With the full ruleset finally out for public viewing, team preview has been confirmed to be turned on in the upcoming VGC. Originally, VGC 2011 style battles were played assuming team preview would be on, like it is for most other battle modes. However, after hearing some testimony confirming it would be off in the Battle Competition by default, followed by a statement from Mike Liesik saying the decision to turn it on or off was up to him, we decided to turn it off on the simulator ladders, pending confirmation from TPCi either way. It has since been turned back on for the Skarmbliss ladder and for all future tournaments. One major, incontrovertible plus to having team preview on is that it makes it much simpler to host genuine VGC battles on the cartridges independent of the actual tournament. Wifi battles cannot be held without team preview at all, and IR battles are level 50 all, which ruins some sets such as lv. 1 Endeavor Whimsicott. Reactions to playing with team preview have been mixed. Some dislike team preview because it destroys the lead metagame, others praise it because it reduces the luck factor from lead matchups. Anyway, please discuss.