Announcement Rands Slam II - The Circuit is back!

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The Random Battles Circuit

Hosted by Clementine, Irpachuza, and sharpclaw

Welcome everyone to the second iteration of the Rands Slam! A tournament circuit organised by the Random Battles room on PS! with the objective of covering the most relevant and competitive Randomised Formats that the sim has to offer. This time around, with even more formats! Throughout the year, the players will compete on 8 different Single Elimination Open tournaments with the objective of getting points and standing on top of the leaderboard as the top 32 to qualify to the Rands Slam Playoffs.
This time around, to add more chances to qualify and give more format representation, there will be two types of Opens: Category A and B. The B tournaments will use the same system of points as last year, while A Opens will use the same system but values will increase x1.5. Furthermore, and to avoid unecessary burnout as Opens will happen simultaneously, only the 5 best performances of each player will count on the leaderboard. That still means that you can play as many tournaments as you want, since with 8 Opens this year you'll have more chances of getting to the top!

While the Slam as a whole will be coordinated by me and other Random Battles room ROs, each individual Open will be hosted by different members of the Random Battles room Auth. The hosts will be in charge of all administrative decisions regarding the tour. Although all Opens will follow the basic guidelines for tournaments on Smogon, they may differ between each other due to their different nature and structure, so remember to read each OP carefully when signing up!

Random Battles Circuit tournaments (Sign-Up dates):

Classic Open (A)
March 21st

Some hidden jewels of Random Battles lay between the old but good generations. Clash on the first 5 generations of Pokémon!
Formats: Gen 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Random Battles
Hosted by Clementine, javitu and MaswoodShaheb

Gen 7 Random Battles Open (B)
April 11th

The very first Gen 7 Random Battles Open is here! The battlefield is ready for one of the most popular randomised formats!
Formats: Gen 7 Random Battle
Hosted by LoSconosciuto and Syrinix

Hackmons Cup Open (B)
May 2nd

Hackmons Cup comes back to offer chaos, extreme sets, and overall push the adaptability of the players to the limit!
Formats: Hackmons Cup
Hosted by sharpclaw and Tarrembeau

Gen 8 Random Battles Open (A)
May 23rd

Gen 8 Random Battles Open are our staple format! Let's find out who's the best on the most played format of Pokémon Showdown!
Formats: Gen 8 Random Battle
Hosted by pokeblade101 and Magmar54

BDSP Random Battles Open (B)
June 13th

Our newest format, BDSP, also gets a spotlight on this festival of Opens! Show everyone how nice it feels going back to Sinnoh!
Formats: BDSP Random Battle
Hosted by sharpclaw and Tarrembeau

Multi-Factory Open (B)
July 4th

You want EVs, you want tiered battles, you want Battle factory! Show how great you are on these formats with sets made by Smogon's councils!
Formats: Gen 8 BSSF, Gen 7 Battle Factory, Gen 7 BSSF, Gen 6 Battle Factory, Gen 7 Monotype Battle Factory
Hosted by Chains of Markov, Clementine, and RSB

Gen 8 Random Doubles Battles Open (A)
July 25th

If two Pokémon on the field is nice, four is double the fun! Strategy and mind games are all on this excellent metagame!
Formats: Gen 8 Random Doubles Battle
Hosted by Fragments, javitu, and Roginald

Gen 6 Random Battles Open (B)
August 22nd

A new challenger approaches! The beloved ORAS generation comes to end the regular season with a blast!
Formats: Gen 6 Random Battle
Hosted by Celever, Rage and Wubben

Rands Slam II Playoffs
October 10th*

The top 32 users of the event will collide on the ultimate round! They'll have to show great strategy to become the very best!
Formats: TBA
Hosted by Clementine, Irpachuza and sharpclaw
*Play Offs will be announced as soon as the last Open finishes, so this is a tentative date.

Spreadsheet with standings and results

Of course, we can't end this without announcing the prizes!
- The Winner of each Open will get the Room Prize Winner rank and a joinphrase on the room for a month
- The Winner of the Play Off Round will get a Smogon banner, a Custom avatar/color change/disabled name on PS (one of those), and Room Prize Winner rank for a whole year, along with a joinphrase on the room for a month
- Also, all winners will get a spot on the Hall of Fame

Finally, if you don't want to miss any of the action and be the first to sign up to each Open, remember to follow, like and suscribe put this thread on watch (heck, put the whole subforum on watch as well, we have a lot of great activities!) and visit regularly the Random Battles room!

Good luck everyone, and may the team generator algorithm be ever in your favor!​
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After a change on PS Policy, we have been approved as a room to give a second Custom Avatar as a prize.

This means that Rands Slam II (and potentially future slams) will grant a Custom Avatar/color change/disabled username on Pokemon Showdown for the winner!
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