It has come to my attention that it was bleep who didn't show and not gk. Sorry, gk. The match will be gk vs Chris and the winner will play Hip. Alright! The first round seems to have been a huge success and I can only mention how disappointed I am that I've been so busy lately. Unfortunately I didn't get to see any of the action besides my own disappointing battle. Alas, it seems all has gone well except for a few judgment calls I've had to make right now. First, I'm giving SSBM roy the benefit of the doubt and giving him the win over Arrowz. Secondly I'm giving bleep the benefit of the doubt and saying that it was gk that was away too much. That being said, chaos suggsted I sub someone in. I subbed in Sir Chris over bleep. The winner of gk vs Sir Chris, which has a deadline of around 3 days (in which case of bleep doesn't show Chris wins), will play Hipmonlee. I'll ask for Hip's patience in this matter (still a random luck of the draw pairing). That being said, we're on to round 2! Let's continue to make some Pokemon history! SPOTLIGHT MATCHES Hollister (PokeRealm) vs chaos (Smogon) Hey guys remember what happened last time someone from PokeRealm beat chaos? Well let's see what happens in this next match! We have one of PokeRealm's best going up against chaos. Will PokeRealm win again and spread it all over their forums (Yeah, Zero, I know you apologized, but you'll never live that down =)) or will chaos have his revenge? Aeolus (PokeRealm) vs WootyMcWoot (Groudon's Volcano) While both of these players may be lesser known to the Smogon crowd, but are really quite good. To put it simply, this should be quite a good match from the 'Smogon jr. site' crowd! imperfectluck (PokeRealm) vs AK (IGN) Holy shit. Both of these players are pretty damn good, but might be somewhat unknown to many Smogon people due to the frequency and which they battle. I assure you this will be a great match to watch. Glalie (Smogon) vs Articuno64 (Smogon) It has Glalie in it so it must be an amazing match. I bet Arti will use Heracross! And the rest of the pairings... 0mastar (Groudon's Volcano) vs AfTeRsHoCk (PokeRealm) fm (Smogon) vs Kikuichimonji (Smogon) flyquaza (PalletTown) vs Hill (Pokeland) Fuzion (Smogon) vs Cerberus (Smogon) aragornbird (Smogon) vs Fool_Hi (IGN) LSM (Groudon's Volcano) vs Cheesy Queso (UUSF) cloud (Smogon) vs Eat My Short (Brazil Fórum Server) Full Metal (Smogon) vs Acura (Smogon) MoP (Smogon) vs Redwall (Smogon) Pressure The Great (PokeRealm) vs a2tarheel (GameFAQs) haxubers (Smogon) vs mtg (Smogon) salami1 (PokeRealm) vs Vineon (Smogon) Loki (Smogon) vs Basics (Groudon's Volcano) Cromat (Smogon) vs Voodoo (Smogon) homsar (Smogon) vs Devilkid (Smogon) Doomsday (Smogon) vs Nowster (Nintendo NSider) Rex Iudeorum (Smogon) vs Altmer_Bulbasaur (Smogon) Hot Nikkels (PokeRealm) vs Obi2Kenobi (Smogon) Hipmonlee (Smogon) vs Sir Chris (Smogon) Trey15 (Smogon) vs jpchato (Smogon) Warthog (Smogon) vs Skslobkilla (Bleepland) spies (UUSF) vs Pidgeot500 (Smogon) Bob the Builder (Smogon) vs choop (UUSF) NZ-1337 (Smogon) vs 0rz (UUSF) Eagle (Smogon) vs psychup2034 (Marriland) Jackal (Smogon) vs peter_pan (Smogon) husk1442 (PokeRealm) vs Noobster (Smogon) TheNewGuy (Smogon) vs SSBM roy (UUSF) The Deadline for this round is two weeks from now. That is Sunday, January the 15th. Please get your battles done so this is easy for me. Good luck and may the Smogon be with you.