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The World Cup of Pokemon VII - Finals [Won by Team USA West]

Discussion in 'World Cup of Pokemon' started by Bloo, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Bloo

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    The finals of the World Cup of Pokemon have finally arrived, and for the first time in World Cup history, it will be a battle between two teams from the United States. On one side, Team USA West, who lost to Team Oceania in last year's World Cup, are back and determined to take the crown. Will they be able to overcome the makiri curse, or will they be runner ups for the second year in a row? On the other hand, Team USA East will be participating in their first ever finals. Both teams have been dubbed the luckiest in the tournament this year around, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. May the best team win!

    • The final rosters can be viewed here.
    • The format can be found here.
    • The rules of the tournament can be found here.
    • The standings after the prelims can be found here.
    Brackets

    After the first round, the teams were seeded and will now play in a knockout style. Let's take a look at the pairings!

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    The Bracket

    Substitutions

    Substitutions can be made at any time, but once a player has been subbed out, they cannot be put back in for the duration of the round.

    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 many battles to be completed under alts and I expect many battles to be completed on other servers to prevent scouting. 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 PO. 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 don't 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. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.

    Disconnections

    If a player disconnects and either player contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If it is agreed between players that this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Do not 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.

    Deadline

    The deadline for this round will be ten days from now, Wednesday, August 15th at 11:59 EST. Tiebreaker matches will happen after this deadline (if necessary). I will be calling activity wins and monitoring all these battles carefully, so make sure to keep in contact with your opponent and get it done!

    Which US team will come out on top: EAST or WEST. Post your support!

    Finals Logs


    • yondie (pidgeot) v. mostwanted (lust) - Replay
    • BKC (for anne) v. Lavos Spawn - Replay
    • dragonuser v. Oristeros (WestBest) - Replay
    • Lamppost v. Myzozoa - Replay
    • Bad Ass v. TFC - Replay
    • Thatsjustpeachy (Sword Art Online) v. yee (YEEE) - Replay
    • idiotfrommars (HODOR) v. Bloo - Replay
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    Hard to say but I'll go with east
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    Go east

    BKC vs Lavos Spawn
    idiotfrommars vs Bloo
    yondie vs mostwanted
    Lamppost vs Myzozoa
    dragonuser vs Oristeros
    kd24 vs Philip7086
    Thatsjustpeachy vs yee
    Bad Ass vs TheFourthChaser
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    East (4) vs (4) West

    BKC vs Lavos Spawn
    idiotfrommars vs Bloo
    yondie vs mostwanted
    Lamppost vs Myzozoa
    dragonuser vs Oristeros
    kd24 vs Philip7086
    Thatsjustpeachy vs yee
    Bad Ass vs TheFourthChaser


    Rooting for East :toast:, I hope they won't bring us bad luck as all the Team i've been rooting for have been knocked out each round...
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    predictions (open)
    East (3) vs (5) West

    BKC vs Lavos Spawn
    idiotfrommars vs Bloo
    yondie vs mostwanted
    Lamppost vs Myzozoa
    dragonuser vs Oristeros
    kd24 vs Philip7086
    Thatsjustpeachy vs yee
    Bad Ass vs TheFourthChaser

    Good luck to both teams !
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    BKC vs Lavos Spawn
    idiotfrommars vs Bloo
    yondie vs mostwanted
    Lamppost vs Myzozoa
    dragonuser vs Oristeros
    kd24 vs Philip7086
    Thatsjustpeachy vs yee
    Bad Ass vs TheFourthChaser

    Phil vs East Tie Breaker (NOT A JOKE)
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    BKC vs Lavos Spawn
    idiotfrommars vs Bloo
    yondie vs mostwanted
    Lamppost vs Myzozoa
    dragonuser vs Oristeros
    kd24 vs Philip7086
    Thatsjustpeachyvs yee
    Bad Ass vs TheFourthChaser
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