Registration is closed, league underway Things will be a bit different this time around, though most of the basic idea is still here. Players Entrants will be divided up into several smaller groups based on both their timezone and their skill rank. This will endeavor to keep competition fair while also making it much easier to find matches. In each three game series, players are limited to using each character card one time. This means that if you use a deck of Cain, Zina, and Vanessa Voss in the first match, you cannot use any of those three in either of the following games. Items may be used freely. Rank System Each player will play 3 games against everyone else in their group. One point will be awarded per win, .5 for ties, and 0 for a loss. An extra point will be awarded to both players upon the completion of their three game series, to reward those who play all of their games. Playoffs The size of the playoffs will be determined by how many people join the league, but the most likely scenario is that we will reuse the system from the previous league. In that case, 24 players would make the playoffs with 8 byes awarded to the top scorers. Playoff matchups will start at best of 5 for early rounds, expanding to best of 7 in later rounds. The deck restrictions from the regular season will not be carried over to the playoffs, meaning players are free to choose any cards they desire. Game reporting The reporting system has been upgraded this time around. Standings will still be handled using a Google spreadsheet, but instead of reporting via email, players can now add their results to the spreadsheet via a form. The link to the form is accessible from the spreadsheet as well as here. Because of this change, each game needs to be reported by one (and only one) of the players. If both report it will throw off the results and cause problems for everyone. Screenshots are no longer required either, though they are recommended as they can stop any dispute over results. Organization Shadowinfinity, Zakid, and CardinalSmith will be in charge of organization for the SR30+ league. Sleepinghero and Sefthuko will lead organization of the SR25-29 league. If you have any questions about the league, feel free to contact any of us. Once league play begins, room 42 will be the league headquarters. Until then, please go to room 1 if you are looking for any of the organizers. Kongregate thread is here. Feel free to bump it if it falls off of the first page.