Monthly Cup XI and the season reset

Note: This post mostly pertains to those players seeking the top of the Ranked ladder and competing in the next Monthly Cup. If you have no interest in such things, I recommend to read no further!

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As we near this season’s end, it’s coming time to select the Top 10 players from the ranked ladder who will be competing in our next Monthly Cup. This particuular season due to technical reasons, the reset will occur Tuesday, June 6th at 12pm CEST. Note that is the time we cutoff qualifications, the actual resetting of the ladder is a process that can take up to a half hour.

The Monthly Cup will then take place the following Saturday as usual, on June 10th at 4pm CET.

All that covered, I’d like to remind everyone how the Top 10 Ranked are selected.

For determining the Top 10 qualified Gods, the precedence goes in the ordering that players have qualified.

Selection precedence:

  1. 4 Top previous Monthly Cup players are determined
  2. 16 Open qualifier players are determined
  3. 2 Voted in players are determined
  4. 10 Top God Ranks are determined

Anyone having already qualified in any other fashion will simply cede their spot to the next player in the next list when it comes time for selection.

In addition to this, alternate accounts are ignored, and some accounts will be ineligible for qualification due to detected or declared account sharing. Some players also opt out of playing due to prior commitments or MC production participation. This can mean the actual Top 10 qualified players can be quite far down the list.

Therefore, I’d like to provide everyone a list of all currently known players in the current Top #25 that will be ceding their spot to the next player in the list come calculation time, for any one of the above mentioned reasons.

The list of currently qualified players for the Monthly Cup is as follows:

  • Teddy
  • Zarrockar
  • Imperia
  • Alvar
  • Yomimi
  • Kingdanzz
  • Pelorn
  • KumpelKefer
  • killingtime
  • Aetherllama
  • Minocaro
  • Fedeot
  • Aya_73
  • hunter
  • MMFruit
  • kanthik
  • Ewey
  • Mandinga
  • Maihem
  • Arianelle
  • Shadee
  • Red1

At this time, the list of Ranked players that will cede their spot in the Top #25 is roughly as follows:

  • luuu90 (Luuu)
  • Minothentic
  • Ahn
  • Modgnik (Smurfnik)
  • Pelorn
  • Arianelle
  • hunter
  • Teddy

A name next to one in parentheses is the alternate account of that player and only the highest will count for qualification. When looking at the Top 10, ignore these names and go to the next in the list until you have listed 10 players. That will be how the calculation is done. Hopefully this will clear things up for you a bit.

If you are in the Top 25 and have alternate accounts not listed here, or are looking to cede your Ranked spot before the standings are taken, please let Atmaz know as soon as possible.

Note: This list may not be entirely accurate and there may be alternate accounts present that have not notified me previously. At the time of calculation we go through a verification process to make sure everyone has been justly qualified. If you earn your way to the top, we will make sure you get a spot in the Monthly Cup. This list is only provided as a rough guide.

Don’t forget that qualifying for placement via the Ranked ladder is not exactly the same as how seeding arrangement is determined. Seeding by Rank disregards how a player qualified.

Monthly Cup Seeding arrangement:

  • 1: Invited Guest #1 (Winner of previous cup, $100 Krog’s Bounty)
  • 2: Invited Guest #2 (2nd place of previous cup, $100 Krog’s Bounty)
  • 3: Invited Guest #3 (3rd place of previous cup)
  • 4: Invited Guest #4 (4th place of previous cup)
  • 5-16: Highest 12 God ranks of all remaining qualified players, in order.
  • 17-32: Randomized.

In short, it means that even if you are already qualified, there are incentives for placing within the Top 12 of the ladder.

Thanks, and have a great day!