Quidstock Gameplay Update!
Quidstock, the three day festival of peace, love and quidditch happening in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 12th-14th is coming closer! And we have an exciting announcement! All of the exclamation points!
I am pleased to finally have some Gameplay announcements for Quidstock! Many of you, over these past few months, have been asking about what we were going to do about Mercenary Teams. After some debate, I am happy to introduce to you the official structure of Quidstock:
The tournament will be split up into two divisions:
Division 1: All Official Member Teams
Division 2: All Non-Official Member Teams including all Mercenary Teams
In Division 1 play, all official member teams will play each other in ranked matches, so that teams will be able to complete all but one of their mandatory ranked games for the season*.
In Division 2 play, all Non-Official Member Teams and all Mercenary Teams will play in unofficial games.
There are two different ways for players to put themselves on mercenary teams. The first is for players to get together and submit themselves as a full team by going to this page and filling out this form.
The second way is for players to submit themselves as individuals, and the Quidstock Gameplay department will create fair teams based on the submissions. That form can be found here.
Each team will still be able to nominate players to play in the All-Star match! (I think this is the portion of the event that I am looking forward to the most, other than being able to hang out with all of my favorite quidkids).
Deadlines are coming up so make sure you sign up as soon as possible! (But seriously, they are…we need your help to make sure this event happens!)
If any of you have any questions, concerns, comments, suggestions, or just feel like talking to me (…sometimes I get lonely too), tweet, email me (Quidstock@InternationalQuidditch.org), or check out my awesome facebook event.
I love you all, and you will certainly be hearing more from me and the rest of my awesome staff soon!
*Note: Teams must have 5 ranked matches at two different times or events, so no team will be able to fulfill the entire season requirement at Quidstock.