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The wait is over! It’s finally here! Welcome one and all to the 9th season of Coach Pupil League! Signups are officially open until Dec 4th! To sign up go to the CPL Webapp

For those of you who don’t already know, the Coach Pupil League is a StarCraft community designed to help low to mid level players improve in a competitive team league format. Every season groups of players form teams to compete against each other in weekly matches!

More information can be found at any of the links below:

CPL Season 8: CPL 8 Liquipedia page

CPL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/coachpupilleague

CPL Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/coachpupilleague

CPL Discord: https://discord.gg/6QEXQ8d

*CPL is free but if you would like to support what we’re doing you can donate to us here: https://ko-fi.com/cplbw

If you are totally new to brood war CPL is an excellent place to get your start, and if you already have the skills and knowledge CPL is a great place to coach newer players and spread the love of the game!
Even if you don’t plan to play in the league you’re still very welcome to join the discord and be part of our community, we are always happy to have more players of any skill level!

For Players
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First, we have the sign-ups. In order to sign up to CPL you will need to make an account on the CPL webapp. Once signups close, we enter the preseason stage. This is used in order to determine what everybody’s skill is compared to everyone else. During this stage you will be allocated in a group of 4 or 5 people and you will have to play all of them.

Once done with the preseason you will be allocated in teams and the regular season begins. During this part you will be assigned a tier within your team and a team captain will draft weekly roster for your team to go up against another team’s roster. You will not be required to play every week, and you can indicate how active you intend to be in your signup.

For Coaches
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This season CPL coaching will be a bit different to how it’s been done in the past:

Under the new system, there’s two types of coaches. First is Team Coaches (like regular coaches and assistant coaches in the last season), who can be active players if they want to. Second is CPL Coaches, who aren’t linked to a team and only give advice in a general capacity. These coaches don’t play since they’re not part of a team.

To summarize, you want to be a Team Coach if you want to spend time with a team and directly and help its players throughout a season. You want to be a CPL Coach if you prefer to just be around and be the wise old sage to whoever needs some advice. Previous assistant coaches will still be able to be a Team Coach who plays games for their team.

For both types of Coaches you will need to sign up on the CPL webapp


Source: https://tl.net/forum/brood-war/603411-cpl-9-signups-are-open