Group Pool Play VGC 2015 Tournament - [Phase 1] Pool Play Round Robin

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Hoped everyone enjoyed there Holidays. The time has now come for the Group Pool Play VGC 2015 Tournament to start!

Basic Rules
  • If your user name undergoes a change, it is your obligation to report the change to the hosts of any tournaments you are participating in, as well as your opponents in those tournaments.
  • Avoid dropping out of a tournament midway through unless you have a good reason for doing so. People that repeatedly drop out of tournaments without good reason may be punished.
    • If you do have to drop out, you must notify the host and your opponent.
  • Endeavor to complete your battles before the deadline of each round. If we notice a pattern of laziness, we may decide to punish you.
  • Disconnections and Timer Clause: In live tournaments with short time constraints such as the Smogon Tour, if a player disconnects or times out, the opponent may take the win. In other tournaments, if a player disconnects and contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.
  • Simulator Glitches: Any battle mechanics not properly implemented in the simulator used for a tournament battle are fair game, unless explicitly banned by that tournament's rules. Illegal move-sets that are not restricted by the simulator fall into this category as well. However, this does not include faulty tier scripts; for example, if there was a bug in the BW OU tier script that allowed you to use Drizzle and Swift Swim on the same team, taking advantage of this would result in disqualification in that battle. If a game breaking glitch is discovered, we will make a blanket tournament ban on that glitch via an announcement in the Tournaments forum until it is fixed.
  • Ghosting: The player in a tournament battle should be the one making their own decisions. Do not tell a player what move to make in a tournament battle (i.e. do not "ghost" them), and do not make your moves based on another person's suggestions. If we are made aware that someone playing a tournament battle is making some of their moves based mainly on the suggestions of someone else, punishments may be handed out to both parties involved.
  • Identity: Pretending to be another player in relation to a tournament battle is strictly prohibited. Do not try to impersonate or play as another player.
  • Rule Breaking: If a player breaks a rule during a battle, they are disqualified from that particular battle. If it was a single battle in a series, they will still have the opportunity to play the rest of the series.
  • Draws: If a battle ends in a draw in an elimination tournament or another tournament format that is unable to handle draws, there should be a rematch between the players with the option for both players to change teams.
  • Forfeiting: A player may forfeit their battle during or after the battle, as long as the result has not been confirmed by the host. If a player forfeits before a battle commences in the first round of a tournament, they are eligible for substitution if appropriate. We highly recommend that you do not forfeit your tournament battles just because you got lucky, but we do not enforce this.
  • Host / Tournament Director Decisions: The host may make a judgment call on the outcome of a battle with a disputed result, even if one player has broken the rules. If you believe the host has made an unjust decision, you may inform the Tournament Director responsible for the tournament of the situation and request that they make a final call on it.
  • Sportsmanship: If a player displays exceedingly poor sportsmanship before, during, or after a tournament battle, they may be disqualified or otherwise punished.
  • Activity wins and scheduling: Contact your opponent as quickly as possible on their Smogon wall, and look out for them on PS too. Unfortunately, I'll have to make some activity calls - I'll be making these based on activity posts (make these detailed, please, and explain why you deserve an activity win) and VM conversations, so be active and schedule as early as you can with your opponent. Use VMs and you will be fine. No extensions, sorry. (Stolen from Darnell)

Group Pool Play Rules
  • Example:
-Person 1
-Person 2
-Person 3
-Person 4

-Person 5
-Person 6
-Person 7
-Person 8

  • Within your group, you will be having a miniature Round Robin series.
  • What is Round Robin? Pretty much facing everyone who is in your group ONCE in a series of ONE match to decide.
  • After everyone in your pool has faced each other, the top two participants of each group will be moving onto the next round. The top two will be decided by who has the best win/loss ratio. If an event of a tie happens, the contestants who are in the tie will battle again. If this issue is really holding the tournament back, I will do a coin flip so please don't make it come to that :)
  • This process should last about 1-2 weeks.
  • You are allowed to change teams against opponents.
You have until January 20th 2015 at 11:55 PM EST to complete all your matches. There is no specific order to do these matches so feel free to do the ones in your choosing or convenient to you.

Best way to schedule a match with your opponents is to message them via PM on Smogon or write on there Smogon profile wall and say your time zone, when can you play, etc.

Whether you win or lose, I would like both players reporting the match and showing proof in this thread. This means saving replays of the match.

If you want to leave the tournament, please think it through of course. Also try to decide as soon as possible because this will give me an easier time subbing people in and give them time to go against there opponents.

Speaking of substitutes, here is the list:

If you still want to play in the tournament, you will have to wait in the substitute list. To get into the substitute list, you will need to sign up for the tournament in the sign up thread which is located here.

Good luck and have fun everyone!


Timer Group

725roy 0-4
Croven 2-2
Laga 2-2
e7e 4-0
Cobalt314 2-2

1. e7e 4-0
2. Croven 2-2

Lure Group

qsns vs idiotfrommars ??
qsns vs Henry
qsns vs Bard of Rage ??
qsns vs innovamania
idiotfrommars vs Henry
idiotfrommars vs Bard of Rage
vs innovamania
Henry vs Bard of Rage
Henry vs innovamania
Bard of Rage
vs innovamania

1. innovamania 3-1
2. Henry 3-1

Dusk Group

Magikarpite Plz vs 2girls1muk
Magikarpite Plz vs Goao
Magikarpite Plz vs Professor Birch
Magikarpite Plz vs Chenkovsky
2girls1muk vs Goao
2girls1muk vs Professor Birch
2girls1muk vs Chenkovsky
vs Professor Birch
Goao vs Chenkovsky
Professor Birch vs Chenkovsky

1. Professor Birch 3-1
2. Goao 3-1

Cherish Group

qwerts vs FullLifeGames
qwerts vs DaAwesomeDude1
qwerts vs Skarm_Steel
qwerts vs Pinoy Pwnage
FullLifeGames vs DaAwesomeDude1
FullLifeGames vs Skarm_Steel
FullLifeGames vs Pinoy Pwnage
vs Skarm_Steel
DaAwesomeDude1 vs Pinoy Pwnage
Skarm_Steel vs Pinoy Pwnage

1. FullLifeGames 4-0
2. qwerts 3-1

Dream Group

1. coolking49 4-0
2. Shaian 2-2

Level Group

HaxBro.K vs Spitzkopf Larry
vs Vinc2612
HaxBro.K vs Leodamin
HaxBro.K vs GiraGoomy
Spitzkopf Larry vs Vinc2612
Spitzkopf Larry vs Leodamin
Spitzkopf Larry vs Gira Goomy - Activity
Vinc2612 vs Leodamin
Vinc2612 vs Gira Goomy
Leodamin vs Gira Goomy??

Moon Group

Kiyo 1-2
Duetis 4-0
Sand Castle 0-4
Level 51 3-1
scotti 1-2
Kiyo vs Duetis - Activity
Kiyo vs Sand Castle - Activity
Kiyo vs Level 51 - Activity
Kiyo vs scotti - ??
Duetis vs Sand Castle - Activity
Duetis vs Level 51 - Coin Flip
Duetis vs scotti - Activity
Sand Castle vs Level 51 - Activity
Sand Castle vs scotti - Activity
Level 51 vs scotti - Activity

1. Duetis 4-0
2. Level 51 3-1

Heavy Group

MaximumZero vs Ranger Dave
MaximumZero vs praj.pran
MaximumZero vs Xanthopoulus-
MaximumZero vs Laurel
Ranger Dave vs praj.pran - Coin Flip
Ranger Dave vs Xanthopoulus-
Ranger Dave
vs Laurel
praj.pran vs Xanthopoulus-
praj.pran vs Laurel
Xanthopoulus- vs Laurel - Coin flip

1. Laurel 3-1
2. Xanthopoulus- 3-1
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If you have any questions feel free to PM me, write on my wall or post in this thread!

I'll think about also doing some YouTube commentary for some battles or just a montage of highlights.
CaptainKroor hasn't been seen since the day he registered, on December 19th. Plasmanta also hasn't been seen since the 20th. Anyways, I vm'd everyone in my group.
Please sub me out Xlstevo, sorry. I've been so busy I haven't even had time to make a team or play at all.
Ok will do.

Goao your in. The group your in is Dusk so get to it :p. Also players of Dusk, beware that Goao is subbing for Hulavuta.

CaptainKroor hasn't been seen since the day he registered, on December 19th. Plasmanta also hasn't been seen since the 20th. Anyways, I vm'd everyone in my group.
I see. To be fair though, the tournament just started so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Probably going to give them a few days/week and if they continue to seem inactive I'll sub.
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