Crystal League Season 9

    • Crystal League Season 9

      Hey everyone,

      I am excited to announce the following changes to the Crystal League in Season 9


      Changes
      • Level 1 Match is now not full loot anymore. Instead players respawn on death with their gear, like in arena
      • Level 1,2 & 3 tokens can now be directly bought from the energy manipulator
      • Silver & Season Point Payout has been adjusted to have more focus on the mid level matches, instead of the top end
      • Match Frequency of level 4+ matches has been increased
      • Level 1 & Level 2 Item Power Threshold have been lowered
      • The time slots between level 4, 5, 6 and 7 matches has been reduced from 1 hour to 30 minutes
      • Higher Level Tokens can be now salvaged for a higher % of the silver prize pool



      Token LevelSilver Cost to buySilver Prize Pool (S9)Silver Prize Pool (S8)Season Points (S9)Season Points (S8)Item Power ThresholdSalvage ValueLethality
      Level 1100'000200'000420'00010900 (hard capped)45'000Non-Lethal
      Level 2200'000400'000530'0005190090'000Full Loot
      Level 3400'000800'000690'0002551'100180'000Full Loot
      Level 41'000'000950'00075251'200315'000Full Loot
      Level 51'300'0001'390'0002001001'300495'000Full Loot
      Level 61'750'0002'400'0005005001'400720'000Full Loot
      Level 72'500'0004'800'000100010001'500967'500Full Loot
      Level 83'500'00011'600'000250030001'6001'125'000Full Loot
      Level 95'000'00034'000'0005000100001'7001'500'000Full Loot





      Match Frequency

      Token LevelMatch Frequency (S9)Match Frequency (S8)
      Level 1dailydaily
      Level 2dailydaily
      Level 3dailydaily
      Level 4every two daystwice a week
      Level 5twice a weekonce a week
      Level 6once a weekonce a month
      Level 7every two weeksonce a month
      Level 8once a monthonce per season
      Level 9once per seasononce per season




      Detailed Schedule and time slots


      *Daily Time Slots:
      • UTC 2 / 2:30
      • UTC 13/ 13:30
      • UTC 20 / 20:30
      Season EventWeekdayDay#L1 MatchL2 MatchL3 MatchL4 MatchL5 MatchL6 MatchL7 MatchL8 MatchL9 Match
      Reset DaySaturdayDay 1Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*
      SundayDay 2Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      MondayDay 3Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 4Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 5Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 6Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 7Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 8Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 9Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3
      MondayDay 10Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 11Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 12Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 13Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      FridayDay 14Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      SaturdayDay 15Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 16Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30
      MondayDay 17Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 18Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 19Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 20Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 21Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 22Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 23Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3
      MondayDay 24Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 25Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 26Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 27Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      FridayDay 28Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      Reset DaySaturdayDay 29Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 30Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30
      MondayDay 31Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 32Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 33Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 34Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 35Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 36Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 37Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 19
      MondayDay 38Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 39Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 40Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 41Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      FridayDay 42Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      SaturdayDay 43Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 44Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30
      MondayDay 45Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 46Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 47Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 48Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 49Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 50Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 51Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3
      MondayDay 52Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 53Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 54Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 55Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      FridayDay 56Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      Reset DaySaturdayDay 57Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 58Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30
      MondayDay 59Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 60Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 61Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 62Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 63Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 64Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 65Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 19
      MondayDay 66Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 67Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 68Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 69Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      FridayDay 70Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      SaturdayDay 71Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 72Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30
      MondayDay 73Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      TuesdayDay 74Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 75Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 76Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      FridayDay 77Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      SaturdayDay 78Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21
      SundayDay 79Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 2:30UTC 3
      MondayDay 80Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      TuesdayDay 81Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30
      WednesdayDay 82Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20UTC 2:30
      ThursdayDay 83Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2
      Territory Scoring EndFridayDay 84Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 13/20
      SaturdayDay 85Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2UTC 13:30/20:30UTC 14/21UTC 14:30/21:30
      SundayDay 86Daily Slots*Daily Slots*Daily Slots*UTC 2:30UTC 3UTC 3:30UTC 19UTC 20



      We hope these changes will bring more excitement and engagement to the Crystal League in the upcoming Season 9.

      Cheers,
      Retro

      The post was edited 8 times, last by Retroman ().

    • SkuzKabel wrote:

      @Retroman Any posibility to change EU Timers to 19 and 19:30 as we talked in the RT Conference?
      After the call I checked our survey results on Crystal League timers again, to see if swapping them to 19 UTC would be justified, but the majority of survey replies prefered the 20 UTC time slot. Additionally we also have a higher player activity at that time in general. Because of these reasons we decided to keep the 20 UTC time.

      Cheers,
      Retro
    • Stopped playing for a couple months since the open world is pretty much zerg or die, and genuinly forgot crystal league even exists. Then I remembered the bugs with free loot for participating on lvl 7 towers...

      I'm actually very curious about the metrics of % of population prior to Queen doing cgvgs and the % of population now. Removing gvgs from territory control may have involved more people in guild functions, but it certainly lowered the game's overall competitiveness. One look at season rankings and you'll see there's no refuting that point.
    • Can we have 4 timers per day instead of 3?

      It would be way easier for people to have opportunities to play if there was one match every 6 hours instead of what is proposed now.


      Also, I understand the reasoning for Tier 1 matches not having full-loot but it's kind of weird going from no-loot to full loot with no between.
      It would make more sense if there was a transition tier. Ex: Tier 2 - 50% of your items are dropped on death. (the rest are respawned with your character)
    • Can we remove timers and have queue system the way arena has queue system for atleast level 1 crystals now?

      There is a majority of 5v5 players that don't want to be limited to these timers, currently the system restricts access to the content these players want and need. (Parties need to be formed beforehand by players, having solo queue party matchmaking decreases the quality of the content, just look at arena...)
      Discord: Redsaw#6002

      Think before you speak, just because you feel a certain degree of emotion behind your opinion does not make it a fact.
    • Retroman wrote:

      Level 1 & Level 2 Item Power Threshold have been lowered
      How many times do we need to tell you that this makes low level crystals WORSE and not better. By making the IP that low, you create a meta where certain items are broken due to the low IP, and consumables become even more powerful. STOP IT. Make L1 & 2 1,100, the same as L3, so the L1 & 2 act as actual practice for real Crystal battles. If you want to reduce the gear cost of Crystal, make a cheaper faction cape that only works in Crystal battles.
    • Retroman wrote:

      OceanSpirit wrote:

      @Starseed
      Not only that, but the no loot on T1 Crystals guarantees people will be running T8.3 Master Pieces 400/400 spec just to wreck newbies and make some quick money. <X
      The non-lethal match in level 1 is hardcapped at 900 IP. So you don't get any additional IP if you bring 8.3.
      Cheers,
      Retro
      Awesome.

      Considering it's extremely difficult to reach 1800 IP (unless you run 8.3 max spec), why not just have each tier hard capped?

      The post was edited 1 time, last by OceanSpirit ().

    • Is there any way we can get daily c-GvG time slot that enables the US Pacific Coast to participate? The entire time block from 3-9 UTC is blocked out. My guild has held a 5 UTC territory for the entire season. We have c-GvG worthy teams who would love to practice and participate in the daily time slots to keep our terri at level 4 or so. But, unless we literally leave work and family to go do a c-GvG, there is no way. Why can’t we have a slot at 5 UTC for the daily t1-3 c-GvG’s!!???! Geographical discrimination

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Bigboyz ().

    • The "EU" 20 UTC Crystal timer really sucks for Eastern-European people.
      I'm from Finland so +2 UTC and during summer +3.

      During the winter it was semi-okay to do them when they were at 10PM for me.
      After the timechange, the 20 UTC crystal is at 11PM, it's basicly midnight.
      People in my household for example go to bed at 10PM.

      On top of that I can only do only the 20:00 timer, because we have zvz form-up at 20:00, so I have to skip the 20:30.

      I really don't think many European people enjoy the timer to be very honest.