Point Buy Tournament II General Tournament Rules Signups Round 1 Round 2 co-hosted by Earthworm Logs of your battles must be sent to Earthworm. If you win and do not save the log, you risk your match being invalidated.. This event will test not only your skill at battling, but also your predictions, and your ability to build teams under strict guidelines. You will have a budget of ‘Points’ that you will be able to use to ‘Purchase’ Pokémon for use in your team. Not happy with your low Point total? Bet on other matches to try and get some more of those Points you love so much! The Rules This will be a single-elimination tournament Battles MUST be played on Shoddy Battle. Self-KO Clause Only Pokémon UU and below, or Pokémon bought, can be used Sleep Clause Freeze Clause Evasion Clause OHKO Clause Species Clause Battle Timeout must be ON No Scouting The Point System Each entrant will be given a starting grant of 300 Points. Over the course of the tournament, you will be using those Points to buy Pokémon to use. The Points can also be used for betting on matches, both your own, and those of others. Keep in mind that this will be a long tournament, though, and so don’t blow all your points at the start! Those that successfully manage their Points will have a large advantage in this competition. Buying Pokémon As the tournament progresses, there will be opportunities for you to purchase Pokémon from the OU and BL tiers. Every Pokémon in the OU and BL tiers has been assigned a Point value, as seen below. The value listed is for buying a Pokémon for 3 matches. If you want to buy a Pokémon for 2 matches, it only costs 80% (4/5) of the price. 1-use Pokémon are a mere half of the price listed. Keep in mind that a 3-match Pokémon bought before round 2 will expire after round 4, whether or not you used it in all of your matches! To purchase a Pokemon, send a PM to Earthworm before you play your match for that round stating which Pokemon you want to buy and for how many rounds. Prices These are based upon the usage statistics on the Standard Ladder in June. They will remain fixed throughout the tournament. All UU Pokemon may be used without being purchased. Prices (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Prices (open) Prices (close) Scizor: 250 Heatran: 225 Salamence: 220 Tyranitar: 180 Gyarados: 175 Gengar: 170 Jirachi: 170 Rotom-A: 170 Starmie: 165 Infernape: 160 Metagross: 155 Swampert: 145 Blissey: 125 Machamp: 120 Lucario: 120 Azelf: 115 Breloom: 115 Gliscor: 100 Flygon: 100 Skarmory: 95 Vaporeon: 95 Jolteon: 90 Suicune: 85 Dragonite: 85 Celebi: 80 Magnezone: 80 Zapdos: 75 Kingdra: 75 Togekiss: 70 Bronzong: 70 Forretress: 65 Aerodactyl: 65 Electivire: 60 Empoleon: 60 Weavile: 55 Dusknoir: 50 Ninjask: 50 Mamoswine: 50 Hippowdon: 50 Snorlax: 50 Umbreon: 40 Tentacruel: 40 Roserade: 40 Smeargle: 40 Porygonz 35 Heracross 30 Cresselia: 30 Abomasnow: 30 Crobat: 25 Gallade: 25 Froslass: 25 Yanmega: 25 Shaymin: 20 Honchkrow: 20 Raikou: 15 Staraptor: 10 Betting You will be required to make a bet on yourself against the House every round. You must make a bet of exactly 50 points on yourself each round. This is to ensure you always have at least 100 points going into a round. You may also choose to bet on matches you are not a part of, if you like. First of all, all bets made on other matches must be exactly 50 Points, no less, no more. When you bet on a match, you will pick who you think will win the match. After the round, all the bets from which you earned points from will give you a certain number of points based on the number of bets on each player in the match. Bets may be made publicly (in-thread), or privately (by PM). Even private bets, however, will be announced in-thread by Earthworm or myself, but we will not announce the name of the better, just the amount, and on who. Points for players: Code: Arin 947 Gouki 854 Delta 2777 600 Seafunks 421 Delko 400 Aqueos 384 Bobtheball4 370 Bartman101 353 fitzy72 350 GARCHOMP 346 Agammemnon 341 undisputed 339 ENZ0 323 San_Pellegrino 322 reyscarface 312 Thorns 311 kd24 309 Bread 294 KnightoftheWind 289 IBanez 284 Master of the Six Kings 280 DarkLucario 249 DaPlayaFlow 219 Fluffy Bird 217 G80 212 legendary_07 204 Lakers 177 zach the great 160 Justinawe 157 Yondie 122 Limitless 113 danmantincan 105 If you believe we have made a mistake, please PM Earthworm IMMEDIATELY. Pairings (Bracketmaker) undisputed vs G80 KnightoftheWind vs Justinawe Bartman101 vs Master of the Six Kings reyscarface vs DarkLucario danmantincan vs Aqueos Limitless vs DaPlayaFlow zach the great vs Thorns - coin flip, bets are refunded on this match kd24 vs Bread - activity, bets are refunded on this match IBanez vs Yondie San_Pellegrino vs Gouki Delta 2777 vs GARCHOMP Delko vs Bobtheball4 - Delko is DQed, bets are refunded on this match Lakers vs Arin fitzy72 vs ENZ0 - by forfeit, bets are refunded on this match Agammemnon vs Seafunks - activity, bets are refunded on this match Fluffy Bird vs legendary_07 This round's deadline is the 25th of August. You do not need to send in a betting PM if you are only betting the 50 point minimum on yourself.