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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/18/2014 06:53:10


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/18/2014 06:54:00


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 11 thread:

http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=17510
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/18/2014 21:12:37


wakanarai 
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Interested in watching how this season will work out for me and some of the others i have good contacts with. mainly speaking about D, E, G, H and I but also the clash in group A with 4 players of apex in it

ps. your first post says season 11 frank
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/18/2014 22:14:37


slammy 
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can i join please?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/19/2014 04:05:43

rocky1
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can I join also?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/19/2014 13:41:18


Janneke the Brewer
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I would also like to join, if possible
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/19/2014 14:44:34


TheJakiller 
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This is a good idea. Please add me to the waiting list!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/19/2014 21:04:19

Bigchps147 
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i suppose its too late to ask to join now
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/19/2014 22:40:54


125ch209 
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I want in too!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/20/2014 00:16:01


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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It seems we have enough newcomers for a new group: http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=9118
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/20/2014 01:33:35


Cheery Dog
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/Season 13
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/20/2014 23:57:30


TheJakiller 
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Someone declined in I2. Can you manually start please?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/21/2014 20:44:36


wakanarai 
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@jakiller: frank himself declined but he needs the invite to still have access to start the tournament i think but at least he always needs to invite himself
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/22/2014 02:53:48


Pushover 
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Looks like group D requires a manual start even without anyone in our group declining.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/23/2014 05:47:45

Vortex 
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I'd like to join this tournament :). Seems interesting!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/25/2014 03:49:55


Gundisalvus 
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I volunteer for this.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 2/25/2014 09:41:15


CharlieBrown
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i'd like to join :)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/12/2014 22:43:28


Master Turtle 
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I would like to compete in the next season
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/17/2014 22:48:03


Z-Dog 
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Could I rejoin next season?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/18/2014 00:45:31

thewamp 
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remove me please
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/18/2014 00:52:25

rocky1
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how long until the next season will start?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/18/2014 02:29:47


Pushover 
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If you go back to prior seasons (start by clicking the link in the 2nd post of this thread), you should get an idea of how long it typically takes for a season to finish.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/18/2014 07:57:23


Mirror 
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Made a quick count so errors are possible. So far 23 days. So we can expect like 7 days more to go.

        Total Games|Finished|In progress|Not started|Progress
Group A         18 |     12 |         5 |         1 |     81%
Group B         18 |     11 |         4 |         3 |     72%
Group C         18 |     10 |         5 |         3 |     69%
Group D         18 |      8 |         5 |         5 |     58%
Group E         15 |     11 |         4 |         0 |     87%
Group F         15 |      9 |         3 |         3 |     70%
Group G         18 |     11 |         5 |         2 |     75%
Group H          6 |      5 |         1 |         0 |     92%
Group I         18 |     14 |         3 |         1 |     86%
Group I2        18 |     18 |         0 |         0 |    100%
Overall        162 |    109 |        35 |        18 |     78%


Edited 3/18/2014 07:57:38
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/18/2014 07:58:50


Mirror 
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But groups B,C,F and especially D are slower so probably more for them to finish.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/23/2014 19:46:38


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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I guess I'll be retiring after this.. so please don't include me in the upcoming season.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 3/25/2014 11:13:10


Taishō 
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I'll be taking my leave from the event. Thanks for the effort you put into this Frank.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 4/10/2014 19:24:52


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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crap. Ineffable ruined my world :P

Edited 4/10/2014 19:50:40
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 4/10/2014 19:31:36


Ineffable 
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Sorry
And Congratz grona for the win of group A

Edited 4/10/2014 19:54:34
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 4/10/2014 20:26:10

JSA 
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Sign me up!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 12: 4/10/2014 22:24:29


Z-Dog 
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Could I rejoin?
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