Low Tier I - Signups

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Welcome to the Draft League subforum's first Low Tier Draft, where the weaker pokemon in the dex get to shine! This is a Type C tournament so this will contribute ever so slightly towards the Draft League Circuit. This tour is hosted by TTK, Lumii and ultraplayer. Battles will take place in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Paldea Dex Draft tier on Pokémon Showdown!

Due to the nature of this tour, only the first 5/8ths (62.5%) of signups are guaranteed entry. All signups beyond this point will be picked from a randomized list to fill the remaining 3/8ths (37.5%) of competitors, so if you'd like to ensure a spot, sign up early. You can read the full ruling here.

This tour will be a Swiss-style tour. We will also be experimenting with a re-draft for the top cut phase.

Tournament Outline
  • Signups will be open from now to Saturday, August 5th, at 6:59pm GMT+0
  • Once signups are complete, players will be randomized into pools of eight for drafting in the Draft League Discord server in channels made for each pool. A contributor will facilitate the coordination of the draft section for each pool.
  • Note: You must be in the Discord server for the draft stage, to ensure ability to participate and communicate.
  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool's tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you may not pick it.
  • For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
  • Once the draft is over, you must declare one Tera Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that may terastallize.
  • The following complex bans are in place:
    - No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
    - No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Leppa Berry.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drizzle.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drought.
  • The following Pokémon may not be Tera-Captains:
    :cloyster: - Cloyster :cloyster:
    :cresselia: - Cresselia :cresselia:
    :drednaw: - Drednaw :drednaw:
    :polteageist: - Polteageist :polteageist:
    :noivern: - Noivern :noivern:
    :regidrago: - Regidrago :regidrago:
    :regieleki: - Regieleki :regieleki:
    :sandy-shocks: - Sandy Shocks :sandy-shocks:
    :tornadus: - Tornadus-Incarnate :tornadus:
    :toxtricity: - Toxtricity :toxtricity:
  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Paldea Dex Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us.
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Each set is a best-of-one set.
  • The following clauses apply:
    - Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    - Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
    - Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat
    - OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
    - Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
    - Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
    - Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset.
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.
  • Rankings within pools may not be 100% accurate as the spreadsheet does not track head-to-head results. Players are ranked based upon: most wins, head-to-head, battle differential.
About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, and an extension has not been requested, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

Please note that all extension requests and activity claims must be posted to the thread, and that all of these will be judged on a case by case basis.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the base form of this rule.]

The Draft Board will be linked here when it's finished.

This thread and all future Summer Seasonal 2023 threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error. We are human, after all.



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Signups will close on Saturday, August 5th, at 6:59pm GMT+0. To enter, simply use the form above and join the Discord server, anyone who is not in the server AND verified will have their signup removed. The Draft documents will be going offline on 6 August as we set up the draft stage.
 
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