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Official Tournament Smogon's Official Ladder Tournament IV - Cycle 2 Signups

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Quite Quiet, Aug 8, 2017.

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    Welcome to Cycle 2 of Smogon's Official Ladder Tournament. Please make sure to read the rules of the tournament carefully; there has been some format changes you have to be aware of. If your sign-up post does not follow the rules explained below, it will be deleted. This Cycle will run for 8 days and will end around Wednesday, August 16th at 03:00 GMT+0.

    After an eventful first cycle...

    Here are the specifics:

    1. The host of this tournament is Quite Quiet. We will be using the regular Pokemon Showdown SM OU ladder for this tournament, not a new one. This will ensure maximum activity and competition.

    2. The qualification period for the OLT will run for a total of 4 cycles with 8 days per cycles. After each 8 day cycle, the top 8 accounts that appear on the leaderboard (using ELO) at the end of the cycle with the sign-up criteria explained in #3 below will qualify for the playoffs of the OLT. Playoffs will be a best of three, seeded double elimination tournament. Playoffs will be seeded based on the first ELO you qualified with. Tiebreaks when two players have equal ELO will be done with their W-L ratio. If you reset your W-L at any point after laddering, you will lose this tiebreak. The ladder is not reset after each cycle, only alts are (meaning you create new alts after each cycle).

    We are currently in CYCLE 2, which means that after 8 days [ending on Wednesday, August 16th at 03:00 GMT+0], the top 8 accounts that signed up for this tournament following the proper sign-up criteria explained in #3 below will be qualified for the eventual playoffs of the OLT.

    3. In order to sign-up for the OLT, FOLLOW THE SIGN-UP FORMAT BELOW AND REGISTER YOUR FRESHLY MADE ALT(S) ON POKEMON SHOWDOWN USING THE FORMAT BELOW:

    [LT42#] ForumNameHere - the "#" denotes a letter of your choosing, and "ForumNameHere" obviously denotes your forum name. You are allowed up to 3 alts total for this cycle, each of which must follow the aforementioned format.

    Here's an example sign-up post for you all to follow:


    YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH YOUR FRESHLY MADE ALT BEFORE STARTING BATTLES WITH IT. Your alt must be registered on the day of sign-ups or onwards to prevent people from registering an account beforehand and laddering with it to gain and unfair advantage. It's very easy to check when an account was registered and we will be checking to make sure people comply. You will be allowed to include 2 to 3 alts in your sign-up for each cycle. You will not be allowed to edit these alts after you include them in your initial sign-up for any given cycle. By the way, make sure to register your LT alt on Pokemon ShowDown!. We've had to deal with people who got their account registered by someone else because they were unprotected. It is advised that you once you sign up here, you immediatly register the accounts on PS afterwards.

    4. Once you make the top 8 and qualify (this does not mean making the top 8 at any given point during the cycle, it means being in the top 8 at the end of the cycle), you’re qualified for playoffs. You are free to ladder any other week you wish. However, making the top 8 more than once won’t give a player anything other than personal satisfaction and bragging rights. If a person qualifies again during a week after their initial qualification, the newly qualified account will be skipped and the next unqualified account will be selected from the leaderboard to participate in the tournament.

    5. To quote Aldaron here, the intent of the project this time is increase ladder activity and quality. If we set up set time periods that were always Monday - Sunday, we estimated we would primarily see activity boosts at the end. By shifting, we hope it, even on a minor level, helps spread activity which in turn translates to a more spread increase in activity, as opposed to just on the weekends.

    6. In the case of one person having more than one account in the top during any given cycle, their highest ranked account will be the one to qualify and the duplicates will be skipped. Let's say one person in the top holds positions #1, #2 and #3 on the ladder during cycle 1 with the alts he signed-up with. In this scenario, #1 will be the only account of theirs to qualify and #2 and #3 will be skipped over because they are the same person as #1. In this same scenario, position #4 on the ladder will be the second qualifier of the cycle and so on.

    7. Given that this is a ladder tournament, many of you are likely thinking there are ways people can cheat the system. We are aware of these issues and have been working with Zarel to monitor and patrol instances of cheating. Any person found cheating will be subject to strict punishments.
    To add onto that: if we have a reason to believe you forfeited a game to boost a friend's account, you will be sanctionned.

    Good luck to everyone! Again, this is Cycle 2 of Smogon's Official Ladder Tournament. Please make sure to read the rules of the tournament carefully. If your sign-up post does not follow the rules explained above, it will be deleted. This Cycle will run for 8 days and will end on Wednesday, August 16th at 03:00 GMT+0.
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    Cycle 1 Top 8

    Rank #1: Leftiez
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41M Leftiez
    ELO: 2178
    GXE: 87.4
    Total Games: Reset

    Rank #2: Blackoblivion
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41X Oblivion
    ELO: 2177
    GXE: 83.8
    Total Games: Reset

    Rank #3: HQuaze
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41Z HQuaze
    ELO: 2174
    GXE: 85.5
    Total Games: Reset

    Rank #4: Zokuru
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41A Zokuru
    ELO: 2171
    GXE: 84.9
    Total Games: Reset

    Rank #5: Hiye
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41B Hiye
    ELO: 2170
    GXE: 87.7
    Total Games: 145 | Wins: 105 | Losses: 40
    W/L Ratio: 72.41%

    Rank #6: imsosorrylol
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41c sorry
    ELO: 2170
    GXE: 85.5
    Total Games: Reset

    Rank #7: Googly
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41K Googly
    ELO: 2167
    GXE: 87.1
    Total Games: 130 | Wins: 95 | Losses: 34
    W/L Ratio: 73.08%

    Rank #8: ABR
    Qualified Cycle # Name: LT41B ABR
    ELO: 2164
    GXE: 89.0
    Total Games: 109 | Wins: 84 | Losses: 25
    W/L Ratio: 77.06%
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    Regarding the cycle 1 deadline format: We tried something different, in the hopes that people would obsess less over the time leading up to the deadline. If you've paid any attention you know this backfired, and the opposite happened. Everyone obsessed more than ever about the deadline. This was not the intended effect of the change, so in the interest to keep the tournament running we will use a slightly modified version of last years format, which accounts for less cycles overall, for now.

    However, after the fourth cycle's conclusion, we would like to start up a conversation with the tournament community at large about this. During the week I've personally had several interesting talks about this issue with various people, so while this didn't work out, I do not think that the original purpose cannot be accomplished in some way regardless.
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