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Welcome, Smogon, to the third iteration of UU Majors! We're returning to an older format of UU Majors, but with a few changes that will make it run smoother. UU Majors is an annual UU Circuit Tour where you can test your mettle against the top players in the community. Unlike most elimination tours, where your opponent is a matter of chance, UU Majors ensures that every participant plays a broad swath of the tier's playerbase as you fight your way to the top.
The tournament is divided into two stages - a round-robin qualifier and a single elimination bracket. During Stage 1, players will be divided into pools, where they will play every other member of the pool in a best-of-one round robin. Pool leaders will be selected by the tournament hosts to ensure that each pool is fair. The pools will be smaller than our first iteration of UU majors. The number of pools will depend on the amount of signups. More details will be included in the signup thread.
At the end of Stage 1, each player will be ranked within his or her pool. A certain amount of players of each pool will advance to Stage 2, where they will be entered into a Single Elimination bracket. The winner will be awarded UU Circuit Points to be entered into the UU Championships. The amount of players from each pool that will advance to stage two will be announced in the signups thread.
Expect this tour to deliver many great matches between the top UU players in the community, and I'm sure there will be some surprise packages as well with the atypical format. I'm sure you're all, like us, excited to see how this tournament pans out! Good luck to all the participants :)
Tour Rules will be announced in the Signup thread.
Signups will be announced soon in the Circuit Tournaments forum - Keep your eyes peeled!