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IYL7 SIGNUP/HYPE THREAD - Starts Feb 3 - Signups Close 2/1


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Many have asked, and the time has come! This time, IYL will be hosted by me (and perhaps yet-to-be-named co-hosts. PM me if you’re interested).

Signups will start now and will end on Friday, February 1st, 11:59pm GMT. The League will start on Sunday, February 3rd.

Reply to this thread with an indication that you’re in! When we hit the signup deadline we will work quickly to get our finalized player list into their respective divisions. To do this, we will ask everyone who signed up what their preferred playtimes are and try to slot them that way. As a result, you might end up in a division that isn’t geographically uniform, but rather the times that players have chosen to play. Since we have a lot of United States players, we may ask some to take a less-preferred timeslot in order to even out the divisions. If you are willing to volunteer for an awkward play time, firstly MAKE SURE YOU ARE OKAY WITH IT and let us know.

Things may change in the rule set as time goes on: we will do our best to keep a changelog at the bottom of the post and let you know of any adjustments that have been made.

Mission Statement

IYL6 is a league for everybody; we want as many players to enjoy the thrill of competitive Yomi in a safe environment without fear of repercussions or not being able to fulfill the moderate time commitment it requires.

We do, however, reserve the right as Tournament Organizers to step in and resolve conflicts in any way we see fit after consulting advice from the rest of the team. We aim to stop collusion and toxicity whenever possible, and there is really no good ruleset to mitigate those things. If anything, creating a specified ruleset only invites degenerate behavior as a toxic player now has guidelines for how not to get banned but still push the envelope as far as possible. It’s not an easy thing and it’s not set in stone; but we promise to be as public and fair about our decisions and rulings as possible. Hype Yomi is what we’re after; not power-tripping on the internet.

IYL7 is for all skill-levels of players, ESPECIALLY those who are new to the game. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the event or of the caliber of player you see signing up! The weekly format gives you plenty of time to ask us local pros at the country club for matchup specific tactics and giving you a punching bag to train against. The point of IYL is to create a casual-competitive environment for improvement.

Signups
  1. vengefulpickle
  2. ArthurWynne
  3. Caralad
  4. Leontes
  5. Hydro
  6. ClanNatioy
  7. Xiba
  8. Nopethebard
  9. Mysticjuicer
  10. CKR
  11. TokH
  12. snoc
  13. Ivan
  14. SouthpawHare
  15. MercyfulFate619
  16. migohunter
  17. CarpeGuitarrem
  18. MR75
  19. JonnyD
RULES CHANGES

None yet.

League Rules
  • Players will be split into roughly equal divisions in conferences, based mostly on time zones
  • The season will then be a round robin in each division
  • After the round robin finishes, play in matches for playoffs will begin the week after
  • Once the play in matches are complete, playoffs will begin
  • The winners of the playoff conferences will fight in the Yomi Bowl!
Playoff Qualification Rules
  • Playoffs will be seeded based upon season win percentage and tiebreakers
  • Tiebreakers will be in the following order: head to head, individual game win percentage
  • A one game playoff will break the tie, if necessary
  • The first player in each division will automatically qualify, and have a first round bye
  • The second player will also qualify, but will not have a bye
  • Each division will also have one more player qualify for playoffs, as decided by play in matches
  • To determine this, fourth and fifth place will play, then the winner of that match will play third place
  • Whoever wins out of these three players qualifies for playoffs

The actual divisional breakdown and playoff picture will depend ENTIRELY on the amount of signups/player retention in order to provide the best league experience.

Match Rules
  • Mid timer
  • Spectators can see hands is recommended off, can be on if both players agree
  • Rules enforced
  • Double Blind character selection for the first game
  • Standard Counterpick rules (Loser of last game may pick a different character, winner is locked to the same character)
  • No random character select (you may randomly pick your character, but you cannot declare “Random” as your character, and proceed to randomly switch your character after games you win)
  • Players are allowed one five minute break and three pause of thirty seconds or less, unless both players agree to allow it. Violations will result in a forfeit
  • A double K.O. results in a replay, with no win or loss to either player
  • In the event of a server crash, that individual match or round will not count and must be replayed
  • Regular season matches are best-of-5. Playoff matches are best-of-7.
Other Rules
  • Results of your matches will be reported in your respective group thread
  • Match results must be posted in the thread by Sun @ 11:59 pm GMT of the following week (you have two weeks to play each match)
  • On the last week of the season, as well as the playoffs, the match results must be posted by Sun @ 11:59 pm GMT of the same week the match was scheduled
  • Players that no-show twice in same week automatically forfeit
  • Habitual no-shows will result in forfeits. This will be determined by a TO
  • Ties are calculated as half a win and half a loss and will have a 0-0 individual match record
  • Players that forfeit more than one match or tie more than two matches during the season will forfeit the remainder of the season

NB: RULES LISTED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

If you haven’t already, please follow us on Twitter ! Matches will also be posted to the IYL Calendar on Google Calendar.


#2

Let me at 'em!


#3

I am filled with determination. This year will be my year. Also I’m usually playing in evenings UTC time.


#4

In. Preferred play window is between 2pm and 10pm Pacific (emphasis on 6pm-10pm).


#5

im in! my best times are 6pm-10pm pst. Sundays i can play whatever time.


#6

Hey, haven’t seen you around these parts in a while! Welcome back!


#7

Coool, I’ve been waiting for the next tournament to start up. I’ll play. Preferred time changes from week to week but will be some where in the 8am - 7pm pacific time range


#8

It’s my first time in IYL and hope getting better! In!
I’m in GMT+8.
So my best time is 7 pm - 10 pm CST in workday and almost any time in weekends.


#9

I’m in. My ideal time frame for matches would be 10-12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.


#10

This is my first Yomi tournament and I’m excited. My goal is to make it out of my division. I have no idea if I can do it, but I want to try.


#11

By the way, @vengefulpickle, how can a match result in a tie if a double KO leads to a replay?


#12

I’m in! Best match start times are weekends (1pm to 10pm Eastern), and weeknights (7:30pm to 9pm Eastern).


#13

I’m in. My best time to play is 7pm-12am EST. I have been under alot of pressure to work OT during the 4th quarter of the year. It is great that is now over. It is now time to shift gears and focus on making myself great at Yomi again.


#14

Time to wake back up and brush up on the Yomi skillz. I’m in. Preferred time is 9pm-12am PST.


#15

yessss, put me in, evenings UK time


#16

Ah, the perils of just copying rules… I’m pretty sure that’s aimed at double forfeits. But I also think @cpat thought those should just be double losses last year.


#17

Sure In. Best time UTC evenings.


#18

I am most definitely in.


#19

Btw, what does “first round bye” mean?


#21

It means because there’s no opponent for you (most commonly because there’s an odd number of participants in your group, or as in this case, the standings make it so there’s no fair match-up) you automatically move on to round 2 as if you’d won your round 1 match.