RGL-Invite Quarterfinals

Fast Forward vs Apolodosh

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RGL HL Season 1: Playoffs and Tiebreaker Scores

   exa_   - 10/23/2018
Welcome everyone to the first ever postseason for RGL Highlander for Advanced, Main, Intermediate, Open, and soon Invite.

We would like to congratulate all the teams that have made it to the first round of playoffs and hope that everyone has enjoyed their season so far.

All divisions will have playoffs and will use the Map Elimination system. All playoff teams are expected to finish their map pick/bans by Friday at 8:30 EST. If a team is unresponsive and does not finish their bans by the scheduled date, then the other team will do the pick/bans for the other team in match comms.

An admin will continue to monitor match comms to ensure this map pick/ban system is running smoothly in case a team is not responsive.

Regarding the recent Intermediate happenings, it should be noted that we know fully well what is occurring. The concept of our division guidelines was created early during the season, when we were trying to formulate the skill level of each division. We understand that not every team may have been placed in their correct division and we have been already working to better correct this for the next season, when we have much more concrete data (e.g. performance in RGL Season 1) to work with, as well as potentially using preseason cups, and bettering the application process in order to ensure that a team is fit for a particular division. It should be noted that with the round-robin format, it made it difficult for us to move any teams up, due to the division size limit. On that note, we also are already looking into creating a system to enforce these division guidelines as well as looking into solutions to address players outside of North America playing in this region. It should be mentioned that we pay attention to all the feedback and discussions that you have whether it is in direct messages, in our feedback channel in Discord, or what players say through voice chat. This will all be taken into consideration when we transition into Season 2 and better ensure that the issues that were present our first season (such as sandbagging) are addressed.

The structure of each division’s playoffs will be explained further below.

Schedule

(All of these dates are also on your respective division bracket found on your league table.)

Invite will also feature a single elimination bubble bracket:

  • Quarterfinals will be played on November 19th
  • Semifinals will be played on November 26th
  • Grand Finals will be played on December 3rd

For Advanced, the first round was forfeited so their schedule is as followed:

  • Quarterfinals will be played on October 29th
  • Semifinals will be played on November 5th
  • Grand Finals will be played on November 12th

For Main, the schedule is as followed:

  • Round 1 will be played on October 29th
  • Quarterfinals will be played on the November 5th
  • Semifinals will be played on the November 12th
  • Grand Finals will be played on November 19th

For Intermediate, the schedule is as followed:

  • Round 1 will be played on October 29th
  • Quarterfinals and Losers Round 1 will be played on November 5th
  • Losers Round 2 will be played on November 8th
  • Semifinals and Losers Round 2 will be played on November 12th
  • Losers Round 4 will be played on November 15th
  • Grand Finals will be played on November 19th
  • If necessary, the second Grand Finals will be played on November 22th

For Open, the schedule is as followed:

  • An extra week will be played on the 29th of October to determine the final placement
  • Quarterfinals will be played on November 5th
  • Semifinals will be played on November 12th
  • Grand Finals/Bronze Match will be played on November 19th

Invite Matches

Fast Forward will play Apolodosh in the Quarterfinals.

Semifinals: IRENE will play the winner of the Quarterfinals match.

The loser of this match will be eliminated, while the winner will advance to face Kid's Next Door in the Grand Finals.

Advanced Matches

The higher seed on the league table will be assigned home for each map pick/ban process.

With Black Trash Bags forfeiting their Round 1 match against RazeTheWorld, the Quarterfinals match of Advanced will start on the 29th of October between Pretzels Make Me Thirsty and RazeTheWorld.

Semifinals: Heals On Everyone will play the winner of the Quarterfinals match.

The loser of this match will be eliminated, while the winner will advance to face BM=BAE in the Grand Finals.

Main Matches

The higher seed on the league table will be assigned home for each map pick/ban process.

Blackjack and Hookers will play Swift Inc. in the round 1 of playoffs. Itty Bitty Kitty Committee will play the winner of this match in the Quarterfinals.

Semifinals: Forty-Two Pence will play the winner of the Quarterfinals match.

The loser of this match will be eliminated, while the winner will advance to face Gotta Blast in the Grand Finals.

Intermediate Matches

For the Intermediate Division, we have combined the top 4 teams from Intermediate-Red and Intermediate-Blue into a double-elimination Swiss bracket. Playoff seedings were determined from regular season league tables, so the top of Red plays the bottom of Blue etc. Current league tables seeding does not matter for home/away team assignment and match assignment.

Intermediate Red

1. 404 Players Not Found - 14.4 Points (6-1 W/L)

2. massive cranium esports - 14.4 Points (5-2 W/L)

3. Arctic Monkeys - 14.3 Points

4. Four Loko 14% ALC 400mg CAF - 12.7 Points

Intermediate Blue

1. Anthrax - 17 Points (6-1 W/L)

2. Leo Fan Club - 17 Points (5-2 W/L)

3. Corncake’s Dormroom - 16 Points

4. Bedtime Stories - 15.4 Points

Matches:

Round 1:
Anthrax vs Four Loko 14% ALC 400mg CAF
Arctic Monkeys vs Leo Fan Club
404 Players Not Found vs Bedtime Stories
Corncake’s Dormroom vs massive cranium esports

Open Matches

For the Open Division, we are going to continue with 8 teams in a single-elimination Swiss bracket. The Garage Band has won the head-to-head against team, so team will take the higher seed (5th) going into the playoffs. Brendan Fraser the RGL team will be playing a tiebreaker match on the 29th October against Ringers to determine who gets the 8th seed.

1. Sifety - 19.7 Points
2. el Deguello - 18 Points
3. barcode-HL - 14 Points
4. Late Night Legends - 12.3 Points
5. The Garage Band - 11.4 Points
6. team - 11.4 Points
7. God’s Plan - 9.6 Points
8. Ringers - 9 Points

Changes in Rules


Lastly, we are clarifying and rewording our streaming delay rule here going into the playoffs and the future RGL HL seasons.