art by the wonderful Blue Frog Welcome to the first week of the group stages of the Pokemon Showdown Premier League! The format of this tournament is simple: if you're familiar with the soccer World Cup, it's identical (as we were lucky enough to get 32 teams signed up). Anyway, the idea is that there's eight groups, with four teams in each. Within each group, the four teams face each of the other three teams in their group once. After three weeks, the teams will be ranked (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss). The top two teams advance from their groups, while the rest are eliminated. Now we'll have sixteen teams - two from each group. Each group winner will play a second-placed team from another group, in a straight knockout format. After all eight matches in this round are over, the knockout format continues into a quarter-finals -> semi-finals -> finals. Matches will be in standard Smogon tiers, so challenge your opponent in those. Obviously, play on PS. Series are best of one. Basic tournament rules - you absolutely should read this, especially if you're new to forum tournaments required reading (Move your mouse to reveal the content) required reading (open) required reading (close) Sportsmanship: don't be an ass. Not to your opponents, not to your team, not on PS, not on Smogon, not to me. The punishment for this could be a server ban (which means an instant loss for you), forum infraction or disqualification. Think before you type, please. Activity wins and scheduling: Contact your opponent as quickly as possible on their Smogon wall, and look out for them on PS too. Unfortunately, I'll have to make some activity calls - I'll be making these based on activity posts (make these detailed, please, and explain why you deserve an activity win) and VM conversations, so be active and schedule as early as you can with your opponent. Use VMs and you will be fine. No extensions, sorry. Disconnections and timer: a timer loss is a loss. No ifs, no buts. If you disconnect and your opponent's nice enough to replay that's fine, but they're free to take the win. Ghosting and identity: don't take or give battle advice or make moves based on the suggestions of others, and don't pretend to be someone else in order to play as them. You will be caught and you will be disqualified. Don't be silly. Substitutions: managers, you're free to sub in players for inactive ones at any stage. Subs are taken from your /roomauth list. This follows the same requirements for legitimacy as your starting 7, so be aware. I'll accept substitutions from the manager and any roomowner. ALL MATCHES CAN NOW BE PLAYED! Matchups! The format is Smogon name (PS name, if different): Topaz Group Community Mentoring (Redew) 4 - 3 CAP (jas61292) Português (zdrup15) 2 - 5 Social Media (MikeDecIsHere) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Community Mentoring (4) v (3) CAP Ubers: Aenonar v Tadasuke OU 1: Andrew v Animus Majulous OU 2: Jukain v DetroitLolcat UU: Calloflochie v wh0sy0urpapa RU: EonX v QueenOfLuvdiscs NU: scorpdestroyer v viperfang4 Randbats: Lady Salamence v Elite Lord Sigma Português (2) v (5) Social Media Ubers: Zxut v Edgar OU 1: DD. (LJDarkrai) v chimpact OU 2: molgeraa v MikeDecIsHere UU: Brazilian Army (I am BR Army) v Omfuga (Omfuga's Back) RU: Havor (Ren-chon) v HiddenPowerFlying NU: zdrup15 (zdrup) v aim (pokeaim) Randbats: The Deceiver v ICB (IceyCold) Emerald Group Trivia (Sunako) 2 - 4 Neverused (Raseri) Italiano (The Quasar) 4 - 3 Monotype (Nani Man) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Trivia (2) v (4) Neverused Ubers: Phil v Soulgazer OU 1: Logic. v FLCL OU 2: Scarfnaut (Scarf Wynaut) v Sinclair UU: Dudeman130498 v Afro Smash RU: Paleo (Machmush47) v SilentVerse NU: Axamin v Zebraiken Randbats: Coronis v tennisace Italiano (4) v (3) Monotype Ubers: Safes v floe (aquas0und) OU 1: Inflikted v Anttyaz (Anttya) OU 2: Mix v Articuno I (Death on Wings) UU: Tricking v Sae Sae (Sae) RU: The Quasar v Auburn NU: silver97 v Dirpz Randbats: trev v Omega-Xis14 Onyx Group Challenges (Bean) 1 - 6 Rarelyused (barton) Wifi (offler) 3 - 4 Anime and Manga (Kostitsyn) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Challenges (2) v (5) Rarelyused Ubers: skysolo14 v kingmidas OU 1: AM145 v Capteon OU 2: Silver Tail (Haunted Silver) v Leer UU: denarianknight v atomicllamas RU: The Bravest Bird v migzoo NU: TONE114 v Azumarill Randbats: Zodiax v Tidal Waltz Wifi (3) v (4) Anime and Manga Ubers: Angeela v HunterXLegend OU 1: Hairy Ambipom (Hairy Toenail) v Crestfall OU 2: snakeindagrass v LeLaura UU: Cranham v 500938ful RU: smelliott v Segmr NU: slayerx725232 v Kostitsyn Randbats: Antto v Jlakay23 Amber Group Meteor Falls (Vacate) 2 - 4 Deutsche (asgdf) Underused (CoolStoryBrobat) 6 - 1 Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (Osiris) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Meteor Falls (2) v (4) Deutsche Ubers: jrp v uglycheater OU 1: HYDRO IMPACT v bluri OU 2: LordBlah v Baharoth (teamtesting4) UU: Otter Power v asgdf RU: Tentacruel<3 v soTsoT NU: Vacate v kloshitt (kloshitteroladelo) Randbats: Jellicent v Fairy Fee Underused (6) v (1) Cafe Le Wow + TVBF Ubers: King UU v Neptis OU 1: Kushalos v Axal OU 2: dingbat v Iggy (GooberSmash) UU: Yifeng (Bob the Bro) v TDFactor (Factor) RU: Bouffalant (bouff) v HeterosexualZekrom NU: sniperaim v Kim il Saturn Randbats: senegal v raPtorLegend (raptor) Amethyst Group Español (Astyanax) 4 - 2 Roleplaying (Formerhope) Health & Fitness + Sports (jdarden) 3 - 4 Doubles (Audiosurfer) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Español (4) v (2) Roleplaying Ubers: paquito98 v Death God Anubis (Lucario Anubis) OU 1: Alastor Law v Nitroshock6 OU 2: Axel10 v Kiba Roserade (Cheek Pouch) UU: ImSNT v Luke_Hatake RU: XenoBlade911 v Skitty NU: Dylan1244 v Zester Randbats: shal v Formerhope Health & Fitness + Sports (3) v (4) Doubles Ubers: Jetpack v Steeljackal<3 (Steeljackal) OU 1: Imanalt v Mizuhime OU 2: Stolen Identity v Lohgock UU: h_n_g_m_n v Laga RU: Jason588 v Robert Alfons NU: Drift Wizard v xzern Randbats: WaterBomb v Audiosurfer Sapphire Group Scavengers + Battle Spot (Spydreigon) 3 - 4 Ubers (PROBLEMS) Game Corner (WintryCourtney) 1 - 6 Other Metagames (The Eevee General) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Scavengers + Battle Spot (3) v (4) Ubers Ubers: Updated Kanto v PROBLEMS OU 1: MythTrainerInfinity v Dice OU 2: Cyllage v Tesung UU: z0mOG v Sweep RU: uu iz da shizzle v -Tsunami- NU: Montsegur v ßasedVictory Randbats: Queez v Kebabe Game Corner (1) v (6) Other Metagames Ubers: WintryCourtney v TheBurgerKing99 OU 1: Modeling Clay v asterat OU 2: EpicNikolai v Adrian Marin (Adrian Marin BH) UU: Eeveelution Lover (Brrandon) v AWailOfATail RU: forwardrewind v Seismitoad NU: Saverdien v Hollywood Randbats: 2Lou4u (Loudicolo) v w0rd Ruby Group Free Time (Champion Albert) 4 - 3 The Studio (Evir) Overused (MattL) 4 - 3 Tournaments (Scene) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Free Time (4) v (3) The Studio Ubers: Villarulez18 v LordBanks OU 1: Champion Albert v Se7en Lions OU 2: AceStarThe3rd v Trickzio (Escavalier) UU: Kitty Cratt v MrMagicbuzz RU: Glistering Aeon v ArabianSpring (Julie Hetfield) NU: HydroMaster1 v Evir Randbats: Test2017 v iSmooths Overused (4) v (3) Tournaments Ubers: Dallaren v DontStealMyPenguin (loughborough) OU 1: ben gay v Vaporeon for Ubers OU 2: fingerscrossed v CP3MVP UU: sugarhigh v luka pucko RU: Jaiho (The Jaiho) v Scene NU: The Goomy v FireMage Randbats: shartruce2 v Antemortem Quartz Group Français (Meridian) 5 - 2 Mafia (Transmuter) Competitive Tutoring (Royalty) 5 - 1 Old Gens (ashiemore) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Français (5) v (2) Mafia Ubers: majaspic22 v Mob Boss OU 1: Gros Orteil v superstarsrock OU 2: Unam€D (unamed) v rssp1 UU: Meridian v Drookez RU: dfmetal v cxinlee NU: Adyctif (Pam) v Snaquaza Randbats: Luckstard. (BahaWin) v ajhockeystar Competitive Tutoring (5) v (1) Old Gens Ubers: Royalty v Piexplode OU 1: Trinitrotoluene v Bedschibaer OU 2: Rob. v inFluenceIV UU: EyanZ v Data_Overload RU: Wepwn v CaterpieFlow (I'm a Genesect) NU: Tyler0 v Blue53 Randbats: DaAwesomeDude1 v Faint This week ends Sunday 14th September at midnight EST. It's really two weeks long, because of the tier shifts. Enjoy!