National Pokemon Association- Manager's Sign Up [CLOSED]

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  1. commi$$ioner

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    ~Approved by Alaka
    Amazing thanks to Dozz for the banner!

    It’s the end of the VGC season, and I know a lot of you are still thirsty for glory, especially after missing out on Worlds AND Smogon’s first Five on Five Basketball Classic. For those of you that missed the action, I present to you Smogon’s first ever VGC Association, a combination of your favorite game, Pokemon, and everyone’s favorite sports league, the NBA!

    Tournament Structure:

    - A manager (there will be eight managers total) will select six players (five starters, one substitute) from a pool of players in a snake draft to form a team.
    o A lottery will be used to determine draft order.
    - Managers will select an NBA team to represent in the NPA. Alaka was kind enough to come up with some creative knockoffs!
    - Just like the NBA, we will be having five on five matches with each player playing one of five official Nintendo metagames (Journey Across America, VGC 09, VGC 10, VGC 11, and GBU Doubles). All metagames must be played in the week.
    - If VGC 12 is announced on September 1st, 2011, then we will be replacing GBU Doubles with the VGC 12 metagame.
    - Matches will happen every week, with each team playing other teams once.
    - A player is not performing as well as you hope? Free agents will be present so you can waive your player and pick up a new one!
    - Teams with the most metagame victories by the end of the week will win the match
    - The Elite Four teams will then advance to the playoffs where they will battle for the coveted NPA Medals!

    General Battle Rules:

    - All battles will be best two out of three
    - Spectators will be up to the players and teams; if you are watching a battle and are asked to leave by the players or their teammates, it is in your best interest to leave or be punished.
    - All battles MUST be done on PO.
    - All teams can have SIX Pokémon on it, but each battle they will bring FOUR
    - Doubles battles
    - Managers should submit a team roster as to who is playing what tier prior to battling.
    - Players should submit battle logs to me after your matches.

    Specific Battle Rules:

    Journey Across America: (open)

    - Gen III Mechanics
    - Level 100
    - Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys (All forms), Wobbuffet (only with Leftovers attached)
    - Banned Items: Soul Dew, Enigma Berry
    - SLEEP CLAUSE
    - Self-KO Clause
    - No Restriction on Ubers
    - Team Preview On (Wi-Fi clause)
    - Item Clause
    - Species Clause

    VGC 09: (open)

    - Gen IV Mechanics
    - Level 50
    - Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Arceus, Dragonite (only TRU Dragonite allowed), Tyranitar, Rotom (all forms)
    - Banned Items: Soul Dew
    - Self-KO Clause
    - Team Preview Off
    - Item Clause
    - Species Clause
    - In between battles, players may switch their items around their Pokémon.
    - Please submit a team before your matches; we will do random spot checks to make sure that no one is changing their teams in between battles. If you feel as though your opponent has changed teams, contact me IMMEDIATELY
    - NO HG/SS MOVE TUTORS, EGG, OR LEVEL UP MOVES.

    VGC 10: (open)

    - Gen IV Mechanics
    - Level 50
    - Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Arceus.
    - Restricted Pokémon (You may have two of these Pokémon in battle with you): Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina
    - Banned Items: Soul Dew
    - Self-KO Clause
    - Team Preview Off
    - Item Clause
    - Species Clause
    - In between battles, players may switch their items around their Pokémon.
    - Please submit a team before your matches; we will do random spot checks to make sure that no one is changing their teams in between battles. If you feel as though your opponent has changed teams, contact me IMMEDIATELY.

    VGC 11: (open)

    - Gen V Mechanics
    - Level 50
    - UNOVA POKEMON ONLY
    - Banned Pokémon: Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyrem, Meloetta, Genesect, and Keldeo.
    - Banned Items: Soul Dew, Pinch Berries (except Starf Berry).
    - Self-KO Clause
    - Team Preview On (Wi-Fi Clause)
    - Item Clause
    - Species Clause
    - You may not change items in between battles.

    GBU Doubles: (open)

    - Gen V Mechanics
    - Level 50
    - Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyrem, Meloetta, Genesect, Keldeo, Chatot.
    - Banned Items: Soul Dew, Pinch Berries (except Starf Berry).
    - Self-KO Clause
    - Team Preview On (Wi-Fi Clause)
    - Item Clause
    - Species Clause
    - You may not change items in between battles.

    Tentative Schedule:
    August 27- Manager Signups
    September 1: Rules for 2012 possibly announced; Signups for players open; Managers selected.
    September 8: Player Signups Close
    September 9: Draft
    September 12-19: Week 1
    September 19-26: Week 2
    September 26- October 3: Week 3
    October 3- 10: Week 4
    October 10-17: All-Star Week Surprises!
    October 17- 24: Week 5
    October 24-31: Week 6
    October 31- November 7: Week 7
    November 7- 14: Elite Four
    November 14-21: NPA Finals!

    The order of standings will be determined based on (in order):


    • Win Record
    • Battles Won and Battles Lost
    • Head to Head
    Manager Roles:

    - Come up with a team name from either this list or if you can come up with an even better knockoff, go for it!
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    Chicago Tauros/Afrobulls
    Dallas Rapidash/Zangoose
    Sacremento Kinglers
    New Orleans Beedrill
    Milwaukee Sawsbucks
    Memphis Ursarang
    Pheonix Solrock
    Atlanta Fearrow
    Minnesota Mightyena
    Seattle Yanmas/Zubats
    Indiana Parasect
    Boston Celebi
    Cleveland Escavalier
    Miami Heatran/Heatmor
    Denver Nuggets
    Los Angeles Lapras
    Los Angeles Claydol
    Washington Alakazam
    Utah Audino
    Philidelphia Braviary
    Toronto Straraptors/Ttars
    Portland Blaizikens
    Orlando Magikarp
    San Antonio Klinks
    Detroit Rotom
    New Jersey Natus
    New York Scraftys
    Houston Regirocks
    Oklahoma City Thunderus
    Golden State Warturtles


    - Draft the best possible squad of players
    - Develop the best lineup for your team and submit it at the beginning of each week.
    - Help your players develop their skills
    - Keep your players in check
    - Win
    - Managers DO NOT get to play :(

    This signup is for PROSPECTIVE MANAGERS only.

    Signups will end on Thursday, September 1st.

    A Players signup thread will go up on September 1st

    Congratulations to our NPA Managers:
    Kinneas
    Huy
    Dubs
    Alaka
    Bluecookies
    Cosmicexplorer
    Unreality
    The_Chaser

    Team Names will be up shortly!

  2. Huy

    Huy INSTANT BALLS
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    in for manager
  3. Tomahawk9

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    i would like to be a manager, if you let me :)
  4. ShinyAzelf

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    I've never been a manager, but it seems fun and exciting, and it'd be great to meet some new people, so I'd like to sign up as well!

    edit: can I manage the Atlanta Azelfs?
  5. Raseri

    Raseri wut
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    ill throw my name in for a manager

    I'd like to manage the Denver Nuzleaf
  6. BlueCookies

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    in for cleveland escavalier manager
  7. Unreality

    Unreality not hatching shiny values, go away

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    in2manager team seniors if that would be an option

    ps totally claiming new york natus
  8. Jibaku

    Jibaku Not taking FS requests atm.
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  9. Agammemnon

    Agammemnon A wild Zubat appears!
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    In as a manager. Might be fun

    EDIT : Memphis Ursaring !
  10. TV-Rocka

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    Do a manager can fight for his team?
  11. Foster

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    I don't know if this will be needed but I'd like be an assistant manager with someone (I won't have enough time to full time manage).
  12. pokemonrocks777

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    I would like to play as a manager plz the team name Texas Tornadus i hope i get in or if not i'll play as a player

    Ps i know what Alaka's picking :)
  13. commi$$ioner

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    Assistant managers will not get any glory, sorry :(. Medals will only go to the manager and the players only. Feel free to help with any manager though.
  14. Alakapimp

    Alakapimp All washed up
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    I also will sign up to be a manager.
  15. Ciele

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    I would also like to sign up to be a manager.
  16. The_Chaser

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    I'll sign up for manager.
  17. cosmicexplorer

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  18. makiri

    makiri My vast and supreme will shall be done!
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    I would enjoy managing the Phoenix/Moltres/Ho-oh Solrocks.
  19. Dubulous

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    I would like to manage the Philadelphia Golems. Or the Golden State Wartortles.
  20. ~Golden Emp

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    I would like to manage a team, please. This looks really fun!
  21. Alakapimp

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    Golem is number 76
  22. DALE DANGERDONG

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    I will do it

    I will manage a team

    San Antonio Spoinks
  23. Synre

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    It looks like you have probably enough solid manager options here but I'd throw my hat in if not.

    I have some credentials yea!
  24. Lady Salamence

    Lady Salamence is a three-dimensional retard.
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    I'd like to meet new people and try out VGC, so this might be the best place to start.
    Los Angeles Lapras will be my team, if possible.
  25. Dozz

    Dozz Has anyone in this family ever seen a chicken?
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    Not fussed about being a manager, just a suggestion, that someone should use Oklahoma City Durants. For obvious ties and the like.
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