ClanBase is always trying to improve its rules to the benefit of the community. While most of our NationsCups have announced their captains, it's time to announce some global rule changes for NationsCup XVI.
During matches a national team may not consist of players from only one active clan. ClanBase does not define squads. Players are strictly bound to the clan instead the mod they play in the clan.
During matches a national team may consist of players from only one active clan. ClanBase encourages captains to select the best players available for their country, preferably from multiple clans. They should only resort to a team that consists of players from a single clan if they have no other choice.
National captains are expected to know the full clan history of any player they wish to field; not knowing it will not be an excuse to break this rule. If any doubt is possible about the membership of a certain player in a certain clan then the captain must always get permission from the supervisor before using that player. There is no limit on how many members of the same clan can be registered with a national team.
There is no limit on how many members of the same clan can be registered with a national team.
Accordingly, we have decided to remove the following rules:
Players are considered to still be members of any active clan they've been a member of (no matter how briefly) after 8th of October 2012. Activity can be defined as participating in any ClanBase competition (Hosted Cups and QuickCups which are not intended for National teams included). The activity period ends on Monday 4th of February 2013 (start of Matchweek 2), this way teamplayers can practice with each other. Exceptions may apply.
Team captains may apply for an exception.
Exceptions may never be assumed and must always be requested from the cup supervisors and Chief of Cups. Team captains may only apply for an exception by mailing a request to with a cc. to both
Cup supervisors. Exceptions will only become valid once they have been validated by the Cup supervisors and the Chief of Cups.
When players are in multiple clans, they are classed as clan mates, with all of their corresponding clans.
Any team found violating this rule will forfeit the match the offence was committed in.
These rule changes apply to all NationsCups of our NationsCup XVI season. Please note that this is a trial. If these new rules prove to be a nuisance, rather than an asset, we will have to revert to the old system or redefine it.