Hi everyone! Pretty much only practical information here. Please read carefully because it all pertains to our first week of competition, which is next Wednesday, 2/11 at 9:00 PM EST.
The first thing to address is scheduling. The Season Alpha Spreadsheet has been updated with all the matchups for week. Check it out to see who you’ll be playing against. Captains, if you have two players with the same PR score, you can select their seeding order for this first week only. Any seeding changes are due to me by Wednesday 2/4 at 11:00 PM EST.
If you aren’t able to compete at the official time (Wednesday 2/11 at 9:00 PM), contact your opponent and coordinate a different time to play. Once you have that time arranged, make sure that I know when this is supposed to happen. If you’re having trouble getting in touch with your opponent, let me know. If you can’t work out an alternate time to play, you might need a sub. We have RadDreams lined up as an alternate so you can contact him if need be.
Submit your class selection by using this form. Your five class choices are due to me by this Saturday 2/7 at 10:00 PM EST. I’ll publish all the class selections on Sunday morning. From there you have until Tuesday 2/10 at 10:00 PM EST to submit your class ban selection.
Now I’d like to explain the match format of the Alpha season in greater detail. By “Last Hero Standing”, here is what I mean: Each player comes in with four different classes (heroes). Five classes were submitted, one gets banned by your opponent, and you’re left with four. Each player chooses one class for the first match, not knowing which class the opponent will choose. The winner of that first match much use the exact same deck again in the next game. There is no sideboarding allowed in the league. The defeated player must choose a new class and may not use the defeated class again for the remainder of the match. Repeat until one player has no more heroes left to use. This means that the first player to win four games wins the match (best of seven). Be sure to keep track of how many games you have won and lost because every win earns your team points, even if you lose the overall series.
I’ll have a form for each player to report the match results. I highly recommend taking screenshots of each game’s result just in case there are any disputes. Once that’s done, I’ll total the points and post the standings as well as the updated PR scores for each player. Seeding is based directly off of PR score so with the updated PR scores from week one I can publish the match-ups for week two and the process will repeat.
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