Another week has passed and a lot has happened. Teams come and go and lot’s of fights has been fought.
There are lot’s of newcomers in the leagues and we ask patience from the ”veteran” teams with new teams learning the system. Please help the newcomers the best you can so we all will have a smoother league experience.
There are some dropout teams and there are some teams in queue waiting for a spot in leagues, but we are still struggling with the replacements. If a team replaces a dropout they don’t want to start with some lost matches already on their score. At the same time existing league teams usually don’t want to play a match that was scheduled to an earlier time and points were earned.
The following teams has recently dropped out from different leagues, for various reasons
- 1810 – DOM T5 USA S3 PS4
- 8Pz – DOM T5 EU S3 D1 A PS4
- PLG – DOM T5 EU S3 D1 B PS4
- ParE – F-LINE EU T8 D PS4
- 1B – DOM T5 EU S3 D3 B PS4
- D3TH – F-LINE EU T8 D PS4
We will not replace any of these teams. The matches against dropout teams will be forfeit for the teams still in the league.
The leagues group phase in both EU and US is coming to it’s end and we are moving to semifinals. There are still a few matches that need to be played. The window for playing these matches closes on Friday the 16th Feb, that is the final day group matches can be played. If there are matches still unplayed after that date, admins will decide the fait of them on case by case basis. If one team has actively tried to schedule the match and the other has been dodging or not answering at all we will rule it to the more active team. If both teams are equally inactive it will be a draw. If you are planning to have a late match please discuss with admins. We all want to move to the next phase ASAP.
The new game mode in BCL has started quite well. Each group has 1-2 matches played so it’s too early to say who are the top dogs in each group.
We have been having a lively discussion in the T8 Council about the penalties of rule violations. As playing teams know the result of a T8 match is recorded as one of three choices:
- Team 1 Wins
- Team 2 Wins
That’s all we know about the match, the winner or draw. If a rule is broken what should be the penalty? This is shaping up slowly, but it’s a tough nut to crack. At the moment it looks like council wants to have teams manually keeping up the actual flag count of each round and rule violations would deduct flags from the end situation. So the teams are not only responsible of proving the violation, but also the ticket situation at the end of the round.
The penalties in T8 is not decided yet, therefore we don’t resolve any of the disputes in T8 yet.
After the restart of T12 we have divisions in T12 also. In D1 all the teams have managed to play one gam. In D2 we have only one group and all the teams have played two games already. There are still many matches to play and it’s too early to start speculating the outcome of this one.
There is a growing number of complicated disputes in many leagues. It is extremely important to dispute the match using the dispute button on the fixture page. Please do not send your disputes directly to any of the admins. It is impossible to keep track of dozens of DMs. Also please check the rules carefully before the dispute and remember that only a dispute with clear evidence of the violation can result to penalties. If you don’t have solid video and/or image evidence, don’t dispute it.
All the rules are visible to all players in the league page under the ”View League Rules” and ”Community Rules” buttons. You can find the same rules from this news site from the top menu.