So, the minor leagues have arrived after the upper echelons were disputed; and the dream for promotion to the major leagues begins.... the format for the First Minor League Tournament is as follows: Format of competition: First Round: Round Robin competition between all groups. The group/conference winners are given a Second Round bye, advance to the Quarterfinals, and are guaranteed a spot in the Promotion Playoffs. The 2nd and 3rd place users of each group advance to the Wild Card Round, the winners face off vs the group winners in the Quarterfinals AND ALSO given a spot in the Promotional Round. The last place finishers of each group advance to the Relegation Round. If there are ties on the clinching positions (1st and 2nd, 5th and last place, or so on), there will not be a tie-breaker, the group winner and/or whomever led their position the longest will advance. Second Round (Wild Card, Quarters, Semis, and Final): If there were a tie at the end of each round, except the Final, the same tie-breaker procedure as to determine group winner and runner-up would take place (whoever led the most amount of time would go through), to avoid any late rallies and pain in the shit tie-breakers. If there is a tie in the Final, there will be a 10 vote Sudden-death tie-breaker. Only those who advance to the Quarterfinals are guaranteed a Promotion Group spot, Wild Card Playoff losers will remain in Minor League One. Promotion Playoffs: The winner of Minor League One is guaranteed an automatic promotion into Serie B. The remaining 7 Quarterfinalists qualify in a 7 user group to promote the remaining 3 who will accompany the winner into Serie B; this is to ensure that the runner-up won't be guaranteed a promotion spot unlike the past competition. (Same procedure as the Serie B Promotion Round) The top 4 users in said group will be promoted to the Serie B (2 users, plus 2 extra spots to replace the exiting Bro Tai Jr. and the perma-banned Spectre). Relegation Playoffs: All users who finished last in their groups will be subjected to a Relegation Playoff of 4 users. The bottom three users will be relegated to Minor League Two, while the top vote-getter will stay on Minor League One, and trust me, you DO NOT wanna be at the bottom chain. In case there’s a tie for first place, then whomever led their position the longest will avoid going to Minor League Two. Schedule of competition: First Round: January 23rd-24th Wild Card Round: January 26th Quarterfinals: January 27nd Semifinals: January 28th Relegation Playoffs: January 29th-30th Final: January 30th-31st Promotion Playoffs: February 1st-2nd.