DOU Doubles Circuit 1st Spring Seasonal - Round 3

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Doubles Circuit 1st Spring Seasonal
Round 3


As you may or may not know, the XY Doubles team is hosting its 1st Doubles Circuit tournament (click the link for more information)! There are 2 seasonals in every circuit, and this is a sign up thread for the Spring Seasonal! Rack some massive circuit points by doing well in this tournament! The winner of this tour earns 100 Circuit points, which is enough to participate in the Doubles Circuit Invitational, where the top Doubles players will face off for the title of the Doubles Champion (who is awarded with his or her very own custom banner).

Note that this tournament format is Swiss (top 8 cutoff) - meaning that everybody has a chance to play through the entire length of the tournament until the playoffs; no players will be eliminated in any of the pre-playoffs rounds! This allows for more games to be played and better measure the player's skill than the conventional single elimination style tournaments.

Circuit Points Breakdown:

Specific Rules:
  • This is a standard XY Doubles tournament.
  • The tournament will be Swiss format (top 8 cutoff).
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!
Standard Rules and Clauses:
  • NO Sleep Clause: A player can put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any pokemon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more informations.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's Doubles banlist. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.
Pokemon Bans
  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina, Giratina-O
  • Arceus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem-White
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
Move Bans
  • Dark Void

Activity Calls:

There will be no timer enforced, but timer loss will count as a loss (even if it's a disconnect).

Contact your players via VM so I can better determine your activity level. Multiple activity losses (aka 2 activity losses) will be subject to disqualification / elimination from the tournament.

Pairings (brackets can also be viewed at Arena)
*asterisks indicate an activity loss from previous round(s)*
2-0 / 1-0 club (:D)
  1. Hantsuki vs Shaian (0:0)
  2. The Leprechaun vs Laurel (0:2)
  3. Kebabe vs Pinoy Pwnage (1:2)
  4. Lolk vs Darkmalice (2:0)
  5. finally vs Robert Alfons (2:1)
  6. Bluwing vs papai noel (0:2)
  7. SoulWind vs TheFourthChaser (1:2)
  8. srk1214 vs BLOOD TOTEM (2:1)
  9. Figufgyu vs U-Turn Out (0:2)
1-0 / 1-1 club (:])
  1. Ojama vs cbt (2:1)
  2. Arcticblast vs Ultimathunder (0:0)
  3. tm69 genesect vs galbia (0:0)
1-1 club (:|)
  1. iliketrains11 vs Matt (0:2)
  2. Audiosurfer** vs Pocket (0:1)
  3. FLCL vs Mizuhime (1:2)
  4. The Unlucky one* vs jrp* (0:0)
  5. ccst vs Laga (2:0)
  6. McMeghan vs Viktor24 (2:0)
  7. Level 51 vs BKC (2:0)
  8. Passion* vs BlankZero* (1:0)
  9. Blizzard** vs makiri (0:1)
  10. Memoric vs Lasagne (2:1)
  11. TGMD vs youngjake93 (0:2)
  12. whissp vs Raseri (0:2)
  13. Raiza.* vs atomicllamas (0:1)
  14. Qazoo306 vs champetero (2:1)
  15. Haruno vs Lost Soul (2:0)
  16. Tesung vs Prostiboots (2:0)
  17. Pwnemon vs koolkranny (0:2)
0-0 / 0-1 / 0-2 club (]:)
  1. Max Carvalho vs Ezio** (1:0)
  2. NintendoVER** vs Dr Ciel* (0:0)
  3. Fangame10* vs Moony (2:0)
0-2 club (D:)
  1. kingmidas** vs Qwilphish** (0:0)
  2. The Shellder Smuggler* vs Dashspin* (0:0)
  3. majaspic22* vs Temptation* (1:0)
  4. Kortex* vs cxinlee* (1:0)
  5. Metal Sonic** vs AuraRayquaza (0:1)
  6. pokebasket - a bye
Deadline for Signups:
Swiss Round 3: April 24th - April 28th (Monday; 11:59 PM EDT)
Swiss Round 1: April 14th - April 18th
Swiss Round 2: April 19th - April 23rd
Swiss Round 3: April 24th - April 28th
Swiss Round 4: April 29th - May 3rd
Swiss Round 5: May 4th - May 8th
Swiss Round 6: May 9th - May 13th
Swiss Round 7: May 14th - May 18th

Top 8: May 19th - May 23rd
Top 4: May 24th - May 28th
Finals: May 29th - June 2nd
Note the very short deadlines - make sure you get your matches done quickly!

Thanks to Seaco for the lovely logo!
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gg sofbear :D
GL and I hope you make the invitational

also please take me out of the tournament, scheduling and meeting opponents is proving to be a real pain


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look at all these hype battles

Lolk vs Darkmalice - Darkmalice was playing this tier before me, and after his small break before gen 6 he's been back more than ever, both in posting and battling.
finally vs Robert Alfons - finally is great he needs to get to playoffs
AUDIOSURFER VS POCKET - battle of the original gangsters
passion vs BlankZero - :]

you guys all need to post replays, and also I am in contact with ccst (he vmed :)


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easy to find flcl, will play him this weekend cos he scares me and i need to make new teams
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