DuelCircle Competitive – Spring 2022

Season 2 – DuelCircle Spring Split

Visit this page often for all things DuelCircle Competitive including standings, weekly game schedules, league news, highlights and more. This page is your one-stop shop for the 2022 DuelCircle Competitive season.

Congratulations to Blaine Swiftwraith on winning the Mid-Season Showdown and the Spring Split! This Weekend’s Game VODs (4/15 – 4/16) will be uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday at 6pm Eastern. We will be recording a Spring Split Recap Episode for the Beyond The Spiral Podcast in the near future, apologies for the technical difficulties.

Mid-Season Showdown Bracket

Blaine Swiftwraith chose Daniel (4 Seed) for his A1 Upper Bracket series, thus finalizing the initial bracket.

Game 3 of Match A2 was recorded live on Twitch and reached the 30 minute game timer. After an internal review, Scarlet was given the game win.

The deciding factor was based around Scarlet’s gameplay around the 25-30 minute mark, as well as the overall control of play on her end. Although Stephen had a significant amount of pips, Stephen didn’t adequately use his pips in order to set up a 2 hit kill. If Stephen would have hit prior to the timer closing, there would’ve been a solid argument for both to win.

Game 3 of Match Y1 was recorded off-stream and reached the 30 minute game timer. After an internal review, Daniel was given the game win.

Best-of-Three Series Schedule:

Sunday, April 10th

Round 1 Upper Bracket:

Match A2 – 3pm Eastern | Stephen Fire vs Scarlet Hex | Scarlet Hex wins 2-1*

Match A1 – (Approx.) 4:15pm Eastern | Blaine Swiftwraith vs Daniel | Blaine Swiftwraith wins 2-0

Round 1 Lower Bracket:

Match X1 – (Approx.) 5:30pm Eastern | Keelan Thorn vs Daniel | Daniel wins 2-0

Match X2 – (Approx.) 6:45pm Eastern | Angel Death vs Stephen Fire | Stephen Fire wins 2-0

Friday, April 15th Round 2:

Match Y1 (Lower Bracket) – 6:30pm Eastern | Daniel vs Stephen Fire | Daniel wins 2-1*

Match B1 (Upper Bracket) – (Approx.) 7:45pm Eastern | Blaine Swiftwraith vs Scarlet Hex | Blaine Swiftwraith wins 2-0

Saturday, April 16th Round 3 Semifinals/Finals:

Match Z1 – 3pm Eastern | Scarlet Hex vs Daniel | Scarlet Hex wins 2-0

Match C1 Finals – (Approx.) 4:30pm Eastern | Blaine Swiftwraith vs Scarlet Hex | Blaine Swiftwraith wins 2-0

Spring Regular Season Standings

Final Spring Regular Season Standings.

(Note: Standings carry over into the 2022 Fall Split. Read the format section for more info!)

# – Clinched 1st place seed, ^ – Clinched top 4 seed, * – Clinched playoffs, E – Eliminated from playoff contention, NT – No Tiebreaker game to be played, T – Tiebreaker game played

Reference the Player Info Sheet, here.

  • Stephen Fire defeated Scarlet Hex during Week 3, thus holding the 2 way tiebreaker advantage.
  • Angel Dust, Keelan Thorn, and Daniel all ended the Spring Split 5-3. Since Daniel beat Angel (Week 3) and Keelan (Week 1), Daniel was the highest seed in our 3 way tiebreaker.
    • Keelan Thorn defeated Angel Dust in their “play-in” tiebreaker game, and Daniel beat Keelan in the 4th seed tiebreaker game. All games were decided due to forfeiture by the respective players.

Spring Mid-Season Showdown Prizing

This season, members of the league automatically receive the following participation prizing, in the event that they do not reach Spring Playoffs (otherwise known as the MSS):

  • 7,500 Crowns
  • Mega Snack Pack
  • Random Beckett Magazine Code Wand

Note: Members will receive additional separate participation prizing in Fall, in the event that they do not reach Fall Playoffs.

Prize codes will be sent to the email address on file during the week of Monday, April 18th (Player of the Week Crown Awards will be sent during the Regular Season).

As a reminder, If any redemption issues occur, send an email to community@wizard101.com with the problematic code and your KingsIsle account username ONLY. KingsIsle does not require you to provide your password to them. Codes are for the Gamigo North American version of Wizard101.

Spring Split Regular Season Player of the Week Awards

Returning for Season 2 of DuelCircle Competitive, is the Player of the Week Award for the Regular Season this Spring Split. Each week, players can earn 2,500 Crowns for standout performances during their 2 game stretch. Whether a player dominated or heavily improved and stepped up their game (literally), they’ll be in contention to receive the week’s top honors. Player of the Week discussions happen internally, on the tournament broadcasts, and on the Beyond The Spiral podcast.

As a special added inventive, the Player of the Week Award winner for Week 4 (April 2nd-3rd) + Saturday, April 9th will receive 5,000 Crowns in place of the standard 2,500 Crown prize, on Sunday April 10th!

Player of the Week awards will be announced at the beginning of each Saturday afternoon broadcast at 2:45pm Eastern during the Spring Split Regular Season. Player of the Week Prize codes will be sent to the email address on file after each Saturday’s games. Check back each week for winner announcements!

Spring Split On-Air Team

The Spring Split On-Air Team features a stacked lineup of DuelCircle Media personalities with various backgrounds in the W101 ranked scene. Headlining the broadcast team is Ryan broadcasting on Saturdays. Newcomer Edward Lifegem hosts the Sunday slate of games. Thomas is the Spring backup broadcaster in the event of any technical difficulties.

Rotating on the call for all 45 regular season Spring games, as well as the entire Spring Mid-Season Showdown will be Dese, Michael, Julia, Pierce, Wizedex, and Blaze. The casting crew will provide your play-by-play and in-depth analysis guiding you as a viewer through the tournament.

Broadcasts begin at 2:45pm ET each regular season gameday. Tune in throughout the Spring Split for a chance to win special prize codes for KingsIsle games!

Saturdays: Twitch.tv/Thetechboy | Sundays: Twitch.tv/SpiralVision

DuelCircle Competitive – Season 2 League Format

New for 2022, 10 randomly selected players from a prospective entry pool will compete in both the Spring and Fall Splits. The regular season will begin with a condensed Spring Split, with regular season standings carrying over into the Fall Split. At the end of the Spring Regular Season, Spring Playoffs and Finals will transform into the Mid-Season Showdown. The MSS winner will earn the year’s first championship title and earn some cool prizes at this new checkpoint.

While the Spring Split will be a condensed single round robin, the Fall Split will return as normal. As a double round robin, the Fall Split will provide these 10 players one more opportunity to rise to the top and compete for a title and even more prizes. Dominated Spring? Use that fuel to grind through Fall. Need to rebound from a bad beat? Here’s your chance at a redemption arc.

This allows us to harbor the best competitive talent year-round, while also building individual storylines as we progress through Season 2 of DuelCircle Competitive. Another added perk? Less tiebreaker scenarios due to Season 2 being a combined triple round robin.

Spring Split Regular Season

10 Players will face each-other once in a 5 week single round robin format. Players play 1 match daily, 2 matches weekly on Saturday and Sunday. Games begin at 3pm Eastern with a 30 minute time limit. The Spring Split regular season will be held from Saturday, March 12th through Saturday, April 9th.

Spring Split Mid-Season Showdown

The top 6 players will move onto the Mid-Season Showdown based on current regular season standings. The top 4 players will compete in a double elimination format (Upper Bracket) while the 5th/6th seed compete in a single elimination format (Lower Bracket).

Playoff Matches are played in a Best-of-Three series. In between games, players have 15 minutes to reset and prepare for the following game. Similar to the Regular Season, games will also have a 30 minute time limit.

The 1st place seed will be able to choose between the 3rd/4th place seed as their Round 1 opponent in match A1. For more information, reference Section 5 of the DuelCircle Competitive Rulebook.

The Mid-Season Showdown will be held from Sunday, April 10th through Saturday, April 16th.

Fall Split Regular Season

Unlike the Spring Split this year, the same 10 Players will face each-other twice in an 8 week single round robin format. Players play 1 match daily, 2 matches weekly on Saturday and Sunday. Games begin at 3pm Eastern with a 30 minute time limit.

Spring Regular Season Schedule

The 2022 Spring Split Regular Season features 45 games over the span of 5 weeks (March 13th – April 9th). Participants compete in 2 games each week with games lasting 30 minutes or less.

To see the schedule for each week, click the arrows on the slideshow or select a radio button. For the Spring Mid-Season Showdown schedule, visit the League Format section below.

Official DuelCircle Competitive Rulebook

The Season 2 comprehensive rulebook has information regarding gameplay rules, league structure, eligibility, tiebreaker scenarios, match processes, playoff format, player conduct, and other ancillary items. The 2021 Fall Official Rulebook may be referenced at any time, here.

The Updated Season 2 Rulebook will be available shortly, we’re in the process of fixing a server stability issue (4/16/2022). Current gameplay rules are available here.

Throughout 2022, we’ll be carefully adjusting these rules over time based on gameplay trends within the tournament and within the Ranked 1v1 ecosystem. We want our players to progress throughout the year without the worry of updates impacting the flow of the season, which was one of the key factors in moving to a full season format instead of 2 separate standalone splits.

Beyond The Spiral Podcast

The Beyond The Spiral Podcast, Presented by KingsIsle Entertainment and Gamigo Group, is back for the 2022 DuelCircle Competitive Season! Weekly Recap episodes are released at 6pm Eastern each Wednesday throughout the Spring and Fall Splits.

Beyond The Spiral is available wherever you get your podcasts but unfortunately will not be available in video version on YouTube this split. Just search for “Beyond The Spiral” or visit our page on Anchor!

DuelCircle Competitive News and Updates

  • Match VODs will be uploaded to the DuelCircle YouTube weekly on Tuesdays at 6pm ET.
  • The Updated Season 2 Rulebook will be available shortly, we’re in the process of fixing a server stability issue (4/16/2022).
  • No Show Disqualifications: Week 2 Sunday 3/20 – Game 2 Keelan | Week 3 Saturday 3/26 – Game 2 Keelan | Week 3 Sunday 3/27 – Game 1 Stephen | Week 4 Saturday 4/2 – Game 2 Daniel, Game 4 Keelan | Week 4 Sunday 4/3 – Game 5 Angel | Week 5 Saturday 4/10 – Game 3 Daniel, Game 5 Scarlet
  • Postponed Week 1 Sunday 3/13 – Game 3 between Mycin Hexmancer and Keelan Thorn was recorded live on Twitch on April 3rd and reached the 30 minute game timer. After an internal review, Keelan has been given the win.
    • The deciding factors that we’re brought up, were based around gameplay around the 24-29 minute mark. First half was pretty even, early 20 minute mark it looked closer for Mycin but the sanctuary change into a Satyr saved him. Without that heal, a kill potentially could’ve happened on that last turn before the timer. The Jhin + Gambit helped the argument but wasn’t enough.

This season, DuelCircle Media has continued our partnership with the San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District to spread awareness about COVID-19 through messaging on our tournament broadcasts, website, social media, and podcast properties.

Everyone has a part to play, and we need you to help slow the spread. Wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and receive a COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster. Do it for you. Do it for your loved ones. Do it for your community. For support and resources related to COVID-19, visit COVID.gov.