art by the superb Blue Frog Welcome to the second 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. Matchups format: Smogon Name (PS name if different) Standings format: [points] Team Name [wins-losses-dead games] Topaz Group Community Mentoring (Redew) v Social Media (MikeDecIsHere) Português (zdrup15) v CAP (jas61292) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Community Mentoring (3) v (4) Social Media Ubers: Aenonar v Edgar OU 1: horyzhnz v chimpact OU 2: Jukain v Sork UU: Calloflochie v Omfuga RU: EonX v MikeDecIsHere NU: scorpdestroyer v aim (pokeaim) Randbats: Lady Salamence v ICB (IceyCold) Português (5) v (2) CAP XY Ubers: Zxut v sparktrain XY OU: DD. v Animus Majulous XY OU: Brazilian Army (I am BR Army) v DetroitLolcat XY UU: WhiteQueen v wh0sy0urpapa XY RU: Havor (Ren-chon) v QueenOfLuvdiscs XY NU: zdrup15 (zdrup) v viperfang4 Randbats: The Deceiver v jas61292 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Social Media (5-2-0)  Community Mentoring (4-3-0)  CAP (3-4-0)  Português (2-5-0) Emerald Group Trivia (Sunako) v Italiano (The Quasar) Neverused (Raseri) v Monotype (Nani Man) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Trivia (2) v (5) Italiano Ubers: Phil v Lord Elyis OU 1: Logic. v Inflikted OU 2: Scarfnaut (Scarf Wynaut) v Mix UU: Dudeman130498 v Tricking RU: Paleo (Machmush47) v galbia NU: Axamin v silver97 Randbats: Coronis v trev Neverused (6) v (1) Monotype Ubers: Soulgazer v floe (aquas0und) OU 1: FLCL v fail_at_battling OU 2: Sinclair v Articuno I (Death on Wings) UU: Afro Smash v Omega-Xis14 RU: SilentVerse v Sae Sae (Sae) NU: Zebraiken v Dirpz Randbats: tennisace v Anttyaz (Anttya) standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Italiano (4-3-0)  Neverused (4-2-1)  Monotype (3-4-0)  Trivia (2-4-1) Onyx Group Challenges (Bean) v Wifi (Darnell) Rarelyused (barton) v Anime and Manga (Kostitsyn) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Challenges (1) v (6) Wifi Ubers: skysolo14 v Angeela OU 1: AM145 (AM) v Hairy Ambipom (Hairy Toenail) OU 2: Silver Tail (Haunted Silver) v snakeindagrass UU: denarianknight v Cranham RU: The Bravest Bird v smelliott NU: TONE114 v slayerx725232 Randbats: Zodiax v Darnell Rarelyused (5) v (2) Anime and Manga Ubers: kingmidas v HunterXLegend OU 1: Azumarill v Crestfall OU 2: Pearl. v LeLaura UU: The Leprechaun v Kochi3 RU: atomicllamas v Segmr NU: barton v Kostitsyn Randbats: Lyto v Jlakay23 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Rarelyused (5-2-0)  Anime and Manga (4-3-0)  Wifi (3-4-0)  Challenges (2-5-0) Amber Group Underused (CoolStoryBrobat) v Deutsche (asgdf) Meteor Falls (Vacate) v Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (Osiris) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Underused (5) v (2) Deutsche Ubers: King UU v Resolut! OU 1: Kushalos v bluri OU 2: dingbat v kloshitt (kloshitteroladelo) UU: st123 (xMarth) v asgdf RU: Kitten Milk (Pleasure Kitten) v soTsoT NU: ~Volbeatdown~ v Panoma555 Randbats: Sage of the 6 v silver99 Meteor Falls (3) v (2) Cafe Le Wow + TVBF Ubers: jrp v Neptis OU 1: HYDRO IMPACT v Axal OU 2: LordBlah v Scotteh UU: Otter Power v TDFactor (Factor) RU: Tentacruel<3 v useless trainer NU: Vacate v Kim il Saturn Randbats: Jellicent v raPtorLegend (raptor) standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Underused (6-1-0)  Deutsche (4-2-1)  Meteor Falls (2-4-1)  Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (1-6-0) Amethyst Group Health & Fitness + Sports (jdarden) v Roleplaying (Formerhope) Español (Astyanax) v Doubles (Audiosurfer) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Health & Fitness + Sports (3) v (4) Roleplaying Ubers: Stolen Identity v Death God Anubis (Lucario Anubis) OU 1: Jetpack v Cheek Pouch OU 2: jdarden v Gallade Lv. ✘ (gallade lv x) UU: h_n_g_m_n v Blue Kitteh RU: Jason588 v Skitty NU: The Shnitzel v Zester Randbats: Imanalt v Formerhope Español (4) v (3) Doubles Ubers: paquito98 v Steeljackal<3 (Steeljackal) OU 1: Alastor Law v Mizuhime OU 2: NocturOP v Lohgock UU: ImSNT v Laga RU: XenoBlade911 v Robert Alfons NU: Dylan1244 v xzern Randbats: Licor43 v Audiosurfer standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Doubles (4-3-0)  Español (4-2-1)  Health & Fitness + Sports (3-4-0)  Roleplaying (2-4-1) Sapphire Group Other Metagames (The Eevee General) v Ubers (PROBLEMS) Game Corner (WintryCourtney) v Scavengers + Battle Spot (Spydreigon) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Other Metagames (3) v (3) Ubers Ubers: TheBurgerKing99 v PROBLEMS OU 1: asterat v Dice OU 2: Adrian Marin (adrian marin bh) v Tesung UU: Peef Rimgar v Sweep RU: Seismitoad v -Tsunami- NU: unfixable v ßasedVictory Randbats: w0rd v Kebabe Game Corner (3) v (4) Scavengers + Battle Spot Ubers: Neart v Updated Kanto OU 1: Modeling Clay v flarz OU 2: EpicNikolai v Cyllage UU: Eeveelution Lover (Brrandon) v z0mOG RU: forwardrewind v Feliburn NU: Saverdien v Montsegur Randbats: 2Lou4u (Loudicolo) v BEEEEEEEANS standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Other Metagames (6-1-0)  Ubers (4-3-0)  Scavengers + Battle Spot (3-4-0)  Game Corner (1-6-0) Ruby Group Tournaments (Scene) v The Studio (Evir) Overused (MattL) v Free Time (Champion Albert) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Tournaments (4) v (2) The Studio Ubers: DontStealMyPenguin (loughborough) v LordBanks OU 1: CP3MVP v Se7en Lions OU 2: Vaporeon for Ubers v Trickzio (Escavalier) UU: luka pucko v MrMagicbuzz RU: Scene v ArabianSpring (Julie) NU: FireMage v Evir Randbats: Antemortem v iSmooths Overused (4) v (2) Free Time Ubers: Tokyo Tom v Villarulez18 OU 1: ben gay v Champion Albert OU 2: fingerscrossed v AceStarThe3rd UU: Valentine v Kitty Cratt RU: Jaiho (The Jaiho) v Glistering Aeon NU: The Goomy v HydroMaster1 Randbats: shartruce2 v Test2017 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Free Time (4-3-0)  Overused (4-3-0)  The Studio (3-4-0)  Tournaments (3-4-0) Quartz Group Competitive Tutoring (Royalty) v Mafia (Transmuter) Français (Meridian) v Old Gens (ashiemore) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Competitive Tutoring (7) v (0) Mafia Ubers: brokenwings (brokenwingsx) v Mob Boss OU 1: Trinitrotoluene v superstarsrock OU 2: Rob. v rssp1 UU: Royalty v Drookez RU: Wepwn v cxinlee NU: Tyler0 v Snaquaza Randbats: DaAwesomeDude1 v ajhockeystar Français (4) v (1) Old Gens Ubers: majaspic22 v Piexplode OU 1: Gros Orteil v Bedschibaer OU 2: Unamed v Meteordash UU: Eaarth' v Data_Overload RU: dfmetal v CaterpieFlow (I'm a Genesect) NU: Adyctif (Pam) v Blue53 Randbats: Luckstard. (BahaWin) v Faint standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Français (5-2-0)  Competitive Tutoring (5-1-1)  Mafia (2-5-0)  Old Gens (1-5-1) This week ends Sunday 21st September (one week from now) at midnight GMT +1 (NOT EST). Enjoy!