This thread contains all of the information regarding the "Valyrian Cup", an ongoing series of tournaments with a ladder system containing detailed statistics of each player.
The Valyrian Cup will take place monthly, using the classic Clash of Kings rule set. Each player will have the opportunity to participate in an equal amount of games to keep the ladder system accurate of skill level.
The Cup will take place over seasons of 6 months
- Month 1 - Qualifying rounds
The qualifying rounds will be open for all to join, with randomized houses. These games will have their own point system, separate from playoffs. This is to determine how many players we have in the tournament and those that are serious or not. We encourage you to join games with a variety of different players to harness your skills.
- Month 2, 3 and 4 - Playoffs
The playoffs will put players into groups of 6. Those groups will play in a series of 6 games, giving each player an opportunity to play each house once. These games will kick off the point system you can see below. Each month players will be put into different groups than the last.
- Month 5 - The Semi's
The top 18 players will be placed into 3 groups that will play the same format as the playoffs to determine the final 6 players on the ladder.
- Months 6 - The Finals
The top 6 players on the ladder will battle it out in 12 matches, each player will play each house 2 times. These games will determine the overall victor and the holder of the treasured Valyrian Cup.
Games will be pbem by default, however, if all parties agree, a game may be set to live.
Players are expected to make a minimum of 2 turns per day(24 hours). We encourage you to play as many moves as you can but understand that we all have other commitments.
If you fail to make a turn within 12 hours of the time your move starts, you will be penalized 2 ladder points, and a further point for every 6 hours following. After 48 hours of inactivity, you will be kicked from the game.
If you foresee you will not be able to make turns, or can not complete the game, let your opponents know and we will arrange for a replacement.
Given there will be a variance in games played by each player, players will receive 3 points for a victory and 1 point for every castle owned at the end of the game. Your total point value will then be divided by the number of games played.
Playoffs, Semi's, Finals
Players will receive 3 points for a victory and 1 point for every castle owned at the end of the game.
Please keep alliances fair and reasonable. There is no reason to ally with a player before the game starts, especially since teams are randomly set.
Do not ally with your friend/s to climb the ladder. This ladder is designed for accurate statistics of each player, teaming will be obvious.
Kingmaking. In short, unfairly helping another player win the game.
Unreasonably harassing other players.
Offenses will result in a kick, and disqualification from further Valyrian cup matches for 2 months.
Pre-season Qualifying ladder standing can be found here
Playoff through finals ladder standings can be found here.
Enjoy and please ask any questions on this thread or via private message.
Further information to come.
A special thanks to 18HopeCSF for assisting in the creation of ladder documents, and constructive input into tournament layout.