Tournament 2018 Doubles Circuit

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>> CURRENT STANDINGS <<

The 2018 Doubles Circuit format will follow the same general format as its predecessor
It will consist of the following:
1. 2 Doubles Ladder Tournaments: 1 in Winter and 1 in the Fall (BFL of 1)
2. 3 Doubles Seasonals: Winter, Spring, Fall (BFL of 2)
3. Smogon Doubles Tour: Summer

This all concludes with an Invitational with the Top 16 players based on Circuit Points earned through the events. A breakdown of how many points may be earned via each tournament will be edited in later below.

Points will be distributed according to tournament finishes as follows:

Seasonals:
1st: 16 CP (Winner)
2nd: 13 CP (Out by Round 14)
3rd: 11 CP (Out by Round 13)
4th: 10 CP (Out by Round 12)
5-6: 9 CP (Out by Round 11)
7-8: 8 CP (Out by Round 10)
9-12: 7 CP (Out by Round 9)
13-16: 6 CP (Out by Round 8)
17-24: 5 CP (Out by Round 7)
25-32: 4 CP (Out by Round 6)
33-48: 3 CP (Out by Round 5)
49-64: 2 CP (Out by Round 4)
65-96: 1 CP (Out by Round 3)

DLT:
1st: 10 CP
2nd: 8 CP
3-4: 6 CP
5-8: 4 CP
9-16: 2 CP
17-24: 1 CP
Note: If a player qualifies for playoffs for both DLT I and DLT II then they will earn 1 CP as a bonus

Smogon Doubles Tour:
1st: 18 CP
2nd: 14 CP
3-4: 10 CP
5-8: 7 CP
9-16: 4 CP
17-32: 2 CP
33-64: 1 CP

Unlike previous iterations which awarded a temporary banner, the winner of this Tournament will gain the Current Gen Circuit Ribbon on their postbit


FAQ:
1. What are Seasonals?

- Seasonals are large Double Elimination Tournaments held in the Circuit Tournaments Forum on Smogon which pretty much take around 14-15 weeks to finish fully. Each round you will be paired up with an opponent and play a Bo3 USUM Doubles OU Match (you will be allowed to switch teams between games). This will be held in the Winter, Spring, and Fall this year only so that the Summer has more room open for the Doubles OU Tour. The First Seasonal's signups are here.

2. What is the Smogon Doubles Tour?
- The Smogon Doubles Tour is a tournament similar to the Smogon Tour. It consists of 9 weeks of live tournaments and concludes with a playoffs of the top finishers point wise. The tiers played will be the current plus 2 most recent Doubles OU Tiers (SM DOU, XY DOU, BW DOU). Each week one of the 3 tiers will be format for the live tours and they will cycle between each week until each format has been played for 3 weeks each. The thread for the previous iteration of the Smogon Doubles Tour can be found here

3. What is the Doubles Ladder Tournament?
- In this tournament people will be signing up alts to ladder and endure a full week to rank as high as possible. The highest ranking finishers may earn a spot in the playoffs. This cycle will continue for a few weeks and end in a single elimination best of 3 playoffs between those who qualified. There may be some small changes to this general format but the previous iteration of the Doubles Ladder Tour can be found here.

4. What does BFL mean?
- BFL, or Best Finish Limit, is a restriction that limits how many placings you may count for your Circuit Point totals and is also used in the Official VGC Circuit. 3 Seasonals with a BFL of 2 would only count your top 2 Finishes even if you played in all 3, and if you played less than or equal to 2 Seasonals it would count all your finishes. The idea behind a BFL is to reward high placings and not consistently average performances. It also becomes a safety net for people who for whatever reason have a bad performance, cant play in that specific season, or have to drop out midway because of extenuating circumstances.
 
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New Doubles Circuit Points System

Seasonals:
1st: 16 CP (Winner)
2nd: 13 CP (Out by Round 14)
3rd: 11 CP (Out by Round 13)
4th: 10 CP (Out by Round 12)
5-6: 9 CP (Out by Round 11)
7-8: 8 CP (Out by Round 10)
9-12: 7 CP (Out by Round 9)
13-16: 6 CP (Out by Round 8)
17-24: 5 CP (Out by Round 7)
25-32: 4 CP (Out by Round 6)
33-48: 3 CP (Out by Round 5)
49-64: 2 CP (Out by Round 4)
65-96: 1 CP (Out by Round 3)

DLT:
1st: 10 CP
2nd: 8 CP
3-4: 6 CP
5-8: 4 CP
9-16: 2 CP
17-24: 1 CP
Note: If a player qualifies for playoffs for both DLT I and DLT II then they will earn 1 CP as a bonus

Smogon Doubles Tour:
1st: 18 CP
2nd: 14 CP
3-4: 10 CP
5-8: 7 CP
9-16: 4 CP
17-32: 2 CP
33-64: 1 CP

Changes include adding one point to a Seasonal win, adding the bonus for qualifying for both DLT playoffs, and slightly different point values for Smogon Doubles Tour.
 

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With the conclusion of DLT I, the circuit standings have been updated with the results of the Winter Seasonal and DLT I. You can see the sheet here or at http://spo.ink/dou2018.

Current top 16:
[1st] SMB (20 points)
[2nd] nvakna (17 points)
[3rd] Croven (16 points)
[4th] EmbCPT (14 points)
[5th] AuraRayquaza (13 points)
[5th] Kaori (13 points)
[7th] Memoric (12 points)
[8th] Mint16 (11 points)
[8th] Elise (11 points)
[10th] Demantoid (9 points)
[10th] Mr.GX (9 points)
[12th] Frania (8 points)
[13th] veristas (7 points)
[13th] GenOne (7 points)
[13th] KyleCole (7 points)
[13th] laptops (7 points)

Congratulations especially to SMB for taking a huge lead over everyone else with a Seasonal win and a strong showing in the DLT! For those who aren't quite in the cut, there's still many more tournaments to go, so do your best!
 
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