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World Cup 90 Signups (CLOSED)

Postby NSWC Signups » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:10 pm

Signups for World Cup 90 are now Closed.

Signups for Baptism of Fire 77 are now Closed.[/b]

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The longest-running sports competition in NationStates reaches its ninetieth edition: the Football/Soccer World Cup.
If you've been involved before, for any of the 88 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...

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 and highly recommended to enter the Baptism of Fire (BoF), a tournament that happens before the World Cup, as well as enter the World Cup itself. If this is your first entry into the World Cup, please indicate whether you wish to be registered for the Baptism of Fire or not.

You can register for the Baptism of Fire simply by saying, in this thread, that you want to be in it. e.g. 'I want to be in the BoF and the WC'. You can make it more polite or impressive than that, of course, or even RP the sign-up, but simply indicating you want to enter is enough.

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 event with other newcomers and also gives 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.

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 brand new nation is roughly 300 (the current "best team in the world" is The Holy Empire) You can find the current, post-WC89 rankings here).

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 team 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 NSWC Factbooks.
- Courtesy of Starblaydia

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 (Banija), WCC vice-president (Drawkland), 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.

Entrants to the 90th World Cup (161/??):
Nation Name [Username if different]
  1. South Newlandia
  2. Eshialand
  3. Tikariot
  4. Astograth
  5. Lisander
  6. Atheara
  7. Pyazhnaya
  8. Huayramarca
  9. Indusse
  10. Yuezhou
  11. República Guanacasteca [Guanacasteca]
  12. Savigliane
  13. Adab
  14. Græntfjall [Graintfjall]
  15. Nyowani Kitara
  16. Banija
  17. Sarzonia
  18. Tumbra
  19. Treekidistan
  20. Poafmersia [PotatoFarmers]
  21. Eraman
  22. Sendhang
  23. Qasden
  24. Equestrian States
  25. United Adaikes
  26. Nephara
  27. Bollonich
  28. Brenecia
  29. StrayaRoos
  30. Chromatika
  31. Brookstation
  32. Oberour Ar Moro
  33. Sannyamathland
  34. Magnecia
  35. Hispinas
  36. Sangti
  37. The Cordian Isles
  38. Pemecutan
  39. Acastanha
  40. Flavovespia
  41. Southwest Eastnorth
  42. Mertagne
  43. Ko-oren
  44. The 14 Stars
  45. Ochre Islands
  46. Saint Eleanor
  47. Commonwealth of Baker Park
  48. Sharktail
  49. Eura
  50. Legalese
  51. Euran Oceania Territories
  52. Cabo Azure
  53. Zwangzug
  54. Independent Athletes from Quebec
  55. Gatchingerrak Union
  56. TJUN-ia
  57. Kimi-Suomi
  58. Starblaydia
  59. Mytanija
  60. Electrum
  61. The Licentian Isles
  62. The Karodin Tetrarchy
  63. Valentine Z
  64. South Covello
  65. Welzat
  66. Soldera
  67. Valanora
  68. Pasarga
  69. HUElavia
  70. Ardengard
  71. Schima Bas
  72. Dod Rava
  73. Juvencus
  74. Al Qurija
  75. Squidroidia
  76. Chartistan
  77. Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
  78. Aut-Ves-Nat
  79. Kohnhead
  80. Competitive Solitaire
  81. Audioslavia
  82. Squornshelan Remnant States
  83. Milchama
  84. Omerica
  85. Saltstead
  86. Geisenfried
  87. Abanhfleft
  88. Farfadillis
  89. Darmen
  90. Havynwilde
  91. Galliena
  92. Lisander
  93. Cassadaigua
  94. Britonisea
  95. Krytenia
  96. Polkopia
  97. Geektopia
  98. Schottia
  99. Vdara
  100. Trolleborg
  101. Eastfield Lodge
  102. Blouman Empire
  103. Barunia
  104. New Jehova
  105. Darkmania
  106. The Holy Empire [Alasdair I Frosticus]
  107. Dispertag
  108. Gyatso-Kai
  109. Kandorith
  110. Talamia
  111. Metherwoll
  112. Nimishzz
  113. Garbelia
  114. Kelssek
  115. Damukuni
  116. Lathamford
  117. Kingdom of Atlantia
  118. Sargossa
  119. Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
  120. Garifunya
  121. Acceptably Normal
  122. Surgeius
  123. Allahai
  124. Mercedini
  125. The Sarian
  126. Turori
  127. Vilita
  128. Savojarna
  129. Jeruselem
  130. Osarius
  131. The Gothanita Isles
  132. Valladares
  133. Kiltoch
  134. Taksylvania
  135. Takeshwar
  136. Jeeves Land
  137. Vietnamerium
  138. San Ortelio
  139. Natanians and Nosts
  140. Cheetahs and reptiles Coalison
  141. Ancherion
  142. Ethane
  143. Estorvipa and Estorpiva
  144. Texkentuck
  145. Montaña Verde
  146. Nagore
  147. New Lusitania and the Algarves
  148. St Trinians
  149. Aerodon
  150. The Republic of Western Sol
  151. Winnebogan
  152. Drawkland
  153. Delaclava
  154. Kingdom of Voidstania
  155. Quakmybush
  156. Atlantic Republic
  157. The Finntopian Empire
  158. Rhubarbton
  159. Saterun
  160. Recuecn
  161. Pekoland [Peko-land]

Nation Name (Master Nation Name)
  1. República Guanacasteca (Huayramarca)
  2. Pyazhnaya (Tikariot)
  3. Nyowani Kitara (Banija)
  4. Savigliane (Yuezhou)
  5. Treekidistan (Indusse)
  6. Sendhang (Eraman)
  7. Brenecia (Nephara)
  8. Magnecia (Sannyamathland)
  9. Sangti (Hispinas)
  10. Acastanha (Pemecutan)
  11. Euran Oceania Territories (Eura)
  12. Gatchingerrak Union (Quebec)
  13. Kimi-Suomi (TJUN-ia)
  14. The Karodin Tetrarchy (The Licentian Isles)
  15. Soldera (Sarzonia)
  16. Pasarga (Valanora)
  17. Chartistan (Squidroidia)
  18. Al Qurija (Juvencus)
  19. Aut-Ves-Nat (Zeta Reka)
  20. Saltstead (Omerica)
  21. Galliena (Lisander)
  22. Metherwoll (Vdara)
  23. Garifunya (Pluvia and the Saxaean Isles)
  24. Turori (Vilita)
  25. The Gothanita Isles (Poafmersia)
  26. Cheetahs and reptiles Coalison (Natanians and Nosts)
  27. Estorvipa and Estorpiva (Abanhfleft)
  28. Montaña Verde (Græntfjall)
  29. St Trinians (Barunia)

Entrants to the 77th Baptism of Fire(28/28):
Nation Name [Username if different]
  1. República Guanacasteca [Guanacasteca]
  2. United Adaikes
  3. StrayaRoos
  4. The Cordian Isles
  5. The Karodin Tetrarchy
  6. Soldera
  7. Ardengard
  8. Dod Rava
  9. New Jehova
  10. Dispertag
  11. Kingdom of Atlantia
  12. Acceptably Normal
  13. Surgeius
  14. Allahai
  15. Taksylvania
  16. Takeshwar
  17. Jeeves Land
  18. Estorvipa and Estorpiva
  19. Texkentuck
  20. Aerodon
  21. The Republic of Western Sol
  22. Winnebogan
  23. Kingdom of Voidstania
  24. The Finntopian Empire
  25. Rhubarbton
  26. Magnecia
  27. Metherwoll
  28. Pekoland [Peko-land]

CTE Nations which have ceased-to-exist are not counted towards participant totals

World Cup 90 Bid: Vilita/Baker Park

Baptism of Fire 77 Bid: Tumblin' Krakens- Græntfjall/Tumbra

BoF and WC Host Bid Deadline: Thursday, December 2nd, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

BoF and WC Host Vote Deadline: Wednesday, December 8th, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

The cut-offs for signups will be at the discretion of the World Cup and Baptism of Fire hosts.

This thread was last updated on Friday, December 10th, at 10:02 AM EST.
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Postby South Newlandia » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:10 pm

Trigramme: SNL | Nickname: Elephants | Proud member of Esportiva

Hosted: IBS12 (with Tikariot), CE28, CE31 (incl. Espo T20 II, Sporting Festival), IBC34 (with Chromatika), WBC51 (with Tikariot), World Cup 89 (with Tikariot)

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The multiverses favorite bad ideas are back!
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I allegedly did well in these tournaments:
1st: Baptism of Fire 75, World Junior Hockey Championship 17
2nd: World Cup of Masters 4, Elephant Chess Cups 2 and 3
3rd: Elephant Chess Cup 1
Quarterfinalist: Jenna Raven Cup 1, Quidditch World Cup 11, 5th International Cup of 7ball, International Baseball Slam 15, Independent Associations Championship 14

Also apparently the first user in like a decade and a half to win the Baptism of Fire with two different nations (75 and 78), so that's cool ig
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Postby Tikariot » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:10 pm


Ah yes, those Pyazhnayan people have been badgering us to confirm something marionette or was it puppet or something?
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Witty signup

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a sports loving, very highly developed nation.
I don't have a strong personality. In fact, I'm just plain rude.

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Postby Atheara » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:11 pm

Atheara shall enter. Afterall, gotta keep up the momentum, you could say!
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Postby Pyazhnaya » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:12 pm

I guess we'll give this a shot again, too. Post-confirming Tikariotian puppetry.
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Postby Huayramarca » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:12 pm

We want to be on the radio!

Preconfirming República Guanacasteca as puppet.

Population: 36 million, demonym: Huayramarcan, capital city: Huayramarca D.M. Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara.

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Pre-confirming Treekidistan

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Postby Yue Zhou » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:12 pm


pre-confirming Savigliane
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Postby Guanacasteca » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:12 pm

Huayramarca wrote:We want to be on the radio!

Preconfirming República Guanacasteca as puppet.

¡Vamos, carajo!

Edit: IC name is República Guanacasteca. Also, getting into BoF.
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Postby Savigliane » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:13 pm

Yue Zhou wrote:out

pre-confirming Savigliane

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Postby Adab » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:13 pm

A Dance with Football is renewed for another season, I guess.
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We sign up.
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Everybody's favorite war-torn puppet is back.

Pre-confirming puppet of Banija.
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Postby Banija » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:19 pm

We're back ready to restore our rep.

Nyowani Kitara is my puppet
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Meep meep
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Postby Treekidistan » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:25 pm

Indusse wrote:Me?

Pre-confirming Treekidistan

Repulsi sumus!
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Postby PotatoFarmers » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:35 pm

Pre-confirming TGI
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IC Flag: Refer to my flag with my IC nation Poafmersia, though that nation's RP will be done with this account.

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Postby Eraman » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:43 pm

In. Pre-confirming Sendhang.
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Daulapura Daily
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Eraman Journal
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- support Anara FC

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Postby Sendhang » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:46 pm

Eraman wrote:In. Pre-confirming Sendhang.


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Postby Qasden » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:51 pm

Let’s kick it
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