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Independents Cup 12 Sign-Up Thread

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Independents Cup 12 Sign-Up Thread

Postby IAC Organising Committee » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:03 pm

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INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 12
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

IAC Discussion Thread & History

Reigning Champion

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Welcome to the Independent Associations Championship (Independents Cup) - 12th 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
Hosting rights for IAC-12 are 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.


SIGN-UP RULES FOR IAC-12


ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Any nation that is not a resident of the Big Three sporting regions - AO, Rushmore & Esportiva - 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 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
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.

FORMAT & SCHEDULE
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 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.

SCORINATION
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 & DISCUSSION
Sign up in this thread to participate in the twelfth 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.

Sign-Ups
1. Drawkland
2. Poafmersia
3. Space
4. Omerica
5. Squornshelan Remnant States
6. Squornshelous (SRS)
7. HUElavia
8. Reçueçn
9. Almuzahara
10. Tequilo
11. Indusse
12. Treekidistan (Indusse)
13. Silver Beach
14. Abanhfleft
15. Quintessence of Dust
16. Montaña Verde (QoD)
17. TJUN-ia
18. New Lusitania and the Algarves
19. Garbelia
20. Juvencus
21. Squidroidia
22. Kriegiersien
23. Hebitaka
24. Ginadjkrum
25. Kohnhead
26. Central Shaneville
27. Adab
28. Oscioru (Juvencus)
29. Lorrana
30. Trolleborg
31. United States of Devonta
32. Britland Isles
33. Sannyamathland
34. Fujai
35. Hot Skitty on Wailord Action (Omerica)
36. Grey County
37. United Pink States
38. Britonisea
39. Muralos
40. Galimencia
41. North Alezia
42. Sajnur
43. Al Wadiya (Sannyamathland)
44. Srednjaci
45. Murphtannia

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Postby PotatoFarmers » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:04 pm

Defending Champions will be in
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Sportswire. Achievements: BoF 71 Bronze; IAC X and IAC XI Champions
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Postby Drawkland » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:06 pm

Confirming my signup and stuff. Poaf is a speed demon, apparently.
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Postby Space » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:06 pm

do not forget

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Postby Omerica » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:12 pm

down with contemptuous administrators. up with signs.
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Postby Squornshelan Remnant States » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:12 pm

SRS signs up, preconfirms Squornshelous as puppet.
The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States
True Democratic Successor to the nation of Squornshelous
Trigram: SRS
KPB Ranking: 15.10 (60th)
World Cup:
Did not Qualify: WC81, WC82, WC83, WC84, WC85, WC86, WC87
Cup of Harmony:
Quarterfinalist: CoH73, CoH75
Round of 16: CoH74
Round of 32: CoH79
First Round: CoH76, CoH77
IAC:
Third Place: IAC8
Quarterfinal: IAC10
Second Round: IAC6, IAC7
First Round: IAC9
Other:
BoF68 Quarterfinalist

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Postby Squornshelous » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:13 pm

Squornshelan Remnant States wrote:SRS signs up, preconfirms Squornshelous as puppet.


Hey that's me
The Imperium of Squornshelous
Rightful Overlord of the Rogue Provinces of West Squornshelous
Trigram: SQU
KPB Ranking: 22.41 (32nd)
World Cup 31 Champions
Runners Up: WC15 & WC38
Third Place: WC20, WC25
Semifinalist: WC18, WC27
Quarterfinalist: WC5, WC11, WC12, CoH6, WC22, WC30, WC32, WC33, WC34, WC40, CoH77
Second Round: WC6, WC7, WC9, WC16, WC21, WC23, WC24, WC28, WC36, WC37, WC39
Group Stage: WC8, WC10, WC13, WC17, WC19, WC26, WC29, WC35, WC41, CoH76
Worst Day of My Life: WC14
Other days that were not the absolute worst, but when we also didn't qualify: WC84, WC85, WC86

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Losing in the Final?

I will destroy that narrative.

Hopefully.
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Almuzahara
جمهورية لمزهرة المقدسة

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Tequilo in
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Postby Indusse » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm

In!

Pre-confirming my puppet Treekidistan.
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Postby Treekidistan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:28 pm

Indusse wrote:In!

Pre-confirming my puppet Treekidistan.

That's us! The Current BoF Champions!
TREEKIDISTAN
Baptism of Fire 74 Champions

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Puppet of Indusse

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Silver Beach
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Postby Silver Beach » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:01 pm

In, and bringing my uUWC with me.
Head of State: President Gabriel Kantor
Champions of- International Cardinal's Cup 1, Arena Bowl II
RP Population: 22 million
Reigning unofficial Unofficial World Champions(uUWC).

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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:40 pm

So many events but I just can't stop signing up.
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Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
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Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

I also write stories. Would you like to read my works?

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Postby Quintessence of Dust » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:48 am

1. Signing up.
2. Preconfirming puppet.
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Montana Verde
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Postby Montana Verde » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:49 am

Montaña Verde, puppets of QoD, sign up.

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby TJUN-ia » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:49 am

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
4th: WBC50, IBC31
Quarterfinals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19, IBC30, ARWC2, WB41, IAC12
Ro16: BoF71, CoH77, WBC49, IACX, IAC11, DBC49, WCoH42, DBC50
Ro32: CoH78, CoH79
Other: Bowl Winners (AVBF6)
NSSCRA - Jaguar Racing: #07 Michael Stefan (2 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/3 T2 Wins)
WGPC: #11 Lane Carter
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (2 Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Runner-up)

UN - You all know what this is (U1)
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Postby New Lusitania and the Algarves » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:52 am

In. Looking forward to another IAC...
NEW LUSITANIA AND THE ALGARVES


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Almost made it to World Cup 80 (3rd in Group) as well as World Cup 81 (lost playoff)

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Garbelia
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Postby Garbelia » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:01 am

Otters are in.

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Juvencus
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Juvencus » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:52 am

Hi, yes, in
The Holy Empire of Juvencus

Sonnel is my home<3
Proud SETA member

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Squidroidia
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Postby Squidroidia » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:31 am

Yes, we're in. Megistos in the Quarter-Finals still haunts us.

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Kriegiersien » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:09 am

in

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Postby Hebitaka » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 am

Wanna be in
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Postby Ginadjkrum » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:27 am

IN
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