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#Neverused Showdown

Discussion in 'BW NU' started by Django, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Django

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    Credit to #Pokemon Cups for the Rules and Point System
    User Keiran made the strong banner.

    Introduction

    The #Neverused Showdown is a series of daily tournaments designed to test players teambuilding and battling skills to the very limit. Not only that, but you will get the opportunity to face some of the best NU players outside of the standard ladder environment, enabling players to explore the NU metagame with a twist. The cups are not simply the standard NU metagame, each one will have a unique theme or teambuilding restriction, in order to test players and extend their knowledge beyond the standard ladder teams. These themes are meant to provide a bit of entertainment, so may not be entirely competitive i.e. "Players may not use any Pokemon whose names start with a letter in users name". The theme will be announced 20 minutes before the beginning of the tournament, forcing players to think on their feet and play with something creative. Records will be kept of who wins each tournament, and at the end of each month a winner will be declared, recieving bragging rights until they lose their title!

    How to play


    Be sure to get on IRC and to the #Neverused channel, where you can discuss the NU metagame at any time of day. This link will take you directly to #neverused. The tournaments will be held here daily; either 4 or 6 PM EST on weekdays, 10 PM EST on Saturday and 2 PM EST on Sundays, but this can vary due to real life commitments of the host or activity of the channel at that time. If the channel is very active, more than one tournament may happen in the same evening. The host will ask for participants at 5 PM, and once a suitable number has been attained the theme will be announced and teambuilding begins. Simply post "in" on IRC when the hosts asks to join in. Players will then have 20 minutes to build their team, then matchups will be announced by the host and the battles begin.

    Rules

    • The standard NU banlist will be in place unless otherwise specified in the theme for the tournament.
    • Species Clause, Sleep Clause, Evasion Clause, OHKO Clause, and Timed Battle are all enforced unless otherwised specified in the theme.
    • Spectators should be allowed in all matches for the enjoyment of those not playing, everybody loves watching good matches! Despite this, scouting is not permittied so you should refrain from watching other battles if you are still in the tournament.
    • Stay active once signing up, you will be disqualified and possibly barred from joining future cups if you go afk without saying so.
    Hosts

    Django Reinhart
    DTC
    Limi
    shnen
    tennisace
    Raseri
    Zebraiken
    DestinyUnknown
    MMF
    CrashinBoomBang

    Anyone else willing to host these tournaments on a regular basis should contact me either on the forums or IRC.

    Leaderboard and Points

    Points Breakdown:

    • 32 Man 16/12/8 Man 6 Man 4 Man
    • 1st: 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points
    • 2nd: 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point 1 Point
    • 3rd/4th: 2 Points 1 Point
    The points added up at the end of the month, and an overall winner will be declared.

    Leaderboard

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    FLCL - 29
    Raseri - 20
    MMF - 15
    Zeb - 15
    cbb - 10
    DTC - 6
    Demist - 5
    Djangoo - 5
    Omicron - 5
    AlexArthur - 5
    DestinyUnknown - 4
    Incon - 3
    thewolf - 2
    Keiran - 2
    VintageBooks - 2
    Tribute - 2
    Steamroll - 1
    LuckOverSkill - 1
    Molk - 1
    Limi - 1
    NatGeo - 1
    Full2Half - 1
    EBeast - 1
    D4RR3N - 1


    Results

    (Tournament - Theme - Winner - Host)
    Tournament 1 - Top 20 Pokemon Banned - FLCL - Raseri
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    Tournament 2 - No Dual Typings - cbb - Djangoo
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    Tournament 3 - STAB Moves Only - DTC - Djangoo
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    Tournament 4 - Monotype + One Wildcard - MMF - Djangoo
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    Tournaments 5 - NU Doubles - Raseri - Djangoo
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    Tournament 6 - Try To Lose - MMF - MMF
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    FLCL vs. VintageBooks
    NoLuckInvolved vs. MMF
    AlexArthur vs. Incon

    VintageBooks vs. AlexArthur
    VintageBooks vs. MMF
    AlexArthur vs. MMF


    Tournament 7 - Item Clause - FLCL - MMF
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    Tournament 8 - RNG Battles - FLCL - Djangoo
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    pnerd vs Limi
    AlexArthur vs FLCL
    thewolf vs Djangoo
    cbb vs VintageBooks
    DTC vs Molk
    MMF vs Keiran

    Djangoo vs Molk
    cbb vs FLCL
    MMF vs Limi

    FLCL vs Djangoo
    Djangoo vs MMF
    FLCL vs MMF


    Tournament 9 - Immunities - DestinyUnknown - DTC
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    Tournament 10 - Klinklang, Roselia, Lanturn and Scolipede NU - FLCL - MMF
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    No bracket since MMF sucks [=


    Tournament 11 - Gen 5 Mechanics, Gen 4 Tier - FLCL - Djangoo
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    FLCL vs AlexArthur
    breh vs MMF

    FLCL vs MMF


    Tournament 12 - Monocolour - FLCL - MMF
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    Tournament 13 - PU - Demist - tennisace
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    Tournament 14 - Damaging Moves Only - Zebraiken - Keiran
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    EBeast vs. AlexArthur
    Omicron vs. MMF
    Keiran vs. Zeb

    Zeb vs. EBeast
    Zeb vs. Omicron
    Omicron vs. EBeast They never played as Omi had to leave.


    Tournament 15 - Nintendo Singles - Zebraiken - Djangoo
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    cbb vs FLCL
    Djangoo vs zeb

    zeb vs cbb


    Tournament 16 - NU Round 0 - Raseri - MMF
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    Tournament 17 - Word Team - Zebraiken - Raseri
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    Tournament 18 - DW NU - Raseri - MMF
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    Tournament 19 - No Switching - MMF - Raseri
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    Tournament 20 - BW2 NU - FLCL - DTC
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    Tournament 21 - BW2 NU 2.0 - cbb - Raseri
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    Tournament 22 - Restricted BW2 - Raseri - MMF
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  2. Django

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    Congratulations to NoLuckInvolved for winning the first test #Neverused Showdown!

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    Full2Half vs breh
    Luck vs NatGeo
    AlexArthur vs NoLuckInvolved
    Senegal vs MMF
    cbb vs Zeb

    cbb vs MMF
    Luck vs breh
    NoLuckInvolved vs BYE

    cbb vs NoLuckInvolved
    cbb vs Luck
    NoLuckInvolved vs Luck


    The rules specified that the top five Pokemon from last months 1337 stats were banned, these being Magmortar, Golem, Tangela, Sawk and Skuntank. Item Clause was also in effect, meaning no duplicate items could be used.

    Feel free to discuss possible future rulesets here, your input is very much appreciated.
  3. CrashinBoomBang

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    Well at least I placed 2nd. Dwebble the best.

    Anyway, I'd really approve of a monotype with 1 or 2 wildcards thrown in (and possibly weather/damp rock banned because rain will be strong as hell).

    Also, Choice Items on every Pokemon. That's always fun.
  4. Full2Half

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    Lets do nothing from the top 75 in the 1200 stats. I think it would be interesting to see how the weaker guys do.
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    I completely am on board for an all Choice items challenge and a usage based one as well. We could also do a mono-color challenge. (Woo came in 4th)
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    One of the problems Django and I are trying to iron out through a trial period is the time when these mini-tournaments are hosted. As of now, they appropriately accommodate most of the #neverused community - the eastern coast USA, western coast USA, and Europe. However, some of these times might not be good for other Pokemon. I realize that we can't accommodate everyone, but it'd be nice if we could do that for as much people possible. So, if you have trouble making it to most of these tournaments because of your timezone, please tell, and we will try to fix that. No promises, though.

    Another thing I want to have before we start the "real thing" is numerous hosts. 5 isn't that much, and I can guarantee you that sometimes not even one of them will be be on/active, or they might not feel up for hosting a tournament at that time for whatever reason. Please PM Django if you're interested, but keep in mind that this is a commitment - don't bother asking to be a host if you're rarely ever going to host a tournament.

    Anyways, I liked the turnout of the first tournament, even though I wasn't really there to see it. It had an interesting rule-set and lots of participants. Let's keep that up! I will start hosting tournaments on Thursday.

    Also, thank you Django for taking initiative and starting this.
  7. No Luck Involved

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    I suggest having less serious rules like 'not allowed to use pokemon starting with a letter in your forum name' (I see you used it in the OP :D) or 'use pokemon of your favourite colour'. It may give some people an advantage but that's part of the fun and everyone can be proud of their unique team and feel great if they win.
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    It'd be best if we had a healthy blend of the two. Serious ones aim to find something out in the NU metagame; less serious are mainly for fun, although the good side affect of finding something out in the NU metagame can occur through less serious ones.

    Also, I bet that almost everyone would say that their "favorite" color is red just for access to Pokemon such as Braviary, Charizard, and Emboar.
  9. No Luck Involved

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    lol ;) I'm sure there are some out there who want to have a blast with their own favourites and some who are really competitive, it would put a fun spin on things. And it doesn't have to be strict either, Emboar could be brown too or blue because of the shiny version!
  10. Django

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    I would tend to agree, both types of theme are viable and provide different challenges for the player.

    Also, I tentitavely updated the schedule to 5 PM EST on weekdays, 8 PM EST on Saturday and 2PM EST on Sundays. This should accomadate most timezones, but is definitely still up for discussion.
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    bs make them 6pm EST at least. 5PM EST is like 8am for us OCN's
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    Hmmm the problem is it starts to become late for Europeans, perhaps it could alternate between 4 an 6 PM on weekdays? There is also the option of making the Saturday one something like 10 PM EST.
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    Nah, saturdays are good, maybe a little later on sundays?
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    I agree with alternating between 4 and 6 PM on weekdays.
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    Saturday should be later in my opinion, and an alternating time on weekdays is a good thing since some people(me) can't be on at the same time every day. I'll make sure to participate in as many of these as possible!
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    well if its later on Saturday that means its Sunday morning/midday for us OCN's so that would be convenient.
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    Congratulations to Zebraiken for winning the second #Neverused Showdown!

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    LuckOverSkill vs NoLuckInvolved
    FLCL vs AlexArthur
    MMF vs Zeb
    AgentDell vs cbb

    cbb vs AlexArthur
    NoLuckInvolved vs Zeb

    cbb vs Zeb

    Each player was randomly assigned two Pokemon from #50 to #150 in the standard usage stats, and in addition there was no WiFi Clause. These are the Pokemon people got:

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    AlexArthur - Linoone Buterfree
    MMF - Kingler Octillery
    Zeb - Whirlipede Floatzeal
    NoLuckInvolved - Banette Wailord
    cbb - Purugly Kadabra
    FLCL - Swalot Cacturne
    LuckOverSkill - Throh Omanyte
    AgentDell - Dunsparce Basculin


    Also cbb has made both finals so far and lost both. A serial choker perhaps? It does not bode well for his Smogon Tour last 16 chances. Go ahead and bitch about your Pokemon here...

    There will be another Showdown tomorrow, with a different host! Be sure to join #neverused
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    wtf mmf got octillery how did he lose
    I need to participate in the next one of these !_!
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    rocks+taunt gg
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    I am having trouble finding #neverused. I search for it and I get an empty server where I am an OP.

    I don't think that should be the case.
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    This link will take you directly you #neverused, and there should be a challenge there in a few hours.
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    you guys pick horrible times for me to participate
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    We had an interesting restriction today: Only Not fully evolved Pokemon were allowed to be used, and the item Eviolite was banned.

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    parpar356 vs alexarthur parpar356 was disqualified
    shnen vs natgeo
    keiran vs noluckinvolved
    steamroll vs raikaria


    noluckinvolved vs natgeo
    alexarthur vs steamroll

    noluckinvolved vs steamroll


    Is it hax or is there really no luck involved? User NoLuckInvolved has won his second #neverused showdown!
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    For anyone who is interested here is the log of the first finals.

    Good to see another host doing this, and some more interesting rules going on. Keep participating guys, lets try and get a 12 or 16 man tour tomorrow.
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