SPS5: Relegation Cup *Updates!*
Not less than 20 teams have registered to the fifth edition of the ESL Speed Premiership. It is really hard to sum up how much things have changed since the last season. This time we decided to open the gates for any teams to be part of the group of the strongest teams. Just register for the Relegation Cup and be the fastest.
League structure for the Premier League
In this season we will have three groups. The Premier League will contain 8, and the two groups of the Second League will contain 6-6 teams. The following teams are in the Premier League:
Unfortunately Team Blacktown had to leave the Speed Premiership. So now there are three slots available in the First League!
To keep the 20 slots alive, we let Spinner Team join the SPS5 and the Relegation. Their signup for both tournaments was too late, now they will fill up the missing slot.
The mappack has been updated with removing the loop cut in ESL - Breakdown. From now on, this is the official version! Note, that cutting in matches will still show up in penalties.
(All link in this page will show the correct downloads.)
We still need player IDs from the two Bullracing, from Guild, and from PlayHard! teams! If these will not be asked, two higher positioned racers IDs will be automatically picked and added to the Players Invite.
We please you to double check all of your photos, team logos, even your gameaccounts, because of the unfortunate data loss happened this week. We are sorry about any inconvinience. For further information about what happened, you can read about it in this news.
NOTE: because of these major problems, our groupstage system might be ready later than sunday! Our core admins are working on rescuing everything they can, so I ask you to be patient until we can finally seed the teams! The same thing goes for SFL.
About the Relegation tomorrow:
Please try to be on IRC in order to get full support!
A Checkin will not be needed.
The Relegation will be held on the new version of the mappack!
The Cup will be played until we know the best three teams. That means, that the overall Final will not be needed to be played.
Because we would like to have this cup for the two free slots, the Speed Premiership groupstage will be delayed with one week. The Rele-cup will take place on the original date: Sunday, 22nd of April, 16:00.
Trackmania Nations Forever Relegation Cup for SPS5
Players Invite Forum
Two of your players will be invited to a Players Forum. Please name these people in the comments together with an ESL ID number. This board will contain important information!
In the next days, we are going to start checking all teams and all players after problems like gameaccounts, team accounts, etc. All these things will be collected to one thread which will be very important to take care of in order to avoid useless flaws in the future.
Also the Rulebook will be posted soon to a Leagueinfo page and as a pdf version, to this board.
Until then, you can start to re-check if every player of yours has a valid gameaccount (TMNF login) set. This is highly recommended!
1on1 Spring Fullspeed League
As this League will be tuned to the Speed Premiership, the start of the SFL will be also delayed with one week. The League Structure will be built up from 8 groups / 8 players.
Everything else about the SPS5 and SFL leagues, match system, schedules are coming soon!
We wish good luck to all teams in the Relegation Cup!
//Your Admin team
Rasque, Monday, 16/04/12 02:50