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After defeating The Rifball Grapists in two games (7-2 and 5-4),
Top Hats and Monocles has taken the title! Congratulations
Ehrique, Mr Gecko23, Mr Kingsaint10, Mr Ninja456, Mr Saintz98 and
Here's our third entry in our Grifball Art Gallery! Check out
our growing collection of authentic Halo 4 artwork - now featuring
an impressive THREE images!
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Life through the eyes of the Grifball in Halo 4. An awesome
Grifball poem written by the even more awesome SquirrelBurrito.
A powerful AI hacked our servers last night and some interesting
information was left behind in the forums about the NGA's SL13 Pro
It has begun. Can you feel it? This is Grifball.
The time has come. Now we unite with our friends, align
with our allies, and position against our rivals...
One year ago today - on May 20th, 2012 - Grifball.net and the
National Grifball Association were launched and for better or
worse, we're still here today! SquirrelBurrito set up a thread for
us all to take a walk down memory lane and share our favorite NGA
Story Forum Thread
After some long delays (sorry!), Spring League 2013 playoffs are
finally getting underway! Read on forimportant information
for Captains and other details...
Full Story Discuss Pro Bracket Ammy Bracket Stats &
Leaderboards Schedule Game
Halo 4 launches in just over 24
hours now, immediately at the conclusion of November
5th. We here at the NGA are ready for what might be the
biggest midnight release day in all of video game history... are
Keeping that in mind, we haven't forgotten about you either -
expect to hear a huge announcement from us this
Sunday during the live stream of our second season Championship
Also of great importance, I feel it's our duty to remind all of
you (at least those who are 18 and older) not to let Halo 4 release
interfere with the Presidential elections which are being held the
same day (Tuesday, November 6th - usually between 8am and
8pm). Remember, voting is not just a right, it is an
obligation we all have to make this society work...
Those who do not vote should also not complain!
Finally, let us all wish Halo Reach a happy retirement :).
Playoffs time! There are some new rules going into effect this
postseason, designed to keep playoffs moving and increase
accountability as well as making them more accessible to the
community at large. In no particular order, here's what's up:
-At 12:01am Pacific this morning, we added all submitted
forfeits into the system.
-We ranked teams
by W/L record, including forfeit wins
-In ties the following rules apply:
-the first tie breaker is number of forfeit wins; if two teams
have identical records and one has played more, they will get the
higher seed. (This does not apply however if it is deciding which
team(s) advance to playoffs. This only applies for seeding when
involved teams are all 'safely' in playoffs.)
-the second tie breaker (and in some cases the first) is GPG
-the final tiebreaker, if necessary, is overall team K/D
Given the time constraints upon us, we need to ensure all games
are played in a timely manner, even in spite of ourselves and our
community's tendency to do things at the last minute whenever
possible. For this reason, we're going to try something new. For
each week of playoffs, a number of 2 hour blocks of time will be
offered as official game times. You can find the first week
time slots here. Each of these time blocks comes with its own
streamer, so you will only need to find a neutral host. When two
captains decide on a time to play, reserve that slot by clicking on
it in the FL12 Playoff
Calendar and filling out the form. The game will then be
scheduled in our main NGA Events
calendar. Before you start worrying about your unique schedule,
take a look. You'll see that we're offering multiple time slots
every day through Monday, with varied times each day. There are
also 16 spots open for 4 series that need to be played, so there
are plenty to go around. Please give us as much notice as possible
so we can advertise your game. If one or both teams do not show up
to a scheduled game time (we will check with both captains when the
time is reserved) we reserve the right to issue a forfeit(s).
Teams may play without a host if both captains agree and no
adverse network conditions are seen in the game. However, we
strongly recommend having a Neutral host, and it
is always required if a captain requests it. Both teams should have
potential NHs ready at their scheduled game time, and in the end,
if it is a one sided request, the requesting captain is ultimately
responsible for fulfilling this requirement. However - in cases
where we have to do something extreme to get a game played - ie
benching a player who is pulling or playing 3v3 - favor will fall
to the team(s) who can prove they tried to get the game neutral
hosted. This might be the one thing the NGA wishes you weren't
going to be a douche about.
If you haven't been watching our recent streams, you've been
missing out. We have a great core audience who always shows up in
force to see games played and mingle with the community. While some
folks might be shy or otherwise against streaming, we strongly feel
all playoff games should be streamed. Not only does it preserve
them for the ages, it helps strengthen and add new blood to the
community. So be a star! Mute the streamer if you don't want to be
heard. If a streamer ever conclusively hurts a game's connection or
otherwise interrupts normal play, this may be waived. You'll be
told who your streamer will be when we confirm your gametime
1st round games must be completed by Monday, October 22
2nd round games must be completed by Monday, October 29
For the finals, we request the games be played on the final
weekend so they can be included in our lineup of events saying
goodbye to Reach - Nov 2-3 - but if this is absolutely impossible,
we will work with the final two teams as long as the game is played
by Sunday, November 4.
Any questions, please ask, and we look forward to seeing
everyone fight it out for the title!
One final reminder: Rosters were locked at the end of makeup
week. Keep this in mind when you schedule to avoid a 3v4
the FL12 Playoff Bracket
In order to have some form of accountability, we decided last
season to implement the following policy for make-up week and will
continue to use it this season.
If you have unplayed games, it is important that you check the
Make-Up Week Schedule,
contact your opponents, and get those games played immediately. Any
game submitted after the end of Sunday, October 14th (at 11:59:59pm
Pacific time) will not be accepted.
All games in Make-Up Week are scheduled for your division's
normal day to play (for example the Ninja division plays on
Fridays) at 9pm Eastern time. Plan to have your team online and
available to play for at least one hour. If your opponents are not
available, start a custom game with just your team - it doesn't
matter what game or how long you play - then message
[url=/help-contact-us.aspx]one of our Admins[/url] (preferrably via
PM on XBL) to prove you were online at that time. This will
guarantee that the other team can not request a forfeit win against
Even if you can't play on the scheduled day, do your best to
work with your opponents and try to get the games played anyway. If
you do reschedule, you and the other captain should both send one
of our Admins a message with the new day and time you plan to play.
You should still follow the procedure mentioned above on that
rescheduled day and time if your opponent still doesn't show
If in the end, you still can not get your opponent to play you,
instructions for how to file for a forfeit win are on the Game Submission Form.
Another important announcement for captains this morning...
We have found (and corrected) a few inconsistencies in the Season 2 Stats in the last
day. Please take a moment to look over your team's record and
make sure everything looks OK.
To do this, first click on Season 2 Stats above, then on your
team's name. You should check the number of games shown
there, the scores, and the players listed for each game.
Also, you should check the Season 2 Team Leaderboard, Tanks Leaderboard
Carrier Leaderboard to make sure your team's numbers look
I would also like to note that the Team Leaderboard should be
showing 100% accurate numbers based off of each team's games, but
the sorting of the list is not perfect yet - it will be updated
before Playoffs to be sorted by Win Rate %, then by Goals-per-Game
as a tiebreaker, and finally by K/D.
If by chance you do find any errors, please let an Admin
know ASAP and we'll do our best to track down and fix the
problem right away!
The sun is setting earlier, and it's getting colder - summer is
definitely gone. The NGA has you covered though, with plenty of
reasons to stay inside. Here's what we have for the rest of
Saturday, September 22 -
Tomorrow - The Impromptu Halo
3 BOMB 4PM Eastern
With the AGLA running its Halo 3 Grifball League as well as bouts of
Halo nostalgia popping up all over the place in anticipation of
Halo 4, we decided to throw together a quick BOMB to celebrate the
beginnings of Grifball.
Signups are already open - click here to Register - and will
remain open until a half hour before the event (3:30PM Eastern
tomorrow.) Instead of thinking about a team to sign up, we should
probably mention that for this event, we'll be doing individual
signups and generating random teams. The point of this event is
more fun than fierce competition; if we have a good turnout or hear
of other interest, we'll definitely organize another Halo 3 BOMB in
the weeks before Halo 4 releases. We'll even give you notice next
Wednesday, September 26 - BOMB:
Grifpile:Extreme 9PM Eastern
If you've played Grifpile with us already, you know you love it.
On a whim, we tried out a 4v4v4v4 version of Grifpile, and the
results were, well, extreme. Now we're bringing it to the community
to see what you think!
Signups for this event will open a few days earlier, and will be
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for the first 16 people to sign up in our
forums. We will also take signups for four alternates. With enough
interest, we'd be more than happy to try and get a second lobby
going. Once signups are full, we'll randomly select four captains
to participate in a mini-draft to determine teams.
Saturday, September 29 - HaloTracker
Staff Showdown 5PM Eastern
Cheer on your admin team as they go head to head with staff from
HaloTracker. Details are still being worked
out, but as long as it is half grifball, we promise to give them a
run for their money!
In other news, we're almost done with the second week of our
second season. Shadow has been working tirelessly on our new stats
setup, which when done will very quickly clean up the backlog of
games to be entered. We promise all stats will be current soon!
Thanks for your patience.
Season 1 playoffs are finally finishing up as well. We've got two
series left in the bracket, and they should be great matchups.
Catch the streaming action on our new official Twitch.tv channel,
NGAGrifball (twitch.tv/ngagrifball) and follow us on Twitch
or on Twitter (twitter.com/grifballnet) for instant stream
That should do it for now. We'll be back soon with more info on
our HaloTracker playdate as well as more upcoming fun. As always,
please stop by grifball.net with any suggestions, ideas, or other
comments. We're also seeking writers with original ideas to be
featured on the site - talk to SquirrelBurrito if you are
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