Hello everyone - Pokemon Online World Cup (POWC) is coming up this month! This year it will be hosted by @HSOWA and myself, @tjdaas, with the assistance of the lovely @Mr. Perry. In order to make it enjoyable for everyone, we want to hear your input about the decision we are going to make with the managers. Tiers: The first decision that we will discuss is the tiers. Last year the tiers were: SM OU x3 SM Ubers SM UU SM LC ORAS OU BW OU DPP OU ADV OU GSC OU RBY OU but this format leaves both the RU and NU tier out of POWC. Other formats that are proposed are the removal of Ubers and LC for these tiers, the removal of the third SM OU slot for SM NU and the removal of all the lower tiers and ubers and the gain of an extra SM OU slot (which will yield 10 tiers). These are, of course, not all the proposed and possible formats and are just given as examples. Therefore, it would be nice if you could give us input about which format you want to have in this years edition. You can be as wild with your suggestion as you want! Number of Teams: The second thing we want your opinion about is it the number of teams we will allow to join. Should we allow all teams that sign-up and have a full roster into the first week or is a qualifier round for new teams and the last places of last year better (the same as WCOP), if we have more signups then, for example, 12 or 14 teams? Deadlines: The captain signups will open tonight and will close at 23:59pm UTC on Saturday the 10th of March. On Sunday 11th of March the captains are chosen and a captain vote will be hold on the above issues. The player signups will go open on the Monday the 12th of March. The signups will close at Sunday the 25th of March. The first week will start at Monday the 26th of March. Are these deadlines desirable or should we change some deadlines? Nothing is set in stone yet and therefore it would be nice if you could tell us what you want! If you have any other suggestions, ideas, questions or anything else related to POWC, feel free to post them here! Also the link to the discord can be found here. Thank you and have a good one!