AADL-GT Season 2: Schedule, Scoring & Prizes
Here is the complete AADL-GT Season 2 Schedule:
Round 1: Saturday, August 20th, Noon - 5 PM
Round 2: Saturday, September 24th, Noon - 5 PM
Round 3: Saturday, October 22nd, Noon - 5 PM
Round 4: Saturday, November 26th, Noon - 5 PM
Grand Championships: Saturday, December 17th, Noon - 5 PM.
All events should be broadcast live on CTN. Rounds 1 - 4 will each award 4 individual prizes:
1st place: $70 giftcard
2nd place: $50 giftcard
3rd place: $30 giftcard
4th place: consolation prize
I'm working on something better than 7-year old highlighters as the consolation prize.
The Grand Championships will feature 4 individual prizes, as well a 4-person prize for the clan that wins the clan cup.
Clan Cup Winners: 4 iPod shuffles
4th Place winner: Nintendo GBA-SP
3rd Place winner: Nintendo DS
2nd Place winner: iPod
Grand Champion: Sony PSP
Stay tuned, or read on for more.
Now, as many of you know, this season, we're raising the stakes by having several levels of competition going on at the same time. Let me take a minute to explain all this a little better.
Individual and Team Competition
At a single tournament, individual and team competition and the individual prizes will be relatively straightforward. There are four events: Single-player Kart Race, Team Kart Race, Single-player Melee, and Team Melee. If you, or your team, places 4th or better in any one of these events, you are qualified for that day's SurPrize Round as an individual. The SurPrize round will not feature any team play. If your team wins or places in an event, you both get into the SurPrize Round as individuals. Also, competing in any prize round throughout the season qualifies you for the Grand Championship in December.
Throughout the season, we will also be tracking the individual leaderboard. The leaderboard will show your combined score for every match you've competed in, plus bonuses for winning events or prizes.
This season, you can form a 4-player clan and work together towards the Clan Cup prize in December. Your clan score will essentially be your 4 individual scores put together, plus some clan-specific bonuses. However, in order to avoid penalizing Clans that have other commitments, you will be able to have subs for your Clan if all your Clan members can't make a tournament. Here's how Clan subs will work:
When you form your Clan, you will specify exactly 4 primary clan members. In order for your Clan to earn points at a tournament, at least 1 of your primary Clan members must be present and playing for your Clan. At registration for each tournament, you will tell us what your Clan roster is for that day. Your Clan roster is in effect only for that tournament, and must include 1 clan primary. Clan primaries cannot compete for other Clans unless their primary Clan is not rostering at that tournament. In addition to your Primaries, you can fill out your roster with any other present players who have agreed to sub for your clan. Clan subs will not be entitled to prizes unless they are subbing for the winning Clan at the Clan Cup at the Grand Championship.
Your Clan's Teams for teams events must be two of your four rostered Clan players. Your teams must be the same for both team events at a single tournament, but can obviously change throughout the season.
Your Clan score is calculated by totaling the points that your rostered members earned at each tournament, plus bonuses as appropriate. The Clan that earns the most points at a single tournament will be declared the 'Clan Champ' of that tournament, and will be eligible for the Clan Cup in December. There is no prize or bonus for your clan winning a single tournament. In addition to the 4 regular season Clan Champs, some of the highest scoring Clans over the regular season will be qualified for the clan cup, until we have 8 clans qualified. So, your Clan does not necessarily need to win a tournament to make it into the Clan Cup if you perform well all season.
Here is a table of how many points can be earned, including bonuses. Note that if you participate in a team event, your Clan gets all your team's score added to their total, and you get half your team's score added to your individual season score.
Mario Kart Single Player and Team Match Scores
1st: 100 points
Super Smash Brothers: Melee Single Player Scores
1st: 50 points
Super Smash Brothers: Melee Team Scores
Winner: 100 points
Loser: 20 points
Event Winner Single Player and Team Bonuses
1st place in an event: 400 point bonus
2nd place: 300
3rd place: 200
4th place: 100
(Don't forget, there will be an inherent bonus for making it to elimination rounds, as you'll get more matches the further you make it.)
SurPrize Round Winner Bonuses
1st Prize: 1000 point bonus
2nd Prize: 800
3rd Prize: 600
4th Prize: 400
Recruitment Bonuses (for Clans Only)
Recruit a new player: 101 point bonus
Recruit an entire new clan: 404 points for the players plus 400 point bonus.
Your clan must recruit all four primaries of a single clan to qualify for this bonus. New players are people who did not participate in a single season 1 GT tournament. New players can only give their recruitment bonus to a single clan.
We will track the individual leaderboard and the team leaderboard throughout the season. Clan registration and Round 1 pre-registration will begin the week of August 15th.
Oh, and one more thing: For the season, we are going to change Melee to be a 3 minute time limit, but stock two instead of three. You get one mistake, then you need to watch it! Too many matches were going to sudden death last week.
I think that should clear some things up, if you made it this far. Post your questions, and we'll see you August 20th!