This eighth UPL season will start off with the selection of team managers. Only post in this thread if you would like to manage a team – all other posts will be deleted. Returning managers will have relatively stronger claims, but in the end we will be selecting the managers that we believe will make for the best UPL. You must signup in this thread to manage. You must be active for the entire tournament (approx. 2 months) and be capable of sending in weekly lineups on time.
The tiers that will be featured this year are:
The wild slot is to be voted on by the selected managers. Two additional slots may be added, contingent on signups.
Manager Rules For Taking Over UPL Teams:
Taking over a UPL team from last year means that you are using its name and retention rights for this season, and requires at least one of the following sets of credentials:
- You were the team’s manager last year
- You were part of the team’s legacy in at least one year (manager, assistant manager, player, substitute) and last year’s manager does not object
- You have received explicit permission from last year’s manager and said manager has confirmed with me
The same credentials apply if you wish to take over a prior UPL team that did not exist last year, however, you will only be given its name (no retention rights). Meeting one of these credentials does not necessarily mean you will be selected to manage a team. If two qualified managers request the same team, the one with the superior credentials outlined above will be selected.
We are considering expanding UPL from six to eight teams this season, contingent on signups, so don't be afraid to signup under a new franchise. A new team requires a new team name (subject to approval), and will also have no retention rights. This rule is in effect so that new teams are not arbitrarily given a better set of defunct team retention rights as compared to another new team. Remember, retains exist to reward the scouting of new talent and to promote team legacy.
Teams that have participated in UPL at least 3 consecutive years will be given legacy status. This means that their names can no longer be overwritten. As of now, two teams have legacy status: DaReal Drizzlers and Defiant Durians.
At minimum you must include the following in your post. If you do not yet have an assistant manager, leave it blank and edit when selected. Have your assistant manager confirm by liking the post. An assistant manager is highly encouraged. Both the manager and the assistant manager will have the option to self-purchase prior to auction for exactly 20,000 credits.
Desired Team / New Team Name:
Past UPL Experience (Year / Role):
Significant Team Tour Experience (Tour / Role):
Bio (quick intro on who you are):
Signups will be open at least until June 14th, with selection before player signups are posted.