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Independents Cup 14 Sign-Up Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:31 am
by IAC Organising Committee

IAC Discussion Thread & History

Reigning Champion


Welcome to the Independent Associations Championship (Independents Cup) - 14th edition! This is the signup thread. If you've been here before, you know the drill. If not, read on for more information about the "non-regional" regional tournament!

Hosting rights for IAC-14 are now set in stone! currently available. Single or joint host applications are welcome, from users who have experience in hosting competitions of this scale. Bidders must be signed up for the present competition and users behind the nation must have competed in one of the previous installments, even if under a different flag. Host bids should be posted in this thread and include the usual details including methodology, formulae, and indicative scheduling - please read guidance on expectations for format and scorination further down this post. A vote may be organized if more than one bid is received. Currently signed up nations with at least one previous user entry will likely be eligible to vote.

Please note, if only one bid is posted, the IAC-OC reserves the right to select the bid without running a vote, in the interest of time. The IAC-OC also reserves the right to run a vote for a single bid, but a vote is not guaranteed unless there's at least 2 bids. This is consistent with IAC precedent going back to the beginning.

The winning bid was from Belnegau, who is now in charge of operating IAC-14.


Any nation that is not a resident of the Big Four(?) sporting regions - AO, Rushmore, Esportiva, and Anaia - at the time of this post may sign up to compete in the IAC. You may have been resident there in the past and may have competed in their international tournaments previously. You may plan to move to the sporting regions in the future and participation in this tournament does not preclude that, although it would be considered extremely bad manners to do so at the time of participation. Note, even if you've participated in the IAC in the past, you cannot participate with us if you're currently residing in a Big Three Four region, especially if you've signed up for their tournament.

The Independents Cup is not, of course, a WCC-sanctioned tournament, and while it usually uses official WCC rankings it has no impact on those rankings. Nations that have participated in WCs and nations that have not are both welcome to compete in the IAC, by signing up in this thread. Please note that we are currently looking at implementing a standard ranking system that includes both recent WCC and IAC success in the calculation.

Puppets of main nations resident in the Big Three are still eligible to compete in the IAC provided the puppets themselves are not resident in the Big Three, and it is permissible to create puppets just to take part here - all eligible nations are welcome. These puppets are suggested to be declared for transparency.

Previous entrants may enter two nations into the IAC provided they meet eligibility criteria. This means any user who competed and RPed (roster + minimum 1 post) in a previous edition of the Independents Cup (it doesn't have to be the nation they are signing up to the IAC with). When entering two nations, please declare puppet status.

Everyone else may enter one nation to this tournament.

Precise arrangements will be confirmed by the host once selected and as the numbers become clear, but the suggestion for prospective hosts will be for a group stage dependent on group size followed by a knockout bracket from 16 qualifying nations. Hosts will decide on a cap, with puppets taken out of the draw first if sign-ups exceed this at their discretion if necessary, last in first out.

The timetable will likely run in tandem with the Big Three Four championships; precise dates to be confirmed and dependent on the rate of sign-ups, taking cue from the other tournaments. I advise hosts to plan 48 hours between each cut-off to allow good time for RPing.

The tournament will be scorinated using the host's preferred method which will be confirmed in due course. We still have not officially sanctioned an IAC-specific ranking system, though there are several proposed systems still floating around WCC ranks could be used to provide a general continuity within NS football, but IAC-specific ranks or RP bonus amounts must be sizeable enough to potentially allow new and consistently high quality RPers a good shot at the title: see unranked Veldgouwen's run to the final in the first edition.

Sign up in this thread to participate in the fourteenth edition of the IAC. Questions and clarifications welcome. Please remember to declare puppets. For more advanced discussion, feel free to consult our Discussion Thread, available at that link or our forum signature here.

This post confirms Drawkland's sign-up.

1. Drawkland
2. Poafmersia
3. Annyeong Oppa
4. Muralos
5. Indusse
6. Space
7. United Adaikes
8. Adab
9. Montaña Verde
10. Eshialand
11. HUElavia
12. TJUN-ia
13. The 14 Stars
14. Belnegau
15. Juvencus
16. Almuzahara
17. Britonisea
18. Omerica
19. Kohnhead
20. Cakranegara
21. Squidroidia
22. Trolleborg
23. Sannyamathland
24. Magnecia (puppet of Sannyamathland)
25. Abanhfleft
26. Sajnur
27. Kriegiersien
28. Garbelia
29. Kingdom of Atlantia
30. Silver Beach
31. Berdeng Bundok (puppet of Montana Verde)
32. New Zhengguo (puppet of Muralos)
33. Hot Skitty on Wailord Action (puppet of Omerica)
34. Reçueçn
35. Saterun
36. New Lusitania and the Algarves
37. United States of Great America

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:31 am
by Drawkland
confirmed signup

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:34 am
by PotatoFarmers
One more title?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:50 am
by Annyeong Oppa
Number 000, Annyeong Oppa, tallak!
(Actually the opposite, we're in.)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:14 am
by Muralos

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:45 am
by Indusse
Shall i keep the trophy with me? In!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:51 am
by Space

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:13 am
by United Adaikes
United Adaikes is in.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:58 am
by Adab
We're in.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:12 am
by Montana Verde
We sigñ up.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:14 am
by Eshialand
We've gotta win at least one this time, right?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:24 am
by HUElavia

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:31 am
by TJUN-ia

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:47 am
by The 14 Stars
In ofcourse, it would be weird if we weren't

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:45 am
by Belnegau
Be it known to all that Landgraf Hartwig von Belnegau does bid fine greeting to this committee of organizers independent and that they prepare to welcome the finest of his knights to their great tournament, where certainly they shall acquit themselves well and win high honor in your eyes. Done in the sight of God this sixteenth day of November, in the thirteen-hundred, eight-and-twentieth year since the birth of the blessed Christ.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:43 pm
by Juvencus
You're getting toasted this time

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:51 pm
by Almuzahara
جمهورية لمزهرة المقدسة

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:09 pm
by Britonisea

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:11 pm
by Omerica
We sign up

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:34 pm
by Kohnhead

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:46 pm
by Toluiwa
We're in.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:00 pm
by Squidroidia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:17 am
by Trolleborg

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:40 am
by Sannyamathland
In. Pre-confirming Magnecia as a puppet.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:41 am
by Magnecia
Sannyamathland wrote:In. Pre-confirming Magnecia as a puppet.

That's us.