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DML Summer 2020 Sign-up Thread ($400+ prize pool!)

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Post by Zakken » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12 pm

The Doom Masters League is onto its fourth season! We are opening sign-ups today, to Zandronum's greatest CTF league. For the first time in DML history, we are now featuring a money prize pool, with an open donation box for anybody who wishes to contribute to it (more details in Highlights below)! The B Division is also making a return as the proving grounds for up-and-coming players.

Refer to this thread for signing up. Alternatively, you can also sign up in the respective #sign-ups channel of the ZCA Discord! Both options are equally valid. The full ruleset can be found below.

Highlights
- Draft-based league: captains are selected to draft players auction-style! Each team is comprised of 4 players total, no more, no less;
- Curated maplist: the maplist to be used in DML was voted on by several key members of the community to get the most enjoyment out of players;
- Money prize pool: Cash winnings will be handed out to the top-placing teams! The prize pool currently stands at 400 USD, and additional contributions can be generously made here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8qoah8TtHD
- Regular season: everyone competes in a single swiss-system group for points. The top-ranked teams by the end of the 5-week season make the decisive playoffs;
- Multiple maps per week: each round is played on a different map; 2 maps in the regular season and 4 maps in the playoffs, with each team getting 2 homefields;
- All skill levels welcome: Top players and established veterans alike take part in the main league, while rookies and new players make themselves known in the B Division league, potentially moving up to the A Division in the process!
Spoiler: DML Ruleset v1.21 (May 5th, 2020) (Open)
I - Team structure
1. Individual sign-ups must be posted in the sign-up thread, following the template;
2. Each team is comprised of an assigned captain and three other players. The players are acquired by way of an auction draft;
3. After a random draw decides the nomination order, each captain takes turns nominating players they wish to draft, and the highest bid successfully drafts the auctioned player. Captains are given a fictional budget of $30 that is utilised to draft those players in integer values;
4. Teams must be named in accordance to general decency rules (aka common sense);
5. Up to 3 trades between a team and another team or the free agency are allowed.

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II - Game structure
1. Games will be played on Zandronum 3.0.1. The default servers are found in the Den's Den server cluster;
2. Teams may agree to play in other servers, as long as they meet the CTF standards;
3. The map set to be used is dml-summer2020-v1.3.pk3;
4. All matches have the following format:
- 3 vs. 3;
- Pointlimit of 5 captures;
- Timelimit of 10 minutes;
- Sudden death disabled.
5. Teams may field whoever is on their team, as long as they have 3 available players;
6. In the event that a team is unable to field 3 players, they may temporarily sub in a free agent. This can only be done once per free agent, however, and if a team wishes to have a certain free agent play for them a second time, they must perform a trade instead. If both teams are unable to field 3 players, then the team with the lower placing gets first priority on free agency picks;
7. As a follow-up to case 6, if there are no free agents available either, they are allowed to trade in somebody from outside the league that is of roughly the same skill level as the missing member, as per consensus of the DML staff. The skill level priority is as follows:
7.1. Same skill level;
7.2. Higher skill level;
7.3. Lower skill level;

8. Regular season matches:
8.1. best-of-3 rounds;
8.2. played on two different maps, one for round 1 and the other for round 2, determined by the tournament schedule per week, which is released once sign-ups end;
8.3. the 3rd round map is decided by whichever team has the lead advantage (decided by match lead, then point spread), in which case they must pick between the round 1 map and the round 2 map. If both teams are tied in the aforementioned criteria, the round 3 map defaults to the round 1 map;
8.4. in the event that the overall match ends in a tie, the winner is decided by the flag spread, otherwise an extra sudden-death round will be played, on the same map as round 3, where the first team to score wins;
8.5. points are awarded to teams depending on the outcome of matches (see section III, case 2 for more details);

9. Playoff matches:
9.1. best-of-5 rounds;
9.2. played on four homefield maps selected by each team;
9.3. the map to be played in each round follows this order, looping if necessary:
- higher seed's first map pick;
- lower seed's first map pick;
- higher seed's second map pick;
- lower seed's second map pick;
9.4. Only the win/loss/tie results of each round can determine a winner, meaning flag spread conditions and sudden death do not apply to this stage;
9.5. If no clear victor can be determined after 5 rounds, extra tiebreaking rounds occur indefinitely;

10. Matches continue regardless of what predicaments any player may face. The players themselves are responsible for issues such as connection problems, not the administration;
11. Barring extreme circumstances, any breaks in-between rounds cannot exceed 60 seconds, after which either team is allowed to start the next round with no repercussions;
12. In the event that a server crashes or severely lags in the middle of a match, it must be restarted at the same time frame and team scores as they were before the server crash took place.


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III - Tournament structure
1. The tournament is comprised of two stages: the regular season and the playoffs.

2. Regular season structure:
2.1. The regular season pits teams against each other to compete for points in a swiss-system group. This means the 1st-place team will always play the 2nd-place team each week, 3rd-place plays 4th-place, and so on;
2.2. Each team is awarded points as follows:
-Gain 5 points for a two-round victory
-Gain 4 points for a three-round victory
-Gain 3 points for a tiebreak victory
-Gain 2 points for a tiebreak loss
-Gain 1 point for a three-round loss
-Zero points for a two-round loss
-Lose 1 points if a team loses by forfeit;
2.3. At the end of the regular season, the teams with the highest point count overall qualify for the playoffs:
- top 4 in a 6-team season;
- top 6 in an 8 or 10-team season.
- top 8 in a 12-team season.

2.4. Tiebreaking criteria between two or more teams are as follows. After steps 1 through 5 are accounted for, if there are still any teams tied, the cycle repeats with these tied teams. Step 6 is a last-resort:
2.4.1. head-to-head (highest priority);
2.4.2. strength of victory;
2.4.3. strength of ties;
2.4.4. best game win percentage;
2.4.5. best flag for/flag against ratio;
2.4.6. coin toss/dice roll (lowest priority).

3. Homefields:
3.1. On the final week of the regular season, teams that are still in contention for the playoffs must pick two homefield maps to be played on in that stage. Teams that are already technically eliminated by this time will not participate in this process;
3.2. Teams make their selections before they play their last group stage match, otherwise the administration will select their homefields in their stead. The homefield selection order is the draft order in reverse, and the first team to pick their first homefield will be the last team to pick their second homefield;
3.3. Maps that are selected as homefields by a team may not be picked again by any other team;
3.4. All maps featured in the hub map are eligible picks.

4. Playoffs structure:
4.1. The qualified teams are seeded into the playoffs in accordance with their standing in the regular season. The playoffs format is as follows:
- #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3 in a 6-team season;
- #1 vs (#4 vs #5) and #2 vs (#3 vs #6) in an 8 or 10-team season;
- #1 vs #8, #4 vs #5, #2 vs #7 and #3 vs #6 in a 12-team season.

4.2. The bracket format is single elimination.

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IV - Player duties
1. Recordings:
1.1. Every player who participates in any match must record and upload a demo or livestream from said match until their current team's next match;
1.2. If players fail to comply with their demo/livestream uploads, the staff will enforce penalties on the offending player's current team;
1.3. The infraction punishments are as follows:
- first infraction: no penalty;
- second infraction: player is suspended for an entire match;
- third infraction: player is suspended from the tournament;
1.4. In the event that a player under a second infraction does not play in their team's next match, their infraction is considered accounted for, and the next time they play can be done so as normal.

2. Captains are urged to send their teams' availabilities to the DML administration as soon as the week starts, so their next match can be scheduled to an appropriate time for all parties involved. Failure to comply will result in arbitrary scheduling from the administration.
3. If there are major discrepancies between two opposing teams' availabilities, priorities are given to the following availabilities:
- Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) over weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday);
- Evenings (6 PM - 9 PM) over late afternoons (3 PM - 5 PM) over late nights (10 PM onwards).
4. After a match is scheduled, teams are obligated to field 3 players at the time and date set by the administration. The grace period is 20 minutes after the scheduled time. In the event that a team fails to show up after that, the match will be rescheduled to a later time (barring limitations stated in case 6).
5. In the event that a match cannot be rescheduled, the team that did not show up will receive a forfeit loss (and lose a regular season point). If both teams fail to show up, the match is considered a no contest, and both teams' points remain unaffected for that week (regular season only).
6. Teams may only apply for a match reschedule once per match, and up to 3 times per season.

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V - Rules of conduct
1. Be respectful to other players, especially when they are practising or playing their matches;
2. Show commitment to your matches. This goes double for captains;
3. Cheating is strictly prohibited. Cheating is not limited to, but is characterised by: utilising wallhacks, aimbots, ping manipulators (lag switches) and getting intel from a third party during a match (ghosting);
4. Players who receive bans from the server cluster (e.g. in private CTF, public CTF) for any reason will not be unbanned for the purpose of playing in the league;
5. That's about it. Be nice to your fellow competitors and give this league the respect it deserves and everything will be great!!
Time table:
Sign-ups start: Monday, June 29th
Sign-ups end: Wednesday, July 29th @ 11:59 PM EDT
Draft: To be determined between July 30th and August 2nd
Regular season: August 3rd to September 6th (if 10+ teams)
Playoffs: September 7th to September 27th

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Name: Water
Country: Canada
Position: D, Mid, O
Preferred contact: ZCA Discord
Regular availability: Evenings
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AgiSkell
Aliens
Armour
Asriel
DoomJoshuaBoy
dranzer
Dsparil
EpicTyphlosion
Fran
Frostyflakes
Halloween
hiimaura
Hugo
Ion
killer2
Legion
MarineGuy
Nautilus
NinjaDog
Orion
Poto
Saltmine
Shelter
shugafoo
SkullRush
Slaerd
Starrk
Taurustar
TDRR
TheFatWilly
Tigeriens
Turki
Water
WoodPecker
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Re: DML Summer 2020 Sign-up Thread ($300+ prize pool!)

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Post by Asriel » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:53 pm

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