DOU Doubles Circuit 1st Spring Seasonal - Sign Ups

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Doubles Circuit 1st Spring Seasonal


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 8-16 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 8-16 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

    Sign Ups:
    1. Pocket
    2. Lasagne
    3. srk1214
    4. BlankZero
    5. Haruno
    6. Kortex
    7. koolkranny
    8. Memoric
    9. TheFourthChaser
    10. Arcticblast
    11. makiri
    12. Robert Alfons
    13. Raseri
    14. Soulwind
    15. empleon10
    16. FLCL
    17. Metal Sonic
    18. TGMD
    19. Darkmalice
    20. U-turn Out
    21. Bluwing
    22. Lost Soul
    23. AuraRayquaza
    24. Laga
    25. Pwnemon
    26. Level 51
    27. Ojama
    28. BKC
    29. Ultimathunder
    30. McMeghan
    31. Moony
    32. Temptation
    33. Lolk
    34. Raiza.
    35. Mizuhime
    36. Max Carvalho
    37. youngjake93
    38. Figufgyu
    40. tm69 genesect
    41. NintendoVER
    42. The Shellder Smuggler
    43. finally
    44. Hantsuki
    45. Dr Ciel
    46. tenchi17
    47. The Leprechaun
    48. galbia
    49. Audiosurfer
    50. atomicllamas
    51. Tesung
    52. champetero
    53. Based
    54. iliketrains11
    55. whissp
    56. kingmidas
    57. ccst
    58. Qwilphish
    59. papai noel
    60. cxinlee
    61. Shaian
    62. Prostiboots
    63. Blizzard
    64. ViktorNrv
    65. pokebasket
    66. Braverius
    67. majaspic22
    68. Ezio
    69. Pinoy Pwnage
    70. Kebabe
    71. Dashspin
    72. Cycovision
    73. Passion
    74. BLINGAS
    75. The Unlucky one
    76. Kirigakure
    77. Laurel
    78. Fangame10
    79. Qazoo306
    80. scorpdestroyer
    81. jrp

    Deadline for Signups:
    Sunday April 13th, 11:59 PM EDT (GMT -4)
    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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