Potential Teams: Captain (Co-Captain) Asia-Pacific @TraceofLife | (@gengar17) Brazil @Eternal Spirit | (@Echelon) Canada @Genesis7 | (@watashi) European Union @Kushalos | (@Tony) China @超夢夢 | (@fsk) Italy @Atli | (@Coffe) Germany @La.Melle2402 | (@Mazar) Greece @Rigas | (@Sakis) Spain @Gene Sp | (@Maestro Arena) Latin America @NightFox | (@Femen) US East @Finchinator | (@Spoof) USA West/Central @theurbandear | (@Analytic) United Kingdom and Ireland @Annoying Orange | (@porygon2) France @H-C | (@Dlanyer) Groups: Group A European Union US East Canada Brazil Greece Germany France Group B Latin America Asia-Pacific US West/Central China Spain United Kingdom and Ireland Italy Tiers SM OU x3 SM Ubers SM UU SM LC ORAS OU BW OU DPP OU ADV OU GSC OU RBY OU Tournament Format: Qualification Stage: This is the first stage of the tournament. Every team will have to play all teams in their respective group in the span of 6-7 weeks. Beating another team gives you two points, drawing one point, and losing 0 points. In case of ties by the end of this stage, w/l ratio will be used as a tiebreaker; this means every match counts. If that ties, face-to-face will break the tie, if that doesn't work, then a BO3 will be done over the weekend. Playoff Stage: Based on the preliminary stage, top 3 teams of each group will qualify to Playoffs. The format for these matches is the same as it was in the previous stage. In case of a tie (6-6), the winner will be decided by a BO3 series. The BO3 tiers are: SM OU / Tier picked by the team with the higher seed / Tier picked by the other team. For 6 team Playoffs Quarterfinals: - Group's A #1 gets a bye - Group's B #1 gets a bye - Group's A #2 vs Group's B #3 - Group's B #2 vs Group's A #3 Semifinals: - Group's A #1 vs (winner of Group's B #2 vs Group's A #3) - Group's B #1 vs (winner of Group's A #2 vs Group's B #3) The Tournament will progress in this format until there is only one team left standing. Spoiler: Match-Ups Week 1 Group A European Union vs Canada US East vs Brazil Greece vs Germany France: Free Week Group B Latin America vs Asia-Pacific US West/Central vs Spain China vs United Kingdom and Ireland Italy: Free Week Week 2 Group A European Union vs US East Canada vs Brazil Greece vs France Germany: Free Week Group B Latin America vs US West/Central Asia-Pacific vs Spain China vs Italy United Kingdom and Ireland: Free Week Week 3 Group A European Union vs Brazil Canada vs US East Germany vs France Greece: Free Week Group B Latin America vs Spain Asia-Pacific vs US West/Central United Kingdom and Ireland vs Italy China: Free Week Week 4 Group A European Union vs Greece Canada vs Germany US East vs France Brazil: Free Week Group B Latin America vs China Asia-Pacific vs United Kingdom and Ireland US West/Central vs Italy Spain: Free Week Week 5 Group A European Union vs Germany Canada vs Greece Brazil vs France US East: Free Week Group B Latin America vs United Kingdom and Ireland Asia-Pacific vs China Spain vs Italy US West/Central: Free Week Week 6 Group A European Union vs France US East vs Germany Brazil vs Greece Canada: Free Week Group B Latin America vs Italy US West/Central vs United Kingdom and Ireland Spain vs China Asia-Pacific: Free Week Week 7 Group A Canada vs France US East vs Greece Brazil vs Germany Eureopean Union: Free Week Group B Asia-Pacific vs Italy US West/Central vs China Spain vs United Kingdom and Ireland Latin America: Free Week See Standings Here Signups will close on March 25th. The tour will start on March 27th. All rosters must be sent to me by the 26th. You can change a posted roster until the 26th.