The World Cup of Pokemon V - Round 1

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Jackal

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Welcome all to the finest international Pokemon competition on the planet, the World Cup of Pokemon. This year, 16 teams are vying for the glorious title of World Champions. Will anyone usurp last years champions, Oceania? Let's find out. Onto the first round!

The final rosters can be viewed here

The format for this round can be found here

The rules of the tournament can be found here

Round 1 Spreadsheet

Divisions

All players in the starting 8 of a roster were placed in a division of 4 battlers. Every team plays every other team at least once, and no team plays any other team more than twice. Furthermore, no 3 teams will appear in a division together twice. By this I mean if one division is Canada, Asia, West, UK, another division will not be Canada, Asia, West, South. Each team plays each of the other 15 teams once and 9 of the other 15 teams twice, and the teams you face twice were all selected randomly. Furthermore, all members of the team were inserted randomly into the divisions once I set out the format in the above manner.

I went out of my way to ensure everything was played out like that to ensure fairness and preserve the integrity of the tournament.

Deadlines

Now, all battles are to be completed by Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at midnight EST. At this time, the divisions will be frozen and the points will be calculated based off the standings as they sit. Battles that are not completed will NOT have a winner declared, and will simply not count in deciding final standing. (Exceptions may be granted if proof can be shown that one user was clearly avoiding the battle / severely inactive. I have the final say on all decisions of this matter). I figure that three weeks is more than enough time, and I will take no excuses what so ever. I 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 Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at midnight EST you have not completed at least one battle, I will force the Captain to sub you out. I will NOT accept inactivity. I don't want people sitting around, I want people being proactive. The reason the first round is so long is so teams can actually take some time to collaborate in their irc channel and help each other with teams and strategies. It is not this long so you can sit around and not battle until 5 days before the deadline. I am sure I have made myself clear :)

So let's get to it, shall we? ;)

Pairings

The divisions for the first round can be found here.

For reference:

Berlin, Germany
Aeroblacktyl vs SoT
Aeroblacktyl vs tito
Aeroblacktyl vs Sebastian
SoT vs tito
SoT vs Sebastian
tito vs Sebastian

Roma, Italy
Haldar vs CTI
Haldar vs Xiang
Haldar vs Kevin Garrett
CTI vs Xiang
CTI vs Kevin Garrett
Xiang vs Kevin Garrett

Sydney, Australia
Conflict vs [K-12] The Madchine
Conflict vs nagai
Conflict vs Nachos
[K-12] The Madchine vs nagai
[K-12] The Madchine vs Nachos
nagai vs Nachos

Montreal, Canada
Jackal vs Sanji_93
Jackal vs WhiteQueen
Jackal vs _Flygon_
Sanji_93 vs WhiteQueen
Sanji_93 vs _Flygon_
WhiteQueen vs _Flygon_

New Dehli, India
Sapientia vs Shinigami
Sapientia vs supermarth64
Sapientia vs reachzero
Shinigami vs supermarth64
Shinigami vs reachzero
supermarth64 vs reachzero

Amsterdam, Netherlands
apologies vs Krack
apologies vs jumpluff
apologies vs Stone_Cold22
Krack vs jumpluff
Krack vs Stone_Cold22
jumpluff vs Stone_Cold22

Houston, USA
Maniaclyrasist vs Kefka
Maniaclyrasist vs Mosh
Maniaclyrasist vs Eo Ut Mortus
Kefka vs Mosh
Kefka vs Eo Ut Mortus
Mosh vs Eo Ut Mortus

Barcelona, Spain
Philip7086 vs Tyrano
Philip7086 vs franky
Philip7086 vs KD24
Tyrano vs franky
Tyrano vs KD24
franky vs KD24

Paris, France
Earthworm vs Deep Thought
Earthworm vs Private
Earthworm vs Scofield
Deep Thought vs Private
Deep Thought vs Scofield
Private vs Scofield

Madrid, Spain
goofball vs Colchonero
goofball vs BlueBlur
goofball vs Aldaron
Colchonero vs BlueBlur
Colchonero vs Aldaron
BlueBlur vs Aldaron

Mexico City, Mexico
hanke vs Ashley Young
hanke vs sasu
hanke vs MetaNite
Ashley Young vs sasu
Ashley Young vs MetaNite
sasu vs MetaNite

Tokyo, Japan
remlabmez vs Rurushu
remlabmez vs Heist
remlabmez vs Itchni
Rurushu vs Heist
Rurushu vs Itchni
Heist vs Itchni

New Jersey, USA
Malfunction vs Mizuno
Malfunction vs Stigmata
Malfunction vs Stallion
Mizuno vs Stigmata
Mizuno vs Stallion
Stigmata vs Stallion

Detroit, USA
marioland vs SilentEcho
marioland vs Iconic
marioland vs Reyscarface
SilentEcho vs Iconic
SilentEcho vs Reyscarface
Iconic vs Reyscarface

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Huntofthelion vs Lonelyness
Huntofthelion vs G80
Huntofthelion vs B-Lulz
Lonelyness vs G80
Lonelyness vs B-Lulz
G80 vs B-Lulz

Seattle, USA
M Dragon vs vashta
M Dragon vs DarkLynx
M Dragon vs Cristall
vashta vs DarkLynx
vashta vs Cristall
DarkLynx vs Cristall

Istanbul, Turkey
Stathakis vs The_Chaser
Stathakis vs skarm
Stathakis vs ENZ0
The_Chaser vs skarm
The_Chaser vs ENZ0
skarm vs ENZ0

Phoenix, USA
TAY vs Grind_Pantera
TAY vs PurpleWeezing
TAY vs Plus
Grind_Pantera vs PurpleWeezing
Grind_Pantera vs Plus
PurpleWeezing vs Plus

Wellington, New Zealand
giara vs Limitless
giara vs YTP
giara vs Quantum Mechanics
Limitless vs YTP
Limitless vs Quantum Mechanics
YTP vs Quantum Mechanics

Munich, Germany
joshe vs Joel
joshe vs Bad Ass
joshe vs Scimjara
Joel vs Bad Ass
Joel vs Scimjara
Bad Ass vs Scimjara

Toronto, Canada
Binabik vs husk
Binabik vs DawnBringer
Binabik vs imperfectluck
husk vs DawnBringer
husk vs imperfectluck
DawnBringer vs imperfectluck

Beijing, China
Fallen Alice vs Atticus
Fallen Alice vs JabbaTheGriffin
Fallen Alice vs -Mind-
Atticus vs JabbaTheGriffin
Atticus vs -Mind-
JabbaTheGriffin vs -Mind-

New York, USA
Blue_Tornado vs TrunksRDT
Blue_Tornado vs Rewer
Blue_Tornado vs Lady Bug
TrunksRDT vs Rewer
TrunksRDT vs Lady Bug
Rewer vs Lady Bug

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Royal Flush vs DarkLucario
Royal Flush vs DaPlayaFlow
Royal Flush vs Loki
DarkLucario vs DaPlayaFlow
DarkLucario vs Loki
DaPlayaFlow vs Loki

Los Angeles, USA
alex vs LinIsKorean
alex vs Hipmonlee
alex vs 6A9 Ace Matador
LinIsKorean vs Hipmonlee
LinIsKorean vs 6A9 Ace Matador
Hipmonlee vs 6A9 Ace Matador

Dublin, Ireland
Kinneas vs Zephir
Kinneas vs Light-Kun
Kinneas vs locopoke
Zephir vs Light-Kun
Zephir vs locopoke
Light-Kun vs locopoke

Miami, USA
panamaxis vs GARLIC
panamaxis vs Taylor
panamaxis vs LiNAInVeRsE
GARLIC vs Taylor
GARLIC vs LiNAInVeRsE
Taylor vs LiNAInVeRsE

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
matty vs Havak
matty vs Duskie
matty vs FM
Havak vs Duskie
Havak vs FM
Duskie vs FM

London, England
Sage Abdul vs Justinawe
Sage Abdul vs Sarenji
Sage Abdul vs Gouki
Justinawe vs Sarenji
Justinawe vs Gouki
Sarenji vs Gouki

Denver, USA
LoveDestiny vs Mien.
LoveDestiny vs Cost
LoveDestiny vs twash
Mien. vs Cost
Mien. vs twash
Cost vs twash

Marseille, France
Arin vs Malekith
Arin vs legendary_07
Arin vs Lake
Malekith vs legendary_07
Malekith vs Lake
legendary_07 vs Lake

Boston, USA
Blue Kirby vs pi face
Blue Kirby vs eaglesrock
Blue Kirby vs Twist of Fate
pi face vs eaglesrock
pi face vs Twist of Fate
eaglesrock vs Twist of Fate

Berlin, Germany
Aeroblacktyl
SoT
tito
Sebastian

Roma, Italy
Haldar
CTI
Xiang
Kevin Garrett

Sydney, Australia
Conflict
[K-12] The Madchine
nagai
Nachos

Montreal, Canada
Jackal
Sanji_93
WhiteQueen
_Flygon_

New Dehli, India
Sapientia
Shinigami
supermarth64
reachzero

Amsterdam, Netherlands
apologies
Krack
jumpluff
Stone_Cold22

Houston, USA
Maniaclyrasist
Kefka
Mosh
Eo Ut Mortus

Barcelona, Spain
Philip7086
Tyrano
franky
KD24

Paris, France
Earthworm
Deep Thought
Private
Scofield

Madrid, Spain
goofball
Colchonero
BlueBlur
Aldaron

Mexico City, Mexico
hanke
Ashley Young
sasu
MetaNite

Tokyo, Japan
remlabmez
Rurushu
Heist
Itchni

New Jersey, USA
Malfunction
Mizuno
Stigmata
Stallion

Detroit, USA
marioland
SilentEcho
Iconic
Reyscarface

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Huntofthelion
Lonelyness
G80
B-Lulz

Seattle, USA
M Dragon
vashta
DarkLynx
Cristall

Istanbul, Turkey
Stathakis
The_Chaser
skarm
ENZ0

Phoenix, USA
TAY
Grind_Pantera
PurpleWeezing
Plus

Wellington, New Zealand
giara
Limitless
YTP
Quantum Mechanics

Munich, Germany
joshe
Joel
Bad Ass
Scimjara

Toronto, Canada
Binabik
husk
DawnBringer
imperfectluck

Beijing, China
Fallen Alice
Atticus
JabbaTheGriffin
-Mind-

New York, USA
Blue_Tornado
TrunksRDT
Rewer
Lady Bug

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Royal Flush
DarkLucario
DaPlayaFlow
Loki

Los Angeles, USA
alex
LinIsKorean
Hipmonlee
6A9 Ace Matador

Dublin, Ireland
Kinneas
Zephir
Light-Kun
locopoke

Miami, USA
panamaxis
GARLIC
Taylor
LiNAInVeRsE

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
matty
Havak
Duskie
FM

London, England
Sage Abdul
Justinawe
Sarenji
Gouki

Denver, USA
LoveDestiny
Mien.
Cost
twash

Marseille, France
Arin
Malekith
legendary_07
Lake

Boston, USA
Blue Kirby
pi face
eaglesrock
Twist of Fate


Substitution

This year we have 4 subs per roster, and Captains may use them as they see fit. For the first round, you may sub in a player on your bench at any time. For later rounds, Captains may change their roster in between rounds, and I will only allow subs in Rounds 2-4 in the case of unexpected absense. 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. Lastly, the 4 subs listed on the roster must be the first four subs that are used, in any order. If you (for god knows what reason) need more than 4 subs, PM me and I will examine your candidate to join the roster. Realistically though, it should never really come to that.

Rulings

Now some notes on a few issues I feel need to be addressed (basically rulings on often disputed topics):

Identity

I expect most battles to be done on CAP due to the nature of lag on Smogon University. I also expect many battles to be completed under alts. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.

Scouting

Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on shoddy. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter.

With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so dont be too mean :)

Timer Clause

As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.

Disconnections

Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.

I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.


So that's everything, feel free to post predictions and smack talk, but let's keep the personal attacks out of this (you saw what happened to Sprinkles). If you have any questions or need anything clarified, do not PM me on IRC, instead post here so everyone can see the answer. Let's have a good tournament, good luck everyone! Be sure to join #wcop on irc.synirc.net for live chat!

FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!

PS: choke isn't even in the Canadian National Dictionary.
 

Jackal

I'm not retarded I'm Canadian it's different
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note that the colours will be up once I get ahold of mingot/colin!

also the rest of the flags will be up tomorrow!
 

reachzero

the pastor of disaster
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I would like to note a little something from #ubers.

<+supermarth64> uh
<+supermarth64> i'm a pussy
<+supermarth64> :P
 

supermarth64

Here I stand in the light of day
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I formally petition the fact that I'm playing in India, that place has auto-Sunny Day and I'm using Rain Dance.

Edit: Reach's fierce battle stare:
 
#25
My (real) name means beer in japanese.

Looking forward to my Matches, good luck to all (but slightly less luck to anyone not on team Canada)
 
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