The Cosmos Championship has two age groups and two league classifications:
The Intercontinental Leagues &The International Leagues
JUNIOR & SENIOR
There are 4 intercontinental leagues:
THE PACIFIC LEAGUE
THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE
THE CASPIAN LEAGUE
THE ASIATIC LEAGUE
The Pacific League is for teams in time zones UTC+12 to UTC-5
The Atlantic League is for teams in time zones UTC-4 to UTC+2
The Caspian League is for teams in time zones UTC+3 to UTC+6
The Asiatic League is for teams in time zones UTC+7 to UTC+11
There are 4 international
THE PUBLIC FORUM LEAGUE
THE PARLIAMENTARY LEAGUE
THE EUROPEAN LEAGUE
THE AUSTRALASIA LEAGUE
The Public Forum League is for teams in time zones UTC-8 to UTC-3
The Parliamentary League is for teams in time zones UTC-8 to UTC-3
The European League is for teams in time zones UTC+1 to UTC+6
The Australasia League is for teams in time zones UTC+7 to UTC+12
Nations in each league:
Nations in each league:
Public Forum League
"When I sign up to a league, is it for one debate or for a whole season?"
The Cosmos Championship is unique in that it is an on-demand debate competition. This means that when you sign up to a league, you sign up to the whole season of that league but you can pick and choose what debates you do at your leisure. In order to do this, go to "UPCOMING DEBATES" and register your interest for an upcoming round in the leagues you have signed up for. This means over the 10 rounds of a season, a team can debate 10 times, one time, or anywhere between which makes the competition completely flexible to your schedule. Just remember that to be applicable for a league's final, you need to compete in at least six debates which are the same format as that league (i.e. WSDC, Public Forum, Parliamentary). This style of the season also means that new teams can enter a league at any time.
"Can I enter a league that is outside of my time zone?"
Of course! You can enter any league you please as the time zone range given is for whom the league best suits. However, be mindful that if you agree to do a round of debating in a league which is at an awkward time, you still need to show up for that round of debate.
"Can I enter more than one league?"
Yes! In fact, the timing of the intercontinental and international leagues have been specially designed to allow you to debate every week by entering in one of each type of league. However, be mindful that entering multiple leagues that are of the same type (i.e. two international leagues) means you will be having two debates in one weekend.
"Can I debate and adjudicate in the same league?"
Yes. If you sign up to debate and adjudicate in the same league, you will adjudicate the age group you are not competing in. For example, if you sign up to debate in the Senior Pacific League and to adjudicate in the Pacific League, you will only adjudicate teams in the Junior Pacific League.