Tournament Monotype Winter Premier Week 1

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This week's Monothreat type is Rock!

Paniola Phiones (6) vs. Victorious Victinis (2)

USUM: Paleo vs. Croven
USUM: dodmen vs. Vid
USUM: -Tsunami- vs. Its Hatch
LC: HT vs. Nineage
Ubers: Garay oak vs. double switches
AAA: trash vs. Level 56
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix
Monothreat: Nat vs. SirSkit

Alcoholic Alakazams (4) vs. Tormented Torkoals (4)

USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen
USUM: Pearl vs. Leru
USUM: Void vs. Attribute
LC: obii vs. qwily
Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa
AAA: rozes vs. Megazard
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract
Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Moosical

Canalave City Chorizos (6) vs. Railgun Raikous (2)
USUM: Sabella vs. Pak
USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap
USUM: Christo vs. Sae
LC: soulgazer vs. Seo.
Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken
AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haakunite
Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto

Dethroning Decidueyes (5) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (3)
USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku
USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors
USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly
LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph
Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya
AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool
Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF
Deadline to play is 12/10 11:59 PM EST.
 
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Paniola Phiones (0) vs. Victorious Victinis (0) USUM: Paleo vs. Croven USUM: dodmen vs. Vid USUM: -Tsunami- vs. @It's Hatch LC: HT vs. Nineage Ubers: Garay oak vs. @doubleswitches AAA: trash vs. Level 56 STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix Monothreat: natalie vs. SirSkit Alcoholic Alakazams (0) vs. Tormented Torkoals (0) USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen USUM: Pearl vs. Leru USUM: Void vs. Attribute LC: obii vs. qwily Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa AAA: rozes vs. Megazard STABmons: Anti vs. Quantum Tesseract Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool Canalave City Chorizos (0) vs. Raikou Railguns (0) USUM: Sabella vs. Pak USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap USUM: Christo vs. Sae LC: soulgazer vs. SEO Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. @ssalbap STABmons: King Billu vs. Haaku Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto Dethroning Decidueyes (0) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (0) USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya AAA: Laxpras vs. @xAzelea STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF

just tagging nothing to see here
 
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easy week 1 monothreat predictions with no explanations whatsoever.
natalie vs. SirSkit
Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool
EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto
Mael vs. KevinELF
calling it now, kelf gonna style on this man.
 
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predictions just cause it's fun
Paniola Phiones (0) vs. Victorious Victinis (0)

USUM: Paleo vs. Croven
USUM: dodmen vs Vid
USUM: -Tsunami- vs. Its Hatch Hatch has quite a task in facing one of the threats for his first time around in this format
LC: HT vs. Nineage They're both relatively new to Monotype to my knowledge, but they're both solid LC players, so I won't count either of them out
Ubers: Garay oak vs. double switches
AAA: trash vs. Level 56
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix A current STABmons threat with assistance from a Mono STABmons threat in Lax makes it easy for me to pick him to win.
Monothreat: Nat. vs. SirSkit The best monothreat player in this tour.

Alcoholic Alakazams (0) vs. Tormented Torkoals (0)

USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen ngl, these are going to be really good matches to watch, but I'm a fan of the zam's lineup of power
USUM: Pearl vs. Leru --------------------^
USUM: Void vs. Attribute------------------^
LC: obii vs. qwily
Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa This needs no explanation
AAA: rozes vs. Megazard
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract
Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool

Canalave City Chorizos (0) vs. Raikou Railguns (0)

USUM: Sabella vs. Pak imo, the best Monotype player today when he's on his game
USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap Like and subscribe for more bodybags
USUM: Christo vs. Sae
LC: soulgazer vs. Seo.
Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken
AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok another good match, but I'll edge Lycan
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haaku Has Haaku even played a GAME of this tier?
Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto

Dethroning Decidueyes (0) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (0)

USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku good mu, but the current best should triumph
USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors Rematch HYPE
USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly He did sign up on page 8
LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph This LC veteran shouldn't need much to adjust to the Monotype format.
Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya based off overall experience, I'd say Anttya takes this
AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea FEAR THE DEER (just cheering for the fren)
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool Has better experience w/ Mono's OM's in general to my knowledge
Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF w/ Zuku's teams, anything's possible

My Highlights:
Eien vs. Zuku
rnbs vs. Arifeen
1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok
 
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mono oms predicts !_!

Paniola Phiones (1) vs. Victorious Victinis (1)

AAA: trash vs. Level 56 - Level 56 is actually pretty good in AAA overall and the other guy's name is trash
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix - This guy is good at STABs the other guy helped me out in PU but I haven't seen him play stabs before

Alcoholic Alakazams (0) vs. Tormented Torkoals (2)

AAA: rozes vs. Megazard - As much as I want to keep going with the "go kois" thing, rozes has been gone for a while
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract - The other guy is a general all around good player so I can see this going either way but gonna back up QT because I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled a win

Canalave City Chorizos (1) vs. Raikou Railguns (1)

AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok - 1 true winner in this match
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haakunite - who is king bully

Dethroning Decidueyes (1-2) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (0-1)

AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea - Yet another win for the goat.
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool - tbh i'd normally pick betathunder but racool's p good and you all ranked her at 1, so I'm expecting her to prove me wrong to hell and back by actually winning if I pick beta so I'm not risking it

also go eien leru cata and other friends
 
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-The Upset-
Paniola Phiones (0) vs. Victorious Victinis (0)

USUM: Paleo vs. Croven
USUM: dodmen vs. Vid
USUM: -Tsunami- vs. Its Hatch
LC: HT vs. Nineage
Ubers: Garay oak vs. double switches
AAA: trash vs. Level 56
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix** - Upset Alert
Monothreat: Nat. vs. SirSkit

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-OM Dominance-
Alcoholic Alakazams (0) vs. Tormented Torkoals (0)

USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen
USUM: Pearl vs. Leru
USUM: Void vs. Attribute
LC: obii vs. qwily
Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa
AAA: rozes vs. Megazard
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract
Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool

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-Reality Check-
Canalave City Chorizos (0) vs. Raikou Railguns (0)

USUM: Sabella vs. Pak
USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap - Hoe if you lose I swear. Quit mons
USUM: Christo vs. Sae
LC: soulgazer vs. Seo - Not my #1 yet Seo :( Earn my love
Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken
AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haakunite
Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto

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-Fun MU but Dominate Outcome-
Dethroning Decidueyes (0) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (0)

USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku
USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors
USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly
LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph
Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya
AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool
Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF

 
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Paniola Phiones vs. Victorious Victinis

USUM: Paleo vs. Croven - can't really bet against paleo especially when croven hasnt played mono (or pokemon) for a bit
USUM: dodmen vs. Vid - I've never actually seen vid play a game of USUM but i should doubt him
USUM: -Tsunami- vs. Its Hatch
LC: HT vs. Nineage - should be good
Ubers: Garay oak vs. double switches
AAA: trash vs. Level 56 - should be good
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix - idk but apparently this is a good match
Monothreat: Nat. vs. SirSkit - honestly could go either way

Alcoholic Alakazams vs. Tormented Torkoals

USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen
USUM: Pearl vs. Leru
USUM: Void vs. Attribute
LC: obii vs. qwily - dk either in this tier but ik obii was in spl8
Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa - depends on who gets ghosted better
AAA: rozes vs. Megazard
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract
Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool - last i checked nightwing doesn't play threat

Canalave City Chorizos vs. Raikou Railguns
USUM: Sabella vs. Pak - should be good
USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap - only way zap loses this is if he chokes on bagged milk and times out
USUM: Christo vs. Sae
LC: soulgazer vs. Seo. - seo plays pokemon?
Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken
AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok - soon to be yaksok1-7
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haakunite
Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto

Dethroning Decidueyes vs. Lavender Lycanrocs
USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku - best match of the week, could go either way for sure
USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors - king.
USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly
LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph - cant bet against jewph
Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya
AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea - azelea is a washed up fogey who is probably too busy with physics homework to play pokemon
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool - apparently this one should be good too
Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF - kevineLf
 
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No team Ticken means I can finally do predictions for all teams! Here we go...
Many of the players in this week's lineup I am unfamiliar with so my predictions may be biased either to Monotype players I have watched in the past or to players I feel possess more skill than the other. I hope to get to know more of you and your playstyles as the weeks progress!
Paniola Phiones (4) vs. Victorious Victinis (4)
USUM: Paleo vs. Croven (Paleo is one of my most favorite players to watch in Monotype. Very diverse and smart who never gives up. I have not personally seen Croven play since the last MPL he joined... probably MPL 2? Not too sure.)
USUM: dodmen vs. Vid (Neither of these players are who I watch often so this will be interesting for me, personally. I only chose Vid because he is a seasoned Monotype player while dodmen, a skillful UU player that he is, may lack experience which ultimately gives vid the upper hand.)
USUM: -Tsunami- vs. Its Hatch (Tsunami, or Shake, has gained a good amount of experience in this metagame thanks to the Aero's usually electing to give him the bo3 spot while not doing that bad of a job. I have not seen too many of Hatch's matches but he does not lack experience and that's for sure.)
LC: HT vs. Nineage (Nineage, in my opinion, has both the metagame and Monotype experience over HT. From what I remember, HT only played one, if not two, matches last MPL so we shall see how he does this go around.)
Ubers: Garay oak vs. double switches (I never watched these two players. I am giving it to double switches because he is apart of WoA.)
AAA: trash vs. Level 56 (I've seen Level 56 play in other tournaments and I enjoy their play. He/She might lack Monotype experience but trash may have the same hindrance.)
STABmons: ggggd vs. Twix (Coin flipped this one.)
Monothreat: Nat. vs. SirSkit (SirSkit's main type used back in the day was Rock so I'm sure he knows what it can and can not do. He also sounds really motivated for Monothreat this go around because he got ample practice last MPL. Should be a good watch.)

Alcoholic Alakazams (5) vs. Tormented Torkoals (3)
USUM: rnbs vs. Arifeen (HL match for sure. I chose rnbs only because Arifeen has been more M.I.A in Monotype than rnbs has and I know how god-like thorn's teams are from last MPL.)
USUM: Pearl vs. Leru (Good performance last season and Leru keeps changing his alts so I do not know when I have watched his matches for an accurate reading on his gameplans.)
USUM: Void vs. Attribute (Another match that comes down to Monotype experience for me. Void showed in the past he can win with his lack of metagame experience but Attribute is a solid player nonetheless.)
LC: obii vs. qwily (Who is qwily? Sorry, but I never heard of you and obii is a very skillful player.)
Ubers: Thimo vs. MiyoKa (Two friends I have not seen in a while. Another coin flip for me.)
AAA: rozes vs. Megazard (ONLY reason I chose Megazard over Rozes is because Megazard beat me in MPL 2 and I beat Rozes in MPL3. Yes, I know that has little relevance.)
STABmons: KratosMana vs. Quantum Tesseract (Anti seems solid whatever he/she plays. QT has a lot of OM experience as well as Mono experience but I'm sure Anti will adjust swimmingly.)
Monothreat: Nightwingg95 vs. Torkool (Both close friends. Hard to choose but I went for experience and game knowledge over Nightwingg's hectic schedule. Will be a good match.)

Canalave City Chorizos (4) vs. Raikou Railguns (4)
USUM: Sabella vs. Pak (Same position as dodmen vs. Vid. Mark, Sabella, has the metagame experience and is also a skillful battler while all I know about Pak is that he is a strong UU player.)
USUM: Lotus Wincon vs. Waszap (I'm not a fan of Wincon's and I feel that Waszap is a better player overall. I am interested in seeing what both these players have for one another)
USUM: Christo vs. Sae (This will be close. Sae knows Monotype but has been inactive while Christo is not as well versed but presumably has been more active. Tough call but had to go with my friend Sae on this one.)
LC: soulgazer vs. Seo. (Soulgazer has the skill and the MPL 3 experience. His lack of time is a big hindrance but Clumm may have his nerves working against him.)
Ubers: Star vs. Jase Duken (Not familiar with either but I think Star's skill is of high caliber so it is hard to say otherwise considering I hardly know Jase Duken.)
AAA: 1 True Lycan vs. Yaksok (HL match for sure. Yaksok did not have the best MPL 3 run but now he is in his element, being AAA. I am a big fan of both so I am very excited to watch this one!)
STABmons: King Billu vs. Haakunite (I've seen Billu in a few room tournaments and he seemed to do fine. I am completely in the black with Haaku though. Both are frequent users to the Mono room so experience should not be too impactful in this matchup.)
Monothreat: EricSaysHi vs. Misaka Mikoto (Eric is rusty and is not as creative as Misaka. I am curious to see how Eric adapts to the new Monothreat metagame after a long absence.)

Dethroning Decidueyes (3) vs. Lavender Lycanrocs (5)
USUM: Eien vs. Zukushiku (Noooo.... Eien vs Rossy is going to be nothing but a spectactle. Rossy, or Zukushiku, has the uper hand, in my opinion, because he is a very strong battler although he does not have as much metagame experience as Tier co-leader Eien. I have to admit this was a biased decision but should be down to the wire nonetheless.)
USUM: Bushtush vs. terrors (I can see Bush wanting some revenge after the 12-0 that people continually referrance. Bush also has more experience with this type of pressure so he is more likely to not slip up compared to terrors.)
USUM: pork chop man vs. Clearly (Clearly clearly has the advantage. Ha.. ha.. On a serious note, Clearly has the metagame knowledge although is a solid player overall.)
LC: Kingler12345 vs. Jyph (I have heard Kingler is a strong LC player and I never saw Jyph play LC. Will be interesting for sure.)
Ubers: Catalystic vs. Anttya (Ant>All.)
AAA: Laxpras vs. Azelea (Laxpras is a solid OM player from what I saw during MPL 2. Azelea took a hiatus last season of MPL so he might be a bit rusty.)
STABmons: Betathunder vs. Racool (Personal experience with these two are low. I've only seen Racool play and even then she did not show me too much.)
Monothreat: Mael vs. KevinELF (Who is Mael? Sorry, but I have to go Kevin on this one.)

(Sorry to people who do not appreciate reading)
 
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Nat. I feel has been very underated. Despite having very large tour experience, albeit most not being monotype, she has shown herself to be an above average player.

Predicts coming soon…
 
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Nat. I feel has been very underated. Despite having very large tour experience, albeit most not being monotype, she has shown herself to be an above average player.

Predicts coming soon…
Natalie is undeniably a strong competitor but she is facing SirSkit who is arguably the best Monothreater in this event. In addition, the semi-final during last season's MPL was a face-off between both Natalie and SirSkit with SirSkit being the victor: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-589312309 She is not out of it in the slightest, but if you look at their history, SirSkit has the advantage.
 
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