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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/12/2013 21:30:54


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/12/2013 21:31:13


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Concept

The Promotion/Relegation League is a seasonal group of round-robin Warlight tournaments, always on the classic “strategic middle earth” map and settings. Players are grouped into small groups (7 on average). At the end of each season, the top players of each group are promoted to the next group above. Bottom players are relegated to the next group below. Middle players remain in the same group.

The league is meant to appeal to players who want to see, over the course of several seasons, where their natural level of competition might take them. For new, skilled participants, this means patience in getting to the levels where they will be challenged. Hopefully, that is part of the fun. The idea is to see how quickly you can progress, how long you can stay high, or how long it takes to stop a skid.

Rules

The league is run with a balance of predictability and flexibility. Final decisions are made by the league administrator with an attempt to consider input of league players.

Currently, the model is to typically have the top two promote and the bottom two relegate but there are exceptions. Where there is default – a player becoming inactive or asking to bow out of the league – there can be more promotions to fill in the vacancy. Where this happens in several groups there can be a lot of shuffling. The principle, though, is to usually have at least one player from each group relegated. Several retirements mean fewer relegations and more super-promotions to keep the groups filled.

Any player inactive in the last three games of any tournament is deemed to be out of the league and can only return as a new player in an expansion or bottom group.

Placements in a round-robin are determined by number of wins. In the event of a tie, placements are determined by head-to-head results among the tied. Occasionally, there are loops of ties that cannot be resolved by the head-to-head rule. A tie-breaking tournament then takes place unless all the players involved agree to otherwise settle the tie. Where a tie-breaking tournament would delay the league too much, average turn-speed is rewarded to resolve such ties.

Anyone can join the league, members and non-members alike, simply by request in the most recent “Promotion/Relegation League” forum thread. New players begin in the bottom group or in an expansion group. Promotions from expansion groups depend on numbers within the new groups.

Before the beginning of each season, a summary of the movements will be announced to allow for questions or corrections. The league works most smoothly if those who wish to bow out of it let the administrator know before the new season begins instead of simply declining to play after the groups have been determined and tournaments begun.

The history of the last season can be reviewed from links in the season 10 thread:

http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=6800

Edited 11/12/2013 21:31:30
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/12/2013 22:37:55


Garrett
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I would enjoy playing if it's possible.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/12/2013 23:36:49


Mycroft
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I would like to try my luck in the league.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 06:10:26


Pushover 
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Woohoo! Thanks for being awesome Frank!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 15:27:06


Jefferspin 
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Whenever there's an opening I'll join.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 22:52:01


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Right, General Mac and Hedja decided they don't want to play anymore and declined the tournament. You could have done that a bit earlier guys...

Anyways, it's good news for a few people they'll get to move up a group at the last minute and it means 2 people get to play this season instead of season 12. There are 4 new guys so I did it on a first come first served basis so I'd like to welcome Garrett and Timinator (he asked me on Skype) to the league.

Here's how the groups will look now:

A - Dreuj, HHH, Grona, Noobschool, Old Surehand, Niko, Aper
B - Tenshi, Frank, Ineffable, marc2013, ChrisCMU, Miyagi, Z-dog
C - Chewie, Leon, Tsumiki, Ze, Longhouse, Widzisz, Razeev
D - Min34, M. Lannes, Mirror, Apollo, DutchDesire, Flying Burrito, Timon
E - Turing, AngleLust, Dom365, Greendragon, Andersault, Pushover, MasterRee
F - AwesomeGuy, Seahawks, Ekstone, Wakanari, Ferede, Krzychu, JV
G - Sarutobi, Unreality, Gen.Gror, FlyMoto, Pink, Blue
H1 -bobbob, (newcomers:) Falker, GreenBeret, Kvich, Dosphorus, Timinator, Garrett
H2 - Kevin, tamashii, (newcomers:) querulant, Frostbite, JSA, Lolowut, Grinche


This means some people will have to decline their current tournament and accept their invite to their new group. It's not how I wanted to start this season, but I hope you can understand this was really last minute.

Edited 11/13/2013 23:11:07
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 22:57:30


ChrisCMU 
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I am on vacation but will join by Monday
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 23:02:36


Mirror 
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I am missing Group D
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/13/2013 23:11:17


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Lies!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 04:22:33


Gago5
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is it late to sign up?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 04:30:55


Taishō 
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Hey Frank, can you throw me on the waiting list, I'd be happy to join next season. How long do the seasons usually take btw?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 05:39:22


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Usually somewhere between 1-2 months.

Right now there are 4 on the waiting list, 2 more and I'll just add group H3
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 06:24:40


Taishō 
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I sent out a few messages, hopefully can find 2 more soon :]

Of course moving up from H-3 will be a long tedious rite of passage :[
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:29:12


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Seahawks also decided to drop out at the last second (this is getting really annoying guys) and Blue seems to be inactive for 46 days. So I have to alter it yet again :/

This means 2 people on the waiting list get to play season 11 and that group H3 has a very slim chance of happening now.

Here are the new groups:

A - Dreuj, HHH, Grona, Noobschool, Old Surehand, Niko, Aper
B - Tenshi, Frank, Ineffable, marc2013, ChrisCMU, Miyagi, Z-dog
C - Chewie, Leon, Tsumiki, Ze, Longhouse, Widzisz, Razeev
D - Min34, M. Lannes, Mirror, Apollo, DutchDesire, Flying Burrito, Timon
E - Turing, AngleLust, Dom365, Greendragon, Andersault, Pushover, MasterRee
F - AwesomeGuy, Ekstone, Wakanari, Ferede, Krzychu, JV, Sarutobi
G - Unreality, Gen.Gror, FlyMoto, Pink, Kevin, bobbob
H1 (newcomers:) Falker, GreenBeret, Kvich, Dosphorus, Timinator, Garrett, Mycroft Holmes
H2 - tamashii, (newcomers:) querulant, Frostbite, JSA, Lolowut, Grinche, Jefferspin
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:39:50


tartan1314 
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hi frank would be interested if anymore spaces were made?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:41:20


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Tamashii is inactive too, so E-man gets to replace him.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:46:03


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Tartan you are on the waiting list now:

1. Hauptmann
2. Offpools
3. Tartan

Looking at the rate of last minute drop-outs you might even have a shot to play this season ;)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:51:57


tartan1314 
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thanks frank would be great
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 18:54:32


{101st}Hardzim
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H3? Why not. I'll give it a go.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/14/2013 20:26:37


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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so many good players join. great. :)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/15/2013 00:59:51


Unreality 
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look like if i cant finish 1st in group G, I will have to face timinator & JSA next season :D
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/15/2013 19:08:47

Envaeronment
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I would like to join this again, lets see how fast I will reach Group A again!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/16/2013 04:17:42


Phoenix
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the way things are, maybe in a few years u might get there Enva
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/16/2013 05:21:29

JSA 
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I always end up in tough groups. The group I ended up in when I first joined this league back in Season 3-4 or so, is doing quite well, 2 A's and a C.

And next season, I face the strong likelihood of Timinator and Falker, both very tough opponents.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/16/2013 22:58:38


Khalid
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This looks cool. Can I sign up? I'm very new but I am already figuring out how to win over half the time.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 11/17/2013 00:35:18


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Lots of new players this season! Enough to add Group H3. :)
This means I have one more spot left, since I really doubt group H4 will happen.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 12/2/2013 19:39:12

dreuj 
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i retire next season
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 12/2/2013 20:35:36


Ze 
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me too. Thanks Frankdeslimste.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 11: 12/3/2013 10:38:17


Pink 
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im also gone
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