Archive for January, 2014

Prelims almost beginning

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The match preview for Day 1 of the Preliminary Period is now available.

We will cover half of the Candidates on Sunday (Stella groups 1-6, Nova groups 7-12) and the other half on Tuesday (Nova 1-6, Stella 7-12). The format will be like last year: you can select two girls per arena. And then after each full round (Day 1 + Day 2) we will reshuffle the Candidates and reduce the pool size. The 2014 Charter will have more details on our rules and procedures.

We’re looking forward to another great year!

Nomination results released!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The results of the ISML 2014 Nomination Period are now available. Thank you for your participation and patience! We had another great turnout this year.

Ties for the final slots are resolved by admitting newer characters. We made sure to count extra carefully around the cutoff points. We should see many of the characters who didn’t make it in future Exhibition matches.

The winners today will advance to the Preliminary Period. Staff will begin preparations and collecting avatars for the voting ballots. If you have not checked it out yet, the 2014 Charter is also available. These will define our procedures up ahead in the year. Overall, the prelim format will be mostly the same as last year.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you in a few weeks!

Last day of nominations

Monday, January 6th, 2014

A little over 24 hours remain in the Nomination Period. We’ve received so many already, but if you’re still making your selections, time is close to running out. If you haven’t started at all, there’s still time to go! Get your ballots in before 00:00 GMT tomorrow!

Nominations is always one of the most important Periods, as it sets the tone for the Preliminaries ahead — and then the Regular Season. Make sure your favorite characters get recognized!

Our 2014 Charter is ready. Nomination and auto-qualification guidelines are included. In short, they are about the same as 2013’s, which some adjustments for Stella Division since we are one more year ahead.

If you would like, share your nominations on our forums or on our Facebook page.

Results will be out a few days following the end of Nominations. We don’t have an exact time, because of the amount of manual counting and verification involved, but in past years it has averaged about 3 to 4 days.

Thank you for your cooperation!