Signups for the 17th season of the AGLA are now OPEN! For those already familiar with the process, please visit the signup page here and submit your team registration. For those that are new to the Grifball leagues, or at least the AGLA, read on.
How the League Works
The regular season will last for a total of 5 weeks, as well as a makeup week to be used to play any games you couldn’t make during the regular season. The regular season will run from the 14th of January to the 18th of February. Over this period of time, you will playing a total of 10 games, or each team in your division twice.
Divisions will be set up based upon your team’s availability, grouping you with other teams of similar Grifball schedules. Furthermore, the divisions will also be set up to separate teams based upon level of experience, so as to make sure the best of the best Grifball teams are not matched with teams completely new to the league.
So, what division to choose? Well, to start, you will want to contact your teammates and determine your most available times based upon your various schedules. Alternatively, if you are familiar with each other, just choose whatever time you’re used to getting on Xbox Live and playing. Either way, you will submit your top 3 time slot choices based upon your availability.
After we receive your application, you will be put into divisions based upon your team’s experience and availability, and your team’s personal schedule will be released. This will outline in what order you play the 5 other teams in your division over the course of the season. Each week, you will show up at your division time and play the opponents that your schedule outlines. Same day, same time, every week, so things are easy to remember.
Please note that by signing up, you are agreeing to commit to play on your scheduled night for a total of 2 games. Your games start at the same day and time frame each week, so teams showing up for games shouldn’t be a problem, in theory. If you find yourself unable to make the scheduled game time, or another team fails to, you will have the rest of the season to make up any missed games, including Makeup Week which runs from February 4th to the 11th. If games are still left unplayed at the end of Makeup Week, the team that was the more available of the two will receive the forfeit win.
We’ve stepped up our prize payout a little for our first season in Halo 4 with the help of our official sponsor and fellow Halo community website, Forerunner Nation. For the 4 players who end up winning it all this season, there will be a prize payout of 1600 Microsoft Points each. The other players who do not play in the championship will not be left empty handed however – depending on team size, they will also receive up to 800 Microsoft Points a piece, provided they play 4 or more games over the course of the season.
Need a team?
If you’re having trouble finding other Grifballers to form a team with, we can help with that as well. By visiting this page, you can fill out a small form either to submit yourself as a Free Agent, or as a team that is looking for additional players.
From this page, teams and players can find others with similar availability and experience. You can use this opportunity to meet other Grifballers looking for people to play with. Make sure to check back often as the list gets updated!
Alternatively, it is also highly recommended that you get interactive with the community and join on our forums! It’s a great way to find others to play with, meet other teams, start friendly rivalries, discuss the league, and much more (whatever you want, in fact!). So be sure to make an account and get to posting!
Official Gametype and Map
To start, the official AGLA gametype is “AGLA Grifball WL13″, and the official map is “AGLA Foundry” by runNokyardrun, a remake of the Halo 3 Grifball court. You can find both the map and gametype in the File Shares of the following Gamertags on Xbox Live:
To download the gametype and map, simply perform a File Share search on Halo 4 for any of the above Gamertags. To do this, hit “Start” on the Halo 4 menu and head to the Settings and File tab. Scroll over to File Browser and hit “A”. Under “Map Variants” and “Game Types” you will be able to select “File Share Search” and type in any one of those three Gamertags to be brought to our File Shares. Once there, downloading the necessary files is fast and easy!
Note that these are the default gametypes. The gametype is a classic 9-round variant, and must be used. However, if both teams agree, they can play on any alternative compatible map they would like.
- AGLA Signups will run from Monday, December 24th 2012, to Friday, January 11th, 2013. Click the link to be taken to the sign up form.
- Looking for players? Need a team? Click here to find what you’re looking for!
- Be a part of the community, join the forums!
- Official league gametype is AGLA Grifball WL13, and must be used on game night.
- Official map is AGLA Foundry, but alternate, AGLA-approved maps can be used if both captains agree.
If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to ask below in the comments! Alternatively, you can also send a message to Major Siiva, N0PLEX, or TrueFlyingCow over Xbox Live if you need anything answered.
See you on the court!