World Cup 92 Signup Thread

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World Cup 92 Signup Thread

Postby NSWC Signups » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:54 am

The longest-running sports competition in NationStates reaches its ninety-second edition: the Football/Soccer World Cup.
If you've been involved before, for any of the 91 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 World Cups. Current up to date rankings can be found in the signature.

Scores are generated using 'scorinators' - usually either a Java program, a spreadsheet (such as Excel), 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). Paying attention to the RP Permissions (a list of preferences on how to handle IC and OOC situations) in your opponent's roster will help both teams to write a story for the ages.

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.
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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 (Ko-oren), WCC vice-president (Graintfjall), 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 92nd World Cup:
Nation Name [Username if different]
  1. Ko-oren
  2. Mertagne
  3. Flavovespia
  4. Tumbra
  5. Juvencus
  6. Eastfield Lodge
  7. TJUN-ia
  8. Saint Eleanor
  9. Kimi-Suomi (TJUN-ia)
  10. Valentine Z
  11. Tjorl
  12. Eshialand
  13. West Barack and East Obama
  14. Aleirave (Eshialand)
  15. Olastor (Eastfield Lodge)
  16. Audioslavia
  17. Mytanija
  18. Cabo Azure
  19. Electrum
  20. Graintfjall [Græntfjall]
  21. Indusse
  22. Southern Palm Islands (Indusse)
  23. Gortolekua
  24. Hapilopper
  25. Wreckeria (Hapilopper)
  26. Sevendia
  27. Delaclava
  28. Talannua (Delaclava)
  29. Poafmersia [PotatoFarmers]
  30. Polkopia
  31. Nyowani Kitara (Banija)
  32. Banija
  33. Baggieland
  34. Astograth
  35. Sargossa
  36. Sajnur
  37. South Covello
  38. Cardenao
  39. Adab
  40. Tikariot
  41. Valanora
  42. Pasarga (Valanora)
  43. Zwangzug
  44. The Cordian Isles
  45. Drawkland
  46. Eura
  47. HUElavia
  48. Euran Oceania Territories (Eura)
  49. Sudilia (HUElavia)
  50. Chromatika
  51. Milchama
  52. Brookstation
  53. Squornshelan Remnant States
  54. Ceni
  55. Pemecutan
  56. Gnejs
  57. Xanneria
  58. Acastanha (Pemecutan)
  59. Yakk (Xanneria)
  60. Darmen
  61. Independent Athletes of Quebec
  62. Sixty-ninE X [69X] (Independent Athletes of Quebec)
  63. Huayramarca
  64. Guanacasteca (Huayramarca)
  65. Acherion
  66. Geektopia
  67. Alasdair I Frosticus [The Holy Empire]
  68. Nephara
  69. Brenecia (Nephara)
  70. Ochre Islands
  71. Delte
  72. StrayaRoos
  73. StrayaRoos Barrier Islands (StrayaRoos)
  74. Cassadaigua
  75. Farfadillis
  76. Lisander
  77. Qasden
  78. Legalese
  79. Vilita
  80. Turori (Vilita)
  81. Krytenia
  82. Canadian Dominion
  83. Britonisea
  84. Arjunnagar
  85. Jeruselem
  86. Baker Park
  87. Captina Island (Baker Park)
  88. Abanhfleft
  89. Estorvipa and Estorpiva (Abanhfleft)
  90. Al Qurija (Juvencus)
  91. Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
  92. Sharktail
  93. Yuezhou
  94. Savigliane (Yuezhou)
  95. Eraman
  96. Sendhang (Eraman)
  97. Atetancillo
  98. Lile Ulie Islands
  99. Sannyamathland
  100. Magnecia (Sannyamathland)
  101. Rouyoute (Ranoria)
  102. Ranoria
  103. Macbon
  104. Schima Bas
  105. Saterun
  106. Oberour Ar Moro
  107. Licentian Isles
  108. Karodin Tetrarchy (Licentian Isles)

Nation Name (Master nation in brackets)
  1. Kimi-Suomi (TJUN-ia)
  2. Aleirave (Eshialand)
  3. Olastor (Eastfield Lodge)
  4. Southern Palm Islands (Indusse)
  5. Wreckeria (Hapilopper)
  6. Talannua (Delaclava)
  7. Nyowani Kitara (Banija)
  8. Pasarga (Valanora)
  9. Euran Oceania Territories (Eura)
  10. Sudilia (HUElavia)
  11. Acastanha (Pemecutan)
  12. Yakk (Xanneria)
  13. Sixty-ninE X [69X] (Independent Athletes of Quebec)
  14. Guanacasteca (Huayramarca)
  15. Brenecia (Nephara)
  16. StrayaRoos Barrier Islands (StrayaRoos)
  17. Turori (Vilita)
  18. Captina Island (Baker Park)
  19. Estorvipa and Estorpiva (Abanhfleft)
  20. Al Qurija (Juvencus)
  21. Savigliane (Yuezhou)
  22. Sendhang (Eraman)
  23. Magnecia (Sannyamathland)
  24. Rouyoute (Ranoria)
  25. Karodin Tetrarchy (Licentian Isles)

Entrants to the 79th Baptism of Fire:
Nation Name [Username if different]
  1. West Barack and East Obama
  2. Talannua (Delaclava)
  3. Yakk (Xanneria)
  4. Canadian Dominion
  5. Captina Island (Baker Park)
  6. Atetancillo
  7. Lile Ulie Islands

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

BoF and WC Host Bid Deadline: Tuesday, August 16th, at 22:00 Central European Summer Time

Valanora/Squornshelan Remnant States Withdrawn

Mertagne/Ko-oren Group Stage
Ko-oren/Mertagne Casaran

The cut-offs for signups will be at the discretion of the World Cup and Baptism of Fire hosts.
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Sign me up, coach!
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Flavovespia signs up
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Yeah sure why not
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Is this an ong or a fr moment?
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Yes, more failure please.
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Postby TJUN-ia » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:58 am


Pre-Confirming the puppet you all know and love
1st: ECC4
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3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3
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WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (1W)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1W)
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****** The Grand Republic of Saint Eleanor - area 2,863mi2, population 489,816, 1.6 cups of coffee/Eleanorian/day - it's 2000 (OOC: obvious Tinhampton puppet)
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Why? George Mitcham, General then and now, cofounded the National Liberation Front in 1971 to demand a free Saint Eleanor. He got his wish in '75 after a 15-month war: becoming President, appointing notable NLF friends and some charity's executive director as VPs and calling them legislators. He has retained power through oil money; zero income tax; free healthcare, schooling, public transport - and markets; tolerating dissent on apolitical matters; allowing private gun ownership (with plenty of training) to protect against future invasions; high-quality PR; and football.

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TJUN-ia wrote:I AM S P E E D

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They're talking about me!
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Postby Valentine Z » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:00 am

Wha, already?


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Postby Eshialand » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:02 am

Oh hi there.

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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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In it to win it 8)

Also, signup for BoF
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Eshialand wrote:Oh hi there.

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Let’s do it again.
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Postby Indusse » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:26 am

Indusse, they say.

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Postby Southern Palm Islands » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:29 am

Indusse wrote:Indusse, they say.

Indussean Puppet here!
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Postby Hapilopper » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:46 am

Yeah. Our independent athlete friends are coming too.
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