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Another playoffs has come and gone, and I have all the results for your viewing pleasure. Let's give a round of applause to the following users!

Singles:

1st place: SlayerZ ($200)
2nd place: Ally ($100)
3rd place: Nairo ($50)
4th place: PentaSalia ($20-25)

Doubles:

1st place: Nairo and HiiiPoWeR Kyleisreal ($50 each)
2nd place: Rayquaza07 and Uno. ($25 each)

Congratulations to you all, and I'll make sure to send the results to JV so he can distribute the prizes as soon as he returns from Japan. (He can do it either via Paypal or mail, so when he sends you a notice, be sure to tell him your preference.)


On a personal note, I wanted to give a few shoutouts for the people that helped make this a good event. Keep those hands clapping!

1. Enrish and The740 (I don't care if he doesn't actually see this.)
Contrary to your words and despite this being my first time running playoffs (or any tournament for that matter,) this wasn't a living hell at all. Of course, that's probably because I followed your advice with respect to how things should be done, so thanks a lot for the pointers. Where would I be without your guidance, O Mighty Senseis?

2. Meek.
That stream of yours was a very nice touch, and brought quite a bit of hype for singles. It was a shame to see it die down as the matches became less and less, but I guess it's to be expected when a majority play ahead and leave the rest to play whenever. Regardless, I'm glad you suggested it, and I hope you'll consider doing it again in the future.

3. All of the participants.
As Enrish said time and time again, you guys are what make or break playoffs. In my opinion, things went pretty well without too many hiccups. Sure there were some disqualifications, but I'm not too concerned about that. This isn't a perfect world, so it's to be expected that the brackets may have stragglers. Anyway, thank you all for your awesome cooperation.


Now, let's talk about the next ladder season. Come August 31st, there will be two big changes  for the ladder system.

1. Double Meta Knight is banned from doubles ladder. The public has spoken, and we've decided to give it a try. So, from here on out, only one Meta Knight will be allowed per team.

2. Badges will be tied into the match requirements. Out of the three proposals previously made public, Enrish and I decided to go with only one: match requirements for badges. This is to prevent users from playing one or two matches and making it into the top 64 or 32 for a badge. That being said, we realize activity has declined over the seasons, so we won't make the limits too crazy. They are as follows: 25 matches for singles, and 10 for doubles. If users can meet those requirements, there's no reason they can't play a few extra matches to make the playoffs requirements, especially if everyone else will be fighting to meet them as well.

Another thing to note is that this season may very well be an Apex qualifier, just like last year. This requires neal, though, but since he's the only one who can change seasons, I don't see how he wouldn't be able to make it happen. Stay tuned for an official update when the fall ladder starts.


That's about all I have to say. Congratulations again to the victors, and to those who wish to compete this season, I wish you the best of luck!

P.S. To those players who still never received their prizes, JV still hasn't returned from vacation. However, he told me before he left that he sent messages about adresses or accounts to send the payments to, and never got replies. Please send him the necessary information again via AiB PM or email so that he can tend to it upon returning.

P.P.S. Here are the links to the brackets: http://oi45.tinypic.com/6pswes.jpg (singles) and http://oi45.tinypic.com/2pyqlh4.jpg (doubles)

by Enrish Jun 30 2012, 5:25PM
For those of you that have been keeping up with the ladder or recent content, you know that we have been hosting events for ladder every weekend to increase activity. While things are looking fairly decent, we can always do better, and a little fun never hurts anyone. To add an extra spark to ladder, I wanted to introduce a new event: Perfect Week!

The Perfect Week is based on an episode of How I Met Your Mother, where Barney Stinson, the ladies man of the series, accepts the challenge of taking home a new woman every night of the week. If you're not understanding what I'm getting at, the idea of this event is to take one of your fellow smashers home every night of the week. The idea of this event is to defeat at least one new opponent every night of the week. To make this event special, it will only take place during official seasons (ones where badges count and playoffs occur.) In addition, there will be two different weeks for the ladders. For this season, the Perfect Week schedule is as follows:

Singles: July 16th - 22nd
Doubles: July 23rd - 29th


Your matches can be played any time throughout the day as long as they are submitted by midnight (EST) of that day. To be clear you can play the same opponent as many times as you want in that one week, but they will only count towards one day of your Perfect Week. The new opponents don't have to be someone you've never played in your ladder history; just someone you haven't played during the Perfect Week. The Perfect Weeks have been scheduled to match the appropriate weekend events. This means the weekend of Singles Perfect Week is Singles Weekend, and the weekend of Doubles Perfect Week is Doubles Weekend. We do realize that acquiring these badges may be difficult, especially for doubles, but that's the point. The badges will be worth at least 500 points (the doubles one might be more than singles due to the difficulty of finding matches), and have a Barney Stinson theme to it. A week before the first Perfect Week, I will be posting a blog to remind everyone.

P.S. Don't forget that this weekend is Doubles Weekend! If you need a refresher on the ladder schedule, click here.
As Enrish stated in his latest ladder article, one of the changes we plan to implement is more ladder weekends. Ever since the match requirements for playoffs were introduced during the Road to Apex ladder, the brackets never met their intended quotas. My goal is to try to restore the brackets to their former glory, give you all more chances to play, and liven up those ladder chats by means of two sub-changes:

1. In addition to Doubles Weekends, there will be Singles Weekends. While not as bad as doubles, singles brackets have been a few players short...even though it should be fairly easy for everyone to meet the requirement of thirty matches. (Just look at all of the players who played at least a hundred matches in the past!) Regardless, the timespan is the same as Doubles Weekends, and shall remain like this unless stated otherwise in a blog. Here are the days and times (based on Eastern Standard Time):

-Friday: 3 pm - midnight (12 am)
-Saturday: noon (12 pm) - midnight (12 am)
-Sunday: 1 pm - 10 pm

The badges, however, are a different story. With respect to the event itself, only one is being made for playing at least two matches on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday. For those badge connoisseurs out there (using the non-vulgar version of the badge name for the article's sake) who are curious as to why this is, keep in mind that there used to be only one badge for Doubles Nights. The only two reasons that badge is still given out in addition to the actual Doubles Weekend badge is because doubles ladder isn't usually crowded, and...well, badges can't be deleted, so no point in neglecting it. Back on topic, if there seems to be a decline in attendance as the weekend goes by, then I'll consider a second badge.

2. There will be ladder events every weekend, and they will alternate between singles and doubles. This weekend (June 8 - 10) will be Singles Weekend, next weekend (June 15 - 17) will be Doubles Weekend (SUNDAY WILL GO FROM 12 AM TO 12 AM (24 HOURS) FOR FATHER'S DAY), and all future weeks will switch in that fashion. Keep in mind that the last weekend an event will take place before the ladder ends is July 27 - 29, which will be a Doubles Weekend.

That's about all you need to know when it comes to the schedule. I'll close this article by listing all of the badges you can earn for these events:

Singles: wifi warrior, staff slayer, and singles weekend warrior.

Doubles: double dater, doubles weekend warrior, and double danger.

As always, if you qualify for any of these, let Enrish or I know. Happy laddering!
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 winners!

Singles:
1st - SlayerZ
2nd - Gonzalo ZeRo
3rd - M to the Ekos
4th - Zorai.

Doubles:
1st - -Randum- + A-Oh
2nd - Killuminati Patg + Mysterion

Congratulations to you all!

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With 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.

2. 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.

4. 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.

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"That 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!
It's time for another All is Brawl Get Together! This time it will be a spring themed Get Together.

Date: Friday, March 30th, 2012
Where: Smash Talk

Social Event Info:

Just like with past Get Togethers, there is always a main chat event where we come together as a community, have some conversations, discuss ways to improve AiB, play some friendlies, or whatever else. Also being that this is a special social event, during the Get Together, users may also trade in the chat. Keep the site rules in mind, as they will be enforced!

Starting times:

-1:00 am (Netherlands)
-12:00 am (GMT)
-8:00 pm (Atlantic)
-7:00 pm (EST)
-6:00 pm (CST)
-5:00 pm (MST)
-4:00 pm (PST)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the hosts/organizers (Kakashi of the Sharingan, Enrish, TM Mango, Faketime, or vVv Sumer) or visit the All is Brawl Get Togethers group. We hope to see you all there!
For those of you who have been around recently you're most likely aware of the many issues we've been having. Whether it's lack of communication between users and staff or just general confusion either way it was clear something needed to change. In my blog, "The Start To A Positive Change" I gave the community a chance to voice their opinion on things that they felt need to be fixed around here. Well, it took some time, but I finally finished gathering all the information and addressed every issue I could. Hopefully everyone is happy with what's provided below!

Issue Resolution – We have added new staff members to watch over the forum. This not only increases the response rate, but will make it so we can get multiple opinions on the situation to come up with the best solution. Along with that Neal has made it so that banned members can now access the forum! Someone suggested we make the forum anonymous, so that the staff members who have the final say are less likely to be biased. Though that is a good idea it isn't something that can happen, because in order to find solutions we often have to see the user's actions (posts) and the infractions they received in the past.

Content
– Invinciboy, lightlanayru and Miles of Smashwiki are currently reconstructing the Content Team to ensure more content is provided in the future. I do want to remind everyone that anyone is welcomed to write and submit an article. As long as the article is appropriate and fits the prerequisites then it will be posted.

Name Changes
– Due to user complaints and confusion of which user is which we will now be limiting name changes to one per month, per member. We'll see how that works to begin with, and adjust accordingly. Make sure if you request a name change you're willing to have it for a month!

Joining Staff
– I don't know if this is something that started before I became Head Admin or not, but asking (not harassing) to join staff does NOT hurt your chances to become staff. Real life tip: Employers love initiative! If you want to join staff just let me know! Now I may not get back to you immediately but I do read every PM sent to me, and I will try to respond to you. Someone asked if we could add a lower position on staff; something like a Scout. For those who haven't been around too long we used to have Chat Moderators where their only job was to look over the chats, but because every staff member has that power we decided to get rid of the position.

Enforcing the Rules, with Warnings
– This was the main reason this whole “revolution” started. We as staff want to make sure that the rules are enforced as they should be. We shouldn't be bias about which rules we enforce. On top of that we are going to be more lenient of first time offenders, and more harsh on repeat offenders, so make sure you read up on those rules!

Bad Staff
– There were a few suggestions to remove the “bad mods” and that the staff shouldn't be rude or vulgar. Remember! If you have a problem with staff to please take it to the Issue Resolution forum. As stated above it has been improved, so you will be heard. At the very least the staff member(s) receiving a complaint will be talked to. Staff members are held to higher standards.

Report Button
– This has been talked about for a long while now. It's a great idea, but only Neal can program it in at the time, so it's up to him if it happens. In the mean time I'm willing to make a topic in the “Site Feedback” board for everyone to report their problems there. Remember though, you can always message your favorite staff member to see if they can assist you!

Recommended Blogs
– Some asked to have a little section on the front page for blogs recommended by users. Once again, for those who are kind of new to the site we used to have the blog section of the front page based on user activity on the blog. Overtime it got a little out of control so it was changed. If you feel a blog should be recommended please either take it to the “Report Button” topic that will be made or ask your favorite staff member. It was also asked that staff members stop recommending blog that have already been recommended. You may not know this because we haven't had four active blogs recommended at once in a while but if there's more than three active recommended blogs at a time then the blogs rotate. The more recommendations a blog receives the better chance it has showing up on the front page during the rotation.

Troll Monitor
– I'm hoping that when this was suggested they were talking about people looking for troll comments, and reporting them because programming such a thing would be very difficult, and faulty. Hopefully everyone in the community is trying to help the site so they're all ready troll monitors. Help the staff clean up the trolls! Report anything you think is considered breaking the rules in the Report topic of the Site Feedback board, or tell your favorite staff members.
Hiring Process – In the blog it was clear that the community wants some say on who is added to the staff. The best formula provided for such a thing to happen was:
  1. Lower Staff recommends
  2. Community adds feedback
  3. Higher Staff makes final decision
This is not something I can promise will happen every time someone new tries to join staff, but in cases where we have a large group of applicants I think it's something I'm willing to do. With that being said, I have recently received multiple applications so this process will be happening within the next week! It will most likely happen through one of my blogs, so keep your eyes open!

Doubles Night
– I know this season we haven't had a single Doubles Night, and that's something I want to change. I'm not sure if it was lack of initiative from the staff or a misunderstanding that any staff member can host it, but I will make sure there are a few Doubles Nights before this season ends. Friendly Reminder: There's less than a month until the season ends!

Widgets
– It was asked that the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Soul Calibur 5 widgets get added. Once again, this is something only Neal can do. Recently he has been more active, so I'm sure as long as he has all the art work (and I know the UmvC3 was provided) he will make sure it happens.

Revamping Staff – Staff is currently under construction. We'll be adding new members, while removing the inactive ones. There will even be new positions that the staff don't even know about yet!
 
Specific Rules – If there's any rules you feel should be more specific please let me know and assuming it's approved I will make sure it's updated.
 
Entertain Non-Brawlers – A friendly reminder that this site is focused for the Smash community. I understand many of us come here for the social aspect now, but it's still for the Smash community. Nonetheless, we try to do what we can with events to provide entertainment, but it can be difficult at times. If you want to create an event to entertain the community let us (the staff) know about it and we'll assist any way we can.
 
Borderline Images – Up until now we've been decently lenient on what people put on their profiles. Now I think it's about time we get a little more serious about the content seen on this site. Because of that we will now be giving warnings and infractions for any images seen as questionable by the staff. If you see any questionable images please let the staff know and we will be sure to address the issue.


If there is something I missed or something else you wish to be answered then please let me know! I want to make sure everyone enjoys their time on this site, and with this community!
It's that time of year again, and what better way to celebrate the season on AiB than with a Social Get Together? So...here is all the info you need to know!

Date: Friday, December 23, 2011
Where: Social Chat

Event info: just like with past Get Togethers, there is always a main chat event where we come together as a community, have some conversations, discuss ways to improve AiB, play some friendlies, or whatever else. Also being that this is a special social event, during the Get Together, users may also trade in the chat. Keep the site rules in mind, as they will be enforced!

Starting times: -1:00 am (Netherlands)
                      -12:00 am (GMT)
                      -8:00 pm (Atlantic)
                      -7:00 pm (EST)
                      -6:00 pm (CST)
                      -5:00 pm (MST)
                      -4:00 pm (PST)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the hosts/organizers (Santa Kakashi, Enrish, TM Mango, Faketime, or vVv Sumer) or visit the All is Brawl Get Togethers group. Merry Christmas!
Playoffs are just three days away, and with participants having a chance to win an extra $50 to $300 this season will truly be exciting. Since this season is different from the others I wanted to talk about some things and give everyone an idea on what's going on before the playoffs actually begin.

First, the ladder will be closing on November 20, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Playoffs will not have it's first schedule match until December 5th! This gives everyone a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving break.  I will try to have the brackets up by some time on the 22nd to give everyone about two weeks to get matches done early. I understand December is a very busy month for everyone. Between finals in the beginning of the month and holidays at the end of the month people won't have much free time. Unfortunately, we are under a very strict schedule, so we have to get all matches done on time. If you make it into the playoffs but don't think you'll be able to participate please let me know. It's one less person I have to worry about during the playoffs, and this way I don't have to burden you with the all the PMs I send to the playoff participants. Anyways, lets get to the playoffs schedule!

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Apex Fall Playoffs 2011 Singles.
Host: Enrish

All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Monday December 5th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday December 6th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 7th. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday December 12th. Round 6 and 7 of the single bracket will be played.

Tuesday December 13th. Round 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 14th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Thursday December 15th. Losers finals  and Grand Finals will be played.




Allisbrawl Apex Fall Playoffs 2011 Doubles.
Host: Enrish

All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Monday December 5th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday December 6th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 7th. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday December 12th. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday December 13th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 14th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Thursday December 15th. Losers finals and Grand Finals will be played.


A friendly reminder that there is a match requirement for both singles and doubles to get into the appropriate playoffs. You must play 30 matches in singles ladder and get top 60 in order to get into the singles playoffs. You must play 20 matches (with your current team) in doubles ladder and get top 30 in order to get into doubles playoffs. Yes, that means the doubles requirement will not be lowered from 20.

You'll have one last good chance to get doubles matches in with Doubles Weekend happening this weekend. Reminder that Doubles Weekend is generally three Doubles Night back-to-back-to-back. There will be a set time for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and if you play three matches during the set time of any of the three days you will be awarded the double dater badge! This means you must play three matches during the set time in one day. You can't play one match each day and get the badge. Along with the double dater badge you will given the chance to get the new weekend warrior badge. In order to get this badge you must play two matches during the set time of all three days. Yes, that means two matches Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. Please message me with a link of your team's ladder profile to get the badges.

Doubles Weekend will be happening this weekend, Nov. 18 to Nov. 20. The set times are:
Friday 4pm EST to 1am EST
Saturday 1pm EST to 2am EST
Sunday 1pm EST to 11pm EST

*Remember that while Doubles Weekend set time is in Eastern Standard Time, the ladder closing is based on Pacific Standard Time. For those who don't know EST is three hours ahead of PST, meaning ladder will close at 2:59am EST on November 21st.

Good luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing you in the playoffs!
by Enrish Nov 10 2011, 12:40AM
As many of you know, we've been hosting Doubles Night throughout this season to help teams reach the 25 game requirement to get into the playoffs. Those nights have helped some teams, but because of the specific time and date of those nights others have been unable to participate. It's this reason I felt a new event was needed. Doubles Weekend! Doubles Weekend is generally three Doubles Night back-to-back-to-back. There will be a set time for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and if you play three matches during the set time of any of the three days you will be awarded the double dater badge! This means you must play three matches during the set time in one day. You can't play one match each day and get the badge. Along with the double dater badge you will given the chance to get the new weekend warrior badge. In order to get this badge you must play two matches during the set time of all three days. Yes, that means two matches Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. There is currently ten days left in this season and Doubles Weekend will be occurring the remaining two weekends. Please message me with a link of your team's ladder profile to get the badges.

The first Doubles Weekend will be happening this weekend, Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. The set times are:
Friday 4pm EST to 1am EST
Saturday 1pm EST to 2am EST
Sunday 1pm EST to 11pm EST

Because the set times are so long there will be no designated host. Staff members are welcome to go into the chat and do some trivia or any other side event during the set time if they'd like. Since Doubles Weekend will be taking up the remaining weekends of this season Doubles Night will now be hosted sometime during the week. Hopefully we can host another night or two.

As many of you should remember, and as referenced to above, there is a match requirement to get into the playoffs. The match requirement for singles is currently set to 30. With more than 2/3rds of the top 60 meeting the requirement and so many within five matches of meeting it I will not be changing the requirement for singles. If you plan on sneaking into the top 60 last second I suggest you leave yourself enough time to meet the requirement.

The doubles requirement is currently set to 25 matches, as stated above. It seems many teams are having trouble meeting that requirement, so I'm going to go ahead and lower the requirement to 20. It's certainly not that big of a difference, but many teams aren't far from meeting the requirement and there's still 10 days left in the season. If I feel too many teams will be held back because of the requirement I will lower it again, but not by much. If I do decide to change it I'll say something next week. Meanwhile keep doing your best!

For past articles regarding this season's ladder please take a look at the links below.
http://allisbrawl.com/news/newspost.aspx?id=1263

http://allisbrawl.com/news/newspost.aspx?id=1280
http://allisbrawl.com/news/newspost.aspx?id=1283
Greeting one and all, and welcome to this season's first Doubles Night! I know how hard it is to find people to challenge in the Doubles Ladder chat sometimes, but I also know how important this ladder is, so we're going to host a few Doubles Nights this season to get things moving.

Doubles night is just a time to come to the doubles chat, play as many matches to your heart's content and earn a cool badge for doing so. This Doubles Night event will be hosted Friday, September 30, 2011, and will run from 6 PM EST – 12 AM EST. Participants at this event will have a shot at earning the double dater badge! To acquire the badge, participants will need to complete a minimum of 3 Doubles Ladder rank matches this Doubles Night, and send me (or host Miles of SmashWiki) a PM after the event if you think your team fulfilled the requirements to obtain the badge. Just have the team captain PM one of us, since it's not really necessary for both members of the team to send me the same PM.

As an added bonus hosts of the night, Miles of SmashWiki and Fandangox, will be hosting Non-Smash Trivia during Doubles Night. For those who are unfamiliar with how Non-Smash Trivia works, it is a contest for knowing certain pieces of information relating to Nintendo games.  For those who know how it works, Miles and Fandangox will be doing things a little differently at this event. Since this is a 6 hour event, we don’t want people just coming by to play three matches for the double dater badge, and calling it a night. We want everyone sticking around the whole night, playing rank matches, earning badges, and having fun; so throughout the night, Miles and Fandangox will be randomly asking Non-Smash Trivia questions. They’ll give notice before asking questions, but if you miss one, you’ll have many more chances throughout the night. All standard Non-Smash Trivia rules apply. Whoever answers first gets a point, they'll keep track of points throughout the night, etc. The top scoring individuals will receive cards, as will whoever correctly answers the difficult Challenge Question!


Now for the new ladder rules!!! Yes, in addition to last articles.
  1. If your partner is banned from the site then you are unable to participate in doubles ladder. You can not substitute your partner, unless you disband. This means if your partner gets banned from the site for a month then your team can not participate in ladder for that month.
  2. You cannot play against family members, or anyone in the same house, but you can play with them as a team.
  3. No one person can play the same team more than once in 24 hours regardless of you switching teams.
And for this season alone, until further notice, we have decided to use Apex's stage list. It was decided since stage lists are already so close and it is the Apex ladder there is no reason not to use Apex's stage list.

Neutrals:
  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Yoshi’s Island (Brawl)
  • Smashville
  • Lylat
Counter Picks:
  • Castle Siege
  • Delfino Plaza
  • Halberd
  • Pokemon Stadium 1
  • Frigate Orpheon

For anyone unfamiliar with the recent changes made to the ladder please check out, "The Road to Apex: Online Edition!". As I've stated before Neal is the only one that can change the ladder rules page, and because of his busy schedule I'm unsure how soon he'll be able to change it. Until further notice (or he changes the page to match the updated rules) please refer to this article and the one linked above for the rules. Anything not addressed in the articles can be found in the FAQs or Rules. If you are unsure of anything after reading everything please feel free to ask me.

Once again please give big thanks to our sponsors vVv-Gaming, and Apex2012 for making this ladder so special! We hope to see everyone at Doubles Night, and good luck to everyone!
It's nice to see people are taking full advantage of what we offer this season (with help from our sponsors vVv-Gaming, and Apex2012) by jumping on ladder right away. Before everyone gets a little too comfortable with the current ruleset for this season I wanted to introduce some changes to this season's ruleset!

First of all, the stages! Finally the stage that everyone hates is finally getting taken off the stage list. Yes, it's that particular stage that everyone hates because of the constant movement. Of course everyone knows I'm talking about Jungle Japes, right? The constant moving river sends everyone who falls into it to their untimely deaths. Along side Jungle Japes will be Pictochat. We felt that due to the seriousness of this season it was about time we had stage list have a more traditional tournament feel. Also, we've been receiving a lot of questions regarding the change to the stage list.  Aside from being a sort of out-adted list, we decided to go ahead with the change so that our Apex Online qualifier will be more in line with the qualifiers around the country.

Now on to the general rules of ladder!
  1. Use the chats provided! If you report a match we referees feel is too short you will be disqualified from the ladder and unable to participate in this season's playoffs, which means no prizes for you. 
  2. If you receive more than three dishonor points this season you will be disqualified from ladder. Dishonor points are given based on the results of a dispute. There are some exceptions, but that will be on a case by case basis. By the way, referees have been informed to be more "strict" on disputes, meaning more chances of dishonor points so please be careful when reporting.
  3. No substituting of any kind is allowed! Regardless of an opponent approving or not, if we find out that you had someone or something else play for you and/or your teammate you will be disqualified. 
  4. This season we're going to have a minimal requirement on how many matches you/your team have to play in order to participate in the playoffs. This will prevent higher level plays from waiting until the last week and playing eight people barely making it into the playoffs. In order to participate in the singles playoffs you must play 30 matches in singles ladder this season. In order to participate in the doubles playoff your team has to play 25 matches. 
That should do it for the changes! If you are unsure of anything please feel free to ask me or one of the other referees, but please make sure you check the rules and FAQs before asking.

Good luck, and be sure to check out the next update on Apex 2012 Thursday!

P.S. Yeah, we're taking Rainbow Cruise off the stage list as well. icon_wink
Playoffs have come once again and will be as exciting as ever. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

So without further ado, here are the cold hard facts about how this will get done.

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to schedule their own matches before the deadline of every round. If you are not able to schedule your match before the set time for chat, then you MUST be in chat to play your match(es). Failure to do so will put you in risk of being disqualified and thus given a loss for the round in question.
In addition to this, it is also the responsibility of ALL ladder players/teams to send the host of his/her playoffs event(Enrish) a PM about the outcome of the match right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the chat with you, you must PM him the results (not chat PM). We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.
Also, please make sure your inbox/outbox always has room. I will be updating everyone after every round (except days where there are two rounds) telling you who you play, when I expect the matches to be done, and more. If you are only in the Doubles playoffs, then the captains will be receiving the PMs.
I, and nobody else is your babysitter. Because of this I, Enrish, will most likely NOT be in the chat rooms most nights. I will try to have at least two staff members in the room at all times, but there shouldn't be a need for it. All you have to do is contact your opponent(s), schedule a time that works for both/all of you, play the set and PM me the results before the deadline. That's four easy steps. You don't only have a good 23 to 95 hours to get the match done, we scheduled a special hour just for you to get it done. If no referees are in the room when the scheduled time is up, your opponent isn't there and he/she didn't PM beforehand, please take a screenshot of the chat so we have proof they weren't there. Be warned though, if we find out you lied about their presence you will be disqualified.

Bracket Images
The bracket images for each playoffs event will be updated daily. In order to see the latest update, you will have to press ctrl+F5 while looking at the brackets. Don't forget this.

Europeans, we know this set schedule doesn't really work for you. Because of this, it is your job to get your matches in as early as possible so you can advance as far as possible.

Recent Season Changes
Every season, we look for ways on how to make the playoffs better for all and I think this time around we found some good ideas.
  1. Volunteered staff members will be monitoring the chats to prevent confusions. As stated about, they should not be needed, but in case of emergency there will, or should be 2-5 people in the chat rooms during the playoffs. They will, or should be the only people in their with bold referee name colors, so memorize the referee badge color so you know who to contact. Please keep in mind though that they are volunteers, and that there is no need to harass them if they weren't there to help you at the time. 
  2. To prevent some chaos and confusion, I have decided to divide up the two events into two different chat rooms. From now on, or at least for this playoffs season, singles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 3 from 8pm to 9pm EST and doubles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 4 from 9pm to 10pm EST. 
  3. On days there are two rounds that need to be played, there are two deadlines. The first match is expected to be done within thirty minutes of starting time, and the second round should be done within the hour. That would be 8:30pm EST and 9pm EST for singles, and 9:30pm EST and 10pm EST for doubles. If you have not appeared in the chat twenty minutes after the round was scheduled to start, you will be disqualified from that round. People who have opponents who are MIA(Missing In Action) at such time must screenshot it, send it to me through a PM, and inform the chat watcher. For days where there is only one round, if you have not appeared after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, you will be disqualified. Please follow the same procedure. If you are unable to make it, please PM me and your opponent(s) of that day. Falling three rounds behind could still get you disqualified.
  4. This was always suggested behind the scenes, but now it's time to leave it out in the open. If you are a participant in either playoffs please do not change your name until the playoffs are over. It makes it far more difficult to contact you.

Last Season's Changes
As stated above we are always looking for means of improvement. I honestly think last season was our best. We finally got a good schedule and I'm looking forward to a similar one this season. In the end though there were still some problems. Hopefully these new updates will fix that!
  1. You'll notice in the schedule below that we have the first scheduled match set for tomorrow. This will give people some time to get ahead of the game. To ensure that people take advantage of the extra time we offer rewards! 
  2. Card Rewards! 
    1. If you finish Round 1 by Monday, August 15th 11:59PM EST you will receive a pack of cards or a rare of my choice. 
    2. If you finish Round 6 by Sunday, August 21st 11:59PM EST you will receive a pack of cards or a rare of my choice.
  3. You have the option to obtain either one reward or both. This means that even if you don't complete the first round in time you can still complete the sixth round to claim one reward.

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Spring Playoffs 2011 Singles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10959.gif


All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Tuesday August 16th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Wednesday August 17th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday August 22nd. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Tuesday August 23rd. Round 6 and 7 of the single bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 24th. Round 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday August 29th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 31st. Losers finals  and Grand Finals will be played.





Allisbrawl Spring Playoffs 2011 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10960.gif



All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Tuesday August 16th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Wednesday August 17th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday August 22nd. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday August 23rd. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 24th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday August 29th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 31st. Losers finals and Grand Finals will be played.


This about wraps up the Playoffs article! I would like to apologize for posting this so late. The original plan was to get it posted by the second but problems arose that prevented us from doing so. We got this to you as soon as we could. And with that, let's wish all of the competitors good luck!
Time to Get Together again AiB!
 
Find some eggs and chocolate bunnies as we prepare for our Easter Get Together!
 
Date: Thursday, April 21st (Holy Thursday)
 
Where: Social Chat
 
Social Chat Event Info:                                                                                                          
The main chat event where we come together as a community have some convos, discuss ways to improve AiB, play some friendlies, or whatever else. Also being that this is a special social event, during the Get Together, users may also make trades while in the chatroom =)
 
Starting Times:
12:00 AM Netherlands
11:00 PM GMT
7:00 PM Atlantic
6:00 PM EST
5:00 PM CST
4:00 PM MST
3:00 PM PST
*If your timezone is not above please contact Kakashi Of The Sharingan.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the Hosts/Organizers:
 
~Kakashi of the Sharingan
~Sumer
~Mango Nimbaseon
~Faketime
~Midnite
~Enrish
 
For more information, visit the Get Togethers group.
 
Happy Easter AiB!!!
Hey, everyone! It is definitely time... for this to begin! I apologize that this is posted a little late due to personal issues, but I do hope this makes it up. Anyways, the playoffs have arrived, and today's the day we shall congratulate the players and teams who have made it this far! For the winter season's ladders, we would like to congratulate our champion of the singles ladder, Salem X Mr. Fox; and the champions of the doubles ladder, WiFi and Lag of "Domestic Violence"! Great job to you guys for making it to the top! I know the badges are already given out to those who made it to the top 64 in singles and top 32 in doubles, though I would like to recap on what they are. If you haven't earned yours yet and you've achieved the top ranks for the winter season, please let Enrish know.


Singles:
  • 1st Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Champion
  • 2nd to 4th Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Top 4
  • 5th to 8th Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Top 8
  • 9th to 16th Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Top 16
  • 17th to 32nd Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Top 32
  • 33rd to 64th Place → 2011 Winter Ladder Top 64


Doubles:
  • 1st Place → 2011 Winter Doubles Ladder Champion
  • 2nd to 4th Place → 2011 Winter Doubles Ladder Top 4
  • 5th to 8th Place → 2011 Winter Doubles Ladder Top 8
  • 9th to 16th Place → 2011 Winter Doubles Ladder Top 16
  • 17th to 32nd Place → 2011 Winter Doubles Ladder Top 32


As this still goes, for all those who finished in the top 8 of the singles ladder will be given invitations to the AllisBrawl Pro Lounge. In addition, the top 4 players and top 2 teams will receive first round byes as they participate in the playoffs. We had 2,052 players on the singles ladder; and 318 teams (636 players) on the doubles ladder! Though there were actually still more players and teams during the last ladder season, this somewhat remained a heavy competition, wasn't it?

Let's check out the statistics for both ladders!


Winter Ladder Statistics


Singles:
  • Total Participants → 2,052 players
  • Best Win Streak Among the Top 64 → 48 wins by Zero Heart
  • Most Wins in Top 64 → psp (266 wins), ADHD (223 wins), Zebra (174 wins), we have a 3-way tie between MeroKnight, Jules, and Zero Heart with 148 wins, and Bio (138 wins). 
  • Highest Win Percentages (%) → LukeMoonWalker (1.000), Waymas (.968), chiiiiii (.955), Limit and The Addy tie with a win % of .944, and Bizkit (.933).
  • Most Matches Played → psp (430 matches), ×MÁR× (247 matches), ADHD (246 matches), Zebra (221 matches), and Bio (203 matches).


Doubles:
  • Total Participants → 318 teams (636 players)
  • Best Win Streak Among the Top 32 → 17 wins by Domestic Violence
  • Most Wins in Top 32 → DLK (35 wins), Team Red (31 wins), Domestic Violence (27 wins), Fiendnation (26 wins), and we have a 3-way tie between 'Sexy Beasts', 'Chinchilla Bros', and 'Team Puff Puff' with 22 wins. 
  • Highest Win Percentages (%) → 'we r gud' and 'LOOK AT US NOW' tie with a win % of 1.000, Domestic Violence (.964), we throw our controllers when we lose (.913), Muramasa baby! (.909), and New Era (.889).
  • Most Matches Played → Team Puff Puff (59 matches), Team Red (46 matches), Fiendnation (41 matches), DLK (40 matches), and Chinchilla Bros (36 matches).



Winter Ladder Final Rankings


From the looks of things, I believe this is the first time Salem X Mr. Fox has won 1st place on the singles ladder, and so he is officially crowned the singles ladder champ of the season! What makes it even more interesting is that he is the first Zero Suit Samus main to reach that achievement! Domestic Violence [consisting of WiFi (Zak) and Lag (Pug)] earns their spot on the top, as this is also their first time being crowned champs of the doubles ladder for the season! Well done to all three of you! :] Let's check out the final ladder standings of the winter season! (Kindly inform me if I've made a mistake with your use of mains. Thanks!)


Singles:
  1. Salem X Mr. Fox (67 - 9) → Zero Suit Samus
  2. ADHD (223 - 23) → Diddy Kong
  3. Patg (49 - 5) → Zero Suit Samus
  4. MeroKnight (148 - 35) → Zero Suit Samus / Random?
  5. -DracoBlaze- (119 - 40) → Meta Knight / Snake / King Dedede
  6. Raffi-X (120 - 75) → R.O.B.
  7. Zebra (174 - 47) → Wario
  8. P34ch1n355 (79 - 22) → Peach
  9. Atomsk (33 - 3) → King Dedede
  10. Flame (24 - 5) → Snake
  11. Waft (70 - 16) → Wario
  12. Waymas (30 - 1) → Wario
  13. LukeMoonWalker (14 - 0) → Meta Knight
  14. HolyNightmare (20 - 2) → R.O.B.
  15. ANTi (47 - 15) → Meta Knight
  16. Mcpeepants (60 - 15) → Wolf
  17. Alphicans (117 - 68) → Mr. Game & Watch
  18. Tearbear (24 - 9) → Random?
  19. FishBait73 (28 - 8) →
  20. YoshQ (108 - 50) → Luigi / Meta Knight
  21. Aegis Angel Admiral Pit (109 - 34) → Pit
  22. Jules (148 - 50) → Olimar / Meta Knight
  23. KamiFree (41 - 13) → Lucario
  24. Anuar (94 - 19) → Meta Knight
  25. wWw Stumpy (87 - 9) → Snake / Meta Knight
  26. Pelca (41 - 15) → Falco / Meta Knight / Snake
  27. eeVeeT (36 - 4) → R.O.B. / Meta Knight
  28. Ally (17 - 8) → Snake / Meta Knight
  29. chucknasty (45 - 8) → Meta Knight
  30. Phoenix vX (101 - 31) → Sonic
  31. Dark Falco (36 - 8) → Falco
  32. L_Cancel (21 - 4) → Olimar
  33. Adam Gibson (60 - 27) → Snake
  34. Zero Heart (148 - 27) → Zero Suit Samus
  35. psp (266 - 154) → Toon Link
  36. SlayerZ (34 - 9) → Peach
  37. Kain (43 - 21) → Wolf
  38. judge (102 - 27) → Random?
  39. SLASH_4585 (49 - 3) → R.O.B. / Meta Knight
  40. mura (73 - 44) → Peach
  41. Vermanubis (34 - 19) → Ganondorf
  42. Ebby.x3 (18 - 6) → Fox / Falco
  43. So Fatal (20 - 2) → Snake
  44. Bizkit (28 - 2) → Snake
  45. SS13 (32 - 13) → Falco / Meta Knight
  46. Super Saiyajin (50 - 8) → Meta Knight
  47. viva. (35 - 21) → Mr. Game & Watch
  48. Limit (17 - 1) → Bowser / Meta Knight
  49. Bio (138 - 65) → Zero Suit Samus
  50. Player-1 (39 - 12) → Diddy Kong
  51. burntsocks (79 - 30) → Random?
  52. M to the Ekos (50 - 32) → Lucas
  53. Sinnyboo242 (81 - 21) → Meta Knight / Random?
  54. Vinnie C (43 - 25) → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight / Random?
  55. chiiiii (21 - 1) → Meta Knight
  56. Illmatic. (108 - 52) → Peach
  57. Neo Zero (41 - 17) → Meta Knight
  58. Dnyce (74 - 21) → Olimar
  59. Vladimir (60 - 20) → Marth
  60. Masho (45 - 11) → Samus / R.O.B. / Random?
  61. The Addy (17 - 1) → King Dedede
  62. MintyFlesh (28 - 19) → Marth / Meta Knight
  63. ×MÁR× (80 - 167) → Diddy Kong / Meta Knight
  64. iiSpamTornado (19 - 2) → Meta Knight


Doubles:
  1. Domestic Violence [WiFi / Lag] (27 - 1) → Meta Knight
  2. DLK [M to the Ekos / LukeMoonWalker] (35 - 5) → Lucas / Ness / Meta Knight
  3. Team Red [SuperMarioMC / SkOaRaAn] (31 - 15) → Mr. Game & Watch / Marth
  4. we throw our controllers when we lose [Solid Soul / Jules] (21 - 2) → Snake / Meta Knight
  5. Dat wiimote DI [Keeby / SkyKirby] (19 - 8) → Kirby
  6. Th[A] Chosen [2] [Eazyseph / -DracoBlaze-] (12 - 8) → Snake / Meta Knight
  7. Desu Forever!~ o3o [-Randum- / SlayerZ] (10 - 3) → Lucas / Peach
  8. Black and yellow [Mcpeepants / Sam_The_Freshest] (11 - 8) → ? / ?
  9. we r gud [Super Saiyajin / P34ch1n355] (5 - 0) → Meta Knight / Peach
  10. Mike and Ike [Adam Gibson / san] (6 - 1) → Snake / Ike
  11. Dood [Echizen Ryoma / KamiFree] (17 - 6) → ? / Lucario
  12. Just fartin in the dark [Chimpakt / Waft] (12 - 3) → Diddy Kong / Wario
  13. Muramasa baby! [Amaterasu Okami / TearxXWolf] (20 - 2) → Snake / ?
  14. New Era [ZoDi / XDDD] (8 - 1) → Wolf / Meta Knight
  15. Fiendnation [Bo X7 / 7FO] (26 - 15) → R.O.B. / Wario
  16. Sexy Beasts [AfroTwist VanillaPie / GardoTwist ChocolatePie] (22 - 13) → Link / Mr. Game & Watch
  17. Nannerz and nadoz [Rayquaza07 / ×MÁR×] (9 - 4) → Meta Knight / Snake
  18. The Uno of Novaa [.Uno / SupaN0vaa] (12 - 4) → ? / ?
  19. Unholy Allies [HolyNightmare / Ally] (7 - 1) → R.O.B. / Snake
  20. Green Team Reborn [BF-Doogi / joe ST] (14 - 6) → Ness / Meta Knight
  21. Chinchilla Bros [megafox / DatWavyBoyDev] (22 - 14) → Fox / R.O.B.
  22. Basic A [lordhelmet / Red-X] (14 - 9) → Captain Falcon / Ike
  23. Infinity Laser: Forever guiding light . . . . . . . . . . . . ! [SS13 / Salem X Mr. Fox] (9 - 9) → Falco / Zero Suit Samus
  24. Regular nair's [Rakan / Klashkrool] (3 - 1) → ? / R.O.B.
  25. sonicmaster and linker [RandomFudgeKid / ICEing] (10 - 5) → Meta Knight
  26. I can't ever think of a team name. [Kyleisreal / Zebra] (8 - 13) → Snake / Wario
  27. THE GINYU FORCE! [Sakram3nt / GOG] (19 - 16) → Donkey Kong / Lucario
  28. Brick does not approve of black freedom. [Z / Granite] (8 - 11) → Pikachu
  29. Team Puff Puff [WonderAqua / RedRyukinRose] (22 - 37) → Kirby / Random?
  30. LOOK AT US NOW [Patg / Ramona Flowers] (6 - 0) → Zero Suit Samus / Meta Knight
  31. Somo [xzx / ccst] (5 - 1) → Wario / R.O.B.
  32. Debom and Flame [Sinnyboo242 / Pitzer] (6 - 2) → Meta Knight / Pit



Closure / Playoffs Info

The top 60 players and 30 teams have made it onto brackets, and they will be competing for over a total of $525 in prize money. The playoffs begin on the 11th of April! While you're reading this, you shall refer to Enrish's article for the complete details and brackets right here. And for a few similar reminders, it is mandatory for all participants to be on time for their matches and to send PMs of their results to their respective hosts (which is Enrish for both singles and doubles)! If for some reason some of you cannot make it to the scheduled times, then you should send a PM to your host and your opponent about your situation. Of course, you'll be allowed to try to get matches in as early as possible (this especially goes for you Europeans out there!), so there are no worries. To conclude this, every participant has done an awesome job once more for making it this far! We wish you all the best of luck! Have fun~!
Playoffs have come once again to get another page in the history books. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

So without further ado, here are the cold hard facts about how this will get done.

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to schedule their own matches before the deadline of every round. If you are not able to schedule your match before the set time for chat, then you MUST be in chat to play your match(es). Failure to do so will put you in risk of being disqualified and thus given a loss for the round in question.
In addition to this, it is also the responsibility of ALL ladder players/teams to send the host of his/her playoffs event(Enrish) a PM about the outcome of the match right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the chat with you, you must PM him the results (not chat PM). We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.
Also, please make sure your inbox/outbox always has room. I will be updating everyone after every round (except days where there are two rounds) telling you who you play, when I expect the matches to be done, and more. If you are only in the Doubles playoffs, then the captains will be receiving the PMs.
I, and nobody else is your babysitter. Because of this I, Enrish, will most likely NOT be in the chat rooms most nights. I will try to have at least two staff members in the room at all times, but there shouldn't be a need for it. All you have to do is contact your opponent(s), schedule a time that works for both/all of you, play the set and PM me the results before the deadline. That's four easy steps. You don't only have a good 23 to 95 hours to get the match done, we scheduled a special hour just for you to get it done. If no referees are in the room when the scheduled time is up, your opponent isn't there and he/she didn't PM beforehand, please take a screenshot of the chat so we have proof they weren't there. Be warned though, if we find out you lied about their presence you will be disqualified.

Bracket Images
The bracket images for each playoffs event will be updated daily. In order to see the latest update, you will have to press ctrl+F5 while looking at the brackets. Don't forget this.

Europeans, we know this set schedule doesn't really work for you. Because of this, it is your job to get your matches in as early as possible so you can advance as far as possible.

Last Season Changes
Every season, we look for ways on how to make the playoffs better for all and I think this time around we found some good ideas.
  1. Volunteered staff members will be monitoring the chats to prevent confusions. As stated about, they should not be needed, but in case of emergency there will, or should be 2-5 people in the chat rooms during the playoffs. They will, or should be the only people in their with bold referee name colors, so memorize the referee badge color so you know who to contact. Please keep in mind though that they are volunteers, and that there is no need to harass them if they weren't there to help you at the time. 
  2. To prevent some chaos and confusion, I have decided to divide up the two events into two different chat rooms. From now on, or at least for this playoffs season, singles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 3 from 8pm to 9pm EST and doubles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 4 from 9pm to 10pm EST. 
  3. People have volunteered to record playoff matches. We will aim to have the finals recorded, but if you, whether you're a viewer or participant, have a match you would like to have recorded, please PM [We are currently looking for volunteers. This will be editted when they are found.] beforehand. Please give them as much time as possible to know about your request. Just like the staff members, they are voluntarily doing this, so please don't get mad if they're not there to record your matches. Also, besides the fact that they'll most likely have multiple requests, if participants in the match don't approve of their recording, then they obviously can't get into the room to record it. 
  4. On days there are two rounds that need to be played, there are two deadlines. The first match is expected to be done within thirty minutes of starting time, and the second round should be done within the hour. That would be 8:30pm EST and 9pm EST for singles, and 9:30pm EST and 10pm EST for doubles. If you have not appeared in the chat twenty minutes after the round was scheduled to start, you will be disqualified from that round. People who have opponents who are MIA(Missing In Action) at such time must screenshot it, send it to me through a PM, and inform the chat watcher. For days where there is only one round, if you have not appeared after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, you will be disqualified. Please follow the same procedure. If you are unable to make it, please PM me and your opponent(s) of that day. Falling three rounds behind could still get you disqualified.
  5. This was always suggested behind the scenes, but now it's time to leave it out in the open. If you are a participant in either playoffs please do not change your name until the playoffs are over. It makes it far more difficult to contact you.

This Season's Changes
As stated above we are always looking for means of improvement. I honestly think last season was our best, even with the time constraint. In the end though there were still some problems. Hopefully these new updates will fix that!
  1. You'll notice in the schedule below that we have the first scheduled match eight days after today. This will give people time to get ahead of the game. To ensure that people take advantage of the extra time we offer rewards!
  2. Card Rewards! 
    1. If you finish Round 2 by Friday, April 8th 11:59PM EST you will receive 100 coins.
    2. If you finish Round 4 by Sunday, April 10th 11:59PM EST you will receive a little pack of cards.
    3. If you finish Round 6 by Sunday, April 17th 11:59PM EST you will receive a rare of my choice.

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Winter Playoffs 2011 Singles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10317.gif


All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Monday April 11th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday April 12th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 13th. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday April 18th. Round 6 and 7 of the single bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 19th. Round 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 20th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 26th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday April 28th. Grandfinals!!!





Allisbrawl Winter Playoffs 2011 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10316.gif



All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Monday April 11th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday April 12th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 13th. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday April 18th. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 19th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 20th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 26th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday April 28th. Grandfinals!!!


And with that, let's wish all of the competitors good luck! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is looking forward to following the playoffs as they progress.