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Event Mafia Universe Championship Season 9 - Voting Phase

Who will represent Bulbagarden at the 2022 Mafia Universe Mafia Championships?

  • Jinjo

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • DawningWinds

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • TheCapsFan

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7

TheCapsFan

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Hey everyone! It's that time again; we've been invited to Mafia Universe's annual mafia championship! You can view the invitation information below:
Ahoy there! :)

I’m very excited to invite your community to participate in Season 9 of the Mafia Championship.

The Mafia Championship is an annual forum-based tournament series that pits representatives from various online Mafia (aka Werewolf) communities against one another as they compete to determine the Internet’s greatest forum Mafia player. Each participating community democratically elects one person to represent them and be their “Champion”.

The tournament first started back in 2013. Since then, 320+ different communities and 50+ different nationalities have been represented. It’s a super fun event that has created many new friendships and close bonds between communities. I hope that you would be interested in taking part :)

The games will take place on Mafia Universe. Here are some important notes to know about the site and electing your representative!
  • You may decide yourselves how you want to elect your representative, but we highly recommend some sort of democratic process (public nominations followed by a poll usually works out well).
  • In addition to electing a representative, you should also name an alternate (a back-up) who will be asked to step in if the first choice needs to back out.
  • Your representative should be prepared for having to read upwards of 600-700 posts per 24 hours during the early stages of the game. Additionally, there’s a requirement that each player must make at least 10 posts per Game Day. Only active players should apply/participate. I repeat: Your chosen player needs to be able to promise a good amount of activity on a daily basis!

SEASON 9 FORMAT

The tournament structure is as follows:
  • 135 communities will participate, each sending one representative.
  • QUALIFIERS: 9 Qualifier Games will be played, consisting of 15 players each. I.e. every representative plays in one Qualifier Game. The players themselves vote post-game to determine who is deserving of advancement. 1st and 2nd place will advance to the Semifinal Games.
  • SEMIFINALS: A Jury consisting of finalists from Season 8 will select 27 additional players to advance to the three Semifinal Games. From each game, five players will advance to the Finale Game based on a post-game player vote, just like in the qualifying phase.
  • THE FINALE: The Finale Game is played. Once it has completed, the players vote to determine who shall receive the title of Season 9 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.

This year’s setup: Mountainous 15er
3x Mafia Goon
12x Vanilla Townie

Relevant mechanics info
  • Day start.
  • Majority elimination is enabled Day 2+, but majority is not required at any point for the elimination.
  • Tied votes will result in a player being eliminated at random from among the tied players.
  • No outside communication. I.e. you may not contact the other players outside of the thread (unless you are Mafia and wish to speak with your teammates).
  • Phase Lengths and Deadlines will be up to the players themselves (I’ll organize your representative into a game with deadlines that suit their preferences).
  • Thread is locked during Night Phases.
  • Votes are automatically locked in at LYLO
  • Mafia share a factional Night Kill, which is a single standard shot for their faction. The mafia factional kill is mandatory.
  • Mafia may communicate at any time.
  • Each individual player may make a maximum of 150 posts per day phase (this restriction is lifted 1 hour before day end).
  • The game will have a host to oversee everything and make sure everyone’s following the code of conduct, but otherwise the game is completely automated (automatic votecounts, thread locks and reveals alignments automatically, the bot receives and processes actions, etc.).

SEASON 9 TIMELINE

There will be 9 Qualifier Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates ranging from the end of April to mid-June. So in other words, as long as your representative can play sometime during that period, they should be good and I’ll make sure they get scheduled into a game that suits their schedule well. I.e. if your rep is busy until June, that isn’t a problem.

The Semifinal Games will be played in July/August, and the Finale Game sometime in August/September (whenever we can work out something that suits everyone).

If you want to get in contact with me ASAP, you can find me on Discord (Lissa#8083).

Kind regards,
Lissa

Bulbagarden has attended each of the past Mafia championships, with several of our members having received honors or passed into the Semifinal rounds! Let's make sure to send another rep this year to represent the community well!

As always, the community will decide our representative. Here are the traditional rules we've followed for doing this:
  • Nominations will take place from the time this thread is posted up until the 3rd of April at 11:59am PT, which gives us just over a week for nominations.
  • Anyone can nominate themselves, but each potential nominee will need to be seconded by at least one other user. Nominees may end their nomination at any time, and a list of people who are not interested can be found further along in this post.
  • Once nominations close, a poll will go up with all the nominees, and users will be allowed two votes each. Voting will continue until 11:59AM PT on April 9th, with the winner being selected as our representative and the runner up standing in as backup.
  • Users must have played in at least one completed mafia game from ”U-Choose Mafia" (began April 7th 2021) onwards to be eligible to participate or vote. Bulbagarden must be your home site. It is also highly advised that you read the spoilered invitation.
And thus the nomination process begins! Thanks once again to Mafia Universe to inviting us, and feel free to submit your nominations below.

Nominees
Jinjo
DawningWinds
TheCapsFan

Not Interested
HumanDawn
 
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I will be stepping out of this, I haven't really been playing any Mafia lately, but thank you for the nominations still!
 

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The nominees have been selected! Please vote using the poll at the top of the thread. You may select up to 2 participants.
 

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Apologies for not mentioning this closer to the end of poll date, but it looks like I've won the poll, with @Jinjo as my backup! Thanks to all that voted, and I'll be posting here about future details about when I'll be competing and who I'll be competing against.
 
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Hi friends, general heads up that TheCapsFan's mafia championship game is starting shortly!!! You can follow it here on Mafia Universe:

If you want to discuss the game, please use a private channel that they/Jinjo do not have access to!! You're also welcome to join MU's spec chat where there are lots of people from other communities spectating too: Join the Mafia Universe Discord Server!
 
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