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The World Cup of Pokemon V - Round 1

Discussion in 'World Cup of Pokemon' started by Jackal, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. Jackal

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    Welcome all to the finest international Pokemon competition on the planet, the World Cup of Pokemon. This year, 16 teams are vying for the glorious title of World Champions. Will anyone usurp last years champions, Oceania? Let's find out. Onto the first round!

    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

    Round 1 Spreadsheet

    Divisions

    All players in the starting 8 of a roster were placed in a division of 4 battlers. Every team plays every other team at least once, and no team plays any other team more than twice. Furthermore, no 3 teams will appear in a division together twice. By this I mean if one division is Canada, Asia, West, UK, another division will not be Canada, Asia, West, South. Each team plays each of the other 15 teams once and 9 of the other 15 teams twice, and the teams you face twice were all selected randomly. Furthermore, all members of the team were inserted randomly into the divisions once I set out the format in the above manner.

    I went out of my way to ensure everything was played out like that to ensure fairness and preserve the integrity of the tournament.

    Deadlines

    Now, all battles are to be completed by Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at midnight EST. At this time, the divisions will be frozen and the points will be calculated based off 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. I have the final say on all decisions of this matter). I figure that three weeks is more than enough time, and I will take no excuses what so ever. I expect all Captains to nag their players to get their battles done if they are being active, and make substitutions as necessary, that is your job.

    Furthermore, if by Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at midnight EST you have not completed at least one battle, I will force the Captain to sub you out. I will NOT accept inactivity. I don't want people sitting around, I want people being proactive. The reason the first round is so long is so teams can actually take some time to collaborate in their irc channel and help each other with teams and strategies. It is not this long so you can sit around and not battle until 5 days before the deadline. I am sure I have made myself clear :)

    So let's get to it, shall we? ;)

    Pairings

    The divisions for the first round can be found here.

    For reference:

    full list of pairings (open)

    Berlin, Germany
    Aeroblacktyl vs SoT
    Aeroblacktyl vs tito
    Aeroblacktyl vs Sebastian
    SoT vs tito
    SoT vs Sebastian
    tito vs Sebastian

    Roma, Italy
    Haldar vs CTI
    Haldar vs Xiang
    Haldar vs Kevin Garrett
    CTI vs Xiang
    CTI vs Kevin Garrett
    Xiang vs Kevin Garrett

    Sydney, Australia
    Conflict vs [K-12] The Madchine
    Conflict vs nagai
    Conflict vs Nachos
    [K-12] The Madchine vs nagai
    [K-12] The Madchine vs Nachos
    nagai vs Nachos

    Montreal, Canada
    Jackal vs Sanji_93
    Jackal vs WhiteQueen
    Jackal vs _Flygon_
    Sanji_93 vs WhiteQueen
    Sanji_93 vs _Flygon_
    WhiteQueen vs _Flygon_

    New Dehli, India
    Sapientia vs Shinigami
    Sapientia vs supermarth64
    Sapientia vs reachzero
    Shinigami vs supermarth64
    Shinigami vs reachzero
    supermarth64 vs reachzero

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    apologies vs Krack
    apologies vs jumpluff
    apologies vs Stone_Cold22
    Krack vs jumpluff
    Krack vs Stone_Cold22
    jumpluff vs Stone_Cold22

    Houston, USA
    Maniaclyrasist vs Kefka
    Maniaclyrasist vs Mosh
    Maniaclyrasist vs Eo Ut Mortus
    Kefka vs Mosh
    Kefka vs Eo Ut Mortus
    Mosh vs Eo Ut Mortus

    Barcelona, Spain
    Philip7086 vs Tyrano
    Philip7086 vs franky
    Philip7086 vs KD24
    Tyrano vs franky
    Tyrano vs KD24
    franky vs KD24

    Paris, France
    Earthworm vs Deep Thought
    Earthworm vs Private
    Earthworm vs Scofield
    Deep Thought vs Private
    Deep Thought vs Scofield
    Private vs Scofield

    Madrid, Spain
    goofball vs Colchonero
    goofball vs BlueBlur
    goofball vs Aldaron
    Colchonero vs BlueBlur
    Colchonero vs Aldaron
    BlueBlur vs Aldaron

    Mexico City, Mexico
    hanke vs Ashley Young
    hanke vs sasu
    hanke vs MetaNite
    Ashley Young vs sasu
    Ashley Young vs MetaNite
    sasu vs MetaNite

    Tokyo, Japan
    remlabmez vs Rurushu
    remlabmez vs Heist
    remlabmez vs Itchni
    Rurushu vs Heist
    Rurushu vs Itchni
    Heist vs Itchni

    New Jersey, USA
    Malfunction vs Mizuno
    Malfunction vs Stigmata
    Malfunction vs Stallion
    Mizuno vs Stigmata
    Mizuno vs Stallion
    Stigmata vs Stallion

    Detroit, USA
    marioland vs SilentEcho
    marioland vs Iconic
    marioland vs Reyscarface
    SilentEcho vs Iconic
    SilentEcho vs Reyscarface
    Iconic vs Reyscarface

    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Huntofthelion vs Lonelyness
    Huntofthelion vs G80
    Huntofthelion vs B-Lulz
    Lonelyness vs G80
    Lonelyness vs B-Lulz
    G80 vs B-Lulz

    Seattle, USA
    M Dragon vs vashta
    M Dragon vs DarkLynx
    M Dragon vs Cristall
    vashta vs DarkLynx
    vashta vs Cristall
    DarkLynx vs Cristall

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Stathakis vs The_Chaser
    Stathakis vs skarm
    Stathakis vs ENZ0
    The_Chaser vs skarm
    The_Chaser vs ENZ0
    skarm vs ENZ0

    Phoenix, USA
    TAY vs Grind_Pantera
    TAY vs PurpleWeezing
    TAY vs Plus
    Grind_Pantera vs PurpleWeezing
    Grind_Pantera vs Plus
    PurpleWeezing vs Plus

    Wellington, New Zealand
    giara vs Limitless
    giara vs YTP
    giara vs Quantum Mechanics
    Limitless vs YTP
    Limitless vs Quantum Mechanics
    YTP vs Quantum Mechanics

    Munich, Germany
    joshe vs Joel
    joshe vs Bad Ass
    joshe vs Scimjara
    Joel vs Bad Ass
    Joel vs Scimjara
    Bad Ass vs Scimjara

    Toronto, Canada
    Binabik vs husk
    Binabik vs DawnBringer
    Binabik vs imperfectluck
    husk vs DawnBringer
    husk vs imperfectluck
    DawnBringer vs imperfectluck

    Beijing, China
    Fallen Alice vs Atticus
    Fallen Alice vs JabbaTheGriffin
    Fallen Alice vs -Mind-
    Atticus vs JabbaTheGriffin
    Atticus vs -Mind-
    JabbaTheGriffin vs -Mind-

    New York, USA
    Blue_Tornado vs TrunksRDT
    Blue_Tornado vs Rewer
    Blue_Tornado vs Lady Bug
    TrunksRDT vs Rewer
    TrunksRDT vs Lady Bug
    Rewer vs Lady Bug

    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Royal Flush vs DarkLucario
    Royal Flush vs DaPlayaFlow
    Royal Flush vs Loki
    DarkLucario vs DaPlayaFlow
    DarkLucario vs Loki
    DaPlayaFlow vs Loki

    Los Angeles, USA
    alex vs LinIsKorean
    alex vs Hipmonlee
    alex vs 6A9 Ace Matador
    LinIsKorean vs Hipmonlee
    LinIsKorean vs 6A9 Ace Matador
    Hipmonlee vs 6A9 Ace Matador

    Dublin, Ireland
    Kinneas vs Zephir
    Kinneas vs Light-Kun
    Kinneas vs locopoke
    Zephir vs Light-Kun
    Zephir vs locopoke
    Light-Kun vs locopoke

    Miami, USA
    panamaxis vs GARLIC
    panamaxis vs Taylor
    panamaxis vs LiNAInVeRsE
    GARLIC vs Taylor
    GARLIC vs LiNAInVeRsE
    Taylor vs LiNAInVeRsE

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    matty vs Havak
    matty vs Duskie
    matty vs FM
    Havak vs Duskie
    Havak vs FM
    Duskie vs FM

    London, England
    Sage Abdul vs Justinawe
    Sage Abdul vs Sarenji
    Sage Abdul vs Gouki
    Justinawe vs Sarenji
    Justinawe vs Gouki
    Sarenji vs Gouki

    Denver, USA
    LoveDestiny vs Mien.
    LoveDestiny vs Cost
    LoveDestiny vs twash
    Mien. vs Cost
    Mien. vs twash
    Cost vs twash

    Marseille, France
    Arin vs Malekith
    Arin vs legendary_07
    Arin vs Lake
    Malekith vs legendary_07
    Malekith vs Lake
    legendary_07 vs Lake

    Boston, USA
    Blue Kirby vs pi face
    Blue Kirby vs eaglesrock
    Blue Kirby vs Twist of Fate
    pi face vs eaglesrock
    pi face vs Twist of Fate
    eaglesrock vs Twist of Fate


    c/pable prediction format (open)
    Berlin, Germany
    Aeroblacktyl
    SoT
    tito
    Sebastian

    Roma, Italy
    Haldar
    CTI
    Xiang
    Kevin Garrett

    Sydney, Australia
    Conflict
    [K-12] The Madchine
    nagai
    Nachos

    Montreal, Canada
    Jackal
    Sanji_93
    WhiteQueen
    _Flygon_

    New Dehli, India
    Sapientia
    Shinigami
    supermarth64
    reachzero

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    apologies
    Krack
    jumpluff
    Stone_Cold22

    Houston, USA
    Maniaclyrasist
    Kefka
    Mosh
    Eo Ut Mortus

    Barcelona, Spain
    Philip7086
    Tyrano
    franky
    KD24

    Paris, France
    Earthworm
    Deep Thought
    Private
    Scofield

    Madrid, Spain
    goofball
    Colchonero
    BlueBlur
    Aldaron

    Mexico City, Mexico
    hanke
    Ashley Young
    sasu
    MetaNite

    Tokyo, Japan
    remlabmez
    Rurushu
    Heist
    Itchni

    New Jersey, USA
    Malfunction
    Mizuno
    Stigmata
    Stallion

    Detroit, USA
    marioland
    SilentEcho
    Iconic
    Reyscarface

    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Huntofthelion
    Lonelyness
    G80
    B-Lulz

    Seattle, USA
    M Dragon
    vashta
    DarkLynx
    Cristall

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Stathakis
    The_Chaser
    skarm
    ENZ0

    Phoenix, USA
    TAY
    Grind_Pantera
    PurpleWeezing
    Plus

    Wellington, New Zealand
    giara
    Limitless
    YTP
    Quantum Mechanics

    Munich, Germany
    joshe
    Joel
    Bad Ass
    Scimjara

    Toronto, Canada
    Binabik
    husk
    DawnBringer
    imperfectluck

    Beijing, China
    Fallen Alice
    Atticus
    JabbaTheGriffin
    -Mind-

    New York, USA
    Blue_Tornado
    TrunksRDT
    Rewer
    Lady Bug

    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Royal Flush
    DarkLucario
    DaPlayaFlow
    Loki

    Los Angeles, USA
    alex
    LinIsKorean
    Hipmonlee
    6A9 Ace Matador

    Dublin, Ireland
    Kinneas
    Zephir
    Light-Kun
    locopoke

    Miami, USA
    panamaxis
    GARLIC
    Taylor
    LiNAInVeRsE

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    matty
    Havak
    Duskie
    FM

    London, England
    Sage Abdul
    Justinawe
    Sarenji
    Gouki

    Denver, USA
    LoveDestiny
    Mien.
    Cost
    twash

    Marseille, France
    Arin
    Malekith
    legendary_07
    Lake

    Boston, USA
    Blue Kirby
    pi face
    eaglesrock
    Twist of Fate


    Substitution

    This year we have 4 subs per roster, and Captains may use them as they see fit. For the first round, you may sub in a player on your bench at any time. For later rounds, Captains may change their roster in between rounds, and I will only allow subs in Rounds 2-4 in the case of unexpected absense. Keep in mind once a player is subbed out, they cannot be subbed back into the same round, but can be put back onto the roster for next round. Lastly, the 4 subs listed on the roster must be the first four subs that are used, in any order. If you (for god knows what reason) need more than 4 subs, PM me and I will examine your candidate to join the roster. Realistically though, it should never really come to that.

    Rulings

    Now some notes on a few issues I feel need to be addressed (basically rulings on often disputed topics):

    A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (open)


    Identity

    I expect most battles to be done on CAP due to the nature of lag on Smogon University. I also expect many battles to be completed under alts. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.

    Scouting

    Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on shoddy. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter.

    With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so dont be too mean :)

    Timer Clause

    As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.

    Disconnections

    Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.

    I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.


    So that's everything, feel free to post predictions and smack talk, but let's keep the personal attacks out of this (you saw what happened to Sprinkles). If you have any questions or need anything clarified, do not PM me on IRC, instead post here so everyone can see the answer. Let's have a good tournament, good luck everyone! Be sure to join #wcop on irc.synirc.net for live chat!

    FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!

    PS: choke isn't even in the Canadian National Dictionary.
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    also the rest of the flags will be up tomorrow!
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    Also, I bet I know why, scoffie. ^_~

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