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[Pennant Chase] The Wild Card Game is coming to Auto Leagues

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I am going to be testing out a second Wild Card team in some Auto Leagues with the intent of rolling this out to all leagues soon. The two teams will play a one-game wild card game, with the winner advancing to play the #1 seed in the typical four-team format. Tie breakers remain the same (head-to-head, or in the case of more than two teams being tied, Power Ranking is used). All teams will still get the three days off after the season ends, but now the division winners will get an extra two days (one for the wild card game and one extra day after the wild card game is played). The wild card winner will get one day off before the next round. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but just haven't found the time. The increased traffic lately made me realize a few things: 1) It has become really hard for new players to compete against veterans on the site. The second wild card slot gives all teams a little something more to play for deeper into the season. 2) The team with the best record has never been given any sort of reward, but now they have the benefit of facing a non-rested team in the first round. 3) We know that lopsided divisions in Auto Leagues are fairly common. This will give teams that got hosed by division assignment a better shot at the tournament. If you're interested in following the results, the first league to experiment with this format is going to be League 503.

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