banner art by jroxas Welcome to the Smogon Battle Spot Singles Circuit, where we will be hosting a year-long circuit in the Battle Spot Singles format! The goal of this circuit is to provide a highly competitive environment for the people in the community, incorporating both people who play cartridge and people who play on Pokemon Showdown. This thread will serve as a central hub for the circuit, where you can find information about the circuit and the leaderboard. Top 12 Leaderboard [Google Sheets Version] 83 chemcoop [PS3] 74 Natalie. [PS2] 58 Jmal98 [PGL2] 56 Mishimono 54 GroudonEmpire 44 NOVED 42 Psynergy 36 Doobzi 34 Solerme 25 3heartschall 22 Jhon 22 Theorymon Information on Circuit Points (CP) and Seasonal Champions: The Battle Spot Singles Circuit (or BSSC for short) will operate around the Pokemon Global Link (PGL) season system. One PGL season lasts 2 months. Every season, players will receive Circuit Points (CP) based on their performance in the Battle Spot Singles format on cartridge and on Pokemon Showdown. There will also be two seasonal champions each season: one from the cartridge side and one from the Pokemon Showdown side. Does this mean that in order to have a lot of CP, you need to participate in everything every season? No, it does not. Your overall CP will only take into account your 5 highest CP in the 10 events that will be held this year ([1 PS + 1 PGL] x 5 seasons). In other words, 5/10 events will not be counted for CP (though the more you participate, the more chances you will have for boosting your overall CP). CP and seasonal champion titles are used to qualify for the play-offs, called the Invitational. Details will be shown below. Events and Rewards: Every season, the BSSC will have three events taking place that rewards players with CP and Seasonal Champion titles: Cartridge Rated Battles Players will receive 1CP for every 10 points above 1500 at the end of the season on the PGL Battle Spot Singles ladder (NOTE: not the PS ladder). Players cannot receive negative points for being below. To receive points, you must post your scores in this thread. Cartridge Ladder Tournament The top 8 players of a season on the cartridge ladder will be invited to join a best-of-three, single elimination cartridge tournament. Team switching is allowed. The tournament will be seeded according to ladder placement. The winner will earn a Seasonal Champion title and a custom banner for a season. Pokemon Showdown Tournament Best-of-three, single-elimination tournament, team switching allowed. Seeded according to current overall CP. High seeds will get round 1 byes in the event of a non-tournament number. Players receive (Sum of rounds won x 2) CP. For example, if you lose in round 5, then you receive (1+2+3+4)x2=20CP. You will not receive CP for a bye/coinflip unless you win the next round. The winner will earn a Seasonal Champion title and a custom banner for a season. Custom banner: Information on the Invitational: The BSSC has playoffs in the form of an Invitational where 12 players who qualify are invited to a best-of-five, single elimination tournament to decide once and for all, the best Battle Spot Singles player of the year! Qualifications for the Invitational The top 10 players on the leaderboard are qualified to play in the Invitational. For the 11th and 12th spot, the two highest ranked players within 11-24th place in the leaderboard with a seasonal champion title will qualify. If not applicable, the highest ranked player will qualify. Tiebreakers: (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Tiebreakers: (open) Tiebreakers: (close) In the event of a tie that makes the tournament have more than 12 players, the players involved in the tie with more Seasonal Champion titles in the past 6 seasons will proceed. If there's still more than 12 players, the players involved have one week to do a best-of-three round robin against each other until 12 players are in the tournament. Invitational format Best-of-five, single elimination. Team switching allowed. Seeded bracket. The tournament will be held on Pokemon Showdown. Top 4 players get a round one bye. Tiebreakers for top 4 use the same format shown above and will be done before the tournament. Prizes Custom banner on forums: "[year] BSS Champion" Custom role on discord and voice in the Battle Spot room on Pokemon Showdown This thread will be updated with news regarding the circuit, so make sure to watch this thread! If you have any questions/suggestions, pm me on Discord or Pokemon Showdown.