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#1 TheOptician

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:15 PM

Construction of the Pyramid League 2017

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The Pyramid is an annual Divisions tournament which comes with promotion and relegation. There are 3 levels (Apex, Core and Base) with progressively more players at each level.

Each players best finishing position in previous tournaments is used to determine which level of the Pyramid they qualify for.

These are the 13 qualifying tournaments:

Champions League 2014, 2016, 2017
Mid Year Div 1 2015,
Year End Div 1 2014, Masters Div 1 2015, 2016
SpringTourn 2015, 2016
WinterTourn 2015, 2016
WCO 2015, 2016

Apex

The top level is known as Apex (There will be 12 players in this Division).

Players who managed a Top 2 finish in any of the above qualifying tournaments gain a place in Apex.

These players are:

Nortrom
(Champ League Winner '14, SpringTourn Winner '16, Masters Div 1 Winner '16, YE Div 1 RU '14, Champ League RU '16, WCO RU '15, 3rd Masters Div 1 '15)

Hielco
(YE Div 1 Winner '14, SpringTourn Winner '15, MY Div 1 Winner '15, Masters D1 Winner '15, Champ League Winner '16, Champ League RU '14, SpringTourn RU '16, Masters Div 1 RU '16, 3rd WCO '15, 3rd WCO '16)

Kernel Mustard
(SpringTourn RU '15)

playa1
(WinterTourn Winner '16, MY Div 1 RU '15, WinterTourn RU '15, Masters Div 1 RU '15, 3rd Masters Div 1 '16

Losermaker
(WinterTourn Winner '15)

Grizzlybaer
(WinterTourn RU '16)

Morx
(WCO Winner '15)

gkaros
(WCO Winner '16)

hello124
(WCO RU '16)

After that any player with a 3rd place position from any of the qualifying tournaments is next in line. (A player with multiple 3rd place positions takes priority over a player with a single 3rd place finish)

This means that the 10th position is occupied by:

Currently 10th: Enigma
(3rd YE Div 1 '14, 3rd MY Div 1 '15)

The remaining 2 positions will be taken by the Top 2 from Champions League 2017.

In the case where one or more of the top 2 of the Champions League 2017 has already qualified for Apex, there will be a Pyramid Play-off to make the numbers up to 12. This will be between the following players:

All Currently Tied 11th:

Manning2Cruz
(3rd Champ League '14)

Desert Oasis
(3rd SpringTourn '15)

maxroelofs
(3rd WinterTourn '15)

OverLord_98
(3rd SpringTourn '16)

THEE_ASSASSIN
(3rd Champ League '16)

gpet0
(3rd WinterTourn '16)

3rd place from Champions League 2017 (currently unknown)

Note further that if any of the above 6 players finish in 3rd place in the Champions League 2017 they will have Multiple 3rd place finishes and will have priority over the players with a single 3rd place finish)

Of course, not all players mentioned in this thread will necessarily participate in Pyramid League (though we hope they do).

Where a place becomes available should players decline the invitation, any remaining positions will be offered using the same method - best finish in a qualifying tournament.

Currently on the reserve list are:

Currently 17th: KARAISKAKIS
(4th WinterTourn '15, 4th Champ League '16)

Both currently Tied 18th:

mrbrainiac
(4th SpringTourn '16)

SEKERTZISS
(4th WCO '15)

4th in Champions League 2017 (currently unknown)

(Precedence is always given to a player with Multiple 4th finishes over a player with a single 4th place finish)

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Below the Apex are two further divisions of 12, both of equal standard. This gives the League its 'Pyramid' Structure.

These 2 Divisions are known as Core. (Suitable Egyptian names will be used to distinguish).

The Process for allocating players into Core will continue as before using the best finish for each player.

Players mentioned above who do it get into Apex will be placed in Core.

Below is the list of players not yet mentioned who have a best finish of 8th or better from the qualifying tournaments. (Note that positions from Div 1 competitions are capped at 6)

(Where two players finished T5 for example, 5.5 is used. Where 4 players finished T5 for example, 6.5 is used)

5: spyros77, Garulfo, DR_ELL_SuPREME, --Wogomite--, Aris1970

5.5: Nikos1972, TheOptician, leppie

6: zoografos, Napoleon 1er, texaspete09, Lonello

6.5: dutchkillers, sevenseas, LAZZLO, steelers, HiImNew

7th Sohal

7.5 astros, don mitsos

8th Yangus

Plus any player finishing Top 8 in Champions League 2017 (if not in Apex)

If there are still places remaining in Core, TC may continue to use any of the following:

Further finishing positions in qualifying tournaments

Submissions from online Stratego bodies (eg NASF, GSOC)

Exceptional Max ELO from Tobermoryx and Napoleon 1er's Clean Ranking (minimum duration of membership may apply)

This will be announced nearer the time

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The Third and final tier of the Pyramid League will consist of 3* Divisions of equal size and will house all remaining participants.

This will be known as Base. (Suitable Egyptian names will be used to distinguish)

(*Will depend on numbers as Division sizes will not exceed 12)

Any player may enter the tournament subject to the standard eligibility requirements that the tournament will employ (Historical finishing positions only determine starting places in the Pyramid for Apex and Core - everyone else is allocated to Base)

At this stage TC may now be in a position to field questions about the Pyramid League (depending on the question)

You can ask your questions here:

http://forum.strateg...id-league-2017/



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:34 PM

The following players are (currently) next in line for Apex (which will have 12 participants).

Once Apex is full, players will be invited (in the order below) to Core Divisions (which will have 24 participants.

Finishing positions from 1 to 8 in Champions League 2017 will still influence this list.

Invitations will be sent out before all final places are known, so players (particularly those who are T11 or T32 and onwards) may not know their Division at the time of the invitation

T11: Manning2Cruz, Desert Oasis, maxroelofs, OverLord_98, THEE_ASSASSIN, gpet0

17: KARAISKAKIS

T18: mrbrainiac, SEKERTZISS

T20: spyros77, Garulfo, DR_ELL_SuPREME, --Wogomite--, Aris1970

T25: Nikos1972, TheOptician, leppie

T28: zoografos, Napoleon 1er, texaspete09, Lonello

T32: dutchkillers, sevenseas, LAZZLO, steelers, HiImNew

37: Sohal

T38: astros, don mitsos

40: Yangus

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

If there are still places available in Core, TC will run a Pyramid Play-Off to fill the numbers.

This is likely to use some of the following sources:

Highest finishing positions from historic Divisions tournaments including any Div 1 participant and Div 2 (Top 4)
Top 8 from Autumn Tournament 2014
9th to 12 from WCO tournaments
Exceptional Max ELO (1000+)
Special invitations

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Apex Invitations Update

 

The following players have been invited to Apex: (There are 12 places available)

Players in Orange (7) have accepted

Nortrom
Hielco
Kernel Mustard (unavailable)
playa1
Losermaker
Grizzlybaer
Morx (unavailable)
gkaros
hello124 (unavailable)
Enigma

PLUS The winner and the runner-up of Champions League 2017 (not yet known)

 

The following players have also been invited to Apex (a play-off is possible if places are over subscribed)

Players in Orange (2) have accepted

Manning2Cruz
Desert Oasis
THEE_ASSASSIN
OverLord_98
maxroelofs (unavailable)
gpet0

PLUS The player finishing 3rd in the Champions League 2017 (not yet known)

 

The following players are on standby for Apex (but will only qualify if room is available)

Players in Orange (2) have accepted

KARAISKAKIS
mrbrainiac
SEKERTZISS (unavailable)

PLUS The player finishing 4th in the Champions League 2017 (not yet known)



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Core Invitations Update

 

If any of the players in the previous post who have been invited to Apex do not qualify due to over-subscription, they will be entered into Core.

 

On top of those players, the following players have (so far) been invited to Core: (There are 24 places available in total)

 

Players in Orange (14) have accepted

 

spyros77 (unavailable)

Garulfo (unavailable)

DR_ELL_SuPREME

Wogomite

Aris1970

Nikos1972

TheOptician

leppie
zoografos

Napoleon 1er

texaspete09

Lonello (unavailable)
dutchkillers

Unladen Swallow

LAZZLO

steelers

HiImNew
Sohal
astros

don mitsos
Yangus 

PLUS The players finishing 4th-8th in the Champions League 2017 (not yet known)

 

(The remaining Core places will be determined by a Pyramid Play-Off as defined two posts ago)



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Prioritised after the Top 8 of the Champions League 2017 (in progress), the following tournaments/qualifying lists provide the next batch of invitations to Core (only considering players not previously qualified)

WCO (Top 12)
Autumn Tournament 2014 (Top 8)
Previous D1 Members
D2 Finishers (Top 4)
NASF Championship (Top 4)
Greek Championship (Top 4)
Clean Ranking Max ELO (Top 4)

Any player who features on TWO of the above lists is invited first.

Those players are, in no particular order:

The Prof (T5th Autumn & Previous D1 Member)
NDJ (T5th Autumn & 4th D2)
King Tubby (Previous D1 Member & T1 D2, 3rd Max ELO)
Constrictor (2nd NASF C'ship & 1st Max ELO) (unavailable)
John.K1980 (1st Greek C'ship '16 & Top 4 Greek C'ship '17)
cflag (1st D2, 2nd Max ELO) (unavailable)

If space remains, any remaining player who features on the above list will be invited to join a play-off. Those players are, in no particular order:

Spion... (11th WCO) (unavailable)
DarthRemark (3rd Autumn)
Master Mind (2nd D2)
CLEVERMIND (4th D2)
gmits (T3rd D2)
Luckypapa (T3rd D2)
kostas2506 (1st Greek C'ship '17) (unavailable)
josephwhite (4th NASF C'ship)
Guldin (4th Max ELO)

Players in Orange have accepted



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Posted A week ago

The following players have also gained qualification (so far) to Core through performance in the Champions League 2017 (Top 8)

Players in Orange (3) have accepted

Great Manos
Yellowhat
despy



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Posted An hour ago

Current Pyramid Line-Up (with 4 days remaining)

 

Apex (12)

 

Nortrom
Hielco

playa1

Losermaker
Grizzlybaer

gkaros

Enigma

OverLord_98

gpet0

KARAISKAKIS

mrbrainiac

Yellowhat

 

(Apex Invitations issued that await response: Manning2Cruz, Desert Oasis, THEE_ASSASSIN)

 

Core (23)

 

DR_ELL_SuPREME

Wogomite

Aris1970

Nikos1972

TheOptician

leppie
zoografos

Napoleon 1er

texaspete09

Unladen Swallow

LAZZLO

steelers

Great Manos

despy

don mitsos

Yangus 

John.K1980 

King Tubby

The Prof 

gmits 

josephwhite

Luckypapa

Master Mind 

 

(Core Invitations issued that await response: dutchkillers, HiImNew, Sohal, astros, NDJ, Darth Remark, CLEVERMIND, Guldin)

 

Base (20)

 

Moghedien 

queenbee1 
Späher 
Henry domerkant
Bill0nStrateg0
yoyordy 
daorys 
ajax123 
pasxalistz 
Kambia 
danis_p_gr 
MasterYoda 
FGP_ 
Major Nelson 
hondjekapitein 

roeczak 

panther65 

IOLAUS1926 

Don_Homer 

MariosAp






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