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The World Cup of Pokemon IV - Round 1

Discussion in 'World Cup of Pokemon' started by Jackal, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. Jackal

    Jackal I'm not retarded I'm Canadian it's different
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    After much deliberation, and a fair share of drama, we are finally here...the qualifying round of the World Cup of Pokemon IV. The stage is set, and 14 teams from around the globe will now duke it out to ultimately determine which nation can claim the honour of best in the world.

    The final rosters can be viewed here

    The format for this round can be found here

    The rules of the tournament can be found here

    With that out of the way, I want to wish every team good luck. Let's make this thing an instant classic :) Battles are to be completed by Sunday, July 5th, 2009. On this day, we will freeze the divisions and then calculate the points based off of the standings as they sit. Battles that are not completed will NOT have a winner declared, and will simply not count in deciding final standing. (Exceptions may be granted if proof can be shown that one user was clearly avoiding the battle / severely inactive. We will use our discretion). But I expect captains to stay on top of their players and ensure they are all getting ALL their battles done, as it will be tough to make the top 8 if you are not even ensuring every battle gets completed!

    Furthermore, if by Sunday, June 28, 2009 you have not completed at least one battle, I will force the captain to sub you out. I will NOT accept inactivity.

    Now, for the big deal: the divisions.

    In trying to preserve the integrity of the tournament, we assembled the divisions so that each team plays each other team at least once, most teams play each other twice, and in rare cases teams will play each other three times. We assembled these with numbers, and then randomized the teams and players to each number. It is unforntunate that the math did not work out perfectly as it did last year, but with 14 teams we had to work with what we had. At any rate, we managed to keep the random pairings while still ensuring that teams did not have unfair advantages.

    The divisions for the qualifying round can be found here. You will notice each division is a venue based in a city around the world, this is simply for effect and does not mean anything significant.

    ***A note on lag/disconnects***

    We toyed with the idea of a server specifically dedicated to the World Cup, but for various reasons it was deemed to be a pretty unnecessary idea. However, use common sense. If the lag on Smogon is too great, or you feel it will DC you, there are other options for servers, specifically CAP. Also, ensure you ALWAYS meet your opponent on the Smogon server first to ensure there is no identity theft. If I hear of anything like that I will disqualify your entire team in a heartbeat. Don't do it.

    One last thing, this year we have decided to take a more "fluid" approach to the rosters, so captains can make adjustments to the roster as they see fit. If you sub a player out BETWEEN rounds, he may be subbed back in at a later time. If you sub a player out DURING a round (meaning the player has an active, uncompleted pairing), that player cannot be subbed back in at a later time.

    So that's everything, feel free to post predictions and smack talk, but let's try to keep the personal attacks out of this. Let's have a good tournament, good luck everyone! Be sure to join #worldcup on irc.synirc.net for live chat!

    FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!

    PS: azn threepeat? ya ok
  2. Shiv

    Shiv mostly harmless
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    Yeah!

    Rosters page will work soon, chill.

    Also, lets get this show on the road!
  3. Havak

    Havak I'm the Best. You're a Towel.
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    UK win.
  4. Bad Ass

    Bad Ass bring me coffee or tea
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    yes
    ohmigod its up

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH




  5. SoT

    SoT Yes please!
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    Nice division I have here, good luck to the fellow westerners. n__n
  6. Olie

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    New Dehli and Brooklyn look like a good show.
    So does Rome
  7. Loki

    Loki like seashells
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    US CENTRAL NIGHTMARE
  8. Stone_Cold

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    Ima smoke SoT harder then Teddi smokes that blunt.
  9. Shiv

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    new delhi is always awesome, heh.
  10. Duskie

    Duskie Boats n Hoes

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    Teddy seems to be toking lightly.This looks promising..
  11. august

    august free the robots
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    i was excited for this then i saw my division
  12. remlabmez

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    yay finally
  13. matty

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    Man Loki, you got probably the toughest group m8.

    In all honesty, there isn't a softball group among the listing and that is what we are looking for =]
  14. Coronis

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    Oceania can't be beat.
  15. FM

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    wtf, hipmonlee plays pokemon?
  16. Taylor

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    UK came joint second last year, and this year we'll win the whole thing!

    Good luck to everyone in the tournament.

    I like the look of my group!
  17. Lady Bug

    Lady Bug 銀時 ☆彡 King of the Dessert ☆彡 銀時
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    For some reason the pairings page doesn't work for me, but someone told me my division so it's all good. Good luck everyone.
  18. Brawley

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    Yeah Los Angeles, also Mekkah won't beat be this year.
  19. Imran

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    How did Flax not make the German team???

    EDIT: LR, you got a tough group!
  20. Bad Ass

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    my sentiments exactly, imran
  21. Jimbo

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    Man poor Loki and Earthworm ... err poor people playing earthworm/loki's division.

    Jabba take down Loki. Good luck everyone playing!
  22. Kevin Garrett

    Kevin Garrett is a competitor
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    Look out Berlin, Germany. :)
  23. Lunar Solstice

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    Awesome! I see epic matches all over. GL to all teams but mostly to US Central.
  24. reyscarface

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    Ouch, hard group for me. GL everyone, lets do this!
  25. rojo23

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    Those sly germans probably sub him in on an unexpected moment gaining points due to confused opponents.
    You can say alot about them but they certainly know how to use some team strategy!
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