• Guild Wars 2 Raiding League

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Rules of the Raid League

The raid league is a community-organised raid competition aimed at both hardcore and softcore players. It is episodic and seasonal in nature, and each month brings a new round. The format of the tournament is based on boss speedkills.

Two boss encounters are randomly drawn each week during the session & every team has seven & a half days to submit their fastest kill logs. Each group is required to generate their log within a one-hour time limit for each boss respectively. Points are rewarded for each boss kill at the end of each session, and then both boss points are added together to create an session's rankings. This year, we're focusing on long term and so teams will be competing for placement on the season-long leaderboard.

Boss/Encounter: A single encounter in the game, e.g. Boss
Round/Event: A single Event organized by the Raiding league, e.g regular round of the RL consisting of two Encounters, irregular Challenge Event
Split/Quarter: A period of three month, which serves as the time frame for the 3 regular rounds

Participation


Team Creation

Each group must register under a team name and tag. There is no limit on how many players may be under one tag, however each participant is only allowed to play with one team in a Event.

Use the button below to register a new team and add your members later on the community discord.

Seasonal Registration

Teams may join throughout a split and participate in every single round but are highly encouraged to join for the first round of a split as it's simultaneously regarded as season registration which make you eligable for additional rewards provided by Arenanet.

To register for the a split, your team must submit a set of kill logs for the first it's first round.

Log Submission

In order for a boss log to be valid, guilds are required to generate them within a one-hour timer.

1. Start Timer Send a failed log (max 10s) in your team channel
2. Grind Boss Do the encounter. You may restart and redo it as often as you want in the one-hour time frame.
3. Submit log Send the log of your fastest attempt in your team channel

A log is valid as long as its "Time Start" doesn't exceed the starting logs "Time End" + 1 hour. Each boss gets its own one-hour timer.

Point of View

Teams have to submit at least one point-of-view video of their kill with a clearly visible encounter timer, uploaded on youtube and set to "unlisted" or "private" to preserve the competition's fairness.

Due to the risk of DCMA to the streamers, it is preferred to use royalty free music. We cannot enforce this unfortunately and it is highly likely if you do use copyrighted music, we will be forced to mute your PoV during streams.


Ranking


Rank & Leaderboard

The Teams are ranked by their achieved points. In generall three leaderboards exist:

Boss leaderboard: Teams ranked on their points on a single encounter. You can find them as part of the event leaderboard in the Events.

Event leaderboard: Teams ranked on the summed up points on all encounters of a single event; the divisions which make the teams eligible for Event rewards are based on this leaderboard. You can find all Event leaderboards in the corresponding Event post.

Split leaderboard: Teams ranked on the summed up points over a split; the Split Reward is based on this leaderboard. You can find it in the menu in website header

Points

Points are awarded based on the time needed to solve the mechanics of the encounter. The fastest team is awarded 100 points. All other teams are awarded a smaller amount in descending order based on their submitted times.

Some encounters are designed with elements of irreducible duration, aka roleplay elements that can't be influenced by the players. In the calculation of the points the duration of these elements is removed from the submitted times. The exact amount of points is calculated using the formula:

points = 100 x
fastestTime - irreducibleTime
yourTime - irreducibleTime

In words: The fastest team gets 100 points. A team that takes twice as long is awarded half the points. Elements which duration can not be influenced by the players are not considered for the calculation.

As arc logs have a slight variance, the league uses the Point-of-View's encounter countdown. Your time is calculated by

yourTime = startCountdown - currentCountdown

When uploading, please try to have a high enough quality for review, this will greatly assist the admins as well as be beneficial for the viewing audience should your video get chosen for stream.

Division

Based on your performance in relation to the fastest times your team will be assigned a division. Groups scoring at least 40 will be considered bronze, starting with 70 they will be considered silver & finally teams reaching 90 points or above will be considered gold.

With increasing Division the teams are eligible for bigger rewards.


Rewards


Rewards Eligibility

In 2021, the goal of the raid league will be to promote consistency & participation. To that end, we will be awarding a minimum of 16 teams at the end of each season should they reach a minimum points level. In order to be eligible for rewards, your team will be required to reach a minimum of 240 cumulative points (out of a possible 600).

Prize Pool Support

Our prize pool is built on the kindness and generosity of you, the community! Through your continued support via donations. This year we have implemented predetermined prizes so we have a minimum donation goal & stretch goals for additional reward distributions. Our current metrics are as follows:

3500g minimum requirement
7000g Session rewards (rewards will be given retroactively)
10000g Challenge Event / Next Season Pricepool
Reward Structure

Winter Split Rewards:

# gem g
1 4000 250
2 4000 200
3 4000 150
4 4000 100
5 4000 50
6 4000 0
7 500
8 450
9 400
10 350
11 300
12 250
13 200
14 150
15 100
16 50

Event Rewards:

All participating teams will receive gold based on the division in an Event. Current projection/suggestions:

Division Reward
Gold 100g
Silver 60g
Bronze 30g

All numbers are open to change based on the funds the Raid League receives and will be adjusted each Split.

Submission Rules

The Raid League is a part of the Guildwars 2 Speedrun community. For the purpose of a fair competition some ingame gadgets and clear approaches are banned.

Using anything that isn't allowed in the submission will lead to a time punishment or worst case an invalidation of the submission.

The Raid League will adjust the rules every split to provide the best environment for competition.