Results of the Panel Vote
As you know, we asked every registered CL8 leader to vote on whether they think the current panel should continue running the clan league or there were better candidates. We've counted every vote cast on the public chat(as stated at the beginning to all leaders). By our count, we have 24 yes, 3 no, 7 abstentions. There has been a lot of discussion in the team chat and everyone has expressed their opinion. I'll leave this game around for another day or two in case anyone wants to tally votes.
Some folks felt that we're giving ultimatums and threatening to quit. While that is one way to look at the situation, we view this as a voluntary effort. We're making decisions to the best of our ability and considering multiple viewpoints before arriving at decisions. If the community feels otherwise, it can bring it up at any point in the future and we can revisit the model of the league and how decisions are made.
Criteria for Claiming a Spot
We have previously stated that clans are defined as a group of players, but there was concern that this was not well defined. The following lays out the scenarios in which a clan's spot could change hands:
- If a clan X retains active players who accounted for one third of their slots (6/18) and one third of their scored points then it is guaranteed to retain its spot.
- If clan X splits and X does not retain both one third of their slots and of their points, another clan Y can claim the spot if they have active players accounting for one third of that clan's slots and points. If X didn't meet the requirements, while two different clans Y and Z do and both claim the spot then the spot is awarded to neither clan and both must start from the bottom.
There were several issues around template selection in CL8.
- Clans voted tactically to eliminate good templates on which other clans were perceived to have an advantage.
- Proposal of templates for vote was open to the community as a whole. This lead to a huge pool of templates, magnifying the issue of tactical voting.
- There was confusion on how to manage similar templates such as MME SR vs ME WR.
- There was no contingency for how to deal with a tie in the template voting.
In order minimize the effects of these concerns, we have decided to employ the following process:
- Proposal of templates will still be open to the community at large.
- A small panel of top players will cut this pool of templates down to a manageable number and eliminate unsuitable templates.
- The leaders of clans in Divisions A and B will then vote on the templates to arrive at 6 1v1 templates, 3 2v2s, and 2 3v3s.
- We are currently planning on using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) method to do the voting. This video does a good job of explaining how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLH_w5kHJpA
Using STV should help to mitigate the effects of tactical voting and also provides a means of avoiding ties.
Clan movement/ representation
We've decided to enforce a few rules with regards to clan movement as well.
Edited 11/6/2016 23:56:05
- Every player must be in the clan they represent on the start date of CL9.
- Say, a player represents clan X in a season(9), and decides to leave clan X to play for another clan Y next season(10). This player cannot play for clan X again for another 2 seasons. This rule is meant to stop free movement of players and restrict the advantages gained via allied clans(For ex - Miyagi for Masters/Apex, Lynx/101st, Masters/Apprentice, GG/GGr etc).
- This rule also includes CL8 rosters. That is, if I've represented Masters in CL8 and decide to leave and play for another clan in CL9, I cannot play for Masters in CL10.