thnx Annoying Orange for the new banner Hello everyone, and welcome to the Pokemon Online World Cup 2017! I will be your host this year and @buny will not be my co-host. Before we get started, just a couple of things to go over: Potential 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 Greece European Union: All European countries except those with their own team Italy Asia-Pacific France Germany Since last year's POWC had a lot of issues with competition and activity, I would prefer to decrease the number of teams to 12 (two groups of 6), 14 is still possible if the teams are at least somewhat competitive. 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: SM OU x3 SM UU (PO's UU) SM Ubers SM LC ORAS OU 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. The actual tiers might be changed if the captains and Tour Directors agree. Players that played in POWC 2016 must play for the same team that they played for last year, unless your team no longer exists or didn't exist last year. Signing Up: Player Name - State your notable alts on the Pokemon Online Server / Smogon Forums / Pokemon Showdown! Tiers of Expertise - State from one to all of the tiers listed above that you would like to 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). Team you played on last year - If you played in POWC 2016, post which team you played for. The deadline for Signups will be March 25th. Once everything is set by March 20th, 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.