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There are 8 teams this year. Each team has 6 players and at least 2 subs. Managers bought players using the 100k credits in their auction budget. Managers were allowed to purchase themselves at a fixed price of 20k but had to do so before the draft. Teams can win their matchup every week by winning 4 of the 6 matches that their players have to play.
The tier lineup this year is as follows:
All games will be played on the Pokemon Showdown main server or SmogTours in the most current version of the format corresponding to those listed above. The result between players may be decided in a best-of-one (Bo1) or best-of-three (Bo3) at the discretion of both players involved. If there is no agreement, the match will default to a Bo1.
Points distributions per round:
> Win (4-6 or 5-1): 2 points
> Loss (1-5 or 2-4): 1 point
> Draw (3-3): 1 point
In addition, the manner in which the round has been won will also be recorded i.e. the difference between a team's wins and losses in a specific week's round (referred to as "Win Differential").
Each team will play one another for seven weeks. Based on the final standings, the top 4 teams will enter a Playoffs Round to determine the teams appearing in the finals.
In the event of two teams being tied for a spot in the finals based on points and win differential, or a tie in the final round itself, we will have a tiebreaker round(s).
Tiebreaker Rules: One metagame will be picked by each manager with the higher seed picking second. The third format will be determined at random by the hosts. All three metagames must be unique, so no format can be picked twice.
Substitutes are to be used in the case of extenuating circumstances, whether on the first day of the week, or the last. At the same time, players should be relatively well-aware of who all are available to play in the opponent's camp. If last minute substitutes are being frequently used or abused and the hosts find explanations unsatisfactory, the hosts still reserve the right to veto them. In order to further prevent this being the case teams are only granted a maximum of two substitutes per week. Any substitutions after the second will be vetoed.
The hosts have decided to not include trades this year due to reasons outlined in this thread - all roster decisions are final.
Scheduling should be done on Smogon Profile walls, plain and simple:
- If there is no communication on Smogon Profile walls and a game goes undone, it will be considered a "dead game" and will not count towards either team's score.
- If there is communication on only one user's behalf, the win will go to them. Feel free to call activity in this thread beforehand
- If there is a very healthy back and forth regarding potential times and one user is a no-show, a manager may take the opportunity to sub out the no-show competitor; if this is not done, the user that showed up responsibly will be awarded the win.
TL;DR: Post on your opponent's Smogon wall, schedule your matches, and be reliable. If you can't play for any reason, let your manager know so they can sub you out ASAP.
Use these posts as a place to initiate discussion about bo1 or bo3 as well!
Exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct with regards to the Other Metagame Premier League will be met with an infraction at the discretion of the OMPL host/OM mods. This is unlikely to include interactions within a team's private chat unless there is reason found to make an exception. This rule is meant to protect other users from being publicly flamed/bashed/provoked by another competitor for the duration of and following the tournament.
All players must complete their matches by the given deadline. Any incomplete matches by that time will be subject to an activity decision (MAKE SURE YOU POST ON YOUR OPPONENT'S WALL); otherwise, they will be decided via !pick publicly in the OM Room. All matches should ideally be done on your most notable alt (the one you registered for OMPL with) to avoid confusion and all match replays must be saved and posted in this thread. The replays will be archived in a separate thread, and will be used to calculate usage stats.
Substitutions & Lineups
Managers, if you wish to make any substitutions, you must post here tagging both the player you're subbing out, the player you're subbing in, the manager and assistant manager of the opposing team, the substitute's opponent, and all of the hosts (Kris, Think, Sectonia). This is to assure that everyone is in-the-loop and that the OP is updated accordingly to reflect the new match-up.
Managers, when you send in lineups, please send it in with the tier and Smogon username of each player fully written out for ease of transcription, following these guidelines exactly.
The Five-Star Jolteons (Ransei and Racool) -  - The Rozelias (Catalystic and shiloh
SS Almost Any Ability - motherlove vs queso
SS Balanced Hackmons - Smove_$wag vs pdt
SS Camomons - Euphonos vs Bushtush
SS Mix and Mega - damflame 3 vs Shing'n Streets
SS NFE - beauts vs avarice
SS STABmons - The Immortal vs Shiba
The Wiggly Family (Dragonillis and Gman) -  - The Temper Tyrantrums (OM and Chazm)
SS Almost Any Ability - Atha vs MZ
SS Balanced Hackmons - idea vs XxSevagxX
SS Camomons - Meta vs anaconja
SS Mix and Mega - qways vs Chazm
SS NFE - Jett vs Skysolo
SS STABmons - Alternatif vs Fissure
The Fullmetal Alcremists (Jrdn and Andyboy) -  - The Spinda Wheels (xavgb and Jordy)
SS Almost Any Ability - Jrdn vs Fc
SS Balanced Hackmons - MAMP vs xavgb
SS Camomons - Siamato vs Sabella
SS Mix and Mega - Andyboy vs Fardin
SS NFE - Monsareeasy vs tlenit
SS STABmons - Hamhamhamhamham vs Plas
The Zoomer Zeraoras (a loser and Redflix) -  - The Based Boomers (The Number Man and Lasen)
SS Almost Any Ability - Sylveon. vs The Number Man
SS Balanced Hackmons - A Touch Of Crazy vs Stolen Identity
SS Camomons - a loser vs Terracotta
SS Mix and Mega - TectonicDestroyer vs DerpyBoi
SS NFE - King Leo V vs kythr
SS STABmons - Osake vs Betathunder
11:59 PM (GMT -5) on July 18th, 2021
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