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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
From NGA Admin BossTycoon X:
This season at the NGA we decided to switch it up from the same
ol' "All-Stars" and acknowledge 16 "NGA All-Pro" players who played
their hearts out all season! These 16 players are some of the top
players this season (WL13) who not only played well during the
regular season but helped get their teams into the playoffs. More
than half of the players selected have won or been in an NGA
Championship game so there is no doubt all these players are
All-Pro. With all that being said, here are your 1st & 2nd team
NGA All-Pro players!!
SlimJimX50 - The New York Pineapples
PilVlpindacrib - The Fatal Four
xSHMOLExNEMOx - GCW
Ezy08 - Turquoise Jeep
SilentShadow459 - Vendetta
ActiveHate - The Black List
Killjoy D22 - The Fatal Four
A man canon - Goldfish and Nail Polish
Yo DrGreenthumb- Clutch Betrayal
REDBARON225 - Vendetta
DlGITAL PAIN - Vendetta
Crusader0102 - Greatest Hits
ACE B S1lentND1 - A Righteous Kill
Kemp Can Thrust - GentINC
R U RAZ ENOUGH - The Fatal Four
Halfbreed105 - Greatest Hits
The NGA All-Pro Game will be streamed live (www.twitch.tv/NGAgrifball) TONIGHT
(Tuesday) at 8PM Eastern, so make sure to tune in!!
All participating players will be entered into a raffle for an
800 MSP code, with the winner drawn live on stream. Hope to see you
Thanks to BossTycoon X for putting the Season 3
All-Pro game together and donating the prize for the night.
Discuss in our Forums
IMPORTANT - To all Captains of a team in the NGA WL13
My sincere apologies, but I made a serious error when creating
the playoff bracket. The code for our leaderboard page had a bug
which has now been fixed, causing me to incorrectly seed some
teams. One team was let in which should not have been, while
another team that should have been a division leader wasn't
included at all.
Most of all, I apologize to the Ninja Man 911 and all of his
teammates from Wii Not Fit, for incorrectly including their team in
playoffs (and subsequently having to remove them so that the
correct division leader could play). I would also like to profusely
thank crittenden51 for pointing out this critical flaw in our
system, so that we could set things right, and apologize to him and
his teammates from FC-5 as well, for almost causing them to lose
their chance to be a part of playoffs.
I will say though that in my defense, in these last two weeks I
have come down with acute tonsilitis, contagious mononucleosis
("mono"), and my car's clutch died leaving me to use public
transportation, lol. I've also had a hospital visit, and a half
dozen doctor's appointments. Then my wife and two daughters got
sick too (probably with mono also, it's very contagious). So I have
not been at my best either as a coder or an admin during this
What does this mean for you and your team? Well, you're still in
the playoffs, but the team you're supposed to play against may be
different. Half of the matchups still lined up the same
(fortunately the one match that has been played was one of these),
the other half will have different opponents.
Please make sure to visit Grifball.net to check the updated
bracket and available scheduling options, contact your opponent to
find out which of those would work best for both of your teams,
then come back to the site to schedule and reserve that time slot
for your game. Please plan to set aside two hours for your playoff
games - even if you play quickly it's a best 2- of-3 games series
for each match in playoffs, and when you add in things like a host
check, finding a neutral host if desired, etc. it tends to run
about 2 hours per matchup.
We require playoff games to be scheduled so that in the event
that teams agree to play, then one team does not show up, it can be
dealt with fairly - in playoffs this will very likely result in a
forfeit loss. If your team can not be contacted by your opponent or
our admins in a resonable amount of time, it's likely another lower
seeded team which did not make it will take their place in
Also, another reason for doing it is that we also require all
playoff games to be streamed on the NGA Twitch.tv channel. The
available time slots listed on our scheduling page are guaranteed
to have one of our authorized streamers available - coincidentally
they are both admins, which provides an extra level of assurance
that the games are legit and without serious connection issues - if
there are, you already have an admin there to review what happened
During playoffs, rosters are also locked. This means that only
the players who are currently listed on your team's roster for this
season may play in a game for you during playoffs. No changes may
be made at this point, the cutoff for that was the last day of
make-up week. No substitutions are allowed during playoffs.
Getting a valid host check result in Halo 4 is more difficult,
but still possible. Finding a viable neutral host is also much
harder. The rules do still allow you to demand a neutral host
however, and especially in playoffs this is encouraged if you feel
it will greatly impact the outcome of the game (eg: you know
there's a strong host puller on the other team, with a not-
so-great connection). As always, if you play the entirety of a
game, and then bring up an issue - especially if your intent is to
have the game overturned - it's unlikely to happen. If there's a
problem, take a knee immediately and work it out before you
I should also mention that the deadline for completing this
first round of playoff games has been extended by one week until
January 26th at 11:59pm Pacific time. Any games not played by that
point will likely result in the lower seeded team being eliminated
from playoffs, or both teams, at the discretion of our admins and
likely based off the cooperation level of the captains and other
players on the teams involved as far as trying to get these games
scheduled and played.
If you have any questions, feel free to bring it up in our
chatbox, use our Help / Contact Us form, or send any of our admins
a PM either on the site or XBL. We'll also be happy to try and help
contact your opponents if you're having trouble getting a response
or coming to an agreement as far as the best day/time to play. If
you absolutely need to play on a day or time that is not listed,
just let us know when and we'll likely be able to accomodate your
Again, I apologize for any trouble this has caused, and thank
you all for reading my wall! To those who did not make playoffs or
will only be around for this first round, we hope to see you next
season (signups will likely be open shortly after playoffs
complete). Best of luck to all of you and I hope you all have some
Make-Up week is underway for our Winter season. Please make
every effort to work around the New Year and get as many games
played as possible. Seeding can come down to plants per game and
other stats you can only earn while playing games. It is important,
not to mention way more fun, to actually play your games. Here's
what you need to know:
In order to have some form of accountability, please use the
following policy for make-up week.
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 Saturday, January 5th
(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 one of our
Admins (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 your team.
*For Sunday division only - since this was not posted until
Monday, if you have any questions on who deserves a forfeit win
from whom, please message an admin and we will work out issues on a
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
Captains should also be aware that at the completion of make-up
week rosters for every team will be locked. This means that you
will no longer be able to add players if you have spots available,
or remove those who have been benched all season. Only players who
appear on your roster are allowed to play for your team during
playoffs - so if you need to make any changes, be sure to do so
before the end of Saturday!
Team Registration for Winter League 2013 has been
re-opened to replace forfeit factories with new teams that
would like to play. Any team signing up should be aware that
you will have three weeks to play all 10 of your regular
season games. Any team not willing to do whatever it
takes to make this happen should consider waiting until next
season's signups open.
So far, it looks like we'll have the following openings:
Register a Team
Discuss in our
So you've signed up for a Grifball league...
...at least you've come to the right place! With the season
officially started, here's some tips to help you get the ball
First, you'll want to check out the divisions and schedule
page. Find your division, note the day and time period you are
scheduled to play. We do semi-open scheduling at the NGA. We
understand that not every team will be available at 9pm sharp on
their day every week, so when you signed up, you were given
timeframes to work with. Communication is key here! Talk to the
captains you'll be facing in advance if possible, and schedule a
time that works for both teams to play. Captains are encouraged to
send a friend request on XBL to our group tag, NGA Grifball, which
will help when contacting other teams or looking for help from
staff. It may also be helpful to set up a team
thread in our forums where other teams can contact and
interact with yours.
When it is gametime, make sure you have four players ready to go.
Your roster can have a
maximum of 8 players on it, and once a player has played for a
team, they can't be removed from their roster or play for another
team this season. We do not allow substitutions in this league
except under the most extreme circumstances. If you have open
roster spots, you are welcome to add a player at gametime when
necessary, as long as they are not roster locked on another team.
Also, be sure to let an NGA staff member know you're
doing this. Same goes for gamertag changes! You can find a list of
our admins and staff here.
When you have four players ready to go, start a custom lobby for
eight players, and set it invite only. Invite the other team, load
the official league
gametype and map and you're good to go. For issues with
neutral hosts and streaming, please read more here.
The game will have nine untimed rounds, and the bomb will reset
after each goal scored. The team that scores five or more goals is
the winner, but all rounds must be played out regardless of when
the fifth point is scored. If scheduling is difficult, feel free to
play both games against a team at once; you are scheduled to play
each of the five other teams in your division twice over the next
If there are problems in-game, have your entire team crouch on the
court. The two captains (or representative player if the captain is
not in the game) will go to midcourt and talk about the problem.
You can find most everything you'll need to know about disputes and
other issues in our
rules. When play is stopped, do not continue to kill the other
team or score. This is against our rules and may affect the outcome
of the game. If you cannot resolve your problem, contact a league
admin - we try to always be around during scheduled playing times.
If you can't find an admin or other staff, postpone the game. Make
sure to save the game film in this case.
When the game is over, the winning captain will submit the
Waypoint game link by clicking here. It is reccommended that all
players save their game film in case of any disputes, and we love
clips and screenshots of both the bizarre and awesome - you can submit them
here. Then you'll move on to your second game of the
night, rinse, and repeat.
While the main focus of our league is to be competitive, we want
everyone to have a great time while they're battling it out on the
court. If anything (or any one) causes you to not have fun, we want
to know about it. Please contact an admin with any problems
you may be having - nothing is too big or too small. We don't play
favorites here, and we deal with every issue on a case-by-case
basis. That being said, in a few hours, our first division gets
underway. Best of luck to everyone this season - play hard, laugh
lots, and see you on the court!
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