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Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 03, 2015 - 18:41 Reply with quote Back to top

All,

This thread is for searching for a team for the WCWU Team Challenge! If you're on your own or just need one more, post below and we'll match you up. Captains should then confirm their teams in this thread.

Good luck, and don't be shy!

From the rulespack:

The NAF World Cup is contested by teams of 6 coaches. So that we fully capture the flavour and teamwork of the event, the WCWU will also feature a Team Challenge! The Team Challenge will be contested by recording the overall performance of a group of 4-6 coaches in the WCWU. What better way to get early World Cup bragging rights than by winning the WCWU Team Challenge?!

The WCWU team Challenge will be contested by teams of 4-6 coaches

Each coach on the team must use a different race

The team must nominate a captain willing to record team performance as described in this thread

At the end of the Swiss tournament, the points of the highest scoring four coaches on each team will be totalled, and the highest overall scoring 4 teams will advance to the Team Challenge Playoff

o Captains must play in the Team Challenge Playoff and this fixture will settle ties. All other fixtures will be randomly generated

o Fixtures will depend on the number of coaches per qualifying team, e.g. if a 4 coach team qualifies, the playoff will consist of 4 games

o Ties in the WCWU Team Challenge will be broken in the same way as the WCWU

There are no official NAF World Cup prizes available for the Team Challenge, but Purplegoo will be awarding a prize of a plastic Blood Bowl team to the performance in the Playoff final that impresses him the most!

Looking for a team to play with? Use this matchmaking thread!

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happygrue



Joined: Oct 15, 2010

Post   Posted: Aug 03, 2015 - 22:20 Reply with quote Back to top

A few questions:

1) Will members of the same team end up playing each other as normal? That is, will there be any change in the way pairings or groups within timezones are determined based on the various teams?

2) Are the regular tiebreakers used in addition to the captain tiebreaker in the playoff round? And where does the captain tiebreaker fit into that if so?

3) Other than posting your team in this thread, is there anything else the captain needs to do to make the team official before kickoff?

Thanks! Looks like a blast.

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Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 03, 2015 - 22:32 Reply with quote Back to top

Great questions, happy! I'm sure you're asking what others are thinking. Smile

1. The team event is an extra, meta event. i.e. the main tournament will run as normal, so you might well end up playing each other. We won't be making any special effort to separate team members across the groups. We hope the Team Challenge rules will go some way to compensate for unfortunate teams that play internally a couple of times (top 4 scores counting, playoffs), and we'll get some good rivalries / good natured banter going. Wink

2. Each fixture in the playoff round will have OT, so no more tiebreakers are needed. In the event of an overall tie, the captain's fixture wins the day. Tiebreakers will help get your team to the playoffs in the event of equal total scores.

3. Captains need to post their team in the scoring thread before kickoff and maintain the post with the team score after each round. That's it! Not too intensive. Smile

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happygrue



Joined: Oct 15, 2010

Post   Posted: Aug 03, 2015 - 22:52 Reply with quote Back to top

Got it, makes sense. Thanks!

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Xeterog



Joined: Aug 02, 2003

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 04:43 Reply with quote Back to top

Can teams span Timezones or does each team of a group have to be in the same 'bracket' so to speak?

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Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 08:32 Reply with quote Back to top

Spanning timezones is fine!

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JimmyFantastic



Joined: Feb 06, 2007

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 09:13 Reply with quote Back to top

Team Fantastic recruiting, PM me or post here if u think you are pro as heck!

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Verminardo



Joined: Sep 27, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 09:18 Reply with quote Back to top

Trying to round up my WC mates of team Total Reroll! Three already signed up! Very Happy

The team challenge is just great. Thanks for all the good work, Goo! Smile
Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 09:23 Reply with quote Back to top

That's great, Verminardo. See it as brilliant practice. Smile

Team Fantastic?! All mens killers? Shocked

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Rabe



Joined: Jun 06, 2009

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 15:30 Reply with quote Back to top

Could be tough, since the usual "killer teams" don't work with so few skills. Will be interesting to see what Team Fantastic comes up with. Smile

Would be great to form a fun team with some crazy motto... but I really don't want a commitment like that right now (although the physical pizes are tempting me, too). Maybe next year. Smile

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Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 15:53 Reply with quote Back to top

There is no World Cup next year! I presume you're worried about playing 6 games, forming a team shouldn't take too long? Go on, join us... Wink

In all seriousness, let's see how the team thing works out. I'm very excited about it, so if everyone else is too and it goes well, we might see it again. Smile

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jamesfarrell129



Joined: Dec 23, 2009

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 16:00 Reply with quote Back to top

I'd be interested in joining a team, if anyone needs a 4th person. I have no friends of my own Sad

Warning: I may enter with something silly, so don't enter if you want to get actual points... Razz

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Kam



Joined: Nov 06, 2012

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 16:21 Reply with quote Back to top

I wasn't going to participate, but forming a team called "the Titchy and Stunty Show" is tempting...

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Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 16:55 Reply with quote Back to top

I approve! Go on, make this happen. That logo demands it! Razz

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Rabe



Joined: Jun 06, 2009

Post   Posted: Aug 04, 2015 - 17:02 Reply with quote Back to top

Goblins, Halflings, Snotlings and Skinks? Very Happy

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