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Goose
01-07-2016, 04:53 AM
The All World 13th Sky League Ball World Cup
(In honor of darknietzsche the greatest SL admin ever)
(CCN was the 2nd best admin)

http://i.imgur.com/WOyVF.jpg
There Can Be Only One

Rules (http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7784)

Game Type: Ball
Game Size: 6v6
Maximum Roster Size: 15
League Starts: February 21st

Co Admins:
JWhatever (The most respected Alti player)
Brutal (Beloved ladder admin)
Cluck (Former Black Ops military agent)
sunshineduck (Recently fired from his job, so he can help admin now)


FORMAT:
Double Round Robin regular season
All games will be played BO3
Each team plays 2 matches using the new/fun maps
AAB server choice where A is the team listed in BOLD
Each team vetoes one map from the pool with the team labeled in BOLD vetoing first
Top 6 teams advance to playoffs, and bottom 2 teams are eliminated from tournament



MAP POOL:
Main Maps:
1) ball_antre_pb
2) ball_asteroids_pb
3) ball_cave_pb
4) ball_cliff_pb
5) ball_core_pb
6) ball_cross_pb
7) ball_funnelpark_pb
8) ball_grotto_pb
9) ball_hardcourt2_pb
10) ball_ice_pb
11) ball_illumination_pb
12) ball_labyrinth_pb
13) ball_lostcity2_pb
14) ball_mayhem2_pb
15) ball_maze_pb
16) ball_planepark_pb
17) ball_reef_pb
18) ball_skylands_pb
19) ball_snow_pb
20) ball_ufos_pb

Additional Maps: (For Rounds 9 and 13 only)
1) ball_arrow_pb
2) ball_bricks_pb
3) ball_carpia_pb
4) ball_cloud_pb
5) ball_cryptic_pb
6) ball_cutesy_pb
7) ball_empire_pb
8) ball_firepark_pb
9) ball_gears_pb
10) ball_geometry_pb
11) ball_midnight_pb
12) ball_swarm_pb
13) ball_warehouse_pb



REGISTERED TEAMS:
dt
{ball}
Volare
{TBG}
<Vlix>
xproxx
c:
ZroG

SCHEDULE:
Teams labeled in BOLD get to pick the server location and what side to play on for that matchup

WEEK 1 (February 21st @ 7pm GMT)
Round 1 Matches:
{ball} vs c: (snow, lostcity2, labyrinth, grotto, maze)
ZroG vs {TBG} (grotto, funnelpark, antre, asteroids, cave)
xproxx vs Volare (cross, skylands, grotto, ufos, core)
<Vlix> vs dt (cliff, skylands, antre, asteroids, ice)

Round 2 Matches:
{TBG} vs c: (cross, hardcourt2, ice, reef, skylands)
xproxx vs {ball} (core, cave, funnelpark, lostcity2, ufos)
dt vs ZroG (ice, grotto, hardcourt2, asteroids, skylands)
<Vlix> vs Volare (snow, planepark, ufos, cliff, illumination)

WEEK 2 (February 28th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 3 Matches:
c: vs xproxx: (antre, ice, labyrinth, core, planepark)
{TBG} vs dt (reef, snow, funnelpark, cliff, labyrinth)
{ball} vs <Vlix> (snow, mayhem2, hardcourt2, cave, illumination)
ZroG vs Volare (skylands, ice, funnelpark, cave, asteroids)

Round 4 Matches:
dt vs c: (planepark, mayhem2, grotto, cross, core)
<Vlix> vs xproxx (lostcity2, grotto, cave, reef, ufos)
Volare vs {TBG} (mayhem2, reef, skylands, cave, antre)
ZroG vs {ball} (skylands, planepark, antre, cross, illumination)

WEEK 3 (March 6th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 5 Matches:
c: vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, asteroids, reef, maze, ufos)
Volare vs dt (hardcourt2, core, cross, illumination, planepark)
xproxx vs ZroG (maze, lostcity2, asteroids, reef, funnelpark)
{TBG} vs {ball} (lostcity2, funnelpark, hardcourt2, cross, cliff)

Round 6 Matches:
Volare vs c: (ice, antre, ufos, labyrinth, cross)
ZroG vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, snow, maze, cave, asteroids)
{ball} vs dt (labyrinth, cliff, hardcourt2, snow, illumination)
{TBG} vs xproxx (planepark, ice, maze, labyrinth, reef)

WEEK 4 (March 13th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 7 Matches:
c: vs ZroG (ice, hardcourt2, asteroids, mayhem2, snow)
Volare vs {ball} (bricks, empire, carpia, cloud, firepark)
<Vlix> vs {TBG} (maze, ufos, reef, cross, illumination)
dt vx xproxx (cryptic, empire, firepark, geometry, cutesy)

Round 8 Matches:
c: vs {ball} (lostcity2, asteroids, funnelpark, reef, skylands)
{TBG} vs ZroG (funnelpark, labyrinth, hardcourt2, lostcity2, maze)
Volare vs xproxx (ufos, antre, reef, labyrinth, snow)
dt vs <Vlix> (maze, cave, lostcity2, skylands, hardcourt2)

WEEK 5 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY :eek: (March 20th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 9 Matches:
c: vs {TBG} (gears, midnight, warehouse, swarm, geometry)
{ball} vs xproxx (bricks, empire, carpia, cloud, firepark)
ZroG vs dt (gears, cloud, cryptic, bricks, arrow)
Volare vs <Vlix> (cryptic, empire, firepark, geometry, cutesy)

Round 10 Matches:
xproxx vs c: (cave, grotto, ufos, labyrinth, skylands)
dt vs {TBG} (lostcity2, ice, antre, cave, snow)
<Vlix> vs {ball} (mayhem2, ice, core, cross, maze)
Volare vs ZroG (asteroids, cross, ufos, ice, cave)


NO SKY LEAGUE THIS SUNDAY DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAY (March 27th)

WEEK 6 (April 3rd @ 7pm GMT)
Round 11 Matches:
c: vs dt (funnelpark, cave, asteroids, cross, cliff)
xproxx vs <Vlix> (reef, planepark, skylands, cliff, maze)
{TBG} vs Volare (hardcourt2, grottos, cliff, skylands, asteroids)
{ball} vs ZroG (labyrinth, ufos, core, antre, reef)

Round 12 Matches:
<Vlix> vs c: (ufos, illumination, cliff, cave, core)
dt vs Volare (planepark, asteroids, skylands, antre, cliff)
ZroG vs xproxx (labyrinth, snow, lostcity2, core, planepark)
{ball} vs {TBG} (funnelpark, reef, mayhem2, maze, asteroids)

WEEK 7 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY PART II :eek::eek: (April 10th @ 6pm GMT)
Round 13 Matches:
ZroG vs c: (gears, midnight, cutesy, swarm, arrow)
{ball} vs Volare (geometry, cryptic, cloud, warehouse, firepark)
{TBG} vs <Vlix> (swarm, empire, carpia, cutesy, bricks)
xrpoxx vs dt (firepark, bricks, gears, cryptic, midnight)

Round 14 Matches:
c: vs Volare (lostcity2, snow, reef, cave, ice)
<Vlix> vs ZroG (cliff, asteroids, mayhem2, planepark, funnelpark)
dt vs {ball} (asteroids, illumination, snow, funnelpark, cross)
xproxx vs {TBG} (antre, ufos, labyrinth, cave, skylands)

WEEK 8 (April 17th @ 7pm GMT)
- Europe vs USA Ball Championships 2016 will take place
(Refer to this thread for more details: http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10019)
- Last day to play any matches for teams that may have needed to reschedule during the regular season

WEEK 9 (April 24th @ 7pm GMT)
- Winner Bracket Round 1 and Winner Bracket Round 2

WEEK 10 (May 1st @ 6pm GMT)
-Loser Bracket Round 1, Loser Bracket Round 2, and Winner Bracket Finals

WEEK 11 aka CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY (May 8th @ 6pm GMT)
-Loser Bracket Finals and Grand Finals



REGISTRATION OFFICIALLY ENDED ON FEBRUARY 14th HOWEVER YOU CAN STILL ADD PLAYERS TO YOUR ROSTER IF YOU DON'T HAVE 15 SPOTS FILLED, AS LONG AS THE PEOPLE YOU RECRUIT HAVE NOT PLAYED ANY SKY LEAGUE GAMES FOR ANOTHER TEAM



PLEASE POST YOUR TEAM AND ROSTER WITH CAPTAINS LABELED IN THIS THREAD. THANKS!
Other important stuff will be posted here in the future, stay tuned for more details as they emerge

Woofy
01-07-2016, 11:34 PM
dt

woof C
funnyhell C
fart C

bran
breeze
cracker
g00se
hapkido
lady
lenny
rdm
ryebone
soneji
sunshineduck
wolf

blln4lyf
01-08-2016, 02:10 AM
{Ball} Roster:
Ball'n C
Steady
Brutal
DN
Hollywood
Number 3
Metagame
Mikesol
Mled
Pobloom
Sneaky
Tori
Walt
XX2
zZ

Not Currently On Active Roster:
Carlos
Threevenge
Void
Class

Mr Nice
01-08-2016, 02:29 PM
someone else will post the roster

Stam
01-08-2016, 02:36 PM
my team ( {TBG} ) will also compete. I will post here the roster as soon as i got it!

JWhatever
01-08-2016, 03:28 PM
http://i.imgur.com/bPXqH.png

Captain
JWhatever

Roster
AngryIrish
Apathy
Dancingfatman
Frosttwig
Hulabox
JimladSeraph
mssv
Raisin bran
Sanis
Unicorn
Winters Ark



-J

Fluffy
01-08-2016, 04:07 PM
TEAM:
xproxx

CAPTAINS:
fluffy
moxy

ROSTER:
jonus
don
slender
neo
jaxx
xorg
hubris
paradigm
raja
togafaru
pein
stormich
plauze

darknietzsche
01-08-2016, 06:51 PM
The All World 13th Sky league Ball World Cup
(In honor of darknietzsche the greatest SL/ladder admin ever)
(CCN was the 2nd best admin)

fixed...chars

Goose
01-09-2016, 01:33 AM
Updated tournament with proposed map pool:

1) asteroids
2) antre
3) cave
4) cliff
5) core
6) cross
7) funnelpark
8) grotto
9) hardcourt (The updated version)
10) ice
11) illumination
12) labyrinth
13) lostcity
14) mayhem2
15) maze
16) planepark
17) reef
18) skylands
19) snow
20) warehouse

What does everyone think of these choices?

Slender
01-09-2016, 03:22 AM
20) warehouse

:cool::cool::cool::cool:

Kafka
01-09-2016, 05:08 AM
6) cross


I will always downvote this map, but I don't expect the 'Ban Cross' movement to get any traction.

BrandonL
01-09-2016, 08:47 AM
#BringCutesy2SL

ufo
01-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Light Speed c:

clapon
dyke
blarg
clam
dragon
amara
lekai
monstroso
capitalistocrat
ufo
patateh
on1x
bgaf
matattack

abski170
01-11-2016, 03:55 AM
Hmm... LightSpeed is my bf's current in-game name...

Volare SL 13
Our possible roster:
1. Kennedy - C
2. Demurrage - C
3. ElusiveOne
4. LewisH
5. lollo
6. P1
7. Max
8. Don't Follow
9. Label
10. Kate Wolf
11. Blaster
12. Professional
13. SomeManiac
14. Tenacious Techhunter
15. Visperi

Oyster
01-12-2016, 02:21 AM
Updated tournament with proposed map pool:

1) asteroids
2) antre
3) cave
4) cliff
5) core
6) cross
7) funnelpark
8) grotto
9) hardcourt (The updated version)
10) ice
11) illumination
12) labyrinth
13) lostcity
14) mayhem2
15) maze
16) planepark
17) reef
18) skylands
19) snow
20) warehouse

What does everyone think of these choices?

I am offended no new maps are in the pool. Please consider these top choices, in alphabetical order:

ball_cityscape
http://i62.tinypic.com/2mr8fg1.png

ball_cloud
http://i64.tinypic.com/ifn3bt.png

ball_geometry
http://i60.tinypic.com/zugggy.png

ball_village2
http://i60.tinypic.com/5yrcyt.png

Goose
01-12-2016, 04:01 AM
I am offended no new maps are in the pool. Please consider these top choices, in alphabetical order:



I will consider ball_geometry cuz I think that map is nifty, and i think a lot of folks have experience playing on it from ladder. But there will be a map voting committee consisting of a representative from each team registered for the tournament and we will discuss these matters more in-depth in the future. Thank you for your suggestion

Aki1024
01-13-2016, 01:58 AM
SL to start on Valentines day?

Brutal
01-13-2016, 03:59 AM
I will consider ball_geometry cuz I think that map is nifty, and i think a lot of folks have experience playing on it from ladder. But there will be a map voting committee consisting of a representative from each team registered for the tournament and we will discuss these matters more in-depth in the future. Thank you for your suggestion

Agreed. Geometry is fine with me.

Stam
01-14-2016, 11:05 PM
http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/11/20/58/46/logo0210.jpg
{TBG} (https://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9944) the new generation's clan SL Roster:


Captains:
1.Stam
2.NuffHuff
3.Magnetic Duck

Members:
4.Mani to ba
5.imaboss
6.mandelkerk
7.Mustafa
8.Prey
9.Oyster
10.Smile
11.lauty
12.OsOs
13.Vesuvius
14.PERU
15.-Predator-

WRINGWRAITH
01-15-2016, 01:16 AM
Stam, am i playing too?

SeDuCTiVe.DuCKy1
01-18-2016, 09:27 PM
Hi friends!

I'm looking for a clan for the next SL tournament.

Remember: Ducky loves ya!

P.S. I mostly play loopy, but can also bomber quite well. I can whale and bip if needed as well.

Kafka
01-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Hi friends!

I'm looking for a clan for the next SL tournament.

Remember: Ducky loves ya!

P.S. I mostly play loopy, but can also bomber quite well. I can whale and bip if needed as well.

Seductive ducky = TaZe

Keep that in mind folks before you consider adding him to your team. Do his minimal contributions to your team outweigh his obnoxious personality?

{ACE}Hellcat
01-19-2016, 02:32 AM
Um can I just be on my own team?

SeDuCTiVe.DuCKy1
01-19-2016, 04:08 AM
Seductive ducky = TaZe

Keep that in mind folks before you consider adding him to your team. Do his minimal contributions to your team outweigh his obnoxious personality?

Ducky thinks Kafka is obsessed. Maybe the love of your life cheated on you with this TaZe guy. Either way, you sound like a butt-hurt busy-body to me :p

{ACE}Hellcat
01-20-2016, 02:13 AM
So in all seriousness.....whose team am I joining?

StygMa
01-20-2016, 11:40 AM
Well thats up to you and the willingness of the clan.
But couple of clans are still recruiting at the moment.

{ACE}Hellcat
01-25-2016, 10:18 PM
Ok, well if anyone wants me just let me know.

Fartface
01-26-2016, 03:24 AM
Ok, well if anyone wants me just let me know.

Your best shot is playing in the Ladder servers and getting to know some of the players.

Fartface
01-26-2016, 09:38 PM
Hate to mess w/ the magic round number of 20, but how would people feel about adding ufos? Updated version is pretty cool imo. Would take it over warehouse if we wanna keep 20

Lenny'
01-27-2016, 03:44 PM
Ufos is good!

sunshineduck
01-27-2016, 08:35 PM
i think geometry is better than ufos and so is cutesy

XX1
01-27-2016, 09:14 PM
i think geometry is better than ufos and so is cutesy

I think geometry is ok, it feels like the bottom path is used too much? (darkwar vibes)


ball_decimal did nothing wrong

Clapon
01-27-2016, 11:32 PM
i think cutsey, geometry, and ufos have all proven their playability and should be added. this is considering maps like warehouse and illmination are already on the list.

would be cool to add some new maps into ladder leading up to SL so we can all play test them and figure out if theyre good enough to be in SL. its probably too late for that this season but a thought none the less.

Goose
01-28-2016, 01:51 AM
NEW UPDATE: so i removed ball_warehouse after some testing and gauging public opinion. It has been replaced with ball_ufos. Also i am sending out a survey to a lot of people that are going to play in Sky League to help finalize the decision on the maps, and then I'll let everyone know whats gonna happen 1 week from now. Also i'll post some key points on rules and format once all the teams are registered. Remember February 9th is the last day for registration!

VAN1SH1NG
01-28-2016, 09:26 PM
would be cool to add some new maps into ladder leading up to SL so we can all play test them and figure out if theyre good enough to be in SL. its probably too late for that this season but a thought none the less.

Which maps would you want to test in ladder? I think probably the only newer ball maps that have not been tested in ladder are oyster's ball_cloud and brutal's ball_gears? I wasn't really looking to add any maps to ladder in the near future, but if there were any that we wanted to quickly test for SL I can add them.

I do think nikon's ball_midnight (http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9333) has potential to at least be a ladder map with very minor adjustments. I had been playing around with it awhile back. The bottom lanes are a bit too tight and I'm never a fan of completely unusable top corners which is a common problem. Otherwise it is pretty decent.

Goose
02-05-2016, 06:34 AM
UPDATE FOR 2/4/16: What's up everybody, its g00se here live with another update.

During the past week i polled 50 Altitude players on the map pool for the upcoming Sky League Season 13. These are the results:


-When asked what people thought of this list for the proposed map pool...
1) asteroids
2) antre
3) cave
4) cliff
5) core
6) cross
7) funnelpark
8) grotto
9) hardcourt
10) ice
11) illumination
12) labyrinth
13) lostcity
14) mayhem2
15) maze
16) planepark
17) reef
18) skylands
19) snow
20) ufos
This was the response:

http://i.imgur.com/sJ2TKPX.jpg

There were multiple comments expressing concern over lostcity but lostcity2 will be played during SL since it is an overall improvement to the map.


-When asked if people would be OK with having a week or two during the Sky League regular season where newer maps that rarely get played in tournaments are used, this was the response:

http://i.imgur.com/rnFstGB.jpg

It's great to see the community willing to try new ideas in a league setting. My hope is that the teams embrace the challenge of playing competitive matches on these new maps, and hopefully we can see some of these becoming regular additions into the ladder rotation after further testing :)


-And finally this is how the community responded when asked how many Sky Leagues they have played in during their Altitude career:

http://i.imgur.com/entJgjF.jpg

Fun Fact: Most of the 1st year Sky League participants are players from team {TBG}. The other people that responded with this being their first SL were filthy trolls.



Based on this analysis of data, the official map pool for Sky League 13 is as follows:

1) ball_antre_pb
2) ball_asteroids_pb
3) ball_cave_pb
4) ball_cliff_pb
5) ball_core_pb
6) ball_cross_pb
7) ball_funnelpark_pb
8) ball_grotto_pb
9) ball_hardcourt2_pb
10) ball_ice_pb
11) ball_illumination_pb
12) ball_labyrinth_pb
13) ball_lostcity2_pb
14) ball_mayhem2_pb
15) ball_maze_pb
16) ball_planepark_pb
17) ball_reef_pb
18) ball_skylands_pb
19) ball_snow_pb
20) ball_ufos_pb

Additionally, each team will play 1 or 2 matches during the regular season where this map pool is played instead of the one listed above:

1) ball_arrow_pb
2) ball_bricks_pb
3) ball_carpia_pb
4) ball_cloud_pb
5) ball_cryptic_pb
6) ball_cutesy_pb
7) ball_empire_pb
8) ball_firepark_pb
9) ball_gears_pb
10) ball_geometry_pb
11) ball_midnight_pb
12) ball_swarm_pb
13) ball_warehouse_pb

Also I am changing the start date for Sky League to February 21st and last day for teams to register is moved up a week to February 14th

Thanks to everyone that participated in the survey:

AI, Aki, Amara, Apathy, Ball'n, blarg, Bran, Breeze, Brutal, cakes!, Clapon, Cluck, Cracker, Dem, Don Quijote, Dougie, dvd, EvelKnievel, fart, Fh, Fluffy, hapkido, Hubris, Jonus, JWhatever, Kaizen, Lenny, Malacats, Matattack, Monstroso, Moon, MoxyFightcrimer, Mustafa, number 3, oyster, Princess Squirtle, Raisin, rawr, Sanis, Smile, Stam, StygMa, Toma, ufo, VAN1SH1NG, Winters Ark, wolf, Woof, xal, XX2

sunshineduck
02-05-2016, 06:35 PM
you must have missed my survey response i don't see my name listed in the special thanks.

Slender
02-05-2016, 07:09 PM
Thanks to everyone that participated in the survey:

AI, Aki, Amara, Apathy, Ball'n, blarg, Bran, Breeze, Brutal, cakes!, Clapon, Cluck, Cracker, Dem, Don Quijote, Dougie, dvd, EvelKnievel, fart, Fh, Fluffy, hapkido, Hubris, Jonus, JWhatever, Kaizen, Lenny, Malacats, Matattack, Monstroso, Moon, MoxyFightcrimer, Mustafa, number 3, oyster, Princess Squirtle, Raisin, rawr, Sanis, Smile, Stam, StygMa, Toma, ufo, VAN1SH1NG, Winters Ark, wolf, Woof, xal, XX2

i was the very first one to answer this thorough survey goose :(

blarg
02-07-2016, 06:27 AM
There were multiple comments expressing concern over lostcity but lostcity2 will be played during SL since it is an overall improvement to the map.


i was looking forward to playing the glorious original version...

in my opinion lc2 is a soulless abomination less fun than core and even skylands

sunshineduck
02-07-2016, 07:42 AM
nothing is worse than core you blaspheming swine

Stam
02-07-2016, 09:00 PM
I am looking for whales to play for my team, anyone please, i really need whales!
thanks in advance

Dougie
02-07-2016, 09:02 PM
ZroG is in.

The Official Zero Gravity Roster for SLXIII

1. Dougie (captain)
2. Caz
3. Phlexxo
4. Kafka
5. Tjerki
6. wuwu
7. Kaizen
8. Stygma
9. Omni Vanitas
10. Toma
11. TheGenesis
12. Poison
13. Helicity
14. Aki (added 21/02/2016)
15. MoonCheese (added 6/3/2016)

Goose
02-12-2016, 11:00 AM
Captains of registered teams: remember to post your official Sky League roster of all the players that are going to be playing for your team this season by Sunday the 14th. Also thanks to Dougie for registering Zrog since now that gives us 8 teams in the tournament which is an upgrade from the last SL when there were only 7!

Since i think it is highly unlikely we get any more teams to sign up before the deadline, I will post the schedule for the tournament here so all the teams and players know what to expect and can prepare accordingly.

Tournament will be as follows:

-Double Round Robin regular season
-All games will be played BO3
-Each team plays 2 matches using the new/fun maps
-AAB server choice where A is the team listed in BOLD
-Each team vetoes one map from the pool with the team labeled in BOLD vetoing first
-Top 6 teams advance to playoffs, and bottom 2 teams are eliminated from tournament

All of this information has been updated in the OP as well. Map pools for each match are listed in the parenthesis. Everything was randomized using procedural generation to uphold the values of fairness and integrity that have defined this league for years.

SCHEDULE:
Teams labeled in BOLD get to choose server location for that match

WEEK 1 (February 21st @ 7pm GMT)
Round 1 Matches:
{ball} vs c: (snow, lostcity2, labyrinth, grotto, maze)
Zrog vs {TBG} (grotto, funnelpark, antre, asteroids, cave)
xproxx vs Volare (cross, skylands, grotto, ufos, core)
<Vlix> vs dt (cliff, skylands, antre, asteroids, ice)

Round 2 Matches:
{TBG} vs c: (cross, hardcourt2, ice, reef, skylands)
xproxx vs {ball} (core, cave, funnelpark, lostcity2, ufos)
dt vs Zrog (ice, grotto, hardcourt2, asteroids, skylands)
<Vlix> vs Volare (snow, planepark, ufos, cliff, illumination)

WEEK 2 (February 28th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 3 Matches:
c: vs xproxx: (antre, ice, labyrinth, core, planepark)
{TBG} vs dt (reef, snow, funnelpark, cliff, labyrinth)
{ball} vs <Vlix> (snow, mayhem2, hardcourt2, cave, illumination)
Zrog vs Volare (skylands, ice, funnelpark, cave, asteroids)

Round 4 Matches:
dt vs c: (planepark, mayhem2, grotto, cross, core)
<Vlix> vs xproxx (lostcity2, grotto, cave, reef, ufos)
Volare vs {TBG} (mayhem2, reef, skylands, cave, antre)
Zrog vs {ball} (skylands, planepark, antre, cross, illumination)

WEEK 3 (March 6th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 5 Matches:
c: vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, asteroids, reef, maze, ufos)
Volare vs dt (hardcourt2, core, cross, illumination, planepark)
xproxx vs Zrog (maze, lostcity2, asteroids, reef, funnelpark)
{TBG} vs {ball} (lostcity2, funnelpark, hardcourt2, cross, cliff)

Round 6 Matches:
Volare vs c: (ice, antre, ufos, labyrinth, cross)
Zrog vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, snow, maze, cave, asteroids)
{ball} vs dt (labyrinth, cliff, hardcourt2, snow, illumination)
{TBG} vs xproxx (planepark, ice, maze, labyrinth, reef)

WEEK 4 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY :eek: (March 13th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 7 Matches:
c: vs Zrog (gears, midnight, warehouse, swarm, geometry)
Volare vs {ball} (bricks, empire, carpia, cloud, firepark)
<Vlix> vs {TBG} (gears, cloud, cryptic, bricks, arrow)
dt vx xproxx (cryptic, empire, firepark, geometry, cutesy)

Round 8 Matches:
c: vs {ball} (lostcity2, asteroids, funnelpark, reef, skylands)
{TBG} vs Zrog (funnelpark, labyrinth, hardcourt2, lostcity2, maze)
Volare vs xproxx (ufos, antre, reef, labyrinth, snow)
dt vs <Vlix> (maze, cave, lostcity2, skylands, hardcourt2)

WEEK 5 (March 20th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 9 Matches:
c: vs {TBG} (ice, hardcourt2, asteroids, mayhem2, snow)
{ball} vs xproxx (cliff, maze, illumination, snow, antre)
Zrog vs dt (maze, ufos, reef, cross, illumination)
Volare vs <Vlix> (maze, planepark, ice, asteroids, funnelpark)

Round 10 Matches:
xproxx vs c: (cave, grotto, ufos, labyrinth, skylands)
dt vs {TBG} (lostcity2, ice, antre, cave, snow)
<Vlix> vs {ball} (mayhem2, ice, core, cross, maze)
Volare vs Zrog (asteroids, cross, ufos, ice, cave)

WEEK 6 (March 27th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 11 Matches:
c: vs dt (funnelpark, cave, asteroids, cross, cliff)
xproxx vs <Vlix> (reef, planepark, skylands, cliff, maze)
{TBG} vs Volare (hardcourt2, grottos, cliff, skylands, asteroids)
{ball} vs Zrog (labyrinth, ufos, core, antre, reef)

Round 12 Matches:
<Vlix> vs c: (ufos, illumination, cliff, cave, core)
dt vs Volare (planepark, asteroids, skylands, antre, cliff)
Zrog vs xproxx (labyrinth, snow, lostcity2, core, planepark)
{ball} vs {TBG} (funnelpark, reef, mayhem2, maze, asteroids)

WEEK 7 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY PART 2 :eek::eek: (April 3rd @ 7pm GMT)
Round 13 Matches:
c: vs Volare (gears, midnight, cutesy, swarm, arrow)
<Vlix> vs Zrog (geometry, cryptic, cloud, warehouse, firepark)
dt vs {ball} (swarm, empire, carpia, cutesy, bricks)
xproxx vs {TBG} (firepark, bricks, gears, crpytic, midnight)

Round 14 Matches:
Zrog vs c: (lostcity2, snow, reef, cave, ice)
{ball} vs Volare (cliff, asteroids, mayhem2, planepark, funnelpark)
{TBG} vs <Vlix> (asteroids, illumination, snow, funnelpark, cross)
xrpoxx vs dt (antre, ufos, labyrinth, cave, skylands)

WEEK 8 (April 10th @ 7pm GMT)
- Europe vs USA Ball Championships 2016 will take place
(Refer to this thread for more details: http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10019)
- Last day to play any matches for teams that may have needed to reschedule during the regular season

WEEK 9 (April 17th @ 7pm GMT)
- Quarterfinals and Semifinals

WEEK 10 (April 24th @ 7pm GMT)
-Lower Bracket Round 1 and Winner's Finals

WEEK 11 aka CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY :D (May 1st @ 7pm GMT)
-Lower Bracket Finals and Grand Finals

Use this information wisely. GL HF

JWhatever
02-12-2016, 12:56 PM
>Wants to have an easy to run SL, zero polemic
>Changes everything

-J

SeDuCTiVe.DuCKy1
02-14-2016, 01:58 AM
Ducky has decided not to play in SL this time.

:p

VAN1SH1NG
02-14-2016, 08:02 PM
Rosters in database have been updated from this thread except ZroG and I could not find the terminator or Colossal Chipmunk. Maybe they have never joined a ladder server or were using a different nickname

Fartface
02-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Added wolf and princess squirtle to max out dt roster at 15

JWhatever
02-15-2016, 06:20 PM
In all seriousness though, why don't we have a double round robin? How are you going to deal with server picking?

In double round robin we had everything fair and square, every team got to be the home team in half of their games. Imho having the server choice does play a big role in certain matchups.

Goose, you mentioned online that we can veto maps. Are we going back to the veto system or are we sticking with loser picks the map?

-J

Goose
02-16-2016, 12:37 AM
In all seriousness though, why don't we have a double round robin? How are you going to deal with server picking?

In double round robin we had everything fair and square, every team got to be the home team in half of their games. Imho having the server choice does play a big role in certain matchups.

Goose, you mentioned online that we can veto maps. Are we going back to the veto system or are we sticking with loser picks the map?

-J

Great questions.

The reason for the change in format is due to 2 reasons:
1) Because of the 8 teams registered this season, using a double round robin format would increase the duration of this tournament into a 3+ month long league including playoffs. With how small the community is and the fact that there have always been teams and players not being able to show up to games every past SL for whatever reason, I think it makes more sense to have a shorter duration tournament to hopefully keep player activity and interest levels high.
2) The single round robin format puts more emphasis on having a regular season where every game counts.

In regards to what team picks the server, i have updated the schedule and all the teams labeled in BOLD are the designated "home teams" that get to pick the server location for that matchup. Each team gets server choice in 3 out of 7 of their regular season games so it's still pretty fair IMO. (Due to the way the schedule is set up Volare and Zrog are the 2 randomly generated teams that get server choice in 4 games instead of 3)

For the vetoing process, each team vetoes a map from the pool for that matchup. Team that didn't get server choice chooses what map to play first out of the 3 remaining maps after vetoes, and the losing team decides on the map for the second game.

Hope this clears up any confusion, and GL to <Vlix> next Sunday! :D

JWhatever
02-16-2016, 06:47 PM
1)...with how small the community is and the fact that there have always been teams and players not being able to show up to games every past SL for whatever reason, I think it makes more sense to have a shorter duration tournament to hopefully keep player activity and interest levels high.
2) The single round robin format puts more emphasis on having a regular season where every game counts.

1) Name a team that hasn't been consistently able to show up to SL games, or even worse, die in the middle of the season. Last time this happened was during APL, 8 months ago.

2) 2 teams drop out at the end of regular season. In a double round robin, sure, you might end up having a situation where a team has lost mathematical chance weeks before the round robins end. However, having a double round robin ensures that you have the top 6 teams going to playoffs, some random fluke games have less of a weight.

Are the server picks same as previously? AAB where A is the home team?

-J

Mr Nice
02-17-2016, 10:43 AM
I thought it was the leagues that made this game active not killing it. We have 8 teams and with double Robin we can have a proper long run SL which we've all been waiting for!!! Right?

Kafka
02-17-2016, 02:00 PM
I agree with Goose that a 3-month long tournament would be ridiculous

Fluffy
02-17-2016, 03:27 PM
Get a poll going lads

3 months every Sunday night altitude games does seem long, yet i myself would normally be playing ladder anyway most Sundays

Cracker
02-17-2016, 06:51 PM
I thought it was the leagues that made this game active not killing it. We have 8 teams and with double Robin we can have a proper long run SL which we've all been waiting for!!! Right?

This. This game is still fun because of its leagues, not sure why'd you wanna shorten them. Especially if you're only allowing 6 teams into playoffs, these other 2 teams would only play a couple games and be done in a single rr.

Goose
02-17-2016, 11:28 PM
After some internal polling among key members of the community, it has come to my conclusion that the majority of the playerbase would prefer a double round robin tournament format.
While having a 3 month long tournament does seem a bit insane, this could potentially be the last ever Sky League in the history of Altitude..so we might as well go out with a bang if that is the case right?
Here is the new and improved Sky League 13!

Tournament will be as follows:

-Double Round Robin regular season
-All games will be played BO3
-Each team plays 2 matches using the new/fun maps
-AAB server choice where A is the team listed in BOLD
-Each team vetoes one map from the pool with the team labeled in BOLD vetoing first
-Top 6 teams advance to playoffs, and bottom 2 teams are eliminated from tournament

All of this information has been updated in the OP as well. Map pools for each match are listed in the parenthesis. Everything was randomized using procedural generation to uphold the values of fairness and integrity that have defined this league for years.

SCHEDULE:
Teams labeled in BOLD get to choose server location for that match

WEEK 1 (February 21st @ 7pm GMT)
Round 1 Matches:
{ball} vs c: (snow, lostcity2, labyrinth, grotto, maze)
ZroG vs {TBG} (grotto, funnelpark, antre, asteroids, cave)
xproxx vs Volare (cross, skylands, grotto, ufos, core)
<Vlix> vs dt (cliff, skylands, antre, asteroids, ice)

Round 2 Matches:
{TBG} vs c: (cross, hardcourt2, ice, reef, skylands)
xproxx vs {ball} (core, cave, funnelpark, lostcity2, ufos)
dt vs ZroG (ice, grotto, hardcourt2, asteroids, skylands)
<Vlix> vs Volare (snow, planepark, ufos, cliff, illumination)

WEEK 2 (February 28th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 3 Matches:
c: vs xproxx: (antre, ice, labyrinth, core, planepark)
{TBG} vs dt (reef, snow, funnelpark, cliff, labyrinth)
{ball} vs <Vlix> (snow, mayhem2, hardcourt2, cave, illumination)
ZroG vs Volare (skylands, ice, funnelpark, cave, asteroids)

Round 4 Matches:
dt vs c: (planepark, mayhem2, grotto, cross, core)
<Vlix> vs xproxx (lostcity2, grotto, cave, reef, ufos)
Volare vs {TBG} (mayhem2, reef, skylands, cave, antre)
ZroG vs {ball} (skylands, planepark, antre, cross, illumination)

WEEK 3 (March 6th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 5 Matches:
c: vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, asteroids, reef, maze, ufos)
Volare vs dt (hardcourt2, core, cross, illumination, planepark)
xproxx vs ZroG (maze, lostcity2, asteroids, reef, funnelpark)
{TBG} vs {ball} (lostcity2, funnelpark, hardcourt2, cross, cliff)

Round 6 Matches:
Volare vs c: (ice, antre, ufos, labyrinth, cross)
ZroG vs <Vlix> (mayhem2, snow, maze, cave, asteroids)
{ball} vs dt (labyrinth, cliff, hardcourt2, snow, illumination)
{TBG} vs xproxx (planepark, ice, maze, labyrinth, reef)

WEEK 4 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY :eek: (March 13th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 7 Matches:
c: vs ZroG (gears, midnight, warehouse, swarm, geometry)
Volare vs {ball} (bricks, empire, carpia, cloud, firepark)
<Vlix> vs {TBG} (gears, cloud, cryptic, bricks, arrow)
dt vx xproxx (cryptic, empire, firepark, geometry, cutesy)

Round 8 Matches:
c: vs {ball} (lostcity2, asteroids, funnelpark, reef, skylands)
{TBG} vs ZroG (funnelpark, labyrinth, hardcourt2, lostcity2, maze)
Volare vs xproxx (ufos, antre, reef, labyrinth, snow)
dt vs <Vlix> (maze, cave, lostcity2, skylands, hardcourt2)

WEEK 5 (March 20th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 9 Matches:
c: vs {TBG} (ice, hardcourt2, asteroids, mayhem2, snow)
{ball} vs xproxx (cliff, maze, illumination, snow, antre)
ZroG vs dt (maze, ufos, reef, cross, illumination)
Volare vs <Vlix> (maze, planepark, ice, asteroids, funnelpark)

Round 10 Matches:
xproxx vs c: (cave, grotto, ufos, labyrinth, skylands)
dt vs {TBG} (lostcity2, ice, antre, cave, snow)
<Vlix> vs {ball} (mayhem2, ice, core, cross, maze)
Volare vs ZroG (asteroids, cross, ufos, ice, cave)

WEEK 6 (March 27th @ 7pm GMT)
Round 11 Matches:
c: vs dt (funnelpark, cave, asteroids, cross, cliff)
xproxx vs <Vlix> (reef, planepark, skylands, cliff, maze)
{TBG} vs Volare (hardcourt2, grottos, cliff, skylands, asteroids)
{ball} vs ZroG (labyrinth, ufos, core, antre, reef)

Round 12 Matches:
<Vlix> vs c: (ufos, illumination, cliff, cave, core)
dt vs Volare (planepark, asteroids, skylands, antre, cliff)
ZroG vs xproxx (labyrinth, snow, lostcity2, core, planepark)
{ball} vs {TBG} (funnelpark, reef, mayhem2, maze, asteroids)

WEEK 7 aka SUNDAY FUNDAY PART 2 :eek::eek: (April 3rd @ 7pm GMT)
Round 13 Matches:
c: vs Volare (gears, midnight, cutesy, swarm, arrow)
<Vlix> vs ZroG (geometry, cryptic, cloud, warehouse, firepark)
dt vs {ball} (swarm, empire, carpia, cutesy, bricks)
xproxx vs {TBG} (firepark, bricks, gears, crpytic, midnight)

Round 14 Matches:
ZroG vs c: (lostcity2, snow, reef, cave, ice)
{ball} vs Volare (cliff, asteroids, mayhem2, planepark, funnelpark)
{TBG} vs <Vlix> (asteroids, illumination, snow, funnelpark, cross)
xrpoxx vs dt (antre, ufos, labyrinth, cave, skylands)

WEEK 8 (April 10th @ 7pm GMT)
- Europe vs USA Ball Championships 2016 will take place
(Refer to this thread for more details: http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10019)
- Last day to play any matches for teams that may have needed to reschedule during the regular season

WEEK 9 (April 17th @ 7pm GMT)
- Quarterfinals and Semifinals

WEEK 10 (April 24th @ 7pm GMT)
-Lower Bracket Round 1 and Winner's Finals

WEEK 11 aka CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY :D (May 1st @ 7pm GMT)
-Lower Bracket Finals and Grand Finals

GL HF

-G

VAN1SH1NG
02-17-2016, 11:45 PM
I have been wanting to create a fantasy league for SL and/or ladder for a long time. SL is easier since it is a bit easier to predict who will play and how often.

Ideally I'd develop a custom league feature on planeball.com. However, I certainly do not have time for that right now with the league about to begin. I am currently in communication with http://www.fantasizr.com/ which looks like it will be the best option to have a fantasy league for this season.

You will select one team per week with each player having a price. You have to stay under the salary cap each week. Player starting salaries will be based on current ladder ratings and/or stats. They might be adjusted during the season based on how well they are doing in SL.

The only downside is I don't think there will be any way to pick subs/backups on that site to fill in for no shows. I won't look the teams until 7PM GMT or maybe 7:05PM GMT since games never start on time. So if you are around you can get an idea who is online and will be playing if you want to make any last minute changes.

I will inquire to see if cp can be awarded to the top finishers, probably the top 3.

Stats will most likely be goals, goals assisted, kills, kills assisted, and deaths. To keep things fair I will likely only count stats from games 1 and 2 in each match. I will have to put some thought into point values for stats but it will probably be something like:

Goal: 12
Goal Assisted: 8
Kill: 2
Kill Assist: 1
Death: -2

I should know within the next couple days if this is happening for sure. I will make a post later with official info. This is mostly to give you a heads up if you'd like to participate and to make any suggestions.

JWhatever
02-18-2016, 12:14 AM
Do you pick a
Randa + Loopy + Loopy/Bip + Bip/Bomber + Whale + Whale team or just 6 players?

Do you take the overall or plane specific stats from ladder?

If you take rating in account, you can end up in some skewed values for some players. Some league players don't play ladder at all.

Fantasy alti should totally be in AlphaDraft so we could play for some sick scrilla.

-J

VAN1SH1NG
02-18-2016, 12:23 AM
If I was doing a custom version I was leaning towards having different planes selected. However, I don't believe Fantasizr supports different positions.

Player prices will mostly be based on ladder rating, but I will probably make custom values for those who don't play ladder and adjust as needed after the season starts.

Dougie
02-18-2016, 11:28 AM
Would you be able to make transfers in between game weeks? Maybe just the 1 player?

darknietzsche
02-18-2016, 03:41 PM
Goose, you make me sad (I was actually excited for single round robin).

Anyways, just so you know DST starts 3/13 for US and 3/27 for europe (most of it at least). Be aware about your timing for those weeks and beyond, because otherwise we will be starting later in the US on those dates.

Also, to clarify after both teams veto's 1 map each who actually picks the map? (bold or not bold team)

VAN1SH1NG
02-18-2016, 11:25 PM
My plan as of now is to have 4 stat categories...

Goals
Assists
Killing
Bonus

Killing score will combine kills, kills assisted, ball carrier kills, and deaths.

Bonus will primarily be some kind of handicap for picking players on teams expected to lose to encourage a wider range of players to be selected. There will most likely be an upset bonus where a player on a team ranked much lower in standings defeats a higher rated team. They will likely get a partial bonus still for winning one game but losing the bo3. There may similarly be a penalty given for players on the team that was upset. For the bonus to apply the player picked will actually have had to play.

An additional possibility for the bonus category include a handicap for picking a player on a team expected to lose. This would be a small incentive to pick them and not nearly as much point gain as an upset.

Since team handicaps are standings based I probably won't have them count until week 3.

I think I will provide a bonus score for players you pick who do not show up or does not get into the lineup. This will be a number significantly lower than what that player is expected to earn, but it will help prevent it from being a total loss if a player does not play.

If you have any other ideas for bonus points let me know.

Would you be able to make transfers in between game weeks? Maybe just the 1 player?

You are asking about fantasy right? I plan to set up the league as one where you build a team for each week. Everyone picks from the same player pool with the limitation being each player has a price determined from stats and/or ladder ranking.

I think it is too late at this point to use a pre-season draft type format.

JWhatever
02-21-2016, 11:02 AM
Adding Ark to roster.

-J

don quijote
02-21-2016, 01:34 PM
I have been wanting to create a fantasy league for SL and/or ladder for a long time. SL is easier since it is a bit easier to predict who will play and how often.

Ideally I'd develop a custom league feature on planeball.com. However, I certainly do not have time for that right now with the league about to begin. I am currently in communication with http://www.fantasizr.com/ which looks like it will be the best option to have a fantasy league for this season.

You will select one team per week with each player having a price. You have to stay under the salary cap each week. Player starting salaries will be based on current ladder ratings and/or stats. They might be adjusted during the season based on how well they are doing in SL.

The only downside is I don't think there will be any way to pick subs/backups on that site to fill in for no shows. I won't look the teams until 7PM GMT or maybe 7:05PM GMT since games never start on time. So if you are around you can get an idea who is online and will be playing if you want to make any last minute changes.

I will inquire to see if cp can be awarded to the top finishers, probably the top 3.

Stats will most likely be goals, goals assisted, kills, kills assisted, and deaths. To keep things fair I will likely only count stats from games 1 and 2 in each match. I will have to put some thought into point values for stats but it will probably be something like:

Goal: 12
Goal Assisted: 8
Kill: 2
Kill Assist: 1
Death: -2

I should know within the next couple days if this is happening for sure. I will make a post later with official info. This is mostly to give you a heads up if you'd like to participate and to make any suggestions.

great idea

Dougie
02-21-2016, 06:45 PM
last minute addition for ZroG roster, - aki!

Kennedy
02-28-2016, 07:08 PM
Volare SL 13
Our possible roster:
1. Kennedy - C
2. Demurrage - C
3. ElusiveOne
4. LewisH
5. lollo
6. P1
7. Max
8. Don't Follow
9. Label
10. Kate Wolf
11. H@ns
12. Professional
13. SomeManiac
14. Tenacious Techhunter
15. Visperi

Dropping Blaster for H@ns on our roster, neither has played a match in SL.

Dougie
03-06-2016, 07:44 PM
very late addition to roster, mooncheese

Kennedy
04-03-2016, 06:50 PM
dropping kate wolf, adding eggmac to roster. neither has played a game in SL