With the Smogon Shoddy Server forthcoming, the tour will be reestablished. It is obviously going to be different from before, being that we only have one generation at the moment, (NetBattle will not be used) so I'd like to start some discussion on how you guys would like to see things run. As of now, I intend to continue with the format used in Season 5: * Frequency: 2 contests per week - one Saturday night (I propose 8:00pm EST), one Sunday afternoon (I propose 2:00pm EST). * Structure: 32 man, or 24 man if 32 players cannot be recruited. Single Elimination * Point System: (assumes a win in the round listed) 32 man R1 - 1 R2 - 2 R3 - 3 R4 - 5 R5 - 7 24 man R1 - 1 R2 - 2 Round Robin Finals Finalists - 4 Winner - 6 -3 points in all cases for leaving or being disqualified at the discretion of the host. * General Rules: You MUST battle with your Forum nickname There are no subs No stalling allowed (this means you are not allowed to take forever in between turns) If you have won, you must PM the host of the tournament that you have won No complaining during the tour about any rules or having bad luck No hassling the hosts If you join you must stay until the tour is over or until you lose You must sign up on the forums There is a 15 minute time limit per round. A host will enforce this rule, if you go past the limit the host will award the win to the person they think has the best advantage. Breaking ANY rule is grounds for instant disqualification. Be sure to follow ALL rules. They are here for you to see, there are no excuses. If you break ANY of these rules you will be awarded -3 points for the week and you will not be allowed to join another tour for that week. If you break another rule you will lose 3 more points and you will be banned from entering the tour the following week. PP Ups should be on by default unless BOTH players want them off. No OHKO moves No Evasion moves Sleep Clause Species Clause Freeze Clause DP Specific Rules: Abide by the Smogon Tier list Anything else we decide. I am also going to be looking for a minimum of 4 hosts who will commit to being present at tours on Saturday or Sunday. On-call hosts will be appointed from Smogon regulars who consistently play in the tour so that we never run into a situation where nobody is around to get things going. So, please post your suggestions (start times, rules, etc.)! If you are interested in hosting, please post that as well... however I do not believe any decisions will be made about that right away. Very excited to get this started up again!