The CAP Aurumoth Playtest has officially begun! bmb has some college work to do (and I believe it's 2am for him at the moment), so I'm gonna help him out and get this thread started. bugmaniacbob has been our hardworking TL over the past 68 days and played a central role in shaping our newest CAP: Aurumoth. He chose seasoned battler and Pokemon Showdown! moderator jas61292 as his opponent for the inaugural battle. The replay can be watched here. jas61292 pulled out a narrow victory (1-0) in a close match filled with a lot of fun movesets and good predictions. bugmaniacbob seems to have built a team focusing on laying hazards, while jas went for a more offensive build with some classic Dragon spam. It was refreshing to see a BW2 OU battle without weather getting in the way of it all. It's a great showcase battle that I'd encourage all of you to watch (with Aurumoth leading jas to victory in the last few turns). So with that, the CAP 4 Aurumoth Playtest is now available on Pokemon Showdown!. You can hop onto the teambuilder at any time, make a BW2 OU team (with or without Aurumoth), and get laddering on the CAP Aurumoth Playtest ladder. Remember, since we started in early September, Genesect is unbanned, while Garchomp and Kyurem-B will both remain banned. The winner at the end of the two week period will be crowned as our playtest champion (and receive + status on the simulator), so fight until we reach the end! If you're interested in learning all about Aurumoth, check out the Final Product thread to get its stats, abilities, movepool, and more. If you're looking for some inspiration for Aurumoth sets, head over to the Pre-Playtesting thread. I can't wait to face off with you guys on the CAP4 playtest ladder until December 2nd. Best of luck!