Hooray! NQR is back!
Signups are now open for the 9th season of Nations Quake Rank!
NQR9 will use a tournament system that is a mixture of the traditional NQR divisional tiering, and the old smackdown method of group stages and playoffs.
Clans will be divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze tournaments according to their ability. Within these tournaments, clans will be further divided into small groups of 4 or 5 (depending on how many signups we get). The top 2 in each group will then go to the playoffs.
Whilst these playoffs will be 'single elimination', there will be an alternative competition for those that don't make the top 2. Clans finishing 3rd or 4th will go into the 'shield' (a working title :P) competition.
The schedule is as follows:
Signups close: Monday 27th February @ midnight
This will give the admin crew a week to sort out clan placements, fixture generation and any other issues that crop up. It also gives gaz 3 weeks until league start to fix the website completely :)
Group stages: Monday 6th March through to Sunday 9th April.
This will give clans 5 weeks to play 3 or 4 games - shouldn't be too hard for you all to manage!
Playoffs start: Monday 10th April
This should leave plenty of time to get through the playoffs before the famous QW_summer_idle kicks in.
At the time of writing, the rules page has not been updated yet, and various things with the website haven't been fixed yet following our hosting switch. Let me know if anything breaks :)