Many may be wondering what's happening with competitive play now that the Natural Selection 2 World Championships are over. On the heels of, unarguably, the most successful NS2 event, we're going to carry the momentum into Season 4 of the NSL. I hope you're excited, because I've found a renewed enthusiam for NS2 and her community.
With sign ups open for another week until March 8th, we have 48 teams that have signed up. They've been loosely sorted according to Season 3 finishes and roster changes in consideration. Many new teams have answered the call to arms and without a record for comparison or known players, they've been put into Division 3 and 4. The seedings are estimated best guesses and NOT FINAL. These seedings are to help teams get an idea of where they belong and are CONTESTABLE.
If you're comfortable with your team's placement, do nothing more than wait for the schedule to be released in a few weeks. If you think your team's been placed in a division too low for your skill level, please contact me to set up a seeding match with a higher divisioned team. If, on the other hand, you think your team has been placed in a division too high for you skill level, contact me and we can discuss where you can be placed.
How do you dispute these seedings? PLAY A SEEDING MATCH. The format of the seeding match will be 2 rounds on 2 different maps (4 total rounds). The higher seed team picks the first map. The challenger picks a second and different map. Maps can be chosen from the pool of maps in Season 3. Teams play both sides on each map. If the challenger wins the match with a 4-0 or 3-1 result, they'll move up in seeding. If it's 1-3, there will be no change. A result of 2-2 will receive more consideration, but may not mean a change in division or seeding.
Play these matches no later than March 15th. The season will start the following week on March 22nd.
You can contact me through the NSL website PM or if you'd like a more direct and quicker reply, through Steam. Add me. Here are the tentative seedings:
Lastly, let's give Singularity a big congratulations for winning the NSL's second Custom Map Cup. Thank you for submitting your feedback for the maps played in this tournament.