FINALLY, without further ado it's time to OFFICIALLY announce the GCUP, an exhibition tournament to crown a champion among the webring's national representatives! Format currently TBA, it will be either bracket style (Single or Double Elim) or a Group Stage tournament. Whichever one we go with mostly depends on the total # of teams involved. As previously mentioned, we'll also be hosting friendlies for teams not in the GCUP. These games will either be by the ICUP book, or "enhanced" with a random, meme ruleset. First matchday is tentatively February 13th. I was considering end of January, but with the holidays coming up, it's likely no serious progress will be made on very many fronts, so we'll kick things into gear come January and be ready for February. Matchdays will consist of some amount of exhibition games and then a number of GCUP matches after that.
To enter your team officially, please post in the thread with your board and its site, and indicate what you want to enter for. If you'll be a GCUP team, please let me know what nation you'll be representing. If you've started work already, either on this board, or on your home board, please include links to the work in your post, otherwise, just let me know where it will be posted. The team must be created in accordance to ICUP rules. Lastly, if you're willing to take the charge for your given board, please send me an email (SKF at cock dot li) so I have a direct line to you. I still aim to avoid namefaggotry as much as possible, but this is a necessary evil to keep communication neat and orderly. If you wish to enter a team for the friendlies, same thing, please provide a link to the posts/thread where your work is. Please also request your match preference (ICUP rules or meme rules) and, if you wish, a potential opponent. Depending on how long the GCUP festivities run though, we may not be able to accomodate all requests, so bear that in mind. Meme rulesets used for these friendlies will be determined at a date closer to the start of the event, so to keep expectations clear: To enter a team for a meme friendly I will need only team name, logo, 3 kits, anthems, player names, and their default positions. Strategies will not be needed, but any additional submissions (game balls, player models, stadiums, etc) are accepted. If you're a pre-existing team I can just take your team from ICUP6 and adjust it accordingly. I had been planning for a streamlined method of submitting teams, but it's not ready yet. Hopefully this will be the last Cup we go with this scattershot method of submitting teams and strategies.
I'll likely edit this post to add more info as it comes up but for now this is it. I'll be making a couple of tracking posts underneath this one for quick topic reference.
Edited last time by SKF on 12/11/2020 (Fri) 23:19:15.