DML 2019 Sign-up Thread

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DML 2019 Sign-up Thread


Post by Zakken » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:10 am

Welcome to Doom Masters League 2019! Please 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.

- Draft-based league: captains are selected to draft players auction-style! Each team is comprised of 4 players total, no more, no less.
- Regular season: everyone competes in a single group for points. The top-ranked teams by the end of the 8-week season make the decisive playoffs!
- Multiple maps per week: each round is played on a different map; 3 maps in the regular season and 4 maps in the playoffs, with each team getting 2 homefields! E.g. round 1 = Map01, round 2 = Map02, round 3 = Map03...
Spoiler: DML Ruleset v1.05 (January 27th, 2019) (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.


II - Game structure
1. Games will be played on Zandronum 3.0. The default servers are determined by the players' region in a match-by-match basis. The criteria is as follows:
- If the amount of NA players is higher than or equal to EU players, then the server defaults to [NJ] FUNCRUSHER;
- If the amount of EU players is higher than the amount of NA player, then the server defaults to [DE] FUNCRUSHER;
- Each South American player counts for two NA players, given how SA players ping about the same as (if not higher than) EU players in NA servers, but are left at a ping difference disadvantage in EU servers that is roughly double the size of NA players'.
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 xctf2019v1.pk3, as is the currently utilised WAD in regular private CTF;
4. All matches follow a 3 vs. 3, 5 captures, 10 minutes format. Teams may field whoever is on their team, as long as they have 3 available players;
5. Group stage matches are best-of-3 on three different maps determined by the tournament schedule per week, which is released once sign-ups end;
6. Playoff matches are best-of-5 on four homefield maps selected by each team. If no clear victor can be determined after 5 rounds, extra tiebreaking rounds occur indefinitely. 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;
7. Matches continue regardless of what predicaments any player may face. The players themselves are responsible for issues such as connection problems, not the administration;
8. 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.


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 all teams against each other in a single group to compete for points;
2.2. Over the course of the regular season, every team plays 8 matches, with some of them being repeated match-ups if necessary;
2.3. Each team is awarded 5 points for a two-round victory, 4 points for a three-round victory, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a three-round loss and no points for a two-round loss. Teams that lose by forfeiting lose 1 point;
2.4. At the end of the regular seasons, 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.

2.5. Tiebreaking criteria between two or more teams are as follows. Only one team advances to the next stage per tie-breaking step:
1. head-to-head (highest priority);
2. strength of victory;
3. best round win percentage;
4. best flag for/flag against ratio;
5. 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 randomised, but follows a snake order, meaning 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. All maps of xctf2019v1.pk3 are eligible picks, with the exception of these banned maps:

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MAP02 - Dirt Nap (IDLCONT12-03)
MAP16 - Deimos Hazzard Zone (CORE07)
MAP34 - Return to Phobos (ZDCTF16)
MAP42 - RIP Charlton Heston (THIRTY7-05)
MAP45 - Tribute (ZDCTF11)
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.


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, opposing teams have the right to enforce penalties on the offending player's current team. Opposing teams may also choose to ignore the first and/or second infractions at their discretion and allow them to play without any punishment, but the third infraction cannot be overruled;
1.3. The infraction punishments are as follows:
- first infraction: 3 minute power play (2v3), or until the penalised team gets scored on once;
- second infraction: player is suspended for an entire round;
- third infraction: player is suspended from the tournament;
1.4. In the event that a player under a first or 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 DCWC 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.

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 metagame intel from a third party (ghosting). Offenders will be banned for 2+ years.
4. Players who receive bans from the Funcrusher 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 tournament the respect it deserves and everything will be a-ok!!!
Time table:
Sign-ups start: Monday, January 14th
Sign-ups end: Sunday, February 10th @ 11:59:59 PM EST
Draft: To be determined between February 11th and February 17th
Regular season period: February 18th to April 21st (bye week in March 25th to 31st)
Playoffs period: April 22nd to May 5th (subject to extend by 1 week depending on amount of teams)

Sign-up template:

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Name: Zakken
Country: Brazil
Position: D, Mid, O
Captain: Yes/No
Preferred contact: ZCA Discord
Regular availability: Evenings
Signed-up players:
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Re: DML 2019 Sign-up Thread


Post by Asriel » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:51 am

Name: Asriel
Country: United States of America
Position: D
Captain: Yes
Preferred contact: ZCA Discord, Zandronum Forums
Regular availability: Everyday from 9:00 AM ET to 12:00 AM ET.
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Re: DML 2019 Sign-up Thread


Post by Zakken » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:17 am

We are headed into the final week of sign-ups! We currently have 28 sign-ups, which is sufficient for 6 teams, but if we got some more sign-ups, we might even be able to run DML with 8 teams! Please check this out if you're interested in the next big thing for competitive Doom CTF!
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Re: DML 2019 Sign-up Thread


Post by Zakken » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:11 am

Sign-ups are now closed. We've got just barely enough players to make 8 teams a reality, so we're going with that. The full schedule and draft details will be disclosed soon! Many thanks to everyone who signed up, and best of luck to all of you.
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Re: DML 2019 Sign-up Thread


Post by Cartel » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:55 am

Everyone loves a good player tier list, so here's mine. It's not perfect, a little uneven, but I'm too lazy to fix it. But you get the idea.

FYI, I have no idea who TDRR is, so I was unable to give him a rating.


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