STPL Season 2 won't be starting until September this year and the format changes are not 100% decided on, but I decided to open this thread up to see how much interest there is on any new teams joining. If we have more than the team cap (that I'm yet to decide on) then we might be able to get some kind of qualification tournament going.
Here's what I'll need from you as the STPL is quite involving not only time wise but also information wise as I stride to add the best production I possibly can. This means I'll need more information about your individual players going into Season 2 in the hopes that we can make the tournament feel more personal and give the players more exposure!
Teams are recommended to have at least 8-10 active players where at least 4-5 playersare available on the game times (which in season 1 were 18:00CEST for non-korean vs non-korean and 16:00CEST for korean vs non-korean or korean vs korean). These times were set up in a bid to make the times as fair as possible for all the teams as this is a global league.
As a captain, you yourself will be doing a lot of the admin work, you can ask some of our previous captains like iRk-AgGe, SouL)(Fujikura, [WHITE]GyRo, NW-Yeti/Bonyth, Red.W4rr10r, Incomplete[ReV] and others (there were a lot!) to know just how involving it was before as I need you to arrange your teams lineups by specific deadlines and I need you to be available on the game times to ensure your games are played with the other team and also any substitutions or pre-plays are handled properly and all games are played. Walkovers are an absolute hype killer and that's why we need to ensure that your players are active.
The tournament is open to players of any skill level, but please be prepared that the players in the top performing clans (which in the last season were WHITE, SouL, NetWars and iRk) that the level of play is quite high and that even if you're not at that level you are still able to enter, but it will be hard. The format (Bo1) means that upsets can and have happened, but please don't be discouraged from entering knowing that your team may lose a lot more games than they win.
A few teams dropped out because of this in Season 1 and if you feel that that might happen, it's better overall if you think heavily before joining. At the end of the day I want everyone to have fun and I know personally that losing a lot may not be the most fun, but even taking part and putting yourself out there can be very rewarding. There were some amazing success stories for some of the clans in season 1 and I'm certain that we could see that replicated here in Season 2.
The tournament is expected at the very least to last around 4-5 months this time rather than the 15 months of Season 1, so if you were worried about the time commitment there is still one there, but it's not nearly as long as it was last time.
If you were previously participating then I just need you to confirm to me that you'll be signing up again in discord.
Below you'll find a "form" that I'll need you to fill in in order for you to be eligible to enter the tournament.
Team Name: Full name of your team.
Team Tag: Your tag in game.
Team Logo: Must be over 150x150 pixels and must be square in shape.
Team Captain: Need the name and discord contact information for the team captain.
There's also some information I'll need you to send me through discord (I'll contact you with the above discord information) as it pertains to the team rosters. This time I'll be looking for the below information about each and every one of your players, but you can give me this privately so no need to post this in the thread.
Player ID: Name to be used in game.
Player Race: In game race so either Terran, Protoss or Zerg.
Player Country: Country the player is from
Player Photo: Not mandatory and I don't need this right away, but it's to give more personality to the player.
Player Quote: Either information about the player themselves or an interesting anecdote. Can also use this to show confidence. This information will be shown off before the game starts.
Player Social Media: Links to their stream (if they stream) or social media links so viewers can follow them!
I'll be leaving signups open until Sunday the 11th of August 2019 as we'll be starting the tournament the following month.
Confirmed Teams - Teams from Season 1
Prospective Teams - New Teams for Season 2
Team Name: NiCe
Team Tag: NiCe)R(ID
Team Logo: Will make one soon!
Team Captain: NiCe)P(MellOw Discord: MellOw#4302
Team Name: Eternal Friends
Team Tag: [eF]
Team Captain: kingtoss[eF]