General

The Greenhorn Cup is a swiss tournament before the seasons starts with two aims in mind, one to give coaches something to do, while waiting on the season to start as well as giving the teams a leg up into the season.

All rules from ReBBL are applying to this competition unless otherwise stated in this rule set.

The competition is played over 4 weeks with one game per week, this is separated into two two weeks blocks (more on that below).

The competition is inter-divisional so playing outside your preferred time zone is likely to happen.

Basic Rules

Who is this Cup for?

Coaches who are bringing a new team into the ReBBL, either from rerolling their old or signing up fresh (keep in mind, once you sign up with a new team, your old team is considered retired and cannot be brought back)

Back to the Basics

  • One team per coach can play in the greenhorn cup at once.

  • Coaches from either play-offs can join the greenhorn cup after they finished their play off run.

  • Coaches and their teams are added twice in the 4 weeks, once at the beginning and once at the two week mark.

  • Coaches need to finish the two games of the first or second block.

Coaches can drop from the greenhorn cup or reroll their team and take a second run up for the second block of the tournament. So if your team gets trashed in the first two games you can get second team up and running in week three and four. If you do so that retires your first team from ReBBL.

As well as rerolling into a fully fresh team for the season is an option at the end of the Greenhorn Cup as well.

If you start week 1 and want to play the team in the new season you need to play all four games with that team. You CANNOT resign a team halfway through the cup and keep the team.

Team retirement/rerolling

Please contact Miraskadu per PM either over discord or reddit prior to the end of week 2 if you want to reroll your team or you want to resign completely. Also please change your sign-ups on rebbl.net. So we have two chances of not missing that you changed your team.

Keep in mind you must play the 2 games (week 1 and 2 or week 3 or 4) with your team as soon as you enter in the block.

Match making

The matches will be assigned on the win record of the team, and random sorting inside the record bracket. (W = 2; D = 1; L = 0 points)

There will be a scheduling thread in the sub-reddit, you must use that one to schedule your game or confirm the agreed game time. (We have a handy guide for our in season scheduling, that should be helpful here as well.)Since it will be the only written record that will be taken into consideration to admin non-played games. If you run into issues scheduling or finding a time slot that will work, please leave a comment on there as well.

These games will be played as a best of 1 non-Knockout game, with 4 minute turns which means games can end in a draw. 

If there is ANY problem with your game and you might need it reset, DO NOT VALIDATE. This includes things like I set the wrong turn length or that there was a disconnect or anything you think might be a bug as well as your opponent conceding either due to a disconnect or rage quit. If you validate, we cannot reset the match or assign you the appropriate spp (the two winning TDs that cyanide gives you for the concede win, don’t generate spp). You will not end up worth in regards to spp/development, if the game is admined compared with you just confirming it.

Accepting tickets

The Cup will be organised into two team knockout competitions. We are doing regular sweeps of the Greenhorn Division to start the games, so please do accept your tickets ASAP.

This is also important in case your game goes unplayed. (see below)

Roll over for the week

The roll time is 20:00 UTC (8 PM UTC/GMT) on Wednesday during the for weeks (exact dates see the scheduling thread). The new match ups will be generated after the week is closed.

Unplayed games

For games that didn't get played, they will result in an admin game.
Admin games will always use random spp allocation on your team.
Depending on the effort brought forward by either coach the result ranges from:

 2:2  Both coaches made valid efforts to get the game scheduled, but just couldn’t due to schedule not matching up (2 TDs and one MVP each 11spp)
 2:1 If one coach presented less availabilities throughout the week (due to RL events, ie work, study, school, etc) (11 spp and 8 spp, respectively for each coach)
 2:0 win against the AI. If one coach didn’t display any valid effort into getting the gameplayed. (11 spp and 0 spp and no winings, respectively for each coach)

Please be aware the admin teams uses only the reddit thread to come to a judgement on games not being scheduled.

If you didn’t accept your ticket, you will not get spp for that week, no matter what was said in the scheduling thread.

FYI for the new season

Teams entering into ReBBL are sorted by the region (REL/Gman/BigO) they signed up for, as well as if they have partaken in GH or haven’t.
This is done assuming the numbers of teams work out to be able to generate the division. But we try everything in our power to avoid breaking this rule.

- Miraskadu

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