Hello everybody, The second edition of the Legion TD 2 In-House League (LIHL) was incredible and exceed our expectation ! For this reason, as you know, we decided to develop a bit more this competition with two divisions. This is the 2nd division - Diamond Division. Because of this success, I would like to present you some new members in the organization team : @Bonny @Pennywise @Shadowings ! Thanks them for joining us to develop more LIHL. The LIHL is a league that will span 6 weeks in which 20 best teams will compete in order to qualify for the first division - Grand Master Division. Below you will find all the rules and guidelines for the league, but here are some of the most important ones: You will need to be able to play a BO2 match against your opponent of the week, every week (Yes, draws are possible!). There are no fixed times, you have to find a time with your opponent. If you can’t find a time, you will have to play the game on Sunday 9PM CET. The 20 teams with the highest peak rating in season 6 will qualify for the diamond division. One member of your team will be your captain. They are responsible for arranging the day and time to play with the captain of their opponent team and communication with the LIHL-staff. Discord is required for this! Depending on number of teams, there will be 2 groups of 10 teams. For the draw, the top-10 teams will draw one other top-10 team, the rest of the teams are shuffled randomly into the two groups. If a team has been participated to the last Grand Master Division season, they cannot register for Diamond Division. If you participate to the Diamond Division, except if you finish 1st or 2nd, you cannot participate to the Grand Master Division. If a team or a player is found to be cheating, toxic, abusive, or any other behaviour which could be considered detrimental to the league, they will be automatically banned from all future events organized by this community. We decide to have a severe penalty since we want to run this division with the best behaviour possible, like we see in other e-sport tournaments. If a smurf (e.g. main account above the maximum rating authorized) is detected, the player will be automatically banned for all future leagues and events organized by this community. LIHL will be managed by those moderators: Seraphin: Playing LTD2 since season 2, peak rating 2412, you all know him from excellently hosting the tournaments we have enjoyed in LTD2. Mick: Player since season 1, peak rating 2566, has been moderator for the LIHL in LTD1 for over 4 years. Pennywise: Player since season 1, peak rating 2720, he is streaming sometimes, casted a lot during the previous edition of LIHL and casted the final phase of previous Master Cup with Jules Bonny: Player since season 1, peak rating 2877, he is one of the most known streamer at the moment and casted a lot during the previous edition of LIHL. Shadowings: Player since season 2, peak rating 2552, he casted a lot during the previous edition of LIHL. Sign-up Instructions Teams list : Here Brackets : Group 1 Group 2 Team sign-up - You can only sign-up in Team We strongly suggest you to be available on Sunday at 9 pm CET (cf. rules section) Top 20 teams with highest peak rating during Season 6 will be selected for the Diamond Division Team sign-up begins now and ends 22nd January at 11pm CET. You can tag any of the moderator in the #tournament-lobby on Legion TD 2 Discord and give us your teamname, your ingame name and your teammate ingame name. What's more, we need for each team a discord contact to easily contact you if needed. Start the game, and join a private lobby with your teammate by typing /join <team name> (e.g. /join Snail Kings) in Global Chat Type /signup in the private lobby Give us a discord contact to easily contact you if needed (tag me or Mick in #tournament-lobby Also, your discord contact will be published for all teams of LIHL to make it easier to organize yourself your match during a week (cf. rules section). PS : if you have any question but are not at ease with english, you can ask Bonny in german, me in French or Mick in Dutch. Schedule Regular season Regular season starts on 25th January and end 7th March. Play-off Top 6 teams from Regular season Play-off starts on Saturday 13th of March and end on Sunday 14th of March. Spoiler: Final phase schedule details Saturday, 13th March 8:50am PST (5:50pm CET): Check-in 8:55am PST (5:55pm CET): First quarter final - game 1 9:20am PST (6:20pm CET): First quarter final - game 2 9:45am PST (6:45pm CET): First quarter final - game 3 (if needed) 10:10am PST (7:10pm CET): Second quaterfinal - game 1 10:35am PST (7:35pm CET): Second quaterfinal - game 2 11:00am PST (8:00pm CET): Second quaterfinal - game 3 (if needed) 11:25am PST (8:25pm CET): First semi final - game 1 11:50am PST (8:50pm CET): First semi final - game 2 00:15pm PST (9:15pm CET): First semi final - game 3 (if needed) Sunday, 14th March 9:40am PST (6:40pm CET): Check-in 9:50am PST (6:50pm CET): Second semi final - game 1 10:15am PST (7:15pm CET): Second semi final - game 2 10:40am PST (7:40pm CET): Second semi final - game 3 (if needed) 11:00am PST (8:00pm CET): Final - game 1 11:25am PST (8:25pm CET): Final - game 2 11:50am PST (8:50pm CET): Final - game 3 00:15pm PST (9:15pm CET): Final - game 4 (if needed) 00:40pm PST (9:40pm CET): Final - game 5 (if needed) Prizes You will get more information about it later. The finalist teams will have a ticket for Grand Master Division. We will hope to be able to reward any participant in any way or give a badge. We are still in progress about it. In addition, Auto Attack Games decided to sponsorise our tournament. This means that 7200 premium essences will be distributed in the way we think is the best. In consequences, we decided to distribute premium essences like this : - 3200 premium essences for the first team (1600 premium each player) - 2000 premium essences for the second team (1000 each player) - 1000 premium essences for the top 3-4 (500 for each player) Format The whole league is Mastermind only. Regular season matches are in BO2. 6 games will be played, one per week. Swiss format. Play-off : The first 3 teams of each group are qualified for the Play-off. The first team of each group is directly qualified for the semi-finals (to confirm depending on number of teams). Quaterfinal are in BO3. The 2nd team of group A will meet the 3rd one of group B. The 2nd team of group B will meet the 3rd one of group B. First team of each group can meet the 2nd team of their group only in final. Semifinals are in BO3. Finals are in BO5. Tiebreakers Ties at the end of the regular season will be broken in the following order: Wins vs. tied teams Median-Buchholz A BO1 will decide the winner Only tie for the 3 first places will be played per group. Feel free to play a tie for others places (only if both teams agree with it) and give us the result. Rules For each week during the regular season, the captain of the team (discord name) will have to contact the captain of the opponent for the first match. The match have to be played within the current week and before the next Monday 2am CEST. When the date and time have been decided for your match, please warn a moderator by tagging him in the Legion TD 2 Discord channel #tournament-checkin. If you don't successfully find a date to play your match, by default, the match have to be played on Sunday at 9pm CET. If none team are available for those dates, both will have a loss. If only one is not available at those dates, this one will have a loss. The team available will have to connect on Sunday at 9pm CEST and will have to play a Legion TD 2 game (versus AI, classic, ranked or against/with one of the organizer) without surrender it and without intentionnal loss (in order to prove the team is, indeed, available). If a participating team is not available for the quater final, semi final or finals, the team will be disqualified. This team will not receive its mystery card as consequences. Spoiler: Rules part 2 Changing teammates If you need to change teammates, sign up again with your new teammate and notify your former teammate. He or she must also signup again to participate. Dropping from the LIHL Dropping from the tournament after it has started ruins the experience for others and may result in being banned from future tournaments. If you must drop, please find a substitute. If you wish to drop from the tournament, tag Seraphin in #tournament-lobby. Substitution You can substitute players as needed. Only 2 players on each team will be awarded prizes. Lobby Creation, Side Selection, & Player Positions The top team (the team that is displayed on top in the Challonge bracket) creates the custom game lobby. The top team selects its preferred side (west or east). The bottom team selects its preferred player positions The top team selects its preferred player positions Once both teams confirm they are ready, the game can be started Reporting Results The winning team must screenshot and report the game results to #tournament-result. Game-impacting Bugs, Disconnects, & Remakes In general, we will not be honoring remake requests. Legion TD 2 is an Early Access game, and there will inevitably be bugs. Remakes cause delays that compromise the entire tournament's schedule and also encourage players to cheat by disconnecting or reporting a bug if they are losing or have bad rolls. You should not request a remake, unless it's an obviously critical bug, such as being unable to deploy fighters. Pathing and targeting issues generally will not be considered worthy of a remake. You cannot ask the opposing team for permission to remake. That decision is made by the staff, not the opposing team. To request a remake, you must: Record your games (here's a guide on how to do that). Notify the opposing team that you are requesting a remake immediately at the time of the game-impacting bug. Notify Seraphin in #tournament-lobby that you are requesting a remake immediately at the time of the game-impacting bug. Share video footage of the game-impacting bug with staff. Staff will review the video and make a decision based on (1) the severity of the bug, (2) the state of the game, and (3) implications on the tournament's schedule. If it is determined that the bug critically impacted the team's ability to win (e.g. the team's chance of winning decreased from 60% -> 20%) and if remaking wouldn't disrupt the tournament's schedule, a remake may be granted. Tournament Director: Seraphin, Mick, Bonny, Shadowings, Pennywise Caster: Cannot say everybody For this Diamond Division, on Sunday at 2pm CET and untill 5pm CET, the official cast will be done by one of the director of the LIHL. You are authorize to stream your game if you want. However, we strongly suggest you to add a minimal delay of 5min. We won't accept any complain about stream snipe or so. Final phase will be casted only by AAG or tournament Director. Eventually, a caster could be invited.