Guide to SGL Teams - Team Abilities and How to Join a Team

 

Now that COVID-19 has shown how fragile civilization truly is, we have updated the Official Guide to SGL Teams.

Development of the Stoned Gamer Arena has been postponed as we all navigate this post-Coronavirus time in human history. In the meantime, SGL Teams simply cannot wait any longer.

We have adapted this guide in order to implement a remote-friendly SGL Team Structure completely independent of the Stoned Gamer Arena. Once/if humanity goes in the direction of live-event sports arenas with participants, the Stoned Gamer Arena will enhance the capability of SGL Teams

There is a lot of information to educate our players regarding SGL Tournaments from this point on, so we've compiled this handy SGL Team Guide for you.

Think of teams like alliances

Beginning in July 2020 SGL Season, all tournaments will be held under SGL Teams.

A total of sixteen Teams will be introduced to the Stoned Gamer League (SGL). These Teams are:

Any SGL player can join a team.

We want players to truly think of Teams as alliances that span the globe. Teams are not geographically locked to a certain area or restricted to any skill level. 

All Teams are open to all players in SGL and are free to join for all existing Stoned Gamer players.

When SGL Teams are implemented in July 2020, every SGL player will be assigned a random team upon launch. Players will be able to log in to their profile and change their team.

In fact, in order to compete in the Stoned Gamer League, a person must first join a Team prior to competing. Even if a player intends to compete in a solo, head-to-head tournament, they will compete under the affiliation of their Team. All SGL Players will now be competing under a Team.

Each SGL Team has a Unique Ability. (Not Implemented)

Each Team within the Stoned Gamer League has a unique ability that is inherent to their Team. These abilities were designed for the Stoned Gamer Arena and will not be implemented in 2020. Check out the complete list of SGL Team Abilities below:

Once a player joins a team, they gain access to their team's ability. (Not Implemented) 

These abilities were designed for the Stoned Gamer Arena and will not be implemented in 2020. Each player competing in the SGL will gain access to their Team's ability during tournament and competitive gameplay.

Each SGL Team Will Have Unique Gear, Equipment, Player Perks and access to Team Events

Every Team inside the Stoned Gamer League will have their own official SGL Team Jersey. Wearing an SGL Team Jersey during competitive gameplay is encouraged, but is not required and does not affect gameplay. Non-competitive bonuses and opportunities are available to players that wear SGL Team Jerseys during gameplay including (but not limited to) press availability, photo shoots, media interviews, bonus gear, and branded sponsorships and giveaways. 

SGL Teams will also have unique apparel like team-exclusive hoodies, sweatpants, and hats that will be available on SGL.gg. While the full line of apparel is still being created, here are a few previews of SGL Team apparel:

SGL Team gear and equipment will be coming to the Stoned Gamer Arena and SGL.gg in 2020. Items will include SGL Team pipes, bongs and dab rigs. Other smoking accessories will be available for Team members after the launch of the Stoned Gamer Arena including SGL Team rolling papers, torches/lighters. Non-cannabis SGL Team equipment will also be available which will range from limited-edition collectibles to exclusive digital goods.

Players can use SG or US Dollar to purchase SGL equipment, gear, and apparel. To learn more about SG, the currency designed for Stoned Gamers, click here.

In some circumstances, SGL Team equipment, gear, and apparel can be obtained by completing designated gaming/smoking challenges or as rewards for tournaments and events.

Changing teams is allowed, but with limitations.

Sometimes when a player selects their SGL Team, they may want to eventually switch teams due to a Team Ability not fitting their specified method of gaming or other unforeseen reasons. While it's encouraged that players stick with their initial Teams throughout the duration of their Stoned Gamer career, every player is entitled to change Teams once every year at no cost. Your first initial selection of an SGL Team does not count. If a player wants to make more than two Team switches in a calendar year, it will cost an unspecified amount of SG. Players that want to make more than two Team switches during a calendar year will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

 

Squads Are Not Teams

Squads Will Remain Intact.

It's important to note that existing (and new) SGL Squads will stay in-tact. 

Squads are groups of friends, existing clans, brands, or internet communities.

SGL Squads are free to create. Squads are ways to build and maintain communities on SGL.gg. Once you created a squad, you can invite others to join and share posts, comments, links, and photos. Squads on SGL.gg have the functionality of a Subreddit. You can choose to leave your squad public or make it private/invite only. Squad pages on SGL can be edited with customized profile and background images that can be uploaded. Milestones can be created for other Squad members to achieve. Polls can also be created for members to vote on. More features will be coming to squads in 2020.

Squads can be made of players from different teams.

All Squads can comprise of members of different SGL Teams. There is no requirement for Squad members to also be members of the same Team.

When an SGL Tournament requires squad-based gameplay, each squad will play under a single team.

Tournaments within the SGL can be either:

  • Individual Gameplay: This gameplay is reserved for players competing in head-to-head match-ups with another single opponent. 1 vs. 1. All Individuals will belong to an SGL Team.
  • Squad Gameplay: This gameplay is reserved for players competing in Squad-based match-ups with another Squad. 2 vs. 2 (up to 8 vs 8). All Squads will belong to an SGL Team. The SGL Team is determined by the Individuals within a Squad through the SGL Team each Individual belongs to. SGL Team majority within a Squad determines the actual SGL Team a Squad will belong to. For example: If two members of a three-person Squad belongs to Phyre, the SGL Team the Squad will represent during competition will be Team Phyre. If the SGL Teams within a Squad is even, the SGL Team the Squad belongs to will be randomized by the different SGL Teams the Squad is composed of.
  • Pure Team Gameplay: This gameplay is reserved for special team-only match-ups with another team. 2 vs. 2 (up to 8 vs 8). During this gameplay, members of a single SGL team will compete against members of another single SGL Team. Players must be a member of a specific team in order to compete under Pure Team Gameplay.

In Squad-Based Gameplay, the Team with the most players in a squad becomes the dominant team. If the number of teams in a squad are even, the dominant team will be randomly selected.

Squads will consist of players from other SGL Teams. When a squad competes in Squad Gameplay, the SGL Team that has the most number of players within a squad will become the dominant team, which results in the squad competing under that SGL Team with its unique Team abilities. For example: Squad A is competing in 3 vs 3 Apex Legends Tournament. Squad A gathers their three best Apex players, with these three players belonging to Team Natural, Team Stay High, and Team Natural. When Squad A competes in the 3 vs. 3 Apex Legends Tournament, the Squad will compete under Team Natural with the team's unique abilities because 2 out of 3 players on the squad belong to the same team.

When a Squad competes and there is no dominant Team (the SGL Team members are even) then the Squad must agree on a single SGL Team to compete under before the tournament begins. At least one player must be a member of the SGL Team the Squad will compete under. If a Squad cannot self-assign an SGL Team, each member of the Squad will be assigned a number and a random number generator (RNG) will be used to assign an SGL Team for the Squad.

 

Team   Specializations

Each SGL Team will have Tournament specialization in a specific gaming genre.

Specializations are created to help new players find a Team home through their favorite gaming genre. If you're into first-person shooters, perhaps choosing a team that specializes in FPS tournaments may better suit you. SGL Teams are not restricted to a specific gaming genre. Any SGL Team can compete in any available gaming genre.

The Eight Gaming Genres of SGL.

  • SurvivalBattle royale games like PUBG, Realms Royale, and Fortnite.
  • FightingHead-to-head fighting games like Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter.
  • MobileAny game played on a mobile phone like PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, and Hempire.
  • SportsAny sporting game like NBA2k, Madden, and Rocket League.
  • RacingVehicle racing games like iRacing, Project Cars, and Grand Turismo.
  • PuzzleAny puzzle or card game like Hearthstone, Magic the Gathering, and Tetris 99.
  • Real-Time Strategy (RTS)Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) and strategy games like League of Legends, Starcraft, and Dota 2.
  • First-Person Shooters (FTS)First-Person non-mobile, non-Battle Royale games like Valorant, Counterstrike, and Halo.

These Team specializations are only used a guide, any SGL Team can compete in any and every Tournament. Here is a complete list of all sixteen SGL Teams and their gaming genre specializations:

Joining an SGL Team

Registration for SGL Teams have not been launched. The planned launch date is early July 2020.

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