The Studio on Pokemon Showdown Presents The Rap Battle Premier League! Contest Information: During the month of August, The Studio is hosting it’s own version of the Pokemon Premier League. Currently, The Studio hosts its weekly Rap Battles every Saturday @ 9PM EST. During these events, users rap against one another in chat to see who ultimately comes out on top. This contest will be exactly that. The users that participate will be selected by a public room to represent them in an effort to find out which room on Pokemon Showdown has the best rappers! Contest Procedure: Each room may select 2 users to represent them in the contest. These users do not necessarily have to be room staff. Regular users are allowed to enter as well. Once each room (that is competing) has reported the users that will represent them, a bracket will be constructed to determine which rooms will rap on which date. Each room will know which of the other rooms they are competing against, and who those rooms’ participants are. However, the participants will not know their first round opponents until the night on which they are chosen to rap. (In other words, each room will know which room they will be facing before the night that they’re supposed to rap, but participants themselves will not know which of the other rooms’ participants they will be facing off against.) The selected users must report to The Studio on their room’s designated day to rap. If the selected users are not in the room @ 8:45PM EST for Roll Call on the night that they are supposed to rap, they will be disqualified from competing that week. If their room moves onto the next round, they will be able to compete the following week. During the rap battles, Modchat + will be set. When it is time for each user to rap, they will be promoted to Room Voice and will rap for three minutes or less. Once they have completed their rap or have run out of time, they will be instantly demoted from Voice. (If a participant has global auth, they will be prompted to begin rapping by the host instead of being promoted to Room Voice.) After the raps from each participant in the round have concluded, the judges will determine which of the users will move onto the next round of competition. The winner of the final round will be the victor, and that room will move onto the next round of competition, along with the other rooms that have won previous weeks. Contest Registration: If your room would like to participate in The Rap Battle Premier League, you must do the following: Choose a Room Owner (#) to be your Team Manager. This will be the person responsible for communicating with the hosts. (The Team Manager may be a Moderator if no Room Owners are able to take the position.) Decide as a room which users will be representing you. These users do not have to be room staff. Once decided, your room’s Team Manager must message Albert (Champion Albert) or Strength (Neart) on Smogon with their list of participants, as well as what room they are representing. The bracket for Round 1 will be posted in a Smogon thread once all participating rooms have followed these steps. The final date to register will be Friday August 7th (@ 11:59:59 EST). After this date, rooms will no longer be able to enter the contest. Prizes: 3rd Place: This user will have their username (as well as the name of the room they’re representing) featured on the homepage of The Studio’s website 2nd Place: This user will have their username (as well as the name of the room they’re representing) featured in the room intro of The Studio (and above). 1st Place: This user will win a code for a $20 iTunes gift card (and above).