Smogon Snake Draft II - Signups (read post #462)

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Welcome to the second edition of the Smogon Snake Draft. This year's tournament has 3 stages: a group stage, a round robin with the remaining teams, and a final. The tiers will be 4 OU / 1 Ubers / 1 UU / 1 RU / 1 NU / 1 DOU / 1 LC.

The group stage will consist of the 10 teams getting separated into two groups of 5. In each of those groups, every team will play every other team in two phases that last two weeks apiece. However, teams will not just be facing 2 other teams at the same time; depending on the slot, they may face different teams. UU A may face UU B and UU C, for example, whereas NU A faces NU D and NU E during the same phase. In this stage, the total amount of wins matters, and the 3 teams with the most wins per group will advance.

Phase 1:

USM OU #1:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM OU #2:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM OU #3:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM OU #4:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM Ubers:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM UU:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM RU:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM NU:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM LC:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM DOU:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans



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Phase 2:

USM OU #1:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM OU #2:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM OU #3:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM OU #4:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM Ubers:
Bushmasters vs. Gliders
Bushmasters vs. Taipans
Gliders vs. Nagas
Nagas vs. Serpents
Serpents vs. Taipans

USM UU:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM RU:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM NU:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM LC:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

USM DOU:
Bushmasters vs. Nagas
Bushmasters vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Serpents
Gliders vs. Taipans
Nagas vs. Taipans

The 6 remaining teams will face off in "weeks" as we know them from SPL for the second stage. Here, rather than total wins, winning weeks against other teams to accumulate points will matter. Winning a week is worth 2 points, drawing it is worth 1 point, and losing it will yield no points. The top 2 teams at the end of this phase will advance to the final, in which they will both play each other again.

While this format may seem odd, it does provide a couple of advantages. First, the tournament will last 10 weeks, potentially slightly longer if tiebreaks are involved. This will mean there is ample time to cool down before SPL. Secondly, 4 teams will be eliminated relatively early on, and the TD team hopes this will cause the second phase to be more competitive as there will be less teams with little incentive to keep trying. We hope you enjoy the second edition of the Smogon Snake Draft.

The format for signing up to play in the Smogon Snake Draft is as follows:
Code:
Player Name: Ark
Tiers Played: SM UU / SM RU
Timezone : GMT-3
Significant Time Missed?: Yes, (second week of September due to vacation and no internet access)
It is absolutely pivotal that you sign up using the above format, as we will use an external tool to parse signups and push into the spreadsheets.

The sign-up list will then be taken and sorted into appropriate lists for each of the 7 metagames (Four slots for SM OU, remember). The current metagame list is as follows:

SM OU / SM Ubers / SM UU / SM RU / SM NU / SM LC / SM Doubles

This year's Captains and their teams will be

z0mOG + ggggd (Goldenrod Gliders)
obii + Mounts (Shinto Ruin Serpents)
TonyFlygon + ABR (Berry Forest Bushmasters)
Void + Pohjis (Lanakila Nagas)
Genesis7 + Evan. (Lake of Rage Leviathans)
Level 56 + Kaori (Sootopolis Sidewinders)
Pearl + Sabella (Terminus Taipans)
reyscarface + Will of Fire (Black City Mambas)
Chill Shadow + snagaa (Celadon City Cobras)
Arifeen + Teddeh (Ambrette Astrotias)

Guidelines for Players:

- DO NOT sign up if you cannot commit to the entire season, which will run from the middle of September until the middle of November. If you know in advance that you will be gone for a significant period of time (such as for exams, vacation, etc.) then PLEASE make note of it in your post so managers can plan accordingly. If I hear that any player knew in advance they would be gone for a significant period of time and did not notify the Managers in advance then action WILL be taken in future Snake Drafts and potentially all tournaments.​
- Plan to participate in your team's Discord server. Discord is what makes Snake Draft fun. It helps you test, get to know your teammates, find out when battles are happening, and for general trashtalk in the main Smogon Tournaments discord. Speaking from experience, if managers know that you do not use Discord, you will have an extremely small chance of being picked.
- In order to ensure the best possible experience for yourself, the managers, and your team, please do NOT sign up for any tier you are unwilling to play. If you would not seriously consider playing that tier in a tournament environment, do not list it. The tiers you put down in your signup are not binding, but they will affect how your prospective manager sees you, and as such they should be as accurate to your skillset as possible. Don't make dumb joke posts about playing tiers you do not care for.​
Signups will last until a few days before auction day, which is tbd.
 
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