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PSPL II: Group Stages Week 1

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by scene, Sep 1, 2014.

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  1. scene

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    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 (open)

    • 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):

    [​IMG]Topaz Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Community Mentoring (4) v (3) CAP[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Português (2) v (5) Social Media[​IMG]

    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)

    [​IMG]Emerald Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Trivia (2) v (4) Neverused[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Italiano (4) v (3) Monotype[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Onyx Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Challenges (2) v (5) Rarelyused[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Wifi (3) v (4) Anime and Manga[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Amber Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Meteor Falls (2) v (4) Deutsche[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Underused (6) v (1) Cafe Le Wow + TVBF[​IMG]

    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)

    [​IMG]Amethyst Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Español (4) v (2) Roleplaying[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Health & Fitness + Sports (3) v (4) Doubles[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Sapphire Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Scavengers + Battle Spot (3) v (4) Ubers[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Game Corner (1) v (6) Other Metagames[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Ruby Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Free Time (4) v (3) The Studio[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Overused (4) v (3) Tournaments[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Quartz Group[​IMG]
    matchups (open)
    [​IMG]Français (5) v (2) Mafia[​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]Competitive Tutoring (5) v (1) Old Gens[​IMG]

    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!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
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  2. TheBurgerKing99

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    Contacted my opponent, waiting for response
  3. antemortem

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    contacted opponent

    someone pray for Free Time
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  4. soulgazer

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    ey PROBLEMS see u in finals :]

    Phil (contacting him, needed a link to his profile)
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  7. scene

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    matt pointed out that OU players aren't affected by shifts (which I'd missed), so you guys can go crazy as well
  8. Logic

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  9. TheBurgerKing99

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    If I may say so, OM room is going to win every randbat.

    Word is OP
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    There doesn't seem to be any group of death (gj on your part Scene), just one hella stacked team in each group...can't wait to get out of group and get raped in the elimination stages
  13. -Tsunami-

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    this is lookin like a snackwrap
    dont worry cased ill make sure u dont choke in the playoffs...
    also dont worry ru room ill make up for ur failures and bring pride to the community bop...
    contacted
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  14. Lasagne

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    im just wondering why user: uu iz da shizzle is playing ru

    nu room has this ez.
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    I have contacted my future opponent (Tesung) accordingly.
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    Contacted. It's time.
  18. Luka~

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    Contacted opponent, will battle on scheduled dates.
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    I lost against my opponent which was Tidal Waltz from the Rarely Used room (Onyx Group) gg n_n
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    Contacted. #TheHypeIsReal
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    Or maybe this is looking like another team managed by Problems is being lead towards failure bop.....
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    lost to antemorem gg, luvdisc is fast :(
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    Yassss I'm fired up!!!!!!!!
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