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[POWC] POWC 2018 Information & Administrative Decisions

Discussion in 'Official Tournaments' started by tjdaas, Mar 12, 2018.

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  1. tjdaas

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    Pokémon Online World Cup 2018
    Hello, and welcome to the 2018 edition of Pokemon Online's Pokemon Online World Cup! In this thread we are going to post everything related to all the POWC administrative matters and our decision on those matters. Here, the hosters (@HSOWA and myself) will post:
    • Season Schedule
    • Teams and their Rosters
    • Administrative Decisions
    First and foremost, those are the sixteen teams (in alphabetical order):

    Team | Captain | Assistant Captain

    Asia-Pacific | @TraceofLife | @Capt.Knightwalker
    Austria | @Za Meowdo | @Bedschibaer
    Brazil | @Eternal Spirit | @ggggd
    Canada | @suapah | @Genesis7
    China | @fsk | @psychic mewtwo
    Europe | @Casparov | @Void
    France | @Edna | @kory2600
    Germany | @La.Melle2402 | @Mazar
    Greece | @Mysterious M | @Roudolf13
    ISGME | @White Lion | @MiyoKa
    LATAM | @SpectearIsLove | @ZDen
    Italy | @Atli | @Troller
    Spain | @Luispako | @Chano
    United Kingdom + Ireland | @Hassin627 | @Lycan1
    US East | @Finchinator @GMars
    US West-Central | @Marcop9923 | @partys over

    This year we will have new system of 4 pools of 4 teams that will battle it out in a 4 way Round Robin tournament, within their pools. The points that are awarded for each series are:
    • Win = 2 points;
    • Tie = 1 point;
    • Loss = 0 points.
    After the group stage, the two teams with the highest amount of points, within each pool, will move on to the quarter finals. If two or multiple teams are tied in points, battle differentials (the wins minus the losses) will determine the placement of the teams. If this is still insufficient, the head to head record will determine the placement, except if one of more teams face elimination. In those cases a tiebreaker will be played with the format of SM OU / Tier picked by Team A / Tier picked by Team B. However, if one of the captains decides a tiebreaker would be desirable, then a tiebreaker will be held instead of consulting the head to head record.

    The following bracket will be used after the group stage has finished:

    Quarter Finals
    Q1: Winner A vs Runner-up B
    Q2: Winner C vs Runner-up D
    Q3: Winner B vs Runner-up A
    Q4: Winner D vs Runner-up C

    Semi Finals
    S1: Winner Q1 vs Winner Q2
    S2: Winner Q3 vs Winner Q4

    Final
    Winner S1 vs Winner S2

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    To sign up, you're required to personally post the following format in the sign-ups thread here:

    Code (text):
    1. [b]Player Name[/b] - State your notable alts on the Pokemon Online Server / Smogon Forums / Pokemon Showdown!
    2. [b]Tiers of Expertise[/b] - State from one to all of the tiers listed above that you would like to play.
    3. [b]State / Country of Residence[/b] - Indicate your state (if you live in the USA) or the country you are currently living in.
    4. [b]Birthplace[/b] - Place you were born in.
    5. [b]Other Eligibilities[/b] - If you qualify for another region, you may list it here.
    Pokemon Online World Cup will feature ten tiers, and every team will have twelve players in its team. The tiers are as follow:
    • 3 SM OU;
    • 1 ORAS OU;
    • 1 BW OU;
    • 1 DPP OU;
    • 1 ADV OU;
    • 1 GSC OU;
    • 1 RBY OU;
    • 1 SM UU;
    • 1 SM RU;
    • 1 SM NU;
    We expect you to only choose a tier if you have experience playing it or are willing to learn it at a great level in a short window of time. After signing up, we encourage you to get in contact with captains of the teams you are eligible for via Discord, where they can do tryouts for their team's spots. Discord activity can be important depending on the team and multiple captains will have a team chat on there for easier communication! Remember that this is a team tour. Thus you're expected to get in contact with your team on a daily basis.

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    After signups have been completed, the captains will have to post their final squad, consisting of at least 15 and a maximum of 19 players, in the player signup thread as soon as possible. (Co-)Captains are allowed to play in the tournament itself and will count for the player limit, if they decide to play. A new rule for this year will be that you must have a Smogon account in order to join this tournament. We will check the validity of any account we deem to be suspicious. This does not apply if your PO forums account was made before January 1st, 2017.

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    The official schedule will be announced when all teams could yield a full roster, but you may already know that it's going to take, at very least, six weeks. Players that played in POWC 2017 must play for the same team that they played for last year, unless your team no longer exists or didn't exist last year.

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    This thread will be locked and any further news will be posted separately.

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    Some small reminders:

    1) The captains must send in their Line-ups on time and send them to both @HSOWA and @tjdaas, just in case something bad happens. If no roster has been submitted before the deadline, we will use the previous one.
    2) Regarding replays, players are not required to post them in the corresponding week its thread. However, all player should save the replays, so that the hosts can view them when needed.
    3) Even though it is stated in the Universal Official Tournament Rules, players should send in their teams in order to not risk losing due to a disconnection. This can be done either by a forum PM on both here or smogon or a PM on discord to either @HSOWA or myself. A good site to use is https://cryptobin.co/, where you can put on password on your bin before sending it to us, which removes all chances of misconduct. I don't like to repeat the rules again, but when you DC and you didn't send in your team while your opponent does, you will automatically lose.​
     
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    The groups have been drawn!

    Group A: Canada, US East, Austria, Brazil
    Group B: Greece, Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom + Ireland, ISGME
    Group C: Europe, Germany, Italy, US West-Central
    Group D: China, France, LATAM, Spain

    Schedule:

    Week 1:

    Canada vs Brazil
    US East vs Austria
    Greece vs Asia-Pacific
    United Kingdom + Ireland vs ISGME
    Europe vs Italy
    US West-Central vs Germany
    China vs Spain
    France vs LATAM

    Week 2:

    Canada vs Austria
    Brazil vs US East
    Greece vs United Kingdom + Ireland
    ISGME vs Asia-Pacific
    Europe vs Germany
    Italy vs US West-Central
    China vs LATAM
    Spain vs France

    Week 3:

    Canada vs US East
    Austria vs Brazil
    Greece vs ISGME
    Asia-Pacific vs United Kingdom + Ireland
    Europe vs US West-Central
    Germany vs Italy
    China vs France
    LATAM vs Spain
     
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    For all the spreadsheet lovers, here you can find the spreadsheet for POWC 2018!
    If you see an error or something you want to see changed, feel free to tell us.
     
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    Unlike previous PO team tours, we will using the Smogon tiers for past gen OUs. This means Sleep Trap is legal in GSC OU, and Baton Pass and hax items are legal in ORAS OU.
     
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    Sleep Trap has been banned in GSC OU

    Because the ban did not happen in the first 12 hours of the first week, the ban will not go into effect until the start of week 3! We recommend all GSC OU games to be played in GSC Ubers instead of GSC OU.
     
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    Dugtrio has been banned in BW OU

    JBecause the ban did not happen in the first 12 hours of the first week, the ban will not go into effect until the start of week 3! We recommend all BW OU games to be played in BW Ubers instead of BW OU.
     
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    RE: beiyingtest vs Alfredo_Rivero

    beiyingtest and Alfredo_Rivero had scheduled to play their series on friday, but Alfredo missed the scheduled time. They rescheduled for a new time on sunday, which was not the best time for beiyingtest, and played game 1 of the series, which beiyingtest won. Then Alfredo said that he needed to leave in 50min after game 1 and that is net was bad, but instead of playing the game he went afk. Beiyintest had no time to play afterwards, which was known by Alfredo.

    Therefore, beiyingtest will get the activity win over Alfredo_Rivero!



    RE: Tiebreaker

    We were notified yesterday about a certain issue in the rule about the need for a tiebreaker in case of a tie. When we made the rule we, or at least I, thought only about a second and third place tie and forgot about the possibility of a first and second place tie. However, these ties are completely different because the former results in an elimination of a team, whereas the latter only determines placement. Therefore, it would be unnecessary to slow down to tour with a tiebreaker just for placement, in case of only first and second place ties, and the head to head result will be leading. In the situation where also one or more second and third place tiebreakers are needed, captains of the earlier mentioned first and second place ties can decide if a tiebreaker would be needed.

    Concluding, we will change the follow paragraph in the OP from:

    "After the group stage, the two teams with the highest amount of points, within each pool, will move on to the quarter finals. If two or multiple teams are tied in points, battle differentials (the wins minus the losses) will determine the placement of the teams. If this is still insufficient, a tiebreaker will be played with the format of SM OU / Tier picked by Team A / Tier picked by Team B."

    To this new paragraph:

    "After the group stage, the two teams with the highest amount of points, within each pool, will move on to the quarter finals. If two or multiple teams are tied in points, battle differentials (the wins minus the losses) will determine the placement of the teams. If this is still insufficient, the head to head record will determine the placement, except if one of more teams face elimination. In those cases a tiebreaker will be played with the format of SM OU / Tier picked by Team A / Tier picked by Team B. However, if one of the captains decides a tiebreaker would be desirable, then a tiebreaker will be held instead of consulting the head to head record."

    If there are any objections about this rule change, please message us!
     
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    RE: Activity wins

    H.M.N.I.P. vs Willoughby

    Both players agreed on a time, however Willoughby did not show up, so the act win goes to H.M.N.I.P.

    Roudolf13 vs Herbata

    No visible contact by either player, but Roudolf13 posted activity twice in the thread, so the act win goes to Roudolf13.

    CelysisBack vs imsosorrylol

    sorry contacted Celysi on Wednesday, but there was no reponse until Sunday, where he couldn't play. Act win to imsosorrylol.

    Just Do It vs Amaroq

    No visible contact by either player. Dead game.

    TheThorn vs ca$h money mel

    mel contacted TheThorn and got no response, so the act goes to ca$h money mel.

    HellPowna vs hot sexy available

    No visible contact by either player. Dead game.

    guangguanggay vs Sacri'

    Due to timezone issues, the two players could not agree a time to play. Whilst a double sub was planned, it ended up not being carried out because of the result not mattering. Therefore, this is a dead game.

    beiyingtest vs Kaz-Gasai

    Both players scheduled for Sunday, but Kaz missed scheduled time. Act win goes to beiying.

    -PkmTrainerBlue- vs Gene Sp

    No visible contact by either player, but Blue apparently missed scheduled time, so act win goes to Gene Sp.
     
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    RE: Activity wins

    GBlade vs. Mence

    GBlade was online at the scheduled time, which can be seen by his vm on Mence's wall. The game didn't get played meaning that GBlade has the stronger case and gets the activity win!

    [K-12] The Madchine vs. Akiko Yosano

    Akiko Yosano has been active and tried to schedule with his opponent, but hasn't heard anything from them. This means that Akiko Yosano deserves the activity win!

    Snowy vs. Askov

    According to the Brazil Management the game was scheduled, but it didn't happen because the game did not matter anymore. Therefore, it will be treated as a dead game!

    Asuya vs. [ly]expurement

    [ly]expurement claimed an activity win in the thread and thus gets it!
     
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