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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 16:02:53


Chokecherry 
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Season 3 is ready to begin.

We have 2 retirements that affect promotions a bit. With a vacancy from Group A, the top 3 from Groups B, C, D and E will be promoted and Group E will have 6 players like the rest of the groups. Group D had started early and will have to start over with the adjustment. Sorry about that.

There is one final game still underway to determine 2nd and 3rd places in Group B, but since 2nd and 3rd will both be promoted, this final game does not need to hold up the launch of season 3. Here is the lineup:

Group A:
Dunga 5-0
Heyheuhei 4-1
Frankdeslimste 1-4 (survived in tie-breaker)
MilitaryManiact 4-1 (promoted from Group B)
Bakapon 3-2 (promoted from Group B)
Warlord 3-2 (promoted from Group B)

Group B:
TexasJohn 1-4 (relegated from Group A)
Ironheart 1-4 (relegated from Group A)
Ineffable 3-2 (lost promotion tie-breaker)
Envaeronment 4-1 (promoted from Group C)
VaporX 3-2 (promoted from Group C)
Zerbi 3-2 (promoted from Group C)

Group C:
CEBearsfan 1-4 (relegated from Group B)
Farragut 1-4 (relegated from Group B)
Hangblague 2-3
Orange 5-1 (promoted from Group D)
Bore 4-2 (promoted from Group D)
Aper 3-3 (promoted from Group D)

Group D:
Bluemonkeyman 2-3 (relegated from Group C)
Domenico 1-4 (relegated from Group C)
Nighthawk30 2-4
Luxis 5-1 (promoted from Group E)
Kingu 5-1 (promoted from Group E)
Anakin Chigurh 5-1 (promoted from Group E)

Group E:
SoccerdudeMike 2-4 (relegated from Group D)
Gameworldleader 0-6 (relegated from Group D)
Elledee 3-3
Grzechoo 2-4
Cluster 5-1 (promoted from Group F1)
Niko 5-1 (promoted from Group F2)

Group F:
BostonPhoenix 1-5 (relegated from Group E)
General Arun 0-6 (relegated from Group E)
Monkey 4-2 (from F1)
Ruthless Bastard 5-1 (from F2)
X 4-2 (from F1)
Lawm 5-1 (from F2)

Group G:
Ema 2-4 (from F1)
Noobschool 3-3(from F2)
Grinche 2-4 (from F1)
min34 2-4 (from F2)
Gnuffone 1-5 (from F1)
Bearsbeetsbattlestar 1-5 (from F2)

Group H:
Zakyman 0-6 (relegated from F2)
J Russel Mikkelsen (new)
jsa1111 (new)
Desert Fox (new)
Chewie (new)
Mr. Pisces (new)


I will begin the tournaments shortly if there are no complaints. There may be an opportunity for more newcomers to get in on season 3 if they let me know quickly.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 16:06:48


Ska2D2 
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Heck sure whatever if there is a space sign me up.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 16:06:49


Ska2D2 
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Heck sure whatever if there is a space sign me up.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 16:26:46


Major Risk 
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Heck sure whatever if there is a space sign me up.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 17:03:15


Chokecherry 
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OK, you two are in. For those of you curious as to what this is about, these threads provide information about the league's development over the first 2 seasons with links to all past tournaments:

http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread.aspx?ThreadID=3535

http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread.aspx?ThreadID=3761
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/3/2012 17:49:11


Major Risk 
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Sorry Chokecherry, didn't see it was Medium Earth, don't know how I missed that.
Could I withdraw from the competition, sorry for signing up without checking the most important thing the map!
For some reason, I just assumed it was Europe...anyway thanks
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/4/2012 04:35:39


Chokecherry 
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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/4/2012 04:44:37


Chokecherry 
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A few notes:

DagenDaDragon: thanks for letting us know and feel free to get back into it any time.
Major Risk: no problem.

About the league name: many of you have observed that there is probably a better name for this "league" and I agree it's too clunky. However, I've kept it for now just to avoid confusion and also because it is descriptive of the system. Same with Group names. Precious metals have been suggested, and that is more fun, but I'm trying to keep the chain straight and so have stuck with the letters for now. That doesn't mean that you all shouldn't carry on with the nicknames. That's part of the fun.

Website: I am hoping there may be something to announce before too much longer.

Newcomers: We have a full contingent already in an 8th group. I might consider setting up more people who shout out quickly, but it may be that they have to wait for season 4. I will continue to try to answer questions on this thread.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/4/2012 08:52:22

Envaeronment
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I think you shouldn't worry too much about the names. It's the concept that counts and the concept is awesome. Thanks again for doing this.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 7/4/2012 09:42:54

dreuj 
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i want to join please
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/1/2012 14:27:11


Kingu 
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I'm resigning from this when the season ends. Kind of fed up with WL at the moment.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/16/2012 21:18:18


Chokecherry 
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Season 3 is approaching completion, with only Groups F and H still to finish off a few games. A few highlights:

Congratulations to Dunga who wins elite Group A. Even though he finishes with the same 3-2 record as Frankdeslimste, Bakapon and MilitaryManiact, his head-to-head record against those three puts him on top. These other three tie for 2nd and remain in the group. Heyheuhei is suprisingly relegated to Group B.

Congratulations also to Zerbi of Group B, bore of Group C, Luxis of Group D, Niko of Group E, Ruthless Bastard of Group F and NoobSchool of Group G. Each of these won their respective Groups with perfect records. None of them will see each other yet as they all move up to the next Group.

I will give more detailed information on final placements and movements as soon as the last games are over. There are a few vacancies to fill resulting from a few retirements, which means, overall, more promotions than usual and fewer relegations.

As always, anyone wishing to retire from the league or to join it should say so now, before the next season is ready to start.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/16/2012 21:23:29

FD
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I'd like to join for next season.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/16/2012 21:39:27


Chokecherry 
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OK FD. For the curious:

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 (6 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 (currently Chokecherry) 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 almost always have at least one player relegated.

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.

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.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/16/2012 22:32:07


Bais
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i'd like to join!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/16/2012 23:40:49


Z-Dog 
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I'd also like to join
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 01:09:28

♦CPU♦ Ryan2
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can i join? is there room?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 02:28:16


♦CPU♦ Iblocka09
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Heck sure whatever if there is a space sign me up.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 03:49:27


Master ARC 
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ill join if there's an available slot
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 08:30:27


[Zen-D]*Justin Gawner*
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I'd like to join.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 09:45:40


Green 
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I would also like to join, if there is space for next season. I expect you will be creating new groups?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 15:05:04


Chokecherry 
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Yes, new groups can accommodate as many newcomers as there may be. All of you will be included in Season 4. It will probably begin within a week or two. I will then create a new Season 4 forum thread which will include links to each of the tournaments
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/17/2012 19:01:24


Ze 
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I would like to join too if is possible
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 3: 8/20/2012 16:19:50


General Rope
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i would like to join
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