POST UPDATE: The sponsorship packages mentioned in this post sold out within 45 minutes.
Forget everything you have ever learned about CTP Teams because Season Four will see huge changes…and all for the better.
We have taken all the bits that people loved, ramped up the element of competition and made it much shorter.
And for the first time ever the new season is all about one thing, and one thing only…making it into the playoffs.
For the teams that make the playoffs then just winning one playoff game will guarantee a cash prize…and the further you progress then the more that prize will be.
Season Four begins very soon indeed…in fact it starts one week today on Monday October 26.
So here is the first change to think about.
To qualify for Season Four you will need to be a team of at least 10 players before the season starts.
You have between now and the start of the season to decide which team you want to be on. Once the season starts then your team players are locked in for the duration of the season and the playoffs which follow.
Just to be clear, you must finish the season with the same team with which you started the season. No players can be swapped, dropped or added once the season starts.
The existing divisions are gone and so is the weekly collection of team points to determine winning teams.
Instead there will be a pre-determined schedule of play which will be released before the season starts. Each team will play 24 games and each game will be a straight win or lose. The games will last 24 hours so this season will be determined by short bursts of activity and team work throughout the entire season. Not all teams may be playing at the same time but all teams will have the same number of games.
Details of how the game play works will be announced in a follow up blog post before the season starts.
The season will run for six weeks (October 26 until December 6) and at the end of those six weeks the top 16 teams will make the playoffs which will take place exactly the same way the Season Three playoffs were run.
The playoffs will run from December 9 until December 20.
The season and playoffs may start and finish at noon Eastern rather than midnight Eastern but we are still working on that and will let you know.
The prize fund is $2,000 and will be awarded to the winners of the playoffs in the following manner:
This is going to be the most exciting of all the CTP Teams events to date and there are sponsorship packages available on a first come, first served basis.
Each week during Season 4 there will be a sponsor. The sponsor’s website will get mentioned in team blog posts, a branded graphic will be shown on the teams pages, and mentions about the sponsor’s website will be emailed to all members.
The Season 4 Playoffs will also have a sponsor that receives the same glory.
It costs $250 to sponsor a week and $500 to sponsor the two week playoffs. It is possible to sponsor more than one week subject to availablilty.
The sponsorship page is live now and sponsors will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.
The planning for Season Four starts now.