Well alright, the long wait is over. Smogons downtime came at an inopportune time as far as this tournament is concerned but everything is finally sorted out. I present to you the first round. Rules -ADVANCED MODE -Single Elimination -No Ubers (No Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Wobbuffet/Wynaut, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys [All Forms]) -Sleep Clause -Freeze Clause -Species Clause -Self-KO Clause -No OHKO/Evasion based moves -XD moves will be allowed -Unrated/PP Ups optional Pairings USA Central VS Canada zfs vs cloud SSBMRoy vs Dragon_Hawk Lesm46 vs homsar Aeolus vs Jackal ToP vs DragonDance Roy vs skarm Nate vs Articuno64 Sanders vs Pokemon Professor TIEBREAKER: Lesm46 vs Jackal USA Central Subs: undecided Canada Subs: Basics, Alamaster Asia VS South America husk vs Batistutu goofball vs Mizuno (Mizuno in for Soujiro) Veteran in Love vs Hill Cromat vs Conker Groudon80 vs Anyone MoP vs Yu-Ri-Oh (Yu-Ri-Oh in for 180.ROGER) DEADLINE Vapicuno vs HairyPimp Council vs Mosh Asia Subs: Anomalous, Raikou21 South America Subs: Yu-Ri-Oh, Mizuno Europe West VS USA West Thunda vs Noobster Havak vs gdpt (Havak in for shiny) Dynamo vs Floppy Hazerider vs Obi2Kenobi Pikapete vs Syberia 0mastar vs ls DanDan vs Warthog Doomsday vs Batpig Europe West Subs: Havak, Big Boss USA West Subs: Zerowing, Chicken Europe East VS USA East Nowster vs Holyknight Lexay vs Black Leather Jacket DEADLINE Picollo vs Giga_Punch (substituted in for chaos) Ulti vs gotei(13) Hyorinmaru Devilkid vs Riou (subbed in for SirChris) DEADLINE Cerebrus vs meddle DEADLINE peter_pan vs Justin8649 Mekkah vs Bugsy23 TIEBREAK peter_pan vs BLJ Europe East Subs: Siphai, el_B USA East Subs: Giga_Punch, Riou It takes 5 wins of the 8 battles to advance to the second round. In the case of a 4-4 tie, each team will choose a representative (not necesarily the captain) to compete in a tiebraker match. Captains are responsible for PMing me if they need to sub someone out. The deadline for this round is TWO WEEKS from today, Friday, September 8, 2006 at 4:00pm EDT, a time that should work for all timezones. However, I trust you all to get your battles done as soon as possible by PMing you opponent and arranging something. Feel free to post predictions/smack talk in this thread. Scores can be posted here also and/or pmed to me on the forums. Good luck to all participants, and FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY! PS: Canada is the best.