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Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 17:59:51


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 18:00:20


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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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 16 thread:

https://www.warlight.net/Forum/87756-promotionrelegation-league-season-16
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 18:01:09


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 18:25:55


ps 
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\o/
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 23:12:43

JV
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Frank. I received an invite to group D. I was in group C last season and 2 players finished below me. I thought I would still be in group C this season. Could you please double check this. Thanks ---JV https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=11633


(Disregard this post. My logic is quite flawed!)

Edited 9/3/2015 01:27:11
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/2/2015 23:40:21


Orange
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JV, that link is of Tournament: Promotion/Relegation League - Season 14, Group c

At season 16 you ended dead last(2wins/4losses), be happy you only relegate one group!
Tournament: Promotion/Relegation League - Season 16, Group C:
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=14281

Thanks for your efforts running this league Frank!

Edited 9/3/2015 00:03:44
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 01:26:34

JV
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Thanks for spotting this Orange. In my haste I was looking at the wrong season. And Thanks to Frank too, for running this league.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 01:52:06


Master Turtle 
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Thanks Frank for organizing this! Good luck everyone!
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 03:55:39


Pushover 
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Predictions time!! I expect to be wrong about all of these, I also expect to offend everyone and I'M SO SORRY

A: Krzychu has played too well to have not won yet, I think he takes this season. grona and Ineffable will relegate.

B: I think Tenshi and Mirror will promote, they've been playing pretty solid over the seasons. Frank and his balls will relegate, they are fading, not paying so much attention to warlight these days. But maybe Frank's done with making a living off poker and can focus?

C: I think Timi will take the group, a bit less competitive than when he relegated from it a couple seasons ago. The second promotion spot is really up for grabs I feel. I'll be optimistic and claim I can take it! I pick Bigchps147 and Beren Erchamion to relegate, but I think it will be really close, just like last season.

D: I think JV will get fired up from his relegation and will promote along with smileyleg. I pick rocky1 and ferede to relegate, but this is not certain, both players have big wins in their history.

E: This group is a lot tougher than it should be thanks to a lot of new players working their way up the ranks. I think Verzehrer and MoTD take the promotion spots, with Darkpie (0-5 last season) and Wenyun relegating.

F: I'm picking Polakillo and Don to promote, though there are others who could feasibly take the top spots. bobbob000 and ARand0mPlayer are highly likely to relegate given past performance

For the remaining groups I'll just predict promotions

G: MoD and almosttricky to nab the top two spots

H: Peixoto and Roooob to advance... they finished in the top half of the toughest newbie group last season

I: butterfly94 and uh crap I dunno indibob??

J1: Buns157 and ummmm Cat Juggernaut??? I really don't know most these players

J2: Benjamin628 and +SAM+

J3: I'm giving it to the veterans: Arkanton should easily take this group, and Chewie could easily take second.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:03:26


Des {TJC}
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</3 Pushover Y u no love me
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:14:08


Pushover 
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Who are you? What group were you in? >.>
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:14:09


Master Turtle 
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Fight me bro
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:24:40


Tony Sodano 
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I'd like to participate next season before the brawling sets in.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:26:31


Des {TJC}
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@Pushover, I'm a nobody really xD I'm in J2 :P
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:33:07


The Cruelest
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^ it sure is a LONG way to the top. sigh.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:36:26


Metatron
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@ pushover
"B: I think Tenshi and Mirror will promote"
Thanks for the vote of confidence :P

"Frank and his balls will relegate, they are fading"

And how do you know that Frank's balls are fading?

lol

Edited 9/3/2015 04:37:08
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:49:36


Ω Cat Juggernaut 
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Lol thanks for the vote of confidence, but not sure I'm on Buns' level. I give him no more than 9 seasons to reach the top, 1 promotion per season.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 04:50:56


Jefferspin 
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^^ hahahah

Edit: for metatron

Edited 9/3/2015 04:51:30
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 05:30:34


Pushover 
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Yeah a lot of these are "man I have to choose someone out of this evenly matched mess??" I think it's going to be a great season, particularly in groups A-E.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 13:31:15


Mirror 
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Thanks for faith in me Pushover, but i am quite B Group men overall. I checked and was stick in B Group for 5 seasons.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 13:43:14


Fleecemaster 
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I almost missed this was up, I didn't think to check in my tournement invites till I read this, thanks for hosting! :D
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 17:30:46


Wenyun 
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E: This group is a lot tougher than it should be thanks to a lot of new players working their way up the ranks.

This honestly describes me pretty much every season. I'm probably only in E because I was in season 1. Tons of name changes makes it hard to find me, though. :P

If you do want to track me: A2, B, A, A, B, B, B, C, D, C, C, C, D, D, E, E, E

I've never won in any of my groups either. Probably should change that, but that gets tougher every season. Also it's my third time in E so that means I'm probably going down again.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 18:25:51


ChrisCMU 
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I went from H to C, then skipped a season and started back over in H again :)
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 18:28:23


master of desaster 
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same here Chris :D no idea how high i was but i've won some tournaments at that point
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 18:44:12


ChrisCMU 
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I don't think I won any, I mostly got 2nd I think. And I think at the time C was about where I should have been (based who was in there).
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 18:56:02

mslasm
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Any way to join?
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 19:25:17


Metatron
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Yea starting from H is a pain
especially becuase there seem to be no rewards if you win a tournament in B C D E F H no matter how hard it was.

Edited 9/3/2015 19:27:21
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 19:36:35


Hades
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Forgot I joined this. hoping I'll prove pushover wrong in j2.

Edited 9/3/2015 19:36:59
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/3/2015 20:52:00


hedja 
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I'd like to be included next season as well
Promotion/Relegation League Season 17: 9/4/2015 19:01:25

kirdol
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I would like to join please add me
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