BLT VII: 'Best Leaderboarders' Tournament!

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Art by sirDonovan. Post modified from past BLT threads.
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Hey everyone, here we are again for the next installment of the Tournaments Room Best 'Leaderboarders' Tournament. As I'm sure a lot of you know, the Tournaments room is one of the official rooms on PS alongside the Lobby and the Help rooms. Due to the successes of the previous tournaments, and this becoming an annual event, it's now time for BLT VII.

What is BLT and how can I partake in this event?

Essentially, whenever we have a scripted tournament within the room, the top four players get a certain number of points based on the size of the tour. There are also four official tournaments every day, the formats of which are decided on beforehand in our monthly schedule. Every time someone receives points from a tournament, it is documented by our room-bot, Lady Monita. At the end of each cycle (around two weeks), we look to see who has the most points on the leaderboard, and the top player is recorded in our Hall of Fame.

This will be the basis for the qualification for BLT:

The top eight on the leaderboard for the cycles in April and May will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament on one of eight twelve-player teams. Managers will each be drafting four players from this pool of guaranteed qualified players to form the start of their team.

Players who attained at least 50 points but were not in the top eight of the cycles will be placed in a separate pool. After the managers drafted the guaranteed qualified players, they will draft from the separate pool until they have 12 people. Everyone on the roster must play at least once in the Round Robin-stage of the tour.

Good sportsmanship in the Tournaments room is required to participate in BLT VI. Overwhelming toxicity, collusion, or otherwise going out of your way to bypass the anti-scouting measures in the room will not be tolerated and will result in a ban from competing in BLT VI. If you are a victim of any of these during our room tours, please contact a staff member (with room %, @, or #) with relevant screenshots as evidence.


So now with the main qualifications out of the way, lets move on to the teams that will be competing this BLT!

There are eight teams competing, which are:
Like the past three BLTs we shall be performing an Auction draft for teams to select their players. What this means is that we will go through the list of managers and they will nominate a qualified player to bid upon.

Qualifier Check-In

After each cycle, the top 8 players along with the players who met the 50 point threshold will be posted. Each player will be given until the next cycle to confirm their spot. Make sure that if you qualify you check in! If this is not done before that moment, players will lose their spot. When checking in the following information will be required:
  • PS! Username
  • Timezone
  • Top 1-3 Tiers that you'd want to be playing
Point Transfers

You are able to transfer points across to your desired account a maximum of two times per cycle and you may not request to have any points transferred within the last 48 hours of the cycle.

Tiers and battle format

The tiers that we will be playing this season are as follows!
  • SWSH OU
  • SWSH OU
  • SWSH UU
  • SWSH RU
  • SWSH NU
  • SWSH LC
  • SWSH DOU
  • SWSH Monotype
For this year's format, teams will be fighting in a round robin where every team will play every other team. At the end of the round robin, the top four teams will move on to the playoffs where the first seed will play the fourth seed and the second seed will play the third seed to determine who will be this year’s finalists. A win will be worth 2 points, a draw 1, and a loss 0.

Activity Calls

Make contact with your opponents! Every season we have to make activity calls that displease one party member. To prevent this, post a VM on their Smogon wall to try to set a date for the battle. If you do this via any other medium, save logs and screenshots so that in the event of an activity call, you get it to go your way. Leave time zones, preferred time to play, and be specific. No activity calls will be made if neither team's players or managers post about it, so take initiative on that.

Dead Games

In the event that a game is not played and neither teams post for an activity call, it will be declared a dead game, which means that the game will be taken as to not exist. This will also be the case if an activity post is made but neither players showed a satisfactory level of activity. Schedule properly to not let these occur!

What if there is a tie?

Using the system in place from the last three tournaments, we will have a best-of-three be played. Each manager will have 24 hours to choose one tier after the tie has been announced. Failure to comply will result in their choice being defaulted to SWSH OU. In addition to the two manager picks, the third tier will be SWSH OU. The managers will announce their picks in the thread or via PM to me or Eyan, and will then submit their lineups for the three tiers. This will only come into effect in the event that there is a tie during the playoffs.

Will there be prizes?

To encourage people to qualify, complete their matches on time and make sure they don't go inactive once the tournament starts, we will have a few prizes. They are as follows:

A promotion to Voice (+) rank in the Tournaments room: This will be awarded to the top two players with the most individual wins on the winning team of the tournament. Keep in mind that this is subject to change. Each user will be discussed among the staff, focusing on sportsmanship throughout the tournament, activity, and chat presence. This is subject to change since we have a few surprises in store for you guys!

Team entry in the Hall of Fame: The winning team will be recorded in the Hall of Fame which is displayed on our website for all to see. This will be great for bragging rights to your friends!

The previous seasons of the Best 'Leaderboarders' Tournament were received well and were fun for those involved. However, it was not without flaws, so we intend to fix up the issues the previous season had to create a more enjoyable experience for everyone! This is just an announcement of the start of the next qualifying season for BLT, and to inform you all that getting points over the upcoming four biweekly periods will be much more important than normal!

Feel free to use this thread to discuss BLT and ask any questions that you may have and please keep this thread on topic as possible. Any offensive, or irrelevant posts will be removed, let just try to keep this civil. We hope to see you all in Tournaments chat! Good luck, and have fun!
 

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The Resort City Rufflets sound like its trying to rip off the River City games... if so thanks cause I loved the last entry in that series


Also rip Glacierider for being stuck with that deadweight manager Lkapkd1

edit Lkap said hes not playing... the teams got a chance
 
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Why is ubers not in this time around? I keep getting “cause it’s bad” response and would like a serious answer please. :blobsad:
Ill try to answer this the best I can. Ubers was a pretty interesting case this year, and had a fair bit of discussion. When we started discussions the DLC hadn't dropped so at that point there was no chance it would have been included. Post home we got some new mons and the tier became far more diverse. Currently there are 17 mons in the ubers tier, and about 10-12 of those see a lot of gameplay. While better, the tier is still a far cry from what it was last year. That being said, there are a lot of viable non ubers such as ttar, pex, corv, exca, ditto, mandi etc. While they add an interesting dimension to the tier, I think a lot of people felt that the tier was still not where it should be, to be included (although some people did think it had developed enough). When it came down to mono vs ubers the vote was very close, but people agreed that mono had a lot of room for diverse teams, and had developed well as a tier. Hopefully we will be able to get Ubers back next year, but this year for a lot of people it just missed the mark

Edit: There were a few votes to narrow down tiers. The very last one was a second ou slot vs ubers my bad. A lot of people felt we'd get the most participants wanting to play ou
 
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Ill try to answer this the best I can. Ubers was a pretty interesting case this year, and had a fair bit of discussion. When we started discussions the DLC hadn't dropped so at that point there was no chance it would have been included. Post home we got some new mons and the tier became far more diverse. Currently there are 17 mons in the ubers tier, and about 10-12 of those see a lot of gameplay. While better, the tier is still a far cry from what it was last year. That being said, there are a lot of viable non ubers such as ttar, pex, corv, exca, ditto, mandi etc. While they add an interesting dimension to the tier, I think a lot of people felt that the tier was still not where it should be, to be included (although some people did think it had developed enough). When it came down to mono vs ubers the vote was very close, but people agreed that mono had a lot of room for diverse teams, and had developed well as a tier. Hopefully we will be able to get Ubers back next year, but this year for a lot of people it just missed the mark
So if the final slot was ubers vs monotype , why wasn't pu taken into consideration at all? I understand that pu is in alpha right now but wouldn't it exit it before the tour starts? Finally what was the reason of having 2 ou instead of having another official tier?
 
Ill try to answer this the best I can. Ubers was a pretty interesting case this year, and had a fair bit of discussion. When we started discussions the DLC hadn't dropped so at that point there was no chance it would have been included. Post home we got some new mons and the tier became far more diverse. Currently there are 17 mons in the ubers tier, and about 10-12 of those see a lot of gameplay. While better, the tier is still a far cry from what it was last year. That being said, there are a lot of viable non ubers such as ttar, pex, corv, exca, ditto, mandi etc. While they add an interesting dimension to the tier, I think a lot of people felt that the tier was still not where it should be, to be included (although some people did think it had developed enough). When it came down to mono vs ubers the vote was very close, but people agreed that mono had a lot of room for diverse teams, and had developed well as a tier. Hopefully we will be able to get Ubers back next year, but this year for a lot of people it just missed the mark
thing is that by may that blt will start, dynamax will be gone,and ubers will be fine soon. Maybe wait a bit before you lock the tiers? @hosts
 
Hey guys me and fellow manager MJ are doing a BLT podcast every few weeks, this is the first one talking about the changes to the format and a bit about the managers, we will be talking about all of the players after every cycle, so make sure to tune in 3 weeks from now after the first cycle!

(the actual video begins at around 3:00 in)
 

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Hey guys me and fellow manager MJ are doing a BLT podcast every few weeks, this is the first one talking about the changes to the format and a bit about the managers, we will be talking about all of the players after every cycle, so make sure to tune in 3 weeks from now after the first cycle!

(the actual video begins at around 3:00 in)
Together with cocomanager Luthier! :bloblul:
 

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