All Gens Retro Cup of Pokemon 2021: Signups

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Retro Cup of Pokémon features all tiers absent from the World Cup of Pokémon. That means this year, it will be an RBY OU, GSC OU, ADV OU, DPP OU, BW OU, ORAS OU and SM OU tournament. Each national team is required to have 7 players, plus exactly 3 substitutes. This tournament will feature 16 teams in the first round, with team formation and qualification priority given to RCoP 2020 qualifiers, followed by WCoP teams that were not in RCoP, followed by completely new teams (that aren't supernations/rest-of-the-world). The latter rest-of-the-world will only be allowed if there are less than 16 teams. Qualifying rounds will be created if there are more than 16 entrants, in a similar way to WCoP. For the first round, players will be randomly assigned into 4 groups of 4 for each generation (×7), with the top 8 teams with the most wins collected proceeding. The seeding tiebreak will be the highest ranking points (6 points for sole 1st, 4 points for sole 2nd and 2 points for sole 3rd, shared between spots if necessary) within the group, just like WCoP and then randomization as the secondary tiebreak. The qualifying rounds and round 2 matches will be full 7 vs 7 man matchups. RBY OU will be first-to-2-wins, (best of 3 excluding ties), while the rest will be first-to-1-win.
In the event of a playoffs tiebreaker, captains of both teams will rank their preferred tiers from #1-#3. Points will be assigned to the ranks in the following way: #1 — 1000, #2 — 100, #3 — 10. The point values are arbitrary but represent the relationship of 1st choice > 2nd choice › 3rd choice when summed. The 3 tiers with the highest number of points will be selected for the tiebreaker set and managers will then choose any 3 unique players from each of their rosters to play in the determined tier spots. If there's a tie, the 3rd tier will be decided at random between the two.


If you were on a WCoP 2021 Roster for a team, you must signup for the same team. Additionally, if you weren't in WCOP 2021, but were in 2020, you must also signup for the same team you were on then.

How to Sign Up

Fill in the following details, e.g.:
Nation: Oceania
Tiers played: GSC OU
Inactivity: None
Requested Captain: Earthworm
Once a clear captain is established (by popular vote, counting only first listed captains) for a team, the captain should post the lineup (one for each gen, and 3 substitutes only). If there's a tie, the hosts will break it based on WCoP/community factors. If there's extremely divided support, or evidence of vote manipulation attempts, the hosts may elect a captain that didn't win the vote.

Signups will close in two weeks, when hopefully 16+ teams are reached. If not, it could be downsized to 12.

Arai is joint hosting this tournament.

Deadline: Monday June 21st 08:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM CEST
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Nation: US Northeast
Tiers played: ADV, DPP, BW, ORAS, SM
Inactivity: Rather be Sub, won't be active in chat unless I talk to you regularly, and will only guarantee to get games done that's it. Would prefer to have teams provided for games.
Requested Captain: Ted Emote
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