DOU Doubles Majors II - Stage 1 (Pools)

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Welcome to the second edition of Doubles Majors! In this tournament, participants will start off in a pool with other players, and those with the best records within those pools will advance to the second stage. Pools will be randomised, with the exception of pool leaders. Each pool will have a leader, who is a credible player, and these leaders will be determined by current Circuit standings. After the first stage, the tournament will shift to a traditional single elimination tournament with the advancing players from each pool. The top 32 players of this tournament will earn Circuit Points according to the payout structure listed here.

At the end of Stage 1, the top 2 players from each pool will advance to Stage 2 based on record. If there is a tie, then tiebreaker matches will be played first as required.

Tour Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SS Doubles OU tournament.
  • The format for Stage 1 is as follows:
    • Stage 1 of this tournament will be a round robin series. Players will be placed in pools, and must play all other opponents in their pool.
    • Because Stage 1 is a round robin format, this means you are expected to play every opponent in your pool, even if you lose the first couple of games. If you are unwilling to commit to this format, do not sign up. You are also agreeing to play games with potential substitutes.
    • Each pool will have a pool leader who will be determined by current Circuit standings.
    • Stage 1 matches will be best-of-one. You may switch teams between opponents.
    • Due to the number of matches, Stage 1 will last for 3 weeks.
  • The format for Stage 2 is as follows:
    • The format will be best-of-three, single elimination.
    • Changing teams between matches is allowed.
    • Rounds will last the standard 1 week.
  • All matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown.
  • If any changes to the tier occur during Stage 1, they will not be implemented until Stage 2.
  • To encourage the development of the metagame, and so that everyone is on an even playing field, replays are required for all matches.
  • Activity calls will be made by me, potentially with neutral assistance from a TD / Doubles OU Forum Moderator. Coin flips will be done publicly on PS!
  • You are expected to know and follow all general tournament rules.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle. Thus:
    • A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Pain Split.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Fling
  • Evasion Clause: Players cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold.
  • Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
  • Gravity Sleep Clause: Sleep moves with below one hundred percent accuracy may not be used in conjunction with Gravity.
  • Dynamax Clause: You cannot dynamax.
Pokémon Restrictions
Players cannot use the following Pokémon:
  • Calyrex-Ice
  • Calyrex-Shadow
  • Dialga
  • Eternatus
  • Giratina
  • Giratina-Origin
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Jirachi
  • Kartana
  • Kyogre
  • Kyurem-White
  • Lugia
  • Lunala
  • Magearna
  • Marshadow
  • Melmetal
  • Mewtwo
  • Necrozma-Dawn Wings
  • Necrozma-Dusk Mane
  • Palkia
  • Rayquaza
  • Reshiram
  • Solgaleo
  • Urshifu (Single Strike)
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zacian
  • Zacian-Crowned
  • Zamazenta
  • Zamazenta-Crowned
  • Zekrom
Players cannot use the following abilities:
  • Power Construct
  • Shadow Tag
Players cannot use the following moves:
  • Swagger

There were 97 signups for Doubles Majors II, meaning there will be 16 pools of 6 people, with 16*6=96 people starting in the tour, and 97-96=1 person starting as a sub. Following Smogon hosting rules, the first 62.5% of signups (first 61 people) are guaranteed, while out of the remaining 36 people, 1 will be randomly chosen to start as a sub. Names are too long so using post numbers which are 63-98 inclusive:

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This post corresponds to yovan33321's signup, so they will start as a sub.

Out of the remaining 96 users, the 16 pool leaders will be determined by current circuit standings (thanks to Grandmas Cookin). The top 16 signups by current Circuit standings are as follows:

1. JRL (34)
2. MADARAAAA (30)
3. Akaru Kokuyo (29)
4. papiloco (26)
5. Crunchman (24)
6. SMB (23)
7. Fangame10 (22)
7. Shadowmonstr7 (22)
7. Mishimono (22)
10. Tenzai (21)
10. tob (21)
12. Meminger21 (19)
13. Toxigen (18)
14. Ann nonima (16)
14. KennyJ (16)
16. That Dude (15)
16. Lemurro (15)

Two players tie for 16th place at 15 points, one will randomly be chosen to be a pool leader:

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Lemurro will be the final pool leader (That Dude is still in the tour, but will just not be a pool leader). The 16 pool leaders are then as follows: JRL, MADARAAAA, Akaru Kokuyo, papiloco, Crunchman, SMB, Fangame10, Shadowmonstr7, Mishimono, Tenzai, tob, Meminger21, Toxigen, Ann nonima, KennyJ, and Lemurro.

The remaining 80 signups are now randomly assigned to 16 pools of 5 (completely unseeded), with each pool then assigned to a pool leader to form a group of 6. To do this, the list of remaining users had its order randomised by neutral party DaWoblefet, with groups of 5 names from the list then taken as pools, and assigned to pool leaders in the order above (e.g. JuanSG to MultiPokemon are in the first pool with JRL as leader, etc.). For pool names, I took the top 16 Pokemon on the Viability Rankings, then assigned them to the pools in alphabetical order.

JuanSG
Tikkito
giove97
Nephtyrix
MultiPokemon
Chris32156
NinjaSnapple
RobDog747
Supersotilas
eragon11145
Neblina
Loudwinner
paolode99
John1240
Sanjay das
big pichu
Guimart21
topshotta
RelicanthPrimal
GenOne
Aldrich
Gatubraz
Chloe
eliana.
sir jelloton
Yuichi
damien the genius
pinorska
PiesAreReallyCool
martinvtran
Farfromani
Shaun | CCGeek
Quairo
Zeal
shadowtime2000
Avocadorable
PandaDoux
it's tago!
Yellow Paint
Yoda2798
ECPkmn
Grandmas Cookin
MZB
ADF Test
Frixel
Raynee403
yuki
robjr
sasha
leaveamessage
Marshme1to
dnagerbdager
K3ppr
trace
Mack Knife
cleffa hater
PrinceOfChaos
FloristtheBudew
Hrishioo7
AtraX Madara
Paraplegic
Ducky
Herv
Mystic Limbo
Givrix
Enzonana.
Nido-Rus
NotlPrimRose
Mr.Bossaru
GasaiYunoSan
RenUvU
Elfuseon
That Dude
pppppp
shaian
txitxas
yuykoko
iKiQ
ratpacker
CyndaKill-SH

POOLS



:amoonguss: Amoonguss Pool :amoonguss:
:amoonguss:JRLJuanSGTikkitogiove97Royal1604MultiPokemonScore
JRL:amoonguss:WWWW4-0
JuanSGL:amoonguss:0-1
Tikkito:amoonguss:0-0
giove97L:amoonguss:0-1
Royal1604L:amoonguss:0-1
MultiPokemonL:amoonguss:0-1
Nephtyrix subbed out for Royal1604 (loss to JRL still stands)

:celesteela: Celesteela Pool :celesteela: - Completed
:celesteela:MADARAAAAChris32156NinjaSnappleRobDog747Supersotilaseragon11145Score
MADARAAAA:celesteela:LLW1-2
Chris32156W:celesteela:WWWL4-1
NinjaSnappleWL:celesteela:LWL2-3
RobDog747LW:celesteela:WL2-2
SupersotilasLLLL:celesteela:L0-5
eragon11145WWWW:celesteela:4-0

:diancie: Diancie Pool :diancie:
:diancie:Akaru KokuyoNeblinaLoudwinnerpaolode99John1240SpurrificScore
Akaru Kokuyo:diancie:WW2-0
Neblina:diancie:L0-1
Loudwinner:diancie:W1-0
paolode99LWL:diancie:1-2
John1240:diancie:0-0
SpurrificL:diancie:0-1
Sanjay das subbed out for Spurrific

:dragapult: Dragapult Pool :dragapult:
:dragapult:papilocobig pichuGuimart21topshottaRelicanthPrimalGenOneScore
papiloco:dragapult:WWWW4-0
big pichuL:dragapult:0-1
Guimart21L:dragapult:0-1
topshottaL:dragapult:WW2-1
RelicanthPrimalL:dragapult:0-1
GenOneLL:dragapult:0-2

:incineroar: Incineroar Pool :incineroar:
:incineroar:CrunchmanAldrichGatubrazChloeeliana.sir jellotonScore
Crunchman:incineroar:WLWWW4-1
AldrichL:incineroar:LL0-3
GatubrazW:incineroar:1-0
ChloeLW:incineroar:L1-2
eliana.LWW:incineroar:L2-2
sir jellotonLW:incineroar:1-1

:kyurem-black: Kyurem-Black Pool :kyurem-black:
:kyurem-black:SMBYuichidamien the geniuspinorskaPiesAreReallyCoolmartinvtranScore
SMB:kyurem-black:W1-0
Yuichi:kyurem-black:L0-1
damien the geniusL:kyurem-black:WW2-1
pinorskaL:kyurem-black:L0-2
PiesAreReallyCoolWLW:kyurem-black:L2-2
martinvtranW:kyurem-black:1-0

:landorus: Landorus Pool :landorus:
:landorus:Fangame10yovan33321Shaun | CCGeekQuairoZealshadowtime2000Score
Fangame10:landorus:LWWWW4-1
yovan33321W:landorus:LW2-1
Shaun | CCGeekLW:landorus:LW2-2
QuairoLL:landorus:W1-2
ZealLW:landorus:1-1
shadowtime2000LLL:landorus:0-3
Farfromani subbed out for yovan33321

:metagross: Metagross Pool :metagross:
:metagross:Shadowmonstr7AvocadorablePandaDouxit's tago!Yellow PaintYoda2798Score
Shadowmonstr7:metagross:L0-1
Avocadorable:metagross:LL0-2
PandaDouxW:metagross:LW2-1
it's tago!:metagross:WL1-1
Yellow PaintWWWL:metagross:L3-2
Yoda2798LWW:metagross:2-1

:mew: Mew Pool :mew:
:mew:MishimonoECPkmnGrandmas CookinMZBADF TestFrixelScore
Mishimono:mew:W1-0
ECPkmnL:mew:LL0-3
Grandmas CookinW:mew:WW3-0
MZBL:mew:0-1
ADF TestW:mew:1-0
FrixelL:mew:0-1

:naganadel: Naganadel Pool :naganadel:
:naganadel:TenzaiRaynee403yukirobjrsashaleaveamessageScore
Tenzai:naganadel:WLLW2-2
Raynee403L:naganadel:LL0-3
yukiWW:naganadel:2-0
robjrWW:naganadel:WW4-0
sashaL:naganadel:0-1
leaveamessageLL:naganadel:0-2

:porygon2: Porygon2 Pool :porygon2:
:porygon2:tobMarshme1todnagerbdagerK3pprtraceMack KnifeScore
tob:porygon2:L0-1
Marshme1to:porygon2:WLLL1-3
dnagerbdagerL:porygon2:WW2-1
K3pprWW:porygon2:L2-1
traceWL:porygon2:1-1
Mack KnifeWLW:porygon2:2-1

:rillaboom: Rillaboom Pool :rillaboom:
:rillaboom:Meminger21cleffa haterMemoricFloristtheBudewHrishioo7AtraX MadaraScore
Meminger21:rillaboom:WLW2-1
cleffa haterL:rillaboom:0-1
Memoric:rillaboom:0-0
FloristtheBudewW:rillaboom:W2-0
Hrishioo7:rillaboom:0-0
AtraX MadaraLL:rillaboom:0-2
PrinceOfChaos subbed out for Memoric

:tapu fini: Tapu Fini Pool :tapu fini:
:tapu fini:ToxigenParaplegicDuckyHervAuraRayquazaGivrixScore
Toxigen:tapu fini:W1-0
Paraplegic:tapu fini:0-0
Ducky:tapu fini:L0-1
HervL:tapu fini:L0-2
AuraRayquaza:tapu fini:L0-1
GivrixWWW:tapu fini:3-0
Mystic Limbo subbed out for AuraRayquaza (loss to Givrix still stands)

:urshifu: Urshifu Pool :urshifu:
:urshifu:Ann nonimaEnzonana.Nido-RusNotlPrimRoseMr.BossaruGasaiYunoSanScore
Ann nonima:urshifu:W1-0
Enzonana.:urshifu:L0-1
Nido-RusW:urshifu:1-0
NotlPrimRose:urshifu:W1-0
Mr.BossaruLL:urshifu:L0-3
GasaiYunoSanW:urshifu:1-0

:volcanion: Volcanion Pool :volcanion:
:volcanion:KennyJRenUvUElfuseonThat DudegorexshaianScore
KennyJ:volcanion:W1-0
RenUvU:volcanion:W1-0
Elfuseon:volcanion:L0-1
That DudeLLW:volcanion:WL2-3
gorexL:volcanion:0-1
shaianW:volcanion:1-0
pppppp subbed out for gorex (loss to That Dude still stands)

:zygarde: Zygarde Pool :zygarde:
:zygarde:LemurrotxitxasyuykokoiKiQratpackerCyndaKill-SHScore
Lemurro:zygarde:WWW3-0
txitxasL:zygarde:WLLL1-4
yuykokoL:zygarde:0-1
iKiQW:zygarde:L1-1
ratpackerLWW:zygarde:W3-1
CyndaKill-SHLWL:zygarde:1-2

yovan33321 - subbed into Landorus Pool over Farfromani
Spurrific - subbed into Diancie Pool over Sanjay das
Memoric - subbed into Rillaboom Pool over PrinceOfChaos
gorex - subbed into Volcanion Pool over pppppp
Royal1604 - subbed into Amoonguss Pool over Nephtyrix
AuraRayquaza - subbed into Tapu Fini Pool over Mystic Limbo
SingleThunder

Deadline for playing all 5 of your pool games is Sunday 9th October, 7:00 PM GMT-4. Also, you must complete at least 1 game by Sunday 25th September 7:00 pm GMT-4, or be at risk of being subbed out!

Extensions will not be given under any circumstances as you have three weeks to schedule and play, though additional time will be given for tiebreakers if necessary. Substitutes will be randomised in as needed. Reminder that pools matches are best-of-1.

Please post which pool you're in when posting as it helps me when adding the games!
 
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