World Cup 80 Sign-up thread (Open)

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World Cup 80 Sign-up thread (Open)

Postby NSWC Signups » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:28 am

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

If you've been involved before, for any of the 79 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 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.

You can register for the Baptism of Fire simply by saying, in this thread, that you want to be in it. 'I want to be in the BoF and the WC', for example.

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 250 (the current "best team in the world" is Schottia, 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

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.

Current Signups: 2/???

Team Name [Username if different]


Nation Name (Master Nation Name)

Pasarga (Valanora)

Entrants to the 67th Baptism of Fire tournament
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World Cup 80 Host Bids
EqueStar (Equestrian States and Starblaydia)

Baptism of Fire 67 Host Bids

Information of who is eligible to vote will be posted shortly.

The cut-off for signups will be at the discretion of the World Cup hosts.
The poster of this message is probably Valanora or Nephara as NSWC Signups is owned and operated by the World Cup Committee, bringing you the finest quality in sign-up threads for Nationstates' premier football tournament since 2005.

Current KPB Rankings: here.

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Postby Valanora » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:28 am

Confirming signup and master of Pasarga.
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Postby Pasarga » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:28 am

Valanora wrote:Confirming signup and master of Pasarga.


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Postby Chromatika » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 am


Pre-confirming Yesopalitha.
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Postby Drawkland » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:30 am

4 for 4 pls?

Preconfirming puppet
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Postby Yesopalitha » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:30 am

Chromatika wrote:Chromatiks.

Pre-confirming Yesopalitha.

What this one said.
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Preconfirming Olastor.
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Eastfield Lodge wrote:Yass!

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Postby Qasden » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:59 am

Of course.

Oh, and preconfirming a new little guy.
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Postby Crystalline Caverns » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:05 am

Qasden wrote:Oh, and preconfirming a new little guy.

Don’t call me little!

Though I am in for the WC and BoF...
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Postby Ceni » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 am

Ceni signs up!

Not sure if I'll enter a puppet, but that will come later.
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Postby Juvencus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 am

Signing up, this time maybe I won't put a puppet on BoF.
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Postby Filindostan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:18 am

In. Preconfirming the Ajians.
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In. Preconfirming the chicken killers.
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Abanhfleft wrote:In. Preconfirming the chicken killers.

That is us. We do love killing our chickens.
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Postby Lisander » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:22 am

In. Preconfirming no one. You know. Alice Bay is in Rugby, Lorenthia in hockey... No much interest around.
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Filindostan wrote:In. Preconfirming the Ajians.

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*Insert something snarky here*
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Postby Super-Llamaland » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am

In, confirming Yuezhou
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Cosumar's coming hard for this one!
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