There seems to be some confusion as to how scheduling is done. I will
go through the schedule process breify to hopefully make it more clear.
First of all, the league is on-going. It's not seasonal. That being said, there will always be a Title Holder
in BGL with few exceptions (when the league started or when the current
Title Holder leaves). Since there is always a Title Holder, there needs
to always be a Challenger for the title. Therefore, on a typical match week, there must always be a Title Match and a Title Shot.
The Title Match is the match where the current Title Holders and the
Challenger are playing for the title. Obviously, a Challenger for the
following week must be determined. So there is a Title Shot match
involving two teams which play for a shot as the Challenger for the
Title Match the next week.
I think it makes sense that the clans able to get a chance at the Title Shot match should be on winning streaks of some sort. I don't think a losing clan deserves a shot at a title- that just doesn't make sense. As we can clearly see from this setup, there needs to be 4
winning teams each week for the 2 matches (title match and title shot).
The two clans playing in the Title Match were winners the previous
week- one is the winner/defender of the Title and the other won the
Title Shot match. The two clans playing in the Title Shot match were
also winners the previous week- they won, and thus are deserving of a
Title Shot- Losers don't get a shot at the title!
Now obviously if there are many winners any given week, then the clans
with the longest win streak or the highest rank should play in the
Title Shot. However, let's examine the league's current situation. There are only 8 clans. There are only 4 matches every week, and thus only 4
winners. Let's put it this way- if you win a match, you are going to be
in the Title Shot. If you win again, you are in the Title Match. If you
win a third time you have the title. In other words, if you win 3 times
in a row, you are the champions of BGL at this point.
Admins have little flexability when creating a schedule. The 4 winners are forced to play each other and then the 4 losers are matched up based on rank and past opponents.
For instance, if 2 of the losers are at the bottom of the rankings, but
they've played each other the previous week or 2 weeks before, then
they will probably not be
scheduled against each other. Half the matches are out of the admins
hands- they schedule themselves. And the other 2 matches are determined
by rankings and previous opponents. When there are 10 clans or more
this obviously changes the dynamic, and allows us to make sure similar
skilled clans play each other, but with so few there is little that can
I hope this clears up how scheduling is done in the BGL.