Right, I had a pretty cool idea for a tournament later in the year which could be pretty interesting. It takes a few aspects of the team tourneys but hopefully the battles would be easier to arrange. Inactivity would be a larger issue, however, than it is in the other tournaments nowadays. But we can skip that hurdle as we come to it.
This will start in September, roughly around the same time as the NFL season. Why this you ask? Because that is what the tournament is themed around and how the mechanics work will be similar. So anyway, everyone is given a team (could be a real NFL team or a made up one, eg. Lavaridge Heatwaves or something, idk) and placed into their respective divisions. Each contestant would battle someone different each week, respective to their irl opponent (lets say in the NFL next season, the Ravens open to the Bengals. Both players representing these teams would battle) and then the stats would be put into the tables. At the end of the 17 weeks of regular season, the playoffs commence, with the match-ups being done by the rankings in each individual division, like it is in the real NFL. Soon after, we should have a 'Super Bowl' match up where the winner is declared.
It was just a quick thought I have, and I know it may sound quite confusing to those who don't follow the NFL but it would be pretty fun to compete in. Obvious problems are to do with inactivity (we could have players sub in, not sure) and the timespan this will take place in. Maybe it could be hosted like the Game Board when its finished? No clue. But yeah, just pitching this idea out there, and if people like it I might send it to an official to get it sorted out and actually become a thing. Well, so long as I can participate xD
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WinterVines 9:10 pm
so a structured ladder