November 11, 2011, 02:52:00 am 22168 Views
The leagues first month has now ended after a successful run, stay tuned for more news!
This league will allow Dota 2 players to find games and use our ranking system to play Dota2 or even find scrims and cw's for your teams. As nearly all VL players have Dota2 keys already i see no need to keep putting energy into that and will be changing it for the future but for the moment i would rather focus on Dota 2.
We will work to build features that are needed alongside Valve's development. The important thing for now is that it's active and we are given feedback on what is needed.
Currently the useability and functions are very limited and i ask of you to bear with us until these features are expanded into something more familiar and even extended beyond what we are capable of with Dota1.
A brief explanation of how it will work:
Vouchers will vouch users into the league. They will do this by binding their steam usernames to their DLG accounts. They will also be in control of who is in/out.
You don't add your steam account yourself and VL players aren't auto vouched.
(I hope this is more clear now for the masses to understand)
Wilco (Mr Manual labour. Does the dirty work of adding people in our database)
Overseers will report to vouchers any abuse or misdemeanors they encounter.
You can contact Vouchers in the irc channel or via DLG in the Dota 2 forum section.
Vouchers = @
Overseers = +
More staff will be added as they are needed. Keeping it low on purpose to begin with.
A separate forum section will be created for the Dota2 League related issues. (Coming soon)
Game lobbies will be hosted on Dotalicious just like in Dota1. Once games are filled and active the player in Blue slot will be in charge of opening the game in steam.
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In the future games will be automated and this won't be needed. Currently that's not possible though
Server should be Automatic.
Password needs to be set as defined by Dotalicious and changes for each game. Passwords are generated using 3 characters with a-z, A-Z, 1-9. Easy enough to remember so that you don't need to tab out to check it but long enough to be to complicated for outsiders to "guess".
Game name is strongly recommended but not enforced. This makes it easier find the replays later.
Once the game is over you will need to enter score so that a winner is known.
Do this on the same Dotalicious page as the game table was hosted.
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Also necessary at this point but should be automated in the future
Leavers if any need to be entered here also. It's up to you guys if you don't want to mark someone as a leaver but it is recommended for obvious reasons. 4 votes is enough to be marked.
Abusing this function just as entering wrong results will land you a penalty. Act as grownups guys...
Once enough scores are entered the game results will be shown instantly and you are free to join a new game.
Currently we can only track the following due to Steam limitations and game functionality:
Captain win% (to be implemented very soon)
game length (from start to score is entered. Exact game time not possible as of yet until further dev with Valve)
IRC channel is #D2LGIH (quakenet)
This channel is not essential at all to play. It's merely a tool for players to talk to each other outside of DLG. It's also a great place to search for CW's/scrims for obvious reasons. We will implement a clan war search function into Dotalicious soon also for Dota2. One already exists for Dota1.
For the initial first month we will offer a small prizepool of $300usd. $150 for first place, $50 for second, $50 for third and $50 for most games played. During this month all games will be Matchmaking.
Once this month is over and the league is running properly there will be Non-Matchmaking games offered also. The prizepool will also be much bigger.
During this time i want players to communicate changes, adaptations and tweaks they wish implemented to us. This will both make it easier for us to adapt ourselves as well for us to develop ourselves together Valve. We will then reset the ladders and offer the 50 most active players a small bonus in the next season. Season length from that point on is yet to be decided but will most likely be 2-3 months.
The initial playerbase will be a maximum of 200 players for the first season.
Season 1 starts Sunday 13/11/2011 and ends Tuesday 13/12/2011
For season 2 and onwards we will divide up 2 separate pools of players. This will partly be based on Season 1 results. 1 pro/high skilled and 1 midd/high skilled. As said earlier. Non Matchmaking games will be offered then also. This first month is a trial month to make everything work smoothly and to custom tailor any changes needed/wanted to the players needs and wants.
Initially this league will only be semi-public. You can apply but don't hope to get in yet. For season 2 we will open up the second division to the public much more.
First Person Streamers are always welcome to stream their games here. If they want embeds/announcements on our site then contact Aussie.
Shoutcasting streamers should also contact Aussie.
To play Dota 2 through Dotalicious you will need your existing approved account. New players will need to create an account and then approve it.
To approve your account you will need to download our client and follow the instructions. The client is only needed once to approve your account as it prevents multiaccounting but will not be needed for actual dota 2 games.
Dota 1 penalties do not carry through into Dota 2 games. Dota 1 and Dota 2 statistics are separate.
Applications go here
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