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World Cup of 1v1 VI
Eligibility Requirements stolen from the WCOP of 2019
Eligibility requirements are listed below. If you have any specific questions about eligibility, please contact the hosts.
Players who participated in WCOP 2020
If a player participated in WCOP 2020, 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 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.
Format of tour: There will be round robin pools of 4 players, where each player plays the other 3 players of their pool in a bo5 of the specified gen. The teams who get the most bo5 wins of these pools will go into a 4 team playoffs where the #1 seed plays the #4 seed and the winner of that plays the winner of the #2 and #3 seed.
SS 1v1 Bo7
SS 1v1 Bo5
SS 1v1 Bo5
USUM 1v1 Bo5
USUM 1v1 Bo5
ORAS 1v1 Bo5
BW 1v1 Bo5
MG 1v1 Bo5
(8 playing slots and 4 subs)
This year, there will be a notable change to how teams are decided: instead of having a yearly census, we will be using the Player Signups themselves to determine what the number of players looks like for each given region. This will give us the most accurate numbers to work with, considering that hardly anybody took the census seriously in prior years, though this also means there will be a buffer week between signups concluding and Round 1 commencing, so that the host can decide on the teams, and the captains can have time to decide on their rosters and submit lineups.
Please format your signup in the following fashion:
Player Name: State/Country: Foreseen Inactivity: Formats played: Are you interested in captaining?:
Player Name: Rosa
State/Country: Virginia (USA)
Foreseen Inactivity: Will be busy for the first couple of weeks
Formats played: SS/USUM/BW
Are you interested in captaining?: No
- The "State/Country" field is a slight alteration to the "Eligibility" field we previously had. Because the teams will be decided after signups this year, you must instead list the given States/Countries you have lived in for a considerable amount of time. To be clear (as per the Eligibility Requirements above), if you weren't on Smogon throughout a notable portion of the duration of your time living somewhere, then you will not be able to apply for that given location.
- If you'd prefer not to publicly say your exact state or country, you can instead say which of the teams from last year's WC that you would have qualified for. Do bear in mind though that we will be looking into the Smogon IP history of everyone who gets drafted in order to ensure that they are indeed from where they say they are (though of course none of the findings from this step of the process will be shared publicly).
- The "Are you interested in managing?" field is a newly added section that allows players to designate whether or not they'd want to act as Captains for their region. To be clear, because teams will be decided after signups, you will not know the exact specifics of what your team will be until it is too late to change or delete your signup. This also means that who you captain the team with is something you will not have control over. Please keep these things in mind, if you're unsure that you'd want to manage a team based on who may or may not be on it.
Deadline: June 5th 11:59 PM GMT-4 (EDT)
To engage in live discussion for the tournament, you can join our main 1v1 Discord server and chat in #wc-discussion: https://discord.gg/R7JUY5KJdp