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Battle of the Week

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Bloo, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. Bloo

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    Battle of the Week: Season Four

    Forum Rules | Season One | Season Two | Season Three | BotW Homepage | The Matches We Wanna See - Competitor Article

    Welcome to the fourth 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:

    1. Must have an account on Smogon that has been online sometime during the last week.
    2. Must not be on the list of users that don't want to or can't participate in the Battle of the Week.
    3. Must not be banned from the forums.
    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'.

    Users that don't want to / can't participate - Private message Bloo if you don't want to / can't participate.
    • Atticus
    • Haunter
    • Jibaku
    • Great Sage
    Battles

    (DPP OU) Earthworm vs. Gouki [Video]
    (DPP Ubers) locopoke vs. Iconic [Log]
    (ADV OU) M Dragon vs. Floppy [Log]
    (DPP UU) Eo Ut Mortus vs. reachzero [Log]
    (Randbats) chaos vs. Rodan [Log]
    (BW2 NU) Zebraiken vs. CrashinBoomBang [Replay]
    (BW2 RU) august vs. Windsong [Log Coming Up]
  2. Bloo

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    The poll is up! There were a couple of ties, so I opted for 12 options this time. Vote away!
  3. LizardMan

    LizardMan A mo so true.
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    Elevator Music
  4. Steven Snype

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    SOGENIGGA let's do it!
  5. Aurora

    Aurora this CT is about ethics in gaming journalism
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    YAN[SOGEKING]
  6. MikeDecIsHere

    MikeDecIsHere And the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.
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    If Sogeking were to play one, might as well be LC
  7. locopoke

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  8. CloudBreaker

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    => Litchi <=
  9. MMF

    MMF Give me the strength to part this sea

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    So heres an idea and its a revolutionary one I know but stick with me: Let's stop being dodrios and voting to have dodrio-like players no one gives 3 dodrios about, play a metagame they don't know. PS vote for blarajan he's my hero <3
  10. BLINGAS ♥

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    yan sogenigga \/ :_: y/n
  11. Steven Snype

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    Hi, here is a better revolutionary idea: Let's vote for players who actually are interesting. Everyone and their mother has seen the standard McMeghan (see most Open finals) and Eo's already played this BotW and if he wins, he will almost certainly bring stall. blarajan is... well blarajan.

    I have yet to see a player be quite so remarkable as sogeking. If you have ever seen a match with sogeking, then you know that he is an extremely entertaining player. We want to see an entertaining match, and nobody is more entertaining than sogeking. Hell, anyone who saw NatGeo vs sogeking knows that he can take a serious match for WCoP and make it quite enjoyable to watch. His sheer randomness combined with his personality makes him one of the most unpredictable players. If you haven't seen him play, that makes it all the more reason to vote for [yan]sogeking as I guarantee you his performance in this BotW will be one of the most entertaining matches Smogon has seen.

    SOGEKING PORRA
  12. Pocket

    Pocket Apo, the astronaut's best friend >:3
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    blara, kick yan's ass.
  13. Chieliee

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    why has e_m so little votes ?_?
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    sogeking vs blara
    LGI!
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  17. Satomi

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    Yan and Elevator Music, cause I liked his nickname, lol. n_n
  18. Hantsuki

    Hantsuki Brazil's CO! :3
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    sogeking to make people mad oO
  19. Furai

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    im the fucking best guys




    i would like to see emma battling~
  20. HeIIraiser

    HeIIraiser tough like igglybuff
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    can someone good on LC PM me or find me on irc to give me some quick lessons?
    im sucking flying dicks on this crazy low meta. :____:
    and there r only noobs on LC ladder, so i cant practice.
    :adam:
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  21. Blim

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    I hope am not the only one questioning the integrity of botw when someone who doesn't even play the metagame is leading in votes.
  22. HeIIraiser

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    stfu, im kickin' blarajan's ass on his own meta oO
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    idk if the integrity of botw is the thing you should question when this is the only battle where it's happening

    go sogeking
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  25. Royal Flush

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    Sogeking because I like his signature


    oO
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