Smogon Premier League 3 - Semifinals
While we knew the four playoff teams going into week 9, the seeds were decided to at least make last week a little bit relevant. The Bigs managed to have a perfect week on the last week of the season to get their BD up to 29 and keep them ahead of the Indie Scooters, who finished +17, as both teams won to finish 8-1. The Ruiners apparently missed the memo about it being super tryhard week(but lost anyway), and the Raiders fell to the Scooters, leaving our 3rd and 4th seeds at 6-3, with the Ruiners taking 3rd due to their significantly higher BD.
I guess it just wouldn't be the SPL playoffs without Scooters vs. Ruiners. The only two teams to make the playoffs all three years go head to head in the playoffs for the third time. After first facing off in the SPL1 finals, these two teams battle each other in the 2/3 game for the second year in a row to see who gets to make yet another finals appearance. Not to ham it up even more, but it's pretty amazing that these teams have managed to make it to the playoffs three times each, as no other team has made it more than once(Cryonicles, Tigers, Sharks, Wolfpack, Bigs, and Raiders have now all done it once each). I hope the Scooters win so Atticus can have one final chance to actually send his roster in with the metagames in the right order.
The battle of the Raiders and Bigs has a little less history beyond perhaps being the Jabbabowl, but as a former manager I feel good about the Bigs finally making the playoffs since Fabbles was always one of the better managers. 8-1 in the regular season is no small feat(even this year...), so the Raiders will likely have quite a Pokemon battle on their hands. Yeah.
I doubt there'll be any issues this week given that it is the playoffs and all, but please don't fuck around dodging matches at this point. You've all been playing all season to get this point, if you aren't ready now you aren't going to get there.
#1 The Ever Grande BIGS (6) vs. #4 The Team Raiders (5)
BW OU 1: Limitless vs. [K-12] The Madchine
BW OU 2: idiotfrommars vs. Aqualouis
BW OU 3: Ojama vs. LizardMan
BW Ubers: Syrim vs. DarkLucario
BW UU: MarceloDK vs. Gabranth
BW RU: zdrup15 vs. Heysup
VGC 2012: Sixonesix vs. Rewer
DPP OU: DracoMalfoy vs. Scimjara
ADV OU: Halloween vs. M Dragon
GSC OU: Tiba vs. spies
RBY OU: Jorgen vs. theamericandream38
#2 The Indie Scooters (5) vs. #3 The Alpha Ruiners (6)
BW OU 1: franky vs. Folgorio
BW OU 2: bkc vs. McMeghan
BW OU 3: blue_star vs. xtrashine
BW Ubers: hugendugen vs. pi face
BW UU: upstart vs. FlareBlitz
BW RU: windsong vs. Bad Romance
VGC 2012: Alaka vs. Sapphire Birch
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs. Blightbringer
ADV OU: ]V[ajinTupacZ vs. kael
GSC OU: Floppy vs. Earthworm
RBY OU: evan vs. Crystal_
DEADLINE FOR WEEK THE FREAKING SEMIFINALS IS March 18TH @11:59:59 PST (GMT -8). THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. ALSO YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BE BANNED IF YOU NEED IT TO BE.
Last edited by Synre; Mar 18th, 2012 at 9:08:40 PM.