Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
ESPI 2012 NYC: Eastern Conference Championship
ESPI returns to its roots: a true Eastside Invitational, as the name says. Clubs battling it out for the title of Eastern Conference Champion 2012 will be New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington DC, and Richmond VA. This event is being produced as part of the new Bench Format series, which will include an event in each North American region and determine qualifiers for a potential Bench Format Continental Championship event, which would take place late in the season.
Rosters: Each team is limited to a maximum of nine players for each match. A club may bring more than nine players, but must scratch down to nine or fewer for each match during the event. The players on the bench and the scratched players can be different for each match. This is entirely up to each individual club. A club's "master list" of members can contain any number of players, but they must all be members of the club in question. A player may not be a member of more than one club. Clubs draw from their master list to form their bench for each match. The deadline for submission of master lists will be Saturday, 07 Apr 2012, 24:00 EDT (08 Apr 2012, 04:00 UTC).
This tournament will consist of a preliminary round-robin and a single-elimination KO round, with seeding determined by the results of the preliminary round. Schedule and more information are available at the ESPI2012 website: http://redmenace.su/ESPI2012/