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Major League Kag Season 2 - A Rebirth of the competitive scene [HEAD PRIZE]

Discussion in 'Old Events/Giveaways/Contests' started by Snake19, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Snake19

    Snake19 RIP Staff Alumni Donator
    1. [AG#] - Ancient Gear


    (To watch in HD !)

    Hello everyone, I am Snake, and I'm delighted to introduce you the Second Season of the MLK! :)
    This league is somewhat different than the other.
    All the clans are not welcome.

    "Why ?"

    Because I prefer to select the most serious and active clans who will really invest in this league instead of a ton(ne) of casual clans who will play one or no matches during the league.
    A message was sent to all the clans with certain requirements, they had a week to answer me.
    So here are 13 clans who will participate in this league!

    Leader : @Colargolator

    [hat] - put on your hat!
    Leader : @kittycity
    Co-Leader : @CowboyDan

    Never Ever / YB
    Leaders : @Ej @Rainbows

    2.0 - times better than you
    Leader : @makmoud98

    SURGE - Specialists Unveiling Revolutionary Goals and Experience
    Leader : @Darknighte9
    Co-Leader : @RampageX

    [₪] - Nova
    Leader : @mehwaffle10

    [Abc] - Always Be Cool
    Leader : @miniu
    Co-leader : @Withror

    FoD:~ - Followers of Daskus
    Leaders : @daskew87 @Blue_Tiger

    [AG#] - Ancient Gear
    Leader : @Snake19
    Co-Leaders : @CapitanForceX @Fuzzle

    [SP] - Shadow Prime
    Leader : @kaggit
    Co-Leader : @Stevedog

    [maskG] - BlackGods
    Leaders : @Teodor1 @Zfruit

    [BoW] - Bishops of Wholegrain
    Leader : @Juaro
    Co-Leaders : @Galen @SAcptm @Blacky

    Apex - In Pursuit of the Summit
    Leaders : @t3rnary @TheDirtySwine
    Other new features of this season:

    A website is currently in developement, you can see right now the advancement of the website
    :right: MLK WebSite :left:
    (I will give more information about the website later)

    Also, there will be official commentators for matches. I am currently looking for 3 commentators for each major continent (EU, US, AUS). If you are interested, you can submit your application right now!
    :right: Commentator's form :left:

    some new maps !
    :right: Maps :left:

    And for finish a new ELO ranking system !

    How does the league work ?
    • You have to play a quick match against another clan with "official rules" (small rounds with an official map pool).
    • You have to report your match here with a proper template.
    • After the clan war, one player of each clan needs to approve the match result in the right thread.

    How long does it last ?
    1. The first part of the season consists of a freeplay period (3 months) where each clan can fight to gain points.
    2. When the freeplay period of the season ends after 3 months, the top 4 clans advance into a playoff bracket.
    3. The freeplay period end the 13 November 2015.
    4. The winner will become the best Kag clan of the Major League Season 2 !
    Will there be "official servers" for that league ?
    • Servers are provided by @Leo @makmoud98 and @cameron1010 for each continent.
    • You can "borrow" some servers to play your matches.
    • Actually, there are 5 servers running with a password :
    [Major League Kag S2 - Frankfurt] by @makmoud98
    [Major League Kag S2 - Chicago] by @makmoud98
    [Major League Kag S2 - California] by @Leo
    [Major League Kag S2 - Australia] by @cameron1010

    Clan leaders and co-leaders will be added to an official list (they will be able to restart/next map). Pm one of the administrators or Snake for more infos about these servers.

    Am i allowed to use my own server ?
    • Yes, you can use your own server but you need to use our rules and our official map pool.
    • here a tutorial to create your own server with our rules/maps.
    I dont really understand how it works !
    • Reply into that thread if you have any questions !

    Special thanks :heart:

    @Leo @makmoud98 and @cameron1010 the owners of the servers !
    @SpideY The guy who gave me the reins of MLK
    @Mariox222 the creator of the application form
    @MadRaccoon / @Fuzzle The creators of the MLK website, Designer and creator
    @Blue_Tiger advices + Correction of English mistakes.
    @CowboyDan / @t3rnary twitch managers + advices
    @Darknighte9 the guy who made this trailer

    I forget probably many people. Thanks to everyone who helped me to create that league.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015
    Geti, RampageX, Vamist and 12 others like this.
  2. Leo

    Leo Haxor

    Nice topic. I just want to tell that there will be a server in Dallas, Texas also available ::):
  3. SpideY

    SpideY Hear Me Roar Staff Alumni Donator

    Nice job guys. I hope to see some matches!
    pioupiou222 and Snake19 like this.
  4. FuzzyBlueBaron

    FuzzyBlueBaron Warm, Caring, Benign, Good and Kind Philanthrope Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester
    1. The Young Blood Collective - [YB]

    Really glad to hear that there'll be a second season. Let's just try to avoid having things hung for ages like last time, eh? ::P:
    Snake19 likes this.
  5. Withror

    Withror Ballista Bolt Thrower

    Excuse me, does the freeplay season start like right now? How does it excatly work? Do we just challenge a clan to a war, and if we win we get points? Can we do this unlimited times?? I can't find the answer to this anywhere.
  6. Snake19

    Snake19 RIP Staff Alumni Donator
    1. [AG#] - Ancient Gear

    So yes the free play period start NOW
    You can challenge what clans of this league you want.

    The purpose of an Elo system is to encourage clans to attack another with more points than them or the same number of points to win the most points possible.
    in some ways, more you attack a clan with more points than your and more you are going to win points.

    Of course you can attack small clans with less ELO points than your but you will win few points. So it's not very interesting...

    Thus ELO system prevents the biggest clans to farm the small (because its not very advantageous in points)
    and encourages the small clans to attack the big to win more points.

    "Can we do this unlimited times??"

    Of course (until the end of the free play period) You can do 3 clans wars each week if you want :)
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 14, 2015, Original Post Date: Sep 14, 2015 ---
    Also guys don't forget to post your application for being an official commentator ! :)

    Commentator's form

    I personally think @Lee_Shioon @Lieber and @kodysch are perfect for this job ! But what not you ?
    Withror likes this.
  7. Rainbows

    Rainbows KAG Guard Forum Moderator Tester
    1. The Young Blood Collective - [YB]

    I challenge Swank to a fight
  8. MadRaccoon

    MadRaccoon Haxor

    @DatNobby I summon you for the reason above.
  9. DatNobby

    DatNobby Bison Rider

    ill fight both of you at once
    let's go
  10. MadRaccoon

    MadRaccoon Haxor

    Easy boy, I just wanted to notify you, not asking for a cw.
  11. i cant be on 24/7 for this >:O
  12. ^ I dont want to be that guy but we don't have time to play matches all the time so how can a clan like mine keep up with others :P? I don't know if its too late but scheduled matches setup would be pretty cool ::):. Although, congratulations on getting this stuff going and as it goes on i'm sure we'll work out the errors. My main concern is getting the more busy clans involved enough so they have a chance to compete :spam::bison::migrant:
    weman713 likes this.
  13. weman713

    weman713 Bison Rider

    I do agree with Dual, a bracket style league would be more skill, and less grind. I think a 2 loss elimination bracket would be better. Thanks for putting this stuff together, even though everyone might aswell quit now because 2.0 is in the league :B):.
    PUNK123, Obione5256 and makmoud98 like this.
  14. Snake19

    Snake19 RIP Staff Alumni Donator
    1. [AG#] - Ancient Gear

    it is possible to finish the free play period of the season in the top 3 clans without playing a lot of games. You Just need to focus the clans with many ELO points to progress quickly in the league. :)
  15. What if they just refuse to play :P?
  16. SharkT

    SharkT Arsonist

    They they are either pussies or probaly wanking.
  17. makmoud98

    makmoud98 You are already DEAD Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Tester

  18. StarskyGianni

    StarskyGianni Shipwright

    I hope this competition is much better organized than the KWC 2
  19. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

    Will be watching this intently.

    fwiw I'm totally in favour of an ongoing rating style over "only bracket" style. In my eyes the advantages are:
    • More active clans are rewarded - this is of course a disadvantage if you "dont have time" but considering how many matches get endlessly rescheduled or defaulted on, not having time is a pain in the arse under both systems. At least with clan ratings you dont disadvantage or inconvenience everyone else.
    • Matchmaking can be more flexible, and shitty scheduling skills are indirectly punished - we all know scheduling has been the death of a lot of KAG competitive play.
    • It allows organisers to balance brackets based on hard numbers later, should they so choose.
    • Ratings are a very clear system that lets clans know how they're doing at any given time relative to any other clan, instead of just those in their bracket. In particular, a site with a list of clans sorted by rank would be trivial to set up (looks like this is slowly underway)
    • It can work just fine with bracket competitions as well, just count those matches towards the ratings.
    There are alternative systems that could be considered (something akin to WCS points from SC2 could work as well) but I'm definitely happy to see a rating system getting tested out. The only way to see if it will work for KAG is by trying it out; imo bracket style tournaments have not worked very well in the past.

    @Ej may or may not have some input :P
  20. Snake19

    Snake19 RIP Staff Alumni Donator
    1. [AG#] - Ancient Gear

    NEWS - 1:

    About the commentator's applications :
    They are currently six people who applied them applications:
    1 - (didn't tell his username) I am interested by your application, thank you for resent your application and complete all the boxes.
    2 - @popno fuck the troll x)
    3 - @kodysch (oodle) - accepted ! :)
    4 - @jarrydthysse - accepted ! :)
    5 - @Lawrence_Shagsworth -
    not sure (i would like do hear your "internal microphone" before say if your are accepted or not)
    6- @joshua4637 -
    not sure (i would like do hear your "internal microphone" before say if your are accepted or not)

    I'll add you guys (the persons accepted) to two conversations :
    - "MLK Contributors" to be informed of the latest news and advancement of the league before the others.
    - "MLK S2 - clans conversations" to know when the next matches are organized and for you planning in advance.

    Welcome to the team guys and good luck! :)

    Ps : We still lack of commentators! do not hesitate to submit your application.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015