Internet League Blaseball

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Internet League Blaseball (ILB) is a professional Blaseball organization and is the oldest known professional Blaseball league. About 20 teams from North America, Japan, Hawai'i, and Hades play in the league. In addition to those teams, the Hall Stars, THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, and a 0th team are apart of the league, but do not participate in regularly scheduled games. The league had its official start on July 20th, 2020, the beginning of Season 1. Starting with the Expansion Era, four Expansion Teams descended into the League, increasing the league's total of teams to 24.

At the end of every season, the best performing team from each league faces off in the Internet Series to determine the true champion of Blaseball. The Baltimore Crabs currently hold the record for the most Internet Series wins with 4 championships, having ascended after the third. The Atlantis Georgias and Ohio Worms are recorded to have 4 championship wins as well, having apparently taken place beyond the scope of Internet League Blaseball. Since the beginning of the Expansion Era, teams Evolve for every three championship wins, with the Hades Tigers, Atlantis Georgias, Ohio Worms, Baltimore Crabs, and Core Mechanics having reached Base 1 Evolution.

The head of ILB is currently Parker MacMillan IIII, known to many as The Commissioner. The Commissioner employs Umpires to watch over the games and keep things under control.

ILB games are broadcast both on the internet and the radio. Further means of Blaseball dissemination are being researched.

History

ILB has run for a total of 16 Seasons, split between the Discipline Era (Seasons 1-11) and the Expansion Era (Season 12 onwards). Between Seasons 3 and 4, The Commissioner called for the first ever Grand Siesta, halting ILB activity for two weeks to conduct league maintenance. After the Discipline Era concluded, the Commissioner called for a second Grand Siesta between Seasons 11 and 12, which lasted eighteen weeks. During the time period in between those seasons, the League hosted the four-week long Coffee Cup.

ILB Leagues

See the main article on this topic: Leagues

Starting at Season 6, the ILB is divided into two smaller leagues, the Wild League and the Mild League, which is separated into the Wild High, Wild Low, Mild High, and Mild Low divisions. The restructuring of which teams were placed into which divisions is based on the teams' performance in Season 5.

From Seasons 1 to 5, the ILB was divided into the Good League and the Evil League, which were separated into the Lawful Good, Chaotic Good, Lawful Evil, and Chaotic Evil divisions.


COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

The Underleagues

See the main article on this topic: The Underleagues

Internet League Blaseball also oversees the Underleagues, which is a loose affiliation of teams where novice players play in shadow until deemed worthy of ascension to the Internet League by the Blaseball Gods.