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Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/29/2020 08:00:49

Rento 
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Hello and welcome to the new edition of Nations' Cup!

This is a sign-up forum thread. We also have our:
Discord Server https://discord.gg/cps2sNWKQQ
and Google Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aIf2fmJF3saG5JKaRF9bgncvlmJ8WpwIntCzGFflXSk/edit?usp=sharing
Go check them out as well!

Introduction
Nations' Cup is a team tournament, but only 1v1 games are played.
In here players represent not their clans, but the countries they are linked to in real life.
Players are not supposed to receive help from their teammates during their games or share accounts.

Registration rules
1. Players organize the teams themselves, then sign up the whole team. Sign-ups of individual players won't be considered.
2. Players must be at least level 51 to participate.
3. Every team must have between 3 and 6 active players and must represent some real country or geographical region. You should aim to fill a full 6-player team to avoid score penalties.
4. It is possible for small countries to form a team together. For example Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are free to sign up a joint team.
5. Big countries can field multiple teams if they have more than 6 players who want to play, but they should aim to put their best players into one team. Also there's a limit of max 5 teams from the same country.

Format
1. Three days boot time, vacations are honored.
2. Games will be played in a Swiss-style tournament format. Each round your team will be matched up against some other team and you will play 1v1 games against each other.
3. There are 5 rounds. Each round your team will play 12 games total. The first round starts on January 10th 2021, the next rounds start every 3 weeks up until April 4th.
4. Depending on the size of your team, players will usually play 2 or 3 games each round, for a total of 12 games per round.
5. A player can be put on a bench and skip a round. Players can play 4 games each only if their team has exactly 3 players available for that round.
6. The team with more wins after 12 games wins the match-up. Draws are possible.
7. Teams that field less than 6 players in a round receive a score penalty by starting each round with minus one win per missing player.
8. Winning a round gives your team 1 point to the final ranking, losing gives 0. Draws give 0.5. Close wins, meaning wins by exactly one win difference give 0.75 points to the winning team and 0.25 to the losing team.
9. It is allowed to put new players into your team after each round, but only if they didnt play for another nation in this competition. Movements between teams belonging to the same Nation are allowed.
10. It is a Swiss-Style tournament that uses a version of accelerated pairings. The top 33% teams based on previous season will start this season with an extra point. Top 66% will start with half a point.
11. Teams are ranked by number of points (rounds) won. First tie-breaker is head-to-head record. Second tie-breaker is number of individual games won.
12. I'll repeat. Players are not supposed to receive help from their teammates during their games or share accounts.
While it is hard to police, it's not impossible, and if caught your team/country will look like bigger losers than if you were to simply lose your games, so please think twice before attempting to break this rule.

Templates
There will be 5 rounds total. Each will be played on a different template. Exact templates will be announced later.

How to sign up
1. Search for other players who also may want to represent your country and contact them. Good places to start are the AWP World Tour spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRg4kr75G5-CMEGyZcVMDSm4fzi1V9X-zXvHfcu8U9xTEouUbjLmrk57PV1bq_D61ddoDk2Lk78X0Ex/pubhtml and Quickmatch country leaderboards. You can use this thread to signal your interest too.
2. When you have a group of 3-6 players gathered, choose one of them as the contact player (captain if you like), preferably someone who speaks at least basic English. Then post this list in this thread together with profile links. Alternatively you can mail it to me. If your team has 5 players, you must also specify which players will play 3 games and which play 2 in the first round (can always be changed later)
3. Deadline for signups is January 8th.
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This thread is multi purpose. You can ask questions about the format, express your interest, you can try to organise your teams here (although I recommend private mails for this), discuss general ontopic stuff. Feel free to write in here :)

Edited 12/12/2020 13:02:42
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/29/2020 08:00:57

Rento 
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Full results of all previous seasons can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WRdCH06j73WjuOc7IV7j5oEwxy_0NLli7o8qrWpV4bY/edit?usp=sharing

After a very exciting finale, the last season finished with Germany, France and USA on the top spots, with minuscule score differences between them. They finished with 5 rounds won and drew in head-to-head. The last tiebreaker was total number of games won, and here Germany had an edge of just a single game: 54-18 record compared to French 53-19. Insane!

Let's hope that this season will be just as exciting!





2021 Team Organisers:
Poland: myself. Po prostu napisz mi mejla :)
Germany: https://www.warzone.com/Forum/496926-nations-cup-2021-team-germany-recruitment-thread
India: Sagar Chand https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=8074712602
Belgium: Math Wolf https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=253091943 (and don't be fooled by the Dutch and their promises of a joint team, drugs ain't cool)
USA: Checkmqte https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3889221586
Netherlands: Derfellios https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6146168723
UK: https://www.warzone.com/Forum/498566-organizing-team-uk-nation-cup
Australia+New Zealand: (TLA) LND https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4090173830
Spain+Portugal: KaitoS https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5491341996
Italy: NoName 2.1 https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5066537078
Greece: Glam https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=2731867411
Czech Republic: FalerCZ https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3314771537
Finland: Naviiso https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=69124047648
South America: Juan https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6649400248
Canada: Justin17 https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=1277277659

Edited 1/5/2021 09:12:50
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/29/2020 19:22:29


finding machine-washed cloth
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If the UK makes a team again, I would be interesting in joining it.
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/30/2020 18:13:56


alexclusive 
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To ensure that this thread is not being spammed by team Germany organizing five teams, we created a seperate forum thread to do that: https://www.warzone.com/Forum/496926-nations-cup-2021-team-germany-recruitment-thread

(Wer für Team Deutschland antreten möchte, klickt bitte auf obenstehenden Link)
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/30/2020 21:43:12


goralgn 
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Does Anyone Wanna Pick Up A Random Turk For Their Team?
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 11/30/2020 23:40:44


Master Meldarion 
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Hey Rento, thanks for organizing this again (:

Small question; do you have any insight in when we'll receive the template pools to choose from/when the final templates will be made public?
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/1/2020 00:01:35

FiveStarGeneral
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Don't bother making a Dutch team. It will be too weak to compete.
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/1/2020 00:43:28


Platinum
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I have decided after successfully carrying team UK and Ireland to its highest ever finish in the competition that it's time to push the boundaries and go for glory. Of course the first step is to go back to my Irish roots and declare independence and form my own team .

Using my recruitment abilities, I've assembled a team of 6 talented players that will help the Emerald Isle to achieve greatness.

Here's the team with profile links sufficiently supplied:

1. Yaxvi (Team Captain) https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6559504553
2. Xenophon https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3262000156
3. Iriseyoufall https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=1669010010
4. Jefferspin https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6319040229
5. Njord https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7139233655
6. Fivestargeneral https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3388515225

7. Ralph https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3596828424 (substitute)

Thanks and good luck.

Edited 1/5/2021 05:32:56
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/1/2020 15:14:11

Rento 
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Template pools:
1st round template will be chosen by UK from the following: Treasure Map, Guiroma, Volcano Island
2nd round template will be chosen by NL from the following: British Raj, MME, ME WR
3rd round template will be chosen by USA from the following: Africa, Biomes, French Brawl
4th round template will be chosen by FRA from the following: Phobia, Battle Islands V, Malvia
5th round template will be chosen by GER from the following: Greece, Unicorn Island, Hannibal

These are all the exact templates used on MTL, with the exception of Africa which uses the CL version (same thing but on prettier map)

The deadline for these teams to decide is 20th December, otherwise I choose on my own :)
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/4/2020 14:35:20

Rento 
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If someone is willing to take the initiative and organise a team for their country, here is a good place to say this. I can then list you in the opening post to improve visibility.
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/4/2020 15:23:52

Sagar Chand
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Team India.
If there is no one else, I can take the lead
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/4/2020 17:34:59

Baer 
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I will play again for Canada
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/4/2020 21:43:09


Math Wolf 
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Team Belgium will likely be a thing, contact me if you are interested and I didn't contact you yet.

Edited 12/4/2020 21:43:19
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/5/2020 06:32:48

helpless
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Anyone for Portugal?
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/6/2020 18:26:47


Checkmqte
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Team USA has a discord server. If you might be interested in playing mail me for an invite.
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/6/2020 22:00:31

Rento 
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I decided that this season teams can sign up backup players. So you can have even 8 or more players on a team if you like, but still max 6 can play in any round.

I feel that this is a good change for countries that have 7-9 people willing to play, so not enough for a competent second team.
Especially since substitutions are possible this season so it would be possible to play around with them anyway, this just saves everyone extra work.

Edited 12/6/2020 22:14:27
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/8/2020 20:35:44


[WM] แต€แดดแดฑ๐“•๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ฐ๐“ฎ 
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Go, team Poland, go! :)

Edited 12/8/2020 20:37:56
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/9/2020 10:16:10


{TLA} LND
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I'd be keen to join the Australian team, if there's one being organised
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 12:10:41


KaitoS
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Is some one making spanish team? Haha
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 12:12:41


KaitoS
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Well Im asking in dd, there are many spanish players, maybe we can make a team
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 15:12:56


KaitoS
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Ok I have made a spanish team:

- KaitoS (Contact)

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5491341996

- Gyca

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7491554210

- We Ride!

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=1145466253

- Enkeveh

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=59110688909

- Kestrel

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=96127353809

I'm closing the roster with two players from our neighbour Portugal:

- Jimmy

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7876548255

- Helpless

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6087478798

- Luthor

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7496571219

So it's Spain-Portugal Team haha.

Edited 12/15/2020 18:53:28
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 18:08:37


goralgn 
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Could We Organize an international team of rejects could that be a thing
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 18:16:29


Athena's Child 
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No one else is from my country, but I'm interested to join.
Any other nations wanna pick me up?
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/11/2020 20:48:53


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Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/15/2020 16:48:56


Math Wolf 
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Team Belgium (sorted by time on Warzone which is in no way an indication of skill)

https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=253091943 - Math Wolf
https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=2010025324 - surdiac
https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=18103561680 - The Dev Dude
https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=16107338234 - Paul
https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=48111281127 - V@n
https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=93123139452 - Leia - Coinwheel Princess
More than 20 years of experience from six different clans, but most importantly: a prettier princess than the one from the Netherlands!

If anyone else still wants to join, feel free to contact us.
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/15/2020 21:20:21


Master Meldarion 
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We'd like to introduce you to all the Dutch teams! Thanks to our stellar performance and of course the assemblance of Dutchies within TSFH, we've managed to assemble no less than 5 teams this year! Of course a big thank you to @Math Wolf for assembling the fifth team, it's a big help to have the Southern Netherlands participate as a team as well. If any of you need any lessons on how to be Dutch, information about drugs, about greed and so on; we refer you to Min34, he's our coordinator for all things Dutch. Any other questions can be directed to either me or Derfellios.

One other thing; Yes, we did indeed pick Farah to play in A again, yes we know he'll likely boot, but we wanted to give him one more chance. And for those curious about "Mr.Carpenter"'s nickname; it means Black John, and it is given to him because clanless has a black speech color on our server. Please all refer to him as such.

Thank you for reading, and without further ado, our teams!

Team A:

Farah - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4543063534
Meldarion - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=8285645937 (Captain)
Min - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=538068105
Oh - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=9650427823
PJ - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=1925535805
Ursus - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3367992188

Team B:

ARand0mplayer - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7710521647
Berenbossen - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=2755242500
Derfellios - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6146168723 (Captain)
Soldier of Orange - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6580217405
Tjoex - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=4026546725
TweeKeerJelle - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=46115067383

Team C:

Andre Laufmöller - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7648615946
BaronSengir - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6154164126
Gakbobo - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=19114801469
Phillipe - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=3826187937 (Captain)
Pink - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6553734497
Stan - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=39124541667

Team D:

EdwinB3st - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=6788195653
JK - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=31105111944 (Captain)
Leonardus2.0 - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=2547064368
Nightmare - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=74126223531
Xanderaka - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=61104979644
Zwarte Jan (or Mr.Carpenter) - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=8060657337
Neverdeverd - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=43125250071

Team E:

Leia - Coinwheel Princess - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=93123139452
Math Wolf - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=253091943 (Captain)
Paul - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=16107338234
surdiac - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=2010025324
The Dev Dude - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=18103561680
V@n - https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=48111281127

Oh and for those who didn't yet know, the template we've selected is ME WR.

Edit: I missed a capital letter on Dutch, very important. Thank you Derfellios!

Edited 1/4/2021 23:52:30
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/15/2020 22:44:07


Farah♦ 
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More than 20 years of experience from six different clans, but most importantly: a prettier princess than the one from the Netherlands!

Now that's just rude, you isocahedron!
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/16/2020 00:03:32


Viking1007
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Ooooh. Interesting ;)
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/16/2020 03:59:51

FiveStarGeneral
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Crazy big Dutch contingent
Nations' Cup 2021 Sign-ups: 12/16/2020 06:54:55


{TLA} LND
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I am now organising Team ANZ (Australia-New Zealand); mail me if you're from one of these countries, and interested in playing!
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