Season 8 has officially started. On Monday morning at midnight CET all North American and European teams got their first match assigned. These matches must be scheduled this week and played within two weeks of the matchmaking.
Not all teams waited this long however, as the first match of the season between ScrapTheMeta and Aggressive bronzes was played that very same day, bringing in over a hundred viewers on our twitch channel. If your team has not yet scheduled a match or hasn’t reported the outcome just yet, please read our full scheduling and reporting matches guide to make sure nothing can go wrong in your quest of winning.
This new season also brings an updated version of our ruleset. For those completely familiar with it, here are the most important changes. I urge everyone to read through the complete works as a reminder before playing.
Our European league reached a new record this season with 7 divisions and its raised the question in our competition team on how to format the new playoff format. Last season divisions 1 and 2 competed against each other for the championship, and divisions 3, 4 and 5 competed for the cup. A similar format of neighbouring divisions competing is being considered, however there has also been talk about individual playoffs per division. To gauge the opinion of competing players a small survey has been made. Both EU and NA players are welcome to participate.
Finally we did not just start the season with more teams than ever before, but our group of volunteers, our staff, has never been bigger. Introducing NA staff in all teams and having expanded our EU staff as well I proudly present the entire team. Want to become part of this team? Fill out an application right here.