Twinleaf Mutant Ninja Squirtles v Santalune Storms
SS: Grandmas Cookin vs Shadowmonstr7 - GMA gave YoBuddy his first team tour win in a minute, while Shadowmonstr got pretty out played by Toxigen last week. If I had to base this on who they went up against though, Toxigen looked in real good shape during his game and Shadowmonstr did a good job making it not a wash. I think I'll trust the past dpl achievements for now, but it could go to GMA too.
SS: MajorBowman vs papiloco - Another hard one tbh. Both players didn't look bad in their first games, with papiloco actually pulling an upset against Z Strats. Despite this and the Bowman losing, I still think its close since Jake can still play some solid games and if papiloco doesn't get a great match up again I think its possible Jake takes it. We will just have to see though!
SM: miltankmilk vs Croven - I'd usually go croven here but Umbry did super out play him. That might have been the most one sided match so far. To be fair it was Umbry though, hard first match up. On the other hand we have Miltankmilk who actually played real well vs Nido-Rus and honestly if a little luck didn't go against them probably would have won too. I don't know how much Croven really cares, and based off the games last week I'm going to trust the milk here.
XY: Memoric vs qsns - This one is hard. Both lost last week but are definitely top XY players. Usually I'd always go qsns here but for some reason I want to put my faith in Memo to bounce back. I know qsns probably should've won last week, and is definitely not washed, but idk.. don't make me regret this Memo or I'm never predicting you again!
BW: Biosci vs Human - I think Enosh doesn't have the best approach to BW DOU, as I think he thinks of it more as VGC 2013 with random strong mons sprinkled in. Biosci is in my opinion the best person (maybe besides DaWob) to beat newer players in this tier. We will have to see though, Enosh is good at coming up with unique strats and farming wins with them so who knows.
DUU: Actuarily vs Yellow Paint - I can't say a lot about DUU since I don't even know what's legal, but I will say I trust Actuarily to bounce back from his loss last week since he has always pulled out good record in DUU during DPL. I know YP did win last week but its hard to rate it again someone who hasn't really ever played DUU, so this will be the true test for me.
Milwaukee Ducks v Slateport City Sp_ndas
SS: MADARAAAA vs Toxigen - Madara is a good player but Toxigen played very well last week. There isn't too much to say here to be honest, I have faith in Toxigen vs most players if they continue to play with good game plans.
SS: Meminger21 vs Z Strats - I don't like saying it but I don't really know who Meminger21 is, but I'm sure since they got drafted by SMB they are good enough. However, they are up against a Z Strats who is coming off a loss and desperate to prove they are still a top player. I am going to go with the 1-1 Z Strats vs the 0-2.
SM: SMB vs umbry - This is a highlight match for the season. Both are super talented players, making great plays and team choices no matter what the tier is. SMB did get a free win last week though with Yoda#### timing out, but its safe to say they still are in form. I'm going umbry since she not only played amazing vs Croven last week, but also I just feel she is stronger in this tier than SMB is.
XY: Akaru Kokuyo vs Amaranth - I don't know much about Akura, especially in XY, but despite the SMB support I still rate Amaranth higher. I don't think he played perfectly last week but he still managed to pull the win out vs a very strong qsns, so I'll go with that.
BW: DaWoblefet vs Frania - DaWob is considered the goat of team tours right now I think. That on top of him probably being seen as the best BW DOUer right now, its hard to predict against him. However, I believe in Frania to do it. Someone has to stop this man.. he is becoming too strong. Frania, will you stop this beast before he becomes a monster?
DUU: RelicanthPrimal vs I want Atago to sit on me - Relicanth has SMB support which I heard is good in even DUU, while Cheese has no support and doesn't know the format LOL. I do think Cheese is a pretty good player though so if the match up is a little more even then Cheese can 100% win this game.
Hau'oli Haxers v Browbeat Lands
SS: Paraplegic vs YoBuddy - Para is just a good SS DOU player, becoming better and better over time to eventually helping carry US East. YoBuddy isn't a bad player at all but I feel they do struggle a bit in team tournaments, and with Para looking so strong in them recently, gotta go with that.
SS: GasaiYunoSan vs Qwello Lee - I hate saying it but again, I do not know Gasai at all but I'm sure they are good. The issue is Qwello just came off a win and is just a very solid player in general. I think this is just a safe pick.
SM: Yoda2798 vs stax - Goat.. vs a time out.. Nah this is actually pretty close, Yoda#### is really good at SM DOU and I don't think stax loves it but lets be real, stax is good at every doubles format. I will say I am sad to see stax out of XY though, I feel that is where he is strongest. But yea, I trust stax in every game.
XY: JRL vs Voltix - This is a lot closer than most games. Both seem good at XY and DOU in general. I don't actually know too much about either's real play though, but JRL has been historically stronger. I also think JRL is a top XY player iirc? Idk This is why I wait to do these LOL.
BW: Checkmater vs Crunchman - Crunchman still learning BW DOU against an older mainer, going to be fun to see if he gets the hang of it. To be fair Crunch did almost beat Biosci, but I think the reason he did not win was because of a lot of misplays so lets see if he continues that trend.
DUU: Mishimono vs Lord Death Man - Mishi is really good at DUU from what I've heard, but Lord Death Man is like historically very good at DUU and I believe in team tournaments in general. I think he could honestly sweep this whole field, but we will have to wait and see!