Hello everyone, and welcome to the Pokemon Online World Cup 2016! I will be your host this year and @buny will be my co-host. Before we get started, just a couple of things to go over: Teams: USA West-Central: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana USA East: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio Canada Brazil Latin America: Mexico, Central America, South America (with the exception of Brazil) United Kingdom + Ireland Spain Afrabs European Union: All European countries except Italy/Spain/Germany/France Italy Asia-Pacific France Greece Germany My goal is to increase the number of teams to 16 (or keep it 14 at least). All teams will be set by March 20th so if you want to form a new team, you should: - Contact me ASAP. - Contact potential players to be on your team and make them sign up; if you don't get enough players, the team won't happen. Tiers: ORAS OU x2 ORAS Ubers ORAS UU ORAS LU ORAS NU ORAS LC BW OU DPP OU ADV OU GSC OU RBY OU Teams will consist of 12 starters with at least 3 substitutes, making the minimum players a team needs to have at 15. The maximum players a team may have is 19. Signing Up: Player Name - State your most notable alt in the Pokemon Online Server / Smogon Forums. Tiers of Expertise - State from one to all of the tiers listed above that you can play. State / Country of Residence - Indicate your state (if you live in the USA) or the country you are currently living in. Birthplace - Place you were born in. Other Eligibilities - If you qualify for another region, you may list it here. Captain Nomination - Nominate a candidate for a person to lead your team (you may nominate yourself). The deadline for Signups will be March 27th at 11:59 PM GMT -5 Once everything is set by March 20th (next Sunday), a POWC Format thread will be posted which will include all the tournament details. If you have any questions, contact me via server/forum PM on PO or Smogon (Draciel RC on smogon forums).