There seems to be some confusion as to how scheduling is done. I will
go through the schedule process breify to hopefully make it more clear.
First of all, the league is on-going. It's not seasonal. That being said, there will always be a Title Holder
in BGL with few exceptions (when the league started or when the current
Title Holder leaves). Since there is always a Title Holder, there needs
to always be a Challenger for the title. Therefore, on a typical match week, there must always be a Title Match and a Title Shot.
The Title Match is the match where the current Title Holders and the
Challenger are playing for the title. Obviously, a Challenger for the
following week must be determined. So there is a Title Shot match
involving two teams which play for a shot as the Challenger for the
Title Match the next week.
I think it makes sense that the clans able to get a chance at the Title Shot match should be on winning streaks of some sort. I don't think a losing clan deserves a shot at a title- that just doesn't make sense. As we can clearly see from this setup, there needs to be 4
winning teams each week for the 2 matches (title match and title shot).
The two clans playing in the Title Match were winners the previous
week- one is the winner/defender of the Title and the other won the
Title Shot match. The two clans playing in the Title Shot match were
also winners the previous week- they won, and thus are deserving of a
Title Shot- Losers don't get a shot at the title!
Now obviously if there are many winners any given week, then the clans
with the longest win streak or the highest rank should play in the
Title Shot. However, let's examine the league's current situation. There are only 8 clans. There are only 4 matches every week, and thus only 4
winners. Let's put it this way- if you win a match, you are going to be
in the Title Shot. If you win again, you are in the Title Match. If you
win a third time you have the title. In other words, if you win 3 times
in a row, you are the champions of BGL at this point.
Admins have little flexability when creating a schedule. The 4 winners are forced to play each other and then the 4 losers are matched up based on rank and past opponents.
For instance, if 2 of the losers are at the bottom of the rankings, but
they've played each other the previous week or 2 weeks before, then
they will probably not be
scheduled against each other. Half the matches are out of the admins
hands- they schedule themselves. And the other 2 matches are determined
by rankings and previous opponents. When there are 10 clans or more
this obviously changes the dynamic, and allows us to make sure similar
skilled clans play each other, but with so few there is little that can
I hope this clears up how scheduling is done in the BGL.
I have selected 2 new Admins to BGL. I was
planning on having a application process of some sort, but there were
only a few people really fit for the job. The 2 new admins are KingTurd
and Agent5. Remember, the Head Admin(me) always has the final say in
all disputes, so although you must respect their decisions, their word
is not necessarily final.
If the league expands or if the European Division ever becomes active, I may select more admins.
The map for 6/6 and 6/13 was set to bg_forestroad because I thought BG v1.2.2 would be released by now. However, it's not released, so I changed the map to bg_valley for the next two weeks. Once BG v1.2.2 is released, bg_forestroad will definatly be used.
There really aren't any good match maps around, if anyone has
suggestions or would actually want to play battlefield or ruin in a
match, please reply and say so. I'm sure valley/snowlake/bridge will
get old after a while.
I had a few clans apply to the BGL recently. You guys need to get on #bgl on GameSurge. Check out the mIRC Help
page if you have no clue what IRC is. Once you get on IRC, stick
around! Just minimize the window and stay connected if I'm not there.
I'll be there eventually to add you to the league. Remember, if you are
a clan leader, you should be in #bgl anyways to contact other leaders
With -[csm]- "unofficially disbanding" and [ax]- unable to play Sundays
because of other match commitments, the BGL now only has 6 teams. If
your clan is considering joining BGL, now is the time to make your
move. The league won't be around much longer if we can't keep at least
8 clans active at a time. Please click the Join BGL link and sign up ASAP!
The Poll is all but finished and the clear
winner for the night of matches is Sunday night. Get your clans
together and get ready to play! |G.A.R| may or may not be participating
in BGL, they will be left off the Schedule for this week.
Since we have had clans coming and going, Title Matches/Shots will be reset for now. Check the Schedule page to see who you play and get your rosters up to date!
I gave [13th] the win over [ax]- by forfeit because they used ringers.
[13th] told me that [ax]- didn't ask for ringers, nor did they mention
that [ax]- would be short. Now I find out that not only did [13th] know
that [ax]- was going to be short, they also allowed them to use
ringers. This is completely unacceptable behavior. I will not tolerate
clans trying to fish for wins based on technicalities. If you give your
word to a clan, you should keep to it. There are Rules and there are
also things like sportsmanship and honor. I would suspect this is the
type of thing .sB. would try to do. The BG community is small and weak.
We don't need children going back on their word trying to get free
wins. Guess what kiddies? Admins have the final say and [ax]-'s
original win stands and [13th] loses. Because [13th] lied to my face
and their dispute was knowingly wrong and a waste of my time, they
recieve a Strike.
I have created a Poll only for Active BGL clans. Leaders, please talk with your clan and choose the day which is best and worst for BGL matches.You may only vote once. If you are considering joining the league, please apply for the league by using the Join BGL
link. Then you will be able to cast your vote. If the day turns out to
be bad for your clan, you may then drop out of the league before
matches start again.
BGL matches are suspended until the scheduling issues are resolved.
I encourage all clans with a serious interest in playing in the BGL
apply for the league and idle in #bgl on GameSurge. Hopefully the
league will only take a week break before starting play again on a new
night(most likely). Please act quickly. If the new day is no good, you
are free to drop the league before we start playing again. But we also
need 8 clans minimum, so hopefully the poll will resolve the day of the
week issues between clans and all clans can participate in BGL.
One final announcement: The [ax]- vs [13th] match results
have been overturned because [ax]- used 2 ringers. They may have been
members of [ax]- that recently installed BG, but they were not on the
official BGL roster. Therefore they are considered ringers. Clan
leaders, make sure to add everyone in your clan to your roster, even if you don't think they will play. You never know.