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BGL Closes It's DoorsOctober 18th, 2003
To all BG Clans and Players,

Because of lack of interest and participation from the BG community, BGL will no longer be active.

The purpose of a clan league is completely destroyed when 80% of the matches are forfeits and the rest of them include ringers. BG has gotten too small for a league like this to exist anymore- In fact it was always very difficult to get matches played every week, but now its unacceptable. Too much effort is put into this league by the BGL admins and everything they do goes to waste every week.

The BGL will be back when there is an adequate demand for the league to come back again. There will need to be at least 8 active clans (clans that can play 5 players 100% of the time, EVERY week) for the league to consider even coming back. These clans must also be able to take care of themselves. Sometimes the BGL was like babysitting. Everyone must know the rules and know what they are doing. Ideally, it would be nice for the BGL to post the schedule and then have all the clans play and submit scores afterwards. This is quite often NOT the case. When/If a time comes when there are clans that are serious about match play, all the BGL records will be reset and old clans will be allowed back in. Many thanks to the clans that followed the rules and kept the trouble making to a minimum.

Now itís up to the BG dev team to get people to play BG. Hopefully BGL will be back someday.

Thanks,

Slash
BGL Head Admin

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Match Scores and OvertimeSeptember 28th, 2003
There was a little confusion tonight about how to determine who wins a BGL match. After both rounds are over, you add up the scores from both rounds and the team with the higher combined score wins. Just because each clan wins a round, does NOT mean there is an overtime. The only way there could be an overtime is if the total of both rounds scores, from both teams is exactly equal- As you can see it is nearly impossible for this to happen in a BG match. In the WNx vs sB match they played an overtime which was not needed- WNx already won.

Be sure you are familiar with the Rules.

Thanks,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

Schedule ChangeSeptember 21st, 2003
[THE] needed a Bye this week, so the Title Match [SFB] vs [THE] is cancelled, both get Byes, and the winner of -cav- vs K18 will play [SFB] next week for the title.

Thanks,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

UpdatesSeptember 20th, 2003
There has been some problems this week and last about server settings and configuration. If you check the rules you will see that it says NO dispute may be made over server settings or configuration after the match has already taken place. It's the visiting clan's job to make sure the server is correctly configured. If it is not, or there is a problem, you reserve the right to REFUSE playing there and LEAVE THE SERVER to seek a BGL admin in #bgl. An admin will deal with the situation and avoid conflict later on. Once you play the match, it's final, so make sure any server settings are taken care of BEFORE the match. Read the Rules under Section IV for more information.

The schedule for next week is up and predictions will be up as soon as possible. nltw| was given a Bye week because they are converted to Steam appearantly. Noone should convert to Steam yet. If you install Steam, make sure you keep your old HL directory so you can play in BGL matches. The BGL will use Steam as soon as Steam is forced upon us OR all the servers and hosting companies switch to Steam. nltw|, please contact me- I need to know if you are going ot be inactive until Steam comes out or you will be able to reinstall HL/BG and play again. [FAF TMP] was given a Bye because the current contact, TheNew claims [FAF TMP] is leaving the league because he is leaving the clan. Their state is unknown. If you are from [FAF TMP] and want to become the new BGL contact, please come to #bgl on GamesNet and talk to me. If there is noone to represent [FAF] on IRC, they won't be able to play in the league anymore.

If your clan cannot feild a full 5-person team that should be a sign that you should start doing something about it. I suggest either recruiting more dedicated members or start forcing your current members to show up- or both. Forfeitting is looked down upon in BGL.

Thanks,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

Update :OSeptember 9th, 2003
Last week was very successful with the new Saturday matches. All the matches were played! The schedule for this coming week is up, go check it out. We have an uneven number of clans presently, but there are a number of clans in the joining process.

eDdA provided us with a German translation of the BGL rules. Click on the Rules link to check them out. If you want to translate the rules to any other language, contact me and we'll arrange something. Also, if anyone wants to make a new banner/link button, feel free to talk to me about it. Of course for any translating or art work you do for the site will be credited on the Staff page.

Thanks,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

Schedule Change?August 26th, 2003
All the important pages have been updated and the new schedule is up.

The current map is bunkerhill, but after that bg_bridge is next. The correct version you should have on your server is the one on the Files page. Clans have 2 weeks to get this new map on their servers, so do it as soon as possible so you're ready for it. A note of caution in advance: running up the inclines of the map and sliding along them is considered an exploit by the Rules, so don't do it.

Finally, the most important news is described on this thread: BGL Schedule Changes? If you are a clan leader or someone representing your clan, make sure you reply to the thread and tell me your position on the subject. If you can't post on the forums, private message me in #bgl on GamesNet and tell me what you think. If enough clans agree to the change, we can change the scheduling system for next week! If you have any questions post on the thread or message me in #bgl.

Also, I am accepting BGL Predictor applications. Check out the Predictions page for more info.

Thanks,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

ForfeitsAugust 20th, 2003
Many clans have left the BGL this past week. Some under good terms, some bad. However the zero tolerance policy for forfeiting is being enforced 100% for all clans. The league is old enough now where everyone is expected to show up and play.

Good Luck,

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

Join FormAugust 15th, 2003
The Join BGL form has been down for an unknown period of time. It was just brought to my attention and is now fixed. If you submitted an application and haven't received a reply yet, please submit the form again.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Slash

Posted by: SlashComment!

FeaturesAugust 12th, 2003
I changed the Match Results page so things are less crowded. Now match results from past weeks can be accessed by separate pages.

I also added a link to the left for Predictions. Right now, I did them to give you all an idea on how they should work. Eventually I would rather give the position to someone else. If you are interested in doing predictions every week, contact me in #bgl on GamesNet. You must be dedicated, have a good working knowledge of all the clans in the league, have basic HTML knowledge, and follow BGL matches closely to make accurate predictions. You don't need to be in a BGL clan or a clan at all to apply. I would actually prefer the predictor not have any BGL clan affiliation. If you think you can do this, please contact me.

There was a dispute regarding the {4th} and [TMP] match, but I decided not to change the schedule I made yesterday.

Remember to read the news post below and good luck.

Slash
Update(Aug14th): If you want to be a predictor, click here!

Posted by: SlashComment!

Attention!!!August 11th, 2003
There have been many forfeits the past couple weeks, but instead of giving the offending clans a 1 week suspension, all clans will be playing this upcoming week.

If any clan forfeits again this coming week, they will be removed from the league. I want to get rid of dead-end clans immediately. I do not want to delay the inevitable by suspending them a week. This week clans must prove to the BGL that they are dedicated enough to play in a league.

Show up and play, or be removed.

Thanks,

Slash

Edit: Schedule is up early this week, start talking to the other clans ASAP!

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