Battle of the Week Welcome to the Battle of the Week! Battle of the Week Page Smog Article #1 Smog Article #2 Smog Article #3 The Battle of the Week is a program designed to allow the users of Smogon to pick and choose which battles they want to see. If you've been unable to watch battles between top players because they choose to play on a deserted server or at the wrong times, this is your chance to watch a battle between the top players as it is played. If you still can't be on, you will still get to watch the battlers go head to head at a later date by watching it on the Smogon YouTube Channel, because all battles in this program will be recorded and uploaded there. Additionally, The Smog plans to deliver relevant, insightful, and interesting information about the battle and the battlers themselves. How the Battle of the Week works (Move your mouse to reveal the content) How the Battle of the Week works (open) How the Battle of the Week works (close) There will be three stages to the process, and they are as follows: Stage 1: Every week, all users of Smogon will be permitted to submit nominations by posting up to three other Smogoners in the thread. Note that this means you cannot nominate yourself. To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following simple criteria: - must have an account on Smogon that has been online sometime during the last week - must not be on the [jump=listofpeople]List of users that don't want to or can't participate in the Battle of the Week[/jump] If one of these conditions are not met but you think a nomination should be permitted, PM or otherwise contact me with reasons why. Stage 2: The nominations will be counted, and the top ten most nominated players will be placed into a poll where everyone will be able to vote for any number of players in the pool. The player that receives the most votes after 24 hours will be one of the battlers in the battle of the week. Please don't vote for yourself. Stage 3: There will then be a second and final poll to determine who that player will play against. Potential matchups will be listed in the format 'Winner vs A' through to 'Winner vs I', which means the other nine in the previous pool will all still be eligible to play against the winner of the first poll. The most popular matchup will then be publicly scheduled in the thread, and a time will be arranged, most likely on the weekend. Once again, please don't vote for yourself. The battle will be completed, recorded, and reported about, and then the process will be repeated, with the program probably lasting around ten weeks. Should the Battle of the Week turn out to be a major success, it may continue on for a longer, yet to be determined length of time. If anyone has any suggestions for changes or themes or anything interesting that you can come up with, feel free to PM me here or on IRC. [a]listofpeople[/a]List of users that don't want to or can't participate Blame Game Theorymon To be added to this list, just send me a PM preferably entitled 'Not Participating in BotW' or something similar so I can be sure. Similarly, PM me if you want to be removed from the list. Battle Rules (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Battle Rules (open) Battle Rules (close) Rules (OU) Standard DPP Rules will be followed, including: Sleep Clause Evasion Clause OHKO Clause Self-KO Clause Species Clause No Ubers may be used First Season (OU) Earthworm vs Gouki [Video] [Log] (OU) Loki vs imperfectluck [Video] [Log] (OU) Philip7086 vs reachzero [Video] [Log] (OU) husk vs Aeroblacktyl [Video] [Log] (Ubers) Jibaku vs -Mind- [Video] [Log] (UU) xianglongfa vs Twist of Fate [Video] [Log] (OU) Kevin Garrett vs JabbaTheGriffin [Video] [Log] (OU) Jumpman16 vs Aeolus [Video] [Log] (VGC) zerowing vs Batpig [Video] [Log] (OU) panamaxis vs Atticus [Video] [Log] (UU) Eo Ut Mortus vs LonelyNess [Video] [Log] (Ubers) Ace Matador vs Maniaclyrasist [Video] [Log] Look forward to another season of Battle of the Week sometime in 2010!