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World Cup 85 - Signups Thread (OPEN)

Postby NSWC Signups » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 pm

Useful Links
World Cup 85 | Baptism of Fire 72 | WC 85 Hosts' Bid | BoF 72 Hosts' Bid
World Cup 85 Signups | KPB Rankings | Friendlies | Referees | Discussion
World Cup 84 | Cup of Harmony 76 | Baptism of Fire 71



The longest-running sports competition in NationStates reaches its eighty-fifth edition: the Football/Soccer World Cup.
If you've been involved before, for any of the 84 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 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 Vilita) You can find the current, post-WC84 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




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 (Equestrian States), WCC vice-president (Banija), 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 85th World Cup (115/??):
Nation Name [Username if different]
Equestria [Equestrian States]
Freeport [Freeport Isles]
Drawkland
Hapilopper
Free Republics
Wreckeria [Wrecker]
Siovanija & Teusland
Havynwilde
Farfadillis
Saintland
HUElavia
Lo Santano
New Lusitania and the Algarves
Zwangzug
Cassadaigua
Banija
Busoga Islands
Northwest Kalactin
Flekkefjord
Vdara
Recuecn
Valentine Z
Nephara
Xanneria
Brenecia
Fujai
Appalachian Nation
Independent Athletes of Quebec
Chromatika
Plane of Possibility
Kelssek
South Covello
Geektopia
Taeshan
Donnacona
Vakolicci Haven and Celeria [Greater vakolicci haven]
Bolgano
Monglechabagd
Sarzonia
Bongo Johnson
Oberour Ar Moro
Darmen
Timuria
Trolleborg
Valladares
Damukuni
Newmanistan
Soldera - WITHDRAWN
Commonwealth of Baker Park
Kita-Hinode
Audioslavia
Twicetagria [Twicetagram and JYPE]
Acronius
Ziwana
Starblaydia
Filindostan
Wassakstan
Main Nation Ministry
Terre Septentrionale
Drunk People at the Local Tavern
Shokpos
Petroslovania
The Holy Empire [Alasdair I Frosticus]
Ko-oren
Poafmersia [PotatoFarmers]
Indusse
Sargossa
Maccian
Mercedini
The Sarian
Darkmania
Eastfield Lodge
Olastor
Flavovespia
Sajnur
Savojarna
Adyatin
Vilita
Turori
TJUN-ia
Squornshelan Remnant States
Squornshelous
Mattijana
Hampton Island
Valanora
Pasarga
Muradil
Sanctanus
Abanhfleft
Eura
Euran Oceania Territories
Southern Esportivan Union
Mavinet
Balqia
Barunia
Tamgu
Mkabia
Sharktail
ZSeparatists [Third ZSeparatists]
Jeruselem
Osarius
Krytenia
Devonta [United States of Devonta]
Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
Daskel
South Concepthuania
Aldaveria
Floyssauu
Omerica
Qasden
Crystalline Caverns
Mriin
Port Ember
Ancherion
Porticalia
San Felix

Puppets (19):
Nation Name (Master Nation Name)
Freeport (Equestria)
Wreckeria (Hapilopper)
Saintland (Free Republics)
Busoga Islands (Banija)
Flekkefjord (Northwest Kalactin)
Brenecia (Nephara)
Appalachian Nation (Xanneria)
Plane of Possibility (Chromatika)
Monglechabagd (Bolgano)
Soldera (Sarzonia) - WITHDRAWN
Wassakstan (Filindostan)
Drunk People at the Local Tavern (Terre Septentrionale)
Olastor (Eastfield Lodge)
Adyatin (Savojarna)
Turori (Vilita)
Squornshelous (Squornshelan Remnant States)
Pasarga (Valanora)
Euran Oceania Territories (Eura)
Southern Esportivan Union (Darmen)
Crystalline Caverns (Qasden)

Entrants to the 72nd Baptism of Fire (19/??):
Nation Name [Username if different]
Havynwilde
Flekkefjord
Valentine Z
Donnacona
Monglechabagd
Soldera - WITHDRAWN
Twicetagria [Twicetagram and JYPE]
Wassakstan
Drunk People at the Local Tavern
Shokpos
Maccian
Adyatin
Muradil
Sanctanus
Southern Esportivan Union
Mavinet
Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
Daskel
Floyssauu
Porticalia

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



World Cup 85 Bids:
Saintland and Pasarga's Northern Rushmori Bid for World Cup 85
Goats, Arson, and Friends: All You Need for WC85

Baptism of Fire 72 Bids:
None

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

Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2020 at 4:45 PM EDT (UTC -4)
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Postby Drawkland » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:47 pm

I'm in.

First signup btw 8)
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Postby Hapilopper » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:47 pm

And this time, Hapilopper will qualify. Wreckeria, however, remains to be seen.
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In.

Pre-confirming Saintland
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Postby Wrecker » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm

Hapilopper wrote:And this time, Hapilopper will qualify.


And so will Wreckeria.
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Goldhorns in. Also confirming Sankt Konrad as my puppet.
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In for both BOF and WC
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Mark us down as a "puppet of Free Republics" even though it be God's Will that we will control their government again
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HUElavia wants to make another appearance and give other teams a hard time.
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The Ponies are coming to reclaim their crown.

Also Freeport.
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Equestrian States wrote:The Ponies are coming to reclaim their crown.

Also Freeport.

That's us.
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In

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In!
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We'll make our best faith effort
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We're in. Let's go

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This year is the year I know it
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Northwest Kalactin wrote:This year is the year I know it
Confirming Flekkefjord

Yes sir BOF also
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Postby Vdara » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:10 pm

Vdara is in the World Cup for the second time running!
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:15 pm

I am most very likely in, but I am gonna have to confirm, given that I am in other RPs (NSSCRA 9, WGP2, along some other personal RPs I run), so...

In short, I'm in! For now, at least. ^^;

If there's no space as of now, I understand and I am okay with it. I'm flexible either way!

(Sorry to the folks at IAC; I posted in the wrong thread!)

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EDIT: I wish to be registered for Baptism of Fire first.
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