Hi all, As has long been overdue, the level 3 checklist is modified to better fit the New World Order. First of all, here’s a summary of the changes. You can find detailed explanations for the changes below, and the new full checklist at the bottom of this post. Review check reduced to 6 from […]
The point of my last post is that most rulings are investigations. It’s not because you think one of the players might be cheating that you investigate – it’s the other way around. You investigate in order to fix the game, and occasionally you might stumble across a hint that a player is cheating. But the […]
Step 1 Whenever you make a ruling, ask why.
Hi all, I have a couple topics for you today. Checklist changes are on the way, I know you’re waiting, they’re still being worked out and won’t be that big. L3 Maintenance The New World Order said about maintaining L3, among others: Judge at least four Premier Events (RPTQ, WMCQ, Grand Prix, Pro Tour, World […]
Hi all, First of all I’d like to welcome our latest addition to the L3 testing team – is now leading the Verification Committee, in charge of handling L3 checklists. The full team is now: at self-reviews, Sophie at VC, at Pre-Event Interviews, and at Supplemental Activities. Today I’d like to tell you about some […]
Hi all, By now you’ve probably seen or at least heard of the announcement regarding levels redefinition. So what’s changing for L3 testing? What is happening in the redefinition is an affirmation of the core skills of L3, namely being leaders at large events. Excellent event judges who display outstanding and consistent performance at events […]
Oh, did I forget to tell you about this? Communication doesn’t count anymore. No more communication. Jokes apart, Communication is going away as an L3 Quality. Why is that?
Supplemental Activities started as a simple idea (Help failing candidates address their deficiencies through concrete activities) and almost immediately met with some harsh realities. However, before making changes, I wanted to gather some information and spend some time refining the current system to ensure that we were solving real problems and not just making new […]
Hello judges. We’re pleased to announce a new Level 3 Judge Quality: Logistics and Tournament Operations. As we all know, at the core of being a judge is judging events, and judging events is not limited to just providing rulings. Making the tournament run smoothly and efficiently is expected from experienced judges. In order to […]
Hello all, After this very good year of L3 certification, it’s time to make some changes to prepare the future. Logistics and Tournament Operations Level 3 judges have always been touted as tournament experts. However, the only way this was ever checked formally was through the Team Lead Capability Check (formerly known as TL recommendation). […]