Are you getting tired of beating your friends with your awesome weapons? Or are you just looking for some new Kid Icarus: Uprising competition?
If so, the Orbitars League is the place for you!
The Orbitars League is an online community for both Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All players looking to hone their skills against new competition, all while accumulating a running score for a league season.
EDIT: The Orbitars Practice League is now having sessions, and is taking people to do test runs! If you’re interested in seeing the leaderboards, check here!
How does it work?
League sessions will be run by a League Administrator (LA), who will be appointed by Orbitars staff. Your LAs will open LvD and FFA rooms in Together/Far Away Mode on Kid Icarus: Uprising, which league members can join. Everyone will play their matches as normal, and then afterward, your LA will record each player’s Point total, Number of Kills, and Number of Deaths. After all of the matches for the day have concluded, these totals will be recorded and posted on the League Board. There will be four league seasons per year, starting September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. After the conclusion of each League season, the numbers will reset.
Does it cost anything? Will I have to attend every session?
Nope! All you’ll need is to post a Player Name and Friend Code on the appropriate League Season page. Of course, you’ll have to register your League Administrator as a friend as well. From that point, just attend whatever session you can, and your LA will take care of the rest!
Will there be player ratings?
Yes! Elo-style ratings will be calculated by the League Administrator using this online algorithm. Each player will start with an Elo value of 1000, which will rise and fall depending on how well you do during individual Kid Icarus games. Player ranking in matches will be determined by number of points, with number of kills and number of deaths serving as tiebreakers. CPU players, if applicable, will always be set to CPU Level 5 in standard League play, and will be given a constant Elo rank of 1000. Additionally, Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All will be ranked separately, so you can choose to do one style of play, or both.
Do I get anything for winning or doing well?
That’s a great question. While we can’t guarantee any sort of physical prize support at first, we can easily do things like congratulatory banners/avatars/other images, and other things like that. Of course, if there ends up being a lot of support and league attendance, who knows what we might be able to come up with? We’re open to suggestions!
Will there be tournaments?
If there is enough interest, absolutely. Any sort of tournament event would be worth more points than your standard League session. We’re playing around with the ideas of having a yearly Tournament of Champions, as well.
How do I become a League Administrator?
As the League grows, we’ll need more League Administrators. If you show that you’re responsible and have the time to host League events, we’ll get in contact with you. So just try your best to attend events, and chances are you may get a test run!
Sounds great, when will Leagues begin?
As stated before, we’re starting the Orbitars 2012 Fall League on September 1, where League sessions will happen about once a week at first. Until then, we’ll be doing League Previews to test out kinks and hear feedback. The first League Preview will be on Saturday, July 28, at a time to be announced.
If you’re interested in being a preview tester, let us know in the comments.