PSPL II: Group Stages Week 2

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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
  • 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 (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
[3] Social Media (5-2-0)
[3] Community Mentoring (4-3-0)
[0] CAP (3-4-0)
[0] Português (2-5-0)

Emerald Group

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)
[3] Italiano (4-3-0)
[3] Neverused (4-2-1)
[0] Monotype (3-4-0)
[0] Trivia (2-4-1)

Onyx Group

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
[3] Rarelyused (5-2-0)
[3] Anime and Manga (4-3-0)
[0] Wifi (3-4-0)
[0] Challenges (2-5-0)

Amber Group

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)
[3] Underused (6-1-0)
[3] Deutsche (4-2-1)
[0] Meteor Falls (2-4-1)
[0] Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (1-6-0)

Amethyst Group

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
[3] Doubles (4-3-0)
[3] Español (4-2-1)
[0] Health & Fitness + Sports (3-4-0)
[0] Roleplaying (2-4-1)

Sapphire Group

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
[3] Other Metagames (6-1-0)
[3] Ubers (4-3-0)
[0] Scavengers + Battle Spot (3-4-0)
[0] Game Corner (1-6-0)

Ruby Group

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
[3] Free Time (4-3-0)
[3] Overused (4-3-0)
[0] The Studio (3-4-0)
[0] Tournaments (3-4-0)

Quartz Group

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
[3] Français (5-2-0)
[3] Competitive Tutoring (5-1-1)
[0] Mafia (2-5-0)
[0] Old Gens (1-5-1)
This week ends Sunday 21st September (one week from now) at midnight GMT +1 (NOT EST). Enjoy!
 
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