Smogon Premier League XII - Week 1

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Welcome to the twelfth iteration of SPL, SPL XII. In this tournament, 10 teams containing the most bestest players on Smogon duke it out every week, attempting to gather as many wins as they can to reach playoffs. Many of them will fail, while some will bloom. Whatever the case, the matches will be exciting, so without further ado, here are tournament rules and the matchups!

Tournaments Rules and General Guidelines

Matchups


Team Raiders (5) vs (5) Ever Grande BIGS

SS OU: FlamingVictini vs ima
SS OU: Samqian vs FMG
SS OU: Eeveeto vs Storm Zone
SM OU: frisoeva vs Eternal Spirit
ORAS OU: Luigi vs ElectricityCat
BW OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs Insult
DPP OU: BIHI vs DeepBlueC
ADV OU: CyberOdin✝ vs McMeghan
GSC OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Zokuru
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Tiba


Circus Maximus Tigers (4) vs (6) Indie Scooters

SS OU: Bushtush vs Niko
SS OU: beatiful vs Sacri'
SS OU: watashi vs Gefährlicher Random
SM OU: robjr vs Corazan
ORAS OU: BK vs Santu
BW OU: dice vs Caetano93
DPP OU: ToF vs snøfall
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: gorgie vs false
RBY OU: SaDiSTiCNarwhal vs Serpi


Dragonspiral Tyrants (8) vs (2) Congregation of the Classiest

SS OU: John W vs Garay oak
SS OU: Eo Ut Mortus vs lax
SS OU: 100percentpureheat vs Luthier
SM OU: Omfuga vs Tamahome
ORAS OU: CrashinBoomBang vs Isza
BW OU: elodin vs obii
DPP OU: Christo vs august
ADV OU: Gilbert arenas vs Fakes
GSC OU: Conflict vs TDK
RBY OU: spies vs rozes


Cryonicles (7) vs (3) Alpha Ruiners

SS OU: bro fist vs Ox the Fox
SS OU: Leo vs Separation
SS OU: Lusa vs mncmt
SM OU: z0mOG vs Empo
ORAS OU: Sjneider vs Gondra
BW OU: Finchinator vs Frania
DPP OU: Malekith vs Emeral
ADV OU: umbry vs Hclat
GSC OU: TC vs Hyogafodex
RBY OU: Nails vs Heroic Troller


Stark Sharks (7) vs (3) Wi-Fi Wolfpack

SS OU: xray vs talah
SS OU: reiku vs Bloody alfa
SS OU: 1 True Lycan vs Tace
SM OU: Welli0u vs Relous
ORAS OU: jonfilch vs Dragon Claw
BW OU: SoulWind vs shawyu 1313
DPP OU: Void vs mael
ADV OU: Endill vs Star
GSC OU: Fear vs ABR
RBY OU: Kiichikos vs SMB

Deadline: January 17th, 10 PM EST (GMT-5)
 
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The Blanket's Predictions: The (Former) SPL Player Perspective
Team Raiders (5) vs (5) Ever Grande BIGS

SS OU: FlamingVictini vs ima: exciting game. i think FV is the best SS OU player in the pool, but ima is no slouch of course. still, FV is much more consistent. i'm sure both will have interesting teams.
SS OU: Samqian vs FMG: better player by a decent margin historically. recently, these two are very close. still favoring the fire monkey gamer.
SS OU: Eeveeto vs Storm Zone: LOL this one's wild. storm zone's masterful meta cteaming won't be too useful vs eeveeto, and i think eeveeto is a better player overall. nonetheless, it will be cool to see what kind of teams they bring.
SM OU: frisoeva vs Eternal Spirit
ORAS OU: Luigi vs ElectricityCat: only favoring get better by a slight margin; i wanna see more ecat games.
BW OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs Insult
DPP OU: BIHI vs DeepBlueC: very close
ADV OU: CyberOdin✝ vs McMeghan
GSC OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Zokuru
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Tiba

these teams were ranked pretty closely in the blanket power rankings, not surprising i had some tossups here.

Circus Maximus Tigers (7) vs (3) Indie Scooters

SS OU: Bushtush vs Niko: both similarly skilled, but niko's inexperience makes me hesitant to bet on him just yet.
SS OU: beatiful vs Sacri': sacri matches up poorly vs these sorts of players: brainless ones. bea fucking sucks.
SS OU: watashi vs Gefährlicher Random: closer than it may seem: i just rate flcl very highly.
SM OU: robjr vs Corazan
ORAS OU: BK vs Santu: two similarly skilled players. big fan of both. given the climate of the tier, i think BK can pull this one off, but santu's just so much more consistent and experienced with ORAS. real nice one here.
BW OU: dice vs Caetano93
DPP OU: ToF vs snøfall
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs thelinearcurve
GSC OU: gorgie vs false
RBY OU: SaDiSTiCNarwhal vs Serpi

did i just predict callous's team to win 7-3 oh NOOOOOO lol there were some upset picks in here tho.

Dragonspiral Tyrants (6) vs (4) Congregation of the Classiest

SS OU: John W vs Garay oak: garay's sick but it's john man.
SS OU: Eo Ut Mortus vs lax: depends on how eo takes the tier, but assuming he's comfortable with it, i think he's a significantly better player. lax is obviously really strong, but i think the antics in their last meeting tell the whole story on this one.
SS OU: 100percentpureheat vs Luthier: in a battle of midwest vs midwest i favor the player with john w support. bias aside, i think these two are neck and neck in skill. pricetags don't say that, i know, but i give 100p the slight edge because of john support.
SM OU: Omfuga vs Tamahome: LOL
ORAS OU: CrashinBoomBang vs Isza: i wanna see at least 1 isza game in 2021 before i predict him to win.
BW OU: elodin vs obii: elodin couldn't go positive in NU back in snake 2 whereas obii ascended into the most dominant PU player of all time this last snake.
DPP OU: Christo vs august
ADV OU: Gilbert arenas vs Fakes
GSC OU: Conflict vs TDK
RBY OU: spies vs rozes

Cryonicles (5) vs (5) Alpha Ruiners

SS OU: bro fist vs Ox the Fox: giving ox a really tough one right out the gate with one of the best team tour players ever. granted, his team might not be the most exciting for him, but i still expect him to win. love ox tho.
SS OU: Leo vs Separation: very big edge
SS OU: Lusa vs mncmt: closer than one might think. i'm pretty high on lusa and i'm not as high on mnc as others. both are great though. i think lusa's better in ORAS than SS for sure, making me favor mnc here.
SM OU: z0mOG vs Empo
ORAS OU: Sjneider vs Gondra: this is gonna be the test of whether neider sinks or swims without ABR support. fantastic player, but i'm not sure how good he is at navigating the metagame on his own. gondra's got some good help on and off his team for ORAS i would say. both are similarly skilled players overall, with the team support aspect making me favor gondra just a little bit more.
BW OU: Finchinator vs Frania: no logic to this one i just feel it in my gut.
DPP OU: Malekith vs Emeral
ADV OU: umbry vs Hclat
GSC OU: TC vs Hyogafodex
RBY OU: Nails vs Heroic Troller: this series comes down to this game for me. nails always haxes troller in rby, but both are similarly skilled players so.

Stark Sharks (4) vs (6) Wi-Fi Wolfpack

SS OU: xray vs talah: tough one to call. high on both.
SS OU: reiku vs Bloody alfa: upset. i think bloody is sick but idk man too many people were underrating reiku when he's on a team with like 5 spanish players, one of them being trosko.
SS OU: 1 True Lycan vs Tace: price difference and bias aside, i rate them both similarly.
SM OU: Welli0u vs Relous
ORAS OU: jonfilch vs Dragon Claw: xray's new bot vs xray's old bot. damn how does it feel to be Discarded bro. nah i think both are really close in skill, both great players for sure, but i'm a bit higher on jon than erz by like a hair. great game between two guys with a fantastic grip on the meta.
BW OU: SoulWind vs shawyu 1313
DPP OU: Void vs mael
ADV OU: Endill vs Star:
GSC OU: Fear vs ABR: probably the best game of the week. the GSC GOAT vs the modern day GOAT. gonna go with ABR given his familiarity with the foat. foat beats everyone else tho.
RBY OU: Kiichikos vs SMB

think this series is the best of the week for sure.
good luck everyone
 

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PREDICTIONS

Team Raiders (4) vs (3) Ever Grande BIGS
3 points not given

SS OU: FlamingVictini vs ima : (50-50) idk, matchup will determine
SS OU: Samqian vs FMG : (40-60) FMG the hacker will win the speed tie
SS OU: Eeveeto vs Storm Zone : (60-40) I saw much more time Eeveeto playing than Storm Zone so bolding him
SM OU: frisoeva vs Eternal Spirit : idk
ORAS OU: Luigi vs ElectricityCat : (70-30) Luigi is crazy with his sets so I expect from him go to from perdemos into ganhamos. Go my Brazilian friend.
BW OU: Jimmy Turtwig vs Insult : (40-60) Not bolding him would be an insult to my honor.
DPP OU: BIHI vs DeepBlueC : (70-30) He's too solid. Go BIHOAT
ADV OU: CyberOdin✝ vs McMeghan : (30-70) not much to say, eat a Quick and go for the win
GSC OU: FriendOfMrGolem120 vs Zokuru : "Match to watch". This one is tricky. The 2 players are good. Zokuru showed last SPL that he can play offence and not only stall. So it will be pretty much matchup + luck. Gl guys.
RBY OU: MetalGro$$ vs Tiba: (70-30) We all know that RBY is luck based (even if not totally) so I bold the guy who's lucky and knows the odds.

Circus Maximus Tigers (3) vs (4) Indie Scooters
3 points not given

SS OU: Bushtush vs Niko: idk
SS OU: beatiful vs Sacri': (30-70)
SS OU: watashi vs Gefährlicher Random: idk.
SM OU: robjr vs Corazan: (30-70)
ORAS OU: BK vs Santu : (60-40)
BW OU: dice vs Caetano93 : (40-60) "Match to watch". Doctor will will
DPP OU: ToF vs snøfall : idk
ADV OU: Golden Sun vs thelinearcurve : (20-80) Domination and maybe execution
GSC OU: gorgie vs false : (70-30) false for ORAS or SM is ok, but GSC? I'm not buying it, sry.
RBY OU: SaDiSTiCNarwhal vs Serpi (60-40)

Dragonspiral Tyrants (5) vs (1) Congregation of the Classiest
4 points not given.

SS OU: John W vs Garay oak : (70-30) John W more like John Wick or John Win. He never dissapointed me so he will win.
SS OU: Eo Ut Mortus vs lax: idk.
SS OU: 100percentpureheat vs Luthier (70-30) : Luthier for lower tiers is ok, but OU? Not buying it.
SM OU: Omfuga vs Tamahome : idk
ORAS OU: CrashinBoomBang vs Isza : (70-30) CBB will just win with his specs keldeo focus blast and aggro plays. He's the ruler of ORAS in this SPL.
BW OU: elodin vs obii: idk.
DPP OU: Christo vs august : (40-60)
ADV OU: Gilbert arenas vs Fakes : (60-40)
GSC OU: Conflict vs TDK : (70-30)
RBY OU: spies vs rozes : idk

Cryonicles (2) vs (7) Alpha Ruiners
1 point not given

SS OU: bro fist vs Ox the Fox : (70-30) bro, take my fist :splash:
SS OU: Leo vs Separation : (40-60)
SS OU: Lusa vs mncmt : (40-60) go my friend, you got this
SM OU: z0mOG vs Empo : (30-70) one word : EMPOAT
ORAS OU: Sjneider vs Gondra : (40-60)
BW OU: Finchinator vs Frania : (70-30) Frania plays correctly but Finch is a monster this year.
DPP OU: Malekith vs Emeral : (40-60) Emeral will carry this, trust me.
ADV OU: umbry vs Hclat : idk
GSC OU: TC vs Hyogafodex : (40-60)
RBY OU: Nails vs Heroic Troller (40-60)

Stark Sharks (3) vs (2) Wi-Fi Wolfpack
5 points not given.

SS OU: xray vs talah : (70-30)
SS OU: reiku vs Bloody alfa : (40-60) Bloody will win this. Go my Belgian friend.
SS OU: 1 True Lycan vs Tace : idk
SM OU: Welli0u vs Relous: idk
ORAS OU: jonfilch vs Dragon Claw : idk
BW OU: SoulWind vs shawyu 1313 : (80-20)
BW for SW is like water for the fish.
DPP OU: Void vs mael : (60-40)
ADV OU: Endill vs Star : idk
GSC OU: Fear vs ABR : (45-55) "match to watch" for sure. Can go either way but I will give a small edge to ABR.
RBY OU: Kiichikos vs SMB : idk
 
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