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[POCL] Pokemon Online Champions League - Format

Discussion in 'Official Tournaments' started by "Bad To The Bone" Balla, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. "Bad To The Bone" Balla

    "Bad To The Bone" Balla so B.A.D.

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    Welcome to the second installment of the Pokemon Online Champions League Tournament. This tournament is based on the Champions League from Football (Soccer) that I am sure you are all at least a little familiar with, if you aren't then take a look at this page. We will be utilizing all aspects of the server and forums to create an all encompassing experience.
    The Tournament will be hosted by IFM, but he is currently on a leave of absence so I got these threads up for him

    JOIN #POCL TO FIND OPPONENTS

    Schedule

    • Player Sign Ups: Thursday, August 23th
    • Auction: Somewhere: 2nd September (9pm UTC)
    • Week One: Monday, September 10th
    • Week Two: Monday, September 17th
    • Week Three: Monday, September 24th
    • Week Four: Monday, October 1st
    • All Star Week and Mid Season Pick Ups: Monday, October 8th
    • Week Five: Monday, October 15th
    • Week Six: Monday, October 22th
    • Week Seven: Monday, October 29th
    • Playoff Semi-Finals: Monday, November 5th
    • Playoff Finals: Monday, November 12th


    Tiers
    This year there will be a total of 10 tiers played.

    Wifi Ubers, 3 Wifi OU, Wifi UU, Wifi LU, Wifi NU, Wifi LC, DPP OU, Adv OU

    Fixture

    8 teams and 7 weeks, each team will play another team once, and the four teams with the most wins will go into the playoffs the 1st team playing the 4th team and the 2nd team playing the 3rd team. the winners will go to finals.

    Managers and Assistant Managers' Goal

    Players' Goal

    Auction Details


    • All the managers will join the appointed channel at a TBD time with their allotted amount of credits – The base is 140,000 credits, but either the manager of assistant manager wants to play they will be forced to spend 20,000 credits on themselves and if they both decide to play they will have to spend 35,000 credits total on themselves – to begin the draft. This is the same for retainees. If you wish to retain someone from a previous season you must pay 10,000 for their services, unless they were more than that amount in which case you would pay the amount from the previous season plus 5,000. If a manager decides to play you can only retain one person and if the manager and assistant manager plays you aren’t allowed to retain anyone. If a player played for your team the previous year and want’s to become the assistant manager you must still follow the rules regarding retainee’s if the are pertinent to the situation.
    • We will randomly generate the order of the auction, using the 1 -> 8 then 8 -> 1 system. This means that the managers will take turns nominating players to go up for the auction. When it reaches the last manager the system reverses and they will select first for the next round.
    • We will have a bot set up to handle the bidding. All players will start at the baseline of 3,000 credits. Managers can then use the command “/bid *amount*” to bid on the player. If no bids are submitted in a certain amount of time the auction for that player will stop and the credits will be subtracted from the total of the winning manager.
    • This system will continue until each manager has spent all their credits.
    • If a player missed sign ups or wasn’t picked they will still have an opportunity to be picked up during the midseason pick ups.
    Other Rules

    • Tie: if two teams tie in the regular season, a tie will be recorded in the statistics. Though if two teams tie in the playoffs, a tiebreak systel will be put in place. 3 tiers will be randomly selected (from Ubers, OU, OU, OU, UU, LU, NU, LC, DPP, Adv) by Gtfo, and each team must nominate 3 players to play in these tiers. The players will be given 2-3 days to complete these matches, (johning is not acceptable).

    The Managers

    Kneesocks / IFM- Milan Bisharps
    Blimlax / M Dragon - Sunerland Seakings
    Dasdardly / Royal - Bayern Braviary
    ThatIsWhatSheSaid / The Real Elmo - Barcelona Blaziken
    HSOWA / Nexus - Chelsea Chatot
    Luck>Skill / Iris - Hamburg Heracross
    Vintage Books / Jedgi - Olympique Lyonnais Lunatone
    VuvuzelaBzz / Aurist - Spartak Stunfisks

    Relevant Threads:

    Tournament Joining Rules: http://pokemon-online.eu/forums/sho...ing-Joining-and-Participating-in-a-Tournament
    Player Sign Up: http://pokemon-online.eu/forums/sho...n-Online-Champions-League-2012-Player-Sign-Up
    List of Players Signed up with Tiers
    Teams

    If you have any questions feel free to ask myself or IFM


    Schedules

    • Week 1
      Milan Bisharps VS Barcelona Blaziken
      Lyon Lunatone VS Sunderland Seaking
      Spartak Stunfisk VS Chelsea Chatots
      Bayern Braviary VS Hamburg Heracross [/HIDE]
      [*]Week 2
      Sunderland Seaking VS Milan Bisharps
      Barcelona Blaziken VS Chelsea Chatots
      Lyon Lunatone VS Hamburg Heracross
      Spartak Stunfisk VS Bayern Braviary [/HIDE]
      [*]Week 3
      Milan Bisharps VS Chelsea Chatots
      Sunderland Seaking VS Hamburg Heracross
      Barcelona Blaziken VS Bayern Braviary
      Lyon Lunatone VS Spartak Stunfisk [/HIDE]
      [*]Week 4
      Hamburg Heracross VS Milan Bisharps
      Chelsea Chatots VS Bayern Braviary
      Sunderland Seaking VS Spartak Stunfisk
      Barcelona Blaziken VS Lyon Lunatone[/HIDE]
      [*]All Star Week

      [*]Week 5
      Milan Bisharps VS Bayern Braviary
      Hamburg Heracross VS Spartak Stunfisk
      Chelsea Chatots VS Lyon Lunatone
      Sunderland Seaking VS Barcelona Blaziken [/HIDE]
      [*]Week 6
      Spartak Stunfisk VS Milan Bisharps
      Bayern Braviary VS Lyon Lunatone
      Hamburg Heracross VS Barcelona Blaziken
      Chelsea Chatots VS Sunderland Seaking [/HIDE]
      [*]Week 7
      Milan Bisharps VS Lyon Lunatone
      Spartak Stunfisk VS Barcelona Blaziken
      Bayern Braviary VS Sunderland Seaking
      Hamburg Heracross VS Chelsea Chatots [/HIDE]
      [*]Playoff Semi-Finals

      [*]Playoff Finals

     
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  2. Nexus

    Nexus Legend Killer

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    Looks Great! Chelsea has this etc.
     
  3. Emperor PPP

    Emperor PPP PKMNPurePower

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    So, how do we sign up to this?
    I didn't quite understand that part

    Do we just go to said defined auction channel and try and get onto a team?
     
  4. "Bad To The Bone" Balla

    "Bad To The Bone" Balla so B.A.D.

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    There is a signups thread also stickied in this forum, that is linked in the OP
     
  5. Clarion

    Clarion Snow on the Sahara

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    10 battles. Should NEU be there? :I
     
  6. Luck>Skill

    Luck>Skill Well-Known Member

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    No, tiebreakers will be done to add even more salt to the competition.

    And lol NEU isn't even a tier, I'd rather see GSC
     
  7. Halsey

    Halsey Wildstar

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    Time to win this thing again
     
  8. Harlot

    Harlot i look like the pope

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    lmfao neu
     
  9. Blitzamirin

    Blitzamirin Waluigi! Number one!

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    >No RBY

    -_-
     
  10. Luck>Skill

    Luck>Skill Well-Known Member

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    >We have 8 decent RBY players

    -_-

    Not counting that RBY still isn't 100% fixed
     
  11. Jedgi

    Jedgi Member

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    Assmans need more love in this thread. List them! :P
     
  12. Halsey

    Halsey Wildstar

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    Not liking the amount of money I have to pay to retain someone. Syrim would cost almost 7 times more than what I paid for him last year...
     
  13. IFM

    IFM HODOR HODOR HODOR

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    It was supposed to be 10K or +5 possible for retainers so I have edited the OP to reflect that.
     
  14. Nexus

    Nexus Legend Killer

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    This
     
  15. jmuller95

    jmuller95 New Member

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    There should be a CC match to throw in some variety. Also CC is the only tier I'm truly good at so yeah. It would help my chances of being drafted haha
     
  16. Harlot

    Harlot i look like the pope

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    lol
     
  17. Darklight

    Darklight Nothing is True

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    I concur.

    But also 3 Wifi OUs again? Idk maybe LC and 2 OUs?? or GSC and 2 OUs? 3 seems a bit much.
     
  18. Luck>Skill

    Luck>Skill Well-Known Member

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    If anything, ditch LC in favour of GSC

    ...do we have 8 competent GSC players?

    Guess not
     
  19. ThatIsWhatSheSaid

    ThatIsWhatSheSaid seasoned vet

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    Tiebreaks are exciting, idk why people seem set on finding away to get rid of em.

    NEED MOAR SODIUM LEVELS
     
  20. Blitzamirin

    Blitzamirin Waluigi! Number one!

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    Oh well for RBY/GSC players ~

    Concerning 3 OUs, idk. I'd like to see BW OU and BW2 OU along something else.
     
  21. Darklight

    Darklight Nothing is True

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    fudge it.. GSC takes too long, and LC is already present. I failed.

    Edit: What about VGC 2012 instead of a Wifi OU?
     
  22. ThatIsWhatSheSaid

    ThatIsWhatSheSaid seasoned vet

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    Same issue, there's not enough VGC players in the playerbase. On the other hand there are plenty of Wifi OU battlers
     
  23. Darklight

    Darklight Nothing is True

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    Well, even though you are correct. VGC still has a plenty of userbase and 3 OUs seems a bit too much. While GSC OU and RBY OU would get almost no people to battle for, VGC 2012 can easily have many players.

    Also, VGC and Wifi LC has virtually the same amount of peoples battling in the ladder.
     
  24. "Bad To The Bone" Balla

    "Bad To The Bone" Balla so B.A.D.

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    PO has really no VGC presence. People might play VGC on the server, but LC has quite a bit of activity recently on the forums to warrant a spot, and we definitely want to improve its playerbase, and this is a really good way to do just that.

    As for 3 OU, OU is the most played tier by far, so we think that warrants 3 spots
     
  25. Luck>Skill

    Luck>Skill Well-Known Member

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    GSC doesn't take too long, and it's a problem of GSC players, but I believe that most of the GSC matches end by turn 120 at worst...

    ...unless both players are stalling.

    Or are unable to touch the other team (think about Conflict vs Earthworm), which happens only if you sacrifice your win condition in the first 20 turns, in which case, tough luck, but it was the players' fault.
     
  26. Meteor64

    Meteor64 TM1337 Falcon Punch

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    Not that my opinion counts, but I'd be in support of GSC in this. I think theres a fair few people (myself included) who are good enough at GSC but just rarely play it for varying reasons. Its also probably the best tier to have seeing as its the most reliant on skill, not team matchups.
     
  27. viamage

    viamage That one guy

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    VB speaks truth, plus it'd be unfair to include the other wifi tiers and not lc
     
  28. Gtfo

    Gtfo blinded

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    I'd support GSC too, but as Luck>Skill stated it's hard to find 8 competent players, who also have to be willing to play in this tournament.
     
  29. jmuller95

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    Yeah I mean why not just subsitute one of the OUs for a CC? I would love that. Plus it would add an element of surprise into matches. And I could contribute. w00t.
     
  30. palkia62

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    If you want an element of surprise, add No preview OU.
     
  31. Dr. Fomantis Toboggan

    Dr. Fomantis Toboggan man in the couch

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    CC and DW are not real tiers people.
     
  32. Harlot

    Harlot i look like the pope

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    1000 times this
     
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    jmuller95 New Member

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    Last time I checked they were listed under "Tiers" so....
     
  34. Meteor64

    Meteor64 TM1337 Falcon Punch

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    I don't think its out of the realms of possibility, but maybe I'm seeing it differently.
     
  35. "Bad To The Bone" Balla

    "Bad To The Bone" Balla so B.A.D.

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    Cc is complete luck and takes little to no skill. No preview OU sucks.
     
  36. VuvuzelaΒzz

    VuvuzelaΒzz •Sage

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    This doesn't work for players acquired during the midseason pickups of last season, as it was a draft so there was no pricetag on them. I suggest said players either be unretainable, or retainable for a larger sum than 10k.
     
  37. palkia62

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    jmuller95 - CC and DW are not official tiers.
     
  38. Nexus

    Nexus Legend Killer

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    Also Can we Reduce the Cost For managers and Assistant managers playing please. 20000 Seems a bit high, Something more like 10000?
     
  39. Xdevo

    Xdevo Phrasing Super Moderator Tour Director Super Moderator Tour Director

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    That would be extremely unfair for teams with "very good" managers, as if they were to be bid, they would go for much more than 10,000. Some team managers who don't play wouldn't be able to get a player of that quality that cheaply, putting them at a disadvantage.
     
  40. Dasdardly

    Dasdardly Uknown Bird

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    Right, I wouldn't want to pay 20K for myself but I'd rather have BR think twice about playing than pay 10K for myself.
    mfw I'm still not worth 10K
     
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