psh don't go into the tour with that kind of attitude you got picked cause one of the managers were impressed with your skills, if you need help ask your team they will defenitly help you. I'll help too since im bored with nothing to doThank you for the draft, I'm pretty sure I'm weaker than all of you anyways. Have fun.
Lol then I guess learn and get better, maybe watch the tour like I will, It should help learn by watching some of greatest members in the gameOh, wait I wasn't actually picked... Because, well, everyone has been in top 10 multiple times with different accounts, so I guess that's fair. Everything that smogon does is just and undoubtedly logic.
2 > 1Hello everyone, I will attempt to improve upon the infamous Unbiased Power Rankings from MWP. Most, if not all of these teams look atrocious so I will attempt to sort through the trash.
1) Hearthome Honchkrows: Squad: Sabella, 1 True Lycan, Star, Bitana, Clearly, Teddeh, Crashy, Jase The World, TheArchitect, Oberyn
Honchkrows got Star on a 13k retain effectively giving them the best team from the very beginning. Personally, I don't think they had a very good draft but it is still the best team on paper. Teddeh, who went for rather cheap imo, had a very good world cup with his UK manager Lycan who team again. Rumors are that Clearly has cursed every team he has ever touched so other teams will be desperate for that to continue. Everyone knows how good lycan has been in these tours and how good Star is. Bitana is capable. Their bench is a major issue where they have 'carried to multiple ring user Jase the World' and fellow 'carried to multiple rings user Crashy' or possibly TheArchitect, a Rouge?! goon who has impressed a former member of this community. None are inspiring. Oberyn was stolen from me and is a solid pick at the end but if he does poorly along with the other slot that belongs on a bench, and sabella continues to have subpar records in mono tours, this team could find it difficult to breeze through the weeks as expected. However, I expect sabella to put up records like he can and get this team into the playoffs with a top 2 seed if they keep the Clearly curse out.
2) Goldenrod Gengars: Squad: Chaitanya, Waszap, Finchinator, dahli, Evigaro, Arkenciel, Feitan the steam, KuraiTenshi26, Megazard, Toadow, Dak Prescott, London13
Next, as the goat Charmflash himself did, I put my own team at number 2. I can just as easily see us a lot lower but because no rankings are truly unbiased here we are. However, like Charmflash was, I am happy with my draft and am hopeful for this season. I don't think a lot separates 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 but as Charmflash was, I am probably wrong. We are relying on Arkenciel in oras who is like 3-10 and spends more time on a side server? Yikes. Tryhard ass Finchinator will probably settle into oras rather quickly (hopefully), and considering it is a bunch of medicham users and medicham cteamers, there is a glimmer of hope there. Feitan has impressed a lot of people but was pretty average on a terrible Europe team in wcop but with better support in Waszap and I, should be better. Evigaro had a decent wcop which hopefully translates to mpl. KuraiTenshi26 also had a good wcop which again hopefully translates here and Dak in the back is nice support. The substitutes aren't the most promising, but not many are and there's some variety that keeps me hopeful. If one of our SM slots is underwhelming this could go downhill fast. Old gen spots are unproven even though finch should be fine in any slot. Overall we're SM heavy and I think old gens will make or break us. Like I said we could end up a bottom half team if our old gens go to crap but I expect to do well.
3) Meteor Falls Miniors: Squad: Paleo, Attribute, Freeroamer, ima, xiri, skysolo14, MJ, Alkione, H.M.N.I.P, Twilight Solace, Entei, Zesty43, RealFV13
I thought this team got worse the more I looked at it, but unfortunately so did all the others. Freeroamer is probably the best BWer in the pool and will have to win most of their weeks for them to have a chance of playoffs. I think ima's said he'll be inactive for a bunch of the tour so that's bad. Their subs are probably the best of the lot, which is probably the brightest point other than dm in BW. I think Attribute will have to put the consistently average records behind him and have a great tour if this team is gonna make it to the playoffs. Paleo's starting in Oras but I have a feeling he'll end up in SM soon enough. He should bounce back from a bad record in wcop if he's a little more active. The most experienced player in their SM slots w1 is xiri who is below even attribute on the sheet. Not sure why skysolo is sitting but lol. This team is similar to lotads but I think they have the better bench minus HMNIP and their sm builders are probably better. Potential playoffs but I think too many SM holes for a top-two finish.
4) Two Island Tapus: Squad: FLCL, Pak, Cell, trash, Sae, Days for Dabs, dcae, Metariolu7, Catalystic, Luckypiper, tko
10k flcl is a very nice start and Pak is solid but unless lax is cranking out teams, which is doubtful with wcop going on, I think this is another team which will have problems with their sm slots. Sae always seems to put up good records going under the radar and I expect that to continue here. Dcae and trash have generally had good records in mono tours which should continue with decent support. Lots of question marks after this... Another rogue?! goon... Metariolu, who's impressed in OMs but hasn't done anything in cg mono I think. Cell just came back I think (again) so he'll need probably need some help. Cata's gotten better but still a way away from putting up a decent record. Luckypiper got benched in blt was a bit of a surprise pick up and tko's basically a cheerleader in these. I think they'll need a lot of support from their managers to qualify for playoffs but it's very possible.
5) Littleroot Lotads: Squad: Ridley, Rozes, Zukushiku, Ashauray, Shiba, double switches, Charmflash, col49, GL volkner, Insult
As many expected, Ticken overpaid for Zukushiku, and while he's probably still excellent even after a break, 36k crippled them, leaving them with a lineup which is likely to feature some below average sm slots. Double switches has had a torrid time of it lately in team tours and they have no other cg mono mains, which is always a worry. I had this team at 3 for a minute but the more I looked at it the more of an issue their lack of sm slots were. Insult and Col are good players but there's a fair chance neither have ever watched let alone played a mono game before. Ridley will be fine in oras as usual, and will probably provide enough tests and help that Ashauray picks up a few wins but from what I've seen definitely this is a weaker oras slot. Volkner plays oms and Shibas had up and down mono tours. Not sure who will build their SM teams between switches, charmflash(whos stuff was uninspiring in mwp), Ridley who will be pressed with oras, and a returning zukushiku, but it is their weak point for sure. If they can't figure out their sm quickly, they could be done pretty quickly. These two have great records managing however and I think they can sneak through. Predicting a midtable finish.
6) Sunnyshore Surskits: Squad: Decem, Havens, Eien, Trace, Feliburn, Raichy, Bouff, TSR, Corporal Levi, Eternally, Amaroq
Well LOL idk this looks sketchy...you see Eien and some fgo members and not much else. Raichy the dragon slayer would be incredible if we had gsc mono, not sure how he'll go in bo3..? Feliburn's put up decent numbers in mono tours before. Havens had a good exhibition but hasn't done anything in a mono tour yet and Decem's played one game iirc? Trace had a good wcop and they'll be desperate for him to repeat that. Levi's oras games have all been rather bad and bouff plays threat?. I think Eien believes this is a top 4 lineup and the onus will be on him to prove me wrong. Poor dudes gonna be making 8 teams a week. Surprisingly enough their SM seems to have some good MUs week 1 with Decem Havens Eien and Feliburn all in SM but past gens look a wash. Ofc it is mono and you can cheese a matchup so you can never count a team out but this one looks like it's missing playoffs.
7) Cherrygrove Cherubis: Squad: Vid, Arifeen, Wincon, Jyph, Zugubu royale, Cam, Dugza, Bluxio, Coconut, Ninjadog13, Brisked, gum, chras
Honestly, I think this team is better than the one above on paper but don't believe they'll gel together. I believe in Eien's carrying capabilities more than I believe in this group succeeding as a whole. Solid Oras core with Vid and Arifeen and jyph in bw is decent enough but Wincon has an absolutely massive price tag to live up to and will probably be responsible for all their sm teams. It's hard to see zugu working with anyone let alone starblim after last years poopitar disaster but for their sake, I hope it works out. Their SM is extremely suspect beyond wincon... Cam in bo3 doesn't inspire much confidence either. Brisked is very new and motivated but from what I've seen terribly inconsistent... I don't think chras showed up to any of his wcop games and the only thing I've heard about gum is that he's iExcas tutee so lol...Coconut doesn't really play mono and I think bluxio and dugza are both mehh. Imo their season depends on wincon and if zugu can be a team player. If they start their first couple weeks poorly I don't see this staying together. Out of the bottom 3 however I think they are the most likely to make playoffs.
8) Cinnabar Charizards: maroon, Harpp, North, Izaya, Trichotomy, vodoom, TJ, nailec, Ultraballz, Hammy, Alpha Rabbit, TPP, smub, Omega-xis
After begging for weeks for a 5k drop in his price, Maroon promptly wasted it during the draft. Anyway, once again I think individually this team is better than the Surskits but I have faith in Eien carrying a major load and a lack of faith in this team working together. Apparently, harpp wasn't the most reliable manager in wcop but tryhard iexca should be very active. Whether he'll get his players to respect him is another question all together. Smub will be missing for a lot of MPL, hammy is probably bad and I know nothing about ultraballz. Omega will meme around and I doubt TPP will be of much use. I think TJ is bad at mono and Rabbit is decent but has been gone for a while. Nailec mained mono lc and was thrown around in dumb tiers in wcop so this is kinda new to him but I have faith in him to put up a solid record. Vodoom chokes away some of the easiest games and getting him to care will be difficult but he can be solid. Trichotomy is pretty likely to die off during the season but if he's active he'll be pretty good. Harpp will be fine in sm on the back of an undefeated wcop run and North will probably be average in a solid bw pool. Izaya is probably average. I think they have the players to make a push but won't end up having the chemistry. If they get an active trichotomy and North does amazingly with harpp continuing his form, they have a chance but I'll be surprised if this ends up being a playoff team.
I really don't think a lot separates 6,7, and 8, and if things go right they all have a decent chance of qualifying. I think there's one clear favorite, 4 teams a bit below, and 3 teams a notch below them. Obviously, this was just my opinion and a bit of fun. I think it'll be a pretty competitive mpl considering no team should end up like the Charmflashes from mwp. Good luck to everyone, hope it's a good, drama-filled MPL.
It's a team tour in which certain teams go to a money-based draft and put up money in order to receive players on the teams. Since the number of people who signed up was large, unfortunately, a lot of people who signed up didn't get picked to a team. To check if you got picked, go to the admin thread and see if you're name is on one of the teams. If you didn't get drafted, you should play in more individual tournaments to get your name out there and hopefully get picked next year.I signed up but I've never played a tournament before, except for the last one I signed up for and couldn't understand at all and did nothing. Can someone help please? How does this work?
It's a team tour in which certain teams go to a money-based draft and put up money in order to receive players on the teams. Since the number of people who signed up was large, unfortunately, a lot of people who signed up didn't get picked to a team. To check if you got picked, go to the admin thread and see if you're name is on one of the teams. If you didn't get drafted, you should play in more individual tournaments to get your name out there and hopefully get picked next year.