I bet that most of you readers know what The League is; an online Memory League championship which over a course of weeks ( from 12 weeks - to 5 weeks at the last season). It has been a fun competition, with a great chance of encountering new opponents and challenge each other - like a live event. Based upon a couple of division, which served as a mean of placing similar skilled athletes in a group. Initially it was based upon your rating. Further performance in the league, decided whether you would go later on. It served as a good platform to play with similar skilled players.
I see The League as a mean of bringing not only more activity on Memory League but a way of making Memory Sports more popular in general. Isn’t it much more fun to share your talents with others on the same page, together than statistics on the screen?
The League will perhaps not be the one and only thing that brings this, as a matter of a fact Memory Techniques have rapidly been spread throughout the world this latest decade, and these latest years it has been on Fire! A more and more common feat in talent shows.
The Live events is just perfect for that! You get to meet these champions in real life and also sharing an amazing moment together, memorable moments for life!
-So the thing is, The League can come back, stronger than ever before and granting
some joy in the memory community in general. It is fun, easy and interesting.
So, I would LOVE to hear your feedback on what suggestions and changes that
should be made to make this alive once again and standing tall.
So, what we need to do is to look how it has been run before.
Here are some statistics over the course of The League:
- There are some interesting things you can point out here. One of them that there is
more activity than inactivity in general.
- Some athletes have been more
- It will bring suggestions for future runs of The League
SEASON: 1 ~ 55Signups
Division 1: 12/12
Division 2: 12/12
Division 3: 10/12
Division 4: 7/9
Division 5: 10/10
SEASON: 2 ~66 Signups
Division 1: 8/10 2Withd -12 in total
Division 2: 10/13 3Withd -16 in total
Division 3: 9/11 3 withd -14 in total
Division 4A: 6/8 4 withd -12 in total
Division 4B: 6/8 4Withd [4b] -12 in total
Division 5A: Around half participating 2 not playing Withd
Division 5B: 6/10 comp 4 non playing
SEASON: 3 ~72Signups
Division 1: 7/9 1 nonplaying
Division 2: 10/10 A total of 10
Division 3: 10/10 2withd -12 in total
Division 4A: 9/9 1withd 4A -10 in total
Division 4B: 7 played most 3 withd (4b) -10 in total
Division 5A: 5/8 comp 2Withd -10 in total
Division 5B: 6 played most 4 withd -10 in total
Division 1: 8/8
Division 2: 10/10
Division 3: 7 almost all
Division 4A: 6/6
Division 4B: 5/5
Division 5A: 5/5
Division 5B: 5/5
SEASON: 5 ~43 Participating
Division 1A: 5/5 A
Division 1B: 5/5 B
Division 2A: 6 almost all
Division 2B: 5 many games done
Division 3A: 6 almost all games
Division 3B: 6 many games done
Division 4A: 6 Many games done
Division 4B: 6 just a few games done
Division 5A: many games done A
Division 5B: a few games done
Division 5C: a couple of games done
SEASON: 6 ~46 Participating
Division 1A: 5/5
Division 1B: 4 many games done
Division 2A: 5/5 all
Division 2B: 6/6 all
Division 3A: 5/5 many games
Division 3B: 4/4 many games done
Division 4A: 2/2 all done
Division 4B: 6/6 Many games done
Division 5A: 5/5 more than half away from done
Division 5C: 4 5c many games done
(*Later season withdrawns were not shown, therefore the amount of signups were
higher in later ones. Season ~4+)
More activity in general with Memory Challenges will make a good chance of people
participating in time
Giving Recognition to players.
Such as ribbons; Gold,Silver and Bronze medals for 1st-2nd-3rd place in each
Division. Each looking unique in each Division and, different for every new season.
Which will be found at the Leaderboard next to someones name. So, it will not only be the placing itself that will be the eye-catcher but the different Achievement from the athlete.
You can find recognition system in many different areas, in many sports where prefered behavior/performance is well rewarded ( can be in many different forms doesn’t just have to be monetary/materialistic in nature.)
Another thing is that people want to participate, but life-situations makes it hard for them to participate so they leave; so giving those who stays a medal of honor is interesting in it self. It has been the minority of the athletes who have found Reasons WHY They Can and stayed in rather than letting situations gets in their way; and completed it all. That itself is an amazing trait to have, not just in League but in Life itself. I believe rewarding rather than punishing -gives greater results in general.
This is by no means a way of segregation; this is a mean of highlighting those who makes The League all more interesting. Version 2 of the Leaderboard it could be called.
A match searching function which will search for random players, but, will prioritize
those who are in the same Division with each other, which will connect players
spontaneously, since we might play at random times too.
I also want to point out some good things that have been made in The League:
- The way of writing notes have been good. Schedule-ling matches have been great
too. Showing up at the front page, makes it even easier to make matches connect .
- At the screen before a game have started with each other, the function to make it a
League match; not only makes it easier to find, but the admin of the league have all
an easier time to note it down.
- Art of Memory forum being connected in the notes section, a forum page where you
can schedule things.
(*Photo from XMT 2015)