My fellow, SMKers!
An idea has been brewing in the dungeon of SNESOT for some time now. While we primarily offer tournaments for players, we feel it is time to add an extension. Something unique from the standard tournament format we've been running for years.
And, so I want to introduce the first SNESOT league to take place in March! As of right now, we will be starting this trial league with SMK Battle as the the test model. Sign up for the battle league will begin March 1st.
The idea is this. You will be placed within a group of players to play ONE multi-game match during the week. Each week, you play a different opponent on your pre-determined schedule. The match-up will be 3 games; all recorded and scored. Each game to continue until the first player reaches 7 battle round wins. Then, you move on to the next game until all 3 are completed in your match-up. The season will continue for 8 weeks!
Scoring and unofficial ranking will be based off total games won/lost. At the end of the battle league season, we will use the unofficial ranking to create a league championship tournament bracket. The total number of players to reach the tournament will be dependent on the total number of players in the league.
Here's the critical part. There WILL be a handicap! So, if you feel like you're a newbert with no shot, this won't be true at all. Each players (WRP) will be deducted from their total game wins at the season's end. If you end up with more wins after a top player's handicap has been factored in, you will end up ranking higher and winning a spot in the tournament!
So, ALL players regardless of experience are welcome to join the first ever battle league. There is only 1 prerequisite. Make sure you are COMMITTED to playing 1 match every week for 8 weeks! It does not have to be on a specific day every week, and you can work out the time with your opponent well in advance. But, please, don't be the first players to be removed and subsequently banned from joining future leagues on SNESOT. Don't make us hate you, because we want to love you.
More format details about the league will be posted in the coming weeks. We are aiming to start the league in the middle of March -- roughly 2 weeks after sign-up. In the meantime, be prepared to sign-up if you're interested!
MORE TO COME!