Subs will be taken FCFS by posting in this thread. During the suspect test process many users brought up the theory that there could be a balanced metagame without Pokemon bans so long as restrictions were placed on each Pokemon. This tournament will test that theory through the simplest method of restricting stronger Pokemon--higher tiered Pokemon can only be used a lower level. Level Balance Tournament Sign-ups Rules: 4th Generation All Pokemon can be used, with the exception of Arceus Pokemon used can be used at a level up to and including that designated for the tier they reside in (If any tier changes occur during the course of the tournament, the new tier lists will be used). Levels were calculated by taking the mean BST of all Pokemon contained in each tier and taking the ratio of mean NU BST to the mean BST of the respective tier. Maximum levels and mean BST are as follows: Code: Mean BST Adjusted Level Uber 610.21 74 OU 524.9 86 BL 530.64 86 UU 501.98 91 NU 454.79 100 Each round will be best of 3 battles, with most deadlines being one week. One exception is the first round, which will be two weeks to allow players time to construct an initial team. Changing teams between battles is allowed. Standard Uber Clauses apply: Sleep Clause 1 Hit KO Clause Evasion Clause Species Clause Self-KO Clause Timed Battle *Soul Dew is not banned as Latios and Latias are subject to the Uber level restriction Logs will be required for the winner of each match to submit. Please PM me your logs. Round 1 Pairings Eternal vs kd24 Werecario vs Heist Alexa888 vs Delko sxof vs SOMALIA IronBullet93 vs AlphaJolt Maaf vs D0nut Eater Rediamond vs NailsOU Plusle vs HBK Eo Ut Mortus vs danmantincan smashlloyd20 vs Athrosu Bartman101 vs Disposable Puppets uragg vs tophway Athenodoros vs comatthew6 shartruce2 vs Optimusje ENZ0 vs little loven Vaz vs ILoveLiza zdrup15 vs Master of the Six Kings coolking49 vs Ranigad purplefingers vs reachzero Bluewind vs StevenSnype markyguila vs toshimelonhead Agammemnon vs Ciele KnightoftheWind vs reyscarface Dummy007 vs noobiess Deep Thought vs wilson46 DarkLucario vs Accipender Ethics vs snorlax Gil4 vs Iconic Shace vs SlimMan JabbaTheGriffin vs Cristal B-Lulz vs Megan Fox Lakers vs Ice-eyes Subs undisputed Adam Lambert BlocksRCool The deadline for Round 1 is Nov. 10 at 11:59 EST.