Tournament Doubles Ladder Tournament 2 - Won by SableyeMyBae

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OP stolen from Level 51's original thread

The Zard was shining on the field,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to set
Opposing teams alight--
And this was odd, because it was
A 1000 Elo fight.

The foe was battling sulkily,
Because he thought the Zard
Was only used by weak trainers
Who skill did disregard.
"Such uncreative players," he said,
"To spam Ubers so hard!"

The rain was wet as wet could be,
The sand was fine as fine.
You could not see a cloud, because
Someone had brought Cloud Nine:
No Tier 1 'mons were present there--
Just Spinda / Arcanine.

The Walrein and the Camerupt
Were just about to lose;
They wept like anything to see
Such viable 'mons in use:
"If these were only banned," they said,
"These legends are abused!"

"If seven strikes with seven stars
Swept us for half a year.
Do you suppose," the Walrein said,
"They'd kick it from the tier?"
"I doubt it," said the Camerupt,
And shed a bitter tear.



Dust off your Mega Salamence and pitchforks! Ready your torches and your Prankster Taunts! It's time for an all-new Doubles Ladder Tournament, with your host MajorBowman! This will be the second of two Doubles Ladder tournaments happening this year, and only your best finish between the two will be counted for the Invitational. But before you get around to smashing Spindarcanine / Oricorio and trampling down the ladder, here are a few specifics you should know. Please read every one of the rules; important information lies within. This is to prevent confusion, especially regarding the qualification process.

The Rules
  1. The engine of the tournament is the regular Pokemon Showdown Doubles OU ladder, not a new one. All normal Doubles Rules and Clauses apply. All qualification will be done on this ladder. The top 24 players (selected as described below) will be placed into a best of 3 single elimination bracket playoffs.
  2. You need to make a new alt account for this tournament. Your alt name must begin with "DLT" to make determining the top players for each cycle easier. To show that your account is clean please include in your sign-up post a picture of your laddering alt without a [Gen 7] Doubles OU rating (the screenshot should not include an entry for "[Gen 7] Doubles OU"). This rule is different from the last iteration of DLT, so please make sure you pay attention! You are not required to make a new alt for each ladder cycle.
  3. In order to sign-up for the Doubles Ladder Tournament, please create post in this thread listing your alts. You are allowed an unlimited number of alts, so don't worry about starting over with a new one; just remember to keep to the format for each alt you create, and please update your post each time you create a new alt. Include in your post a picture of your "clean" alt (one that shows it didn't have games played previously).
  4. You must create and register a new alt before you play any battles on it. We will be checking the registration date of all alts; in order to qualify for this tournament, they must be registered on or after 25 September, 2017.
  5. The tournament lasts 4 weeks. The cutoff times for each week are listed below; at the cutoff time, one of the tournament hosts will take a screenshot of the ladder. In order to qualify for the playoffs, your alt must be among the top 6 newly made alts in this screenshot. Merely being among the top 6 unqualified alts some time during the week does not qualify you for playoffs. If a player is already qualified, their alt will be ignored when counting the top 6 alts in a week. The Top 2 Players each week will receive a bye in the first week of the playoff portion.
  6. During the playoffs stage, players will be seeded by their Elo at their respective screenshot time.
  7. Don't show unsportsmanlike behavior on the ladder. If we have a reason to believe you forfeited a game to boost a friend's account, you will be punished. If you try to prevent your opponent from joining the battle again after a disconnection, you will also be punished. There isn't even a trophy at stake here so I'm not sure why people would do these things, but just don't. Again, please please use your common sense.
  8. In your sign-up post, please include a line reflecting the fact that you have read and understand the rules. Your alt may not be considered eligible if your post does not contain this line.

Relevant Dates
(all times EDT, GMT-4)

Week 1
START | 25 September 2017, 12:01am
END | 1 October 2017, 11:59pm


Week 2
START | 2 October 2017, 12:01am
END | 8 October 2017, 11:59pm


Week 3
START | 9 October 2017, 12:01am
END | 15 October 2017, 11:59pm


Week 4
START | 16 October 2017, 12:01am
END | 22 October 2017, 11:59pm



Qualifiers

Week 1
AuraRayquaza - 1907 (first round playoff bye) | EmbCPT - 1889 (first round playoff bye)
marilli - 1881 | Mat Veiled - 1868 | Matame - 1865 | emiforbes - 1843

Week 2
Frania - 1902 (first round playoff bye) | SableyeMyBae - 1887 (first round playoff bye)
miltankmilk - 1825 | nvakna - 1805 | Mishimono - 1805 | Mr.GX - 1799

Week 3
Yellow Paint - 1830 (first round playoff bye) | Level 51 - 1828 (first round playoff bye)
Akaru Kokuyo - 1813 | DaAwesomeDude1 - 1780 | Yuga42 - 1772 | Kaori - 1769

Week 4
shaian - 1804 (first round playoff bye) | zikam - 1798 (first round playoff bye)
stax - 1781 | Toxigen - 1757 | GenOne - 1752 | Demantoid - 1748


Playoffs

Top 24

Mishimono vs Mr.GX | Game 1 Game 2
marilli vs Demantoid | Game 1 Game 2
miltankmilk vs Yuga42 | Game 1 Game 2
emiforbes vs Kaori | Game 1 Game 2
nvakna vs stax | Game 1 Game 2
Mat Veiled vs GenOne | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Akaru Kokuyo vs DaAwesomeDude1 | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Matame vs Toxigen
Top 16
AuraRayquaza vs Mr.GX | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
zikam vs marilli | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
SableyeMyBae vs Yuga42 | Game 1 Game 2
Yellow Paint vs Kaori | Game 1 Game 2
Frania vs stax | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
shaian vs Mat Veiled | Game 1 Game 2
EmbCPT vs DaAwesomeDude1 | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Level 51 vs Toxigen

Top 8
Mr.GX vs marilli | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
SableyeMyBae vs Yellow Paint | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Frania vs shaian | Game 1 Game 2
EmbCPT vs Level 51 | Game 1 Game 2

Top 4
marilli vs SableyeMyBae | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Frania vs EmbCPT | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3

Finals
SableyeMyBae
vs Frania | Game 1 Game 2 Game 3


Prizes
Champion

Mention in the Pokemon Showdown! Smogon Doubles roomintro

Finalist
Custom title of the user's choice

Semi-Finalists
Custom title of the user's choice

All Playoffs Qualifiers
Doubles Circuit Points
1st: 10 CP
2nd: 8 CP
3-4: 6 CP
5-8: 4 CP
9-16: 2 CP
17-24: 1 CP




That's it! Good luck to all of our participants, and may the best ladderer win! :toast: