For each match up you will get 5 questions. Every match up has a home team and an away team. The Home team can choose to answer 2 or 3 of the questions first depending on their strategy before the away team answers. Each right answer is 1 goal whether you picked it or not. The team that scores the most goals out of those 5 questions wins.
1. Group Stage
There will be 3 groups of 4 teams. All 4 teams will play against each other once. There is not an overtime during this stage, and unlike during a normal season of DXPIL, you can get a draw during this stage. A win will be worth 3 points. A draw will be worth 1 point. A loss is 0. The 2 teams with the most points in each group will advance in this tournament. Then 2 of the three teams in 3rd place in their groups will also advance. The tie breakers in all of the group standings are in the following order: Points Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential Win streak
If there is a tie within the 3 teams in third place, a game or two will determine who advances to the next round.
8 teams from the initial 12 will make the Quarterfinals.
Each match will have 2 different "legs" on aggregate. Basically meaning there will be two different games where both teams will get a chance to be at home. The scores from each leg will be combined and whoever scored the most goals in both games combined advances. If there is a tie then whichever team scored more away goals will advanced. If there is still a tie, the game will go to extra time. Extra time will be different than the normal overtime where there will be more than 1 question in overtime and both teams will pick again.
The 4 teams in the Semifinals will also play legs on aggregate.
The final will be just 1 game. Whichever team was the higher seed in the Quarterfinals will be the home team. Extra Time is still in play if there is a tie after 5 questions.
The groups will be determined by the teams you are representing. If you are representing a team that has been around in the past 2 seasons you have a better chance of being in an easier group. 6 teams who did better in the past 2 seasons will have 2 home games while the other 6 teams will only have 1.
This will be determined by championship wins, playoff wins, and then season wins
So if you are repping a new team and are new than you will have more away games as this is just your first foray into the DXPIL.
I will try and have the groups as well as the schedule tomorrow afternoon. First games will pick either tomorrow night or friday
GROUP STAGE Sat 1/12 GROUP C: Virgo Moon Anxieties AT Taurus Taco Mars
Sun 1/13 GROUP A: Aqua Mars Logic AT Libra Sun Vice GROUP B: Gemini Mars Mischief Makers AT Aries Moon Fire GROUP C: Scorpio Moon Swingers AT Capricorn Sun Cool
Mon 1/14 Group B: Aqua Rising Creed AT Virgo Mercury Meticulous Vulcan Group A: Scorpio Mars Retribution AT Taurus Moon Bulls
Tues 1/15 Group B: Aries Moon Fire AT Aqua Rising Creed Group B: Virgo Mercury Meticulous Vulcan AT Gemini Mars Mischief Makers
Wed 1/16 Group C: Capricorn Sun Cool AT Virgo Moon Anxieties Group C: Taurus Taco Mars AT Scorpio Moon Swingers
Thur 1/17 Group A: Libra Sun Vice AT Scorpio Mars Retribution
Fri 1/18 Group A: Taurus Moon Bulls AT Aqua Mars Logic
Sat 1/19 Group B: Virgo Mercury Meticulous Vulcan AT Aries Moon Fire Group B: Aqua Rising Creed AT Gemini Mars Mischief Makers Group C: Capricorn Sun Cool AT Taurus Taco Mars Group C: Scorpio Moon Swingers AT Virgo Moon Anxieties
Sun 1/20 Group A: Taurus Moon Bulls AT Libra Sun Vice Group A: Scorpio Mars Retributions AT Aqua Mars Logic