rubenschtorm wrote:i have lodged my opposition with my clan for 2 reasons only. firstly, if its a league there is no need for a play off.in a league everyone plays everyone and who ever is top when thats done is the winner.simple. there are no tv rights so no need for these insane playoffs.secondly ,and more importantly, no promotion or relegation means that whichever clan is rated in the bottom leagues there is no incentive to improve, being told you are rubbish and will always be rubbish is no good. it will make recruitment to those clans less attractive,and conversely those at the top of the tree could lose every round of every match and still be regarded as a top clan. no promotion and relegation is not a part of many professional sports except in the US.it creates monopolies.why should (as i did)anyone join a new/inexperienced clan if entry into the league structure is not even possible?or improved kudos and reputation for those in it and nothing to lose for those at the top? it is anti-competetive.
a small amendment would swing my vote.
I disagree, a playoff is necessary. That is the what the season up to and what you are playing for. Having many divisions and 2 conferences means that at the end of the season, there needs to be a way of determining who is the Champion. If teams in different divisions are tied, how would you go about declaring a winner?
I don't see how the lack of incentive to improve or how this issue would be any different from any other league or tournament. Wouldn't the same recruitment issues still exist? I don't see how this anti-competitve. Performing well in the season should drive competition. Especially if the race for the playoffs spots are close. That makes every game count, plus you have divisional opponents which should drive competition up even more, and create rivalries. that should make for some intense competition. Also, there are quite a number of playoff spots which should mean that lesser clans have a shot at making playoffs and knocking out top clans. Another point you bring up is that if top clans don't perform well it won't matter because they will still be considered a top clan. I would argue that if a top clan performs poorly in this, it would make recruitment less desirable compared to a clan that showed well and is improving. Once again, not sure how this is any different from what is currently going on in other leagues and tournaments. If anything, due to the smaller game sizes, this should give smaller or lesser clans a chance to compete as you don't have to try and fill rosters for a whole clan war, but only a few games, giving you the option to improve your match-ups.
I hear your complaints, but don't see you offering any solutions. What would you do solve these issues? One idea I have would be to create a free agency pool and waiver wire for individuals not in clans but looking to participate in the ICL. Individuals not currently in a clan could opt to join the free agency pool from which Clans participating could put in a claim. After a claim is put in for a player, all other clans would have 1 week to make a claim against, the team highest on the waiver wire would get rights to claim that player. Teams with worse records would have first dibs. This makes things more complex, but is a possible solution if enough concern is addressed and this becomes and issue.
I will be going over everything with IcePack, hopefully tomorrow and things should start becoming more clear. Thanks again for all the feedback and interest. Keep it coming.