SplinterGlossary: Team Lineup
In team sports, a lineup is the list of players taking part in a game.
A starting lineup represents the list of players that start the game. During the game, reserve players may replace players on the pitch/court. Rules differ from sport to sport.
Depending on the game, positions/roles are allocated to each player in the lineup.
Borrowed from team sports, Splinterlands uses the team lineup terminology for the team you select before a game starts.
The position (order) of monsters in the lineup is important and makes the difference between a win and a loss in most cases.
The first monster in the lineup (sometimes the second one as well) is called a tank. Its role is to take on as many hits as possible allowing the friendly backline monsters to do their job and inflict damage on the enemy troops.