LC Little Cup Ladder Tournament: 2020 Edition (Cycle I)

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Please be aware that you can only sign up for one of cycles 1 or 2! You can’t play in both.

We’re experimenting with this new rule. You can’t play in both cycles. The idea is that cycle 2 is much easier than cycle 1 normally when everyone who’s qualified for cycle 1 stops playing in cycle 2, so we’re trying to divide you guys more evenly. Sign up for whichever fits your schedule better, since you can’t play in both.

Welcome back to the next tour in the LC Circuit: The Little Cup Ladder Tour! This tournament is designed to reward consistency and a high level of play maintained over a long stretch of games. Players of all skill levels will be laddering on fresh accounts in order to reach the top of the ladder, where the top cut from two separate cycles will play in a single-elimination seeded bracket.

Listed below are the rules for the tour; keep in mind the rules might be a little different from your typical ladder tour. Most importantly from the last one, we have made it so you can only enter one cycle of the tournament. If you enter Cycle I, you cannot enter Cycle II and vice versa. This thread is only for Cycle 1, Cycle 2 begins next week.

Stage 1: The Ladder Portion
Stage 1 will be broken up into two sections; Cycle I and Cycle II. Players will sign up for Cycle I by posting in this thread with a corresponding Pokemon Showdown! account, with the tag at the bottom of this post. If your account does not have the tag at the beginning of the name or the post does not match the corresponding account, your signup will be ignored. I have the right to tell you that you need to start over if I can't tell who you are based on your Showdown name. All participants will ladder on the [Gen 8] LC Ladder in the hopes to score within the top 12 by the end of the cycle. Players who reach top 4 of the ladder will receive a bye during Stage 2. The cycle will end one week (Next Sunday at 11:59 EDT) after the cycle begins. The second and final cycle will begin immediately following the ending of the first cycle. Cycle II ends at 5:59 EDT the following Sunday. Once you have signed up for this cycle, you are NOT allowed to participate in this cycle. Players who reach the top twelve during either cycle will be assigned a seed which will be based off of the elo they finished with at the end of their cycle. Regardless of their elo, the top four of both cycles will occupy the 1-8 seeds.


Stage 2: The Playoffs
Following the 2 weeks of ladder qualification (throughout the 2 cycles), the top players from both cycles will face off in a single elimination, BO3 SS LC playoff bracket.

RULES THAT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SAY, BUT I AM BECAUSE SOMEONE WILL SCREW IT UP
If you are caught doing these things, you will be disqualified and possibly (probably) receive an infraction:

  • Boosting other players on the ladder, win trading, or cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Using /ionext to hide your battles is strictly forbidden. If we catch you using this (and we will catch you), you will be disqualified from participating.
  • Any accounts that are made must be made after the cycle begins: if an account is made or pre-registered before the cycle begins it cannot be used.
  • Trying to sign up for both cycles, or laddering on both cycles.
— But Coco! What if I accidentally /ionext my battle?
I understand that accidents do happen, so we have a way to publicly shame you if you hide your battles by accident. You will save the replay and edit it into your signup post after the game. If it is not posted within a reasonable amount of time, we will disqualify you. You also need to add to your post after you add the replays that you are a big idiot that doesn't know how to follow directions.

If your opponent does it, you can either DM me your hidden replay or post it yourself.

HOW TO SIGN UP:
When signing up, follow this format exactly:

Forum name: Coconut
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Coconut
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.


Plaintext for the copy/paste:
Forum name:
Cycle 1 Alt:
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.

Once you are signed up, immediately register the name on PS! Then you may start battling on that account. You will not be allowed to change your account once you have posted. Please use a name that someone can quickly identify it as your Smogon account, do not use someone else's name or some random name that I cannot immediately tell who you are.

Here are the general tournament rules that you are expected to read and know by now.
Rules:
Standard SS LC
Any changes to the tier that occur in the middle of a round will not apply until the next round
You are expected to know and follow all general tournament rules. Please also read this more recent thread.
VMs are only thing that matters for activity. Use this guide to ensure you don't lose via activity or coinflip.
This is part of the official LC Circuit and will use the following chart for scoring.
You must top cut to receive points.


THE CYCLE I TAG IS "N3ULC"

Cycle I ends at March 16th at 11:59 EDT; Cycle II starts immediately after (or whenever I post it) and ends at 5:59 EDT. Keep this in mind when you choose to sign up for this Cycle or the next Cycle.
Good luck everyone!
 
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Stoward

Ah, you're finally awake
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Plaintext for the copy/paste:
Forum name: Stoward
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC STO
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.

uh also first ig
 

Kipkluif

formerly Kolonel Kipkluif
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Forum name: Kipkluif
Cycle 1 Alt: n3ulc kip
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
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Forum name: Heysup
Cycle 1 Alt: n3ulc Heysup
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
Plaintext for the copy/paste:
Forum name: Pamplona
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC PamplonaGG
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules? yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.

Thanks for putting on another ladder tour! I agree with the 1 cycle participation it was a nice addition by the tour team.

People who made the game private vs me:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8lc-1076475092-hphh3o25erdenaj8bsw8qbpmbrjozo9pw
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8lc-1078053363-lv2ha0ps7gga621uxwelwwyzsngdeo2pw
 
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Forum name: Expulso
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Expulso
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: Yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
Forum name: Averardo
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Ave
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 

Kebab mlml

Mitridate, re del Ponto
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Forum name: Kebab mlml
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Kebab
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 

Mix

mahmood soldi
is a Tiering Contributor
Forum name: Mix
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Mix
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 

Cheese5555

too cheesy
Forum name: Cheese5555
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC cheese
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules? yea
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
Forum name: Drafeu-kun
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Drafeu-kun
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 

fran17

I COULD BE BANNED!
Forum name: fran17
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC 17
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
 
Forum name: OminousDraco
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC OD
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules? YES
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
Forum name: PMD-Mudkip
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC Mudkip
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules? Yes
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 
Forum name: crashy
Cycle 1 Alt: N3ULC crash
Does my alt for Cycle 1 contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules? YES
I have read the rules and understand that I am only allowed to enter into one Cycle.
 

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