DOU Doubles Majors - Stage 1 (Pools)

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OP adapted from other Majors

Welcome to the first 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. For an example of how this tour is run, see the UU version.

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.
    • After all matches are completed, the top 2 players from each pool will advance to Stage 2.
    • 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

Step 1 is making sure you have the right number of signups required. Definitely don't, for example, run through everything with 90 instead of 80 and have to redo it all. Hypothetically speaking, of course :psynervous:.

With 93 signups, Doubles Majors will have 16 pools of 5 (80 places), with the top 2 from each pool advancing to a bracket of 32 in Stage 2 of the tour. Following Smogon hosting rules, the first 62.5% (56) of signups are guaranteed, while the remaining 24 places are randomly assigned to the remaining 37 signups. To do this, I took the list of 37 signups, randomised the order on random.org, with the first 24 users going through, and the remaining 13 starting as substitutes.

  1. Hervalt
  2. Commander Beta
  3. afakedugong
  4. z0mOG
  5. A Quail's Query
  6. Demantoid
  7. InkVGC
  8. CyndaKill-SH
  9. NicolásRon
  10. Voltix
  11. Hrishioo7
  12. GasaiYunoSan
  13. SMB
  14. Natheljesus
  15. TheDarkRising
  16. Akaru Kokuyo
  17. Pix
  18. Loudwinner
  19. raisedintyo
  20. Human
  21. ashbala99
  22. MADARAAAA
  23. txitxas
  24. Lemurro

  1. Al Thalab
  2. AuraRayquaza
  3. umbry
  4. EternalSnowman
  5. duckpond
  6. Shadowmonstr7
  7. Jomatoes
  8. MalMoonsault
  9. Lyss
  10. Lawea
  11. drakey
  12. Itchyy
  13. RKD

The 24 users listed above, along with the first 56 signups (everybody up to Sunrose inclusive), form the 80 players who will be assigned a pool. The first step is assigning pool leaders. The top 16 signups by current Circuit standings are as follows:

1. Mishimono (33)
2. YoBuddy (31)
3. JRL (30)
4. Actuarily (29)
4. SMB (29)
6. Yoda2798 (27)
7. Grandmas Cookin (22)
8. Yellow Paint (21)
8. Z Strats (21)
8. zeefable (21)
11. Zeal - formerly no one interesting (20)
12. fespy (18)
12. Human (18)
12. Memoric (18)
15. Demantoid (17)
15. Frania (17)
15. KennyJ (17)

Three players tie for 15th place at 17 points, two will randomly be chosen to be a pool leader:



Demantoid and Frania have been chosen to be pool leader (KennyJ is still in the tour, but will just not be a pool leader). The 16 pool leaders are then as follows: Mishimono, YoBuddy, JRL, Actuarily, SMB, Yoda2798, Grandmas Cookin, Yellow Paint, Z Strats, zeefable, Zeal, fespy, Human, Memoric, Demantoid, Frania.

The remaining 64 signups are now randomly assigned to 16 pools of 4 (completely unseeded), with each pool then assigned to a pool leader. To do this I took the list of remaining signups, randomised the order using random.org again, then took groups of 4 names from the list as pools, assigning them to pool leaders in the order above (e.g. 1-4 in the list below is in a pool with Mishimono as leader, etc.).

  1. Felines
  2. GasaiYunoSan
  3. Hervalt
  4. Bouff
  5. NinjaSnapple
  6. Xrn_n
  7. MADARAAAA
  8. MZB
  9. HaaiL
  10. LightScreener
  11. Drogba In Shenhua
  12. dnagerbdager
  13. InkVGC
  14. Natheljesus
  15. RelicanthPrimal
  16. Lemurro
  17. Loudwinner
  18. NicolásRon
  19. SingleThunder
  20. Mack Knife
  21. Akaru Kokuyo
  22. Sunrose
  23. mushamu
  24. TheDarkRising
  25. Qwello Lee
  26. KyleCole
  27. Estarossa
  28. Hrishioo7
  29. A Quail's Query
  30. smudgerox
  31. pannuracotta
  32. Enzonana.
  33. Zodiax
  34. Mr.Bossaru
  35. Candy Corn
  36. Paraplegic
  37. Hockey1
  38. MajorBowman
  39. ashbala99
  40. Spurrific
  41. raisedintyo
  42. CyndaKill-SH
  43. z0mOG
  44. trace
  45. txitxas
  46. Meminger21
  47. afakedugong
  48. Commander Beta
  49. skimmythegod
  50. Pix
  51. sawamura
  52. chlo
  53. Voltix
  54. queso
  55. papiloco
  56. adem
  57. Toxigen
  58. Karnisbroke
  59. Amaranth
  60. Crunchman
  61. KennyJ
  62. Alpha Rabbit
  63. Tenzai
  64. Eisenherz

For pool names, I made a list of the 16 most relevant-ish Pokemon (basically a mix between tiers 1-3 of the Viability Rankings and week 1 usage from SCL), randomised the order using random.org, then assigned them to the pools in order.

  1. Metagross
  2. Zeraora
  3. Mew
  4. Incineroar
  5. Diancie
  6. Heatran
  7. Tapu Fini
  8. Amoonguss
  9. Zygarde
  10. Porygon2
  11. Urshifu-R
  12. Kyurem-B
  13. Dragapult
  14. Genesect
  15. Rillaboom
  16. Volcanion

POOLS


:metagross: Metagross Pool :metagross:
Leader: Mishimono
Felines
GasaiYunoSan
Hervalt
Bouff

:metagross:MishimonoFelinesGasaiYunoSanHervaltBouffScore
Mishimono:metagross:WWWW4-0
FelinesL:metagross:WLW2-2
GasaiYunoSan (T)LL:metagross:WW2-2
HervaltLWL:metagross:W2-2
BouffLLLL:metagross:0-4

Tiebreak:
Felines vs GasaiYunoSan
GasaiYunoSan
vs Hervalt
Hervalt vs Felines

:zeraora: Zeraora Pool :zeraora:
Leader: YoBuddy
NinjaSnapple
Xrn_n
MADARAAAA
MZB

:zeraora:YoBuddyNinjaSnappleXrn_nMADARAAAAMZBScore
YoBuddy:zeraora:WLWW3-1
NinjaSnappleL:zeraora:WLW2-2
Xrn_nWL:zeraora:WL2-2
MADARAAAA (T)LWL:zeraora:W2-2
MZBLLWL:zeraora:1-3

Tiebreak:
NinjaSnapple vs Xrn_n
Xrn_n vs MADARAAAA
MADARAAAA
vs NinjaSnapple

:mew: Mew Pool :mew:
Leader: JRL
HaaiL
LightScreener
Drogba In Shenhua
dnagerbdager

:mew:JRLHaaiLLightScreenerDrogba In ShenhuadnagerbdagerScore
JRL:mew:WLWW3-1
HaaiLL:mew:WWL2-2
LightScreenerWL:mew:WW3-1
Drogba In ShenhuaLLL:mew:L0-4
dnagerbdagerLWLW:mew:2-2

:incineroar: Incineroar Pool :incineroar:
Leader: Actuarily
InkVGC
Natheljesus AuraRayquaza
RelicanthPrimal
Lemurro

:incineroar:ActuarilyInkVGCAuraRayquazaRelicanthPrimalLemurroScore
Actuarily:incineroar:LLWW2-2
InkVGCW:incineroar:LLW2-2
AuraRayquazaWW:incineroar:LW3-1
RelicanthPrimalLWW:incineroar:W3-1
LemurroLLLL:incineroar:0-4

:diancie: Diancie Pool :diancie:
Leader: SMB
Loudwinner
NicolásRon Itchyy
SingleThunder
Mack Knife

:diancie:SMBLoudwinnerItchyySingleThunderMack KnifeScore
SMB:diancie:LWWW3-1
LoudwinnerW:diancie:LLL1-3
ItchyyLW:diancie:LW2-2
SingleThunderLWW:diancie:L2-2
Mack KnifeLWLW:diancie:2-2

Tiebreak:
Itchyy vs SingleThunder
SingleThunder vs Mack Knife
Mack Knife vs Itchyy

:heatran: Heatran Pool :heatran:
Leader: Yoda2798
Akaru Kokuyo
Sunrose MalMoonsault
mushamu
TheDarkRising (now TDR)

:heatran:Yoda2798Akaru KokuyoMalMoonsaultmushamuTheDarkRisingScore
Yoda2798:heatran:LWWW3-1
Akaru KokuyoW:heatran:WW3-0
MalMoonsaultLL:heatran:WW2-2
mushamuLLL:heatran:0-3
TheDarkRisingLL:heatran:0-2

:tapu-fini: Tapu Fini Pool :tapu-fini:
Leader: Grandmas Cookin
Qwello Lee
KyleCole
Estarossa
Hrishioo7

:tapu-fini:Grandmas CookinQwello LeeKyleColeEstarossaHrishioo7Score
Grandmas Cookin:tapu-fini:LWWL2-2
Qwello LeeW:tapu-fini:WWW4-0
KyleColeLL:tapu-fini:WW2-2
EstarossaLLL:tapu-fini:L0-4
Hrishioo7WLLW:tapu-fini:2-2

Tiebreak:
Grandmas Cookin vs KyleCole
KyleCole vs Hrishioo7
Hrishioo7 vs Grandmas Cookin

:amoonguss: Amoonguss Pool :amoonguss:
Leader: Yellow Paint
A Quail's Query
smudgerox
pannuracotta
Enzonana.

:amoonguss:Yellow PaintA Quail's QuerysmudgeroxpannuracottaEnzonana.Score
Yellow Paint (T):amoonguss:LWWL2-2
A Quail's QueryW:amoonguss:LWL2-2
smudgeroxLW:amoonguss:LW2-2
pannuracottaLLW:amoonguss:L1-3
Enzonana.WWLW:amoonguss:3-1

Tiebreak:
Yellow Paint vs A Quail's Query
A Quail's Query vs smudgerox
smudgerox vs Yellow Paint

:zygarde: Zygarde Pool :zygarde:
Leader: Z Strats
Zodiax
Mr.Bossaru
Candy Corn
Paraplegic

:zygarde:Z StratsZodiaxMr.BossaruCandy CornParaplegicScore
Z Strats:zygarde:WWWL3-1
ZodiaxL:zygarde:LL0-3
Mr.BossaruL:zygarde:LW1-2
Candy CornLWW:zygarde:W3-1
ParaplegicWWLL:zygarde:2-2

:porygon2: Porygon2 Pool :porygon2:
Leader: zeefable
Hockey1
MajorBowman drakey
ashbala99
Spurrific

:porygon2:zeefableHockey1drakeyashbala99SpurrificScore
zeefable:porygon2:LWWL2-2
Hockey1W:porygon2:LWL2-2
drakeyLW:porygon2:LL1-3
ashbala99LLW:porygon2:L1-3
SpurrificWWWW:porygon2:4-0

Tiebreak:
zeefable vs Hockey1

:urshifu-rapid-strike: Urshifu-Rapid-Strike Pool :urshifu-rapid-strike:
Leader: Zeal
raisedintyo
CyndaKill-SH
z0mOG
trace

:urshifu-rapid-strike:ZealraisedintyoCyndaKill-SHz0mOGtraceScore
Zeal:urshifu-rapid-strike:WWLW3-1
raisedintyoL:urshifu-rapid-strike:LLL0-4
CyndaKill-SHLW:urshifu-rapid-strike:LW2-2
z0mOGWWW:urshifu-rapid-strike:L3-1
traceLWLW:urshifu-rapid-strike:2-2

:kyurem-black: Kyurem-Black Pool :kyurem-black:
Leader: fespy
txitxas
Meminger21
afakedugong
Commander Beta

:kyurem-black:fespytxitxasMeminger21afakedugongCommander BetaScore
fespy:kyurem-black:WLWW3-1
txitxasL:kyurem-black:LLL0-4
Meminger21WW:kyurem-black:LL2-2
afakedugongLWW:kyurem-black:W3-1
Commander BetaLWWL:kyurem-black:2-2

:dragapult: Dragapult Pool :dragapult:
Leader: Human
skimmythegod
Pix
sawamura
chlo

:dragapult:HumanskimmythegodPixsawamurachloScore
Human:dragapult:WWLW3-1
skimmythegodL:dragapult:WLL1-3
PixLL:dragapult:LL0-4
sawamuraWWW:dragapult:W4-0
chloLWWL:dragapult:2-2

:genesect: Genesect Pool :genesect:
Leader: Memoric
Voltix
queso
papiloco
adem

:genesect:MemoricVoltixquesopapilocoademScore
Memoric:genesect:WWWW4-0
VoltixL:genesect:WWW3-1
quesoLL:genesect:L0-3
papilocoLLW:genesect:W2-2
ademLLL:genesect:0-3

:rillaboom: Rillaboom Pool :rillaboom:
Leader: Demantoid
Toxigen
Karnisbroke
Amaranth
Crunchman

:rillaboom:DemantoidToxigenKarnisbrokeAmaranthCrunchmanScore
Demantoid:rillaboom:LWLL1-3
ToxigenW:rillaboom:WLL2-2
KarnisbrokeLL:rillaboom:WW2-2
AmaranthWWL:rillaboom:W3-1
CrunchmanWWLL:rillaboom:2-2

Tiebreak:
Toxigen vs Karnisbroke
Karnisbroke vs Crunchman
Crunchman vs Toxigen

:volcanion: Volcanion Pool :volcanion:
Leader: Frania
KennyJ
Alpha Rabbit
Tenzai
Eisenherz Shadowmonstr7

:volcanion:FraniaKennyJAlpha RabbitTenzaiShadowmonstr7Score
Frania:volcanion:LWWL2-2
KennyJW:volcanion:LWL2-2
Alpha RabbitLW:volcanion:LW2-2
TenzaiLLW:volcanion:L1-3
Shadowmonstr7WWLW:volcanion:3-1

Tiebreak:
Frania vs KennyJ
KennyJ vs Alpha Rabbit
Alpha Rabbit vs Frania

Al Thalab
AuraRayquaza
umbry
EternalSnowman
duckpond
Shadowmonstr7
Jomatoes
MalMoonsault
Lyss
Lawea
drakey
Itchyy

RKD
Neblina

Deadline for playing all 4 of your pool games is Sunday 10th October, 7:00 PM GMT-4. Extensions will not be given under any circumstances as you have three weeks to schedule and play. Substitutes will be randomized in as needed. Reminder that pools matches are best-of-1.
 
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