Reflex League – Beta Season
Signup closes in 6 days, early morning of October the 27th. Signup now for EU, NA and AU before you miss out on the fun!
This is a double round robin (everyone plays everyone else, twice) 1v1 competition, with players divided into skill-matched divisions of 8 players each. Your performance in one season will contribute to your placement in the following season. All games are Bo3.
Currently accepting signups in EU, NA, AU. We’ve already got enough people for the league to run in EU and NA, and there’s no upper limit, since there can just be MORE divisions.
EU/NA/AU players can’t apply to regions other than their own, and players can only apply for one region.
I’m not sure how many RU players there are and I forgot about RU when I was initially setting this up. I can add RU as a fourth region really easily if there are enough people, otherwise they can enter whichever of EU and NA they ping better to (but may have to play on bad servers).
Signup closes (beginning of) 27th October, matches start 12th November. Possibly pre-season playoffs between 27th October and 12th November, if necessary to help with division placement. (I’d previously mentioned 5th November as a start date, but I forgot that people would need time to arrange their first games and complain about divisions.) The main season will run for 7 weeks of matches, although it’s likely that there’ll be a catch-up week at the end. Future seasons will probably be run roughly on a 2 months on, 2 months off basis (as in, 2 months between every season) but don’t quote me on that.
- The Catalyst
- Pocket Infinity
- Abandoned Shelter
- Static Discharge
If necessary, where possible, players will be allowed to play on performance versions of the above maps. To be allowed, the performance version must be geometrically identical (or near enough) and have identical item layout. It must be created by the original map’s creator, or, at the very least, created with their explicit knowledge and permission, and given their authorisation.
Each round will have a 5-map subset of this pool. The server will drop two maps (this isn’t going to be random, although the order will be – more details on the site), and then with cointoss winner denoted by W, players will choose maps as follows:
L drop, W drop, L pick, W pick. Final map is decider.
A 2-0 match will award 3 points to the winner; a 2-1 win will give 1 point per map.
- The usual spectator rule applies to prevent ghosting. This will be enforced by the league servers, and players joining games without permission may find themselves being penalised.
- Players will have a week at the start of the season to schedule their first round games, and thereafter games can be scheduled from the beginning of the preceding round. Rounds will be 9 days long, overlapping on weekends. Scheduling will be partially automatic; players will be able to specify timeslots when they will be available, and then the autoscheduler will assign match times at mutually convenient times. If this can’t be resolved, then players will be expected to negotiate a time, or an admin can be asked to adjudicate.
- If Reflex’s rulesets have been updated by the start of the season, players will use the competitive ruleset. If not, players will be allowed to agree with their opponent to use experimental or competitive. It hasn’t yet been decided what the default will be, since there are good arguments against both.
- See the season page for the complete exciting array of rules!
Obviously because of the slightly unpredictable nature of the scheduling, it’s not possible to guarantee that any particular game will be streamed. Players may be asked to schedule a game with a streamer if it’s of particular interest. This may be subject to change.
At least some games will be streamed by ArenaFPS (https://twitch.tv/ArenaFPS). Anyone else interested to stream should get in touch once the match lists have been generated.
No prize pool as yet. If you want to donate, get in touch with me on Discord because I don’t yet have a separate paypal to take donations, and I tend to get paid for my work through paypal, and I don’t want stuff to get confused.
If you’re a company and you want to donate server time to the league, or money/stuff to the prize pool, I can discuss about providing advertising space. Adverts must be image-or-text-only (no bullshit multimedia stuff) and must be small files. They’ll be placed unobtrusively, most likely in the unused side areas of the site, and I’m not going to try and bypass ad-blockers. Files will be served from my server so that I can be sure that I’m not referencing malicious files.
This is the thing I forgot to mention.