Starting on Friday, January 21st, your team can sign up for GrifballHub’s Good Games League–our recreational Grifball league for newbies and veterans alike. Signups will be open until 11:59PM American EST on Friday, January 28th.
On January 30th, divisions and schedules will be released. Play will begin on Monday, January 31st. Teams will be assigned a night and playtime based on their availability, and they will be placed into six-team divisions based on their experience level. Rookies will play with other beginners, and pros will play with other old-timers.
With registration only a week away, what do prospective players need to know?
When will you play?
When you sign up, you’ll be asked to choose from a list of possible play times:
Monday (8:00PM American EST)
Tuesday (8:00PM American EST)
Wednesday (10:00PM American EST)
Thursday (10:00PM American EST)
Friday (11:00PM American EST)
Saturday (4:00PM American EST)
Sunday (7:00PM American EST)
Every division will be scheduled at one of these times. If you live outside of the western hemisphere (ie, in Australia, New Zeland, Europe, etc), please be aware that these times are in American Eastern Standard Time (which is the timezone for New York, Boston, and Washington, DC), which means that if you pick the wrong division, you may be required to play in the middle of the night. Check out a time-zone converter for assistance.
The Grifball Matchmaking Playlist will only be online for two weeks, but the GGL regular season will be five weeks long. After that, there will be a make-up week to finish up any previously missed games. Then playoffs!
Do you need players?
Each team must have at least four players. There is no roster limit.
If you’re looking for teammates (or a team), there are many fine people on our forums looking for squads for the upcoming season. Here are the GamerTags of those looking for teammates:
Connor e h
t0ast n jam
Jan Yan San
And these captains are looking to fill out their rosters:
IamMockingjay (Captain of BaconMakers)
LVirusDetectedL (Captain of Team Shark Punch)
WTFGriff (Captain of The Kira’s)
ii roof ii (Captain of My Knee Grows)
speciafryrice (Captain of Specia Education)
ShotgunScream (Captain of Dead Panic)
thesirchelios (Captain of TSI, based in Europe)
ThePistachioKid (Captain of Your Mom)
Our number one piece of advice is to be proactive! If you’re looking for a team, send an Xbox Live message to the captains on this list. Or if you want to make your own team, contact some of the free agents and see if they are interested.
However, remember that you will need to have common availability, so be sure to address that before you make a commitment!
Keep an eye on the Looking for a Team/Player thread for more free agents.
What gametype will you use?
The default gametype of the GGL is GGL Dash 2011. It is a five-round version of Grifball Dash with a three-minute timer on each round.
Grifball Dash is Grifball with two armor abilities to choose from: Evade and Sprint. However, the ball runner can use Sprint whenever he wants; using Evade as the runner requires some special skill.
The default court is the GGL Coliseum. It’s an indoor court with a wide-open window, through which you can see God’s last message to his creation.
But we like to emphasizes fun above all else. Because of this, if you want to play a match using Grifball Evolved, Vanilla Grifball, or even BansheeBall, you are more than welcome to do so, as long as the captain of the opposing team agrees. You can also play on any court you like, from HighTide to BallFall, if both captains are cool with it.
So pick your playtime, pick your teammates, and pick your favorite maps and gametypes. Signups will be open from Friday January 21st until Friday January 28th.
See you on the court!