I've recently been looking to hone my skills in .NET Web Application development and decided to make a gaming ladder system. One of the main reasons behind this was the death of JKA on ESL. Whilst ESL offered many competitive possibilities, including cups and limited ladders - it always seemed a bit flawed and too strict.
I created it mainly for another game, and to help a friend build his community in another game. However I made it in a way, I could add many games, many ladders - and it's ever growing!
I believe when ESL was around they were in contact and talking about building a ladder for JK2. Now that is something that can realistically happen if there is the community support for it.
For those who played on ESL, the ladder system will seem very similar with Elo, Awards, Guestbooks and more.
For those who haven't played JKA competitively, Our ladders are structured like so;
Users can create and join teams (or join solo ladders) which they may then enter into a ladder(s) of their choice.
Each team/player starts on 1000 points, gaining and losing points depending on whom they win/lose against.
This approach uses a loose Elo model, so winning against a top ranked team warrants more points than a lower ranked team.
The JKA section is already thriving and we're hoping we can do the same for JK2!