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Please sign up for the BB1 Stunty Cup by August 15

Discussion in 'Crunch Cup' started by Znarx, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Netsmurf

    Netsmurf Well-Known Member

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    Im in it
     
  2. Regor

    Regor Well-Known Member

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    I still in :)
     
  3. NieA7

    NieA7 Well-Known Member

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    If we can start in the next couple of days I'm still in.
     
  4. Znarx

    Znarx Courier Staff

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    Looks like we have 6:
    @Znarx
    @NieA7
    @Regor
    @Netsmurf
    @Nikolai II
    @Zoraster

    There will be a single round robin, followed by a 6-team playoff. The top two teams will get a bye the first round of the playoffs, with teams 3-6 playing to determine who will face them. Since this structure isn't directly supported by the game, we'll have the regular season in one league, the bye round matches in a second league, and the semis and finals in a third league.

    The league is called "BBTactics Stunty Cup" with password "crunch" (without the quotes).

    I'm going to be gone over this weekend (August 19 to 21), but I've made Nikolai II an admin in the league, so he can kick it off if everybody joins. (I hope that's okay, Nikolai II). I'm thinking that the first game week will end after the weekend of August 28, to guarantee that we have a full weekend to schedule the first week's games.
     
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  5. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sure. I've applied and admitted myself as well, so only four left to join.
    @NieA7 @Netsmurf @Regor @Zoraster
     
  6. Netsmurf

    Netsmurf Well-Known Member

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    I will apply during this weekend
     
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    Applied.
     
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    Applied
     
  9. Zoraster

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    Applied. Was going to go snotlings with an ogre, but given there are already two ogre teams and it looks like maybe a third I've switched to lizards to keep a bit of racial diversity.

    Regarding format wouldn't it be better to make it bottom two eliminated rather than top two get a bye? Just think it will be more advantageous to avoid finishing in the top two in the current format... after 5 games with rookie teams you normally have a few players you can quite easily level in game 6. You are often getting to a critical mass of SPP around that point.
     
  10. Netsmurf

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    Applied with a fling team as there seemed to be one missing
     
  11. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ok, everyone's admitted and season started. Thread upcoming to get things rolling.
     
  12. Znarx

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    Thanks for kicking us off and getting the threads going, @Nikolai II!
     
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    I'd like to give everybody a shot at the playoffs for more fun and mayhem, especially since all of these are going to be new teams.

    How about this: The top two finishers will have their choice of a bye or playing an elimination game. If one of them doesn't take the bye, the third ranked team will get the choice of a bye or the extra game, and so on down the line.

    The first-round playoff games will be seeded by ranking. In the next round, the bye teams will face off with non-bye teams, randomly chosen.

    Does that sound reasonable to everyone?
     
  14. Netsmurf

    Netsmurf Well-Known Member

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    I like the original proposal best
     
  15. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    I like the second proposal best. Just find a couple volunteers and run a Crunched Cup as well if you want extra mayhems. :p
     
  16. Znarx

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    I'm not sure if by original proposal you mean a 4 team playoff, or the very original proposal, which was a 6-team playoff with the top two finishers getting byes in the first round.
     
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    I'm taking this to mean you prefer a 4-team playoff. Please let me know if you meant something else.
     
  18. Nikolai II

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    I can let you know that I did mean just that. Mostly because it is simpler and involves less moving around, though, so I am fine with whatever, just wanted to add a preference.
     
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    I mean the top 2 get a bye week, like the idea:D
     
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    Okay, I think that's 2 votes for 4-team playoff and 2 votes for a 6-team playoff with top 2 teams getting byes, so I'm going to stick to the original format, with a 6-team playoff with the top two team getting byes. Let that factor in to your decision making on if you're going to try for the top 2 spots or not. :)