** Captains: Please talk with your teammates and find out what days they are able to play, I need to know all days and times that they can play (it would be at least 1 or 2 hours of their time.) Please get back to me as soon as you can.
Schedule is just about to be finished. Once the schedule is complete, players will have one week to finalize on their characters. After characters are locked in the schedule will be announced.
Teams consist of three players
Teams are not allowed to have duplicate characters on a team (Bison/Dan/Sakura is fine, Sagat/Sagat/Akuma is not)
Whoever is on your team will be locked in for the remainder of the season. Unless something awful happens so they cannot participate anymore. Yes be prepared to be in this league for the long run (8 rounds, 2 weeks a round, 16 weeks for the season + playoffs)
Whatever character you choose to play in the season will ALSO be locked in for the ENTIRE season (Including playoffs), no exceptions. This allows you to either bring your best, or to force those that have picked alts to really buckle down and get them ready for tournament play.
*Season will last for 8 rounds. Teams will be split into pools. You will play each team from your pool, as well as 5 matches outside of your pool. After the 8 rounds, the top teams in each pool will advance to the play-offs, with the top 2 scoring teams recieving a bye into the 2nd round. The next 4 highest scoring teams OVERALL will play for 2 wild card spots. Playoff bracket is single elim (Minus playing for 3rd and 4th). It should pan out like this:
1st - Bye
3rd vs Wild Card 1
4th vs Wild Card 2
2nd - Bye
1st vs W(3rd vs Wild Card1)
2nd vs W(4th vs Wildcard 2)
W top bracket vs W of Btm bracket (for 1st and 2nd)
L top bracket vs L of Btm bracket (for 3rd and 4th)
Games will be 3 out of 5 rounds, matches will be one set*. Winner recieves 1 point, if an OCV happens (Once Character Victory) an additional 1/2 point will be awarded (I decided on 1/2 points, to help determine tie breakers etc. etc.) It will be Pokemon style/Fight to the Death:
EX: Team Boss vs White Power (order is B0kkin/Mike/Paul vs Brent/Elliot/Nolan)
B0kkin vs Brent - Brent Wins
Mike vs Brent - Mike Wins
Mike vs Elliot - Mike Wins
Mike vs Nolan - Nolan Wins
Paul vs Nolan - Nolan Wins - Team Boss is eliminated, White Power is awarded 1 point.
**There have been talks making the matches 2 out of 3. Once I have a “Mock match” happen, I’ll be able to determine which route I’ll go. For now 1 match will be the default.
*A team can have any order they please. HOWEVER, if a player has already started twice, they CANNOT be a starter until the REST of the team has started twice. Last thing I need to see is two players try and piggyback on their strongest player throughout the whole season.
Round 1 - Mandel starts
Round 2 - Mickey starts
Round 3 - Mandel starts (Mandel cannot start till the rest of his team has started twice)
Round 4 - Frank starts
Round 5 - Mickey starts (Frank has to start for Round 6)
Round 6 - Frank starts (For round 7 and 8 anyone can lead off)
This also adds strategy for trying to get OCV’s. Don’t blow you strongest player early on. Cause once they go twice, they won’t be leading off till round 7.
Before the matches, each team will be allowed 10 min. of private practice time. After 5 min. an official will ask the team for their order, they’ll have from that time until the end of practice to submit their order. To determine who practices first or last a coin flip will be called by one of the teams prior to. Winner gets to decide on practicing first or second.
Team order pick will be blind select (hence the choosing of order while in practice)
Pressing the guide button or start at anytime minus an inevitable KO will result in a one round forfeit. If you don’t know what inveitable KO means, ask anyone that watched Elias vs Joedubbs
Entry Fee: $75/team ($25 a player), if there are individuals that are going to have a hard time getting this together, please get a hold of me and we’ll work out a payment plan. Each team must be paid for before the end of Round 3 or else they will be DQ’d from the rest of the league.
EACH TEAM MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE THE END OF ROUND THREE OR ELSE THEY WILL BE DQ’D FROM THE REST OF THE LEAGUE.
Also no refunds after round 3. Teams should be commited for the long haul of the season (as if it were a bowling league)
Prizes: 16 teams $75 a team = $1200 - venue fees (if any), trophies (yes trophies for top 3 when the dust settles), prizes for the top 3 scores during the season (going to try to find someone to sponsor something for those, be it games or gift cards. Helooooooooooooo Play N Trade!!) = I’m going to estimate $1000 dollars for the prize pool. Pay out is 70/20/10 (keep in mind fees come first so it could be less than $1000, it could be more than $1000) See the poll to determine payouts (ppl not in the league, their votes will not count for all the jackoffs out there that like to inflate shit)
Payouts Using $1000 as a refference point::
1st - $700 ($234 a player)
2nd - $200 ($66 a player)
3rd - $100 ($33 a player)
1st - $600 ($200 a player)
2nd - $250 ($83 a player)
3rd - $150 ($50 a player)
I think that covers everything. If there’s an edit I’ll let everyone know.
Without further ado here are the teams and pools: