Metagame SCL I PU Discussion (Prediction prize info on #20, Week 4 on #209)

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Welcome to the Smogon Champions League 1 Discussion Thread -- PU edition! This thread will be used to discuss PU in SCL I related topics, whether it’s about the players, general metagame trends, matches, predictions and so on.

Commencement Thread
Schedule


Pricelist

Not all of these players necessarily start/play PU in the tour.
38k - TDK (like this one for example)
29k - Punny
22k - watashi
19.5k - TJ
19k - lax
16k - Xiri, bruno
15k - termi
13k - Sjneider
12.5k - Kushalos
9k - tlenit
7.5k - Sensei Axew
7k - FALSE, pdt
6k - Expulso
4.5k - Raiza
4k - avarice, Vulpix03
3.5k - Meri Berry, Specs, Greybaum
3k - dahli, TeamCharm, Roseybear, Lambovino, chlo

PU Player Cores

Orange Islanders -- TJ, avarice, pdt
Indigo Platoon -- Kushalos, Meri Berry
Power Plant Dynamos -- bruno, Greybaum
Uncharted Terrors -- Lambovino, lax, Sensei Axew
Technical Machines -- chlo, Vulpix03
Arena Spartans -- termi, TeamCharm, Roseybear
Showdown Shoguns -- FALSE, TDK
Mount Silver Foxes -- tlenit, Xiri, Expulso, watashi
Circuit Breakers -- Sjneider, Punny, dahli
Studio Gible -- Raiza, Specs

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Here's to a fun SCL!​
 
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avarice

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Week One dropped and I wanted to do some predicts

chlo vs false
I think this will be a fun game and somewhat dependent on chlo getting false offguard with some sort of breaker to turn it around. False just got 4-0ed by Squash in seasonal but I think he will bring more concrete squads for the big stage. Chlo herself did decent in PULT and is coming off a somewhat disappointing PUPL record, making for strong motivation to prove the power rankings wrong. This is likely the closest game of the week.

Lambovino vs sjneider
Lambovino is rather unestablished and is honestly a surprise pick by the Terrors. Even with a 5-2 PUPL record, Lambovino had not truly had not actually played against SCL caliber most of the season-- similar to Sjneider's also impressive 6-2 record. Sjneider is definitely the more consistent player here, but it should be noted Lambovino is one of the couple that managed to best Sjneider during the PUPL season. An exciting rematch for sure.

tlenit vs TJ
go Islanders!

Raiza vs termi
Termi has been on fire and I don't really have the same expectations for Raiza. He has Specs's support but this probably just goes down to standard BO vs standard BO maybe featuring a random B or C rank breaker anyway.

Excal vs bruno
A battle of the fresh tour players. Bruno is more proven and has Greybaum support, hard to see them letting Excal pull a fast one. It will be interesting to see how Excal explores the tier, or relies on undrafted support.
 
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emma

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[TMS] chlo vs false [SHO] - Chloe is cute and good
[TER] Lambovino vs Sjneider [BRE] -- I think Lambovino is a hilarious name
[FOX] tlenit vs TJ [ISL] -- We won Monotype World Cup of Pokemon together (no big deal to me)
[GIB] Raiza vs termi [SPA] -- termi makes good posts I enjoy reading
[PLA] Excal vs bruno [DYN] -- Excal gave me mods
 

Oathkeeper

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chlo vs. false (going with the flow Chlo)
Lambvino vs. Sjneider (neider's got this)
tlenit vs. TJ (going with my boy TJ)
Raiza vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno (not sure here)
 

drakey

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chlo vs. false
Lambvino vs. Sjneider
tlenit vs. TJ
Raiza vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno
 
chlo vs. false - false's ssnl didnt inspire much confidence in building; although he did say that he didnt care, think it might take a week or 2 to get things going in builder. tdk can pass stuff, i believe (they're on the same team right?), but chlo can also just prepare for that since tdk used fairly same-y stuff
Lambovino vs. Sjneider - neider always farms the good players and then loses to the bottom of the pool, last snake he lost vs gw (1-7) and ho3n (2-5). lambovino is most likely not good, iirc nobody expected him to be drafted much less start. it's quite likely that he was passed teams all pupl instead of building. but neider will unfortunately fumble the bag on this one
tlenit vs. TJ - bolding teammate incase pu joins the other tiers in doing a prediction contest
Raiza vs. termi - kicked ass in pupl
Excal vs. bruno - they have meri to be a pu builder (kind of, idk if shes actually played tour games in this tier but she at least followed pupl)
 

Specs

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chlo vs. false - only a slight edge here, false's seasonal run didnt end well but is still an impressive run. I always have faith in chlo though so could go either way
Lambvino vs. Sjneider - neider has more momentum to me
tlenit vs. TJ - TJ is also on a hot streak, interested in what tlenit will pull out
Raiza vs. termi - teammate but termi is obviously sick, looking forward to this one
Excal vs. bruno - Bruno with Greybaum support sounds good to me
 
chlo vs. false - only a slight edge here, false's seasonal run didnt end well but is still an impressive run. I always have faith in chlo though so could go either way
Lambvino vs. Sjneider - neider has more momentum to me
tlenit vs. TJ - TJ is also on a hot streak, interested in what tlenit will pull out
Raiza vs. termi - teammate but termi is obviously sick, looking forward to this one
Excal vs. bruno - Bruno with Greybaum support sounds good to me
 

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chlo vs. false
Lambvino vs. Sjneider
tlenit vs. TJ
Raiza
vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno
 

Specs

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We'll be having a prediction prize too! termi will chip in $40 and TJ will chip in $20 for a total of $60 for the winner!

Rules here (stolen from nu who stole from everyone else):
  • When the lineup for all the games come out, we'll post them more organized here in a format where you can copy and paste this text with updated bold text indicating who you think the winner of the game will be. 1 point per correct game outcome based on team, and an additional 2 bonus points are awarded for anyone that "clean sweeps" a week, i.e. they predict all 5/5 game outcomes correctly. Note that if a person is subbed, your prediction will be counted based on that sub winning on behalf of the original person on the lineup.
  • You must pick exactly one winner (no bolding the "vs.") for each game
  • Your post will be scored at the end of the week only if it has no edits. You may make a new post if you want to change your predicts so as long as it is before the first game of the week is played (in other words, don't try to cheese the first game outcome by making a post while it's being played. I reserve the right to remove anyone from the competition if their prediction timing seems suspicious for any reason.)
Here is a fresh copy of the week 1 match ups:
chlo vs. false
Lambovino vs. Sjneider
tlenit vs. TJ
Raiza vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno
 

kythr

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chlo vs. false
Lambovino vs. Sjneider
tlenit
vs. TJ
Raiza vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno
 

IPF

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chlo vs. false
Lambovino vs. Sjneider
tlenit vs. TJ
Raiza vs. termi
Excal vs. bruno
 

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