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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 16:12:34


Chokecherry 
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Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 16:14:57


Chokecherry 
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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 9 thread:

http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=5994
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 16:31:16


wakanarai 
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i see that Reza is invited for both H1 and H2 but H1 looks much harder then H2 this time
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 19:20:24


Saru 
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obviously waka, I'm in it :p
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 22:08:50


Chokecherry 
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Thanks for noticing the mistake with Reza, Wakanari. He was supposed to be in H2. I'll be sure to tell him to join H2 and NOT H1. Hopefully this will get sorted out.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 23:14:56


Photon 
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I am currently on vacation. I cant join in the next 6 days. Hope you can wait that time.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/23/2013 23:36:26


Torin 
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Is it possible to join?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 03:16:15

tamashii
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Would there be Room by one of em not joining I want to play.. please.. Thanks!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 05:03:46


Cheery Dog
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/in
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 16:51:55

Falker
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how does a new player sign up for this?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 18:18:02


NoobSchool (AHoL) • apex 
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You ask in this thread then get added next season. Sometimes if the bottom groups haven't started he will throw you in real quick, but I believe it's too late this time around.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 20:53:48


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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It's not too late - the tournaments for H1 and H2 have not yet started..
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/24/2013 21:12:52


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Please wait! I'm back home tomorrow and will join then - I can't access tournaments on iPad.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 10:21:20


Pink 
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group h1 is only waiting for reza to start, as he is in 2 tournaments could you remvoe him from h1?
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 11:20:42


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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orchid - but Chokecherry is the only guy who can technically START the tournament, and he CAN add a player before it's started so don't misinform people. it's totally up to chokecherry if he will invite others or not.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 11:28:18


Pink 
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i was talking with him, askign him to start it now
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 12:16:22


Torin 
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Ok, well I'd like to be added to the list, thanks!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 16:34:28

tamashii
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If there is room I want to play.. Not that no one cares ;(
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/25/2013 18:42:48


Robin Hood 
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I would love to play if there is room!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/26/2013 20:19:18


Chokecherry 
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To all who have expressed interest in joining: you are all welcome and will be added to the league.

Unfortunately, I got group H1 started before noticing these requests. It's always better to get in on this before a season starts, rather than to jump in after the tournaments have been set up. As noted above, it is sometimes possible to get the latecomers in on the bottom groups before they start, but in this case it may not be possible to get you started until the next season (11).

H1 has only 5 players so I don't want to see more than 6 in H2. If Timdrie or Reza fail to join then Fly-Molo and/or tamashii could get in on that group on the first-come first served basis. In any event, you will all be on the list for season 11.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 8/27/2013 01:59:26

tamashii
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Thanks, I hope there will room for me and the other player. Thanks for caring! :)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/1/2013 23:59:09


Chokecherry 
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A good start to season 10 with a full group of 7 in all A through G groups accepting their tourneys!

After 10 seasons of running things, I am passing on the responsibility to FRANKDESLIMSTE to administer the league, who I know will do an even better job. Thanks to him for volunteering. Thanks to you all for your patience throughout - it's sometimes a tricky thing to do it well, but always fun.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/2/2013 00:10:57


Z-Dog 
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Thanks for all of the effort you've put into the league, Chokecherry!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/4/2013 01:51:10


Chokecherry 
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Yer welc!
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/4/2013 07:33:40


Mirror 
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Yes. Thanks a lot. Such competitons makes Warlight even better
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/13/2013 13:21:50


Saru 
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YAY I join and win the first tournament I play :)
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/13/2013 13:28:58


Ska2D2 
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Good job chokecherry i enjoyed it when i participated.

Edited 9/13/2013 13:29:16
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/14/2013 16:34:16


Pilota stradale (Inactive account)
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It would be more interesting if there could be a "maximum round limit" of 90, so that games would more frequently end into draws. This way, table ties would be extremely rare, given the small number of players in each group. And not would they just be less frequent, but also much easier to handle. As a first criterion, I would suggest the "least losses" criterion. Players that can avoid the loss are usually more likely to do well at high levels, so why not give them the chance more easily?

Ah, I suggest the round limit to be 90 so that it simulates the 90 minutes of a football game;) I also think it is a practical value for such a limit. Not too short, not too long, given the map used.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/14/2013 16:36:34


Ska2D2 
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I think you are lost Pilota :) This is a different thread to the champions league.
Promotion/Relegation League - Season 10: 9/14/2013 16:37:43


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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#roasted
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