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[Tournament] IYL6 SIGNUP/HYPE THREAD - Starts March 3rd! - Signups close Thursday 3/1


#1

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Let’s get this show on the road. This time, IYL will be hosted by @vengefulpickle and myself.

Signups will start now and will end on Thursday, March 1st, 11:59pm GMT. The League will start on Saturday, March 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.

IYL6 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. Copper8642
  3. Hobusu
  4. Leontes
  5. ThreeHeadedMonkey
  6. CKR
  7. Caralad
  8. Attilian
  9. snoc
  10. Ivan
  11. MR75
  12. mysticjuicer
  13. Niijima-san
  14. Fluffiness
  15. ArthurWynne
  16. Fivec
  17. variable
  18. UTRALAW
  19. CarpeGuitarrem
  20. Southpawhare
  21. MysticDeadman
  22. jamie-chan
  23. flagrantangles
  24. Kraetyz zytearK
  25. FaceOnMars
  26. ClanNatioy
  27. desiderata
  28. Zqxx
  29. lum_at_1st_sight
  30. migohunter
  31. GutterOwl
  32. wampuh
  33. FenixOfTheAshes
  34. Rinzler
  35. lowtierhero
  36. sharpobject
  37. JonnyD
  38. Bomber678
  39. Legion
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! There will also be a Google calendar, not unlike last season, to be posted at a later date.


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#2

-Reserved-


#3

-These new forum rules for making fake posts are garbage. Reserved-


#4

-Reserving one more-


#5

IM NUMBAH ONE

put me in coach

I’m PST (GMT -8), free most afternoons (after 5 PM) that aren’t Tuesday or Friday


#6

I’ll do my best to put all of the matches onto the Yomi Tournament Calendar (and if there are folks that want to get permissions to add events as well, I’m pretty sure I can share it with you, if you send me your gmail addresses).

EDIT: Also, of course I’m playing as well as TOing.

Best times: 9pm - 12am EST (backup times are 1pm - 3pm EST Tues, Weds, Thu, Fri).


#7

In! My schedule has me free from 6 pm EST to 11 pm EST most days.


#8

Definitely in.

PST Evenings are best, 5p - 9p. Will update if we decide to use UTC for divisions.


#9

I’m in. Hopefully I can do better this time around!

My prefered time is 8:30am UTC to 12:30pm UTC


#10

In #$#@$@.

Edit: Time: 8pm-12am EST


#11

Count me in. When march comes around, I’ll be in BST, so I’ll usually be free 9pm-12pm on weekdays, but a bit earlier on weekends, possibly 7pm-12pm.


#12

Sign me up.

Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm UTC+1


#13

oh boy oh boy, is this my year? Also evenings BST for me.


#14

Another season of great YOMI games with great people -> GIVE IT TO ME :beers:
UTC + 3 /after time changes/ Best play time 15.00 - 19.00 UTC :hourglass_flowing_sand:


#15

I’m in!

CET (CEST from the end of March) , so UTC+1 / UTC+2.
weekdays 19-23 UTC (18-22)


#16

I’m in - best week day times are 7:30pm to 10pm.

Why not just have 1st/2nd/3rd qualify, and play-ins for 4th?


#17

oh, also

HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE!


#18

dat 0.0 speed sign-up tho! :eyes:


#19

I will play. Since cpat is involved I’m sure there will be some science to splitting up the divisions.


#20

I will in.