**Introduction**
*Here comes the return of Home Field Advantage! Back for the 2012 edition and ready to shine once again. After MarceloDK enticingly won the last tournament, who will be victorious this time around? And after a slightly edited format to the tournament, who will gain the upper hand and cruise into the playoffs? All these questions will soon be answered.*
**General Rules**
• You are required to play only 1 game per week. You are allowed, and it is recommended, that you play more games quicker so that the season runs smoother.

• No schedules will be sent. All matchups will be posted on the regular season thread at the beginning of the season.

• The home player can choose from one of the following tiers to be played:

**BW2 OU, BW2 Ubers, BW2 UU.**
• The home player may choose a different tier to be played, but both sides must agree. The away player cannot refuse to play one of the three main tiers listed above.

• The current Smogon banlists will apply to this tournament.

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**High activity is expected of all players in this tournament**. It is a long tournament, and I will not be hesitant to remove inactive players.

• The battles must be played on Pokemon Showdown, unless both players agree otherwise.

• The first and only tiebreaker between divisional opponents will be Head to Head matchup.

• If you are the home player, please let your opponent know what tier you plan to play ahead of time. This gives the away player time to find a team they want to use.

• This season will use a point system.

**The point system is as follows: 2 points for a win (including activity), 1 point for a coin flip win, and 0 points for a loss.**
• This will be a 64/128 man tournament depending on the interest in the sign-ups thread.

• Players will be split into groups of 8 and will play their 7 other group members and a player from a different group.

• The top 2 players from each group will advance to the playoffs which will contain 16/32 teams, and each team will be seeded by their regular season number of points.

• The playoffs will be a best out of 3 format with the home player (the higher ranked seed) selecting the tier for Games 1 and 3, while the away player will choose the tier for Game 2.

**Tournament Rules**
**Battle Rules**
• Evasion Clause

• Sleep Clause

• Species Clause

• OHKO Clause

• Team Preview

• Timed Battle

**Sign Ups**
Yeah we're doing that whole 62.5%/37.5% stuff.

1. FelixMinamimoto

2. HSA

3. Lady Salamence

4. dragonuser

5. Sayonara

6. Funkasaurus

7. Marshall.Law

8 . Fiction.

9. Double01

10. ThatsMyLatios

11. Pedrock

12. mostwanted

13. ~GreenCore

14. Novaray

15. Rewer

16. Django

17. Kennen

18. Ojama

19. llvallejoll

20. Dragonforce

21. Shiny Sparks

22. AkHolic

23. Mithril

24. Dr Ciel

25. exotic

26. .Robert

27. Living Things

28. pokebasket

29. Vinc2612

30. Finchinator

31. Xx Coren37

32. MadBull

33. MarceloDK

34. Jirachi

35. Sir

36. lapras6666

37. kd24

38. DetroitLolcat

39. Jets

40. Hantsuki

41. Bloo

42. Raseri

43. Deluks917

44. Tiffanyy

45. FLCL

46. Eo Ut Mortus

47. ThePillsburyDoughBoy

48. Princess Bri

49. The Unlucky one

50. Pkrs

51. Jayde

52. Demist

53. Villari

54. papai noel

55. Brotom

56. Orichalcos Owl

57. SethZiBritannia

58. XxP0RP01S3M4ST3RxX

59. Joeyboy

60. Bandicoot

61. CyberOdin

62. Mothiel

63. Metal Sonic

64. BKC

65. Asek

66. Pr0man

67. Maaf

68. White symphoni

69. Cherub Agent

70. DarkLoïc

71. Wifi UU

72. SoulWind

73. michael209

74. Jack Frost

75. Anno nyme

76. nightcore

77. The Wonder

78. shartruce2

79. Brap

80. High Impulse

81. NightFox

82. badabing

83. Vodka

84. davidness

85. Vrille

86. Coupe de Boule

87. Leftiez

88. ¬Itachi

89. toasdt

90. Rydro

91. MJB

92. MAlkaviano

93. Weegee the haxer

94. H-C

95. ObScuryty

96. pokemonrocks777

97. Uomo Solo

98. Kiry4n

99. doublenikesocks

100. kael

101. Knight1337

102. Blue Eon

103. DestinyUnknown

104. Zephir

105. Audiosurfer

106. Shining Latios

107. Atoni

108. blaaz

109. Someoneelse

110. Eranu

111. -Manu-

112. Gabranth

113. KidChameleon

114. Rockhp31

115. King