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    Finalized Divisions [ECL 4] [UPDATE!]


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    Update: Due to the fact that one ECL Lite group was having an empty slot, we decided to accept a late registation by J P T J. Furthermore we decided to merge two ECL Lite groups into one (per lottery), so we end up with the same conferences as ECL Pro. All changes are reflected below.

    Hey NHL Gamers,

    First of all, some of you have been asking for an ECL 4 kick-off date already, and we can confirm we will be starting on Monday, the 20th of February.

    Secondly, all of us here in the NHLGamer Staff are overwhelmed by the amount of registrations for the new division format: 79 teams in total! Back when we were discussing the framework for divisions, the following quote was dropped in the Staff chat: "Expecting 80 or more teams is likely ridiculous". Turns out we were quite wrong about it. The community has never been more alive, and we are incredibly happy about this.

    Having said that, the Staff had to make a couple of decisions. Unfortunately, Fat Cats, which were nominated for the Elite division, decided to withdraw from ECL 4. According to the announced tie-breakers (most playoff wins -> best regular season PPG average), Rynnäkköviikset will join ECL Elite and fill up spot #16. This is the final ECL Elite lineup:

    • Unknown (previously Northern Ascendancy)
    • Dynasty
    • Synergy (previously Synergy Hockey)
    • Written in the Stars
    • Northern Stars
    • Laser HT
    • SIKA
    • Limitless (previously X Factor)
    • MUKIMIEHET
    • TIKI TALK
    • Aapon Taikasauva
    • Nordic Lightning
    • Refuse To Lose
    • Nordic Nightmare
    • Finnish Roosters
    • Rynnäkköviikset

    For ECL Pro, we received a total of 44 registrations for 32 spots, which means we needed to move 12 teams to ECL Lite. Some choices were more obvious than others, but in the end, we believe we made the right decisions. As announced earlier, we have taken ECL and EASHL records, as well as team/player reputation and consistency into account, and ran a lottery with 10 pre-seeded teams (Nordic Stars, Carlsberg HC, Germany's Finest, HC Checkmate, Kattiautomaatti, murohoki, Rusty Blades, Silver Sword Griffins, Sjukstugan, White Trash) - followed up by another lottery with the 22 remaining teams. Here are both ECL Pro conferences for ECL 4:

    ECL Pro A

    • Sjukstugan
    • White Trash
    • Carlsberg HC
    • Rusty Blades
    • murohoki
    • Nocturnal Hunters
    • The Beagle Boys
    • Ace Holes HC
    • HC Magic Zone
    • The Lights Out (previously Lunatic Lions)
    • Shameful Knights
    • Bare Knuckles Hockey
    • Origins
    • Free From Rodents
    • Unlucky Boys HC
    • Baltic Sea Eagles

    ECL Pro B

    • Silver Sword Griffins
    • Germany's Finest (previously UKnighted HC)
    • Nordic Stars
    • Kattiautomaatti
    • HC Checkmate
    • Company of Geeks
    • Bellizzi
    • Pata Hellalla
    • Inter Iceland
    • Showtime
    • Royal Club
    • Nemesis (previously Voodoo People)
    • Huppati HC
    • Thunder Tigers
    • Alliance HT
    • AK 47

    All remaining 32 teams will join ECL Lite and compete in two conferences with 16 teams each. These are the ECL Lite conferences:

    ECL Lite A

    • Ice Phoenix
    • Pohjoista Voimaa
    • HC Scorpions
    • Vemppaosasto
    • Lavetten
    • Banterfield Battallion
    • HC Palosaari
    • Clowns On Ice
    • Anonymous HC
    • Elämäm Kiekko
    • Die TwitchProleten
    • Dynamo Danglers
    • GHETTO FIREBIRDS
    • Papat
    • Bone Breakers
    • A Dream Valhalla

    ECL Lite B

    • Wolfsrudel
    • EV Duisburg
    • Prometheus
    • HC Ancient Warriors
    • Pungbrock HC
    • Falun Coal Miners
    • Teletapit
    • DEAD END KINGS
    • EN HUND
    • PSHL Roadrunners
    • The Youngsters
    • Last Kings
    • Hawks Hockey Club
    • iNF4M0US
    • Blues HC
    • J P T J

    What do you think about the conferences? Let us know in the comments below!

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    I guess the club name is important. 4 ex synergy players form Dead end Kings and get placed in lite. 

    Nordic Lightning has 2 players from their previous team (where 1 of them got kicked) still get to keep their Elite spot.

    Anyway good luck to everybody :)

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    Bone Breakers was top tier team in Consolehockey tournaments and their captains rotta__roteva and Lupachuk were top players in whole league not forgetting rissanen who was one of the best defensive d-men. My opinion is that BoB should be in Pro Division.

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    14 minutes ago, Egyptologen said:

    I guess the club name is important. 4 ex synergy players form Dead end Kings and get placed in lite. 

    Nordic Lightning has 2 players from their previous team (where 1 of them got kicked) still get to keep their Elite spot.

    Anyway good luck to everybody :)

    Yes, some clubs in PRO and Lite should in my opinion as well change places. Elite is quite well structured but other 2 divisions are a small question mark to me.

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    Stop cry. Have to start somewhere. And if you all are so much better decide this things, feel free to apply to be apart of The staff crew.

    Good job staff.

    Game on!

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    79 teams. Wow good job!

    I do however believe Lite division will be kind of unbalanced. Both Bone Breakers and possibly Dead End Kings could be in the top of pro division. 

    I was never a fan of such broad Lite-division, since I do believe there might be some problems in the future with teams losing interest. Time will tell. 

    And a message to pro teams. Company of Geeks will crush every single one of you. 

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    1 hour ago, Egyptologen said:

    I guess the club name is important. 4 ex synergy players form Dead end Kings and get placed in lite. 

    Nordic Lightning has 2 players from their previous team (where 1 of them got kicked) still get to keep their Elite spot.

    Anyway good luck to everybody :)

    You guys should change name to "Drunken Rebels" now and give back the name to Isindar and Pzu who formed the club 'Synergy' back in the days together with Haligax, Zettan, Kimmo and Supremski.

    :ph34r:

    (This was a joke, heh)

    Dead End Kings - Should be a pro team with so many "Elite-players" from the last tournament.

    Anyways, good luck everyone! 

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    1 hour ago, Bjono said:

    Stop cry. Have to start somewhere. And if you all are so much better decide this things, feel free to apply to be apart of The staff crew.

    Good job staff.

    Game on!

    And you are doing what? 

    They specifically asked us to comment...and we should...not comment? What is your point? I was not critizing, I made a remark that Club name seem more important than roster. 

    If I should critizise it will go something like this:

    Letting Unknown take over Northern Ascendancy means any team can go to the elite if they draft the captain of a Elite team. In Unknowns case I still feel its motivated since NA and Unknown are very similar teams with both Anrh and Foppatofflan playing for NA. Howere it does create a precedential case in forthcoming situations that might not fit the glove as well as NA/WHO.

    Letting NL keep their spot with 1 previous member and a former sacked assistant captain mean I could just add an irl friend who never played the game. Put him as captain and protect the club name. 

    Again...this is not crying but valid input to make the tournaments even better in the future. Im sure such input is more appreciated among admins then "stop crying" remarks!

    hugs and kisses xoxo

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    44 minutes ago, iSvamp said:

    You guys should change name to "Drunken Rebels" now and give back the name to Isindar and Pzu who formed the club 'Synergy' back in the days together with Haligax, Zettan, Kimmo and Supremski.

    :ph34r:

    (This was a joke, heh)

    Dead End Kings - Should be a pro team with so many "Elite-players" from the last tournament.

    Anyways, good luck everyone! 

    Yes I do agree!

    Also beating you as Drunken Rebels makes you even more angry ;) Win win

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    10 minutes ago, Egyptologen said:

    Yes I do agree!

    Also beating you as Drunken Rebels makes you even more angry ;) Win win

    You always lose games against "good" teams here and there in EASHL. But I haven't lost a game against Synergy or Drunken Rebels in a tournament for over 6 years, So I can't answer you about that reaction, I don't know that feeling, yet. -_-

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    2 hours ago, Egyptologen said:

    I guess the club name is important. 4 ex synergy players form Dead end Kings and get placed in lite. 

    Nordic Lightning has 2 players from their previous team (where 1 of them got kicked) still get to keep their Elite spot.

    Anyway good luck to everybody :)

    Nice, I guess this puts some pressure on us :D yeey the team actually have 5 former members from SYN since Headandtail97 also have done several EHL/ECL as Byhkov :) and 3 members from the Northern Ascendancy squad. We just have to like the situation I guess. I bet there will be some good competition anyway and not like an walk in the park :)

    good luck to every team this season / DEK

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    35 minutes ago, Egyptologen said:

    And you are doing what? 

    They specifically asked us to comment...and we should...not comment? What is your point? I was not critizing, I made a remark that Club name seem more important than roster. 

    If I should critizise it will go something like this:

    Letting Unknown take over Northern Ascendancy means any team can go to the elite if they draft the captain of a Elite team. In Unknowns case I still feel its motivated since NA and Unknown are very similar teams with both Anrh and Foppatofflan playing for NA. Howere it does create a precedential case in forthcoming situations that might not fit the glove as well as NA/WHO.

    Letting NL keep their spot with 1 previous member and a former sacked assistant captain mean I could just add an irl friend who never played the game. Put him as captain and protect the club name. 

    Again...this is not crying but valid input to make the tournaments even better in the future. Im sure such input is more appreciated among admins then "stop crying" remarks!

    hugs and kisses xoxo

    Haha gg ;)

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    I'm pretty sure the divisons will balance after first Divison based ECL has finished. One tournament on "wrong" divison will not kill anybody. And after the first Division based ECL, the new teams should automatically start from Lite. That would motivate the teams to stay. .....And will inevitably greate these shady GM status guys who dont actually play anymore, but still own their teams and they will use money to buy and sell their players for excessive sums like 600€.  And after New NHL is releaserd there will allways be someone who has stolen the team from the previous GM as he has been faster to greate the team in release. These matters will be prought to EA office and they will haveto make a new system, so that NHL will automatically reserve existing teams to their GM's, when new version of the game is released. Eventually the teams them selves can be sold to a new GM. And the old GM who has made his team solid POFF team will make massive amounts of monney to retire and play NHL09 on his basement, as the 09 is told to be the best version of the game ever!

     

     

    snap, crackle, pop!

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    17 hours ago, juha96 said:

    Bone Breakers was top tier team in Consolehockey tournaments and their captains rotta__roteva and Lupachuk were top players in whole league not forgetting rissanen who was one of the best defensive d-men. My opinion is that BoB should be in Pro Division.

    Why? They didnt even Finish last ecl :D

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