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All of the teams within the WBC have a Ranking position. Only the best managers can be in the top 100! Any game (with the exception of the friendly games) in any tournament will affect your position in the Ranking.
In the WBC each team has a position in the "ladder". This position is called Ranking. The higher the standing of the team, the closer it will be to the First Place (a player in 3rd place is in a better position than another in 170th place). To move up in the standings, a team needs to challenge other teams who are in a higher standing in the ladder. At the same time, those teams who are in highest positions in the ladder need to play a minimum amount of games within a specified period of time in order to maintain their standing— otherwise their position will fall (this is called defending the position).
When two users play a game:
If the team with a lower position in the ladder wins, it moves up so many standings as half the difference in position between it and its rival, moving down in standing all of the players between his old and new position. The defeated player moves down in standing and the player immediately below the defeated player trades position with him.
For example: if the player in 14th place goes up against the player in 4th place and he defeats him, he moves up 5 standings ( [14-4]/2 = 5 ), moving up to the 9th position and moving down one standing those teams in the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th positions. If the team in the highest position in the ladder wins, it does not move up or down in position— it simply defends its position.
Rules of Defense and Inactivity:
If a team has not played a game in one week, it moves down 10 spots; if it has not played in two weeks, it moves down an additional 20 spots. In three weeks it moves down 40 spots. If a player does not play in one month it will be out of the ranking, having to start from zero when he plays again. When a player is among the top 100, he must defend his position each week (starting from the moment he became a part of the top 100). In order to defend his position, he needs to play against 5 players out of the top 100 and against 5 players in the top 100 during that week. If a player does not fulfill this rule of defense, he automatically falls 50 spots.
Besides participating in the Ranking, the Basket Dudes' teams participate in Weekly Boards; the tournaments according to "Divisions" of the WBC. These are weekly tournaments in which the WBC teams are grouped according to their potential. During that week all of the games played (with the exception of the friendly games) will count for the Weekly Board in which the team is participating. The winner is decided at the end of the week.
Every week all of the teams (wich has played at least one game the previous week) will be grouped according to their levels and PowerPlay. These tournaments run parallel to any other tournament, in other words, just like any game played in any competition counts towards the General Ladder, it will also count for the Weekly Tournaments. If you also play against teams within your Weekly Board you will get additional points!
These are the different Categories of the Weekly Board according to level:
|Levels||Name of the Category|
|1st to 8th||Spider|
|9th to 12th||Monkey|
|13th to 15th||Hound|
|16th to 17th||Snake|
|18th to 19th||Hawk|
|20th to 21st||Fox|
|22nd to 23rd||Cougar|
|24th to 25th||Wolf|
|26th to 27th||Bear|
|28th to 29th||Rhino|
Categories are subdivided into Divisions, where PowerPlay also counts when it comes to grouping the teams. Your Category and Division determine which Weekly Board your team is in.
Each game won is worth 30 points. Each lost game is worth 10 points. The total of these points must be divided by the number of games played since the beginning of the week. In case that both teams are in the same Category and Division, 40 points will be awarded for winning and 20 points for losing. Therefore, even though you receive points for playing a game with any WBC team, the games between teams in the same Category or League are worth more to score in the Weekly Boards. Also, when you win a game you receive a set of extra points: 1/10 of the Value achieved during the game, and a Bonus by Handicap that consists of 1 point for every 2 full levels that the defeated opponent has up on you.
At the end of the week the team who is first in the Weekly Board (Category and League) wins the weekly tournament and will receive a trophy according to its Category that will be added to the Trophy Room. Only one team can be the winner in each Category and League. Work hard to get all of the trophies before moving up a level!
Custom Tournaments are competitions which can be played by up to 16 teams in BasketDudes.
The best feature about Custom Tournaments is that they are organized by BasketDudes' managers themselves, allowing them to determine the number of participants, the length of each round, the level of participating teams, etc. To create a Custom Tournament, go to our website and select the Competition section, then select Custom Tournaments. Organizers may send invites to as many managers as they want as well as to their friends, even if they don't have a BasketDudes account.
Every tournament is divided by rounds, each round lasting between 1 and 14 days, determined by the organizer at the tournament's creation. For every round, each team will be assigned an opponent whom they will have to play against within that period of time. You may check your pending games in the "Calendar" section of the tournament you are signed up to and from the "My Games" section within the game. If a game is not held within the round's duration, it will be up to the administrator to decide which team gets the loss or if the match needs to be simulated. This and other options will be available to the organizer from the "Manage Tournament" section.
The standings will be updated after every match, and once all rounds are finished, the team with the most points will be the winner. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the basketaverage (the difference between points scored and points against throughout the tournament).
At the end of every game, the teams receive 2 points for each win, 1 point for each loss and 0 points for games not played or for a loss assigned by the administrator. The games simulated by the administrator's decision will grant 1 and 2 points as usual.
At the end of the competition, the winner will receive a trophy that will be added to his/her trophies list. As the game is further developed, new kinds of trophies, awards and options will be added, not only for winners and finalists, but also for organizers.
Every manager can sign up a maximum of 4 of his teams for custom tournaments. Additionally, every manager may sign up one of his own teams to every custom tournament he organizes.
Organizers may accept or reject those teams who request to participate in their tournaments. Once the established number of teams is reached, the organizer may start the tournament.
Custom tournaments use the internal mail system in BasketDudes to send information regarding the events taking place during the tournament (starting times, games, scores, postponements, etc.)
How to play your tournament games
First you make sure you've been accepted into the tournament by visiting the
Once you confirm your participation, you can see who is your next opponent and the date of the game.
The deadline for holding the game runs all day, the organizer must manage any issues. The organizer may postpone the match to another date or give the victory to one of the two teams.
Another way to identify your opponents in the tournament lobby is to find them through the tournament icon. This icon (in the form of little trophy) is next to the name of your rival in the lobby list. If you click on the opponent name, the option to
PLAY TOURNAMENT appears.
Remember that you can use the internal BasketDudes messaging system to communicate with your opponents or tournament organizer, so you get to play your games or agreeing to postpone them and provide any other incident related to that particular tournament or game.