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Independents Cup 17 Sign-Up Thread

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Independents Cup 17 Sign-Up Thread

Postby IAC Organising Committee » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:41 pm

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INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 17
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

IAC Discussion Thread & History

Reigning Champion

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Welcome to the Independent Associations Championship (Independents Cup) - 17th 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!


SIGN-UP RULES FOR IAC-17


ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Any nation that is not a resident of the Big Four sporting regions - AO, Rushmore, Esportiva, and Anaia - 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 Four region, especially if you've signed up for their tournament.

The Independents Cup is not, of course, a WCC-sanctioned tournament, and while it sometimes 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.

PUPPETS
Puppets of main nations resident in the Big Four are still eligible to compete in the IAC provided the puppets themselves are not resident in the Big Four, 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.


HOSTING & SCHEDULE


HOSTING
Hosting rights for IAC-17 are still 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.

There is currently ONE bid: that of Quintessence of Dust.

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 Four championships; precise dates to be confirmed and dependent on the rate of sign-ups and the preference of the host, 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 have not officially sanctioned an IAC-specific ranking system, thought we've had an unofficial system be used for the last several cycles. We still prefer that 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.


IAC-17 PARTICIPANTS


SIGN-UP & DISCUSSION
Sign up in this thread to participate in the seventeenth 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. Delaclava
3. Montaña Verde (Quintessence of Dust)
4. Juvencus
5. Murphtannia
6. TJUN-ia
7. HUElavia
8. Sudilia (HUElavia)
9. Space
10. Quintessence of Dust
11. Oscioru (Juvencus)
12. Octapolis
13. Stevencousin
14. Kriegiersien
15. Belnegau
16. Indusse
17. United Adaikes
18. Poafmersia
19. West Barack and East Obama
20. Toluiwa
21. Cakranegara (Toluiwa)
22. Okoya
23. Sajnur
24. Abanhfleft
25. Sannyamathland
26. Elmyia
27. Eshialand
28. Geektopia
29. Adab
30. Aquatian
31. Squidroidia
32. Hopal
33. Magnecia (Sannyamathland)
34. Trolleborg
35. Fjalsherred
36. StrayaRoos Barrier Islands
37. Burikinia
38. Arjunnagar
39. Alezian Union
40. Ile de Richelieu
41. St Saratoga
42. Valentine Z
43. New Portland Republic
44. Britonisea
45. Harry Islands
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Postby Drawkland » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:43 pm

Confirming my sign-up. For all nations who have World Cup fever, this is your best chance to catch some NS Sports football/soccer action, since the NS World Cup is in the offseason right now!
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Postby Montana Verde » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:56 pm

We sign up.
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Postby Juvencus » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:57 pm

Hi lol
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Sonnel is my home<3
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Murphtannia sign up

Postby Murphtannia » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:03 pm

Murphtannia announces their entry into the Independents Cup 17

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Hihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihi
1st: ECC4/5, NSSCRA13
2nd: NSCF24/26, ARWC4, WC:TOTS, IBC34, IBS17, RUWC33
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3
4th: WBC50/52, IBC31/33, RLWC20/21
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T1: #07 Michael Stefan (S13 T1 Champion/8W)/#64 Alfonso Mercado (2W)/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/1W-T1/3W-T2)
T2: #97 Robin Dragonovic [SNL] (5W [4 @JR])/#96 Alice Jepkosgei (3W)/#70 Gongming Gao [NCR] (4W)

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (1W)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1W)
NSTT: 4 S-Titles (3 RU)/2 D-Titles (5 RU)

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Time to turn the brace into a hat-trick.

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Back for a 3rd time

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Postby Space » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:15 pm

space

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There are seven words in this post

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We sign up, puppets of Montaña Verde.

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Postby Oscioru » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:21 pm

Juvencus wrote:Hi lol

I am this guy's puppet

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Oscioru wrote:
Juvencus wrote:Hi lol

I am this guy's puppet

real
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yes
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Postby Stevencousin » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:51 pm

yes

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In

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Postby Indusse » Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:01 pm

Hmm yeah
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In

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Headlines: Poafmersia interested in fielding U25 team to rejuvenate youth for charge at IAC title again
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Wé sign up
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Ruled by His Royal Highness, Most Venerable, His Most Serene Presence (among others) President Barack Horatio Obama of the Obama Dynasty.

First team to play in TWO GCF-sanctioned competitions with a legally blind player #progressive

Only team to not be defeated by HUElavia in IAC 16

For some reason has a whole department dedicated to commenting on WA proposals despite not being part of it. (Wrote GAR#622 and SCR#418)
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Postby Toluiwa » Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:08 pm

We're in
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Toluiwa wrote:Pre-confirming the puppet, Cakranegara

Yes

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We're in
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IAC-17

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