Pokemon Showdown Premier League VI (READ THE FULL POST)


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Welcome to the sixth iteration of Showdown's biggest team tournament: Pokemon Showdown Premier League! PSPL VI will see the various rooms from PS! duking it out in a team tournament with teams composed of ranked users from each room. If you're a little confused, here's a sample match with the finalised tiers (these tiers were decided by popularity as well as by voting from PS! room staff; the sample is not representative of any actual lineup):

Team A (5) vs. Team B (3)
SM Random Battle: Player 1 vs Player 2
SM OU: Player 3 vs Player 4
SM UU: Player 5 vs Player 6
SM RU: Player 7 vs Player 8
SM NU: Player 9 vs Player 10
SM Ubers: Player 11 vs Player 12
SM LC: Player 13 vs Player 14
SM Monotype: Player 15 vs Player 16

Tournament Format
The tournament will begin with a round-robin group stage. Each group contains four teams. The top two teams from each group in the group stage will move on to a single elimination, bracket-style tournament to decide the champion of PSPL! Any additional rules and explanations will be listed when week 1 is posted.

Who can play?
Each room must play eight players each week, all of which are the starting slots. Six of those slots must be room voices and up, while the other two slots do not have to be ranked users. However, if room auth want to play, they should get priority over room regulars. As for non-ranked users, each team is entitled to two globally ranked users (global voice and up), as well as two regular users (no global rank) for the entire tournament. This means that you can't field more than four different non-auths across all weeks (global ranked users that are also room auth count for the room auth number, not the global ranked users number).

We have a list of roomauth in each room, which is essentially the roster for the "must be a ranked user" slots. If you're using someone not on your /roomauth list as a ranked user, you as an owner will need to seek special permission for whatever reason it may be. Do not try and game the system, or you will be laughed at and punished for being unable to compete in a fun community tournament without cheating...

No one can play for multiple rooms. This also applies to managers. However, if you own a room you're not playing for, you may be an "involved owner" in a different room so we can keep things running smoothly.

Lineup Submission / When does the tour start?
Managers must have their week one lineup submitted by April 29th and before the deadline of each subsequent week (11:59PM EST (GMT-4) of Sundays). We'll post matchups on the Monday of each week and you'll have one week to complete the matches. Week one starts April 30th.

Managers, when submitting your lineup please send a forum PM to me (Eyan), Kalalokki, and Nui. Within your PM, you should include
  1. Your room name
  2. The list of players that will be playing that week, with an indication of which player is supposed to be slotted in which tier, as well as which are the non-auths (for verification, as we'll also be keeping a record of this and cross referencing each time).
Random Battle:

Rinse and repeat throughout the later weeks (use that same forum PM as well -- it's much easier to keep up with exactly 32 convos throughout this tournament rather than 321 convos).

Please make sure to tag your players' Smogon accounts as well, especially if it's different from their username on PS!, as this will save us a lot of time when posting the weeks and tagging players.

SM Ubers: @SmogonName (PS! username)]
SM OU: @SmogonName (PS! username)] - non-auth

What rooms are playing?
32 rooms have signed up for this tournament and the field is set! See below for the groups and Week 1 Team Matchups.
Kanto Group
(Cicada Unamed) vs. CAP (cbrevan DetroitLolcat)
The Studio (Brandon~ Arrested) vs. Monotype (Moosical)

Johto Group
(Disjunction Kiyo) vs. Rate My Team/Wi-Fi (Team Pokepals Anish)
OverUsed (KlefkiHolder Pish) vs. Mafia (Snaquaza HoeenHero)

Hoenn Group
Game Corner
(Zyg Henka) vs. Random Battles/The Cafe (marthaa babsus)
TV & Books & Films (kamranlaker Saburo) vs. UnderUsed (Shiba)

Sinnoh Group
Battle Dome/Scavengers
(Concuss CheeseMuffin) vs. PU (Haund Anty)
Portugues (The Deceiver Ford Focus.) vs. Espanol (KingSwordYT Toxic Flips)

Unova Group
Little Cup
(Coconut OP) vs. Pro Wrestling/Anime & Manga (Quote Bhris Brown)
Ubers (SparksBlade Haruno) vs. Deutsche (silver99 wertzu)

Kalos Group
(Ninjadog13 BigPimpin12) vs. Battle Spot (Psynergy cant say)
Competitive Tutoring (MrAldo Kreme) vs. Anything Goes (Megazard Pigeons)

Alola Group
(blalib Ango) vs. Tournaments (Ceteris Paribus Scyther NO Swiping)
RarelyUsed (The Leprechaun phantom) vs. Writing/Canalave Library (GotR megacrazyhand)

Orre Group
Other Metas
(The Immortal E4 Flint) vs. Ruins of Alph (CZ. Drud)
Smogon Doubles (talkingtree MajorBowman) vs. Lobby (LifeisDANK)​

*You'll be playing the team directly above/beneath you in your group for week 2, and the remaining team for week 3. e.g. NeverUsed will play OverUsed week 2, while Rate My Team plays Mafia.

If I screwed up somewhere or if you have any questions you'd like to clarify, hit me up on PS! or post in this thread. Good luck, and have fun!
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[15:18:15] &HoeenHero: hey nui
[15:18:21] @ Nui: hey hoeen
[15:18:26] &HoeenHero: im going to need to cancel PSPL
[15:18:34] &HoeenHero: you didnt put me in the Hoenn group :^
[15:18:38] @ Nui: LOL
[15:18:51] @ Nui: It was an oversight boss, we'll fix it right away :^)

(Disclaimer for those who don't know what sarcasm is: No PSPL is not cancelled, No Mafia is not changing group.)


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Tagging managers of teams we've yet to receive the lineup from as a reminder. Do note that one of us will be posting the week 1 thread sometime tomorrow EST morning, and if we don't receive your lineup by then, we'll just randomly select people from your "interested roomauth" list and fill in the gaps from there. If you got tagged and already submitted your lineup, let me know. Cheers.

Franais: Cicada Unamed
CAP: cbrevan DetroitLolcat
The Studio: Brandon~ Arrested
Monotype: Moosical
Rate My Team/Wi-Fi: Anish Team Pokepals
Game Corner: Zyg Henka
UnderUsed: Shiba
Battle Dome/Scavengers: Concuss CheeseMuffin
Little Cup: Coconut OP
Pro Wrestling/Anime & Manga: Quote Bhris Brown
Battle Spot: cant say Psynergy
Competitive Tutoring: Kreme MrAldo
Writing: GotR megacrazyhand
Other Metas: The Immortal E4 Flint
Ruins of Alph: CZ. Drud
Smogon Doubles: talkingtree MajorBowman

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