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Avatar The Chef May 5, 202185  256 85 Likes

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Spider and Chef sit down to discuss some of the aspects of the upcoming League, as well as what the future holds for this new living format!

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mallet_man
mallet_man
2 days ago

EL BEARDO! EL BEARDO! EL BEARDO!

Martijn Versteeg
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Martijn Versteeg
6 days ago

I would hereby like to formally challenge each and every member of the team. Being almost a neighbour to the studio already :p

Josh Greenberg
Josh Greenberg
6 days ago

Raw PF and PA with splits – faction opponent, primary points. secondaries – would be more interesting than margin IMO. I’ve heard some armies/lists described as “hard to score secondaries against” or “scores a lot but gives up a lot too”. It’d be interesting to see if some armies or lists skew one way or another and if it aligns with what the list designer intended. I don’t consider myself a competitive player. My interest is more curiosity about certain list designs. Hearing about dark technomancer liquefiers and seeing them in action are two different things. On the flip side… Read more »

jordan wilcox
jordan wilcox
7 days ago

$50 CAD on the boss and his Drukhari xD

Gerald Cloud
Gerald Cloud
7 days ago

Yoooooo, let me see that data. If it is in spreadsheet form I’ll be even more hyped. Love that ish.

joshua Ivy
joshua Ivy
7 days ago

Bring back El Beardo! He has lived in exile for far too long.

Daniel Hawthorne
Daniel Hawthorne
7 days ago

If there’s a belt, the winner needs to wear it for every League battle report the following year. The crown lies heavy.

Chris Nuttall
Chris Nuttall
7 days ago

This sounds awesome

Doug Branton
Doug Branton
7 days ago

This sounds so cool, guys! Excited to follow the games and stats. One thing I noticed, and maybe this is intended and I’m misunderstanding, but it seems like the turn 1 and turn 2 win rates are calculated as (turn 1 wins)/(turn 1 wins + turn 2 wins)*100 and (turn 2 wins)/(turn 1 wins + turn 2 wins)*100 respectively. This makes sense for your totals column, but for the players it seems like it’s maybe not giving the intended answer? For example, the Spider has played 13 games and won 6 of them that he was given turn 1 and… Read more »

Last edited 7 days ago by Doug Branton
Daniel Bromley
Daniel Bromley
8 days ago

Wow this is such a cool idea! Would love to play you guys with my Thousand Sons or Tzeentch Daemons. I’d 100% loose but it be so fun :).

Aparach
Aparach
8 days ago

I would like to have a dice-tracker. So we can have “proof” to spiders luck 😉

Captain_Valerius
Captain_Valerius
8 days ago

Guys, how exciting! I think this is a wonderful new format to add to the channel! I really like the idea of challengers. A wonderful way to interact with the community and adds even more excitement.

Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner
8 days ago

Sounds awesome, looking forward to it. How will the ranks move between seasons? Stay same or reset?

Alexander Bodarwe
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Alexander Bodarwe
8 days ago

Hey guys, first off, great idea. looking foreward to the league! I think id like to see some kind of short summaries of the games played in a easy to view archive. It could contain the list used, margin of victory, and maybe a short summary from both players on what happened in the game and what errors/good plays they did. Nothing big mind, just a few sentences. That would give someone like me the ability to, f.e. watch Mr. Bone-geddon wreak havok with his Orcs and then pop over to that list and see what changes he made to… Read more »

Jeremy schudel
Jeremy schudel
8 days ago

Stoked for some competitive banter. Lawrence, I know we have the oldest book right now, but bring out the Sons of Titan! I need more grey knight content!! 🖤

thedarkartisan
thedarkartisan
8 days ago

chef – “statician” you mean analyst right?

GreaterChickenofTzeentch
GreaterChickenofTzeentch
8 days ago

You guys need to hang an “ELO Hell” sign above the door to Sanga’s painting room. 😉

William Clark
William Clark
8 days ago

Have you guys considered adding some kind of draft? I think that could be a fun way of balancing the army hand outs.

Keith Surprenant
Keith Surprenant
8 days ago

great idea guys, will the community challengers be allowed to call you out on specific armies of your pool? I.e: i am the challenger running BA and i call out chef using GSC…

Martin Jackson
Martin Jackson
8 days ago

Australia still has to put up with ridiculous prices from GW and FW. Its not unusual to wait a few months to get a FW piece shipped as well. But…. In New Zealand, its even worse (add another ~10% to the Australian prices). e.g. A squad of intercessors in the UK => 35 pounds ($63 AUD) In Australia, the price jumps 55% to $98 AUD. Note: the UK price includes 22% VAT, in Oz we have a 10% equivalent. In New Zealand, the same intercessors are $115NZ ($108AUD). Its bloody ridiculous and the cost is a huge barrier to growing… Read more »

David Garneau
David Garneau
8 days ago

The TTT belt done in the WWE style for the win.

Imperial Grunt
Imperial Grunt
8 days ago

This is great stuff. And really glad that the coaching is not going away! Will there be a leader board posted somewhere?

Really like the points system, I wonder if something like that will cross over into the tournament scene.

Stay safe and roll the hard six!

Warp Wasp
Warp Wasp
8 days ago

Could we get a direct link to the league in the sidebar menu?

Porthos
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Porthos
9 days ago

COME ON YOU STIG! Can we buy supporter t-shirts?
As an idea, can games be home/away? Mainly represented by the home player choosing the terrain and mission?

bradley Baumann
bradley Baumann
9 days ago

You know what would also be really interesting is if you had a top most cost effective per faction. Just as a talking point, something like cost/points killed per match, and average that, it might require a lot of work, but might be something interesting for the community to keep track of. just listing the average points cost per model, and then listing what that unit killed at the end of the match.

Laura Forbes
Laura Forbes
9 days ago

Championship belt! Could we get wrestling-style promos and named finishing moves from the competitors too? Glad to see that TT is leading the way in tabletop sports entertainment

Joe Ashforth
Joe Ashforth
9 days ago

I love the stats side of thing so much I have been noting down results of your games since the new year, but more on a faction based excel type format with wins/losses/draws/victory points etc for each army and adding together cumulative results for wider factions ie Imperium/Chaos/Aeldari and getting an average win rate, giving you the most dominant army and which of those is faring better from a narrative standpoint. You could call it…… Tabletop Statistics´!!

Joe Ashforth
Joe Ashforth
9 days ago

Everybody needs to have El’Beardo in their lives!!!

Karmu
Karmu
9 days ago

YEESSSSS
I need to see the players vlog style talking to the camera about their plans for the army while walking around the garden. Would need a neutral editor though haha.
Also, Spider on the Tyranids! Will you be bringing Terry in?
Im hoping for a Bone vs Spider grand finale. Bone wins, hugs Spider and walks out the door. A single tear down his cheek.

Aron Rowley
Aron Rowley
9 days ago

Coaching section should be called “the emperors playbook”. Please keep doing what your doing!

DelinquentBunny
DelinquentBunny
9 days ago

Will whoever gets “space marines” be able to switch between chapters or will they have to pick 1 chapter to run continuously? If they are chapter locked what happens with the other chapters?

likif
likif
9 days ago

With a brilliant mind like yours, Chef, you could be something other than a policeman. I mean, editor.

david tipton
david tipton
9 days ago

your league ranking table page looks great cant wait for this to kick off and see the evolution of it with balance incorporated in and the 7th player idea sounds amazing and i bet there alot of people that would love to take part in that.championship belt with roku on would look awesome and i imagine all of you will be gunning for lawrence to get them big points lol

Seth Marber
Seth Marber
9 days ago

Very excited for this. I am shocked at the initial rankings, I would have put Chef #2 on instinct.

Adrián Perez Martínez
Adrián Perez Martínez
9 days ago

I’m hyped with this!

Definetly waiting for El Beardo appearance!

RichieC
RichieC
9 days ago

Giving the belt to visitors won’t be good to do as you won’t with it and it have to be shared. Maybe it be more fun to do a forfeit instead if the community wins like you have to dress up as a plant for the next batrep or something like that and it be a fun video to do.
The forfeit should be done in good humor and be something that is funny and silly and not something that you would dread to do 🙂

David Anderson
David Anderson
9 days ago

Looking forwards to this League, some structured competitive games. £100 on Spider to win first league (sorry guys).

Richard McCreadie
Richard McCreadie
9 days ago

The initial league data makes me feel sorry for Beard with that 24% win rate 🙁

Philip Moorhouse
Philip Moorhouse
9 days ago

Championship hat, not a belt. Should come included with water bottles for hands free re-hydration when using the camera.

_bryanrs
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_bryanrs
9 days ago

Glad something is replacing Tactica with Tourney Season back on and upcoming. Give us your knowledge!

FunTimeFranky
FunTimeFranky
9 days ago

Why not a football league style table for the armies it would be easier to follow and give loads of information. 3 points for a win. 1 point for a draw 0 points for a lose Most points win every faction plays each other twice. If there is a draw it comes down to VP difference. VP for – VP against = VP difference You could record board wipes, total full units destroyed, full units lost, value of units destroyed for and against and then armies points efficiency could be taken into consideration. You could even record deployments wins and… Read more »

Lee Maddison
Lee Maddison
9 days ago

Chef, your face when Spider mentioned the championship belt is just amazing 😀

Bluepuffoflogic
Bluepuffoflogic
9 days ago

Awesome league concept, I’m so hyped to see rankings and some regular appearances from my favorite armies. How are you hands long the terrain set-up? If it is too different from game to game, something like a giant line of sight blocking wall in the middle of the field versus more open shooting lanes could have just as much impact on a game as who goes first.

Richard Caine
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Richard Caine
9 days ago

Chef needs to win. Just to see his expression as he holds the championship belt between is thumb and pointer finger half a meter away from him with the awkward Internet Historian pained smile.

PunchieCWG
PunchieCWG
9 days ago

So who’s the bookmaker for this Super League. Not to be confused with another much less super league of the same name. I wanna put money on this enigmatic dark horse “El Beardo” they mentioned.

DGehring0809
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DGehring0809
9 days ago

I want to see El Beardo dive bombing BBone from the turnbuckle while saying lines like “time to bury this plant under 6 feet of earth brother! Oh yeah!”

Warp Wasp
Warp Wasp
9 days ago

Sounds cool gang. Personally I would like a faction lineup. Say example Chef: Necrons, GSC and Chaos Deamons (Slaanesh). Beard: Chaos SM (Iron Warriors), Dark Angels, Space Marines (Ultramarines). Etc. Helps just get an idea of when a army changes hands and list changes what a different skill player is doing with an army…

Mark Orosz
Mark Orosz
9 days ago

Very excited for the league play. I know for like bowling leagues in order to allow for competition between players of dissimilar skill levels they compare the game score to that players average. Something similar for this league might be how much your ranking increased/decreased to decide who takes it home. That way if Sanga beats the spider all of a sudden the rankings for whose on top and whose on the bottom is very interesting. As Sanga woudl likely get thrown into contention and the spider would likely be knocked out. But a loss for Sanga there or a… Read more »

Krešimir Vranjković
Krešimir Vranjković
9 days ago

Awesome!

Robert Sildatke
Robert Sildatke
9 days ago

“Greetings from Germany”
Your new concept sounds really good. There will definitely be more strategically tuned games that will not only be fun but also challenge your skills. I’m really curious. You can probably add some kind of “handicap” to get more offensive games like a poison gas outbreak by Godfather Nurgle (every round increases the radius) or Tesla coils, which become active when approaching and cause D3 fatal wounds. I am definitely looking forward to Saturday. Hope to see AdMech fight again soon