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Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 07:02:45


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I'll announce it here since it took Timinator so long to surrender... congrats to timon92 for winning Season 19! The breakthrough came on turn 14, where timon out delays Timi 3 moves to 2 to get an elimination on a double attack. The rest of the game was just Timi stalling. This is Timon's 3rd league win, all coming in the last 4 seasons! He ties Dunga for most outright wins in the history of this league. Catch all the drama here: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=11222840

There is one major change this season, and that's the introduction of multiple-group tiers for groups other than the newbie groups. This is an attempt to deal with growing interest in this league. Promotions and relegations this season are as follows:

**NOTE** actual promotions and relegations will vary due to player dropouts

A (1 group): 2 demote
B (1 group): 2 promote, 3 demote
C (2 groups): 3 promote (2nd place playoff between C1 and C2), 4 demote (2 each group)
D (2 groups): 4 promote (2 each group), 6 demote (3 each group)
E (3 groups): 6 promote (2 each group), 6 demote (2 each group)
F (3 groups): 6 promote (2 each group), 8 demote (3 each group, winner of 3-way playoff survives relegation)
G (4 groups): 8 promote (2 each group)

In the event of dropouts, I will promote additional players from the immediately lower tier. There will no longer be any super-promotions, unless I completely exhaust promotions from the immediately lower tier.

Here are the tournaments for season 20

A: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20240
B: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20241
C1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20242
C2: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20243
D1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20244
D2: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20245
E1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20246
E2: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20247
E3: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20248
F1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20249
(F2 is deleted, and players moved to F1 and F3)
F3: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20251
G1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20253
G2: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20254
G3: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20255
G4: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=20256

Playoffs:
(Oops, it turns out these playoff games were not needed after all)
Tier G Super-Promotion to E: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=12186491
Tier G Promotion to F: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=12186495

There are still room in the newbie groups. For the moment I will accept 2 new players. Any others will be wait-listed - added to one of the newbie groups if other players don't join in a timely matter. If you want to join, please reply to the thread and not private message me. Private messages will not count when determining order of joining players! This makes things a lot easier for me.

Groups will not be force started until Monday August 29 at the earliest (thanks to a music festival I'm attending the weekend prior). Tiers A-F are set to start automatically when all players join (I think) but groups G will be manually started, due to additional players being added and added risk of players not joining.

Edited 11/25/2016 20:59:07
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 07:09:58


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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 with 0% weighted random luck. (This is not the same as the template currently used for the 1v1 ladder.) Players are grouped into 7 player groups, each group sorted into a tier. At the end of each season, the top players of each tier are promoted to the next tier above. Bottom players are relegated to the next tier below. Middle players remain in the same tier.

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 following model is employed:

A (1 group): 2 demote
B (1 group): 2 promote, 3 demote
C (2 groups): 3 promote (2nd place playoff between C1 and C2), 4 demote (2 each group)
D (2 groups): 4 promote (2 each group), 6 demote (3 each group)
E (3 groups): 6 promote (2 each group), 6 demote (2 each group)
F (3 groups): 6 promote (2 each group), 8 demote (3 each group, winner of 3-way playoff survives relegation)
G (4 groups): 8 promote (2 each group)

There are exceptions to this model. 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. The principle, though, is to usually have at least one player from each group relegated. Several retirements mean fewer relegations and more promotions to keep the groups filled.

Any player inactive in any 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.

If players are still tied after the tiebreaker tournament, or a tiebreaker tournament is not made, ratios of Fizzer's metric will be used to break the tie. Fizzer's metric is calculated in the final turn of the game, and is equal to a player's controlled armies plus income times two (A + 2*I). The ratio then is the metric for one player divided by the sum of metrics for both players. I will cap the metric to be a minimum of 0.51 for the winner and a maximum of 0.49 for the loser. The tie will then be broken according to the sum of ratios of Fizzer's metric among games involved in the tie. (If still tied, I will disregard the 0.51/0.49 limits)

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.

For players with multiple accounts, only one account may be used in this league, and placement in the league can't be switched around with other accounts. What this means is that if you want to switch accounts, you must start again from the bottom tier. It's recommended that all new players use an account they plan to use long term.

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 19 thread:

https://www.warlight.net/Forum/149352-promotionrelegation-league-season-19

Edited 8/16/2016 09:30:11
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 07:11:26


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List of Promotion Relegation League Winners

*Season 1 had 3 equal groups*

Season 1
Dunga http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2151
Frankdeslimste http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2155
TexasJohn http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2154

Season 2
Dunga http://WarLight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2295

Season 3
Dunga http://WarLight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2631

Season 4
Dunga http://WarLight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=2935

Season 5
HHH http://WarLight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?TournamentID=3180

Season 6
Frankdeslimste http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=3500

Season 7
Frankdeslimste http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=4042

Season 8
Ruthless Bastard http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=4484

Season 9
Ruthless Bastard http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=4969

Season 10
dreuj http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=6070

Season 11
dreuj http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=7424

Season 12
grona http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=9076

Season 13
grona http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=10348

Season 14 - A Five Way Tie!
Frankdeslimste, Miyagi, Grona, Ineffable, Timon92
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TournamentID=11631

Season 15
Tenshi https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=13085

Season 16
timon92 https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=14279

Season 17
Krzychu https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=15408

Season 18
timon92 https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=17073

Season 19
timon92 https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=18648


Hall of Fame (omitting shared titles):
timon92 - 3
Dunga - 3
grona - 2
dreuj - 2
Ruthless Bastard - 2
Frankdeslimste - 2
Krzychu - 1
Tenshi - 1
Heyheuhei - 1
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 10:19:54


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That sounds good, to split up groups. Gets less convoluted this way.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 16:29:52

[wolf]japan77
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thanks for hosting this.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 18:23:06

graemes
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Love this new system, it is very elegant and yet simple. Won't take long for players to reach their equilibrium position. Amazing organization in this league - you guys are doing a great job.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 21:54:45


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Edited 8/15/2016 21:55:27
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/15/2016 23:37:25


Jefferspin 
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I guarantee a victory this season
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/16/2016 00:38:03

Kevin Turner
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add me to the newbie group if there is still room
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/16/2016 04:17:00


Pushover 
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Congrats Kevin Turner, you followed directions so you get first dibs on the new season. You're added to G3.

The other two new players private messaged me, so they come after. Adolf Hitler (yes really) gets the last guaranteed spot, and Tac(ky)tical is first on the waitlist. If players don't join their newbie groups by end of next weekend (about 1 week), I will start adding players from the waitlist.

Waitlist:
Tac(ky)tical https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9733643221
Uki https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1540523955

I'd also like to thank all players who contributed in the prior thread to all the rule changes made these last two seasons. I'm looking forward to the dramatic clusterfuck the new group system will bring :P

Edited 8/16/2016 09:26:11
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/16/2016 07:40:34


Uki
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Add me to newbie group pls
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/16/2016 09:26:22


Pushover 
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Uki added to waitlist
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/16/2016 09:30:42


Master Farah♦ 
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Can you add me to the waitlist too?
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/17/2016 01:48:31


Pushover 
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kevin#1 has dropped out of a newbie group, so Tac(ky)tical takes his place. There are 4 total newbies who have not joined their groups yet.

Waitlist:
Uki https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=1540523955
Master Farah♦ https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4543063534
Fissel The Adduti https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2572491669
ViralGoat https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7841556925

Edited 8/18/2016 01:42:04
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/17/2016 01:56:26


Pushover 
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That was quick. Done.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/17/2016 02:20:36


ViralGoat 
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I'll get on the waitlist
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/18/2016 01:42:47


Pushover 
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Done, but keep in mind that at this point, only 2 players have not joined their newbie groups, so you'll likely have to wait for season 21.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/18/2016 04:40:03


Tac(ky)tical
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heh heh my bad I did not read the bold :p
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/20/2016 21:47:09


Pushover 
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All the newbie groups have filled and started, so the waitlist will need to be pushed to Season 21.

Season 21 participants:
Master Farah♦ https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4543063534
Fissel The Adduti https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=2572491669
ViralGoat https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=7841556925
Kaerox https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=4628415084

Several players have still not joined their groups, so I'll be sending out a mail tomorrow reminding them to join. If they do not join after 1 further week, the league will begin without them.

Edited 8/26/2016 19:45:03
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/21/2016 08:55:34


Uki
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take me off from the list
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/21/2016 09:28:45


Onoma94
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Pff chicken. Play as Edgar!
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/21/2016 16:27:53


Pushover 
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done.

I will be sending out emails to those who haven't joined their tournaments shortly.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/26/2016 15:04:36


Ex-Kaerox
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If it isn't too late, I'd like to join too
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/26/2016 19:44:42


Pushover 
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There is no room this season, so i'll add you to the season 21 list.

A few groups are still waiting for players to join (even though some of them are clearly inactive, I'll still wait for this weekend's deadline just in case). tier F has so many dropouts that I may consolidate the groups into just two.

Edited 8/26/2016 19:48:31
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/27/2016 10:22:13


Kaerox
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(Kaerox here but I'm too lazy to log out)

Yeah I just figured out there were no more room for this season, thanks then :)
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/27/2016 10:46:47


Onoma94
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Group E1 looks like not waiting for anyone and ready to start.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/27/2016 23:40:51


Pushover 
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I am waiting for Prabster Realm in E3 and Wenyun in E2. If the deadline passes I'll start all groups (then we'll have groups of size 6, 5, and 6). However if Prabster Realm is active and Wenyun is not, I will need to move a player from group E3 to E2.

If Prabster Realm miraculously pays attention to his mail he shouldn't join E3, he should message me and I should then move him to E2. What a pain not being able to remove invites is.

Hmm now that I think about it I guess I can start E1 lol.

Edited 8/27/2016 23:44:08
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/29/2016 06:31:03


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The join deadline has passed. I've started all groups except for F tier groups, because I needed to consolidate them from 3 to 2 due to dropouts. As soon as the 4 moves players join, those groups will start.

[GER] Florian, if you miraculously read this, do not join. You are kicked out of the league for not joining in time. If you join you will fuck it up for everyone else.
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/30/2016 00:29:27

[wolf]japan77
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How will this impact promotions/relegations in group F?
Promotion/Relegation League Season 20: 8/30/2016 01:45:42


Pushover 
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I'll describe promotions/relegations for all groups once all groups start. Right now waiting on Pink.
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