LC Little Cup Ladder Tournament: 2021 Edition (Cycle I)


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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.


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 16 by the end of the cycle. The cycle will end one week (Next Sunday at 6:00 East Time). The second and final cycle will begin immediately following the ending of the first cycle. Cycle II ends at 11:00 PM Eastern Time the following Sunday. Players who reach the top sixteen 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. The top 8 players from this cycle will receive reqs for this suspect, regardless of how high their elo is compared to the next. You may participate in either or both cycles. All games that are apart of the LC Ladder Tour will be forced public.

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.

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.​
  • 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.​
  • Your name MUST be recognizable as you. If I cannot figure out who you are just by looking at the name, I can and will make you restart at any time in the cycle.​
  • If you happen to get in the top 8 twice, you do not get to vote twice. You do block someone from getting reqs from this tour though.​
Here is the format for sign-ups.
Cycle 1 Alt: RXG1 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

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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?

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's the general tournament rules that you are expected to know:
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: RXG1
Cycle I ends on March 14th at 6 PM Eastern Time. The next cycle starts whenever I post it and ends on Sunday, March 21st 11 PM Eastern Time.

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