Rigged Wiki:News/Spring 2019 Format and Dates

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Teams:
Sign ups for the 2019 4chan Spring Babby Cup have closed and 39 teams have been accepted. Qualifiers will be run in order to trim the number of teams down to 32.


Qualifiers Format:
The 2019 4chan Spring Babby Cup Qualifiers will have 12 teams playing in it. The format will be 3 groups of 4, with teams placing first in each group advancing into the Spring Babby Cup. The three second-placers will participate in a 2-game playoff to determine which two will advance. The two best-placing second-placers (via Points > GD > GF) will face each other, with the winner advancing to the Babby Cup. The loser of the first round will then face off against the worst-placing second-placer, with the winner of this match advancing while the loser (along with all third- and fourth-placing teams) gaining a bye to full participation in the 2019 4chan Autumn Babby Cup. This will result in 6 matches on the first two days and 8 matches on the third day of the Qualifiers.

Participants will be the bottom 11 placing teams from Autumn 18 (/toy/, /fa/, /cm/, /an/, /out/, /gif/, /asp/, /wsg/, /p/, /fit/, and /o/) as well as recently revived team /diy/.


Babby Cup Format:
The Spring Babby Cup will be a standard 32 team cup consisting of two weeks of group stages and one knockouts weekend.


Rules:
Spring will be using the same rules as Winter 19 with the exception that GKs will be rated as 77 instead of 80.


Dates:
Qualifiers Export Deadline: April 26th, 23:59:59 wiki time
Qualifiers Draw: April 27th 28th
Qualifiers Weekend: May 3rd
Babby Export Deadline: May 10th, 23:59:59 wiki time
Draw: May 11th
First Weekend: May 17th
Second Weekend: May 24th
Knockout Weekend: June 1st

A week buffer is being placed between the Qualifiers and the Babby Cup in order to give teams and helpers more time in preparation for the usage of PES18. If you need assistance with converting your team's aesthetics as much as possible for PES18, please contact QD or another relevant individual sooner rather than later in order to afford as much time as possible to getting as much done as possible.