General Rules & Regulations
#1. Season 2 of the SFCCL will be capped at 80 fighters at all times (40 members to begin but the actual number of members could change depending on Inter-Divisional matches [see below] ).
NOTE - The SFCCL is open to all PS3 owners with access to the US online server. The league is composed of mostly North American members, so all international member should understand there could be lag when playing the majority of the league.
#2. Any additional players wanting to join will be placed on the WAITING LIST, in which the first player listed will be accepted into the league when a spot becomes available.
#3. The WAITING LIST is a first-come, first-serve queue. Any players wishing to join the SFCCL will be placed on the WAITING LIST if the league is full and must await an opening to join the rankings.
#4. Each member must use 2 different fighters (if one fighter is a Shoto character [i.e. Ken/Akuma/Ryu], the 2nd fighter cannot be another Shoto character) .
#5. There will be a total of 5 Divisions consisting of 16 fighters each (Gold, Silver, Bronze, A & B Divisions) Weekly ranked fights take place based on current rankings (players are expected to complete their match within 10 to 14 days) All members are expected to contact their opponent(s) to setup a time & date to play their match (setting a specific Date and Time is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
#6. Inter-Divisional Matches will take place every 5 weeks in order to give fighters an opportunity to change divisions (more info in the Inter-Divisional Matches section)The GOLD Division Champion is known as the GRAND CHAMPION of the SFCCL. Each member’s 2 fighters will have their own match every week. A member must complete both matches each week to remain part of the league. Any matches that are not completed will result in automatic forfeit.
#7. If a member chooses to change one of their fighters, the old character will be removed from the rankings & the new character will be initially ranked at the bottom of next lowest division from the old character’s current division. In the case where a member’s two fighters are scheduled to fight each other (known as a MIRROR MATCH), the member will choose which of his/her fighters will be awarded the victory. All SFCCL ranked matches are Best 2 out 3 five-round matches.
#8. Please report all match results to SFCCL-SALONGHORN via PSN message (or posting on an official SFCCL forum or message board) If a deciding match ends in a DOUBLE KO, another 5-round match must take place immediately following to determine the winner of the league matchIn the case of disconnects, members are encouraged to contact each other to play again. Rounds can be reset to ZERO if both members agree. However, all previously completed matches cannot be reset – all completed matches count. This is to prevent a member from purposefully disconnecting (rage quitter) in an attempt to re-start a match. If members refuse to play again, both fighters will automatically forfeit their match, fall 2 spots in the rankings, and be matched up again the following week.
#9. All we ask of members of the League is to complete their 2 matches each week - if only out of respect for the other players who want to move to their next match. Matches should never be “decided” by a 3rd Party.
#10. New members & their 2 fighters will join the league at the bottom of the B Division, the lowest division.
#11. If you are having problems contacting your opponents, contact SFCCL-SALONGHORN (PSN screen name) for assistance. All members are required to maintain "SFCCL-SALONGHORN" as a Friend on their Friends List – this is MANDATORY to be a member of the SFCCL
#12. All members must abide by the HONOR SYSTEMwhen reporting results. Any disagreements will be dealt with on an individual basis, but most likely will result in the deceiving member(s) automatically banned from the league.
Finally, respect your fellow SFCCL members. We are all here to have fun.
SFCCL Rankings Divisions, & Matches
#2 Ranked Fighter
#3 Ranked Fighter
#4 Ranked Fighter
#5 Ranked Fighter
#6 Ranked Fighter
#7 Ranked Fighter
#8 Ranked Fighter
#9 Ranked Fighter
#10 Ranked Fighter
#11 Ranked Fighter
#12 Ranked Fighter
#13 Ranked Fighter
#14 Ranked Fighter
#15 Ranked Fighter
The GOLD Division is the highest division in the League composing of the best players/fighters. The order of divisions is as follows:
New member's fighters will begin at the bottom of the B Division. As a fighter begins win their weekly matches, they will climb the rankings as described below:
Weekly Ranked Matches & Results
Division Champion vs. #1 Contender
(Winner = Champion following week / Loser = #5 ranked fighter following week)
#2 Ranked Fighter vs. #3 Ranked Fighter (Hot Match)
(Winner = #1 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #7 ranked fighter next week)
#4 Ranked Fighter vs. #5 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #3 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #9 ranked fighter next week)
#6 Ranked Fighter vs. #7 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #4 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #11 ranked fighter next week)
#8 Ranked Fighter vs. #9 Ranked Fighter (Hot Match)
(Winner = #2 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #12 ranked fighter next week)
#10 Ranked Fighter vs. #11 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #6 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #13 ranked fighter next week)
#12 Ranked Fighter vs. #13 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #10 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #14 ranked fighter next week)
#14 Ranked Fighter vs. #15 Ranked Fighter (Hot Match)
(Winner = #8 ranked fighter next week / Loser = #15 ranked fighter next week)
NOTE - A HOT MATCH is a match in which the winner will take a larger than usual jump in the rankings for the following week. This change was implemented to shorten the number of weeks to reach the top of the division to aid the best and/or new fighters in the league. Certain matches are part of the ‘hot streak’ to rise to the top of the division. For example, a fighter entering a division ranked #15 will only need 4 weeks to become the champion of the division, providing he/she wins all of their matches. For comparison, Season 1 rankings required a total of 7 weeks to rise from the bottom to the top of a division. With these ‘Hot Matches’, the rankings will have much more volatility each week.
No-Shows, Forfeits, Double-Forfeits, Draws, and Match Disputes
All SFCCL rules are in place to reward the members/fighters who win, or at least play their matches.
A MEMBER WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE LEAGUE IF THEY HAVE 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF FORFEITS.
If something is preventing you from playing, please contact SFCCL-SALONGHORN via PSN message, message board post, or via email (S_A_Longhorn@hotmail.com). We all have real lives away from video games, and the league respects that. Some reasons for forfeits are legitimate, such as a PS3 dying, internet service being lost, moving, etc. With proper communication, a member may remain in the league despite not playing for a limited time. A message can then be sent to the opponents letting them know of the special circumstances. However, all matches not played will be forfeited. If no communication is given, the forfeits will be held against the member and go towards the 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF FORFEITS.
In the case of weekly matches, ANY member that has not completed his 2 matches will automatically forfeit their 2 matches. The victory will be given to their opponent. In the case where both members have not played their 2 matches in a given week, the match will result in a DOUBLE FORFEIT in which both member’s fighters will be given the loss, demoted 2 spots in the rankings , and be forced to play each other again the following week. This rule is necessary to prevent any member from "ducking" an opponent for whatever reason. Two weeks of forfeits of both matches will result in the member being dropped from the League. In the case of inter-divisional matches, both fighters will drop two spots in the lower division & result in an Auto-Promotion to fill the vacancy in the higher division.
A DRAW will be declared when a match is not played while each member’s other match was complete. This is the only fair solution when it is not clear who is at fault for not playing a match. Each fighter will maintain their current ranking and the fighters will match up again the following week, in essence giving the members two full weeks to play one match. However, the fighters will not benefit from any Auto-Promotions as a result of not playing their match and could see other fighters ‘leap frog’ them in the rankings.
MATCH DISPUTES will be dealt with in an individual basis and privately with the parties directly involved. With the ability to save a replay of every online match with SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV, it will be easy to determine who is telling the truth and who is lying. Both members will receive warnings & monitored closely in the following weeks. The dishonest party will eventually be discovered as they will most likely cause problems again. A second such dispute will result in the member being removed from the League permanently. The other member will be cleared of all wrongdoing.
We should all remember that we are playing in this League for fun and competitive purposes.
Everyone playing in the League must abide by the RULES & REGULATIONS listed on this page.
Anyone who does not will be removed from the League.
Please respect the RULES listed above, the SFCCL, Administrators, and especially the members of this league.
4 Ways to Change Divisions in the SFCCL:
1. WIN AN INTER-DIVISION MATCH: Every 5 weeks, the SFCCL will have Inter-Divisional matches in which a division will battle another division with the winner of the match going to the higher division. The matchups are determined by division ranking. Please refer to the INTER-DIVISIONAL MATCHES section for more details.
2. AUTO-PROMOTION: From time to time, members drop out of the league or change characters. This can cause a disruption in rankings since a member’s fighter(s) will disappear from the rankings. To fill the void left by the departing fighters, the rest of the fighters below the vacant spots will move up to fill in the gaps. When necessary, fighters from the top of a lower division will be ‘promoted' to a higher division to maintain the 16-fighter division limit. As a result of the ‘Auto-Promotion’, the player(s) at the top of the WAITING LIST will then enter the league at the lowest rankings in the B Division. Fighters ranked above the vacant spots will not see any impact on their rankings. It is possible to move up in ranking even if a fighter lost their match as a result of still playing their match. Any fighters given a Forfeit, Double Forfeit or Draw will not benefit from the Auto-Promotions since they did not play their match that week.
3. FOUR TITLE DEFENSES: If a division champion successfully defends his/her title 4 consecutive weeks (excluding inter-divisional matches), a Title Defense provision will be enacted. The following week, the division champion will have a personalized Inter-Divisional match with the #15-ranked fighter in the next highest division. The winner will temporarily become the #15-ranked fighter in the higher division, and the losing fighter will temporarily fall to the Champion ranking in the lower division. This match is similar to a Prize Match in that it must be played prior to the regular weekly matches for each fighter. The outcome of this special match will determine the opponent for each involved fighter for their regular weekly match (i.e. - winner plays the #14 fighter in the higher division while the loser plays the #1 contender in the lower division).
4. PRIZE MATCH EARNED AT SPECIAL EVENTS: Winners of the Official SFCCL Special Events are awarded Prize Matches. The winner member may choose who to fight in their own type of inter-divisional match. The winning fighter assumes the higher ranking, while the losing fighter falls to the lower ranking. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winner will each earn their unique Prize Match opportunity. More details will be provided with the announcement of a Special Event.
Every 5 weeks, the SFCCL will hold Inter-Divisional Matches in which the fighters from one division will battle fighters from another division. Instead of moving up or down in ranking the following week, winners will be placed in the higher division while the losing fighter will fall to the lower division. Every fighter will keep their ranking, just change divisions. A division will only fight one division above and one division below themselves (the Gold Division will never fight the Bronze Division). The format will change to give every division a chance to rise or defend its spot against another division. This linear, gradual process allows players/fighters to rise in the rankings & skill level of the SFCCL divisions.
GOLD DIVISION vs. SILVER DIVISION
BRONZE DIVISION vs. A DIVISION
B DIVISION vs. TOP 8 on WAITING LIST
GOLD DIVISION – standard weekly matches
SILVER DIVISION vs. BRONZE DIVISION
A DIVISION vs. B DIVISION
Inter-Divisional Matches & Results
Division Champion vs. Division Champion
(Winner = Higher Division Champion next week / Loser = Lower Division Champion next week)
#1 Contender vs. #1 Contender
(Winner = #1 Contender in higher division / Loser = #1 Contender in lower division)
#2 Ranked Fighter vs. #2 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #2 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #2 ranked fighter in lower division)
#3 Ranked Fighter vs. #3 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #3 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #3 ranked fighter in lower division)
#4 Ranked Fighter vs. #4 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #4 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #4 ranked fighter in lower division)
#5 Ranked Fighter vs. #5 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #5 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #5 ranked fighter in lower division)
#6 Ranked Fighter vs. #6 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #6 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #6 ranked fighter in lower division)
#7 Ranked Fighter vs. #7 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #7 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #7 ranked fighter in lower division)
#8 Ranked Fighter vs. #8 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #8 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #8 ranked fighter in lower division)
#9 Ranked Fighter vs. #9 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #9 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #9 ranked fighter in lower division)
#10 Ranked Fighter vs. #10 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #10 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #10 ranked fighter in lower division)
#11 Ranked Fighter vs. #11 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #11 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #11 ranked fighter in lower division)
#12 Ranked Fighter vs. #12 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #12 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #12 ranked fighter in lower division)
#13 Ranked Fighter vs. #13 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #13 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #13 ranked fighter in lower division)
#14 Ranked Fighter vs. #14 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #14 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #14 ranked fighter in lower division)
#15 Ranked Fighter vs. #15 Ranked Fighter
(Winner = #15 ranked fighter in higher division / Loser = #152 ranked fighter in lower division)
A fighter’s rank will not change during inter-divisional matches, only their division depending if they win or lose the match. These matches force members/fighters to 'keep' or 'earn' their spot in their division while allowing improving/new players a chance to reach the higher divisions.
During Rotation #1, the 16 B Division fighters will face the Top 8 players (and their 2 fighters each) listed on the WAITING LIST. If the B Division fighters win, they keep their spots in the league. However, if any Waiting List fighter wins, they take the place of the B Division fighter & assume their rank in the SFCCL. This could result in certain members of the SFCCL to have one fighter in the league for the first time ever.
During Rotation #2, the Gold Division will not participate in the Inter-Divisional Matches since they can only battle one division, the Silver Division (the Bronze Division will face the Silver Division). The Gold Division will have their normal weekly ranked matches.