With game servers becoming more irrelevant, we’ve decided to take initiative and start a new chapter for the community by opening Divisions! Now, there’s been a lot of confusion as to what Divisions really are, so hopefully this’ll answer some of your questions.
Introduction to Divisions
Our goal with Divisions is simple! To create a competitive environment for new and old members to compete against each other in their favorite games to win monthly prizes.
Allied-Gaming is a multi-game community, so we’re setting up a Division for every game that we play, and that number will grow as we grow. Right now, we’re in the process of setting up these Divisions, so bear with us as we create one for every game we play.
Each Division will have its own sub-forum, Calendar and more (Directors will be able to customize the look and feel of their Division). Members will be able to see the activity of other Divisions, create topics and make posts in any Division, but you’ll only be able to join ONE Division.
Why only one? We’re implementing this restriction as we’ll be having a rank system that’ll award members but won’t work if they’re hopping around between Divisions. As middle ground, members will have the chance to change Divisions during the first 3 days of every month.
As a Director, your primary responsibility is to create events for the teams inside your Division. So, if you’re the Director of CSGO, some good event suggestions would be scrims between teams, 1v1 ladder tournaments, Surf n’ Chill evenings, etc. While we are shutting down our servers, we can rent a server if needed for an event (provided we’re given a timetable for the event). One requirement to be the Director is to schedule at least one event a week, to create and maintain a competitive environment in your Division.
Directors may also add additional rules to fit their Division’s needs, provided they stay in line with community guidelines, but require approval by a Community Council member first.
Should a Director step down from their position, a Manager can petition to be the next Director by contacting the Community Council.
As a Manager, you’ll moderate your Division’s forum. This isn’t the same as being a Global Moderator, who can moderate the entire forums. Managers will make sure Division members uphold the rules set by the Director for their Division.
On top of your moderation responsibilities, you’ll help the Director coordinate and oversee events to make sure they go smoothly. Managers must oversee 2 events or more per month. This does not count towards your total if you are a Team Leader.
Directors will have control over who their Managers are in their Division. There is no limit to how many Managers they can be.
In every Division we want there to be many teams. Team Leaders are the one’s in charge of their team and will register their team with a Director or Manager for events. In addition, team leaders must make sure their team is on time to events and are active in the community. Each team leader must register their team for at least 2 events per month.
This is a voluntary role within each Division. The job of the mentor is to welcome new members into their Division, introduce them to others and help them find a team. Those who prove themselves as good mentors throughout the month can receive benefits set by their Director.
Everyone else that joins a Division and isn’t one of the above is just a player. Players must be active to help their team beat other teams in the Division, and their Division to beat other teams in the community. Players are expected to participate in at least 2 events per month.
Note - If you’re a Director or a Manager, you must not allow your position in your Division affect gameplay, especially if you’re participating in an event.
As we continue to improve our Division system we’ll add in a better ranking system. This rank system will track members in every Division for their activity. At the end of every month, we’ll be giving prizes out to the top Divisions based on a number of criteria:
Forum Activity – New topics, posts, reputation
Referrals – Bringing new people into the community, bonus if they join your Division
Teamspeak/Discord VC – Online presence on both of our communication platforms
Events - Event Participation Number of Events to Player Attendance Ratio
Depending on the type of game the Division is representing, prize distribution will vary. The Director will decide whether prizes are distributed amongst the top players or top teams in the Division. As our community grows and we see higher activity levels, we’ll up the ante on the total prize pool and the type of prizes we give out.
Right now, we’re just starting Divisions. As time goes on we will adjust the structure and create rules to help keep things organized and establish a competitive environment. The Community Council will continue to adjust the system until things are right, and we’ll make sure you know about any changes.