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Monotype Premier League [Congrats Ambitious Altarias!]

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by scpinion, Apr 5, 2015.

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  1. scpinion

    scpinion OMGS Hype!
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Aug 29, 2014
    graphic created by Irraquated. make sure to tell him he's awesome!

    Welcome to the Inaugural Monotype Premier League! Premier Leagues have become a staple of the Smogon competitive environment and the Monotype Room will now have it's very own. This will serve as the mega-thread for the MPL. Feel free to discuss the tournament, post predictions, comments, etc. here. Registration will be done using a Google Form.

    Each team will play 7 matches, across 6 Monotype Metagames, for each week of the MPL.
    ORAS (2x), BW, Monothreat, AAA, STABmons, Hidden Type

    Managers, please have your lineups submitted to me, Nani or Chandy by Friday of each week. If you're submitting it to me and playing my team that week, please do so in a live pm. I will respond immediately with my team so I do not gain any match up advantages. Make sure you designate an ORAS1 and ORAS2 player.

    Players, make sure you complete your battles on time! We would prefer to not have to make activity decisions. Please save your replays and pm them to your manager (win or lose). Also, once you have decided on a time with your opponent feel free to advertise it in this thread and the MonoPL room.​
    Overall Schedule (open)

    Week 1: Friday, April 17th - Sunday, April 26th
    Mangers must submit lineups by April 17th.

    Week 2: Monday, April 27th - Sunday, May 3rd
    Managers must submit lineups by April 24th.

    Week 3: Monday, May 4th - Sunday, May 10th
    Managers must submit lineups by May 1st.

    Week 4: Monday, May 11th - Sunday, May 17th
    Managers must submit lineups by May 8th.

    Week 5: Monday, May 18th - Sunday, May 24th
    Managers must submit lineups by May 15th.

    Semi-Finals: Monday, May 25th - Sunday, May 31st
    Managers must submit lineups by May 24th.

    Finals: Monday, June 1st - Sunday, June 7th
    Managers must submit lineups by May 31st.
    Ban Lists (open)

    ORAS: Monotype Ban List
    BW: Smogon University BW OU Ban List
    Monothreat: ORAS Monotype Ban List
    Standard AAA Banlist along with ORAS Monotype Bans. This means Greninja/Shaymin-Sky are Globally Banned. Aegislash and Genesect are banned from Steel teams.
    (2) Gale Wings is globally banned.
    (3) Exceptions: Blaziken is allowed on Fighting teams (Keldeo & Terrakion are banned); Talonflame is unbanned, but is not able to use Gale Wings.
    Standard STABmons Banlist along with ORAS Monotype Bans. This means Greninja/Darkrai are Globally Banned. Aegislash is Banned from Steel teams.
    (2) Normal Monotype Teams are banned.
    Hidden Type: ORAS Monotype Ban List
    Monothreat Schedule (open)

    Round Robin:
    1. Fire
    2. Water
    3. Poison
    4. Ice
    5. Dark
    1. Psychic
    2. Ground



    ORAS1: CrazyClown94 vs. Ashaury (no decision)
    ORAS2: iLight vs. Arifeen
    BW: AM Vid vs. Raseri
    Ground Monothreat: aquas0und vs. Sae
    STABmons: Ridley vs. Acast
    AAA: Zarif vs. 1 True Lycan
    Hidden Type: Anttya vs. Bondie

    (Tuesday, May 26th - Sunday, May 31st)




    ORAS 1: iLight vs. Azelea
    ORAS 2: Ridley vs. Arken
    BW: Vid vs. Booty
    Monothreat: Kyo vs. Kammi
    STABmons: CrazyClown94 vs. Mega-Pikachu
    AAA: Floe (aquas0und) vs. YourKouhai
    Hidden Type: Anttya vs. Freeroamer



    ORAS1: Arifeen vs. Kaiser
    ORAS2: Ashaury vs. Bossman
    BW: Acact vs. Crestfall
    Psychic Monothreat: Azian vs. Croven
    AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Firnen
    STABmons: Black Schwan vs. All Falls Down
    Hiddden Type: Bondie vs. Trade

    1. Cute Clefables, 4-1 (20 wins)
    2. Lewd Lucarios, 4-1 (18 wins)
    3. Ambitious Altarias, 3-2 (19 wins)
    4. Salacious Swamperts, 2-3 (16 wins)
    5. Devious Diancies, 1-4 (13 wins)

    6. Mauville Maulers, 1-4 (13 wins)

    Week 5 (open)

    Week 5
    (Monday, May 18th - Sunday, May 24th)


    ORAS1: AM Vid vs. Clearly
    ORAS2: Cell vs. RZL
    BW: CrazyClown94 vs. Auburn (no decision)
    Dark Monothreat: aquas0und vs. OmniaX
    AAA: Zarif vs. Zewwok
    STABmons: Kyo vs. Savanah
    Hidden Type: Anttya vs. Animus




    ORAS1: Azian vs. Booty
    ORAS2: 1 True Lycan vs. ArVaDa-
    BW: Raseri vs. Qube
    Dark Monothreat: Sae vs. Kammi
    AAA: Irraquated vs. Azelea (no decision)
    STABmons: BlackSchwan vs. YourKouhai
    Hidden Type: Bondie vs. Freeroamer

    ORAS1: Balto vs. Kaiser
    ORAS2: Zenith vs. Bossman
    BW: Cnorth26 vs. Crestfall TraceOfLifeRC
    Dark Monothreat: viperfang4 vs. BushTush
    AAA: Laxuy vs. Firnen
    STABmons: Snaquaza vs. All Falls Down
    Hidden Type: Illusio vs. Trade (activity)​

    Week 4 (open)

    Week 4
    (Monday, May 11th - Sunday, May 17th)
    ORAS1: iLight vs. Ashuary
    ORAS2: Ridley vs. Arifeen
    BW: Vid vs. Acast
    Ice Monothreat: CrazyClown94 vs. Azian
    AAA: Kyo vs. 1 True Lycan
    STABmons: aquas0und vs. Raseri
    Hidden Type: Cell vs. Sae



    ORAS1: Suspense Barida vs. ArVaDa-
    ORAS2: Balto vs. Kammi
    BW: Cnorth26 vs. Rumor
    Ice Monothreat: DEG vs. Arken
    AAA: Laxuy vs. YourKouhai
    STABmons: Snaquaza vs. Mega-Pikachu
    Hidden Type: Illusio vs. Freeroamer

    ORAS1: Clearly vs. Kaiser
    ORAS2: RZL vs. AFD
    BW: Chimplup vs. Crestfall
    Ice Monothreat: OmniaX vs. BushTush
    AAA: unfixable vs. Croven
    STABmons: savanah vs. Bossman
    Hidden Type: Animus vs. Firnen

    Week 3 (open)

    Week 3
    (Monday, May 4th - Sunday, May 10th)

    ORAS1: AM E4 Zer0 vs. iLight
    ORAS2: Balto vs. Cell
    BW: Barida vs. AM Vid
    Poison Monothreat: Cnorth26 vs. Kyo
    AAA: Laxuy vs. Zarif
    STABmons: Dream Eater Gengar vs. Ridley
    Hidden Type: Illusio vs. CrazyClown94


    ORAS1: Arifeen vs. Clearly
    ORAS2: Ashaury vs. RZL
    BW: Acast vs. Auburn
    Poison Monothreat: Azian vs. OmniaX
    AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. unfixable
    STABmons: Sae vs. Zewwok
    Hidden Type: Bondie vs. Animus



    ORAS1: Pk-Kaiser vs. ArVaDa-
    ORAS2: All Falls Down vs. Arken
    BW: Cresfall vs. Booty
    Poison Monothreat: Croven vs. Kammi
    AAA: DylaTheRed vs. Azelea
    STABmons: Trade vs. Mega-Pikachu
    Hidden Type: Firnen vs. FreeRoamer
    Week 2 (open)

    Week 2
    (Monday, April 27th - Sunday, May 3rd)


    ORAS1: iLight vs. Pk-kaiser
    ORAS2: Mega Ridley vs. Bushtush
    BW: Kyo vs. TraceOfLife RC
    Water Monothreat: AM Vid vs. En4cer
    AAA: aquas0und vs. Firnen
    STABmons: Anttya vs. All Falls Down
    Hidden Type: CrazyClown94 vs. Trade (no decision)​



    ORAS1: Arifeen vs. Balto
    ORAS2: Ashaury vs. Cnorth26
    BW: Acast vs Barida
    Water Monothreat: Azian vs Viperfang4
    AAA: Galbia vs Laxuy
    STABmons: QuoteCS vs Snaquaza (activity)
    Hidden Type: Bondie vs Illusio



    ORAS1: Booty vs. Chimplup
    ORAS2: Azalea vs. Clearly
    BW: Rumor vs. pezmango (activity)
    Water Monothreat: Arken vs. Auburn
    AAA: YourKouhai vs. savanah
    STABmons: Mega-Pikachu vs. Zewwok
    Hidden Type: FreeRoamer vs. Animus
    Week 1 (open)

    Week 1
    (Friday, April 17th - Sunday, April 26th)


    ORAS1: Arifeen vs. Bossman
    ORAS2: Ashaury vs. DylaTheRed
    BW: Acast vs. Pk-kaiser
    Fire Monothreat: Azian vs. Croven
    AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Firnen
    STABmons: Raseri vs. All Falls Down
    Hidden Type: Bondie vs. Trade



    ORAS1:iLight vs. ArkenCiel
    ORAS2: Mega Ridley vs. xBooty
    BW: AM Vid vs. Rumor
    Fire Monothreat: Zarif vs. Kammi
    AAA: ScorpionZ vs. YourKouhai
    STABmons: Anttya vs. Mega-P1kachu
    Hidden Type: aquas0und vs. Freeroamer



    ORAS1: iZenith vs. Clearly
    ORAS 2:Balto vs. Pezmango
    BW: Cnorth26 vs. Chimplup
    Monothreat: AM Zer0 vs. Auburn (no decision)
    AAA: Suspense vs. Zewwok (Activity Decision)
    STABmons: DEG vs. unfixable
    Hidden Type: Illusio vs. Animus

    MPL Registration Form
    List of Registered Players
    Do not sign up for metagames that you are not willing to play in for multiple weeks of the MPL.
    If you would like to edit the metagames you chose then please pm me. Do not submit a second form!

    Do not sign up to play for a team if you do not intend to see the tournament through to the end. This includes maintaining a competitive attitude if your team is already eliminated from playoff contention. You never know whether or not winning your end-season matches will make you a more valued player next season, so even if your team isn’t necessarily in the playoff picture anymore, there’s always value in playing your best. Failure to complete matches in a timely manner consistently may result in being barred from future MPL seasons.

    [​IMG] The Devious Diancies | Death on Wings [​IMG]
    [​IMG] The Lewd Lucarios | Freeroamer [​IMG]
    [​IMG] The Salacious Swamperts | scpinion [​IMG]
    [​IMG] The Ambitious Altarias | Anttya [​IMG]
    [​IMG] The Mauville Maulers | Omega-Xis14 [​IMG]
    [​IMG] The Cute Clefables | Dirpz[​IMG]

    The managers are the CEO, President and Board of their team. Their decisions about team business are final. The managers maintain the team finances. Also, the managers should make sure their team completes all their matches each week. Finally, they decide who plays what metagames, however they can not force you to play a metagame you didn't sign up for. If you signed up for a metagame but don't like that your manager asks you to play it that week then you shouldn't have signed up for it.

    Nani Man and Zinnia will serve as the hosts. The hosts serve as an unbiased party, which interprets/enforces the rules and help make sure the tournament is progressing in a timely manner. They will have the final say on matches that are decided by player inactivity.

    Draft Results
    The Managers will be drafting their teams in a live auction draft on Monday, April 13th at 4pm EST (GMT -5). The draft will be held in MonoPL's room on the main PS! server. Each manager has a budget of 100,000 "bucks" to spend on their team. However, Anttya has been fined 50,000 for threatening scpinion (It doesn't matter, she was going to lose anyways). Managers may purchase themselves for a fixed fee of 15,000. The starting bid for players is 4,000. The managers must draft at least 9 players onto their team (7 players + 2 subs).

    League Stages
    Following the Draft, the MPL will commence. The League Stages will consist of a Round Robin format between each team. Each stage will last for 1 week (Monday-Sunday). The Managers must submit their rosters a week in advance so they can be added to this thread and the Monotype Website. We are playing 7 metagames, so there will be a winner and loser in each matchup.
    The 4 teams with the best record will be seeded into a "bracket style" playoff. The #1 seed will play the #4 seed, and the #2 seed will play the #3 seed. The victors of these matches will advance to the finals match. The winning team of this match will be declared the ultimate victors of the Monotype Premier League.
    In the event of a tie for a playoff spot the winner of the head-to-head matchup will be given the spot. If there is a 3 way tie, which can not be resolved using head-to-head matchups, then the team(s) with the most total wins throughout the MPL will be given the spot. This emphasizes the importance of playing all your battles to the best of your ability. That one win you get for your team in an overall losing week may make the difference in whether your team makes the playoffs.

    Other Rules
    (adapted from the SPL Rules)
    Subs/Trades/Free Agents/etc. (open)

    1. Substitutes – At any point in time during the week, a team may make a substitution for an inactive player. In order to do this a manager must PM a host saying which player is substituting out, and which player is substituting in. A player that has substituted out for a week cannot be substituted back in. In addition, in order to catch any attempts at garnering favorable matchups, all substitutions are subject to veto by the host if the substitution is suspected to be attempting to “game” the system.

    2. Pre-Week Battling – Because there is a set schedule generated at the beginning of the season, it is possible to accurately guess what players you will be facing in any given week. However, because the next week’s rosters are not set in stone until the day before the next week, there is no telling what a manager will do with regards to who they slot in one spot… especially if they have more than one player in any given tier. Asking to battle early for future weeks is essentially asking the opposing manager to short themselves options and forces them to make their roster early, perhaps without all of the knowledge they might have gleaned over the course of the week. Due to this, battling early for future weeks is not allowed. Do not ask to battle early for a future week. You will be denied. No exceptions. This is what you have substitutes for.

    3. Trades – Teams may trade players with each other at any point during the regular season. In order to complete a trade, both involved managers must submit a PM to the host detailing which player(s) on their team they are trading away, as well as which players they are receiving as compensation. Trades are finalized at the end of the week they are conducted in. In addition, due to potential conflicts of interest, any players involved in trades must be substituted out of the week they’re involved in a trade. For example, if it’s Week 3 and DeG is scheduled to play Schwan, but DeG's team wishes to trade DeG away for someone new, DeG must be substituted out for another player. DeG is valid for slotting into the roster of his new team at the beginning of Week 4.

    4. Free Agents – Teams with leftover monies from the draft will be able to pick up undrafted free agents following the conclusion of the draft. Free Agents will cost 4000 bucks each and must have registered to play in the MPL prior to the draft. If someone was drafted onto a MPL team they cannot, under any circumstance, be picked up as a free agent. This means if you are drafted, but unhappy with your team, you cannot quit and be picked up by another team.

    5. There will be no trades allowed following the conclusion of Week 3. Free Agent pickups will conclude following the conclusion of the League Stages.

    6. Trades become finalized with host approval; managers may bring up a trade for veto within 24 hours of the trade being made and the hosts will review the trade and re-finalize or veto the trade.

    7. Activity decisions – There are inevitably times where two players simply fail to complete a match; however, the nature of the tournament system sometimes makes it advantageous to purposely fail to play (such as when a team is up 3-2 in a week). Because of this, it is necessary to make activity decisions on matches. Hosts are required to make thorough investigations regarding each and every potential failed match during a week. If both parties are deemed to be equally apathetic or enthusiastic about getting the match done, but just have not had the opportunity to make it happen, the match will result in a no contest. However, if it is deemed that one party made significantly more effort than the other in attempting to get the match done, then a win will be awarded to that player. Things that will make it very likely that you will lose via activity include: failing to VM your opponent immediately upon the week’s start, scheduling a match and being documented as missing the match time, failing to provide any concrete times for which you can be reached, failing to respond to an opponent’s VM at all. Note that this is a tournament that requires a very high level of activity and diligence, if you don’t think you can get your matches done, quite simply don’t sign up.

    8. Rule Breaking – There is no excuse for breaking any of the predetermined rules. If you are caught breaking a rule, you will lose your match. There is no lenience with regards to this. Break a rule, you lose. Period.

    9. Reversing Rulings - No ruling will be retroactively overturned once the week following the week that the ruling has been made has ended. This includes: activity rulings / rulings based on rule breaking / anything else under the sun. We're not going back in time to reevaluate every single decision made throughout the tournament on Week 5 because you think you were gypped 1-2 wins along the way and now they're the difference between you and a playoff spot. Any appeals to a ruling must be made during the week that the ruling is made; beyond that, all rulings are final once the week ends.

    Communicating with Your Opponent Each Week
    We highly encourage you to follow the same guidelines that are used for SPL. Contact your opponent on their Smogon Wall (link for how I would contact Snaquaza). This means you must create, and check, a Smogon account if you would like to play in the MPL.
    Whomever contacts first, the other must reply. In the event of an activity decision and you both post on each others walls, but no one replies then the person that posts first will get the win. If you don't post/reply and there is an activity decision that must be made it is unlikely it will go in your favor.

    The MonoPL Room
    The Monotype Premier League will have it's very own room for discussion of the tournament! General Monotype discussion should still happen in the Monotype room.
    We will also be holding the draft in this room using the newly created MonoPL Bot. Following the draft, players that are selected will be given voice by their managers.
    Room Auth
    #: Hosts
    @: Team Managers
    %: Manager's assmen and users that helped get MonoPL off the ground
    +: Drafted Players

    Just because you have the ability to broadcast something doesn't mean you can abuse it! We will gladly take it away, just as quickly as we gave it.

    Finally, the Other Metagames staff have asked us to emphasize this tour is not affiliated with the overall OM forum or room. The Monotype Room is hosting this event and we look forward to seeing all the top Monotype players from our room showcasing their skills!​
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  2. Irraquated

    Irraquated formerly Jack.

    Nov 16, 2014
    First! ~Reserving this for something relevant~
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  3. Croven

    Croven certified genius

    Jun 26, 2014
    Thanks for dank graphic Irra n_n And this sounds really fun, basically SPL for Monotype which is cool! Hope I get drafted (and by someone with a cool team name aka not NubMega-Xis14)

    Good luck to all who are participating!

    Forgot to mention that there better be dank memes involved \o/
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  4. RedsCharizard


    Sep 11, 2013
    I'm very excited for this! Good luck to all!
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  5. Croven

    Croven certified genius

    Jun 26, 2014
    Basically a regular Monotype match but only one type is allowed, so learning to cteam your own type can be very helpful.
    scpinion and SparksBlade like this.
  6. JayDubb


    Aug 10, 2014
    I'm so excited for this! Gonna have to shake off the BW rust, but still pumped, I'm so glad we finally did this lol
    scpinion likes this.
  7. Anttya


    May 21, 2014


    Bulkamniac, Arifeen, Quaseem and 4 others like this.
  8. Blade64


    Mar 22, 2015
    Oh man, this is gonna be fun! Let's just hope I get drafted, and let's hope that this runs smoothly. Good luck to everyone participating. :)
    scpinion likes this.
  9. Freeroamer

    Freeroamer The greatest story of them all.
    is a Pre-Contributor

    Jul 28, 2014

    I will just stop giving you OU teams smh

    For those looking to put those in the shop window before draft, particularly for the OMs, we'll be doing our best to run as many of those tours possible in the week so hit up Monotype for the best chance to get yourself drafted =].

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  10. Paynes


    Feb 17, 2014
    I accidentally filled out two forms pls ignore the one that has only ORAS and accept the one with ORAS, Monothreat and AAA
  11. scpinion

    scpinion OMGS Hype!
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Aug 29, 2014
    Just for future reference guys, please only fill out one form. If you make an error, or want to add other metagames just shoot me a pm and I'll edit it!
  12. Death God Anubis

    Death God Anubis

    Aug 30, 2014
    I'd like to wish everybody good luck, and I hope I see some of you guys when we battle.(If I get drafted rof) n_n
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  13. Anttya


    May 21, 2014
    Hint hint, if you want a better chance to be drafted, start focusing on tiers other than ORAS and be sure to join those tours for extra practice! (Or just ask around the room)
  14. Arifeen

    is a Tutoris a Community Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Team Rater Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    May 31, 2014
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  15. North

    North Papa Bless
    is a Tiering Contributor

    Jan 25, 2014
    Lemme dust off the old BW Fighting comin back from the dead :]
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  16. Sabella


    Dec 23, 2014
    arifeen ur avi is a bunch of trolls
  17. Braverius

    Braverius snowls
    is a Pre-Contributoris a Past SPL Champion

    Feb 2, 2013
  18. Arifeen

    is a Tutoris a Community Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Team Rater Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    May 31, 2014
    It's dangos.
  19. Lasagne


    Apr 15, 2013
    no way this is actually fucking happening

    im still in but really?
  20. Anty

    Anty the voice of the new, embattled White minority
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris a Team Rater Alumnus

    Feb 8, 2013
    In, i have 1 more badge than lasagne(^) so buy me
  21. galbia

    galbia deep mayo
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Global Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris a Battle Server Moderatoris a Tutor Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnus
    PU Co-Leader

    Sep 24, 2012
    I have the number anty has + the number lasagne has multiplied for the number anty has. Buy me
  22. Ruby.


    Jul 28, 2013
    I came in like a ball on fire!
    Hope I get drafted tho
  23. Arifeen

    is a Tutoris a Community Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Team Rater Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    May 31, 2014
    rip no badges ;~;
    Croven likes this.
  24. Ranger Mike

    Ranger Mike

    Nov 25, 2013
    Eevee General this is your fault >:(
    In. Buy me because i have the same #of badges as Galbia minus 6. Though I am skeptical as to whether or not this is a joke.
  25. Ruby.


    Jul 28, 2013
    I have 0 badges buy me tho!
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