Tournament Monotype World Cup II - Commencement Thread

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Welcome to the second iteration of Monotype WCoP!
The idea behind the formats is to create a hybrid cross-link between MPL and MWP metas showcased during the event. Any Monotype discussion is welcome here but please try to keep offensive gestures to a minimum. Make or find a gif to accurately illustrate your position on a topic for others to understand easier or to find humorous and lighten some of the stress throughout the event. Don't forget to join the Monotype Discord, as a tournament-discussion channel exists to talk about the Mono WCoP

The formats that will be played in this tournament are as follows:

SWSH Monotype
SWSH Monotype
SWSH Monotype
USUM Monotype
ORAS Monotype
BW Monotype
National Dex Monotype
Monothreat

Only sign up for what you are willing and able to play the entirety of the event. Please only sign up for formats other than what you are capable and willing to play. If you are going to be gone or inactive for an extensive period of time at all in the next few months, then don't sign up.

The Captains will be determined a little past halfway through the signup process since they will sign up at the same time as the players and it will provide them some time to choose which players to pick up. Similarly, the regions present in the tour will also be announced at the same time as the captains to make sure the region(s) can be represented fairly.

All battles MUST be played either on Pokémon Showdown! or Smogtours (smogtours.psim.us). No exceptions will be granted if another server is used.
Regular Season:

TBA

Playoffs:
The top 4 teams with the best records will move on into the playoff bracket where the #1 seed will play the #4 seed and the #2 will play the #3. The two victors will move on to the finals, with the victor of that week ultimately crowned the first Monotype World Cup of Pokemon Champion!

*IMPORTANT*
Playoff requirements will mirror that of MPL III where your overall score will be comprised of week wins and total wins. Each week win is 2 points, a tie is 1 point, and a loss is 0 and will be recorded on the spreadsheet. *Differently from MWP2, we will not be deciding playoff with head-to-head, instead, the tied teams will battle a bo3 tiebreaker to decide who moves on. Therefore, playoffs will come down to week wins, total wins, and then a bo3 tiebreaker.

Substitutions
If a captain wishes to substitute a player for an inactive one in the lineup, you must post in the week's thread who is subbing in for who. In addition, please make the post highlight the opponent and their Captain so everyone is aware of the substitution that had occurred. If I feel that you are trying to gain an unfair advantage with your substitute, I hold the right to veto it.

Activity Decisions
There will be times when a game is not completed. In these instances, I will undertake my duty as a host to make a thorough investigation. If both sides made no effort or have tried to make every effort but could still not make the match happen, the match will simply result in a no contest. If one side made considerably more of an effort to get the match scheduled and done, that player will be awarded a win. Here are some things you can do to ensure that you do not lose your match via activity: Immediately leave your opponent a VM on their profile after you receive the highlight, do not miss you and your opponent’s schedule time, provide your opponent with concrete times when you can be reached and reply to your opponent’s VM if they contacted you before you were able to contact them. If you think you can’t do any of these things, it is likely in your best interest to not sign up.

Reverse Rulings
Rulings will not be reversed unless it is immediately appealed and PS and I overlooked a critical piece of evidence. After it is posted in the Administration thread, we reserve the right to reverse the judgment within 12 hours of the decision going public in order to get the best outcome of each situation.

Regarding Eligibility
You must have IPs of approximately one month in the past year to qualify for a region. What you played in another tier's WCoP or what you played in the last Monotype WCoP is irrelevant.

Example: If you played for Midwest last WCoP from Texas, you will be on South this year if you still only have Texas IPs.
 
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is there any chance we can get the format changed to have it in divisions / groups like puwc did? wont speak for everyone else but ngl having an 11 week season for a tour like this sounds like its gonna get super tiring towards the end.

if this was brought up in the format thread i apologize for not bringing it up there, i know this will effectively cut the tour length in half but i'd rather have it that way then spending what is essentially an official team tour season on it ~_~
 

roxiee

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is there any chance we can get the format changed to have it in divisions / groups like puwc did? wont speak for everyone else but ngl having an 11 week season for a tour like this sounds like its gonna get super tiring towards the end.

if this was brought up in the format thread i apologize for not bringing it up there, i know this will effectively cut the tour length in half but i'd rather have it that way then spending what is essentially an official team tour season on it ~_~
I proposed that before this tournament even started but the thing is PUWC had 12 teams with 6 teams in each pool iirc and this situation is 10 teams & 5 in each pool(which would cause a Bye Week in each pool every round). I'm not really against it because no one wants a dead tour, so I'll keep it in mind Omega-Xis
 

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is there any chance we can get the format changed to have it in divisions / groups like puwc did? wont speak for everyone else but ngl having an 11 week season for a tour like this sounds like its gonna get super tiring towards the end.

if this was brought up in the format thread i apologize for not bringing it up there, i know this will effectively cut the tour length in half but i'd rather have it that way then spending what is essentially an official team tour season on it ~_~
I'd like to second this. With 2 groups of 5 teams, the length of the tour would be drastically shortened from 11 (maybe even more with tiebreakers) to 6 weeks. A few of the forum mods / TLs like Zap wanted something different for this tour in terms of its identity and I think this could be the perfect way to distinguish the tour from our other team tournaments.

The one obvious downside with this would be a bye week for 2 teams every round and while I was heavily against this before with 9 teams, I think it would be a lot more manageable with just 5 teams in a group in a shorter tournament. Keeping morale and motivation for the tournament should also be easier and this wouldn't cause burnout for players right before MPL like a longer tournament would.
 
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