MyLeague has one of the simplest ranking systems ever used for competitive play. The concept was adopted from the ranking system used on the official Case's Ladders. We call it a "Ladder" because each member holds a unique rank or "rung" that represents their standing among other members. The highest-ranked member holds the #1 Ladder position; for example, someone ranked #2 is ranked below the #1 member. The goal is to "climb" the Ladder all the way to the top!
- When you first join, you are placed in an "Unranked" category on the League.
- You become "Ranked" after winning your first League match. (Unranked members may play each other, and the winner becomes ranked at the bottom of the League.)
When you defeat a higher-ranked member, you move up in rank
30% the distance between their rank and
- Example: If you are ranked #50 and you beat the #1 ranked member, then your new rank would be 15.
Your rank on the League does not go down if you lose a match
unless your opponent is ranked DIRECTLY below you.
- Example: If you are ranked #5 and the #6 ranked member defeats you, then your new rank would be #6.
When members ranked below you are victorious against members
ranked above you, it's possible the member will jump over you in
rank and you will move down one rung. This depends on the ranks
- Example(per 50% rank gain): You are currently ranked #7. If the #10 ranked member defeats the #1 ranked member, then #10 will advance to the #5 rung and you will fall to the #8 rung.
- If your League name is deemed offensive or contains profanity, your account may be removed.
- If your League name is deemed abusive towards another member, your account may be removed.
- You can edit your League name by using the 'My Account' tab and choosing the 'Edit Username' option. If you have problems changing your League name, please use the 'Contact Admin' link, located on the 'Support' tab.
- Your E-mail address must be kept current at all times, in case you need to be contacted. You can use the 'Edit E-mail Address' link on the 'My Account' tab to edit your E-mail address.
- You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
- You are not permitted to share your password with anyone for any reason.
- In order to keep the League as dynamic as possible, your account will be automatically deleted if you are inactive for 180 days. However, one of the features of our Premium Membership Program is never being deleted for inactivity. Information regarding our Premium Membership Program can be found here.
- Only one account is allowed per person. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- It is forbidden for more than one person to use or share the same account.
- Multiple accounts from the same location will be investigated and possibly removed.
Note: Please consult the Admin staff regarding whether or not League challenges are permitted for this League.
A challenge is defined as a request for a match with a higher-ranked member. Whether you are the challenger or the one being challenged, there are some rules that must be followed. Violating these rules may result in penalties. If you notice anyone violating these rules, please contact the Admin staff.
- The best way to find League matches is to announce in chat that you are looking for a League match so that other members will know you are interested in League-play. You can also directly challenge a specific member in chat.
- Most Leagues permit the use of Formal Challenges. A complete overview of the Formal Challenge system can be found here.
5 time(s) Per Day
- You may play the same member 5 time(s) per day. However, you may play as many different members as you would like on any given day. A "MyLeague" day begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
- We recommend you ensure a potential opponent is also a member of the League before starting your match. You can do this very easily by searching for your opponent using the 'Search for Players' tool.
Playing a Match
Once you are ready to start playing a League match, there are some guidelines governing game play that you should keep in mind.
- You are not allowed to report losses to another member that also plays from the same computer as you. Our security software will detect this activity if it is attempted, and participating accounts may be penalized or removed.
- The same rules that apply to behavior in chat (covered in a later section) also apply during matches.
Reporting the Match
Once your match is completed, the loser of the match is responsible for reporting the loss immediately. You can report your matches using the 'Report Loss' button located on the 'Standings' tab. Please note the 'Report Loss' link should only be used for League matches and not for tournament matches; you should consult the TD with any questions regarding reporting tournament matches. If you have any problems reporting a loss, you should contact the Admin staff and request assistance.
Reporting the Loss
- In one-on-one matches, the loser of the match reports the loss to the winner.
- In partner matches, each member of the losing team reports a loss to both partners of the winning team. At the end of the match, you would either gain two wins or report two losses.
- In "free for all" matches (matches in which multiple opponents are competing against each other without partners), each loser of the match must report a loss to one overall winner.
- When playing matches with more than one opponent, it is important for losses to be reported in the proper order if rank will be affected by the order of report. You must report to the better-ranked opponent first in those cases. It is your responsibility to make sure you report in the correct order when necessary. Not doing so may result in penalty.
- If your opponent does not report their loss within one hour after completing the match or prior to starting another match, you should click on the "Contact Admin" link and then use the "Unreported Match" form.
The rules for a Tournament are determined by the Tournament Director hosting the event. You will find a summary of each individual Tournament, including a Rules page, if you follow the link for that specific Tournament.
These are draft rules for now, as the game is 5 months from release. Civ6players will use Myleague.com, so these rules are simply additions based on specific Myleague ladder-isms. All general rules are still in effect and apply to Civ6players, so please continue to read and understand all of them. If any of these rules are different than the default myleague rules, these take precedence.
Reporting the Match
Once your game is completed the loser of the match is responsible for reporting it as soon as possible. You can report your matches using the "Report Loss" link located in the Standings Tab. Here are some things to remember regarding reporting your losses.
Losses are to be reported immediately after a game is completed…before any further Ladder matches are started. Not reporting promptly will result in penalty.
Who to Report To:
In one on one games the loser of the match reports.
In games where you play with a partner each member of the losing team reports a loss
to both partners of the winning team, so at the end of the match you would either
gain two wins or report two losses.
In 'free for all' matches(including Cton/Always War)…or matches in which multiple
opponents are all competing against each other without partners each of the losers of
the match reports a loss to every player that is ranked above them in the game
When playing games with more than one opponent it is important that losses are
reported in the proper order if rank will be affected by the order of report. You
must report to the highest ranking opponent first in those cases. It is your
responsibility to make sure you report in the correct order when necessary. Not doing
so will result in penalty.
If you have a problem and cannot report your own loss follow the SUPPORT Tab and
request assistance with this from Ladder Staff.
Most unreported matches are a simple case of forgetfulness on the part of your
opponent. If your opponent has not reported your match within an hour of the match
you should send them a friendly E-mail reminder to post. In most cases this is all
that is needed to get them to post.
If they still have not posted an hour after your E-mail reminder and you see them
online playing other matches you should follow the SUPPORT Tab and submit an
unreported match claim against them. Ladder staff will handle the situation from
there for you.
If, however, you do not see them online after sending your Email reminder you should
give them 24 hours to post their loss before submitting an unreported match claim
against them in order to give them time to receive your E-mail.
You should never harass another user in chat or interrupt their other Ladder matches
in an attempt to get them to report. If you see them online giving them one friendly
reminder is acceptable, but beyond that you should let Ladder Staff settle the
dispute for you.
SPECIFIC CASE’S RULE VALUES:
The following values have been chosen, according to the Case’s : These rule sets will
not be changed without notice.
Rank gain for a win: 50 (percent, 50% default)
Max matches/day between SAME users: 3 (matches)
Number of days before winning and losing streaks reset: 7 (days)
Minutes players must wait between each match report: 0 (minutes)
Days of inactivity allowed before players deleted: 42 (days)
Days of inactivity allowed before drop top ten players: 14 (days)
A “top player” is defined as a player less than: 50 (rank)
Days top players must wait before playing same user again: 0 (days)
Highest rank that is allowed to utilize formal challenge : 25 (rank)
Days between formal challenge by same users: 2 (days)
Days players have to complete formal challenge: 5 (days)
Live copy of the rules is here
The purpose of the League is to climb to the top and the competition for the rungs in the Top Ten is high. As such, we have special rules that apply for members in the Top Ten.
- Members in the Top Ten must play a League match at least once every 14 days; otherwise, you will be automatically dropped five rungs and your inactivity counter is reset. There are no exceptions to this rule.
As a member of MyLeague, you are representing the League, the Admin staff, and all other members when you are participating on a MyLeague. It's part of your responsibility as a member to act in a respectable manner within your League community.
- The rules of common decency should be followed when uploading images to use as avatars. Inappropriate avatars may be removed without warning or notification.
- If you believe your opponent is cheating, then you should contact the Admin staff.
- It is forbidden to abuse or harass another League member.
- It is important to remember that two wrongs do not make a right. If you are being harassed by another League member, contact the Admin staff for assistance. Do not take matters into your own hands or return the abuse, or you could be penalized as well.
Nice Guy Rule
- Please note that behavior guidelines govern all methods of communication. This includes chat, E-mail, message forums, instant messenger services, etc. Treat other members with respect!
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Although we have tried to be as detailed as possible, we can't cover every aspect of gaming in our rules. Please be advised that just because something is not stated in our rules and policies, then that does not mean it is allowed. Use common sense. If it is something that will adversely affect other members and you might think twice about it, then it's probably against the rules. The Admin staff will have the final say in such matters. If you have a specific question please feel free to contact us via E-mail.