Smogon Premier League X - Week 2

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Welcome to the tenth iteration of SPL, SPL X. In this tournament, 10 teams containing the best players on Smogon (except for Mr.E) play against each other and duke it out every week, attempting to gather as many wins as they can to reach playoffs. Some of them will fail, while others will bloom. Whatever the case, the matches will be exciting, so without further ado, here are tournament rules and the matchups!

Reminders:

On Sportsmanship
Note the sportsmanship infraction may be used liberally this SPL, and any unsportsmanlike conduct on the forums, in discord, or in opposing SPL team servers (I won't infract for you being a dick in your own SPL team server unless the situation is so extreme I feel I absolutely have to make an exception (consider basically any masterclass interaction ever)), will be grounds for an infraction. We encourage you to play semi-aggressively, but don't be a Masterclass.

~ Aldaron

On Scheduling Matches
I'm sure plenty of you have come across activity drama while scheduling matches. I'm here to reduce the arbitrary element associated with some of these decisions. It is entirely your decision to adhere to these STRONG RECOMMENDATIONS, but note that if you choose not to, I'll most likely ignore any pleading from your end.

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR VM WALL IF YOU WISH TO PLAY IN THIS TOURNAMENT. THIS IS HOW ALL OFFICIAL SCHEDULING WILL BE HANDLED.

Once that week's thread is posted, you have up to 48 hours to contact your opponent ON HIS VM WALL and mention your timezone and exactly what dates, what time ranges you are available, and where you will battle. Note that the default accepted sim and server is the official server on Showdown/Smogon Tournament Server. You must provide at least 3 different time ranges at least 48 hours from the timestamp of your message, with at least 2 that are 24-hours apart from each other. The minimum and maximum length for 1 time range is 30 minutes, and the minimum difference between the 3 required time ranges is 3 hours. If you give 3 time ranges that stick with this policy, you can give any additional time ranges at any time you please.

NOTE THAT THIS SCENARIO INVOLVES RESPONSE DYNAMICS; THERE IS SOMEONE WHO WILL CONTACT FIRST AND SOMEONE WHO RESPOND...THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT FOR BOTH OF YOU TO ASSUME TO YOU CAN BE FIRST CONTACTS...WHOEVER CONTACTS FIRST IS THE FIRST, AND THE OTHER DEFAULTS TO THE RESPONDER. THIS SHOULD BE OBVIOUS BUT SOME OF YOU ARE DUMB.

Once your opponent has contacted you, you now have up until 72 hours after the week's thread has been posted (NOT after your opponent's message) to respond with times that are good for you. What this means is that if both of you spend the maximum time contacting and responding, you should have back and forth collaboration at a maximum of 72 hours after the round has been posted, with both parties given an additional 24 hours to prepare for the battle should it be scheduled as soon as required. If none of the opponent's proposed time ranges are good for you, you must respond with alternative time ranges.

The first opponent now has X hours to prepare for the battle (if the second opponent agreed to some time) or 24 hours to contact a TD if, for whatever reason, this second set of time ranges does not suit the first opponent. Note this should be an absolute last measure.

Once a time is agreed upon, please make a message on your opponent's VM wall between 10 minutes and 1 second before the agreed upon time and say you are ready to battle and then get to agreed upon location (regardless of whether or not your opponent sends you a response VM). Please protect yourself by making this message, as it makes decisions much easier. You will be required to wait for your opponent for the duration of the time range.

If neither of you contact each other before 48 hours after the thread has been posted, you're both opening yourself up to a potential no contest or substitution. If I look at the situation, I might just determine I'm going to no contest, or whatever based on however I'm feeling at that moment. Don't leave yourself and your team vulnerable to this.

Just because at anytime one of the responders does not respond within the given range does not give you automatic activity win credentials. If they don't contact at all on your VM wall up until 48 hours before the end of the round (note, I'm not going to take discord or sim messages as evidence due to how easily they can be doctored...so if you want to protect yourself, stick to the VM messages), then you obviously have activity win justification. You WILL contact your opponent in a timely manner. However, if they do contact you at all after the suggested response time and before 48 hours before the end of the round, you are required to respond before 24 hours before the end of the round with 2 1-hour time ranges at least 1 hour apart before the end of the round. The opponent, since he did not stick to the proposed response schedule, WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY AT ONE OF YOUR NEWLY SUGGESTED TIMES, so you have the advantage here. This obviously puts a bit of an emphasis on the last 48 hours of each round (as is standard operating procedure for most of our official team tournaments anyway), so I will try my best to keep the last 48 hours of the round as close to the majority of the weekend for as much of the world as I can.

If you follow all of these guidelines, you will a.) most likely get your match done with minimal issue or b.) protect yourself and your team from an undue no contest or activity decision. Yes, I hate activity decisions in official tournaments. Yes, I will do my best to prevent activity decisions in the playoffs (the qualifying round is fair game however and I will have no problem issuing an activity call here), but don't push your luck.

Here is an example of how following this would work:

Week 1 thread is posted June 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM. Its deadline is June 14, 2013 at 11:59PM. User A and User B are matched up. User A contacts User B on his VM wall on June 7, at 9:00 PM (47 hours after the thread was posted, so ok), and gives 4 time ranges: June 10, from 7:00-7:30 PM (22 hours after the timestamp of his message, which is only ok so long as at minimum 3 of the other proposed time ranges adhere to the requirements), June 11, from 9:00-9:30 PM (48 hours after the timestamp of his message, which is ok), June 12, from 6:00-6:30 PM (69 hours after timestamp of his message, so ok, but only 21 hours after the earliest time range that is 48 hours after the timestamp), and June 12, from 9:00-9:30 PM (72 hours after the timestamp, so ok, and 24 hours after a legal time range and 3 hours after another legal time range). The June 11 and both June 12 time ranges satisfy the requirements, so User A can propose his first June 10 time range as well. User B responds on June 10, at 8:00 PM (23 hours after User A contacted him, so ok), and picks June 11, at 9:00 PM to battle, which is ok because it is 24 hours after his own response.

You'll note I made most of my response ranges multiples of 24 hours, but also included 24 hours. This means I expect you to be able to check Smogon at least once a day. If that is not feasible, you put yourself at risk.

~ Aldaron

On Disconnecting and timing out drama
Ah, the big beefcake. I'm going to go ahead and put this out there: we reserve the right to judge any individual match on a case by case basis, regardless of assumed precedence set. If you don't like that, you are welcome to not play. Be aware of this.

That said, here is the main way we will probably handle DCs / timing out: If you lose a match because your timer hit 0, we will access the situation to determine if what took place was a true DC or a timeout. This is done by observing the state of the timer of the player that timed out. If it's above a certain threshold it'll be considered a DC, if it's below that threshold it'll be considered a timeout. If we determine that a DC happened the game will be recreated up to the point of disconnection. If we determine it to be a timeout, the player that timed out will receive a loss.

~ Luigi


Standard Tournament Rules

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Alpha Ruiners (6) vs Dragonspiral Tyrants (6)

SM OU: Empo vs Poek
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana
SM UU: Pearl vs Christo
SM RU: RedEmption vs aim
SM NU: LAX vs ict
SM DOU: Croven vs emforbes
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder
BW OU: Luigi vs We Three Kings
DPP OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs GaryTheGengar
ADV OU: eden's embrace vs Gilbert arenas
GSC OU: Lavos vs sulcata
RBY OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Heroic Troller


Indie Scooters (9) vs Congregation of the Classiest (3)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark
DPP OU: giara vs Void
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer


Ever Grande BIGs (7) vs Stark Sharks (5)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross


Wi-fi Wolfpack (6) vs Team Raiders (6)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak
SM RU: Welli0u vs Kingler12345
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee


Circus Maximus Tigers (6) vs Cryonicles (6)

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna
SM NU: Osh vs elodin
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii
BW OU: dice vs ABR
DPP OU: Bro Kappa vs Malekith
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love
RBY OU: Kaz vs Alexander.

Deadline will be January 20th, 9:00 PM EST.
 
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Alpha Ruiners (0) vs Dragonspiral Tyrants (0)

SM OU: Empo vs Poek
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana
SM UU: Pearl vs Christo
SM RU: RedEmption vs aim
SM NU: LAX vs ict
SM DOU: Croven vs emforbes
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder
BW OU: Luigi vs We Three Kings
DPP OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs GaryTheGengar
ADV OU: eden's embrace vs Gilbert arenas
GSC OU: Lavos vs sulcata
RBY OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Heroic Troller


Indie Scooters (0) vs Congregation of the Classiest (0)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark
DPP OU: giara vs Void
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer


Ever Grande BIGs (0) vs Stark Sharks (0)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross


Wi-fi Wolfpack (0) vs Team Raiders (0)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak
SM RU: Welli0u vs Cynara
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee


Circus Maximus Tigers (0) vs Cryonicles (0)

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna
SM NU: Osh vs elodin
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii
BW OU: dice vs ABR
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs Malekith
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love
RBY OU: Kaz-gasai vs Alexander.
 
Indie Scooters (7) vs Congregation of the Classiest (5)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark
DPP OU: giara vs Void
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer


Ever Grande BIGs (7) vs Stark Sharks (5)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross


Wi-fi Wolfpack (6) vs Team Raiders (6)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak
SM RU: Welli0u vs Cynara
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee


Circus Maximus Tigers (5) vs Cryonicles (7)

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna
SM NU: Osh vs elodin
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii
BW OU: dice vs ABR
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs Malekith
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love
RBY OU: Kaz-gasai vs Alexander.
 
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Won SPL Predictions
Alpha Ruiners (6) vs Dragonspiral Tyrants (6)

SM OU: Empo vs Poek
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana
SM UU: Pearl vs Christo
SM RU: RedEmption vs aim
SM NU: LAX vs ict
SM DOU: Croven vs emforbes
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder
BW OU: Luigi vs We Three Kings
DPP OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs GaryTheGengar
ADV OU: eden's embrace vs Gilbert arenas
GSC OU: Lavos vs sulcata
RBY OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Heroic Troller


Indie Scooters (5) vs Congregation of the Classiest (7)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark
DPP OU: giara vs Void
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer


Ever Grande BIGs (6) vs Stark Sharks (6)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross


Wi-fi Wolfpack (5) vs Team Raiders (7)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak
SM RU: Welli0u vs Cynara
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee


Circus Maximus Tigers (5) vs Cryonicles (7)

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna
SM NU: Osh vs elodin
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii
BW OU: dice vs ABR
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs Malekith
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love
RBY OU: Kaz-gasai vs Alexander.
 
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Tace

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is a defending Smogon Snake Draft Champion
SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii

SM OU: Empo vs Poek
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder
 
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Aishia

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come the f*ck on, tyrants...

Alpha Ruiners (4) vs Dragonspiral Tyrants (8)

SM OU: Empo vs Poek
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana
SM UU: Pearl vs Christo
SM RU: RedEmption vs aim - u got this joey!!
SM NU: LAX vs ict
SM DOU: Croven vs emforbes
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder
BW OU: Luigi vs We Three Kings
DPP OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs GaryTheGengar
ADV OU: eden's embrace vs Gilbert arenas
GSC OU: Lavos vs sulcata
RBY OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Heroic Troller

Indie Scooters (7) vs Congregation of the Classiest (5)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark
DPP OU: giara vs Void
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer

Ever Grande BIGs (6) vs Stark Sharks (6)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross

Wi-fi Wolfpack (7) vs Team Raiders (5)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak
SM RU: Welli0u vs Cynara
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee

Circus Maximus Tigers (5) vs Cryonicles (7) - honestly this was so hard to predict i'm not sure if i did the right thing :psycry:

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna
SM NU: Osh vs elodin
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii
BW OU: dice vs ABR
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs Malekith
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love
RBY OU: Kaz-gasai vs Alexander.
 
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Proud of my team for winning last week. It can be hard going up against ABR and the jerk but we managed to pull through. AWOOOOO

Alpha Ruiners (5) vs Dragonspiral Tyrants (7)

SM OU: Empo vs Poek | Poek didn't really have much of a chance last week, as Volcarona pretty much tore his soul to shreds. Predicting a bounce back here from someone who has a very high ceiling
SM OU: imsosorrylol vs Mana | in a week where 3 players timed out due to taking too long, sorry somehow had the completely opposite problem. this man played an entire game without his timer showing up once...probably not a good move to make when you're trying to prove yourself in the tournament scene and show the world you're not a dogshit loser. Mana lost last week but he still has more tour experience and I still have some faith in him.
SM UU: Pearl vs Christo | Christo's definitely solid, and he proved last week he is still a force to be reckoned with. The #1 Player in the PR surprisingly lost last week, and rumor has it his time in Da Capo Hell may have numbed his senses to the point where he can't play up to the same standard. Nonetheless, I find it hard to believe Pearl will start 0-2, so backing him here in a close one.
SM RU: RedEmption vs aim | Redemption brought what many people have said was a garbdicks team last week. I haven't really seen anything from him in official tournaments to make me think he isn't complete garbage, so gonna be favoring his opponent pretty much every week. Predicting Joey to bounce back after he made some shaky plays last week.
SM NU: LAX vs ict | leon shook off the rust last week but lax is on too much of a tear rn.
SM DOU: Croven vs emforbes | hard to believe emi will start 0-2 after his recent performances. if he starts copying bush some more though he might end up banned.
ORAS OU: Hiye vs blunder | 'hiye too fiye' added yet another questionable win to his record yesterday. goat blunder is a better player tho for sure so hard to pick against him
BW OU: Luigi vs We Three Kings | moxie lucked dice last week but he's still a competent player. i don't really think luigi is a justifiable spl starter in 2019 but here we are so.
DPP OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs GaryTheGengar | gary lost the crust war yday to ace matador, who some say hasn't won an spl game since 1995. very bad looks LOL jimmy seems to b hot so goin w him in the thinking gen
ADV OU: eden's embrace vs Gilbert arenas | idk honestly but this guy finessed kg w baton pass and i dont think marcop is good so.
GSC OU: Lavos vs sulcata | sulcata got outplayed by finchs gscer last week...def not a good sign. lavos is very consistent and has a good shot to put up a monster record
RBY OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Heroic Troller | very rarely do players, especially in this dumbass tier, get complimented after a loss for their play, but troller managed to achieve that goal last week. meanwhile, on the other side, i still cant take someone with this dumbass name seriously, so.

Indie Scooters (3) vs Congregation of the Classiest (9)

SM OU: craing ;_; vs Finchinator | the 25k wonder is somehow negative in lcwc and ruwc...and lost last week to some completely random goon LMAO meanwhile, ben gay was dickass at scheduling as usual and managed to timeout. i think finch is better so goin w him.
SM OU: Lopunny Kicks vs 1 True Lycan | this man slayed the punisher of plays last week like come on...granted he might have gotten a bit lucky and won off timeout, with various sources disagreeing about what the true outcome would have been. lopunny kicks is prob decent enuff but lycans been too hyped by both the jerk and gerk to predict against
SM UU: robjr vs edi0n | the wannabe elodin dude played pretty badly last week LOL i dont really have any faith in him rn while rob is just good at putting up solid records.
SM RU: Aeroblacktyl vs Nat | mop washed kw last week and has shown he still has some solid battling prowess. nat will be favored vs almost everyone though, so hard not to pick her
SM NU: Realistic Waters vs Garay oak | Garay had a stroke last week LOL good lord that game was bad. waters beat kushalos, who played way below his skill level. nonetheless, have to say waters is better from what ive seen
SM DOU: miltankmilk vs EmbCPT | edu is very consistent and i think he's better
ORAS OU: lighthouses vs baddummy | ya i dont really think lighthouses is that good at oras ou...this mans like a below average spl ruer dude LOL come on. baddummy seems relatively competent i guess and hes kind of hyped so.
BW OU: Ojama vs ZoroDark | zoroclick took down soulwind last week in a relatively impressive display. the kingpin meanwhile got haxed by a weeb. i doubt ojama the goat will start 0-2 in his best tier so.
DPP OU: giara vs Void | bro giara STILL in dpp LOL come on man this is gettin kind of absurd. no comment
ADV OU: dekzeh vs thelinearcurve | this guys been p impressive in all the games i've seen. i'll favor him against pretty much everyone in this pool
GSC OU: Century Express vs Earthworm | yeah i'm still not convinced this ladder fiend is good. Earthworm's a proven commodity and won a close one vs vgc mastermind CASEDVICTORY last week so hard not to pick him.
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Bedschibaer | beds got a donation win last week from a dude who didn't bring a Snorlax in game 1. Classic. I think hes a slightly better player than metal so.

Ever Grande BIGs (8) vs Stark Sharks (4)

SM OU: Cdumas vs Tricking | bro I've never seen Cdumas lose a game like that...that was REALLY bad. i doubt he'll lose twice in a row considering his amazing consistency, and Clicking will have to play someone whose timer actually appears this week so I doubt he'll have as easy of a time
SM OU: Sabella vs Tamahome | sabella also played pretty poorly last week. 29k SM OU PLAYER TAMAHOME LOL man that price is still fucking absurd. Anyway he also got destroyed last week but i think he's a better player so.
SM UU: Sage vs Lycans | i might have predicted Sage to win before last week, but Lycans is coming off a big win against the best player in the pool. sage got a bit unlucky last week but hard to favor her here.
SM RU: KW vs EviGaro | kw got smashed last week by mop while evigaro got a charity win against a dogshit player. I'm still not entirely convinced of evigaro's prowess, but based on recent results, gonna favor her here. She was also 1 rank higher in the very informational ShakeItUp RU Power Rankings
SM NU: Kushalos vs Teddeh | This is a really close game. 2 top nuers going at it, with one of them starting SPL 0-2. I think Kushalos can bring out some fire flames megalit tech as he often does, though, and surprise teddeh in this one.
SM DOU: Ezrael vs fespy | ezrael also played pretty lackluster last week. however, i still haven't heard of his opponent before and that guy also got washed so.
ORAS OU: xray vs Znain | yeah i've never been high on znain and I don't really think he's good at all. xray in his main tier is definitely solid enough to take this
BW OU: FLCL vs Posho | the amq king is comin off a hax win against the kingpin, while posho received a donation. Posho's been in pretty bad form in team tours lately, and it'll take more than a win against luigi for me to trust him here. posho's ceiling is still absurdly high though, so if he returns to form, it could be bad news for the weeb
DPP OU: soulgazer vs ToF | I honestly have no idea how, but sg always manages to win in SPL. he faces off against ToF, and via the #crustrule, sg should take the win here.
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs Kevin Garrett | Another close game between two old players. I think GS is better at his peak so giving him a small edge here
GSC OU: Valentine vs Conflict | Valentine? LOL uh i dont think vals touched gsc in his life bro LMAO hello hard to favor him vs one of the best players in the pool imo
RBY OU: Nails vs Sceptross | nails played pretty solid last week, especially in game 3. trusting him here too.

Wi-fi Wolfpack (6) vs Team Raiders (6)

SM OU: Kickasser vs bro fist | kickasser is coming off a solid win last week, but bro fist the GOAT will definitely not start 0-2. better player for sure.
SM OU: Charmflash vs Talah | talah took down finchinator last week in a pretty solid game i guess. charmflash beat abr but also tried to throw like 900 times LOL im still not convinced he's competent. going with the more unknown quantity.
SM UU: bugzinator vs Pak | this should be another good game. common sense would be to take Pak, who is definitely on a roll. however, I've always been high on bugzinator and think he can outplay enough to take this. small edge here
SM RU: Welli0u vs Cynara | Cynara did nothing last week to assure the community that the Raiders werent idiots in putting her in RU. Welli0u underperformed last week, but still has way more team support in this tier than Cynara and should play better as well
SM NU: Eternally vs SPACE FORCE meeps | I don't really know if meeps played well last week or if garay just had a bout of autism but LOL Eternally I think is a more solid player and does have rozes to help him build...lol
SM DOU: Human vs Biosci | Biosci's more proven lately for sure
ORAS OU: TDK vs Trosko | I finessed the fuck out of Leru last week, winning a very hard matchup and making my supporters some money along the way. Trosko's definitely solid, but I trust my playing ability enough to take this one
BW OU: Sergi vs SoulWind | sergi got a win vs obi last week, but playing SoulWind is definitely a much more arduous task. I don't think he'll be able to come thru here.
DPP OU: DeepBlueC vs roscoe | deepbluec beat crust last week, but this time he goes against one of the best dpp players who is armed with BKC's fire flames teams. hard to see him winning this one.
ADV OU: UD vs Jirachee | Phil unfortunately has to play the best 2 ADVers in consecutive weeks. Hard to see his record improving here, as UD is a better player with more metagame knowledge
GSC OU: Fear vs Cased | Cased lost a close one to Earthworm last week, but I think he can come though here. Fear is not as good as his record has shown and I think Case could definitely surprise him.
RBY OU: The Idiot Ninja vs Hipmonlee | bro hipmonlee didn't bring a snorlax last week LOL like come on if you want to start down 0-1 at least bring a full meme team instead of pretending to try. #crustrule makes this a pretty comfortable win for TIN. We might see kingler in this tier soon no lie

Circus Maximus Tigers (6) vs Cryonicles (6)

SM OU: Sacri' vs BHARATH_THEBEST | btb still has abr's support and I think he's a slightly better player. small edge.
SM OU: Eternal Spirit vs Leru | say what you want, but gama somehow keeps winning. he always manages to bring the right team or make the right plays to succeed. meanwhile, Leru played one of the worst ORAS games of the past decade jesus christ LOL this man channeled his inner daftmau5.
SM UU: HarrisIsAwesome vs HT | harris is hyped and I think he's a bit more solid than HT
SM RU: Pohjis vs Ajna | the king of the irrelevant tours grabbed an SPL win last week against one of his tougher competitors in pokeaimmd. Ajna, however, is way too consistent in this tier lately to predict against. should be a fun one though
SM NU: Osh vs elodin | elodin just curbstomped eternally and has proven to be a solid force in NU.
SM DOU: MajorBowman vs SMB | call me a sheet looker if you want but bowman has been pretty solid for a lot of tours before the last one. he got a win over emi today, so gonna give him a small edge here. smb def looks scary, though, as if he plays like he did today, he could beat anyone.
ORAS OU: reiku vs obii | 10k OBI switched to oras this week. things don't really get any easier here, though. reiku's pretty solid when he wants to be, and if he brings a good team, unlike last week, i think he can grab the win.
BW OU: dice vs ABR | this is a very interesting game. dice is one of the best BW players while abr is more known for his new-gen prowess. when he puts his mind to it, though, ABR can win anywhere, and I think he can bring a solid enough team and make enough plays to take this. very minor edge.
DPP OU: 6A9 Ace Matador vs Malekith | oh look a battle of the crust in the thinking gen again. SHOCKER! malekith got rained on last week while am beat gary...yeah i still dont believe in am and while malekith might be a bit crust, i think he's still less crusty so.
ADV OU: zf vs k3nan | i don't really think k3nan is good and i don't think he's ever been good. zf has proven himself to b a threat in adv so have to like his odds here
GSC OU: d0nut vs Veteran In Love | switching vil to another tier isnt gonna get rid of the crust bros LMAO d0nuts a solid gsc player and by the #crustrule, this should be an easy win vs. someone with a 50% chance to use Jumpluff ft. No Snorlax
RBY OU: Kaz-gasai vs Alexander. | Prinz is a very solid player and it's hard to predict against him.
 
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Bored yet again:
Empo 60:40 Poek
Empo is in form and did well week one so I expect him to take the win here yet again. Poek didn’t get too much of a chance to show what he’s got thanks to a certain moth, but I still believe Empo has the edge.

imsosorrylol 45:55 Mana

Probably the hardest matchup possible to predict since both players here are sorrounded in mystery, but I think Mana gets the edge here with more experience.

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craing ;_; 60:40 Finchinator
craing is a deadly player and Finchinator doesn’t feels to be quite in his apex as of late. I’d love to see everyone’s favorite OU moderator bounce back, but I kind of feel craing is more likely to take the win.

Lopunny Kicks 55:45 1 True Lycan
I feel like Lopunny Kicks did well week one and is starting to get more comfortable with the SPL setting so he has the edge here. Lycan is always a top contender though, and performed well last week, so I sure won’t leave him out. This will probably be a cool match to watch.

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Cdumas 55:45 Tricking
Cdumas didn’t have the best start last week but I’m sure he’ll make a good week 2 as Cdumas really is an absurdly consistent player. However I still think Tricking has quite a shot as he, too, is strong and consistent. I’d love to catch this one live.

Sabella 40:60 Tamahome

Sabella didn’t have the most impressive of starts and Tamahome’s OU is surprisingly effective. I predict the Brazillian to walk away with the win here.

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Kickasser 40:60 bro fist

Regardless of the circumstances, bro fist is arguably one of the strongest players in this poll, if not the very best. Sure, Kickasser is a force to be reckoned with, but so is bro fist.

Charmflash 35:65 Talah

While both of these had outstanding starts for SPL I think Talah has the clear advantage here, he has a bit more experience with this type of setting and his building is on point. That being said, I could see Charmflash surprising my expectations yet again, but Talah still has a big edge in my eyes.

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Sacri' 45:55 BHARATH_THEBEST

BTB is an outstanding player and he looks to be back to form, or at least close to it, so I feel like he has the edge here. That being said Sacri'’s transition into OU was silky smooth and it already translated into a win so I wouldn’t be surprised if Sacri' were to take this one,

Eternal Spirit 65:35 Leru
I haven’t heard much about Leru but Eternal Spirit and his trusty randomizer seem to have been working for a while so it’s hard to picture Leru taking the win.​
 
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