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Announcement BLT IV: Best 'Leaderboarders' Tournament

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by Eyan, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Jarii

    Jarii formerly boring

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    Nu alpha is getting created before BLT starts and probably Beta is even just done or still just in Beta
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  2. Akashi

    Akashi (cwl)

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    Jeran
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    lc/ru/ou
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  3. Eyan

    Eyan the great one with wings of steel
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    The first cycle has come to an end! Congratulations to the top 16 players that clinched their spot in the tournament.
    [#. PS! username (Smogon Name)]
    1. Isotonex (Fardin)
    2. Jeran (Akashi)
    3. SableyeMyBae (SableyeMyBae)
    4. Blinkboy (blinkboy)
    5. soTsoT (soTsoT)
    6. BigAir (Skelos)
    7. Kurukaito (Kurukaito)
    8. iAruban (iAruban)
    9. Megazard (Megazard)
    10. Jarii (Jarii)
    11. sand1234 (sand1234)
    12. Ninjadog13 (Ninjadog~)
    13. Shinonono Houki (Shinonono Houki)
    14. Jrsmash9 (Jrsmash9)
    15. silverwhiteblue (Silverwhiteblue)
    16. Serene's Grace (Serene's Grace)

    subs (open)

    1. rafooa11
    2. samjo
    3. Like A Star
    4. jasprose


    As you can see, there is a tie in the number of points between rafooa11 and Serene's Grace. To settle which one of them gets the 16th qualification spot, we've decided to implement a pseudo-Grand Slam tiebreaker format. Essentially, they would be playing BLT tiers (not including NU for now since it's not available) of OU, UU, RU, DOU, LC, Ubers, where each player gets to remove one tier from being played, either because they're weak at it or they know their opponent is good at it, followed by a best-of-three with the remaining 4 tiers available. The first tier to be played is picked by the one with more points accumulated in BLT tiers throughout the cycle, and the second and third (if necessary) tiers will be picked by the loser of the preceding game. For this tiebreaker, Serene's Grace got more points in BLT tiers, with 66 as compared to rafooa11's 54, so he'll be picking the first tier to be played. This may all sound confusing, so here's an example of how it'd go down:

    sample tiebreaker (open)

    • Serene's Grace and rafooa11 would communicate and decide which tiers to remove; Serene's Grace picks DOU to not be played, while rafooa11 picks LC.
    • Serene's Grace had more BLT tiers, so he decides the first tier to be played; he picks UU.
    • Serene's Grace won game 1, so rafooa11 picks the second tier; he picks OU.
    • If Serene's Grace wins this as well, he wins the best-of-three and hence clinches the 16th qualification spot.
    • If rafooa11 wins game 2, Serene's Grace gets to pick the last tier to be played; he picks RU
    • The winner of game 3 wins the series.
    • This leaves Ubers neither being played nor removed.


    The one that loses this tiebreaker will be relegated as a possible substitute to be drafted, but all substitutes are still free to qualify for other cycles as they see fit! The winner will have to post their win and join the qualified users in confirming their spots as stated below.

    We ask the qualified users to confirm their spots in this thread along with their forum name. We have a one cycle deadline for each user to confirm their spot. This means that the users who clinched their spot this cycle have until April 30th to confirm their spot. As usual, if you have any questions feel free to post in this thread or PM any staff member in the Tournaments Chat. Good luck in the three remaining cycles!

    Again, I'd like to emphasise sportsmanship when playing in tournament games. A lot of people are trying to qualify, so no sense in trash talking your opponent or anything of the like beyond friendly banter.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017 at 12:36 PM
  4. Fardin

    Fardin

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    • Isotonex
    • EST (-5)
    • 1. Ubers 2. OU 3. RU
  5. SciencePanda

    SciencePanda formerly RedPanda2577

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    congratulations to all of those who qualified and the subs as well ! Also Good Luck to both Serene's Grace and rafooa11 in their tiebreaker match ! 1 cycle down, 3 to go !
    and remember if you didn't qualify you still have 3 cycles to good luck to you too n_n
  6. Serene's Grace

    Serene's Grace Lush life giving me a rush...
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    Me and rafooa11 are playing on Sunday, at 9pm (GMT+5:30)
    Im dropping Ubers and hes dropping LC
    also I like cats
    [​IMG]
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  7. Jrsmash9

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    1 OU, 2 LC, 3 NU?
  8. Ninjadog~

    Ninjadog~ wildcard

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    Ninjadog13
    GMT+10
    LC (maybe will pick up UU or something too)
    Azuuli, Alore, Brawl MK and 5 others like this.
  9. Skelos

    Skelos

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    I'm effectively giving my spot to the poor guy rafooa11 for BLT IV

    Big➰Air in
    • GMT+8
    • iplaynulol but u can switch me tiers in between weeks if needed because im a tryhard.
    • Discord>Skype. Dont draft me if u insist. (no one would want to draft me anyway)
  10. Megazard

    Megazard Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men?
    is an official Team Rateris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributor

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    Megazard
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    PU/AG/Mono/Sketchmons
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  11. EternalSnowman

    EternalSnowman

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    I swear I didn't know who this guy was until he posted on Smogon... gdi stop changing ur name.
  12. Akashi

    Akashi (cwl)

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    this man is crazy
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  13. Jarii

    Jarii formerly boring

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  14. TraceofLife

    TraceofLife lucky strike
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    lol wtf jarii is back
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  15. soTsoT

    soTsoT Wings of night is a cute user
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    RU, NU, DOU
  16. Silverwhiteblue

    Silverwhiteblue

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    silverwhiteblue
    gmt+3
    gen 5 ru , gen 3 lc and my speciality resides in gen 2 nu (i may or may not take dou instead)

    i wonder whos gon draft me tbh. you lucky manager, you !
    Jrsmash9, GXS, blinkboy and 9 others like this.
  17. iAruban

    iAruban

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    gmt+2
    uu, ru, ou/nu
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  18. Kurukaito

    Kurukaito " Il oublie que la rue a ses gle-ré "
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    1) LC ; 2) SM OU 3) UU ( But I'm not too strong on )
    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
  19. SableyeMyBae

    SableyeMyBae
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    DOU, RU, Ubers/OU
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  20. blinkboy

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    Tiers played : depends who's ghosting me.
    Gratz to everyone who qualified!

    Edit: tiers played LC,OU,UU.
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  21. Rafooa11

    Rafooa11

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    Natalie:rafooa11 / Serene's Grace play now zzz
    iAruban:NOW rafooa11
    Matame:rafooa11 play now
    Mishiimono)⊙﹏⊙✿(:rafooa11 play now
    Blazen͜͡ix:just play


    Due to some reason that does not involve people bullying me, I'm playing Serene's Grace 9pm (GMT +5:30) at WEDNESDAY instead of Sunday
  22. Serene's Grace

    Serene's Grace Lush life giving me a rush...
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  23. Skyzuma

    Skyzuma

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    Grats Serene Grace and nice try to Rafaoo11
  24. sand1234

    sand1234

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    Idk how I qualified after not playing anything in the second week..
    Personally I did not like any tier of SM so far but I can play OU,UU and RU(maybe).
    I'm GMT+5.5 btw.
  25. TheWall

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