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Teams consist of eight starters, four substitutes, and two captains. All games will be played in SS OU.
In this first round, players will be placed into groups of four, where they will battle all three of their opponents. Divisions will be assigned randomly and each team will play each other team at least once and not more than twice.
Six points will be awarded for first place, four for second place, and two for third place in a division. If there is a tie for any position, the total number of points between those two positions will be split equally among the tied parties. For example, if two people are tied for first place, they will split ten (six for first + four for second) points between them for a total of five points each.
Teams will be ranked based on records, rather than points. This means the eight teams with the best records will qualify for the quarter finals of the World Cup of Pokémon 2020. If two or more teams within the top seven have identical records, points will be used to sort out the tiebreaks. However, if there is a tie in records for the last spot, points will be ignored and the teams will face off in a tiebreak series. The tiebreak will consist of three SS games (Bo3).
This year we have four subs per roster, and Captains may use them as they see fit. Keep in mind once a player is subbed out, they cannot be subbed back into the same round, but can be put back onto the roster for next round.
Substitutions will be not be allowed in tiebreak series unless both teams agree (or TDs enforce double sub). We will be reluctant to give activity wins to those who are clearly fishing for them.
Standard Tournament Procedures:
The general tournament rules and guidelines can be found here.
Please read them very carefully.
Now, all battles are to be completed by Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at 9:00 pm EST. Battles that are not completed will be reviewed for activity and have a winner declared accordingly. If both parties are at fault, the game will simply not count in deciding final standing. Activity calls will not be made before the round is over. We figure that three weeks is more than enough time, and we will take no excuses. We expect all Captains to nag their players to get their battles done if they are being active, and make substitutions as necessary. That is your job.
Furthermore, if by Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at 9:00 pm EST you have not completed at least one battle, we will force the Captain to sub you out. We will NOT accept inactivity. We don't want people sitting around, we want people being proactive. The reason the first round is so long is so teams can actually take some time to collaborate in their Discord channel and help each other with teams and strategies. It is not this long so you can sit around and not battle until five days before the deadline. We hope this is clear to everyone.
FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!!