1. New to the forums? Check out our Mentorship Program!
    Our mentors will answer your questions and help you become a part of the community!
  2. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.

Battle of the Week - Second Season

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Earthworm, Nov 9, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Earthworm

    Earthworm
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL + WCoP Winneris the Smogon Tour Season 6 Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648
    Battle of the Week: Season Two


    Subforum Rules | Season One | BotW Homepage

    Smog Article #1

    Welcome to the second season of Battle of the Week!

    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 an elite battle as it is played. If you still can't be on, you will 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 insightful and interesting information about the battle and the battlers themselves.

    How the Battle of the Week will work

    This season there are three stages to the process.

    Metagame Selection Stage: Users will be able to post whichever metagames they would like to see played, and the most popular choice after 24 hours is the one that will be used. Example metagames: DPP OU, ADV OU, RBY UU, VGC 2011.

    Nominations Stage: Users will be able 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. This stage will also last 24 hours.

    Final Poll: 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 two players that receives the most votes after 24 hours will be the battlers in the battle of the week. You may vote for yourself in this stage, unlike last year.

    The battle will be scheduled, completed and recorded, and then the process will be repeated, with the program lasting for around ten 'weeks'.

    Battles
    (DPP OU) Earthworm vs Gouki [Video] [Log]
    (BW OU) Kevin Garrett vs locopoke [Video] [Log]
    (ADV OU) G80 vs goofball [Video] [Log]
    (GSC OU) Umby vs Hipmonlee [Video] [Log]
    (RBY OU) husk vs Jackal [Video] [Log]
    (DP OU) Atticus vs Lady Bug [Video] [Log]
    (BW OU) Iconic vs Eo Ut Mortus [Video] [Log]
    (BW Ubers) Jibaku vs trickroom [Video] [Log]
    (DPP UU) Bluewind vs Eo Ut Mortus [Video] [Log]
    (VGC 2011) Huy vs OmegaDonut [Video] [Log]
    (BW OU) panamaxis vs Philip7086 [Video] [Log]
  2. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Smogon IRC SOp Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis Smogon Frontier's Factory Headis a Past WCoP Winneris a SPL Winnerdefeated the Smogon Frontier

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,081
    It's a shame NailsOU changed his vote... now he's the only one that predicted wrong :(

    Anyways GG panaboss, it was fun :)
  3. panamaxis

    panamaxis Allons-y!
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winneris a SPL Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,923
    Actually 9,223,372,036,775,808 people were wrong but same difference right? GG Phil definitely a fun match.
  4. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Smogon IRC SOp Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis Smogon Frontier's Factory Headis a Past WCoP Winneris a SPL Winnerdefeated the Smogon Frontier

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,081
    WTF BS, who is responsible for this treachery?
  5. Earthworm

    Earthworm
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL + WCoP Winneris the Smogon Tour Season 6 Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648
    The videos and logs for this week's battles should be up shortly, I'll leave this thread as a sticky until then. I hope everyone enjoyed this season, and if you have any feedback or comments, go ahead and post it here.
  6. muffinhead

    muffinhead b202 wifi vgc
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    933
    Although watching the OU battles was fun, I wish to see more VGC (or any other tiers) votes in the future.
    Especially because stuff like Zoroark with Counter is viable ◕‿◕
  7. Kevin Garrett

    Kevin Garrett is a competitor
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis an Artist Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis the Smogon Tour Season 12 Championis a SPL Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,307
    Interesting stat: Tournament Directors are undefeated.
  8. Stone_Cold

    Stone_Cold
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winner

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,110
    How badly did he hax you pana? Theres no way Phil got a legit win!
  9. JabbaTheGriffin

    JabbaTheGriffin Stormblessed
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,044
    this season sucked

    i didn't get to battle and even worse eo battled twice

    what is the world coming to
  10. Kevin Garrett

    Kevin Garrett is a competitor
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis an Artist Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis the Smogon Tour Season 12 Championis a SPL Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,307
    I told people to vote for you jabba.
  11. JabbaTheGriffin

    JabbaTheGriffin Stormblessed
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,044
    oh no wonder i didn't win the poll
  12. Atticus

    Atticus Atticus
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnuswon the 10th Official Smogon Tournamentis a SPL Winnerdefeated the Smogon Frontier

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,389
    phil ties my elite record and jabba cant even prove his strength, not a good season at all...
  13. Alakapimp

    Alakapimp All washed up
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,113
    Should've let me beat huy. :P
  14. symphonyx64

    symphonyx64 Private messages are the best way to reach me
    is a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,130
    The battles from tonight's BOTW have now been uploaded to Youtube:

    Huy vs. OmegaDonut

    Phil vs. Panamaxis

    If you have any issues about the music used, please forward your complaints to Huy and Phil :P.
  15. IronBullet93

    IronBullet93 free as a bird
    is an official Team Rateris a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributor
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,467
    great job symphony!
  16. Huy

    Huy INSTANT BALLS
    is a Smogon IRC AOp Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,512
    OD definitely took me for a ride in game 2 @_@
  17. Nails

    Nails EAST 2014
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winner

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Needs moar LC, the closest we got was Phil using Aron.
  18. whistle

    whistle
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Smogon IRC SOp Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,693
    that music got me so hot

    edit: what the fuck happened to my postbit
  19. gookie

    gookie Administrator
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,922
    It was okay.
  20. Earthworm

    Earthworm
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL + WCoP Winneris the Smogon Tour Season 6 Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,648
    All of the logs are up on site now thanks to Kevin Garrett and I, and the first Smog Article for this season is now up thanks to Eo Ut Mortus and the crew at The Smog. Nastyjungle has been doing the art you can see in the first 4-5 logs and in the article in The Smog, thanks very much for that! Thanks to the recorders (locopoke / symphonyx64 / StevenSnype) for getting the videos on YouTube quickly as well. I can't promise that there will be any more articles in The Smog for the other battles in the season, but there may be.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)