Skyleague 2020 - Quarantine Edition

The All World 15th Sky League Ball World Cup

AKA: SKYLEAGUE 2020 - QUARANTINE EDITION

There Can Be Only One

Game Type: Ball
Game Size: 6 v 6
Maximum Roster Size: 12
League Starts: May 17th 2020 @ 6pm GMT / 2pm EST

WINNING TEAM WILL RECEIVE: $200MXN

Admins:
G00SE
Brutal
Bran
Caz
VAN1SH1NG

Official Challonge Bracket Updater:
Aki

FORMAT:

  • 8 team tournament
  • 1 week of preseason
  • 3 weeks of round-robin regular season with BO3 matches
  • Top 6 teams advance to playoffs and bottom 2 teams are relegated to a 1DM Face Off Challenge
    ( Details to be announced at a later date )
  • 2 weeks of playoffs with the top 2 seeded teams securing a first round BYE
  • First 2 rounds of playoffs are BO3 followed by BO5 semifinals and BO7 grand finals

MAP POOL:

  1. ball_antre_pb
  2. ball_asteroids_pb
  3. ball_bricks_pb
  4. ball_cave_pb
  5. ball_cliff_pb
  6. ball_core_pb
  7. ball_cross_pb
  8. ball_cryptic_pb
  9. ball_cutesy_pb
  10. ball_empire_pb
  11. ball_funnelpark_pb
  12. ball_gears_pb
    ( This map was removed from the pool after a Captain’s bet game on 5/19/20 to the joy of the entire community )
  13. ball_geometry_pb
  14. ball_grotto_pb
  15. ball_hardcourt2_pb
  16. ball_ice_pb
  17. ball_illumination_pb
  18. ball_labyrinth_pb
  19. ball_lostcity2_pb
  20. ball_mayhem2_pb
  21. ball_maze_pb
  22. ball_planepark_pb
  23. ball_reef_pb
  24. ball_skylands_pb
  25. ball_snow_pb

TEAMS:

  1. {ball}
  2. [BBQ]
  3. t3c
  4. < Vlix >
  5. 1%
  6. MP
  7. qtz
  8. |TMC|

PRESEASON SHOWDOWN BRACKET: https://challonge.com/gilqvi82
Winner: {ball}
FFA Champion: xorg


REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

  • Teams labeled in BOLD get to pick the server location, what side to play on, second veto, and map choice from the remaining pool
  • Teams that are not in bold get to veto the first map

WEEK 1 (May 24th @ 6PM GMT / 2PM EST)

Round 1 Map Pool: (cryptic, illumination, ice, core, antre)
Round 1 Matches:
|TMC| vs 1% |TMC| lost 0-2
[BBQ] vs MP [BBQ] won 2-0
qtz vs < Vlix > qtz won 2-1
t3c vs {ball} t3c lost 0-2

Round 2 Map Pool: (cutesy, mayhem2, grotto, empire, labyrinth)
Round 2 Matches:
< Vlix > vs t3c < Vlix > won 2-0
{ball} vs |TMC| {ball} won 2-0
MP vs qtz MP won 2-0
1% vs [BBQ] 1% lost 1-2


WEEK 2 (May 31st @ 6PM GMT / 2PM EST)

Round 3 Map Pool: (asteroids, hardcourt2, cliff, maze, cave)
Round 3 Matches:
t3c vs MP
qtz vs 1%
|TMC| vs BBQ
{ball} vs < Vlix >

Round 4 Map Pool: (skylands, lostcity2, funnelpark, bricks, cliff)
Round 4 Matches:
[BBQ] vs qtz
MP vs {ball}
1% vs t3c
< Vlix > vs |TMC|


WEEK 3 (June 7th @ 6PM GMT / 2PM EST)

Round 5 Map Pool: (cross, planepark, reef, antre, geometry)
Round 5 Matches:
< Vlix > vs MP
t3c vs [BBQ]
{ball} vs 1%
|TMC| vs qtz

Round 6 Map Pool: (snow, hardcourt2, mayhem2, cryptic, empire)
Round 6 Matches:
[BBQ] vs {ball}
1% vs < Vlix >
MP vs |TMC|
qtz vs t3c

Round 7 Map Pool: (cave, asteroids, ice, lostcity2, cutesy)
Round 7 Matches:
{ball} vs qtz
MP vs 1%
|TMC| vs t3c
< Vlix > vs [BBQ]


PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: TEAMBASEDESTRUCTION


SPEAK TO BRUTAL FOR MORE DETAILS


PLEASE POST YOUR TEAM AND ROSTER WITH CAPTAINS LABELED IN THIS THREAD. ONCE SOMEONE IS ADDED TO YOUR ROSTER THEY CANNOT BE REMOVED. CURRENT ROSTERS MUST BE POSTED BEFORE PRESEASON STARTS. CAPTAINS MAY ADD PLAYERS UNTIL THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES START. ROSTER SIZES ARE ALLOWED 12 PLAYERS MAX. THANKS

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{Ball}

Ball Logo

Captains:

  • Ball’n
  • Brutal

Roster:

  • Bran
  • Carlos
  • DN
  • Don
  • Hollywood
  • Jaxx
  • Sage
  • Sneaky
  • Woofy
  • Zz
bbq_lo19

Cookie - Captain

Vanish

Pata

Tomi

Lenny

mssv

Flame

Moon

Void

Aki

DODD
TOP 3 CONTROL

captain:
ssd
randa:
shmo
else:
Apathy
CLAMZILLA
Clapon
ex~
Funnyhell
georgie/georgette
Leggo
oil can

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Hello all, so just wanted to throw it out there that I am ready and willing to join a SL team. Sincerely: DODD


Captain

JWhatever
Roster

AI

Fart

Hulabox

JimladSeraph

Raisin

Ren

Sanis

Walt

-J

Important note: Please register your team and list all members in this thread by Friday, May 15th. Thank you

toMa ©

Xorg

Cruel Sun

Estguy

Kluss

Lekai

Nick

Plauzo

Shl

UnoMas

Xal

MURDER PILLS

featuring:
The Dogfighters
© G00SE :smiley:

truepa!n :crazy_face:

Acegunner :upside_down_face:

shirley :grimacing:

togafaru :astonished:

buffalosoldier :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

shrode :laughing:

Ivypaw :wink:
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Quarantine Cutiez

Captain:

Twig

Members:

Nightfury

Little Mavis

Fluffy

Soneji

NipNip

Jonus

Wolf

DuckDuckPwn

Caz

With all the teams registered for Sky League 2020, the original post has now been updated with the regular season schedule.

A one day preseason tournament will start this Sunday in order for teams to get in a bit of practice and help out all the returning oldschool players to de-rust if they haven’t played the game in awhile.


SKY LEAGUE 2020: PRESEASON SHOWDOWN
MAY 17th @ 6PM GMT / 2PM EST
Single Elimination Bracket
BO3 1st Round and Semi Finals
BO5 Grand Finals
BO3 3rd Place Decider Match

Because we have an uneven # of teams (7), one team will get a first round bye and placed directly into the Semi Finals. The team that receives this bye will be determined as follows:

  • Captains from each Sky League team pick a player from their squad

  • Once all 7 players have been selected, they enter the Official #2 or #3 Server (whichever one is empty)

  • The player who has the top score at the end of the round (7 minutes) receives the bye for their team

Note: Anyone who is participating in Sky League cannot join unless you are the selected representative from your team, but there is a chance some random pub players might show up, and if that happens any kills against them will still count towards your score so feel free to use them for any tactical advantages in order to get kills as needed!


Once this special process has been completed, map pools will be generated and the single elimination bracket will be posted here along with updates: https://challonge.com/gilqvi82

I’d like to note that people weren’t behaving very well in the public part of this tournament.

While the instructions here suggest that non-affiliated players were to be expected and they were to be left to play, they were instead kicked without explanation. This clearly generated some frustration.

This sort of unsportsmanlike conduct is bad for the overall reputation of Altitude, which it doesn’t need. If a dedicated server was needed, it should have been created. Failing that, we should at least be civil while in a public place.

I suggest you find a way to sanction T3C.fh, qtz.twig, and anyone else who was acting in way to damage the Altitude community. We can and should expect better, especially from the remaining group of players keeping the game alive at all.

Civility matters. Altitude as a whole is more important than one round.

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|THE MAVIS CREW|

- Captain -
Mavis

- Crew -
Kate Wolf
stringy
malacats
dr.meow
agnoeo
bawe:SMPL:
catalan
etain

OFFICIAL UPDATE #6: An 8th team has been registered to Sky League. Please welcome |TMC| into the tournament! (Full roster posted in the post above) stringy and malacats have been transfered from MP in order to help create a strong foundation for |TMC| to flourish.

To account for the additional team, an updated regular season schedule has been created. The Week 1 Sky League schedule is now as follows:


WEEK 1 (Sunday May 24th @ 6PM GMT / 2PM EST)

Round 1 Map Pool: (cryptic, illumination, ice, core, antre)
Round 1 Matches:
|TMC| vs 1%
[BBQ] vs MP
qtz vs < Vlix >
t3c vs {ball}

Round 2 Map Pool: (cutesy, mayhem2, grotto, empire, labyrinth)
Round 2 Matches:
< Vlix > vs t3c
{ball} vs |TMC|
MP vs qtz
1% vs [BBQ]


All rounds will now share the same map pool to keep things more simple and consistent.The full regular season schedule can been seen in the original post.

Also congrats to {ball} for winning the Preseason Showdown against [BBQ].That was great and all, but more impressively congrats to xorg from 1% for winning the FFA competition in dominating fashion. With a KDA of 32-14-21, xorg showcased a pure masterclass of plane murder and has cemented himself as the undisputed champion of the map ffa_channelpark!

SIDE NOTE:
In regards to the vote-kicking that happened in the Official #3 server on sunday, it was an unfortunate situation that could of easily been prevented if the FFA tournament was planned better. This fault is shared 80% between Brutal and 20% between me. Protocols have been implemented to ensure that if another tournament like that is to be played, dedicated servers will be used instead. We want to ensure that Official servers remain a “safe space” for the general Altitude public and wish to promote positivity within the community. Both fh and twig have been spoken to in private and have been reprimanded for their actions.

THANK YOU EVERYONE AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SKY LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS!

TEAM OVERVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

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1%
Captain: tOma
Accolades: 3rd place in Preseason Showdown
Analysis: A versatile and veteran roster, they started off the preseason strong with xorg destroying the best handpicked killers from every other team to decidedly earn the title as the world’s undisputed FFA champion. Following that performance with an impressive 3rd place showing, 1% looks primed and ready to chase after the one thing that has eluded tOma his entire 11 year Altitude career: A Sky League championship.
Player to watch: UnoMas (Always in the right place at the right time to score clutch goals)
Expert predictions: 3rd Place

qtz
Captain: Frost Twig
Accolades: Best Clan Name Award for Sky League 2020
Analysis: The Quarantine Cutiez come into the tournament with one of the more unique rosters out of all the teams- a mix of established talent, newcomers, and aging vets who nobody has seen play Altitude since 2016. The potential for creative strats involving a patented Jonus Reverse Whale setup can never be underestimated however, which makes qtz a threatening challenge to go up against.
Player to watch: Fluffy (50/50 on either making an insane game winning play or a critical hilarious mistake)
Expert predictions: 6th Place


[BBQ]
Captain: CookieB1tch
Accolades: 2nd Place in Preseason Showdown
Analysis: Since their inception in 2010, [BBQ] has been a fixture of Altitude and has always produced a talented roster that is a legitimate contender to win every Sky League they have participated in. The recent acquisition of Moon, (secretly the self-proclaimed best whale player in all of EU) was a big upgrade to an already stacked lineup. With top-tier players for every position and a wealth of competitive experience, it would come as no surprise to see [BBQ] claim their 4th Sky League championship win this season.
Player to watch: mssv (Master biplane assassin that will shred through any out of position defenders)
Expert predictions: 1st Place


MP
Captain: G00SE
Accolades: Most well endowed and handsome members
Analysis: United by respect, friendship, and a spirit of mutual benefit, Murder Pills joined together with members from the former clan The Dogfighters in search of both individual betterment and collective success. What MP lacks in a deep star-studded roster, they make up for in their game preparations, as rumors have been circulating that MP are set to unveil some never before seen top secret strategies that are sure to disrupt the current competitive meta. The success of this plan however, is yet to be seen.
Player to watch: togafaru (Voted best TA in 2020 by an unbiased panel of judges)
Expert predictions: 5th Place


t3c
Captain: sunshineduck
Accolades: Meme Team award for Sky League 2020
Analysis: On paper this looks like an incredibly strong team composed of some legendary players, and a few that have been regarded as all-time greats. Any team featuring dvd, (universally regarded as one of the best ball players to ever play) should be projected as a top 3 finisher, but knowledgeable inside sources have claimed that he has permanently lost his skill due to old age and cognitive decline. Another cause for concern is that history has shown time and time again that teams lead by sunshineduck tend to fail miserably more often than not.
Player to watch: Apathy (The OG Whale still dominating players 10 years younger than him)
Expert predictions: 8th Place


< Vlix >
Captain: JWhatever
Accolades: Preventing XX2 from forming his own team with Walt
Analysis: With a majority of Vlix legends lured out of retirement to compete in Sky League once again, JWhatever hopes to guide this team back to its former glory. The infamous duo randa combination of Fartface and Sanis which helped propel Vlix to multiple championships in the past is an intriguing option available to be utilized once again in this tournament, but the quality of players on this team allows for multiple other paths to victory as well. Expect to see consistently strong performances from this squad each week assuming their core players aren’t rusty.
Player to watch: JimladSeraph (Difficult to penetrate due to his rubber hull layer of protection)
Expert predictions: 4th Place


{ball}
Captain: ball’n
Accolades: 1st Place in Preseason Showdown
Analysis: The most successful ball clan of all time looks to add another Sky League championship trophy to their already historic number of tournament titles. Although they are notoriously hated by pretty much every other clan in Altitude, they always showcase tremendous resolve in finding a way to win no matter what. With a roster displaying no real weaknesses and possessing incredible depth, {ball} is projected as one of the favorites and are likely to dominate many of the lesser teams in the tournament.
Player to watch: jaxx (Makes highlight reel plays and scores stylish goals with ease)
Expert predictions: 2nd Place


|TMC|
Captain: Mavis
Accolades: Mavis hosts a ball_football server in honor of Ledow
Analysis: Lead by their humble leader Mavis, |TMC| is a crew consisting of the finest Altitude players that were currently not on any other team rosters and/or they are players that other team captains decided were not skilled enough to be recruited. The Mavis Crew looks to use this unjust discrimination against them as motivation to prove they can become Sky League champions. It will take a lot of mental fortitude and lucky goals for this group of undesirables to overcome some of the more well-established teams, but past Sky Leagues have shown that anything is possible.
Player to watch: malacats (Uses tactical trash-talk as a psychological warfare method to tilt enemies)
Expert predictions: 7th Place

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