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iCM Forum World Cup Season 3 - Round 1 preparation; Manager pick your movie (deadline: Dec 16th)
Topic Started: Oct 29 2017, 06:10:01 PM (2,958 Views)
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Welcome to the iCM Forum World Cup! This is a tournament where we start with 48 countries, and they get eliminated until one country wins.

This topic is for discussion about round 1. Movies will be send secretly, but it's allowed to discuss recommendations etc...
All movies will be revealed in a schedule asap after the deadline.

Round 1:
48 countries will be divided into 12 groups of 4 countries. #1 and #2 from each group proceed. Each match lasts for 4 weeks. Matches overlap 1.5 weeks.
Round 2:
24 countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3 countries. #1 from each group proceeds. Each match lasts for 3 week. Matches overlap 1 week.
Quarter finals, semi finals and final:
Countries compete one on one. Winner proceeds. Each match lasts for 2 weeks. Matches overlap 0.5 weeks.

List of participating countries


Managers, pick your movies for round 1! Deadline: December 16th
Countdown till deadline
Send me a PM with your choice. Please include an iCM-link.

Which movies are eligible?
- Less than 1000 checks (at the moment the movie is picked).
- Maximum runtime of 180 minutes.
- Only one movie per director for a country in the whole season. A director with movies in multiple countries can be chosen for once for each country.
- No movies from season 1 or season 2.
- Coproductions are allowed, but with an explanation why a movie certainly belongs to the country it competes for.

If you want to dig back into the previous seasons, you can find all topics here.
Edited by joachimt, Dec 21 2017, 06:21:55 PM.
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thanks for a pre-christmas deadline!
I assume the reveal will be on the same date...? :)
though we've kept the official start of round 1, round 1 at january 1st?
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Oct 29 2017, 06:16:33 PM
thanks for a pre-christmas deadline!
I assume the reveal will be on the same date...? :)
though we've kept the official start of round 1, round 1 at january 1st?
I'll make the schedule this week, but haven't decided yet about the starting date. Also depends on my trip to Paris during the holidays. ;)

After the deadline, I can reveal the schedule as soon as I'm online (if every managers did his job before the deadline), but as you've seen yesterday that could sometimes be 17 later then you guys hoped it to be. :P
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IMDb-list of all movies in previous WC's:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025453371/
These movies are ineligible for this season.
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These will be the four pots to do the draw.

Pot 1:
Czechia (Carmel98)
England (funkybusiness)
France (klaus78)
Germany (Lilarcor)
Greece (tommy_leazaq)
Hungary (tarr)
Italy (toro913)
Poland (sebby)
Portugal (Pgonzalez)
Russia (blocho)
Spain (beavis)
Sweden (PeacefulAnarchy)

Pot 2:
Australia (Daviddoes)
Brazil (Gorro)
Canada (Armoreska)
China (hurluberlu)
Hong Kong (Smoover)
India (tommy_leazaq)
Iran (zhangalan)
Japan (monty)
Mexico (Daviddoes)
South Korea (mjf314)
Taiwan (mjf314)
USA (filmbantha)

Pot 3:
Austria (metaller)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cynical Cinephile)
Bulgaria (Mario Gaborović)
Croatia (Mochard)
Finland (nimimerkillinen)
Georgia (tarr)
Latvia (RogerTheMovieManiac88)
Romania (clemmetarey)
Serbia (Mario Gaborović)
Switzerland (Nathan Treadway)
The Netherlands (Gershwin)
Turkey (XxXApathy420XxX)

Pot 4:
Argentina (RBG)
Bolivia (burneyfan)
Burkina Faso (hurluberlu )
Dominican Republic (Angel Glez)
Lebanon (Armoreska)
Malaysia (Fergenaprido)
Mali (Fergenaprido)
Morocco (jvv)
Peru (sacmersault)
Thailand (Lonewolf2003)
Uruguay (toro913)
Vietnam (Eve-Lang-El-Coup)
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nm :whistling:
Edited by RBG, Oct 29 2017, 09:37:49 PM.
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Pots 3 and 4 are far too easy...
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The big hitters should be more mixed. I mean, who'd ever want a repeat of the Egypt affair?
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monty
Oct 29 2017, 11:25:52 PM
Pots 3 and 4 are far too easy...


monty
Oct 29 2017, 11:29:10 PM
The big hitters should be more mixed. I mean, who'd ever want a repeat of the Egypt affair?


Are you understanding what these pots are? Each 1st round group will contain one country from each pot
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ok, that sounds bettter. (btw, i never read the manual, hehe)
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When do you draw the potlots?

I'd like to know who I'm competing against. :D
Edited by Eve-Lang-El-Coup, Oct 30 2017, 08:36:39 AM.
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Oct 30 2017, 08:32:59 AM
When do you draw the potlots?

I'd like to know who I'm competing against. :D
Haha. After.
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After all the movies are chosen? Awww. So long to go.
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pot-draw is never revealed before we pick the movies, to keep the choices objectively 'the best'
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Oct 30 2017, 08:54:14 AM
pot-draw is never revealed before we pick the movies, to keep the choices objectively 'the best'
I never understood that rule. Choices will be good anyhow.
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monty
Oct 30 2017, 10:15:45 AM
beavis
Oct 30 2017, 08:54:14 AM
pot-draw is never revealed before we pick the movies, to keep the choices objectively 'the best'
I never understood that rule. Choices will be good anyhow.
Not even the countries within one pot are of same strength, so knowing whether Argentina or Malaysia is your third opponent, may strongly affect which pick you're going to use in the R1. Being Japan's manager, you are allowed to 'save' a better film for R2 as part of strategy.
Edited by Mario Gaborović, Oct 30 2017, 10:28:10 AM.
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joachimt
Oct 29 2017, 06:10:01 PM
Round 1:
48 countries will be divided into 12 groups of 4 countries. #1 and #2 from each group proceed. Each match lasts for 4 weeks. Matches overlap 1.5 weeks.
Round 2:
24 countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3 countries. #1 from each group proceeds. Each match lasts for 3 week. Matches overlap 1 week.
Quarter finals, semi finals and final:
Countries compete one on one. Winner proceeds. Each match lasts for 2 weeks. Matches overlap 0.5 weeks.

Which movies are eligible?
- Less than 1000 checks (at the moment the movie is picked).
- Maximum runtime of 180 minutes.
- Only one movie per director in the whole season.
- No movies from season 1 or season 2.
- Coproductions are allowed, but with an explanation why a movie certainly belongs to the country it competes for.

Two questions (sections bolded above):
1. Will there be seeding for round 2? If so, how will that work?
2. It's only one movie per director per country, right? i.e. UK could pick The Lady Vanishes while USA could pick Vertigo if there was no check limit?
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Fergy, remember it's England, not UK. Someone might use Wales or N. Ireland next time. If we started that way, let it be so.

1) I believe the 2nd stage will have the same potting as R1, only with remaining countries.
2) Yes, only one. But as far as I remember, you can use a film by the same director in case it's co-directed with another person.
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Mario Gaborović
Oct 30 2017, 11:09:43 AM
Fergy, remember it's England, not UK. Someone might use Wales or N. Ireland next time. If we started that way, let it be so.

1) I believe the 2nd stage will have the same potting as R1, only with remaining countries.
2) Yes, only one. But as far as I remember, you can use a film by the same director in case it's co-directed with another person.
1) We haven't discussed this yet. Previously didn't we just do it randomly from the stage where it was one-on-one? This is the first time we're making groups of more than 1 in the 2nd round. It's alright with me to do pots, but like in the real WC, it should be based on performance in round 1.
2) Yes. If someone picks a movie by director A for country X, another manager can pick a movie by the same director for country Y.
With co-production you rule out multiple directors for that country for next rounds, so for example: you can't pick a Coen brothers movie in round 1 and in the next something only by Ethan. Same goes for segmented movies.
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Oct 30 2017, 08:32:59 AM
When do you draw the potlots?

I'd like to know who I'm competing against. :D
Others said it already, but let me confirm.

I did the draw yesterday, so I know the groups. I will reveal it after the deadline when every manager picked their movie.
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joachimt
Oct 30 2017, 11:48:24 AM
This is the first time we're making groups of more than 1 in the 2nd round. It's alright with me to do pots, but like in the real WC, it should be based on performance in round 1.
Agree, it's also because that rule is valid in UEFA competitions; Winners of current Europa League cannot meet one another in the Round of 32, coz they're granted favorable position during the draw.
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Did you do the draw or did your daughter? ;)
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Oct 30 2017, 11:55:42 AM
Did you do the draw or did your daughter? ;)
Myself. I did it once in season 2 with real papers and my daughters did the draw, but it takes time. So I just randomized the four pots in Excel and put them next to each other. That takes a minute instead of an hour. ^_^
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But is way less fun :lol:
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joachimt
Oct 30 2017, 11:49:32 AM
I did the draw yesterday, so I know the groups. I will reveal it after the deadline when every manager picked their movie.
So how many films you've got now?
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Oct 30 2017, 12:23:03 PM
joachimt
Oct 30 2017, 11:49:32 AM
I did the draw yesterday, so I know the groups. I will reveal it after the deadline when every manager picked their movie.
So how many films you've got now?
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I made the schedule as well. I decided to start on December the 31st. That way people have the chance to start watching prior to the first match, but nobody is rushed into watching movie during the holidays.

In previous seasons it was preferred to have a deadline at the end of the weekend and not at the beginning, half of the matches will start and finish at Sunday. The other half will start and finish at Wednesday.

Round 1 ends at August the 8th.
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I'll make my choice known on the day of the deadline
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Oct 30 2017, 01:06:00 PM
I made the schedule as well. I decided to start on December the 31st. That way people have the chance to start watching prior to the first match, but nobody is rushed into watching movie during the holidays.

In previous seasons it was preferred to have a deadline at the end of the weekend and not at the beginning, half of the matches will start and finish at Sunday. The other half will start and finish at Wednesday.

Round 1 ends at August the 8th.
For us, holidays start on jan 1st. That only means 3 extra watchdays though, in january.
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I need November to watch lots of potential entries so I won't be submitting it early unless I get a belter of a film but even then I might hold fire. My wife goes away for a week near the end of the month so that helps :)
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Oct 31 2017, 02:55:41 AM
I need November to watch lots of potential entries so I won't be submitting it early unless I get a belter of a film but even then I might hold fire. My wife goes away for a week near the end of the month so that helps :)
same here. except, the bit about your wife. I mean, she will be gone regardless of it being me or you, but it obviously impacts your viewing schedule more than it does mine.
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I need November to watch lots of potential entries so I won't be submitting it early unless I get a belter of a film but even then I might hold fire. My wife goes away for a week near the end of the month so that helps :)
same here. except, the bit about your wife. I mean, she will be gone regardless of it being me or you, but it obviously impacts your viewing schedule more than it does mine.
It impacts my viewing schedule considerably so I will probably not make my selection known before the deadline day.
Edited by Lilarcor, Oct 31 2017, 03:33:43 AM.
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This looks like a really cool game. Once I've learned the ropes I will try and "manage" a team next year.
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This looks like a really cool game. Once I've learned the ropes I will try and "manage" a team next year.
Better say in two years. Next year we'll still be going with coming season, which will last for 14 months. Season 4 won't start earlier than mid 2019.
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Until Fergenaprido pays here a visit, I shall remind him that P. Ramlee films are ineligible for Malaysia because Singapore became independent only in 1965, AFTER he made most of his films. The Malay Film Studio wasn't set up in Kuala Lumpur, but in Singapore. I'm saying this coz he checked one of Ramlee's films today.
But that shouldn't bother our dear manager coz those films are dated as f*ck.

He did, however set up another studio in KL (Merdeka Film Studios), which made these: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0222956?ref_=tt_dt_co

I perceive this as something he had to do due to country separation issues.
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If he would submit Tiga abdul, I would accept it, because IMDb says Malaysia. I'm not doing more investigation than that. So what does this mean? When the schedule is complete, should I send it to Mario first to check for ineligible titles like this? You're a much better researcher than I am.
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Nov 12 2017, 07:54:09 PM
If he would submit Tiga abdul, I would accept it, because IMDb says Malaysia. I'm not doing more investigation than that. So what does this mean? When the schedule is complete, should I send it to Mario first to check for ineligible titles like this? You're a much better researcher than I am.
Yeah but IMDb isn't always right. Otherwise Indian films made before 1949 would be under UK. :)
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