The Cosmos Championship has two age groups and two distinct league categories;
The Intercontinental Leagues, and The International Leagues
The two age categories are...
JUNIOR & SENIOR
There are 4 intercontinental leagues:
THE PACIFIC LEAGUE
THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE
THE AFRIA LEAGUE
THE ASIATIC LEAGUE
The Pacific League is for teams in timezone UTC+12 to UTC-5
The Atlantic League is for teams in timezone UTC-4 to UTC+2
The Afria League is for teams in timezone UTC+3 to UTC+6
The Asiatic League is for teams in timezone UTC+7 to UTC+11
Nations under each league:
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 timezone UTC-8 to UTC-3
The Parliamentary League is for teams in timezone UTC-8 to UTC-3
The European League is for teams in timezone UTC+1 to UTC+6
The Australasia League is for teams in timezone UTC+7 to UTC+12
Nations under each league:
Public Forum League
FAQ's RELATING TO THE LEAGUES...
"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 (ie 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 which is outside of my timezone?"
Of course! You can enter any league you please as the timezone 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 (ie 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.