This Roleplay takes place in the year 2023. Not much has changed, politicians argue and make laws, the people work, eat, sleep, and enjoy their lives. But one thing has changed. A new sport has emerged, and has taken the world by storm. It is known as "Gladiators!". A deadly sport played only by the brave, or crazy, watched over by the National Gladiator League. Like many professional sport's leagues, the NGL makes up a group of teams, 11 to be exact, who battle against each other, using modern military weapons and equipment, to win the Gladiator Championship. Characters: All characters will be members of one team who may or may not make it to the finals depending on how good they are. No one will be forced to die. Now contrary to popular belief, not all the gladiators who fought in the arenas to entertain the masses were slaves. Thousands of men and women were lured into battle with promises of gold and glory. And while most were impoverished citizens and ex-soldiers, there were also some members of the upper-class eager to show off their skills. Basically, characters will be volunteers, and can come from all walks of life. NGL Scheduling: Draft Day: Teams will draft recruits based on their performances in various tests such as obstacle courses, medical examinations, etc. to measure their aptitude as soldiers. Training Camp- This is pretty self explanatory. Draftees will learn tactical formations, teamwork, hand-to-hand combat, think basic training in the military. Pre-Season- These are basically practice fights, and the first chance for recruits to test their skills in combat. Teams will fight against each other using non-lethal weapons. Deaths can still happen, but it is rare. Regular Season- Teams will combat against each other in Ten on Ten matches. The number of personnel per team is fifty people, so all teams can fight in at least five games before being unable to continue. Once only four teams are left standing, that is, having soldiers remaining who can fight. The playoffs start. Playoffs- These are all out fights to the death, consisting of two rounds. Round 1: Team A vs. Team B and Team C vs. Team D. Round 2 the winners of round one compete in one last fight to the death. The winners become champions, bathed in riches and glory. What's different from Regular Season games is you're no longer restricted to ten on ten matches. All able bodied men and women fight to annihilate the other team, and the arena may be just a little different. Moving cover, mine fields, that sort of thing. Arenas: Keeping in line with other popular sports, every team will have a home arena, which will give them the home-field advantage. Gladiator arenas are large rooms with ample cover looking something like this: Each is just a little bit different but not completely. And there is equal protection for both sides. What I mean is one team won't start on an open field where they can be just mowed down immediately by the opposing side. Weaponry: We're still working out the specifics. All gladiators will be using modern day arms. An assault rifle, a handgun, a grenade of some kind, a combat knife or other melee weapon, and some other type of equipment depending on personal preference and what is decided before the thread is made Off the Arena: This RP will not take place entirely in the arena. Just like sports stars today characters can go out and spend their very high paychecks to do whatever they feel like doing. Whether that means drinking, gambling, joyriding, or just ordering a pizza and hanging out. Your character's choice. Dates are permitted as long as it is consensual and follows Iwaku rules. So that's the idea. Looking to see if anyone is interested and am willing to accept input to make this idea better. If interested do say so, because if none is expressed I won't create a thread for this just to feel sad when no one applies. Thank you for reading, and happy RPing.