The World Cup of Pokémon 2019 - Signups

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The World Cup of Pokémon 2019

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Hosted by Ark Hikari Hogg

Players around the globe, now is the time to stand up for your home, for your country! Enlist today to fight alongside your countrymen for the glory of your nation and the coveted World Cup!

The format this year will be 4 SM OU / 1 ORAS OU / 1 BW OU / 1 DPP OU / 1 RSE OU / 1 GSC OU / 1 RBY OU. Each team will be required to draft 15 players (10 playing slots and 5 subs). Please use the following format to sign up:

Player Name: Hogg
Tiers: ADV / RBY
Country / Region of Residence: US South
Other Eligibility: None
  • Player Name: Your name, Player.
  • Tiers: Please list the tiers you are willing to play (SM / ORAS / BW / DPP / RSE / GSC / RBY).
  • Country / Region of Residence: The country or region where you currently reside. For players located in the United States, please note that we use census regions; see below for the map.
  • Other Eligibility: If you believe you are eligible for a region other than where you currently reside, please list it here. See below for eligibility requirements.

WCOP 2019 Teams:

  • Asia - Analytic & BHARATH_THEBEST
  • Brazil - elodin & Destiny Device
  • Canada - Genesis7 & Tokyo Tom
  • Europe - Ricardo & We Three Kings
  • France - Zephir & Cicada
  • Germany - Leru & Nigel97
  • Greece - Astamatitos & Mysterious M
  • Italy - Raiza & Will of Fire
  • Latin America - Spectear & ZDen
  • Oceania - false & Tom Bus
  • Spain - Malekith & M Dragon
  • UK - HJAD & shade
  • US Midwest - Sam & Nails
  • US Northeast - bro fist & ABR
  • US South - TDK & Stone_Cold
  • US West - Mithril & Shiba
  • Austria - Charmflash & Bedschibaer
  • China - fsk & yjh971203
  • India - SANJAY & DJ Breloominati
  • Netherlands - Djokra & Drud

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements are listed below. If you have any specific questions about eligibility, please contact the hosts.

Players who participated in WCOP 2018

If a player participated in WCOP 2018, they will be locked onto their team from the previous year, barring the following exceptions:
  • If the team they most recently played for no longer exists, they will be treated as a player eligible for a new team (see below).
  • If a player's region has changed since last WCOP, they may choose to instead play for the region currently associated with their forum IPs. This is a one-time choice; doing so forfeits their previous eligibility. They will not be able to be grandfathered back onto their previous team in the future, and even if they return to their old region in the future, this eligibility will remain forfeited.
Players who did not participate in WCOP 2018 / players eligible for new teams

Players that are not locked on a team and are not eligible for grandfathering (new players or players whose previous teams no longer exist) may only play for the regions associated with their forum IPs. Tournament directors will not consider any other means of identification for regional eligibility. Please do not submit real-world identifying documents such as passports or birth certificates.

If a player has IPs to prove that they spend extended periods of time in multiple regions within the past 12 months (e.g. students who attend university in one region and live in another), they can apply to join the team associated with either region. TDs will review this on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility for the rejected team will be forfeited.

Players with significant periods of provable residency prior to the past 12 months may apply to join the team associated with their old IPs. The TD team will consider these applications on a case-by-case basis, but as a general rule, the minimum amount of time we will consider is one year of residency in the old region. As referenced above, you MUST be able to verify said residency via forum IPs; if your IPs do not reflect this prior residency, your application will not be accepted. Eligibility for the rejected team will be forfeited.

"Cultural eligibility" rules were removed in earlier editions of WCOP, and have not been reinstated.

As a reminder, hosts and TDs reserve the right to reject any player they deem to be insufficiently eligible. An example of this would be a player whose IP drastically changes shortly before the start of the tournament.

Alice grew up in France, and currently lives in Toronto. Her forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that she resides in Toronto. While her IPs show a couple of visits to France during her Smogon tenure, they do not reflect any long-term residency. Alice is eligible to play for Team Canada, but is NOT eligible to play for Team France.

Bob spends much of the year at university in California, but his parents live in Iowa. His forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that he spends extended periods of time in both California and Iowa, and therefore he is eligible to play for either Team US West or Team US Midwest. Once he chooses to play for one team or the other, his future eligibility is locked to that region.

Carla used to live in Brazil but currently resides in Sweden. While her forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that she currently primarily resides in Sweden, her forum IPs confirm that from 2014 to 2016 she primarily resided in Brazil. She is eligible to play for either Team Brazil or Team Europe. Once she chooses to play for one team or the other, her future eligibility is locked to that region.

Daniel played on Team Oceania in WCOP 2018. Unless his forum IPs show some recent change, he is locked onto Team Oceania for WCOP 2019.

Elena previously played for Team Germany in WCOP 2016 and 2017 under the old “cultural eligibility rules,” but did not participate in WCOP 2018. She currently resides in Greece. She is not eligible to play for Team Germany, though she does qualify for Team Greece.

Fernando previously resided in Venezuela and played on Team LA in WCOP 2018, but subsequently relocated to Texas (confirmed via forum IPs). He has a one-time opportunity to change his regional eligibility to match his current location and play for Team US South. Doing so forfeits his previous eligibility, even if he moves back to Venezuela in 2020.

Player signups will close 11:59 PM May 5th GMT-4.
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Player Name: DKM
Tiers: BW / SM or ORAS if needed / can provide scouting, building, and testing support in all 3 / can learn any of the rest if necessary
Country / Region of Residence: UK
Other Eligibility: None
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