Tournament PSPL II: Group Stages Week 1

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Banned deucer.

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Welcome to the first week of the group stages of the Pokemon Showdown Premier League! The format of this tournament is simple: if you're familiar with the soccer World Cup, it's identical (as we were lucky enough to get 32 teams signed up). Anyway, the idea is that there's eight groups, with four teams in each. Within each group, the four teams face each of the other three teams in their group once. After three weeks, the teams will be ranked (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss). The top two teams advance from their groups, while the rest are eliminated.

Now we'll have sixteen teams - two from each group. Each group winner will play a second-placed team from another group, in a straight knockout format. After all eight matches in this round are over, the knockout format continues into a quarter-finals -> semi-finals -> finals. Matches will be in standard Smogon tiers, so challenge your opponent in those. Obviously, play on PS. Series are best of one.

Basic tournament rules - you absolutely should read this, especially if you're new to forum tournaments
  • Sportsmanship: don't be an ass. Not to your opponents, not to your team, not on PS, not on Smogon, not to me. The punishment for this could be a server ban (which means an instant loss for you), forum infraction or disqualification. Think before you type, please.
  • Activity wins and scheduling: Contact your opponent as quickly as possible on their Smogon wall, and look out for them on PS too. Unfortunately, I'll have to make some activity calls - I'll be making these based on activity posts (make these detailed, please, and explain why you deserve an activity win) and VM conversations, so be active and schedule as early as you can with your opponent. Use VMs and you will be fine. No extensions, sorry.
  • Disconnections and timer: a timer loss is a loss. No ifs, no buts. If you disconnect and your opponent's nice enough to replay that's fine, but they're free to take the win.
  • Ghosting and identity: don't take or give battle advice or make moves based on the suggestions of others, and don't pretend to be someone else in order to play as them. You will be caught and you will be disqualified. Don't be silly.
  • Substitutions: managers, you're free to sub in players for inactive ones at any stage. Subs are taken from your /roomauth list. This follows the same requirements for legitimacy as your starting 7, so be aware. I'll accept substitutions from the manager and any roomowner.


Matchups! The format is Smogon name (PS name, if different):

Topaz Group

Community Mentoring (4) v (3) CAP

Ubers: Aenonar v Tadasuke
OU 1: Andrew v Animus Majulous
OU 2: Jukain v DetroitLolcat
UU: Calloflochie v wh0sy0urpapa
RU: EonX v QueenOfLuvdiscs
NU: scorpdestroyer v viperfang4
Randbats: Lady Salamence v Elite Lord Sigma

Português (2) v (5) Social Media

Ubers: Zxut v Edgar
OU 1: DD. (LJDarkrai) v chimpact
OU 2: molgeraa v MikeDecIsHere
UU: Brazilian Army (I am BR Army) v Omfuga (Omfuga's Back)
RU: Havor (Ren-chon) v HiddenPowerFlying
NU: zdrup15 (zdrup) v aim (pokeaim)
Randbats: The Deceiver v ICB (IceyCold)

Emerald Group

Trivia (2) v (4) Neverused

Ubers: Phil v Soulgazer
OU 1: Logic. v FLCL
OU 2: Scarfnaut (Scarf Wynaut) v Sinclair
UU: Dudeman130498 v Afro Smash
RU: Paleo (Machmush47) v SilentVerse
NU: Axamin v Zebraiken
Randbats: Coronis v tennisace

Italiano (4) v (3) Monotype

Ubers: Safes v floe (aquas0und)
OU 1: Inflikted v Anttyaz (Anttya)
OU 2: Mix v Articuno I (Death on Wings)
UU: Tricking v Sae Sae (Sae)
RU: The Quasar v Auburn
NU: silver97 v Dirpz
Randbats: trev v Omega-Xis14

Onyx Group

Challenges (2) v (5) Rarelyused

Ubers: skysolo14 v kingmidas
OU 1: AM145 v Capteon
OU 2: Silver Tail (Haunted Silver) v Leer
UU: denarianknight v atomicllamas
RU: The Bravest Bird v migzoo
NU: TONE114 v Azumarill
Randbats: Zodiax v Tidal Waltz

Wifi (3) v (4) Anime and Manga

Ubers: Angeela v HunterXLegend
OU 1: Hairy Ambipom (Hairy Toenail) v Crestfall
OU 2: snakeindagrass v LeLaura
UU: Cranham v 500938ful
RU: smelliott v Segmr
NU: slayerx725232 v Kostitsyn
Randbats: Antto v Jlakay23

Amber Group

Meteor Falls (2) v (4) Deutsche

Ubers: jrp v uglycheater
OU 1: HYDRO IMPACT v bluri
OU 2: LordBlah v Baharoth (teamtesting4)
UU: Otter Power v asgdf
RU: Tentacruel<3 v soTsoT
NU: Vacate v kloshitt (kloshitteroladelo)
Randbats: Jellicent v Fairy Fee

Underused (6) v (1) Cafe Le Wow + TVBF

Ubers: King UU v Neptis
OU 1: Kushalos v Axal
OU 2: dingbat v Iggy (GooberSmash)
UU: Yifeng (Bob the Bro) v TDFactor (Factor)
RU: Bouffalant (bouff) v HeterosexualZekrom
NU: sniperaim v Kim il Saturn
Randbats: senegal v raPtorLegend (raptor)

Amethyst Group

Español (4) v (2) Roleplaying

Ubers: paquito98 v Death God Anubis (Lucario Anubis)
OU 1: Alastor Law v Nitroshock6
OU 2: Axel10 v Kiba Roserade (Cheek Pouch)
UU: ImSNT v Luke_Hatake
RU: XenoBlade911 v Skitty
NU: Dylan1244 v Zester
Randbats: shal v Formerhope

Health & Fitness + Sports (3) v (4) Doubles

Ubers: Jetpack v Steeljackal<3 (Steeljackal)
OU 1: Imanalt v Mizuhime
OU 2: Stolen Identity v Lohgock
UU: h_n_g_m_n v Laga
RU: Jason588 v Robert Alfons
NU: Drift Wizard v xzern
Randbats: WaterBomb v Audiosurfer

Sapphire Group

Scavengers + Battle Spot (3) v (4) Ubers

Ubers: Updated Kanto v PROBLEMS
OU 1: MythTrainerInfinity v Dice
OU 2: Cyllage v Tesung
UU: z0mOG v Sweep
RU: uu iz da shizzle v -Tsunami-
NU: Montsegur v ßasedVictory
Randbats: Queez v Kebabe

Game Corner (1) v (6) Other Metagames

Ubers: WintryCourtney v TheBurgerKing99
OU 1: Modeling Clay v asterat
OU 2: EpicNikolai v Adrian Marin (Adrian Marin BH)
UU: Eeveelution Lover (Brrandon) v AWailOfATail
RU: forwardrewind v Seismitoad
NU: Saverdien v Hollywood
Randbats: 2Lou4u (Loudicolo) v w0rd

Ruby Group

Free Time (4) v (3) The Studio

Ubers: Villarulez18 v LordBanks
OU 1: Champion Albert v Se7en Lions
OU 2: AceStarThe3rd v Trickzio (Escavalier)
UU: Kitty Cratt v MrMagicbuzz
RU: Glistering Aeon v ArabianSpring (Julie Hetfield)
NU: HydroMaster1 v Evir
Randbats: Test2017 v iSmooths

Overused (4) v (3) Tournaments

Ubers: Dallaren v DontStealMyPenguin (loughborough)
OU 1: ben gay v Vaporeon for Ubers
OU 2: fingerscrossed v CP3MVP
UU: sugarhigh v luka pucko
RU: Jaiho (The Jaiho) v Scene
NU: The Goomy v FireMage
Randbats: shartruce2 v Antemortem

Quartz Group

Français (5) v (2) Mafia

Ubers: majaspic22 v Mob Boss
OU 1: Gros Orteil v superstarsrock
OU 2: Unam€D (unamed) v rssp1
UU: Meridian v Drookez
RU: dfmetal v cxinlee
NU: Adyctif (Pam) v Snaquaza
Randbats: Luckstard. (BahaWin) v ajhockeystar

Competitive Tutoring (5) v (1) Old Gens

Ubers: Royalty v Piexplode
OU 1: Trinitrotoluene v Bedschibaer
OU 2: Rob. v inFluenceIV
UU: EyanZ v Data_Overload
RU: Wepwn v CaterpieFlow (I'm a Genesect)
NU: Tyler0 v Blue53
Randbats: DaAwesomeDude1 v Faint
This week ends Sunday 14th September at midnight EST. It's really two weeks long, because of the tier shifts. Enjoy!
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Banned deucer.
matt pointed out that OU players aren't affected by shifts (which I'd missed), so you guys can go crazy as well
There doesn't seem to be any group of death (gj on your part Scene), just one hella stacked team in each group...can't wait to get out of group and get raped in the elimination stages
this is lookin like a snackwrap
dont worry cased ill make sure u dont choke in the playoffs...
also dont worry ru room ill make up for ur failures and bring pride to the community bop...
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