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Reseeding Tournament Rules & Regulations

10/05/22 | SPL Staff

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Because of the late end to Season 7, the following season would run through the Holidays.  Reviewing what occurred last year, we want to avoid that scheduling nightmare at all costs.  Instead of trying to cram teams to play 4-5 games a week to beat that deadline, we've elected to take this chance to realign the skill difference between each of the divisions in the league. There will be 4 Tournaments to fill the void of where Season 8 would have been.  During these tournaments all teams that register during signups will be split apart into groups of 4-5. Each group will get the chance to play each opponent once during a 2 week span. Based on the team's final position at the end of those two weeks, teams will be rewarded points (explained at the bottom of this page.) that will be used to seed them back into the SPL for Season 8.

A running list of the overall standings will be kept over on the Standings Article.


  • Tournament Calendar

    • >   Tournament 1 - Oct 10th (Mon) through Oct 23rd (Sun)
    • >   Tournament 2 - Oct 24th (Mon) through Nov 6th (Sun)
    • >   Tournament 3 - Nov 7th (Mon) through Nov 20th (Sun)
    • >   Break for American Thanksgiving
    • >   Tournament 4 - Dec 5th (Mon) through Dec 18th (Sun)
    • >   Break for Holidays
    • >   January 2023 - Start of Season 8

*Signups for each tournament will span the Thursday prior to start, through the Sunday night before the first week of said tournament.



>>> THE RULES

  1. Each Tournament will Start on Monday and end the 2nd Sunday night thereafter.
  2. A team must retain 2 or more players from the previous roster to carry points over.
  3. Teams that drop out mid week, forfeit all points during that week.
  4. All Teams are allotted 5 Roster Spots for each tournament.
  5. All games must be completed by the end of the 2nd week. No exceptions. Games unplayed will be nullified out and the standings will be solidified at 11:59pm Sunday.
  6. Top 2 from the Tier 2 Groups promote to Tier 1 during the next week.
    1. >   Additionally Bottom 2 from the Tier 1 Groups relegate to Tier 2 during the next week as well.
  7. Teams will be rewarded points based off their placement from Season 7.
    1. >   Teams not comprised of 2 or more members from a previous team in S7 will be rewarded points based on the "NEW TEAM TABLE". *Only Applied To Starters
    2. >   >   For a team to retain points from final season 7 standings, a tournament team must be comprised of the team captain + 1 player from the previous roster. 
    3. >   >   In the event that the team captain does not return for tournament play but the rest of his team competes (2 players on X team, 2 players on Y team), the team comprised of 2 players with the most games played from the previous season on said team will be awarded the Season 7 placement points.
    4. >   >   Additionally a new tournament team cannot combine Season 7 Placement Points from two separate teams.


Any other questions about rosters and points should be directed to the main discord help desk.



>>> THE "NEW TEAM TABLE"

When a new team is formed, the team will be assigned points based on their three highest ranking players.

  1. PRO DIVISION - 9 Points
  2. CHALLENGER DIVISION - 6 Points
  3. INTERMEDIATE DIVISION - 3 Points
  4. OPEN DIVISION - 1 Point




>>> TIEBREAKERS

  1. Standing Points
  2. Head-To-Head Record
  3. Head-To-Head Goal Differential
  4. Overall Goal Differential
  5. Best of 5, Rock Paper Scissors




TIER 1 - POINT DISTRIBUTION

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH
GROUP OF 4 20.00 14.00 10.00 7.00 --
GROUP OF 5 22.00 15.00 11.00 8.00 6.00


TIER 2 - POINT DISTRIBUTION

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH
GROUP OF 4 10.00 7.00 4.00 1.00 --
GROUP OF 5 11.00 8.00 5.00 3.00 1.00


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