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    Hey NHLGamers,

    ECL 7 is nearing its end as we only have some final games left to play. These are of course the most exciting games of the season and I highly recommend all of you to tune in for the games on our Twitch channel.

    This article is a small informative post for you ahead of ECL 8.

    Let's start off by confirming that ECL 8 will start on January 7th, 2019. All divisions will have the same kick-off date. The seasons will be finished late February to early March. With this article we also launch the signups for ECL 8!

    If you don't know what I'm talking about by now, here's a briefing of what ECL is; ECL is a competitive EA Sports NHL League. Games are played in the EASHL game mode in a 6vs6 manner. Since ECL 4, we have implemented a divisions framework with Lite being entry level without restrictions, Pro being our mid-level and Elite holding the best 16 teams in Europe. A season in each division consists of a group stage/regular season and playoffs.  

    Here is the ECL framework for season 8 and other details we can confirm:

    • Regional restrictions: ECL is a European tournament format, however we do not necessarily exclude North American or Russian players. North American players are not allowed to host matches / be captain in the lineup, which means all games need to take place on European servers. This also applies to Russian players - please evaluate your previous connection experience against some of the teams participating in the ECL, especially if you live in eastern parts of your country (which likely connects you to US West servers). In case of severe connection issues, we reserve the right to exclude teams or players.
    • 6 vs. 6 tournament: ECL is played 6 vs. 6 only, using the EASHL Challenge Club game mode in NHL 19.
    • Individual requirements: Each player needs to have an account at NHLGamer.com and create his personal player card.
    • Roster requirements: Teams in ECL Elite need to have at least 7 players to sign up. Teams in ECL Pro and ECL Lite need to have at least 8 players to sign up. The roster cap is 14 players.
    • ECL Elite license: Teams in ECL Elite will be required to pay for an ECL Elite license in order to play for the prize pool (more details to follow).
    • Sign-up period: Signups open now. Registrations are open until Wednesday 2.1.2019, 23:59 CET.
    • ECL 8 Kick-off: ECL Lite, Pro and Elite are set to begin on Monday 7th of January. 
    • The return of the All-star Weekend: The ECL Elite All-star Weekend will return for season 8. Details will be announced later (please feel free to discuss your ideas).
    • ECL Elite live final: The ECL Elite Final of season 8 will be played at a live event between the 1st and 3rd of March, 2019 (more details to follow).
    • Rules: The ECL 8 ruleset will follow the same foundation as in season 7. We will fine-tune the rules a little bit, but more information is to follow. Meanwhile, you can find the ECL 7 rules here.
    • Gamedays: In order to allow fans to better enjoy the action of the different divisions, we are suggesting the following:
      • ECL Elite default game days: MON, WED, THU
      • ECL Pro default game days: MON, WED, SUN
      • ECL Lite default game days: MON, TUE, SUN

     

    Where and how to sign up?

    Gather a team and register your team in one of the threads linked below. As stated, the entry level is ECL Lite.

    ECL_7_Elite_logo.png Elite

    Teams Eligible: All teams NOT relegated from ECL 7 Elite, the finalists of ECL 7 Pro, teams who won ECL 7 Elite relegation faceoffs.


    ECL_7_Pro_logo.png Pro

    Teams Eligible: All teams NOT relegated or promoted from ECL 7 Pro, all semi-finalists of ECL 7 Lite, teams who won ECL 7 Pro relegation faceoffs.

    ECL_7_Lite_logo.png Lite

    Teams Eligible: All teams who are not eligible for an Elite or Pro spot.

    We're hoping for feedback on what you want from season 8 as there is still time for adjustments, so don't be shy to give us your thoughts in the comment section below. Also ask questions, we'll answer as best we can!

    Stay tuned for more information coming soon!



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    • ECL Elite license: Teams in ECL Elite will be required to pay for an ECL Elite license in order to play for the prize pool (more details to follow).

    I assume this means the license is still voluntary?

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    To be completely honest its not the best time to sign up during Christmas and New Years. People are going to be away for several weeks really soon and have hangover during 2.1. so its a bit problematic. Also people might still not have full rosters and don''t really have the time to look for people right now. 

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    I dont see an issue here, even if you go out on your holidays, you still have your phone with you that you can use to register your team with and it takes few minutes? Its not like were being asked to start playing on last day of the year, but i understand the argument.

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    2 tuntia sitten, Lauri kirjoitti:

    "teams who won ECL 7 Elite relegation faceoffs". This seems rather nice

    Not sure I follow. Could you specify your issue? Winning a relegation faceoff should grant a team promotion. 

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    6 minutes ago, jahajaha93 said:

    Not sure I follow. Could you specify your issue? Winning a relegation faceoff should grant a team promotion. 

    Well no issues mate, just wouldn't have used the word faceoff in this particular case 

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    Just now, Lauri kirjoitti:

    Well no issues mate, just wouldn't have used the word faceoff in this particular case 

    I see :) We've used the term 'relegation faceoff' previously, so that's why it's there. I get your point though.

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    1 tunti sitten, Yoloberg kirjoitti:

    To be completely honest its not the best time to sign up during Christmas and New Years. People are going to be away for several weeks really soon and have hangover during 2.1. so its a bit problematic. Also people might still not have full rosters and don''t really have the time to look for people right now. 

    Sign up is voluntary. 

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    2 hours ago, Crisu_rottis said:

    I dont see an issue here, even if you go out on your holidays, you still have your phone with you that you can use to register your team with and it takes few minutes? Its not like were being asked to start playing on last day of the year, but i understand the argument.

    You don't see an issue because your team doesn't need to have tryouts for new positions :)

     

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    23 minutes ago, Jnmxxx said:

    So who was the smartass that came up with the idea ”let’s make lite teams default days 3 days in a row bwahahha”.

    Oops. 🤭Monday, Tuesday & Sunday sounds a lot better than Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. 🙈

    That being said these are just days that were thrown out there for you to discuss, so thanks for the feedback and feel free to come with your own suggestions.

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    42 minutes ago, andymgn said:

    Mon, tue, thu is better days 

    why sun?

    I welcome that change, most teams plays EASHL on sunday nights during ECL anyway.

    This relieve some pressure for the older audience with irl-commitments during weekdays.

    Edit: I just saw that sunday as default does not include elite, @Kenu care to explain why? 

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    14 minutes ago, cHIIMEERa said:

    I welcome that change, most teams play EASHL on sunday nights during ECL anyway.

    This relieve some pressure for the older audience with irl-commitments during weekdays.

    Edit: I just saw that sunday as default does not include elite, @Kenu care to explain why? 

    "In order to allow fans to better enjoy the action of the different divisions, we are suggesting the following"

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    1 minute ago, Tauri said:

    "In order to allow fans to better enjoy the action of the different divisions, we are suggesting the following"

    Well idk, i would have bought this argument if a dedicated broadcast team had weekly streams on all game days. Also Isnt Elite the only division where providing a stream is obligatory?

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    No sundays please. This tournament has worked all these years with mon,wed,thu defaults. No weekends. Why change it when it works. Those who can play on sundays have rescheduled game days on sundays already. Why force this change for all teams. Change to mon,tue,thu rather than sunday if you have to have different default days on different divisions.

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    8 minuuttia sitten, minokin kirjoitti:

    Don't have any exact numbers, but I think that appr. 80% of the games we played this past season were re-schedualed. If this continues over the next season, I would rather see that you have like 2-3 opponents that you have to play within a week instead of having a schedual with set times

    Agreed 100% 👆

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    36 minutes ago, Slaivone said:

    No sundays please. This tournament has worked all these years with mon,wed,thu defaults. No weekends. Why change it when it works. Those who can play on sundays have rescheduled game days on sundays already. Why force this change for all teams. Change to mon,tue,thu rather than sunday if you have to have different default days on different divisions.

    You'll have plenty of time for sunday morning church ;).

    Arent you on playing EASHL on sundays anyway Slai?

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    24 minutes ago, minokin said:

    Don't have any exact numbers, but I think that appr. 80% of the games we played this past season were re-schedualed. If this continues over the next season, I would rather see that you have like 2-3 opponents that you have to play within a week instead of having a schedual with set times

    YES. Please, make this happen.

    Also, get rid of that useless minium amount of players in a team rule. Many teams insist of using their top-6 anyway so practically it doesn't help with scheduling at all.

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    6 minuuttia sitten, cHIIMEERa kirjoitti:

    You'll have plenty of time for sunday morning church ;).

    Arent you on playing EASHL on sundays anyway Slai?

    We have played only couple of nights with loan players per year on sunday because too many players can't play. We have played maybe once or twice on weekend an EHL game but cant remember us playing any ECL game on weekend during all these years. I would probably have to reschedule all sunday games, thats why I am against it. 

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    8 minutes ago, Slaivone said:

    We have played only couple of nights with loan players per year on sunday because too many players can't play. We have played maybe once or twice on weekend an EHL game but cant remember us playing any ECL game on weekend during all these years. I would probably have to reschedule all sunday games, thats why I am against it. 

    Ah okay, well we’re gonna have to reasearch this i guess. A vote between all team captains perhaps?

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    Think one day on weekend will be nice...example, Monday Wednesday and Friedsy or Saturdsy, but like some members said, we can rechedule games like every season's😉

    only one...on weekend will be nice, cause example Germany is time difference and sometime to late for some teams to play...

    best regards RPH Toni

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