art by the excellent Blue Frog Welcome to the final 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 CAP (jas61292) v Social Media (MikeDecIsHere) Português (zdrup15) v Community Mentoring (Redew) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) CAP (2) v (5) Social Media Ubers: sparktrain v Edgar OU 1: Animus Majulous v chimpact OU 2: DetroitLolcat v Sork UU: JigglykongisFUM16 v Omfuga RU: QueenOfLuvdiscs v MikeDecIsHere NU: viperfang4 v aim (pokeaim) Randbats: jas61292 v ICB (IceyCold) Português (4) v (2) Community Mentoring XY Ubers: Brazilian Army (I am BR Army) v Aenonar XY OU: Destiny Device v horyzhnz XY OU: Zxut v Jukain XY UU: WhiteQueen v Calloflochie XY RU: Havor (Ren-chon) v EonX XY NU: zdrup15 (zdrup) v scorpdestroyer Randbats: DD. (ljdarkrai) v Lady Salamence standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Social Media (9-5-0)  Community Mentoring (7-7-0)  Português (7-7-0)  CAP (5-9-0) Emerald Group Trivia (Sunako) v Monotype (Nani Man) Neverused (Raseri) v Italiano (The Quasar) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Trivia (5) v (1) Monotype Ubers: Phil v Anttyaz (Anttya) OU 1: Logic. v fail_at_battling OU 2: Scarfnaut (Scarf Wynaut) v Articuno I (Death on Wings) UU: Dudeman130498 v Omega-Xis14 RU: Paleo (Machmush47) v Sae Sae (Sae) NU: Axamin v CapnSlinky Randbats: Coronis v Nani Man Neverused (4) v (2) Italiano Ubers: Soulgazer v Lord Elyis OU 1: FLCL v Inflikted OU 2: Sinclair v Mix UU: Afro Smash v Tricking RU: SilentVerse v The Quasar NU: Orphic v galbia Randbats: tennisace v trev standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Neverused (10-3-1)  Italiano (9-5-0)  Monotype (4-10-0)  Trivia (4-9-1) Onyx Group Rarelyused (barton) v Wifi (Darnell) Challenges (Bean) v Anime and Manga (Kostitsyn) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Rarelyused (4) v (3) Wifi Ubers: kingmidas v Angeela OU 1: Azumarill v Hairy Ambipom (Hairy Toenail) OU 2: Pearl. v snakeindagrass UU: The Leprechaun v Cranham RU: atomicllamas v smelliott NU: barton v slayerx725232 Randbats: Lyto v Antto Challenges (5) v (1) Anime and Manga Ubers: skysolo14 v HunterXLegend OU 1: AM v Crestfall OU 2: Silver Tail (Haunted Silver) v LeLaura UU: denarianknight v Kochi3 RU: The Bravest Bird v Segmr NU: TONE114 v Kostitsyn Randbats: Jumi v Jlakay23 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Rarelyused (10-4-0)  Wifi (9-5-0)  Anime and Manga (6-8-0)  Challenges (3-11-0) Amber Group Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (Osiris) v Deutsche (asgdf) Meteor Falls (Vacate) v Underused (CoolStoryBrobat) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (1) v (4) Deutsche Ubers: Neptis v Resolut! OU 1: Axal v bluri OU 2: Scotteh v kloshitt (kloshitteroladelo) UU: TDFactor (Factor) v asgdf RU: useless trainer v soTsoT NU: Kim il Saturn v Panoma555 Randbats: raPtorLegend (raptor) v silver99 Meteor Falls (1) v (3) Underused Ubers: jrp v King UU OU 1: HYDRO IMPACT v Kushalos OU 2: LordBlah v dingbat UU: Otter Power v st123 (xMarth) RU: Tentacruel<3 v Kitten Milk (Pleasure Kitten) NU: Vacate v ~Volbeatdown~ Randbats: Jellicent v Sage of the 6 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Underused (11-3-0)  Deutsche (6-7-1)  Meteor Falls (5-6-3)  Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (3-9-2) Amethyst Group Doubles (Audiosurfer) v Roleplaying (Formerhope) Español (Astyanax) v Health & Fitness + Sports (jdarden) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Doubles (4) v (3) Roleplaying Ubers: Steeljackal<3 (Steeljackal) v Death God Anubis (Lucario Anubis) OU 1: Mizuhime v Cheek Pouch OU 2: Lohgock v Gallade Lv. ✘ (gallade lv x) UU: offler v Blue Kitteh RU: Robert Alfons v Skitty NU: xzern v Zester Randbats: Audiosurfer v Formerhope Español (4) v (1) Health & Fitness + Sports Ubers: paquito98 v Stolen Identity OU 1: Alastor Law v Jetpack OU 2: NocturOP v jdarden UU: ImSNT v h_n_g_m_n RU: XenoBlade911 v Jason588 NU: Dylan1244 v The Shnitzel Randbats: Licor43 v WaterBomb standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Español (8-5-1)  Doubles (7-7-0)  Roleplaying (6-7-1)  Health & Fitness + Sports (6-8-0) Sapphire Group Other Metagames (The Eevee General) v Scavengers + Battle Spot (Spydreigon) Game Corner (WintryCourtney) v Ubers (PROBLEMS) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Other Metagames (2) v (5) Scavengers + Battle Spot Ubers: TheBurgerKing99 v Updated Kanto OU 1: asterat v flarz OU 2: Adrian Marin (adrian marin bh) v Cyllage UU: Peef Rimgar v z0mOG RU: Ranger Mike v Feliburn NU: unfixable v Montsegur Randbats: w0rd v BEEEEEEEANS Game Corner (2) v (3) Ubers Ubers: Neart v Hack OU 1: Modeling Clay v Dice OU 2: EpicNikolai v Tesung UU: Eeveelution Lover (Brrandon) v Sweep RU: forwardrewind v -Tsunami- NU: Saverdien v Versace Python Cased Randbats: 2Lou4u (Loudicolo) v Kebabe standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Other Metagames (9-4-1)  Ubers (7-6-1)  Scavengers + Battle Spot (7-7-0)  Game Corner (4-10-0) Ruby Group Tournaments (Scene) v Free Time (Champion Albert) Overused (MattL) v The Studio (Evir) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Tournaments (5) v (2) Free Time Ubers: DontStealMyPenguin (loughborough) v Villarulez18 OU 1: TheEpicBro v Champion Albert OU 2: Vaporeon for Ubers v AceStarThe3rd UU: luka pucko v Kitty Cratt RU: Scene v Glistering Aeon NU: FireMage v HydroMaster1 Randbats: Antemortem v Test2017 Overused (4) v (3) The Studio Ubers: Dallaren v LordBanks OU 1: ben gay v Se7en Lions OU 2: Leftiez v Trickzio (Escavalier) UU: A Terrakion v MrMagicbuzz RU: Jaiho (The Jaiho) v ArabianSpring (Julie) NU: The Goomy v Evir Randbats: Valentine v iSmooths standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Overused (8-5-1)  Tournaments (7-6-1)  Free Time (6-7-1)  The Studio (5-8-1) Quartz Group Old Gens (ashiemore) v Mafia (Transmuter) Français (Meridian) v Competitive Tutoring (Royalty) matchups (Move your mouse to reveal the content) matchups (open) matchups (close) Old Gens (3) v (2) Mafia Ubers: Piexplode v Mob Boss OU 1: Bedschibaer v superstarsrock OU 2: Meteordash v rssp1 UU: Data_Overload v Drookez RU: CaterpieFlow (I'm a Genesect) v cxinlee NU: Blue53 v Snaquaza Randbats: Faint v ajhockeystar Français (1) v (5) Competitive Tutoring Ubers: majaspic22 v brokenwings (brokenwingsx) OU 1: Myogui v Trinitrotoluene OU 2: Vohlt v Rob. UU: Eaarth' v Royalty RU: Kanap£sh (kanapesh) v Wepwn NU: dfmetal v Tyler0 Randbats: Luckstard. (BahaWin) v DaAwesomeDude1 standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) standings (open) standings (close)  Competitive Tutoring (12-1-1)  Français (9-3-2)  Old Gens (2-9-3)  Mafia (2-12-0) This week ends Sunday 28th September (one week from now) at midnight EST. Enjoy!