Sunday, December 24, 2017

NBP Season 4 Nuffle Challenge Series Champion!


Congratulations to the Salt Works division leader Midway_Monster01 and the Zorn Uzkul Zealots for capturing the Season 4 trophy in a decisive 2-0 victory over the Warpfire Stones from the Ancient Empires division. Announcement of the post season transfer market will be made sometime early next week. Merry Christmas, all and remember to always praise Nuffle!




Nuffle Challenge Series Final!


Greetings, fans and coaches! The final of the Season 4 Nuffle Challenge Series between the Zorn Uzkul Zealots and the Warpfire Stones is rescheduled for Sunday, 24 December 1700 EST (1400 PST/2200 GMT. Be sure to check https://www.twitch.tv/blue6max for the replay.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Nuffle Be Praised Season 4 Bowl Series Matchups

With the Nuffle Challenge Series Bracket filled, we now move to the NBP Bowl Series games.


First up, Ancient Empires' The Fear Factory led by Coach blakenutz666 will square off against Coach DKMx4xBAMA's Rattus Rattus Rattus of Salt Works in the Bone Bowl sponsored by Khemri Fried Chicken!


In the Cereal Bowl sponsored by Chaos Khorne Flakes, we have Coach afrochef82's Super Streetfighter Elves from Old World taking on Tar & Feather's own Coach GoDawgsSickEm66 and the Gored Ya BullDawgs!


The Norse Face brings us the Snow Bowl, featuring Coach wheely365's Boom Shake the Room from Old World battling it out against Deep Dark's Crazy Bonemen led by Coach tonsoffun52.


Our Final game of the Season 4 NBP Bowl Series is the Block & Dodger DIY Bowl, with Old World's Coach LegendT969's Scarface Scavengers v2 facing Coach Rhorik_Darik and G.L.o.B.B. from Salt Works!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nuffle Challenge Series 4 Bracket


Season 4 has had plenty of action and the Nuffle Challenge Series is where the top teams from each conference will determine who is the best of the best.



From the Ardent Followers Conference:

1.Salt Works Division Winner: Midway_Monster01 - Zorn Uzkul Zealots

2.Tar & Feather Division Winner: DaltMC - B.A.W.A

3. Deep Dark Division Winner: Dymntd - Regalis Arse Holes


4. AFC Wild Card Winner: bortbot18 - A Sinking Ship



From the Noble Fanatics Conference:

1.  Beheaded Kings Division Winner: Jonah2005uk - Rainforest Queens


2. Ancient Empires Division Winner: CommieCOZY - Old Town Polecats


3. Old World Division Winner: Ponghines - Loren Rockets


4. NFC Wild Card Winner: rockyisback - Warpfire Stones



    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Season 4 Update!

    Coaches,

    Season 4 regulation play has completed! I want to thank you all for your commitment to getting those games in!

    Remember the post season will begin 02 Dec 2017. All coaches will have at least one post-season game to play. The top 4 in each conference move to the Nuffle Challenge Series, the next 4 in each conference will be participating in our Bowl Series, and the rest of the Pro coaches will have the Blurst of the Blurst to grasp at some glory. Check back shortly for pairings!

    Thanks for reading and remember to praise Nuffle!


    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Bylaws Update


    Coaches, in the efforts of continuous improvement and transparency, the league will be implementing the following addition to the league bylaws:

    -Inducement Policy-
    During the inducements phase, the coach going second may spend no more than 40K out of treasury on top of what granted via inducements. In the event this occurs, the opposing coach is to halt play before the kickoff.

    **Please note that any treasury gold spent by the first coach is already accounted for when moving to the second phase, so this only addresses attempts to circumvent the balance sought from inducements. Violating this bylaw is a code of conduct violation and will be enforced as such.

    Please reach out to either the Coaches Board (DaltMC, Ponghines and DKMx4xBAMA) or league administration for any questions or concerns.

    Thanks and remember to always Praise Nuffle!


    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    New Logo!

    Greeting, coaches, fans and fellow blood bowlers.  The NBP  league administration is proud to unveil our new logo!

    Now for some league business:

    ANY COACH WHO HAS NOT YET CREATED AND DESIGNATED THEIR PRO TEAM HAS UNTIL 00:00 SATURDAY EDT!(SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT AKA 1 MINUTE AFTER 11:59 PM EDT FRIDAY) IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT CREATED TO RECEIVE A TICKET BY THEN YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SPOT IN THE PRO LEAGUE. I REPEAT IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT
    CREATED BY THEN YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SPOT IN THE PRO LEAGUE!

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    Thanks and remember to always praise Nuffle!

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    S4 Pro and Proving Grounds Registrations Are Now Closed!

    Thanks to every coach who has signed up! We are proud to announce that we have registered enough coaches for Season 4 of Pro play and Proving Grounds!

    We have locked the registration thread so no more coaches may be added. In the next few days we will be contacting coaches to get their final team choices to organize the season!

    If you missed out on your opportunity to register but still would like to get some blood bowl action in we are still taking new members to serve as replacement coaches as well as coaches who would wish to play in our open dev ladder while waiting for a spot to open up.

    Thanks for being a part of NBP-PRO we look forward to seeing you on the pitch.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Bylaws updated; S4 start pushed to Sunday Sept 24th

    Hello fans and blood-bowlers! In light of the problems with the current resurrection development format, we have elected to extend the start of the season by one week in order for coaches to test teams in competitive play before deciding on their Pro or Proving Grounds team. Season 4 Pro and Proving Grounds will now commence on Sunday Sept 24th.

     Another important update we have to bring you is the changes to the NBP-PRO bylaws. Though the core of the bylaws remains unchanged there are dramatic changes to the pro structure as well as changes to the mid season call up and transfer process.

    Please review the bylaws and post any questions in the forum or in the NBP-PRO League chat!

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Season 4 Pro League and Proving Grounds Sign ups now open! Season 4 set for Sunday Sept 17th!

    Hello fans and blood bowlers! NBP-Pro.com is proud to announce that we have picked a tentative date for the start of Season 4! Sunday September 17th!

    To that end we have started a new thread in forum where you can sign up for Season 4 Professional or Proving Ground consideration!

    Click here to register!

    NOTE: if are a brand new coach to NBP-PRO and have not yet registered for the league itself you must do so by clicking here. If you have already registered for NBP-PRO.COM in the past you do NOT need to register again.

    Thanks for reading and remember to always praise Nuffle!

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    NBP-PRO Legendary Edition Season 4 Relaunch!

    Hello fans and blood bowlers, it's been a long time!

    Now that the Legendary Edition of Blood Bowl 2 has released, we here at NBP-PRO are proud to announce the relaunch of The Nuffle Be Praised Pro PS4 league!

    Pay attention to this news space in the upcoming days as we will have many updates on the relaunch of Nuffle Be Praised as well as information on how to register for season 4! Don't forget to also check out the official NBP-PRO web forum for more information (be sure to register for access!).

    I hope to see you all on the pitch this season and remember to always praise Nuffle!


    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Major League Announcement!

    Coaches,

    Week 4 of Season 3 is in full swing and the league administration would like to thank you all for completing your games in a timely fashion. With the expansion into the America and Europa Proving Grounds, we have 40 coaches in season play. It's no small feat getting 20 games in on a weekly basis and for that we are grateful.

    First things first, let's address league structure. There has been a lot of discussion regarding season 4 and we have come to a decision. NBP-Pro will be adopting a three season cycle, effective immediately. What this means is that the TV cap for season 4 will reset back to 1000 TV. Going forward, we will also be implementing a separate TV cap for mid-season. The league TV caps will be as follows (per 3 season cycle):
    • Season 1 1000 TV - Mid-season cap 1300 TV*
    • Season 2 1350 TV - Mid-season cap 1600 TV*
    • Season 3 1650 TV - Mid-season cap 1800 TV*
    *NOTE: This TV cap only applies to teams utilizing mid-season transfers/promotions

    Second order of business is the transfer period for season 3. Coaches will now be eligible for two promotions during mid-season break because there will not be a post-season transfer market due to the league reset.  Keep in mind all transfer market rules apply. and all transfers are subject to league approval. The mid-season transfer period will last for two weeks 03 April to 17 April 2017 to accommodate our coaches to have the best promotions the development ladder can offer.

    Lastly, at the conclusion of this season we will be implementing a new section of the NBP-Pro league: NBP-Pro Legends. Any team that has participated in a Pro season is eligible to join the Legends structure. Specialty tournaments and events will take place there as well as within the current league structure. We see this as an additional incentive for our Proving Grounds coaches to vie for a Pro slot.

    Thanks for being  part of Nuffle Be Praised. Any questions, concerns or comments can be raised directly in the chat or the forums for discussion.

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Season 3 Kick-Off Date Confirmed!

    Coaches! NBP Commissioner CommieCOZY here with some news. Season 3 will kick-off Monday 06 March 2017. With 24 Pro Coaches ready and waiting, the excitement is palpable. Which teams will set an example? Which will be relegated? Be sure to check-in for all the exciting updates to come.

    At the same time, the inaugural season of the Proving Grounds will begin. Here, coaches will duke it out to seek a coveted promotion to the Pro league for season 4!

    Before the season kicks off, a special announcement for the Coaches who placed from the initial Season 3 Pro Slot Competitions will be made, along with some additional announcements.

    Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to always praise Nuffle!


    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Season 3 Pro Slot Competitions Kickoff and League Announcement

    Greetings,

    It is with great excitement that League President Stimee and League Commissioner CommieCOZY announce the competitions for the open S3 Pro slots for the Nuffle Be Praised league. We will be holding two 6-man round robins, each filling two Pro slots. Rounds will advance as soon as the last game is played, with the expectation that at least 1 game must be played within a week. Once complete, the top two teams in each competition will secure an invitation to the Pro league. Coaches may develop their competition teams or another development team of their choosing to the S3 TV and # of games played limit (i.e. 1550 in 18 games).

    But what about the remaining coaches, you ask?

    Nuffle Be Praised is pleased to announce the creation of the Proving Grounds. The four remaining coaches of each round robin will form the America and Europa Proving Grounds divisions. The top remaining coach from each competition will earn the honor to name the division. The Proving Grounds will run concurrent to the Pro season, with inter-division play occurring during the mid-season break.

    The second announcement is that the Proving Grounds will introduce relegation and promotion to Nuffle Be Praised! At the completion of each season, the bottom teams of the America and Europa Pro conferences will be relegated to the Proving Grounds as the top team of each Proving Grounds division will be promoted to the Pros.

    Season 3 is gearing up to be the most exciting one yet! Thanks for stopping by and remember to always praise Nuffle!


    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Post-Season 2 Transfer Market News and Development Revision

    The league administration is excited to announce the opening of the between-season transfer market on Monday 23 January! The transfer marker will run for a period of two weeks ending at 23:59 EST Sunday 06 February.

    Take advantage of the market and strengthen your team, or maybe cut some bloated team value and find your star player a good home! One of our goals here at NBP is to build a rich league, full of history, and one way we can accomplish that is by everybody participating in the transfer market! The rules are as follows:
    1. A Coach may elect to promote or “call up” 2 players to their professional team from a developmental team (provided you didn't take advantage of a mid-season promotion). The two forms of promotion are either a direct purchase or a trade agreement.
    2. After transfer your team must be at or below the 1550 TV cap set for Season 3.
    3. You may sell or buy any number of players to and from other pro teams. A pro team is defined as a team that has played in the NBP-Pro League in Season 2 and/or will play in Season 3 (Only available at Post-Season Transfer Market).
    4.  Coaches may relegate a player from their pro team to a developmental team to make room for the transfer, but all Gold from this transaction must be zeroed.
    5. (Developmental to Pro call ups ONLY) If a players full price for transfer cannot be afforded, a coach may elect to sell another player at the same position (lineman for lineman, blitzer for blitzer) for a skilled player and only pay the difference in skills; or sell a different positional to buy a player from a developmental team, taking into the consideration the balance for the difference in position (if any) as well as the difference in skills. (see examples) (e.g. selling a skill-less Chaos Warrior for 100K and replacing him with one for 140K, net cost 40K GP; selling a skill-less beast man at 60K to replace with a single skill Chaos Warrior at 120K, net cost 60K GP)
    6. A promotional trade sought by a Pro team from a different coach's development team is subject to the development team coach's acceptance.
    7. For The purposes of parity and to avoid manipulation, developmental to developmental transfers are not allowed. (A developmental to developmental transfer is defined as a transfer between 2 teams in the developmental league or a transfer between a developmental team and apro team that will not continue).
    8. All trades will be conducted through an intermediate team to maintain consistency and transparency.
    9. All transfers are subject to approval by league management. Any coach that wishes to dispute a blocked transfer will be able to appeal to the NBP council made up of Stimee, CommieCOZY, and the coaches board of (Bortbot18, DaltMC, and Midway_Monster01.) All conflicts of interest will be addressed via recusal of the involved party and a replacement coach will be named.
    If you have questions or concerns about the rules don't hesitate to post to the forums, the NBP-Pro group chat on PlayStation Network, or via direct message to Stimee and/or CommieCOZY.

    Lastly, the league by-laws have recently had a revision regarding development games. Moving forward, a coach must explicitly specify no fouling if they would prefer not to have it (fouling will be considered acceptable by default). However. fair play and good sportsmanship remains in effect (i.e. don't be unreasonable). Any issues should be brought to the immediate attention of either Stimee or CommieCOZY.

    Good luck to you all, and happy trading!


    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Hello coaches!

    This message is for our Coaches trying to break into NBP-PRO competition!  An announcement will be made during half time of the Nuffle Challenge Series Final between Pax Romana and Dumpster Diving Lizards! The match takes place tonight at 9 PM EST and will be broadcast on twitch.tv/stimee and twitch.tv/nbp_pro.

     If you want to learn about an opportunity to compete in the Pro League be sure to tune in!