The Season 13 Crystal League Championship is Coming

    • The Season 13 Crystal League Championship is Coming

      Albion's high-stakes Crystal League competition returns with the Season 13 Crystal League Championship! For last season's winners, check out our article here.

      The Championship will take place in the offseason after Season 13, on:
      • Saturday September 18: 17:00 - 20:30 UTC
      • Sunday September 19: 17:00 - 22:15 UTC
      Entry requirements remain the same as the Season 12 Championship. We will select 8 teams to participate in the Championship based on the criteria below, in order of priority:
      • Number of Level 9 wins
      • Number of Level 8 wins
      • Number of Level 7 wins
      … and so on.

      In addition:
      • Wins will be counted based on teams with the same 5 characters
      • Players cannot switch teams and try to qualify for the Championship with multiple teams

      • Qualifying teams will be announced on Tuesday, September 14th
      • Once teams have been announced, they must send the following information to Nesnes by Wednesday, September 15th at 18 UTC:
      • 1. Team name
      • 2. Name of designated Substitute
      • 3. Name of designated Team Captain
      • 4. Team logo (via one of the two following methods):
        • Teams can represent a guild of their choosing (or a mix of 2 guilds max, which will result in a split guild logo)
        • Teams can choose a logo of their own using the in-game guild logo creation tools. Please send a screenshot of the logo design selectors as seen here
      • Each participant must use the same team (and with the same character) that played in the qualifying Season 12 Crystal League matches
      • Each team can allocate one substitute in total for the entire Championship
      • Each team must assign a Captain to be the main point of contact between the Championship organizers, Game Masters, and the team
      • All matches must be initiated via the Energy Manipulator in Martlock (special tokens will be provided to the teams prior to each match)
      • Teams should only sign up for the match slots to which they have been assigned by the Championship organizers and/or Game Masters
      • Use of exploits and/or glitches are not allowed in the Championship, including any existing legacy abilities that have been removed from an item
      • Participating with 2 or more characters that belong to the same player is prohibited – this also includes joining other participating teams via a different character
      • Each team must act in the spirit of sportsmanship and work towards its own victory in all matches; if anyone is suspected of violating this (for instance, by colluding and/or intentionally not competing) they will be penalized
      Substitute rules
      • The substitute can be used in all matches
      • If a team decides to use its substitute in a match, the Captain should indicate this to the Game Master they are allocated to prior to the specific match
      • Substitutes for the winning teams will be awarded the same prizes as their team members
      • Changes to substitutes can be made up to 24 hours before the Championship starts. No further changes, for any reason, are allowed after that

      Any participant and/or team found breaking the rules may be penalized at the Championship organizers’ discretion. All decisions are final. The penalties may include, but are not limited to:
      • Suspension from one or more matches
      • Suspension from the remainder of the Championship and/or future tournaments
      • Matches can be voided or declared a different result by the Championship organizers

      Prizes for the first- through fourth-place winners are as follows:
      • First Place: Each player on the winning team will receive the extremely rare Saber Tiger Rex Swiftclaw skin unlock item and 10,000 Gold
      • Second Place: Each player will receive the White Tiger skin unlock item along with 5,000 Gold
      • Third Place: Each player will receive the Jousting Horse skin unlock item along with 5,000 Gold
      • Fourth Place: Each player will receive the Steelplate Cougar skin unlock item along with 5,000 Gold
      We’ll be publishing more details as the competition date approaches, so keep an eye out!

    • Congratulations to today's winners! These are the match-ups for the finals:

      Crystal League Bracket Finals.png

      As you might have noticed, team "Mobile Gamers" has been disqualified because one of their members was banned, due to that they don't have enough team members left to keep going in the tournament.

      Team "Wendy's" was moved up to the finals because they had the most wins out of all remaining teams.

      The matches will start at 17:00 UTC, same as last round. I ask all teams to be there and ready to go 30 minutes early, which means 16:30 UTC. You will get the details from me shortly.

      Good luck, and may the strongest team win!