Tournament BLT X - Commencement Thread [$2000 Prize Pool]

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Hello everyone, we are back for another edition of the traditional Tournaments Room Best 'Leaderboarders' Tournament. As you know, the Tournaments room is known for its ability to run tournaments 24/7, allowing the more adventurous among you to climb the ladder to the top of the leaderboard. Now it's time to get back to it with a different challenge: BLT qualification! With the success of the previous edition, we hope this one will be a landmark event for the tenth iteration of the tournament!

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. A room FAQ allows you to calculate the number of points allowed per tour (/rfaq points in the room). There are also four official tournaments every day, the formats of which are decided on beforehand in our monthly schedule, which are worth more points than other tournaments. 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 of the qualification for BLT:

The top sixteen on the leaderboard for the 2nd cycle of March (starting March 16th) and the first cycle of April will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament on one of eight fourteen-player teams. Managers will each be drafting four players from this pool of guaranteed qualified players to form the start of their team. In the event, the players with the 11th and 12th most amount of points at the end of a cycle tie, the player who has received a larger amount of their points from playing room tours of BLT X formats will be ranked 12th.

Players who attained at least 20 points but were not in the top sixteen of the cycles will be placed in a separate pool. After the managers have drafted the guaranteed qualified players, they will draft from a separate pool until they have at least 14 players. Everyone on the roster must have played at least once before the end of the tour, which includes substitutes. As an addendum to this rule, if a player hasn't shown sufficient effort to be part of the team, a manager can bring it up to the host and have this rule waived for the player(s) in question.

Good sportsmanship in the Tournaments room is required to participate in BLT X. 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 X. 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.
In addition to this, the qualifying period is not an excuse to break the room's rules. Make sure you have reviewed them: https://pstournaments.weebly.com/rules.html


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 four 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, who will nominate a qualified player to bid upon.

Qualifier Check-In

After each cycle, the top 16 players along with the players who met the 20 point threshold will be posted in a separated thread. Each player will be given until the next cycle to confirm their spot. Make sure you check in if you qualify! If this is not done before the deadline, 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
  • Any foreseen inactivity
Point Transfers

Starting this year, players will only be allowed to participate in the qualifiers with 1 alt account to avoid last year's issues. Point transfers will not be accepted during this period.

Tiers and battle format


The tiers that we will be playing this season are as follows!
  • SV Ubers
  • SV OU
  • SV OU
  • SV UU
  • SV RU
  • SV NU
  • SV PU
  • SV LC
  • SV Monotype
  • SV DOU
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 have proof and get it to go your way. Leave time zones, and preferred time to play, and be specific. No activity calls will be made if neither team's players nor 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 player 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 four 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, with the lower seed choosing first. Failure to comply will result in their choice being defaulted to SV OU. In addition to the two manager picks, the third tier will be SV OU. The managers will announce their picks in the thread or via PM to me or Theia, 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 Team Custom Avatar for the winning team: Continuing from last year, the winning team of BLT will be awarded a team avatar of their choosing with the team mascot of their team courtesy of Marty .

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 seasons had to create a more enjoyable experience for everyone!

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's just try to keep this civil. We hope to see you all in the Tournaments chat! Good luck, and have fun!
 
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Like last year, BLT X will now offer a prize pool! Each player and manager on the winning team will receive $100 and players on the winning team who qualified for the guaranteed pool will receive $200.

Thank you so much to temp for his generosity once again :psyglad:
 

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Double posting to remind everyone to read the OP for this edition's updated qualification standards now that we'll likely have more people in this tour.

tldr:
- You need 20 points to qualify for the general pool
- Qualifications have been shortened to two cycles (the first of which began today)
- The top 16 from each cycle will be placed in the guaranteed pool

Good luck everyone and happy grinding!
 

Mack Knife

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:articuno-galar:
beats :pangoro: :rufflet:
loses: :snorlax: :gengar: :dracovish: :iron-bundle:
draws: :skeledirge:
result 2-4-1

:pangoro:
beats: :snorlax: :iron-bundle: :skeledirge: :dracovish:
loses: :rufflet: :articuno-galar: :gengar:
result: 4-3


:skeledirge:
beats: :rufflet:
loses: :snorlax: :gengar: :pangoro:
draws: :articuno-galar: :iron-bundle:
result: 1-3-2

:rufflet:
beats::pangoro:
loses: :snorlax: :gengar: :dracovish: :iron-bundle: :articuno-galar: :skeledirge:
result: 1-6

:snorlax:
beats: :gengar: :iron-bundle: :articuno-galar: :skeledirge: :rufflet:
loses: :dracovish: :pangoro:
result 5-2

:gengar:
beats: :dracovish: :articuno-galar: :pangoro: :skeledirge: :rufflet:
loses: :snorlax:
draws: :iron-bundle:
result 5-1-1

:dracovish:
beats: :articuno-galar: :skeledirge: :rufflet: :snorlax:
loses: :gengar: :pangoro:
draws: :iron-bundle:
result 4-2-1

:iron-bundle:
beats: :articuno-galar: :rufflet:
loses: :pangoro: :snorlax:
draws: :dracovish: :gengar: :skeledirge:
result 2-2-3

final standings
1. :gengar:
2. :snorlax:
3. :dracovish:
4. :pangoro:
5. :iron-bundle:
6. :articuno-galar:
7. :skeledirge:
8. :rufflet:

semis: :snorlax: <:dracovish: and :gengar: < :pangoro: (upsets!!!)

finals :dracovish: <:pangoro:

Winner: :pangoro:
(inb4 team with lkap: :pangoro:)
 
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Aqua Jet

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ok, so how do I join? or is it an exclusive thing?
Read this:
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. A room FAQ allows you to calculate the number of points allowed per tour (/rfaq points in the room). There are also four official tournaments every day, the formats of which are decided on beforehand in our monthly schedule, which are worth more points than other tournaments. 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.
 

Theia

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ok so I need to join a team? I'm sorry, I reread this five times already and I'm still lost.
- Join the Tournaments room on PS
- Play in tournaments in the room to earn points in two cycles that are two weeks each (we're part way through the first cycle)
- 20 points qualifies you to be put in the draft pool for the tournament's auction
- Being one of the top 16 people on the room's leaderboard in either of the two qualifying cycles guarantees you to be drafted at auction
 
- Join the Tournaments room on PS
- Play in tournaments in the room to earn points in two cycles that are two weeks each (we're part way through the first cycle)
- 20 points qualifies you to be put in the draft pool for the tournament's auction
- Being one of the top 16 people on the room's leaderboard in either of the two qualifying cycles guarantees you to be drafted at auction
thank you so much!
 

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