[NC2014] Announcements

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captain folms

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[*]Signups Open (on target): 01/01/14
[*]Signups Close (on target): 22/01/14
[*]Group Stage (Week 1 - on target): 27/01/14 - 02/02/14
[*]Group Stage (Week 2 - on target): 03/02/14 - 09/02/14
[*]Group Stage (Week 3 - on target): 10/02/14 - 16/02/14
[*]Group Stage (Week 4 - on target): 17/02/14 - 23/02/14
[*]Group Stage (Week 5 - on target): 24/02/14 - 02/03/14
[*]Knockout Stage (Quarter Final - on target): 03/03/14 - 09/03/14
[*]Knockout Stage (Semi Final - on target): 10/03/14 - 16/03/14
[*]Knockout Stage (Bronze Match - on target): 17/03/14 - 23/03/14
[*]Knockout Stage (The Grand Final - on target): 17/03/14 - 23/03/14
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Folms said:
Outcomes from the Admin Meeting:
  • During the course of this week we had a few players volunteering to be tournament referees. We must reject any applications at this particular moment. However, if we do end up needing more some of the applicants will be contacted privately.
  • Updated maplist:
    Closed
    • Fort of Honour
    • Mountain Fortress
    • San'di'boush
    • Vendetta
    • Verloren
    Open
    • Inconclusive1
    • Frosty Battle
    • Reveran Village
    • Ruins
    • Inconclusive2
  • MB_TV will automatically receive an admin password to all servers. However, if you are a streamer (like Warband Battlestream) consult an admin.
  • Middle Eastern European Allowance and Khazahstan and Eastern Russia are removed as country alliances. However, if you want to form an allowance you must send a PM to an admin stating team name, the roster (IDs included) with nationalities and reasons behind the formulation of that team.
  • Case regarding Shemaforash: Admins came to conclusion (Yona was not participating) that Shema will not be allowed to play for Germany. Admins have acknowledged his situation, but considering the fact that there is a Scandinavian team we thought he must join it.
  • Due to the nature of the tournament, matches may end in draws. Should the match be a draw after the final round has been played then a symmetrical map will be used. The setup will be the following:
    • Maps are Winterburg or Proving Grounds.3
    • Two identical factions.
    • First to 3, no spawn change.
    • In case of home/away (i.e. USA vs UK) the map will be played on the away server and then the same set up will be played on a home server. The winner will be determined total won between total rounds won in both tie-breaker maps.
1 - Field by the River will be removed and replaced by a different map.
2 - Will be discussed.
3 - Maps
Folms said:
Outcomes from the admin meeting:
  • Updated maplist:
    Closed
    • Fort of Honour
    • Mountain Fortress
    • San'di'boush
    • Vendetta
    • Verloren
    Open
    • Dreiecksdorf1
    • Frosty Battle
    • Reveran Village
    • Ruins
    • Field by the River
  • Baltic team is allowed to form an alliance.
  • Admin password remains unknown to the community.
1 - Source, however it will undergo some modifications. More updates to follow.
Folms said:
Outcomes from the admin meeting:
  • Austria and Switzerland are allowed to form an alliance.
Mr.X said:
Hello,

After careful deliberation, I have decided that rounds played in a tie-breaker will not be counted towards a team's overall round differential.

The reasoning behind this decision is twofold.
First, as pointed out by CaptainLust here, it is possible for teams to abuse tie-breakers to get a larger round differential than would normally be possible by purposefully drawing the match.
Second, we use the Round Differential to measure how well a team has played in the entire group. It is unfair to count tie-breakers when not every match is played with a tie-breaker. Especially considering matches with a home/away system are more likely to end in draws and not every team plays home/away system matches.

What this means for the tournament:
The Round Differentials that were previously added to teams from tie-breakers will be removed. This affects Group B and Group A:
In Group B:
UK will take first place and Russia will take second place. Both teams will advance to the knockout stages.
The Rounds played by BeNe and Canada have been removed.

In Group A:
The rounds played Czech Republic and Italy have been removed.


Due to other admins being involved in the match or being unavailable, this decision fell on me alone. Feel free to PM me with questions or post in the Suggestions Thread if you have questions/comments/concerns.
 

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Outcomes from the admin meeting:
  • Updated maplist:
    Closed
    • Fort of Honour
    • Mountain Fortress
    • San'di'boush
    • Vendetta
    • Verloren
    Open
    • Dreiecksdorf1
    • Frosty Battle
    • Reveran Village
    • Ruins
    • Field by the River
  • Baltic team is allowed to form an alliance.
  • Admin password remains unknown to the community.
1 - Source, however it will undergo some modifications. More updates to follow.
 

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I'm not going to be around until the summer, meaning X, Rey and relax will take care of the NC.

EDIT: Don't read that.
 

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Good news for both NA/Canada and Western Europe teams; NC2014_UK_1 is now available.

It will be used for NA vs Western Europe teams for fair play; for instance Turkey vs NA or Canada vs Russia. UK team will not be allowed to play on that server. Matches such as France vs Germany will be able to choose between German and UK servers.
 

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[*]The group stages will be the prelude to the knockout stage, there will be around four groups with four nations in. Two teams will advance from each group stage into the knockout stage, leaving us with eight teams. To determine placements within the groups, matches will be played via round robin style. This will ensure that every team will play against each other in fair and interesting conditions; this however means that groups A-C will require an extra week.

[*]Horse & Sword is back on tomorrow! Follow the updates on the event: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,254782.0.html
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I am terribly sorry but there has been a mixed up in fixtures and maps. Mountain Fortress was placed as an open map instead of Dreiecksdorf in Week 1.
Thanks to Sphere and Latinkon for heads up.
 

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Thanks to Alene we now have NC_France_1! Will be looking more into people of Warband to get more French servers.
 
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