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(3) Workers Union of Gensokyo vs. Close Combat Comrades (2)

M4A: adem vs ausma
M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
FEUU: anaconja vs anique
HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract

M4A: adem vs ausma
M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
FEUU: anaconja vs anique
HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract


The deadline for this week is Sunday, July 3rd 11:59 PM GMT -4.
 
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Boutta act like Mega Delphox.

M4A: adem vs. ausma - I don't know a ton about adem other than very recently, but he's clearly an experienced player in natdex and ausma's kind of rusty at m4a afaik. In addition, his recent activity in the server and Paul's personal ghosting training last week means he's much more familiar with the meta than he was before when he was bringing in natdex teams blind and planning to outskill the enemy. Ausma definitely has a chance, but I'm leaning slightly more towards adem.
M4A: cityscapes vs. ARandomPerson - Indigo is the second best M4A VGC player and one of our better singles players in M4A and goes into matches with solid game plans. If cityscapes can shake things up they might be able to catch him off guard, but Tokyo tells me that skylines don't like too much shaking.
FEUU: anaconja vs. anique - Tried not to let personal bias cloud this one. Anaconja is a decent player and I've literally never heard the name anique before so the decision seems pretty easy to me, but let's see how things go.
HG: LRXC vs. Rezzo - LRXC is no slouch, so Rezzo will have his work cut out for him. However, I have complete faith that Rezzo will win solidly as long as he prepares properly. He's not the type to underestimate his opponents, though, so I'm not really worried.
REST: DuoM2 vs. Monai - Don't really know much about these players as battlers, but Duo's a cool dude and a pretty important member of the pet mods community, so he deserves my default judgment.
ALT: SiceXV vs. Paulluxx - Kind of a coin flip. Paulluxx solidly outskills his opponent but he could just get Paullucks'd into a loss anyway.
JOLT: dex vs. scorbunnys - Not much unique to say about either of these players, but I've heard more good things about dex through the grapevine than I have about scorbunnys, so either he deserves the win or scorbunnys deserves more praise.
NDBH: Onyx Onix vs. Quantum Tesseract - Pretty confident in this one. QT had a good showing in the matches I saw with him and, though it was with the help of some hax, he did manage to finally take down sevag this tourney.

Socialist Group of Weebsokyo (4) vs. (4) Overdistributed Commies
Maybe I just wanted the finals to go to tiebreaker, maybe I would have predicted these anyway and it's a coincidence. You'll never know. However, if it doesn't end in a tie, I'm calling adem vs. ausma as the swing match.
 
M4A: adem vs ausma
M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
FEUU: anaconja vs anique
HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract
 
M4A: adem vs ausma
Both are solid players, but adems been playing a lot and playing good, so ima go with them.

M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
idk what these people do. doesnt city play bh?? ima go with the other guy cuz ive heard he plays

FEUU: anaconja vs anique
byeah

HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
idk here, both are solid players. I think Rezzo has the better record, so I'm leaning towards them? Still a very 50/50 match, very hype

REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
the winner will be whoever i decide to pass a team to :pray:
i would say duo has more metagame knowledge, but i dont think that matters much when monais had 7 weeks to learn + will have mossy + maybe scoopapa supporting them. however i am still rooting for DUOM2 GAMING

ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
i hear sice is incapable of losing. im excited to see this saga conclude

JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
dex seems like the more reliable player here

NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract
idk shit about ndbh, but i do hear qt has a sinister hax aura about them. best be wary, onyx
tl;dr idk lol
 
paul told me to predict fsr so here you go
M4A: adem (55%) vs ausma (45%)
ausma's good and all, but rumour has it they haven't been playing much m4a as of late. Meanwhile, adem had no m4a experience prior to this tour but has been doing well. I think this one is largely going to come down to gameplay, so I'm betting on adem.

M4A: cityscapes (30%) vs ARandomPerson (70%)
I think city's lack of m4a experience is going to hurt them a lot here, though a good matchup could turn the tables.

FEUU: anaconja (65%) vs anique (35%)
While ana had a pretty weak start in the tour imo, they've been on fire for the past few weeks and I don't think that's going to stop here. Anique not being super familiar with the tier is going to hurt a lot too, FEUU's probably got the most unexplored options of any format in this PL.

HG: LRXC (45%) vs Rezzo (55%)
Both are very strong players and experienced in the tier, but Rezzo's results have just been better thus far. LRXC's gonna be out for blood though, should be a fun watch.

REST: DuoM2 (50%) vs Monai (50%)
Monai's proven to be a really strong Restrinct player, but with the Restrictions community rallying behind Duo, they've got their work cut out for them. Definitely the closest matchup of the week.

ALT: SiceXV (60%) vs Paulluxx (40%)
Sice's been one of the most surprising players in this entire tour, and while Paul's good in their own right, I don't think they have the experience or support to say they're favoured here.

JOLT: dex (65%) vs scorbunnys (35%)
dex is a better player, and while scor's got more experience, I think the rest of PL has been enough for dex to get used to all of Jolte's jank.

NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 (35%) vs Quantum Tesseract (65%)
Between ana and city, Onyx has some really good support behind them, but QT's just been dominating NDBH this tour, and with OMPL over they can finally go all-out this week.


BONUS: Tiebreaker Predictions

Workers probably pick FEUU, or Jolte if ana's not confident, and are heavily favoured.

CCC picks either m4a, HG, or NDBH depending on which they feel best about based on the previous tour matches, and are slightly favoured.

Third match is random but given that I think Union is favoured this week in general, they've also got better odds of a good matchup here.
TLDR I think Workers are favoured overall but it's very doable for both teams.
 

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dex (15%) vs scorbunnies (85%)

dex is okay and all but this is petmods breh, not cap, and considering scorbunnies vast petmods experience, i think they r the clear winner here. HOWEVER, dex might turn on his god luck and somehow win the match, so he has a small chance ig… but overall looking like scorbunnies should take this with ease.
 
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M4A: adem vs ausma
adem has actually played a lot this tour (and played well), so even ausma won't be much of an issue i'd believe, could be a fun match to spectate though.

M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
i have seen ARandomPerson play they have quite the experience and track record for all that matters so going with them.

FEUU: anaconja vs anique



HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
More time playing.

REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
Duo has more metagame knowledge than Monai by a longshot. Monai can probably pull it off but Who does not want The Cruelest to win?

ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
best alt player in The Tour vs. biggest complainer about alt in The Tour (Started Playing Only Two Weeks Ago)

JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
dex for ssssure has it this game. scorbunnys does have more gaming experience on pet mods but dex has been destroying in jolte this year.

NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract
QT just has a better record.




GO WUG!!
 
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DuoM2

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well no matter what happens here i’m at least somewhat fine with my results. i know at the beginning someone posted “45 > 30 = 16 = 8” referring to the prices of the four active restrictions players relative to their skill levels. being the 8k player and beating the 30k and 16k means i’ve at least kinda proven myself.

still gonna try my best to take it home from here, gl to my opponents!
 

charizard8888

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Workers Union of Gensokyo

Strengths:
- A user named from another team Gekokeso resembles the name
- Users with dank avatars - LRXC, cityscapes and DuoM2
- zxgzxg predicts them to win

Close Combat Comrades

Strengths:
- Dank team name
- A Random Person
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My predictions
1 Team to get The First Blood wins.
2 The winner is decided in the last tiebreaker battle.
3 Two players schedule a time but coincidentally they get online together and battle right then because of timezone issues.
4 The NDBH battle lasts over 2 hours.
5 Someone accidentally uses the wrong team but still wins.
6 deja vu deja vu
7 Both sides bring gimmick and get gimmickd.
8 Scoopapa repairs Dragon Heaven just in time so the finals don't get affected at all.
9 Albatross and ausma design custom avatars for the winners.
10 G-Luke and earl buy all winning players in the next PMPL.
11 Winners create a new Pet Mod/Solomod of their own with team leaders as tier leaders and members in the council. Maybe in Gen 9
 

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(5) Workers Union of Gensokyo vs. Close Combat Comrades (3)
M4A: adem vs ausma - I know ausma actually plays M4A, but adem has been on an absolute tear despite using new Megas like twice, and just got maybe the biggest upset win of the tournament last week, so I'll go with the momentum here
M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson - Another person who's been on an absolute tear this tournament, Indigo should be able handle business here thanks to Paul correctly assuming that the Union would put their weaker M4A slot second
FEUU: anaconja vs anique - ana has found his stride in this tournament now, so he should come away with this one, especially since the Comrades didn't send out Bob to cheese him with stall or something
HG: LRXC vs Rezzo - LRXC has the momentum since Rezzo got his first loss last week and LRXC got his 2nd win, but on paper I still have to go with Rezzo after his undefeated regular season
REST: DuoM2 vs Monai - duo has to win so his inevitable "I PLAYED IN THE BIGGEST PET MODS TOURNAMENT EVER?!" video has a happy ending
ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx - Paul has been one of the best Alt slots so far for some reason, but Sice has been on another level this tournament, I think they get the near-perfect season (they're undefeated but didn't play Week 5, so it's almost perfect)
JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys - This is a super interesting matchup. dex has been on a roll and doesn't have to play the one person who beat him thanks to the Comrades winning, but he hasn't played against scor yet (In W1, dex played anique in this slot), who someone that always has a chance to win and has built pretty great teams so far. I'll go with the one with more wins for the sake of a prediction, but scor can definitely win this
NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract - QT's going 7-0

Good luck to both teams! I'm not rooting for anyone cuz both teams are goated, but the Union should know that if you lose, Bob gets a trophy and he will never let you live that down, no pressure!
 
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Good luck to both teams! I'm not rooting for anyone cuz both teams are goated, but the Union should know that if you lose, Bob gets a trophy and he will never let you live that down, no pressure!
Eh, it'd be inappropiate to brag about something on my part when it's thanks to the strong teamwork of everyone else we're going this far, especially with my own track record being far from the best. You don't even see me bragging about winning FEUU tours, after all.

Anyways, I'm noticing the predictions are devolving into an echo chamber, so time to do some hot takes.

M4A: adem vs ausma
While Adem may have more experience as a MFA player and all, Ausma still has a solid skill set to adapt, and it's clear CCCs have a solid MFA circle to back up, so I have some faith.

M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
This appears to be like the above but even more extreme and the other way around, so logic dictates I should believe indigo is the most likely one to win, but in any case Cityscapes shouldn't be understimated.

FEUU: anaconja vs anique
Anaconja has a wide variety of possible strats to viably pull off, however, in a meta where no team can have proper counterplay to everything, that same thing can also be used against him, but still, Ana has displayed a better capability so far in the tour than Anique (sorry), but I'm sure CCCs can push and win even here with some luck.

HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
A coin flip as far as I'm seeing both are veterans on the respective meta and it can easily go either way, but Rezzo appears to have the advantage on experience, so I have to statistically rate him as more likely to win.

REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
DuoM2 is clearly a bit overrated in here out of being a mod with a good YouTube channel about modding pets (subscribe!, maybe then stuart littled will get to play with his dog here before PETA calls us out). Now for real, Restrictions is a meta that barely holds itself together, and so it can easily go either way.

ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
SiceXV appears to have a better reputation in Alt, but Paullux isn't too far behind.

JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
Could also go either way easily, while Dex appears to be a potent pick in Jolte, CCCs have developed quite well in relation to Jolte, that combined with Scor also being a quite good player makes me willing to wait to how this one plays out.

NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract
QT is sweeping the NDBH tour, no contest.
 

Copen

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(4) Workers Union of Gensokyo vs. Close Combat Comrades (4)
M4A: adem vs ausma
Cannot vote for adem regardless of the circumstances.
M4A: cityscapes vs ARandomPerson
I think the average city would win in a fight against an average person.
FEUU: anaconja vs anique
Anaconja the goat
HG: LRXC vs Rezzo
Rezzo absolutely smashed me while LRXC only like kind of smashed me so rooting for Rezzo here
REST: DuoM2 vs Monai
Duo has plot armor
ALT: SiceXV vs Paulluxx
Sice probably wins this but Im pretty sure they dissed gourgs at one point or another so gonna have to root for the goat paul here
JOLT: dex vs scorbunnys
Opp literally a prevo dont see how dex loses this
NDBH: Onyx Onix 7 vs Quantum Tesseract
Why is cityscapes on m4a lol
 

SiceXV

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streak alive won vs Paul ggs
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/dragonheaven-gen8alternatium-27

I'll s/o the special people
s/o LRXC for telling me to signup for this, I signed up for this as a meme since he wanted signups from our community and I would have gone undrafted if he didn't tell ana to pick me up (imagine if that happened).

biggest s/o anaconja for putting all of us in a backpack all season and building for the majority of us. you funny as hell and u always built my ideas of teams I wanted to use that week, but I want to let you know if I lost w1 I had the fullest intention of cancering LOL. anyways u the goat, u were my master roshi and I was master ultra instinct Goku the way I was tossin people in alt thx to u

s/o dex and adem for being a 3 headed snake wit me

s/o earl for prolly being a scumbag irl, like who gets beatdown that bad by hax every week and still plays, karma must really hate u dog <3

finally s/o the Pet Mod community as a whole, you guys are a breath of fresh air on this ass run site of internet warriors who think they the prez and your guy's community is one of the communities all of time and I'll be sure to join another tour in the future.

BRING IT HOME TEAM I WANT MY COMMY BLUE HAIRED ANIME BITCH

 

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