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About us

Purpose

Battle Ladder is the primary worldwide Godtear event management system. It also includes a number of data reporting features that can be used to assess player performance and gaming trends.

Our aim is to enhance the overall Godtear experience for both players and event organizers.

Contact us

Before contacting us, read through this page - you may find the answer to your question here!

The best ways to contact us about any questions or requests are by email, on Twitter, or at our Facebook page.

Awards

Awards are for achievements in gameplay, usually within the last year.

Centurion
Play 100 tournament games.

Digital Duelist

Play 15 online tournament games.
People's Champion
Build the Godtear community by either
- hosting 6 events with 4 players each
- hosting 2 events with 50 total attendees combined.
Win streak
Get 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 consecutive wins.
 
 
Veteran
Have a Battle Ladder profile for more than 1, 2, or 3 years. OG Brawlers have profiles from November 2017 or earlier.

The list of Battle Ladder awards may expand as more games and events are added to the system. For example, there may be awards for playing with the same champion for multiple games or always using the same champion class. There may also be national or regional championship awards.

Badges

Badges mark factors outside the game and appear next to a player's name.

Newbies
Player profiles created in the last 90 days.
Steamforged Games
These are the wonderful folks behind the design & development of Godtear.



Subscribers
Supporters of all levels help keep this site running and get access to advanced features.

Windy City Game Lab
Site administrators and special contributors.
Players Players Messaging & privacy Messaging & privacy

Players

Player profiles

Accessing your account

If you have ever attended an organized play event, you probably already have a player profile. Search the player list to find your player profile, then Follow the instructions on your profile page to claim it.

Player profiles that haven't been claimed can be registered for events by an event organizer, but you must claim your profile to register for events yourself, host events, or change your player information.

Creating a new account

If you have never played in an organized play event or can't find your player profile and want to set one up, you can:

  • Ask an event organizer to create a profile for you when you register for an event.
  • Create your own profile by visiting the player list.

Editing player information

Once you have claimed your account and logged in, you can edit and update your name, home region, password, and other profile information using your control panel.

Names & nicknames

Display name

Display names are used by event organizers to register players and by players to find their opponents.

To avoid confusion and ensure that games are linked to the correct profile, it is crucial that players use their real, full name as a display name.

You may modify your display name as necessary to correct errors or reflect legal name changes.

Nicknames

Subscribers may choose to use a nickname. These appear with the display name but do not replace it. Using a nickname in place of your display name is not allowed.

Name policies

Names or nicknames that receive complaints or are deemed inappropriate may be removed or modified by the administration.

Abuses of the name policies are NOT tolerated. Offending profiles may be locked without warning.

Direct messages

Players and event organizers may send direct messages (DMs) to one another. Direct messaging is disabled by default and must be enabled on your control panel.

If you enable direct messaging, any player may send you a DM at any time by visiting your player profile.

Event announcements

Event organizers may send announcement messages to all event attendees, even if any attendees have DMs disabled.

Any player may send DMs to any event organizer, even if the organizer has DMs disabled.

Privacy

Your email address is never shown to a DM recipient. Recipients must follow a link in the message to reply.

If you send a DM, the recipient will be able to reply even if you have DMs disabled.

Security & privacy

Your password is never stored as plain text. However, it is still recommended that you use a different password here than you use for any other online accounts.

Your email address is never shared with other users or with any other business entity for any reason.

Hidden players

A player may hide their profile if they wish to be anonymous. Hidden players:

  • Appear as an ID number rather than a name.
  • Cannot send or receive direct messages.
  • Do not appear in the ranking.
  • Cannot earn most badges.
  • Cannot host events.

If you wish to have your profile removed from the player list entirely, contact us.

Events Events Hosting an event Hosting an event

Events

Attending an event

The registration section on each event allows you to manage your registration for that event before it begins and drop from the event after it has begun.

To register for a locked event or team tournament, contact the event organizer.

Once you are registered for an event, you will appear on the event page. You can also see and enter the results of your current game on your control panel.

Local opponents

You may add up to five other players to a list of your regular local opponents. Event organizers may avoid matches between mutually-recognized local opponents in the first round of a tournament.

Modify your local opponents list from your control panel.

Event types

Standard tournament

Standard tournaments must follow the procedures outlined in the Organised Play Document, including the current list of legal champions.

Friendly tournament

Friendly tournaments are more casual than standard tournaments. This event type is good for newer players or when people want to use champions that aren't currently legal.

Campaign

Campaigns can take place over several weeks and use the legeacy champion rules. All champions are allowed and round pairings don't have to be random.

Event status

Open

Players may register for or withdraw from the event, change their registered guild, and enter game results.

Locked

Players may withdraw from the event and change their registered guild. Event organizers may register and remove players, change registered guilds, enter game results.

Full

Additional players may not be registered except by the event organizer.

or

Finished

Registration may not be modified and game results may not be entered.

Hosting an event

Registering players

You may register players for your events either by ID number or by name. Hidden players must be registered by ID number.

Player capacity

If you set a player capacity for your event, players will not be able to register for the event once it reaches capacity. An event's organizer can always add or remove players, even after the event reaches capacity.

Creating new player profiles

You can create new player profiles for players who don't already have one. Avoid duplicate entries by confirming that players don't already have profiles and by checking the spelling of names before creating new profiles.

To avoid filling the player database with false entries, do not create imaginary players, even when running test events.

Pairings

Game pairings are determined according to the Guild Godtear Organised Play Document. Each player is paired at random against another player with the same number of wins. In some cases, players may be paired up or down to a player with a different number of wins if necessary.

You may adjust pairings manually if you wish. If you set a round and discover an error, simply delete the round and redo the pairings.

Pairing errors

Rematches and pairings between mutually-recognized local opponents are highlighted when setting the pairings for a new round. It is recommended that you manually change a rematch if one appears.

You have the option of automatically avoiding pairings between local opponents in the first round of a tournament.

Byes

If your event has an odd number of players, one player will need to sit out each round. The player who gets the bye is determined randomly from among the players with the least number of wins.

This process is automatic, but you may manually change which player receives the bye if you wish.

Finished events

Once a single undefeated player has been found, adding additional game rounds is not recommended. You may ignore this warning if you wish to continue the event anyway.

When your event is complete, use the buttons provided to end the event. Until an event is finished this way, it will not be included in the site-wide ranking, rating, or statistical calculations.

Practice & test events

When you create a new event, it will automatically be hidden. Keep events hidden to practice using the event management system and run test events. Change an event's status to Open or Locked to make it publicly visible.

Update log

2020-04-18

  • UI tweaks to games and player profiles.
  • Addition of some awards. See the Awards & Badges section for more information.

2020-02-10

  • Statistics page updated with advanced champion stats.
  • Addition of the Game feed page, which shows the most recent 100 games and is filterable by region, event type, and date period.
  • General UI improvements.

2020-02-01

  • The Battle Ladder is now live for all users.
User permissions User permissions Legal Legal

User permissions

Users without one of the elevated or restricted permission levels shown here are in good standing and may use all the normal features of the site. Your current permission level is shown on your control panel.

Elevated

Administrator

Administrators can modify player profiles, games, and events created by other users.

Special contributor

Special contributors test out and offer feedback on new features of the site before they become public.

Restricted

Warning

Users may receive a warning for certain behaviors that are not acceptable. These users retain all standard permissions, but are flagged so that administrators can monitor their activity.

Locked

The profiles of users that receive multiple warnings or exhibit extreme unacceptable behavior will be locked. These users can attend events as normal, but cannot host events, enter casual games, or modify their own profiles.

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