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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 01:57:21


Chokecherry 
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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 02:00:28


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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 (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 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 8 thread: http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=5626
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 06:42:43


aper 
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Thanks again, Chokecherry, for setting all this up.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 13:31:42


Krzysztof 
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Can i still join ?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 14:48:27


Chokecherry 
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You're welcome! Kszyhoo, you're in time to get in on this season (Group H1). There will be a limited window of opportunity for other newcomers as well - but you need to say so quickly.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/3/2013 20:55:49


Krzysztof 
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thx, please invite me
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/7/2013 15:00:14


Chokecherry 
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Congrat's to Kszyhoo who wins the hustle award in season 9, already completing all games and finishing 4-1 by the time some groups have just barely begun.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/7/2013 15:29:51


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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and they might end up with a three-way tie between kszyhoo, andersault and dom.. ties are always interesting..
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/8/2013 03:34:03


Pushover 
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I'm in a group of 7 and the site created 6 total games among the other 6 players. Meaning Kszyhoo completed all his games before I was even added to one! So ronery...
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/10/2013 11:19:24


Krzysztof 
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Yeah, no promotion yet. And i'm quite sure andersault won't lose his last game, so tie is practically inevitable.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/14/2013 17:20:13

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Urgh, Andersault lost to bhklahgil, stopping the 3-way tie!

H1 is finished!
1) kszyhoo
2) Dom
3) bhk
4) Andersault
5) gg & timdrie (currently playing off for 5th)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/14/2013 21:45:24


wakanarai 
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Dom if you just lost against tim it would be a 3-way for second place but al least nobody dominated the group so probably some quite interesting games
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/14/2013 22:16:22


Motocross5800 
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Are those all the tournaments that there will be??
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/17/2013 12:12:48


Saru 
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Could you please sign me up
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/19/2013 02:01:20


Blue 
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Could you please sign me up for next season
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 6/20/2013 03:14:40


Chokecherry 
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Yes to both of you - it will be a few weeks I think.

Motocross, I don't understand the question, but the first two posts of this thread might help.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/1/2013 19:31:59


ChrisCMU 
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We have 4 games left in D.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/1/2013 21:29:45


{rp} GeneralGror
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I'd like to join for next time also.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/9/2013 15:05:43


Chokecherry 
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Congrat's to Widzisz who for the second season in a row finishes undefeated (group F this time).
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/9/2013 15:45:24


Pink 
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I Would like to join season X
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/9/2013 16:04:36


ChrisCMU 
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Looks like I won group D now. There is 1 match left, but it looks like the order of finish has already been decided.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/16/2013 21:35:01

bobbob000
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Any chance I can join next season please?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/17/2013 21:14:41


Chokecherry 
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You're in. There are still a few games in the current season that haven't started yet, so it will likely be at least a couple of weeks yet. Keep track of progress in the links at the top of this thread.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/18/2013 11:41:29

bobbob000
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Yeah, I'm fine with waiting a few weeks - only just heard of this anyway
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/22/2013 12:12:41


Saru 
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The tournament with the least progress is G with 1 game left to start, so it's near the end I would say, just 1 question. I'll be on vacation 29th July - 11th August, so what will happen if the new tourney starts within that period which is very possible I think.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/22/2013 13:29:41


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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Vacations are honoured, so IN CASE you will be on official Warlight vacation, you will not get forcejoined, nor booted in any of the games from this tournament.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/22/2013 13:31:12


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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He is worried about being invited in that time, and the tourney starting without him :/ I think all you can do is notify Chokecherry; hopefully he will wait for you. If you can reach a computer while on vacation, joining tournaments won't disable your vacation (I think..).
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/22/2013 13:45:07


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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i think he should ask fizzer but as far as i remember this might break the vacation..
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/22/2013 14:02:30


Chokecherry 
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We'll wait for you.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 9: 7/24/2013 21:01:04


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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Group C has just finished, and could use a tiebreaker for #2,#3,#4:
http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=4972

1. [WM] Gnuffone (Lost only to Marc)
2. Z-Dog (lost to Gnuffone and Ineffable)
2. [WM] Malamute (lost to Gnuffone and Z-Dog)
2. [WG] Ineffable (lost to Gnuffone and Malamute)
5. [WG] Marc2013
6. ♦CPU♦Turing
7. Zakyman
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