This is a combat sports themed challenge. Fight your way through the ranks to become the Open League Challenge Heavyweight Champion.
The Challenge is open to any [L]eague division team that the tournament staff considers appropriate. Teams may be excluded for example if they have been built up by playing only a small number of teams.
1. Fouling +1 to armour roll.
2. Claw does not stack with other skills that modify armour rolls.
3. Piling On allows coach to reroll injury only.
4. Right Stuff prevents the Tackle skill when blocked.
5. Sneaky Git functions like Guard on foul assists.
6. Banned sneaky git players are sent to the KO box instead.
The Challenge has different elements. The twin pinnacles are Heavyweight Champion and Open [L]eague Cup winner.
The Championship (title fight) is a straight two team challenge. The challenger vs the champion. If there is one. Where there is no reigning champion two contenders fight immediately for the title.
The Open [L]eague Cup
Big KO tournament. Usually runs twice a year.
Free For All
The O[L]C Free For All is an open round robin event that runs for just over three weeks.
The top three (3) plus one wildcard qualify for the playoffs/emilinators to become O[L]C Free For All Champion.
the FFA Champion will have the opportunity to challenge for the O[L]C heavyweight Championship of the World!
8 team KOs. The winner earns a title shot.
Pay Per View (PPV)
PPVs occur roughly monthly. They will feature title fights and challenges.
Eight+ team knock out tournaments. These kick off peridically. Winning a Grand Prix is a good way to increase you team's profile and could be a fast track to an eliminator or Championship event.
Once a team loses a Challenge, Cup or Grand Prix match they are free to play open games or in any other [L]eague division event.
Failing to play scheduled matches without adequate reason or warning will greatly reduce your chances of being selected for another event.
Winning a heavyweight, light heavyweight or middleweight event will usually be enough to earn a Heavyweight title shot.
A team may also be named a contender if they can impress the tournament staff. We want teams/coaches that will create a stir, draw a crowd and promote the Challenge.
The staff shall consider among other things:
The team's record
The strength of their schedule
The manner of their victories/defeats
The team's 'character'. Not just your standard CPOMB team.
The profile (fame/notoriety) of the team and/or coach.
Rivalries/feuds/needle matches. We may deliberately match you with the guy that hates you.
Any tactics are fair game until the president says otherwise.
Applications are required for staff to help run the Challenge.
The Challenge requires the following officers.
Owner: Koadah. The owner has other interests and does not intend to spend much time on the Challenge once it is up and running. His main responsibility is convincing the President the reconsider some of his more crazy ideas.
President: vacant. The President runs the show and everything is subject to his whims. Upset the the President and "you'll never fight in the OLC again". Or at least until the owner has a word. The President does not need to be opinionated, bald or to swear a lot. But it's his way or the highway.
Match Maker: vacant. The match maker advises the President on who should appear on the PPVs and who should fill slots if someone has to drop out. Along with the President and Owner is the person to buy drinks for if you want a title shot.
Grand Prix Manager (multiple): vacant. Organises and runs the Grand Prix tournaments.
General Staff (multiple): vacant. Accept and help new members, keep a look out for sharp practices, advise the Owner, President and Match Maker and promote the Challenge.
Everyone else: Have fun, play games, promote the Challenge, hype your teams, spec games, watch replays, trash talk, natter like blokes in a barbers shop about who should get a title shot, etc, etc