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World Cup 70 Signups Thread (WORLD CUP ONLY)

Postby NSWC Signups » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:13 am

The longest-running sports competition in NationStates reaches its seventieth edition: the Football/Soccer World Cup.

If you've been involved before, for any of the 69 previous occasions, and know the drill, carry on past all this and sign up like usual, since this is basically a copy of previous sign-up posts. Don't know the drill? Aren't aware there even is a drill? Read on...

HOW TO SIGN UP:
New to the World Cup? Read This:
Welcome to the longest-running sports competition in NationStates!

If you're completely new here, you are eligible to enter the Baptism of Fire (BoF) Cup, a tournament that happens before the World Cup, along with the World Cup itself. If this is your first Cup, please indicate whether you wish to be registered for the Baptism of Fire or not. After all, you only participate in a competition if you ask to be included in it, so make it clear in your post if you want to join the BoF if you're a first-timer.

It is highly advised that you enter the BoF before your first World Cup. This will give you an opportunity to RP in an official WCC event with other newcomers and also give you your first ranking points. Please also note you CANNOT enter the BoF without also entering the World Cup. Qualifying for World Cup will follow immediately from the BoF, so this thread serves as sign-ups for both tournaments at once.


All you have to do is say "<nation> signs up" (and specify which tournaments). You can make it more polite or impressive than that, of course, or even RP the sign-up, but that, simply, is all that is required.

If this is your first Cup, you may only sign up with one nation. A second nation, known as a 'puppet', may be signed up in later tournaments. Puppets need to declare their status as a puppet, as well as be confirmed as such by the 'master' nation.

First time participants are ineligible to host or co-host the World Cup and Baptism of Fire tournaments.

Introducing: The World Cup
The Nationstates World Cup (NSWC) is a tournament for any NS nation who signs up. The NSWC is about to start its next competition, and your nation can take part! Every team is given a rank based on their performances in previous Cups, and the rank for any new nation is roughly 300 (the current "best team in the world" is Polar Islandstates, with a rank of 1) See the link in my signature for the current KPB ranks.

Scores are generated using 'scorinators' - usually either a Java program, an MS Excel (or similar) spreadsheet, or another custom-made program - which use random numbers, weighted by ranking and RP bonus to produce the scores.

It is encouraged for Nations to RP - roleplay - their matches, team rosters, players and such. Good RPs will help raise your chance of winning (especially in the Baptism of Fire, the tournament for NSWC newcomers). Please note: A lot of RPs does not guarantee goals or wins, but your chances are improved of this happening. i.e. Two debutant, non-ranked, nations play each other. One has RP'd a few times, the other has not. The nation who has participated should have the better probability of victory, but still has a chance of a Win, Loss or Draw.

RPs can be team roster announcements, fan comments, press conferences, media stories, anything about the game, or even other situations, as long as you've kept to the score as posted by the host(s).

For more information on the World Cup, its long history, how it works, who runs it, and the competitions related to it, check out the World Cup NSwiki page. Or, whilst NSwiki is down, the NSWC Factbook.
- Courtesy of Starblaydia

Questions:
Can't find an answer to your question in the Guide to Sports Roleplaying?

Then ask us in the World Cup Discussion Thread
There are plenty of knowledgeable people on hand in that thread to answer anything you might like to know about the NSWC.


Please do not post in this thread to answer questions about sign-ups or to correct sign-ups unless you are the WCC president, WCC vice-president, a former WC host, or the current World Cup or Baptism of Fire hosts. If you are not one of the latter and post a query reply or correction, your post will be considered spam, and may bring moderator action.

AS A MATTER OF COURTESY TOWARDS YOUR FELLOW COMPETITORS AND TOURNAMENT HOSTS: Please do not sign up a puppet 'just because you can', knowing full well that you won't have time to RP it. Entering with the best of intentions is fair enough, but if you know you won't be RPing with a nation, have a think about why you're entering them. Nations that don't participate are no fun for your fellow competitors.


World Cup 70 Signups: 163
Polar Islandstates
The Fallenmark Islands
Mizuyuki
Kazamatsuri
Kingston-Atlantis
Nephara
Brenecia
Tumbra
Leadan
RPGers
Buyan
Ko-oren
Fellow Citizens
Electrum
Somstratzka
The Archregimancy
The Holy Empire [Alasdair I Frosticus]
Abanhfleft
Gylias
Barunia
Furellum
The Saint James Islands
Apox
Chiata
Carialus
Vilita
Turori
Calanian Union [The Inevitable Syndicate]
The Sarian
Nassau-Hessen
Estenia
Paradystopia
The Paradystopi Consanguinity [Paradystopi Lymryk Isles]
Robsonien
Patistan
Paymina
Gregoryisgodistan
Osarius
Schottia
Atrua
Estope
Zenic
Gilliamistan
Equestrian States
Crystal Empire [Crystal Ponies]
Darmen
Valanora
Pasarga
Mangolana
Milchama
Jeckland
Jecatria
Bandwagon
Semarland
Polaaskan
United Sunrise Islands [Northern Sunrise Islands]
HopNation
Kitsunia-Deesse
Timbermunich
Friskney Eaudyke
The Oaklands
Cosumar
Octinstine
Sarrbia
Bears Armed
Taeshan
Antoletia
Britonisea
Sargossa
Felix
Mendoya
Polkopia
Sandwich Territories
Isula ĝe Ru
San José Guayabal
Sakhalin [Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk gorod]
Ceni
Stuzemstazem
United Eastedge
Racao
Dainer
Audioslavia
Super-Llamaland
Darvale
Seltik
Yttribia
Unolia [The Jahistic Unified Republic]
Masseau
United States of Devonta
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Jeruselem
Wolfbenz
Maklohi Vai
Jeru FC
Peruvian Highlands
Valladares
Eura
Sameba
Star United States
Daritii
Legalese
Nova Anglicana
HorusLand
Beauce
Cata Larga
Karditan
Falcus
Greater Watford
Kernansquillec
Albundania
Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland
New Bordial
The Fair Republic
Khalifa Arabia
Neu Engollon
Sumaltheria
Ruentenbach
Dawnhaven
Valnara
Zips Nation
Democratic States of Fenbar
Western Borderlands
Kalumba
Lymantatia
Scow Creek
Azrea
Thatius
Gregory Llama Land
New Drakonika
West Angola
HAUAHUHAU
Blouman Empire
Schiavonia
New North Aqmuland
Kinitaria
Kandorith
Masentur
Filopines
Eastfield Lodge
Hicaña
Farfadillis
UNITED WE STAND123
French Louisana
Alastonia
The Kytler Peninsulae
Arvenia
Britonisea
Garifunya
Pine Island
Pays d'en Haut
Aestate
Republic of Guadalajara
Etelkoz
Joshulia
Red Blackiland
Starblaydia
Queer Poco el Mono Ara
Friday Freshman
The greater Vakolicci Haven
Rejistania
Absurdly Polite Gentlemen
The Royal Barangay
Free Republics
Saintland


Puppets signed up (master nation in parentheses): 29
The Fallenmark Islands - (Polar Islandstates)
Kazamatsuri - (Mizuyuki)
Brenecia - (Nephara)
The Holy Empire [Alasdair I Frosticus] - (The Archregimancy)
Furellum - (Barunia)
Carialus - (Chiata)
Turori - (Vilita)
Paymina - (Patistan)
Crystal Empire [Crystal Ponies] - (Equestrian States)
Pasarga - (Valanora)
Jecatria - (Jeckland)
Polaaskan - (Semarland)
Kitsunia-Deesse - United Sunrise Islands [Northern Sunrise Islands]
Timbermunich - (HopNation)
Sarrbia - (Cosumar)
Antoletia - (Taeshan)
Mendoya - (Felix)
Sakhalin [Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk gorod] - (San José Guayabal)
Racao - (Ceni)
Seltik - (Darvale)
Jeru FC - (Jeruselem)
Sameba - (Eura)
Falcus - (Karditan)
Gregory Llama Land - (Gregoryisgodistan)
Masentur - (Kandorith)
Hicaña - (Super-Llamaland)
North Britonisea - (Britonisea)
Garifunya - (Nova Anglicana)
Saintland - (Free Republics)


Entrants for the 57th Baptism of Fire: 45
Kingston-Atlantis
Tumbra
Leadan
RPGers
Somstratzka
Abanhfleft
Gylias
Estenia
Paymina
Atrua
Bandwagon
Polaaskan
Friskney Eaudyke
The Oaklands
Mendoya
Isula ĝe Ru
Racao
Seltik
Masseau
United States of Devonta
Wolfbenz
Peruvian Highlands
Daritii
Beauce
New Bordial
Khalifa Arabia
Sumaltheria
Valnara
Zips Nation
Western Borderlands
Scow Creek
Gregory Llama Land
HAUAHUHAU
New Drakonika
French Louisana
Alastonia
North Britonisea
Garifunya
Pine Island
Pays d'en Haut
Aestate
Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland
Republic of Guadalajara
Etelkoz
Joshulia




World Cup 70 Host Bids: 1
Equestrian States and San José Guayabal (with Felix and Mizuyuki for CoH)

Baptism of Fire 57 Host Bids: 1
Royal Kingdom of Québec and The Sarian
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Current KPB Rankings (Pre-WC82): here.

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Postby Polar Islandstates » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:13 am

Signing up, and my puppet too.
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Capital: Franz Josef City - Demonym: Valhallan (Polarian) - Trigramme: PIS
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Third: WC70, WC68, WC57, CR XII, DBC27 Fourth: WC56, CR XXII, RLWC13, RLWC9, WCoH17
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The Fallenmark Islands
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Postby The Fallenmark Islands » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:14 am

Polar Islandstates wrote:Signing up, and my puppet too.

That's me.
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Capital: Marylebone - Demonym: Valhallan (Fallenmark) - Trigramme: TFI
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Puppet of Polar Islandstates

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Postby Kingston-Atlantis » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:16 am

Wait. So if I'm a newcomer, I go straight to the outdated Baptism of Fire 55?
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Postby Mizuyuki » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:16 am

Yup. Preconfirming Kazamatsuri.
This nation has been retired.
Please direct any and all communications intended for the user behind this nation to Kirisaki.

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Postby Kazamatsuri » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:17 am

Mizuyuki wrote:Yup. Preconfirming Kazamatsuri.

That's us.
The Scattered Isles of Kazamatsuri
Demonym Kazamatsuri-jin/Kazamatsurian | Capital Yuigahama | Trigram KZR | Population 7,293,721
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it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.'
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Postby Kingston-Atlantis » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:17 am

Kingston-Atlantis signs up for the Baptism of Fire.
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Nephara
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Postby Nephara » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:20 am

Nephara signs up, as does Brenecia.
WCC Grand Slam champion.
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Brenecia
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Postby Brenecia » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:20 am

Nephara wrote:Nephara signs up, as does Brenecia.

Yeah, this. Sorry Pravenna :(
Puppet of Nephara.

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Tumbra
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Founded: Aug 29, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Tumbra » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:21 am

I sign up for the Baptism of Fire and the WC.
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Leadan
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Postby Leadan » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:25 am

I would like to signup for baptism of fire cup

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Postby RPGers » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:25 am

Signing up, I'm a first timer so, signing up for the baptism of fire.
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Postby The Kytler Peninsulae » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:37 am

The semi-official best sporting nation in the multiverse are in!
Out of international isolation at last

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Buyan
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Postby Buyan » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:41 am

*witty pun to indicate we're joining*
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RP Population: 22 million
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Postby Ko-oren » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:44 am

In!
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Postby Fellow Citizens » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:08 am

Signing up~ for World Cup!
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Electrum
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Postby Electrum » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:22 am

Electrum

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Ex-Nation

Postby Somstratzka » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:24 am

Somstratzka would like to sign up for it's first ever World Cup and would also like to sign up for Baptism of Fire. If possible, I would like to be sent the links to both threads


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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Alasdair I Frosticus » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:25 am

I for one am sure you all welcome your new Dreamed Realm overlords.
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Postby Abanhfleft » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:29 am

In for both tourneys.
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Gylias
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Postby Gylias » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:32 am

Signing up for this. It's my first time, so put me down for the Baptism of Fire as well, please.

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Barunia
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Postby Barunia » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:39 am

In, of course. Wether we RP will depend on uni schedule. Also, preconfirming Furellum as my puppet.
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Postby Furellum » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:43 am

Barunia wrote:In, of course. Wether we RP will depend on uni schedule. Also, preconfirming Furellum as my puppet.


As we say in Furellum, Ayh inngurhk (yes, entering)
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The Saint James Islands
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Postby The Saint James Islands » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:14 am

*straightens out the entry forms*

*hands them in*

This literally could not hurt. :p
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