We are proud to announce the formation of Star Trek Online’s first 3v3 League: STO Champions.
NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS POSTED IN LINK
@Tarsiscannon, @TranceaddicT, @GenXCraig have thought long and hard as to how the void that the absence of K-T League has created can be filled. To that end, we have created STO Champions with an entirely new concept: Fast & Furious, Strategic and a true test of your captaining skills.
No one likes to be facerolled 15-0 ( or constantly faceroll others " no challenge " ). It’s a drag, it’s tiresome and, let’s face it, all of us could have more fun grinding emblems. To bring those players back who have been turned off by the anxiety associated with facing premade after premade, we have endeavored to create a great competitive and learning environment.
But all premades are encouraged to join, beacause we want Top level engagements as well.
You will not be facing a team with skills well above your own. You will be pitted against players with an experience level more or less equal to your own. Will you encounter someone with greater skill? … yes, but not so much that you won’t be able to learn. Above all else, you will be able to have fun PvP again.
It is our hope, with the participation of the STO community, to bring you regular seasons throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to register. There will be 3-man teams (plus one substitute), but you can sign-up as a Free Agent, if you fly solo and don’t have a team yet. Free Agents are encouraged to form a team amongst themselves. We also encourage the Cryptic Devs to sign up as Free Agents or even register and field a team.
A new limited cross-faction team is available too for those klingon pugs that want to join a fed team.
Finally, we would also like to acknowledge the hard work and determination of the K-T organizers without who a strong basis for this league would be long coming.
Competition will be governed by the Double Elimination Blind Draw Tournament format.
Come join us and let the games begin "Click" Link in my sig. Once In the site directly go to Join League in right column.
Joining the Battle Group is not a Perequisite to admission to the League
The design was for easier team formation and is intended for all levels of game play including premades.
Basicly its easier to get three people teams. With a larger quantity of quality comepition, including cross faction teaming will be epic fun
Just read the rules about all the skills, ships, and items that aren't allowed. Obviously meant to create a more balanced playing field, but I would advise against taking that stance. The entire point of 3v3 is that it makes it easier to counter cheese builds. Three people running FAW (overrated anyway) or SS is much easier to counter than having five people all running it. Not to mention the fact that you can only have one cruiser, one sci ship, and one escort makes it mostly impossible to create cheese teams anyway. However, the fact that on top of only being allowed one of each profession on top of that seems to overly pigeonhole teams and kill variety, not to mention the fact that you are severely limiting the number of teams able to be formed for your league. The exclusion of carriers seems particularly ill thought out, since that leaves the federation side with objectively better ships in the Intrepid, MVAM, and Excelsior.
Hopefully you'll take this to heart if you want this league to have even a chance of being successful.
Unlike just a normal tournament STO Champions is geared to form a community of PvPers, from experienced to beginner. So yes I would say we are the first. But aside from that.. I encourage ALL pvpers to join... its to bring the fun back to pvp while our things on the devs table are still being developed.. but even if we werent the first I would LOVE to see people break out of there shell and try something new
Plus anything to promote Pvp is a good thing in my book, because its my favorite part of this game.