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Presenting: Leagues Under The Ink - Season 1 Signups

Discussion in 'Event & Tournament Listings' started by Leagues Under The Ink, Jan 9, 2016.

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    The Season will officially begin January 31st

    Beginning now, registration for Leagues Under The Ink has been opened, and will remain so until January 29, 2016 at 9 PM EST. Any and all teams are eligible to join

    Registration and Seeding will be based on Season 0 Rankings (Aug-Dec 2015)
    Follow the link near the top of the post to Signup as a team

    Keep in mind the following rules:
    • A team may register with a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 8 players.
    • A player may only sign up to a single team
    • You are allowed to make changes to your roster during the registration period
    • This roster cannot be changed once the league season has begun
    • There will be one mid-season player-transfer period during the League
    • Teams from the same squad will be treated - and ranked as separate teams

    Free Agents
    Free Agents Signup
    If you currently are looking for a team to join, you can sign up using this form. Please input your information as listed in the form.
    Any team looking for extra players can use the response sheet to contact the free agents. Note that we will not be placing free agents on a team.

    If you have been drafted into a team, please let us know.

    Please refer to the registration form for more information on signup requirements.



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    Due to the nebulous nature of the current rankings and power gaps that exist between the Top 5 teams and the rest, Season 1 will serve as a proving grounds for teams. Season 1 will be split between 3 Divisions:
    • A (Main) - The top 16 (pending) teams signed up from Season 0
    • B (Intermediate) - Teams ranked on Season 0
    • C (Open) - Newly formed or structured teams

    A - Main Division
    • The main division will consist of up to 16 teams, divided into two groups according to their placement in the Season 0 rankings
    • Each group will go through a Round Robin series of matches totaling the number of games determined by the ruleset
    • One match will be played each week, up to 7 weeks
    • The remaining weeks will be home to playoffs
    Main Divisional Playoffs
    • The playoffs will consist of a seeded - Double elimination bracket
    • Top 4 teams of each group will face off against each other in the top bracket
    • Bottom 4 teams of each group will compete in a lower bracket
    • The number of games played in each round will be determined by the ruleset
    • The format of the games will mirror that of the round robin groups
    B - Intermediate Division
    • The Intermediate Division will consist all teams that are ranked on the Season 0 rankings excluding the Top 16
    • The division will run in a limited Round-Robin that will last 7 weeks
    • One match will be played each week
    • The remaining weeks will be home to playoffs
    Intermediate Divisional Playoffs
    • Top X (dependent on signups) scoring teams will be able to compete against each other in a double elimination bracket
    • The number of games played in each round will be determined by the ruleset
    • The format of the games will mirror that of the round robin groups
    C - Open Division Format
    • The Open Division will consist of newly formed team based on the following criteria
      • Not ranked on the Season 0 rankings
      • Have less than 3 members that have competed together during Season 0 rating period
    • The division will run in a limited Round-Robin that will last up to 7 weeks
    Open Divisional Playoffs
    • Top X (dependent on signups) scoring teams will be able to compete against each other in a double elimination bracket
    • The number of games played in each round will be determined by the ruleset
    • The format of the games will mirror that of the round robin groups
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    • Matches will be played in a Best of 9 format
    • The list of game types of each round will be released every Sunday 6pm EST
    • If new maps are released during the season, they will be included after having been in the ranked battle rotations for 2 weeks.
    • If new weapons are released during a season, they are allowed to be used from the moment of their release
    • In case of a match dispute, the disputing team must provide an image of the score in order to contest the reported score
    • Teams that fail to report their scores will count as a loss and will result in a strike for both teams
    Disconnections
    • When a DC occurs on one side, everyone remaining in the match is expected to play the game out as they normally would
    • The disconnected player must capture an image or a screenshot of the DC screen, and immediately report the following in order to request a replay
    • In the case none of the following is reported, then a replay cannot be requested and the game result should be recorded
    • If the match is replayed, each team must use the same loadout and members
    • Each team may be allowed one free replay without a dispute if the previous steps were completed and confirmed
    • For subsequent disconnections in the same match, the opposing team may refuse the replay
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    Each team will have a match once a week - with the rotation of the map releasing Sunday 6pm EST every week. As there is a week long span between each match period, teams will have the opportunity to contact their opponent and schedule their match to take place any time during the week with the use of a scheduling form, which must be submitted by both teams

    If teams cannot come to an agreement for a scheduled date, or do not reach out to each other at all, the match must take place during the default time of Sunday 3pm EST. Teams that fail to play or confirm their match results will receive a strike. Both teams must report their scores using the submission forms. The deadline for reporting match results is Sunday 5pm EST
    To summarize:
    • Sunday 6pm EST - Map rotations released
    • Teams may schedule matches by submitting a form
    • Sunday 3pm EST - Default match time
    • Sunday 5pm EST - Deadline for reporting scores


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    The leagues website will be open and available with plenty of resources in around 2 weeks time. We still need time to prepare, so thank you for waiting



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    Send business related messages / inquiries to:
    LeaguesUnderTheInk@Gmail.com


    Staff

    Public Relations
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    Graphic Design & League Media
    @Demiose

    League Format & Rankings
    @BestTeaMaker

    League Organizers
    @Dne1494
    @Zarkith
    @Typhlosion09
    @KTKres
    @Fightersword

    Broadcasting
    @Charlight
    @Flying_Tortoise

    Special thanks to @SupersonicWaffle for all his contributions
    And an overdue shout out to @scarth for getting the ball rolling by suggesting a league

     
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    Blue24 Inkling Commander

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    If an unranked team 2 is formed from a ranked squad will they be put in Division C.
     
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    shiyongyi Inkster Jr.

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    This is great, happy to finally see it.
     
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    Great choice to do best of 9. Super hyped for this.
     
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    This is awesome. Exactly what the community needs.

    Also, whoever did the graphics -- job well done. Really, really like the idea of free agents.

    Only gripe I could have is the name of it, which is long and not as easy to spread the word of it, especially to newcomers. Curious how you guys will handle team dropouts and how this open division will look in execution.

    Spread the word folks. This is good. #LUTI
     
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    Took you a while but seems fine
    Thanks for the shoutout too :^)
     
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    TheRapture Dystopian Future Paint Desperado
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    This is awesome. Great to see stuff like this so early in the new year.

    Maybe I'll sign up as a free agent...
     
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    Seriously, I cannot find any links for youtube and twitch.
     
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    Those are also coming soon! I'll try and make it obvious
     
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    ChaoticEnergy Inkster Jr.

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    Will there be a big update that adds an S division? Kappa
     
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    Did someone say.........FREE AGENT?!?!?!? o(≧▽≦)o
     
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    Fantastic! Many thanks to all who worked long and hard on this. This is the first step as a community that we've taken towards increasing Splatoon's longevity beyond February.

    Once again, excellent work and thanks to the team!
     
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    Just signed up as a free agent!
    hope to hear more about joining a team!
     
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    This looks amazing and so well put together and thought out, Quetzalcoatl will for sure be entering a team. I was a bit upset it was taking so long for an announcement, but in the immortal words of Gaben, "Hopefully, it will have been worth the wait"
     
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    Excuse me, I would like to register my team for the Open Division, since we're completely new and would like to test our level. Where exactly can I register? Thank you very much in advance and excuse me if this is a silly question.
     
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    Click the signup button near the top of the OP. You know, the button that says signups ;)
     
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    Season 2 maybe...
     
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    Signed up as a free agent.
     
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    When does this start? I would assume the first week of February, but it isnt specified.
     
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