Tournament VGC Best-of-Three Ladder Tournament - Won by MichaelderBeste2


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VGC Best-of-Three Ladder Tour - hosted by Spurrific
  • Qualification for this tournament tournament will take place on the Pokemon Showdown VGC Regulation E (Best-of-Three) ladder. Please note that this is NOT the standard VGC Regulation E ladder. The 16 players that qualify for top cut of this tournament will play in a best-of-3 single elimination bracket.​
  • You will need to create a new alt account for this tournament. Your alt name must begin with VGCLTE to make determining the top players for each cycle easier. For example, I might register the alt "VGCLTE Spurrific" for laddering. To give us a way to identify each account, please include in your sign-up post your alt name(s) in plain text, as well as a picture of your laddering alt(s). You are not required to make a new alt for each ladder cycle.
  • To sign up for the VGC Bo3 Ladder Tournament, please create a post in this thread listing your alts. You are allowed an unlimited number of alts, so don't worry about starting over with a new one; just remember to follow the name format for each alt you create, and please update your post each time you create a new alt. Include in your post a picture of your "clean" alt before playing any games on it. If an alt in the Top 4 at the end of a cycle is not registered in this thread at the time the cycle ends, it will be ignored.
  • You must create and register a new alt in this thread before you play any battles on it.
  • The ladder portion of the tournament spans 4 cycles lasting 7 days each. (Cycle 1 will be slightly extended to allow for alts to begin climbing early.) The cutoff times for each cycle are listed below; at the cutoff time, one of the moderators will take a screenshot of the ladder. In order to qualify for the playoffs, your alt must be among the top 4 newly made alts in this screenshot. If a player in the top 4 of a given cycle is already qualified, their alt will be ignored when counting the top 4 alts for that cycle. Cycles will have adjusted end times to give players from different regions and timezones a better chance at being on at the end of the cycle. In order to break potential ties, the unrounded ELO of each player who qualifies in a given cycle will be recorded in order to break any potential ties. Your unrounded ELO can be found by using the following URL:[your username here]
  • For the playoffs stage, players will be seeded by their ELO at their respective screenshot time.
  • Do not show unsportsmanlike behavior on the ladder. If we have a reason to believe you forfeited a game to boost a friend's account, you will be punished. If you try to prevent your opponent from joining the battle again after a disconnection, you will be punished. If you ask someone to forfeit to you, you will be punished. If you try to fish for matchups against yourself on alternate accounts (i.e. boosting), you will be punished. The consequences could range from disqualification for one cycle, the entire tournament, or even a tournament ban in extreme cases. Again, please please use your common sense.
  • Due to the nature of the VGC ladder being primarily used to playtest for official events, no ladder games will be forced public.
  • In your sign-up post, please include a line reflecting the fact that you have read and understand the rules. Your alt may not be considered eligible if your post does not contain this line.
  • Standard Rules and Clauses
    • Team Lock Clause: During Top Cut, players must use the same team for all games of a given round. You can switch teams in between rounds, however. There is no team lock for the Ladder stage of the tournament.
    • Item Clause: Players cannot have two of the same item on the same team.
    • Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
    • VGC 2023 Regulation E is a non-restricted format. This means players can use all Pokemon available in Scarlet/Violet including Pokemon found in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask and Pokemon transferred through Pokemon Home besides the following:
      • Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Zekrom, Reshiram, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Lunala, Solgaleo, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, Calyrex, Koraidon, Miraidon
      • Other Pokemon banned include Walking Wake and Iron Leaves
    • Mythical Pokemon are banned. These include:
      • Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect, Diancie, Volcanion, Zeraora, Magearna, and Zarude
    • Matches will be played at level 50.
    • The format used for challenges is VGC 2023 Regulation E
  • What are we playing for?
    • Smogon VGC Circuit Points
    • 1st place in the bracket stage will receive $50 USD and 2nd place will receive $25 USD
    • The highest overall VGCTLE account at the end of Cycle 4 will receive $30 USD (Participants who qualified in an earlier Cycle are also eligible for this!)
1st - 200 TP
2nd - 175 TP
3rd/4th - 140 TP
5th-8th - 105 TP
9th-16th - 75 TP


Cycle Dates
(all times Eastern Daylight Time / GMT-4)

Cycle 1
START | October 5 at 12:00 AM
END | October 15 at 5:59 AM

Cycle 2
START | October 15 at 6:00 AM
END | October 22 at 11:59 AM

Cycle 3
START | October 23 at 12:00 PM
END | October 30 at 5:59 PM

Cycle 4
START | October 30 at 6:00 PM
END | November 6 at 12:59 AM*

*due to DST ending in the US, this is 11:59 PM EST


Qualified Players

Cycle 1
Borghi (VGCLTE Core) - 1510.0855612466246
SoulboyVGC (VGCLTE002) - 1450.3505852005944
washy (VGCLTE tang gang) - 1434.5057922378
Slow Homie (VGCLTESlowHomie) - 1432.2499726998

Cycle 2
tyo (VGCLTE ITZY) - 1471.1993172215
Glacier24 (VGCLTEbabiwi) - 1441.9986243258
Mr.GX (VGCLTE Mr.GX) - 1431.7216540155
MafuSimp (VGCLTE MafuSimp)- 1416.0706733242

Cycle 3
DreamTalon (VGCLTE DT) - 1517.0767823572
MichaelderBeste2 (VGCLTE MDB2) - 1515.374570713
Lemurro (VGCLTE LM) - 1424.4510016519375
repeat (VGCLTE repeat) - 1369.6503408277

Cycle 4
Finabas (VGCLTE intoit) - 1590.309330322153
SlushiW (VGCLTE YZY SZN) - 1555.2660984536449
MyStarseiei (VGCLTE rillaboom) - 1552.8725573639051
Jesuuuus (VGCLTE qualify pls) - 1550.50715449239

Good luck to all of our participants, and may the best ladderer win!
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VGCLTE194. Read the rules but playing a game as I submit. Let me know if this requires a new alt to be made. (First game on the alt is being played rn)

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