What is an RF Team?
In our mission to organize our community around their interests, we’ve come up with a system designed for tight-knit RF member groups. Teams are best described as small Divisions, with a member cap, who all share a similar interest: Such as all playing a similar set of games, sharing a certain hobby, or working on a project. Teams organized around RF projects is how the RF Hub Command carries out specific tasks to run the community.
Unlike RF Divisions, Teams are only allowed to have 5-100 members and need at least 5 members to get started.
Current RF Team List [Updated 11/5/20]
- Olympia | Project-Based | Assigned: Operation Homebase | Reports to RF Command
- Description: Team Olympia was created by RF Command to effectively run the Rebel Federation Hub Discord. They organize and carry out community events, organized and run the RF Twitch Streams, and work to build RF as a community from the ground up. They additionally redeployed and now staff the RF Website and Blog.
- Auditore | Project-Based | Assigned: Podcast & Audio | Reports to Team Olympia
- Description: Team Auditore runs the RF Weekly Podcast, assists posting refined videos from the Twitch to the RF YouTube, and additionally edits anything audio related. Historically, they were the first group of RF Members to operate as a project team, and defined the way they are organized today.
- Mythos | Project-Based | Assigned: RF Blog Support | Reports to Team Olympia
- Description: Team Mythos is RF’s writer team. Mythos is assigned to writing blog posts for the greater RF, including the main RF Blog and Division blogs.
- Tartaros | Project-Based | Assigned: Classified | Reports to Team Olympia
- Description: Team Tartaros is RF’s Programming team. They work on maintaining our Discord bots network-wide, and also on other RF assets related to our website and division blogs. This team is also a great resource for RF Members to learn how to code.
- Apollo | Project-Based | Assigned: RF Graphics Support | Reports to Team Mythos
- Description: Team Apollo is RF’s Art & Graphics team. Working diligently with Team Mythos, they aim to make RF look great.
Teams are lead by 1 or 2 Team Captains. All Team Members are collectively the same community rank but are assigned to specific teams, and then are specialized at the discretion of the team. In gaming teams, this means some Team Members might play a certain position, like DPS or Support in RS6 or Overwatch. For project teams, tasks are assigned while projects are ongoing based on the Team Member’s skill or contribution to the project. Teams are a great way for RF Members to get more involved in the Rebel Federation and what we do.
Team Captains and Division Leaders are essentially the same positions in where they place hierarchically in RF, they differ in what they do. Teams focus more on the skill of playing a game or completing a project. Divisions are more about creating an experience for many RF Members to play a game together. Team Members are also more dedicated to the organization than an average member, which makes this a pathway for RF Members to start their community leadership career. Team Captains can also go on to become RF Administrators.
Team names are pulled from the Greek alphabet and Greek terms. New teams can pick their own name from this theme.
Currently, there are only two types of Teams:
As explained in Team Structure, Team Members are utilized differently based on Team Type. In Interest/Game-Based teams, members work games similarly to an e-sport. They have practices, or they just have plans to play together weekly. Interest/Game-Based teams aren’t required to play only one game, these groups can play multiple games based on the team’s preferences. It’s also possible, once one team reaches the 25 person cap, that another team could exist that plays the same games. Interest/Game-Based teams also may be created around general common community interests, something that these type of teams have had the most success in doing.
Project-Based teams work on RF related projects and are usually community staff created and related. RF Command can direct these teams and give them “Operations” to carry out, in either producing content that the Rebel Federation needs, such as graphics or videos, or community infrastructure roles, where a team is created to moderate, run a social media channel, or staff a Discord.
Team Reporting Requirements
Teams are required to create a monthly report on their activities, submitted by one of the Team Captains by the last day of every month. Teams, like Divisions, report monthly using a form. But sometimes the team in our chain of command is not always right under RF Command, but under other Teams. Team reporting helps RF Hub Command determine the proper resources and support allocated to the team’s operation, this also allows a chance for Team Captains to request further assistance or assets– such as graphics and Twitch channel appearances.
If a Team Captain fails to report at the end of the month, the Team’s status is reevaluated.
Create a New Team
Are you ready to get more involved in our gaming community? Joining an RF Team is the best way to level up and get some teammates for your next match– but in the case that there isn’t a Team yet for your game or your group, you could be our next Team Captain. Below is a link that will set you on your path to becoming a Team Captain. This application will allow you to apply for Team status, but first, you must meet a few requirements.
- Have at least 5 RF Members who are willing to join, or already have joined your cause.
- Have a Team Schedule of when your Team plans to game together weekly.
- Have a Project to pitch to the RF Command, and why it’s needed (Most often, project teams are created by RF Command)
It’s also suggested that you’re playing a popular game, and have dedicated group members to start.