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RU Battle of the Week (Week 8 Battle posted!)

Discussion in 'BW RU' started by EonX, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. EonX

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    Approved by Molk and Oglemi

    Hello, and welcome to RU Battle of the Week! Every week, you, the community, will be able to create a matchup for everyone to enjoy. Any matchup is possible and it's all up to you! Ever wondered who would come out on top if SilentVerse went up against DittoCrow? Could the defensive synergy of EonX-'s teams hold up against the versatility of Molk's? You want a particular matchup, you can make it all happen right here.

    • What is this for?
    This mainly is for the newcomers to RU so they can see some of the best minds in RU at work. However, the veterans also have something to prove as they can show off to everyone just how good they really are! This can also let the experienced RU players show off their creativity with movesets, Pokemon, etc. Who knows, you may see a future top threat being used in one of the battles.

    • How does it work?
    This thread will work in a 3-phase format; 1st phase voting, 2nd phase voting, and the battle. The process will repeat every week (more or less) Here, I will detail each step of the process:

    1st phase voting: in this phase, each member of the community will be able to vote for 3 fellow community members that they would like to see in the battle at the end of the week. This stage of the process will take place from Monday-Wednesday (or the first 3 days after the battle from the previous week if we get off schedule a little) with voting ending at around 7 or 8 PM EST on Wednesday (or the 3rd day) The 10 people with the most votes will then be put up on a ballot of sorts to start the next part of the process. Ties for 10th will be included.

    2nd phase voting: in this part of the process, everyone will vote for the 1 person on the ballot they most want to see in a battle. This will take place on Thursday and Friday (or the two days after the ballot is posted) with voting ending at about 9 PM EST Friday (or the 2nd day after the ballot is posted) when the 2 with the most votes are announced. These will be the 2 participants in that week's battle. Should there be a tie for 2nd, all of those in the tie will be put in a "runoff" of sorts on Saturday (day after the votes are tallied for this phase) Otherwise, the time for the battle on Sunday will be announced on Saturday at some point by myself or one of the two participants.

    Battle: of course, the most important part of it all; the battle. At some point on Sunday (a time agreed upon by the two participants) the battle will take place on PS. Anyone able to make the battle time is more than welcome to watch the battle, but fear not! If you aren't able to make it, one of the participants will post a replay of the match in this thread so you can watch it for yourself! Also, both participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts about the battle and talk about things such as crucial turns in the battle, when the battle was won and lost, and anything else they feel might be important for us to know. After this, the cycle will repeat itself for next week! Do note that the 2 participants in the battle that week will be ineligable to be voted for in the voting for the next week's battle. This will hopefully keep the battles from getting too boring ^-^

    • What do I get out of it?
    As mentioned in the introduction, everyone gets something out of this. Newcomers get to see battle strategies that the experienced players use in practice rather than just in the threads around here. Experienced players get to show off their creativity and see who the best may be. And, of course, we all get a good battle to watch (or be a part of) every week!

    • Rules and Miscellaneous Info
    There are a couple of key things to keep in mind. First, and foremost, please don't spamvote. As the main goal of this thread is to help newcomers better understand what goes through the minds of experienced players in battle, it would be detrimental to pit 2 people who don't have much RU experience against each other. The other is important as well to ensure we aren't forced to skip battles. If your name ends up on the 10-person ballot when the 2nd phase voting begins and you know you won't be available for the battle that week, please post in this thread to say so. We understand if things come up, but it will run smoother if we know on the front end so all the voters know what's going on and if someone won't be available for the battle that week. And as a final note, please don't vote for yourself during any voting phase. It's community driven, so other members of the community should want to see you battle, not just yourself! ^-^

    Matchup History:

    Week 1: Nails vs. august (august won 2-1)

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ru-44321531 - game 1
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ru-44324469 - game 2
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ru-44326015 - game 3

    Week 2: SilentVerse vs. Hot N Cold (Hot N Cold won 2-1)

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-41793 - game 1
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-41796 - game 2
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-41799 - game 3

    Week 3: ShakeItUp vs. Molk (ShakeItUp won 2-1)

    http://oriserver.psim.us/battle-ru-45150 - game 1
    http://oriserver.psim.us/battle-ru-45153 - game 2
    http://oriserver.psim.us/battle-ru-45155 - game 3

    Week 4: DittoCrow vs. Oglemi (DittoCrow won 2-1)

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-47062 - game 1
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-47066 - game 2
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-47071 - game 3

    Week 5: complete legitimacy vs. New Breed

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-48462
    other two games weren't saved to replays

    Week 6: atomicllamas vs. Wepwnemon (atomicllamas won 3-0)

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-50033 - game 1
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-50034 - game 2
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-50035 - game 3

    Week 7: Texas Cloverleaf vs. Silvershadow234 (Texas Cloverleaf won 3-1)

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-51336 - game 1
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-51338 - game 2
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-51339 - game 3
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-ru-51340 - game 4
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  2. EonX

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    So with that, 1st phase voting for week 1 may now begin!
  3. Nails

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    if I can't vote for myself, Molk
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    atomicllamas and TROP like this.
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    *facepalm* don't know how I didn't mention it, but yeah, voting for yourself isn't allowed... will edit that in right away. anyway, on to my votes:

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    Battle of the week should be only played with fun teams and more when grand slam ru is soon :eek: also if you wanna watch serious battle on any tourney just check big tourneys n_n so i'm voting to:

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    yanma vs mightyena lgi
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    ShakeItUp for sure.

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    , since he has the the least number of posts and i want to see how good he is.

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