Well, we went ahead and did it. The eASLeague is open for business with the proprietors being myself and Spencer Armstrong. HERE is a link to the GameSquad thread. The following is a reprint of the original post:
First, there was the CyberASL Open; now we're creating the eASLeague.
Pretty soon, it we'll just have a cool symbol that you can make an
electric guitar out of...maybe one that looks kind of like an
ankh...have to check on that...I'm thinking something in purple...
Anyway, with all of the interest expressed in our "...resurrected"
thread, we have decided that we will ACTUALLY have...A LEAGUE!!!...muah
Excuse me, sorry...wrong voice.
So we are announcing, the eASLeague (or e-mail ASL League). As the name
implies, this will be a League format as opposed to the Tournament one
we thought about originally. We are in the final stages of developing
the League rules document and it should be done next week, but I can hit
the highlights here:
Registration is open to all and starts immediately. We didn't want to
delay registration simply because the rules doc wasn't done and we
wanted to start in Q2. Registration is to be an e-mail directed to both
of the League Directors (LD's):
Primary LD: Josh Walles (countzeroasl at gmail dot com)
LD: Spencer Armstrong (ssa415 at gmail dot com)
We'll comfirm the e-mail back to you, and you're in. Prior to the start
of a round, we'll send you an e-mail with your next pairing and contact
information of your opponent. Play will commence on April 1, 2012.
For the first year, we will likely have a single grouping. In later
years, that may restructure and add something for ASLSK, but we'll worry
about that down the line.
League rounds will be 3 months in duration with initial pairings
determined by the LD's. That means for the year 2012, there will be 3
rounds. Scenario selection, play, and winner determination will be left
almost entirely to the players as outlined in the rules doc. Normal
years will consist of 4 rounds. Play should be completed prior to 3
days before the end of the round to give us time to do all
administrative stuff required prior to the next round. For the most
part, however, we don't want to interfere. It's like the famous
signature line here on the forum "Shut up and play."
Obviously the default format is PBEM with the Honor System governing
things (some clarifications and structure are in the rules doc, but
things are largely left up to the players per the "we are all adults"
comments in the other thread), but if needed F2F or Live VASL can be
used to finish a game at the end of a round.
There will be a prize pool at the end of the year (also outlined in the
rules doc). We already have some things lined up thanks to Chris Doary
of BattleSchool fame and Scott and Crystal of The Gamer's Armory
generously sponsoring us and are working on a few more surprises to be
The League is designed to be very low-key. What we really want is to
get more people playing more ASL in a format that meets their needs. We
want to give them an excuse to meet new opponents and get a wider
breadth of experience. Most of all, we want everyone to have a good
time playing ASL.
So while you're waiting for the rest of the details, give us an e-mail
shout and register for the hottest ASL event since that one that was run
by that guy a while back..you know? Come out and participate. We'd
love to have you. In the meantime, roll low and may you pass all your
Day 1 saw 24 registered. Huge! And there's still 25 days to go. Rules doc is going through it's final revisions between Spencer and I after which, it will be released to the general populous. We're already funneling in prize material. Things are looking up. We have seen a lot of excitement about this idea. It seems to fill a need in our community. Not a giant one, mind you, but a need nonetheless. It's nice to be able to offer this as a way to contribute. This is something I can do to make a difference to a few people. I'm happy to do it.
We're excited to see how this all plays out. Come join us for the ride, if you've a mind... We'd love to see you on the field of battle.