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PSPL II: Semifinals

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by scene, Oct 13, 2014.

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  1. scene

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    Welcome to the semifinals 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.
    Matchups format: Smogon Name (PS name if different)
    Standings format: [points] Team Name [wins-losses-dead games]

    [​IMG] Final group standings [​IMG]
    standings (open)
    [​IMG]Topaz Group[​IMG]
    [9] Social Media (14-7-0) (MikeDecIsHere)
    [6] Português (11-9-1) (zdrup15)
    [3] Community Mentoring (9-11-1) (Redew)
    [0] CAP (7-14-0) (jas61292)

    [​IMG]Emerald Group[​IMG]
    [9] Neverused (14-5-2) (Raseri)
    [6] Italiano (13-7-1) (The Quasar)
    [3] Trivia (9-10-2) (Sunako)
    [0] Monotype (5-15-1) (Nani Man)

    [​IMG]Onyx Group[​IMG]
    [9] Rarelyused (14-7-0) (barton)
    [3] Wifi (13-8-0) (Darnell)
    [3] Challenges (8-12-1) (Bean)
    [3] Anime and Manga (7-13-1) (Kostitsyn)

    [​IMG]Amber Group[​IMG]
    [9] Underused (14-4-3) (CoolStoryBrobat)
    [6] Deutsche (10-8-3) (asgdf)
    [3] Meteor Falls (6-9-6) (Vacate)
    [0] Cafe Le Wow + TVBF (4-13-4) (Osiris)
    [​IMG]Amethyst Group[​IMG]
    [9] Español (12-6-3) (Astyanax)
    [6] Doubles (11-10-0) (Audiosurfer)
    [3] Roleplaying (9-11-1) (Formerhope)
    [0] Health & Fitness + Sports (7-12-2) (jdarden)
    [​IMG]Sapphire Group[​IMG]
    [7] Ubers (10-8-3) (MAJISTRATE)
    [6] Scavengers + Battle Spot (12-9-0) (Spydreigon)
    [4] Other Metagames (11-9-1) (The Eevee General)
    [0] Game Corner (6-13-2) (WintryCourtney)

    [​IMG]Ruby Group[​IMG]
    [9]
    Overused (12-8-1) (MattL)
    [6] Tournaments (12-8-1) (Scene)
    [3] Free Time (8-12-1) (Champion Albert)
    [0] The Studio (8-12-1) (evir)

    [​IMG]Quartz Group[​IMG]
    [9]
    Competitive Tutoring (17-2-2) (Royalty)
    [6] Français (10-8-3) (Vinc2612)
    [3] Old Gens (5-11-5) (ashiemore)
    [0] Mafia (4-15-2) (Transmuter)

    [​IMG] Matchups [​IMG]

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

    Ubers: Tricking v NocturOP
    OU 1: Inflikted v Alastor Law
    OU 2: Mix (Mixxx) v Ecuacion
    UU: Livio v ImSNT
    RU: The Quasar v Chano
    NU: galbia v Dylan1244
    Randbats: trev v Licor43

    [​IMG]Wifi (4) v (3) Competitive Tutoring[​IMG]

    Ubers: Cranham v brokenwings
    OU 1: Hairy Ambipom (hairy toenail) v Trinitrotoluene
    OU 2: snakeindagrass v Rob.
    UU: adilbilal (adil) v EyanZ
    RU: smelliott v Psychotic
    NU: slayerx725232 v Royalty
    Randbats: Darnell v DaAwesomeDude1
    This week ends Sunday the 19th of October (one week from now) at midnight EST. Enjoy!
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    Competitive Tutoring VS Competitive Tutoring
    Competitive Tutoring VS Competitive Tutoring
    hehehe
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    LET'S GO COMPETITIVE TUTORING!! GL HF WIFI :]
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    GO Español, gl hf Italiano
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    Go Italiano and Go Wifi!!! Gl hf everyone!
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    Good luck Wifi!
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    Gl and Go Español,Gl for Italiano as well.
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    Español, have fun.
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    HOW ARE WE STILL IN THIS?
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    Predicting Italiano vs Competitive Tutoring for finals
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    LOL
  14. slayerx725232

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    I AGREE WITH SHGELDZ: HOW ARE WE STILL IN THIS? PLS FIX Scene. Anyways, best of luck to EVERYONE in this tour, was a fun ride for all of us and it damn well better stay that way.
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    I was just kidding don't be cruel :(
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    Subbing myself in for Axel10 oO

    Hf Italiano, we'll have some awesome matches, as always :P
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    Confirming lost, gg Darnell (pls carry again team ;~;)
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    Just posting here to say I contacted cause i forgot to mention lol
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    competitive tutoring for finals!

    italy too i guess
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