. Head-to-head record in the playoff rounds
If still tied, or for deciding who makes it into the playoffs:
3. The greatest number of first place finishes, then the greatest number of second place finishes, and so on all the way down.
4. Head to head record in all 9 tournaments.
5. If by some miracle it's still tied, screw it, I'll set up a single tiebreaker game, whose template is decided the same way as the 3rd final game described above.

some disadvantages:
1. luck is a big factor as you can get a hard draw and be eliminated early
2. the season will be long, estimated 1 year
3. one player can stop progress by being slow/taking back to back vacation
4. not every player will get to play in all the tournaments he would like to
5. there will likely to be a big skill difference that could deter top players as this is not an exclusive competition

some advantages:
1. boots and resignations will not be a big factor (unless they are at a very high percentage)
2. 1 or 2 early eliminations does not rule you out and you can still win the overall season
3. The maximum number of concurrent games should be 3
4 .you are not obligated to play any game/template you don't know/like and still have a chance to win overall season

Edited 4/28/2016 03:05:21
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:10:25

Master Turtle 
Level 62
I'm in
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:15:22

Level 59
This comment contains the FINAL list of participants. Anyone else who wants to play this season will be waitlisted, and only invited to tournaments after everyone else is invited, on the condition that it doesn't fill.



[DragoN] SeruM https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=622380068
ACL Tears https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6511512218
AIRNewbie https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=959269088
Andersault https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=623193338
Arkanton https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=134792417
AWOL Gls AJ https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6924468706
Beren • apex https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=314032996
Big E https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=544006110
Botanator https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=633358359
Braak https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=605422456
ChrisCMU https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=999878954
Cornelius Sulla https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7714566261
dagorin https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=497404772
Dom365 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2715085443
Don [ Ω ] https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=457278573
DrummingManiac1 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=444816548
elbee https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6716042839
EZPickens https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=55998716
Frankdeslimste • apex https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=129117599
Gajda https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=361188929
GreenTea https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=473708931
Ineffable https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=735146651
iNsAnE https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4724281006
Jackie Treehorn https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=637758013
JaponeSafado https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3710863507
Jefferspin https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6319040229
KKND https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2921525624
Krzychu https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=706629919
lawm https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=523967819
Master Bjarke https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8018495828
Master Miyagi • apex https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=255230401
master of desaster https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2214950915
Master Turtle https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7724535464
Matt431 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7617058940
Megaa https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=637132311
Memele https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2914532409
Min34 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=538068105
Mirror https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9712178793
Nordic https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8410909887
Oh Noes https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4614813982
pip https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8011531559
PJ017 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1925535805
Polakillo https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=5312603912
Pushover https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8015538415
Robert E Lee https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4410807582
rocky1 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3819912982
skunk940 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=405914907
TheThedde https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=5712212036
Timinator https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=816809922
timon92 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=611489923
Tony Sodano https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=796423469
wakanarai https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4213603571
Wenyun https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=826992525


{rp} GeneralGror https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=436122950
13CHRIS37 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=253123543
A Talking Fan https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4737335892
Arni https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1244319643
Aste https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3663510382
awesomeusername https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3642846844
AyushTheGreat https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9061457735
Baer https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9150576307
Buns157 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8039234532
butterfly94 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9228896844
Chocolate cookie https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2214003247
chuck norris https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3542790713
da wacos https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2667466911
El Diablo https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=676456586
Farah♦ https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4543063534
Gustave II https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3255033572
Hasdrubal https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3561046036
haydos https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7943782935
Hunta https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=789393739
INSIDE https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=105380470
Mac 'n' Cheese https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9641690283
manchester united https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8463585257
Math Wolf https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=253091943
MightySpeck (a Koala) https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8230371260
Nackickwind https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9847055537
Nogals https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3030447282
Noobster11 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=5645722960
Nyq https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7951380713
OxTheArtist https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7440875526
PanagiotisTheGreekFreak https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2049943516
Penguinz25 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8764435566
PhucilliJerry https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=101996886
Platinum https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6559504553
Prabster Realm https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8246332261
ps https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=486201411
psykkoman https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=5056337626
Quetz https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9122592699
Quicksand https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1840549224
rakleader https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8136895102
RexTerra https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=3343471657
rouxburg https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9661231172
steve1513 https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6223247596
Sun Luna https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6043451722
TBest https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=856960317
Tjoex https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4026546725
Turkish https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=8830137536
USA Bitches https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=167696903
Zevr https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1054477478


Master Jz https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4439722815

Edited 5/3/2016 03:47:43
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:16:47

Level 59
A note about prior WSOW seasons:

Season 2 is described here: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/65898-wsow-2
Season 1 was similar, but had different rules.

The season 1 results and season 2 standings are here:

Note that even though season 2 is still ongoing, I still want to make the preparations for season 3 and maybe even start it as season 2 wraps up.

Special thanks to Ineffable for starting this!
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:20:32

Level 62
Intersted in joining this again!
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:23:55

Level 59
I'll join!
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:39:32

Level 62
I'm pretty much retired but sure, I'll play for new templates
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:48:39

Level 61
I will probably play, but I think you should not do Fast MME or Multi Attack. I'd rather see a lim full dist (EU?) than MA.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:56:07

Level 59
As per the private message Chris, I'll add you when you are 100% sure.

I had a WSOW season 3 planning thread that's been up for a few weeks, I guess you missed it. ( https://www.warlight.net/Forum/143569-world-series-warlight-wsow-season-3-planning?Offset=0 ) At this point in the interest of getting things going there will not be any changes, sorry.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 21:59:12

Level 62
Why does that matter?
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/17/2016 22:03:17

Level 59
manchester, please read the comment containing the league rules. it clearly answers your question (3 day auto boot) and probably will answer other questions you may have.

if you still have questions after reading the rules please ask
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 00:00:00

Level 60
I want to play.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 00:06:06

Level 62
Are you really letting manchester united play?

No offense but you need more games + xp
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 00:27:18

Level 57
:( maybe I was a bit mean...
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 00:42:32

Level 59
So he can ask for alliances lol
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 01:19:56

Level 62
Plat this league is for all interested.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 01:25:20

Level 61
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 01:32:20

Level 68
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 01:40:43

Beren Erchamion 
Level 64
Except for Jefferspin. He's definitely not allowed in.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 03:21:31

Level 59
player list should be up to date with replies to this thread.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 03:48:21

Level 60
I would like to join.
WSOW Season 3 rules & call for participants: 4/18/2016 07:05:05

Robert E Lee
Level 64
ok, im in
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