GPC Summoner Duel League Season 2 Announcements

What’s up guys. Season 1 ended with @TMFM emerging victorious, congratulations!

As Season 1 concludes, I will be making the following changes for the next season based on the feedback I received. I hope that with these amendments, the league will be more fun for everyone. The exact rules will be in the next post, but below is a summary of the amendments.

Battle Rule Changes

Rather than only naming 5 units to be fielded for the tournament, each participant can now register 7 units (2 additional units). Players are allowed to make changes within the 7 units stated in the registration. Players are also not required to announce their leader skill of choice. It is hoped that with this change, players are punished less for simply having a team that gets hard countered but rather rewards prediction and execution.

Removal of Single Round Robin

One issue that the league faced is that usually, the blue side had a much higher win rate compared to the red side. This is difficult to reconcile in a single round-robin format. After some investigation, it is found that playing back-to-back in a free duel will likely in both players switching sides. From Season 2 onwards, all matches will be back-to-back double round-robin. This ensures that players will get to be on both sides of the map, making the asymmetry less obvious.

Championship Qualification

Short and simple, instead of the group winner advancing to the next stage, the runners-up will also qualify.

Dynamic Surrender Penalty

Penalties for surrenders are slightly adjusted to be less punishing for scoops in the later turns.

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League Format:

  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. Points accrued in each match will also be recorded.
  • Should a player no-show the match, it will count as a 10-0 (0 scored, 10 lost) loss. If a player forfeits at any point in the middle of the match, the winning player adds 2 * (remaining turns including current) to their score. (Example: If the red side surrendered at Turn 3 with a scoreline of 8 to 5, the blue side can record the score as 14 (8+6) to 5) .
  • If there is a tie, use head-to-head record, then the points differential (points scored - points lost), then the points scored.
  • There will be a Google Form for the result submission of each match. The winner of the match (or the blue side should it be a draw) will be in charge of submitting the results. Instructions will be given on the day of the tournament.
  • The League will split into 2 separate rounds; the preliminaries and the championship round. For each group in the preliminaries, the group winner and runners-up will qualify for the championship.
  • All matches will be played in a back-to-back double round-robin. During the back-to-back matches against the same player, they are not allowed to make any substitution of units (refer to Rule 2).

Rules:

  • All units are allowed.
  • Players can register up to 7 units.
  • Time limit: 30 seconds.
  • Map: Bridges
  • Lv. 40, No Support: On
  • (Canto Clause) Each team can only have at max 1 unit with [Canto] in their abilities (This includes weapons such as Reginn’s Lyngheiðr, exclusive abilities such as Brave Eirika’s Moonlight Bangle, and Trace skills).
  • (Canto Clause Corollary) Players are allowed to have more than 1 Canto unit in their registered roster of 7 units, however, the final team they field must align with Canto Clause.
  • No streaming required. Just have fun. :feh_faedance2:

Date:

Registration: 2022-12-28T07:00:00Z2021-12-31T07:00:00Z
Preliminaries: 2021-12-31T07:00:00Z2022-01-01T07:00:00Z
Championship: 2022-01-01T07:00:00Z2022-01-02T07:00:00Z

REGISTRATION CLOSED

For communication about the league, you can join the repurposed GamePress FEH League Discord Channel. If you so wish you can stream there as well.

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Aaaaaaaaw yeah round 2! This is gonna be another banger, I can already feel it! :feh_reinyes:

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This will definitely be better than the first season, as now I have more data to work with to create a much more interesting event. :feh_ceciliaculture:

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Registration begins! It will close in 48 hours.

Registration extended until Friday, no reason not to. :feh_faedance2:

Registration ending and preliminaries starting in 24 hours. :feh_eirikapat: