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Aquamarine 1 Preview, plus Contestant Bios

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The wait is almost over! We’re two days away from the start of ISML 2010’s Regular Season — get excited!

The match preview for Aquamarine 1 is now available. It includes one Exhibition Match at the end in Arena 26; we’ll have a different exhibition matchup every Round in addition to our regular round-robin shuffling of our fifty Contestants.

The same basic rules apply: vote in at least 8 arenas, voting stays open for 24 hours with results coming out 12 hours after voting closes. Please check our Charter and Constitution for further details, or ask a question here or on the forums.

The Contestant biographies should all be available, but we are still behind on updating everybody’s statistics. We have some staff members on the project, but we are open to new volunteers who’d like to help as well. Profiles such as Shana or Haruhi are more complete, and you can use theirs as an idea to how to populate our other biography pages.

Thanks for your patience!

Preliminary Period over

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

With the close of Phase III, we are finished with the Preliminaries! Congratulations to our final six Contestants. Our 50-character roster is now full, and the Regular Season is ahead.

We’ll be taking a break for two weeks to [recuperate and] get everything set up for the kickoff on March 21. It shall be an exciting year, full of great matches and races for the necklaces and then the 16 spots for the postseason double-elimination tournament.

While you wait, please visit our forums and join in the Fantasy league among other discussions. Our IRC chatroom needs some new life, too…

More website updates to come throughout the break, too.

Phase III under way

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

First off, a thank you to zmjhgvn for his fourth donation of the year!

Round 1 is now over in Phase III; we’ve had to say farewell to several (56) Candidates. We wish them luck next year, and perhaps some of them may make an appearance in exhibition matches throughout the season.

In the final round tomorrow, we’ve grouped the remaining 42 Candidates into groups of 7 again. Except this time you may select only one (1) character from each group. The winner of each group will continue into the Regular Season while the rest will be sent home. This may be one of the most challenging matches yet!

Also we hope you have enjoyed the extra Seeding rounds this week. We discovered that we don’t quite have enough data yet on our current Contestants, so these extra matches have been a great help to us. The final round tomorrow will feature two Seeding arenas instead of one; we appreciate your help!

Phase II over

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Congratulations to our 14 new Contestants! Our roster is nearly complete — only six more slots are left.

Phase III will begin on Sunday. The remaining Candidates have been placed into 14 groups of 7. Sunday will feature Groups 1-7 and Tuesday will feature Groups 8-14. You will be able to vote for up to two Candidates per group.

The top 3 winners in each group will advance to the second (and final) round on Thursday. Everybody else will be eliminated. Thursday’s round will consist of 6 groups of 7, and you will vote for just one Candidate in each group. The winners will be our final set of Contestants.

In addition to Phase III we need a little more seeding data for our 14 new Contestants. So the third and fourth round of Seeding will take place on Sunday and Tuesday in the form of an 8th arena on the ballot. Please vote for up to two Contestants in this arena as well. The data will help us write the schedule for the Regular Season.

Thanks for voting in ISML!

New Candidates Announced

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

The list of characters who advance from the Nomination Period are now posted on the front page. In addition, version 1 of our Contestants page is online at and is also accessible from the menu bar up top. The voting arena has been removed temporarily while we prepare for the Preliminary Period.

The Contestants page lists our 16 Contestants already in the Regular Season and our 126 Candidates who will participate in the preliminary rounds. Character profiles will be available soon.

Nomination totals will be released at a later date. Groupings for Phase I of the Preliminary Period will be released at a later date as well. Round 1 begins on 31 January.

Congratulations to the winners!