1, 2, Week 3

Servers

Kaneh's been given access to the NSL servers and will be admining them. As of yesterday, all the NSL servers are running with the correct and working mods, maps, and stats. Wasabi has also put up his NSL East servers, so they should be available for this weekend's matches too! Good for those EU vs NA matches. You can find a list of our servers and other community provided ones here. Thanks again to UWE, Vindaloo, and the NS2-Fr guys for hosting servers for teams to use.

Week 3 (October 11th - Jambi/Biodome) Matches

Saunamen vs Godar

Virtual Dejection vs 2ez.

Singularity vs onFire

Intent. vs Gnarcolepsy Lite

Over.Extension vs Yggdrasil

iSwear vs Starke Fischerboot

Spastic Colon vs HBZ

The Leftovers vs DoctorsWithoutGorges

Whipped ./' * vs Diamond Gamers

A Certain Vermin vs TAWific

Combo Breakers vs Lucky Fkers

Alliance FrancoBelge vs AustrianDeathMachine

NanoBytes vs TAWsome

calamity Gaming vs Shrek's Haircut

Egg vs GIEF ROBOT

Shards of Chaos vs Battle Gorge Royale

 

The MATCH DEADLINE for Week 3s is October 21st. Almost all of Week 1 and half of Week 2 have been scheduled. Let's get them played! With the volume of matches that may need to be played in the next week and a half, if you experience problems scheduling, especially international matches, please let me know and we'll figure a way to get games played. It's always better to play than to forfeit.

Zefram on 10 October 14 17:37
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Season 5 Finally Begins

Just a few things and the kitchen sink...

Rules

Please makes sure you read the League Rules. Also remember that the rules don't address every possible permutation of a situation. The spirit of the rule and fair play will always be adhered to as best as possible.

Note: Although, not yet reflected in the rules, this season's schedule was made with teams starting as a particular race in mind. The team listed first in a match will start as marines for both maps. This was a feature desired by a few players.

Casters & Referees

A part of the NSL that doesn't receive much praise is our dozens of volunteers who dedicate time out of their lives to help matches run smoothly for the players involved and broadcast them so the rest of the community can enjoy the games too. Without these people, part of the NSL NS2 experience is lost.

The staff sign up google doc for the season is ready. If you were an active caster or referee from last season, don't worry, an invitation has already been sent. If you're new and haven't received access to the internal forums or the google doc, send me a message with your NSL user name and email address. Thanks for helping out!

NSL Servers

NSL servers are up! Another big thanks to UWE for sponsoring 5 servers for us to use this season. Like all the other NSL servers, the password is ns2nsl. If you experience any issues or improper configurations, please message me on Steam or PM through the NSL site and I'll do my best to take care of it. Thanks a lot to Vindaloo and Kaneh for helping out to set them up.

Multiplay :: NSL Match - London #1 - IP: 85.236.100.182:27015

Multiplay :: NSL Match - London #2 - IP: 85.236.102.73:27215

Multiplay :: NSL Match - Paris - IP: 37.187.56.111:27115

Multiplay :: NSL Match - Los Angeles - IP: 207.198.105.55:28015

Multiplay :: NSL Match - Singapore - IP: 119.81.51.43:27915

Week 1 (September 27th - Tram marine top/Summit) Matches

Here's a compilation of Week 1's replays. Thanks, Pelargir.

Titus Gaming vs Godar

2eZ. vs Saunamen

Singularity vs Gnarcolepsy Lite

Intent. vs onFire

Yggdrasil vs el'pheer

She said she was 18 vs HBZ

Spastic Colon vs Starke Fischerboot

DoctorsWithoutGorges vs PowerUp!

Whipped ./' * vs TAWific

A Certain Vermin vs Diamond Gamers

Lucky Fkers vs Destiny's Child

Shrek's Haircut vs AustrianDeathMachine

TAWsome vs GIEF ROBOT

Alliance FrancoBelge vs Battle Gorge Royale

NanoBytes vs Shards of Chaos

calamity Gaming vs Egg

Week 2 (October 4th - Descent/Veil) Matches

Titus Gaming vs Saunamen

Virtual Dejection vs Godar

Intent. vs Singularity

Gnarcolepsy Lite vs onFire

el'pheer vs Over.Extension

Spastic Colon vs She said she was 18

HBZ vs Starke Fischerboot

PowerUp! vs The Leftovers

A Certain Vermin vs Whipped ./' *

TAWific vs Diamond Gamers

Destiny's Child vs Combo Breakers

TAWsome vs AustrianDeathMachine

Alliance FrancoBelge vs Shrek's Haircut

NanoBytes vs GIEF ROBOT

calamity Gaming vs Battle Gorge Royale

Egg vs Shards of Chaos

Since the schedule was released a week ago, but technically not announced, MATCH DEADLINES FOR WEEK 1 AND 2 MATCHES WILL BE OCTOBER 19TH. Please have ALL of these matches completed by then. The following weeks, 3 (October 11th) and beyond, will follow the normal 10 day grace period. If you have issues with contacting teams or confirming times, please let me or another admin know and we'll try to help you arrange something. As always, please leave comments on your match pages to document the communication stream.

Great job, Div 4 teams! Almost all their Week 1 matches are scheduled.

Let's play some games.

Zefram on 29 September 14 19:23
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Season 5 Seedings Refined & Other Topics

Seedings

Season 5 Seedings have been refined and these are the divisions that we'll be going with. If your team is listed in a division you think is unfair or out of your league, please message me on Steam and we can discuss arranging seeding matches or why you were seeded in a particular division.

SEASON 5 SEEDING LIST

Many thanks to Cr4zy and all those who made comments in the previous post when the original sign ups were starting.

Season 5 Delayed

Matches of Week 1 for Season 5 was originally intended to start the coming weekend. From my understanding, there is a growing wave of discontentment within the competitive community and a subsection of the community is going to propose "changes" or solutions they think will make for a better league.

Season 5 will be indefinitely delayed until we address these concerns and determine an appropriate solution.

Zefram on 22 September 14 10:29
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Season 5 Seedings

Like at the start of last season, please discuss in the comments section below. They are subject to change as the discussion warrants.

SEASON 5 SEEDING LIST

 

We've got less than a week before sign ups are closed. Let's register teams as soon as possible. Week 1 starts September 27th.

Also, for teams participating in the Nations Cup, be sure to schedule and play your matches before Season 5 begins.

Zefram on 15 September 14 13:56
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It's Not Too Late

UWE Sponsored NSL Servers

For quite some time, the league hasn't had any servers of its own. Instead, we relied upon the generosity of community members such as Vindaloo, Wasabi, Kaneh, and the NS2-Fr community to provide as we played matches during last season, the draft tournaments, and our daily gathers. If I've missed anyone, please let me know and I'll add you to the list. Just wanted to give a big thanks for stepping up when the community needed you.

We also want to give a huge thanks to Unknown Worlds for their continued support of our league. As of this week, they've decided give us FIVE servers to use however we'd like. The servers will be ready to use within the next few days and are located in London (2), Paris, Los Angeles, and Singapore. Look out for them and the password will be "ns2nsl". Thanks again, UWE. This coming season will run a lot smoother with your backing.

Nations Cup

The Nations Cup is on! At the very last minute, teams from the UK and France joined Poland, Germany, and the USA in the competion to determine which country houses the best players in the world.

The format will be similar to the draft tournaments that were held this summer with each nation playing every other nation once in the round robin group stage. Each match will consist of ONE map. One point will be award for each round won. After all the matches are played, the top TWO point totals will move to a playoff best of FIVE final.

Once you've scheduled your matches, please leave a comment on the match page with the time and date it will be played.

Although there are dates for each match, the expectation is that teams will schedule matches at both teams' convenience and wrap up the group stage and finals by September 20th. As most of the nations are European and can play on the weekdays, please allow a few hours on the weekend to play the USA team.

Referees and Casters, please check out your subforums for the google doc sign up sheet. Thanks!

Season 5 Starting Soon - Sign Up!

Please don't forget that Season 5 will be starting on September 27th. There's still plenty of time. You can sign up until September 20th. A seeding list will soon be out to solicit opinion to help put teams in the division that best suits them. In the meantime, if teams are scrimming, have pcws, let me know so I'll have a better idea of where to place you.

You can contact me through comments in this post, PMs through the website, but most easiest through Steam.

Instructions on how to create a team and sign up are below.

If you don't have a team, it's easy to create one with the following steps. If you want to register a pre-existing team, skip to step 4.

 

  1. To create a team, register an account and go to Agenda -> Create a new team
  2. Get your players to register and tell them to Join your team in their Agenda.
  3. To accept your players on the team, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Members -> Change their status from Joining to Member, Leader, or Deputee.
  4. To join the tournament, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Contests -> Join NSL Season 5 Sign Ups.
  5. Check the Contest page for your team name to see if you've done it correctly.

 

Apologies for not getting a post out earlier this week. Good luck, everyone in the Nations Cup and the coming season.

Zefram on 31 August 14 06:50
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