Still have playoffs every 6 weeks but the ladder only restarts after 18/24 weeks. (teams cannot qualify for more than 1 playoff. I guess they would not be able to rejoin the ladder?)
I'm not sure why this is not possible (someone will tell me I'm sure) but here's some reasons it might be good:
- People with less time will be able to play enough games to qualify for 2nd/3rd/4th playoff in the cycle or at least have time to build and enjoy playing with a higher TV team.
- Less end of season/ start of season grind and graveyard (main reason not to play CCL is your team will die in a week) as teams for the 2nd playoff cycle will start to filter in towards the end of the first 6 weeks etc.
- More closer TV match-ups with less start of season mismatches and less down time end of season.
We have done it 1 ladder 1 season for 20 seasons and I think this has the potential to fix many of the ladder's issues.