Based on the success of last season's tournament, I'm hoping to get everyone to participate again this season, and I hope this can become seasonal thing. The format will be the same as last season's, dependent on the number of teams interested, as before.
- 2 or 4 teams (also elimination round of Format #3
, and Format #2
if necessary)- Elimination bracket with two rounds, each team hosting one game of a two-game tie, with Aggregate scoring, and then Away goals as tiebreaker. Similar to the knockout rounds of the European Champions League. Since no penalty system exists in FC Dynasty currently, if the away scoring is a necessary tiebreaker, and that is tied as well, the next tiebreaker will be based on cards. The team with the least amount of cards will advance, with one red-card being the equivalent of three cards. If still tied after that, the tie will be replayed, that being both games, one at home for each team.
- 3, 5, 6, or 7 teams - A simple league will be played with each team playing one game each home and away against each of the other teams. League sorting rules in the current system of FC Dynasty (points [obviously], then Goal Differential, then goals scored) will apply, with the exception of the coin toss being removed in favor of away goals, and the card tiebreaker from Format #1
applied after that. If still tied after that, the remaining teams will go to either Format #1
(if 2 teams are tied) or Format #2
again on a smaller scale (if 3 teams are tied, I can't imagine more being tied then that, but we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.)
- 8 or more teams - Here's where we get into more of an actual Champions League type of tournament. Teams will be divided into groups (8 = 4&4, 9 = 4&5, 10 = 5&5, 11 = 5&6, 12 = 4&4&4, 13=4&4&5, etc.) Group sorting will be the same as described in Format #2
. If we have a nice number of groups like two or four, the top two will advance to the knockout rounds described in Format #1
. If we have a not so nice number of groups (3, 5, 6, etc.) the clubs which did not win their group will be placed in a new group, but will not play any games. It will be similar to the wildcards of the NFL and MLB, where the best teams that did not win their group, (same league sorting rules as Format #2
A note, I did not invite any of the first season teams.
In addition, all matches must be scheduled in a timely manner. Each team owner must please post when the have sent out all their challenges, and when they are accepted, and any problems that may arise from the scheduling. Failure to do say in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of those matches that are not scheduled as a result of your negligence, and possibly your team's disqualification from this tournament as well. Thank you.
Invites must be accepted no later then one week from today at midnight (US Central) either via world/league chat in game, here on the forum, or site-mail to me, iamajedi1234. So if I get confirmation from you at 12:01 August 30th, 2012, sorry, too late.
Invited Teams (Confirmed in Bold [UTD = Up To Date])
Dallas Dragons - USA - 6th Place - iamajedi1234
The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay - IRL - *1st Place* - moldy311
Royal Pythons - IRL - 2nd Place - d77force14
The Spinkers - USA - 2nd Place - warsteiner
Chelsea FC USA - USA - *1st Place* - rtalley63
Greensboro Football Club - USA - 4th Place - ctf8407
AC Bari Football Club - ITA - *1st Place* - alebear
FC Diego Dynamos - USA - 17th place - captaindiego
Giulianova Atleticho - ITA - 3rd Place - mbalestra
ASU Venom - ITA - 3nd Place - pieo
Minnesota Torpedoes FC - USA - 3rd Place - rangerscott2
Irish Football Club - IRL - 3rd Place - flexbomb1169
Wolves - USA - 9th Place - thebeard
Milligan - USA - 5th Place - full8032
Covington Old Boys - USA - 7th Place - kygooner
FC Arizona Green Snakes - USA - 8th Place - Animal7