Tournament World Cup of Other Metagames II - Information & Administrative Decisions

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Edited OP from Megazard

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World Cup of Other Metagames II: Schedule | Rosters | Replays & Usage Stats | Records & Standings
How this works
There are 8 teams this year. Each team will have have 6 starters and 3 subs. The players are picked by the managers, who have access to any players eligible for their region. Teams can win their matchup every week by winning 4 of the 6 matches that their players have to play.

The tier lineup this year is as follows:
  1. USUM Almost Any Ability
  2. USUM Balanced Hackmons
  3. USUM Mix and Mega
  4. USUM Camomons
  5. USUM STABmons
  6. USUM Tier Shift
All games will be played on the Pokemon Showdown main server or SmogTours in the most current version of the format corresponding to those listed above. The result between players may be decided in a best-of-one or best-of-three at the discretion of both players involved. If there is no agreement, the result will decided in a Bo1 by default.

The 8 teams will be divided up into 2 groups of 4 teams each. Each team will play every other team in that region in a format similar to that of the group stages of PSPL, after which the two teams with the most points from each region will advance to semifinals. Week 4 will be a playoff round between the first and second placed teams from opposite groups, with the winners moving on to the week 5 finale. Note that this schedule is subject to tiebreakers (explained below). All standard Smogon tournament rules and procedures apply.

NOTICE! Matchup blocks are changed to where each team is only facing one other per week.
This means instead of players having to face multiple other players of a specific format per week, they are now just facing one player.

Tiebreaker
In the event of two teams being tied for a spot in the finals based on points and win differential, or a tie in the final round itself, we will have a tiebreaker round(s).

Tiebreaker Rules: The most played meta from usage stats (Balanced Hackmons) plus one metagame picked by each manager will give a best-of-three game between the tied teams, ultimately deciding who goes onto playoffs or finals.

Rules on Substitutes:
Substitutes are allowed during the group stages. A player that has been subbed out during a week may not be subbed into any other slot. Multiple substitutions may occur in the same slot.

Substitutions will be not be allowed in tiebreak series unless the hosts mandate it. However, since we prioritize games being played, we will consider extension requests so long as they're reasonable. We will also be reluctant to give activity wins to those who are clearly fishing for them.

Miscellaneous

Again if anyone has any questions or even suggestions, directly contact Ransei, OM room, The Immortal, or E4 Flint.
 
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Schedule

Unlike the previous year, matchups for this year's tournament are put in a normal round robin structure, similar to PSPL. There are 8 teams total and they will be divided into 2 groups of 4. Each team will face off against one other team per week and will spend a total of three weeks facing all other teams in their division. After three weeks, the top two teams of each division will make it into the playoff semifinals round where the finalists are determined. All team positions and matchups have been randomly generated. Remember to have fun. This is the final tournament before Championship Playoffs!

Sword Division: France, Canada, US South, Asia Pacific

Shield Division: UK, US West, US Northeast, Europe

Sword Division
Sword Division
Week 1:
Canada vs US South
Asia Pacific vs France

Week 2:
France vs Canada
US South vs Asia Pacific

Week 3:
Asia Pacific vs Canada
US South vs France

Shield Division
Week 1:
US West vs US Northeast
Europe vs UK

Week 2:
UK vs US West
US Northeast vs Europe

Week 3:
Europe vs US West
US Northeast vs UK


Matchups (prior to playoffs)
 
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Week Round Information and Lineups

Each round in World Cup of Other Metagames II will last a week between Monday morning and the end of Sunday (Eastern Time). Week one begins on Monday October 21st. Before each week begins, all teams will have to submit their lineup.

In order to send in your lineup, all managers must create a new conversation with just OM room and Ransei since we're the hosts for this tour. Afterwards, title the conversation by the name of your team and post your lineup in the following format:
Code:
TeamName
USUM Almost Any Ability - @PlayerName
USUM Balanced Hackmons - @PlayerName
USUM Mix and Mega - @PlayerName
USUM Camomons - @PlayerName
USUM STABmons - @PlayerName
USUM Tier Shift - @PlayerName
In the new conversation, all managers are to post their lineups in this format each week including code. Please use the same conversation for the following weeks.
The deadline for each week's lineup will be 3 hours before the end of a previous week i.e. 8:59 PM Eastern. All managers will receive reminders during the last days of each week.

Note: Failure to submit your lineup by the deadline this week will result in your lineup being randomized. Failure to submit your lineup by future deadlines will result in your lineup being reused the following week.

 

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Re: Tier Shift
There have been concerns about Tier Shift and its current banlist. To clarify, all current TS bans are put into effect this week, including the recent Drought and Heat Rock bans since they were made prior to week 1's release.

The thread's OP has been updated with information regarding these recent bans and the removal of HP buffs from over a year ago: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/tier-shift-announcement-at-post-253.3610073/
 
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