Playoffs ended about two weeks ago after the most chaotic season it has
seen in at least three years, if not ever. There was multiple suspicions
of people subbing for others, two very large disputes, site problems at
least twice on scheduled nights, and issues with Nintendo's server.
Nonetheless, even with all that chaos, we managed to finish only a week
behind schedule thanks to the dedicated participants. Here are the
1st - SlayerZ
2nd - Gonzalo ZeRo
3rd - M to the Ekos
4th - Zorai.
1st - -Randum- + A-Oh
2nd - Killuminati Patg + Mysterion
Congratulations to you all!
a new season upon us, we're looking to the future. This last two or
three months, I've noticed all the comments the members of this site
had to say about ladder.There's been statements about how we need more
events, that there needs to be more hype, and that playoffs need to be
run better. And so today, as with the other recent "times of change"
movements, I present to you some of the major changes that you'll see
from now on:
1. This season, we're
looking to upgrade all of the rules in ladder. We want everything to be
as updated and specific as possible so as not to cause confusion, and
everyone will know without a doubt when something is okay or not okay to
do. Invinciboy and I have already spent multiple hours towards updating
the rules, and will continue doing so. That being said this season we
will be enforcing the Apex stage list once again this season, and
continue to do so for future ladders. The rules have been updated to
show which stages the Apex stage list supports, so please make sure
you're frequently checking the rules for updates.
We are considering the ban of double Meta Knight in Doubles ladder, but
first we would like the members' opinion on it. Very soon, we will be
posting a poll where you can voice your opinion on the matter.
3. Ladder and playoffs will be hyped once
again! Bi-weekly ladder updates will occur on a consistent, rotating
schedule, and we're going to have special events for ladder every
weekend in order to give players more of a chance to meet the
requirements. Meanwhile, Invinciboy and myself will be putting countless
hours into hyping the playoffs and seeing what we can do to make things
a little easier for everyone.
Though all these changes are of significant importance, the most
important change will be who's now in charge of ladder. About three
months ago, when first working towards the site's revolution, I came to
the realization that I can no longer offer the site what it needs by
myself. Because of that, I decided I was going to distribute five of my
positions to what Neal, JV_, and I felt were the most qualified staff.
Though we haven't made a final decision on the other positions, picking
the new Head of Ladder was pretty easy. So without further ado, let me
introduce the new Head of Ladder: Invinciboy
From now on, he will be in charge of everything that has to do with
ladder, including hosting playoffs. For this first season (at least), I
will be helping him out. You requested that another person help the host
out so things can run smoothly, and so it has been done.
There are more changes we have in mind, but those will be announced later.
which does not kill us makes us stronger." This famous phrase by
Friedrich Nietzche has never meant so much to ladder and playoffs. We
survived one hell of a season, and now that we know what needs to be
focused on, we're going back to the drawing board and making sure this
next season paves a path of improvement. Of course, we're always looking
for suggestions. If you have an idea that you feel could improve the
ladder system, let us know! There are no right or wrong answers, but
please be clear with what you mean. (In other words, don't just say,
"The playoffs schedule sucks! Enrish was an *** for using it!")
We hope you all enjoy the changes and proposals we've presented so far, and stay tuned for future updates!