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[POCL] POCL 2018 Manager Signups

Discussion in 'Official Tournaments' started by Jethalal, Jun 17, 2018.

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  1. Jethalal

    Jethalal (~o.o)~ So Spooky ~(o.o~) Tournament Host Tournament Host

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    Hello everyone - Pokemon Online Champions League (POCL) is coming up! This means we need managers for our teams.

    Post here if you want to be a manager in the POCL. Bear in mind it's kind of an investment and dropping out mid-season would be quite bad and punishable. But that's what assmen are there for, which you can also sign up to be, however, assistant managers are picked by the managers themselves in the end and don't need to sign up to be in, but it lets people know you're up for it.

    Anyone may sign up, but people with more experience or exposure will likely be getting priority. However, the overall quality of the application and the user signing up is the main factor into who I decide will manage POCL.

    To sign up, you have to tell us what your proposed team is. You may use a team from a previous year but past members of the roster in last year's tournament (especially managers) of teams will have priority on taking existing teams. New teams, if any should exist, will be assigned teams (probably at random) from the un-used ones last year to take retains from (we will decide if we will use retains on not after I talk with the chosen captains).

    Please confront me or @Joyverse with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you and have a good one!

    Here's the link the official POCL Discord, please make sure to be there!
    https://discord.gg/YA6rVQY
     
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  2. HSOWA

    HSOWA aqua Server Moderator Server Moderator

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    Position: Manager
    Proposed Team: Chelsea Chatots
    Anything else?: Managed in POCL multiple times, most recently last year, and I was an assman in PPL. Active on all 3 big mons websites (Smogon/PP/PO), so I know the playerbase well

    @Disaster Area is my assman
     
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  3. tjdaas

    tjdaas Member

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    Position: Assistant Manager
    Proposed Team: Sporting Clube de Sceptiles
    Anything else?: @Sceptross and I would like to manage. Sceptross has already had some experience with managing, due to managing Seven Seas successfully in WCoPP. Although this will be my first manager job, I have taken some responsibility as a player in PPL3 in the later weeks so that all my players played their games at the scheduled time or could reschedule another time. We have both hosted team tours very successfully (Sceptross was RoAPL host on Smogon and a PPL3 co-host in PP and I hosted POWC) and played in multiple other teamtours, like RoAPL, PPL, WCoPP, POCL and POWC, so we know what it takes to be a good manager. We also have a good idea of the old gen playerbase, because I'm a Moderator of the Ruins of Alph room of Pokemon Showdown and a Season Host on PP and Sceptross is one of the Room Owners of the aforementioned PS room, as well as a member of the Global Tournaments Team (the equivalent to the TDs in Smogon) and a Moderator on PP.
     
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  4. Sceptross

    Sceptross RNG HATES HIM!

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    I confirm that I'm applying for manager with @tjdaas.

    LET'S GET IT.
     
  5. Foggi

    Foggi Member

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    Position: Manager
    Proposed Team: Stuttgard Stoutlands
    Anything else?: since melle wants to play this year im gonna manage with
    EDIT fuck hassin im gonna pick another assman soon
     
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  6. Tony

    Tony Active Member

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    Position: Manager with @Ban Manaphy as my assman
    Proposed Team: Arsenal Arcanines / Dortmund Delibirds
    Anything else?: I have a boatload of management experience by now, most recently winning SPL 9 on Smogon. I've also been an assman in POCL before here on PO.
     
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  7. Mr.378

    Mr.378 The Iron Man of Ubers

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    Position: Manager
    Proposed Team: Kingston Kingdras
    Anything else?: I assmaned last year and helped my team reach playoffs. I also have managed a few other times before and would like to in this tour. My assman will be Capt.Knightwalker.
     
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  8. Capt.Knightwalker

    Capt.Knightwalker Also known as CKW on SmogForums

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    Confirming!
    I co managed in POWC for APC. Was hella fun. Looking forward to doing it once again (hopefully win as well :p)
     
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  9. Huston

    Huston New Member

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    Position: Manager
    Proposed Team: Frozen Thunderbirds
    Anything else?: Won PPL on Pokémon perfect as a manager this year
     
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  10. CALLOUS

    CALLOUS Active Member

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    Back to defend the title.

    Manager, Winchester Wobbuffets. Comanaging with the man the myth the legend- JabbaTheGriffin!

    Have managed three team tours in the past 1.5 years- Champions x2 Finalists x1
     
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  11. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Badged Deucer

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    Confirming, will assistant manage with HSOWA

    Edit: talking about my management experience, I managed UK in WCoPP & Flareon Force in PPL 3, in both cases w/ HSOWA as assistant. Came 6th/11 in WCoPP, 6th/8 in PPL. :)
     
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  12. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast! Tournament Host Tournament Host

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    Alright, guys. It looks like we're at crossroads here.

    While we're still undecided on whether retains are going to be included this version of POCL, what caught my eye was the naming convention for teams: POCL has a long-running convention of having a football/soccer club followed by a Pokemon's name. While I previously didn't have a problem with it, I did hold a discussion with the PO people about this, and I ended up getting a unanimous stance on not changing the convention.

    I've already dm'd a few of the guys about changing their team names. That said, if anyone is willing to take over a team, then please go ahead!
     
  13. Mysterious M

    Mysterious M Dream /\ Bigger

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    Position: Manager
    Team name: Arsenal Arcanines (if it is not picked up)
    Anything else?: I participated the last two years, and i am familiar with the playerbase in every tier. I would like to manage along with @Roudolf13 . We have experience with managing in many tours, including the World Cups coaching Greece.
     
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  14. Roudolf13

    Roudolf13 Member

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    Confirm
     
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  15. drud

    drud Member

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    Position: Manager
    Team name: Ruins of Alph Reshirams
    Anything else?: Was an assistant manager in this tour last season, also managed in WCoP, WCoPP, RoAO, PPL and PSPL.
    My assman is @Eseque, who is starting in LCPL and has played in other teamtours like WCoPP.
     
  16. LL

    LL Member

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    Position: Manager with @starry as my assman

    Proposed Team: Milan Bisharps (I played on this team last season)

    Anything else?: Just a couple weeks ago, I got to finals of PPL as an assistant manager of the Garbodors and I would like to throw my hat in the ring as a manger on PO. I've also managed im many smaller tours such as OURPL and several smaller discord tours as well as being a prior player in this very tour. Starry is a former OU room owner and another experienced manager herself, dominating the regular season of OURPL and making it to semifinals as well as doing well in several other tours. We are both dedicated players who know the player base and want to show what we can do in bigger settings. We are both in touch with up and coming players from various outlets, primarily those new to wcop this year and believe we'd be able to bring new, promising users to play in the forum.

    References: Obii, Undisputed, Finchinator
     
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  17. starry

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    confirming. i can get more references if necessary (:
     
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  18. La.Melle2402

    La.Melle2402 I'm the bone of my sword

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    Its tradition that teams in pocl have nicks from football teams playing in the champions league. Dont let this tradition die and change the name of your teams @drud @LL
     
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  19. gengar17

    gengar17 someone turn this nothing into gengar

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    Position: Manager, @snaga assman
    Proposed Team: tbd
    Anything else?: we're rly good at managing!_! exhib poffs and roapl win as managers, and snaga managed a uml win. look at how many BADGES I GOT omfg
     
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  20. Finchinator

    Finchinator IT’S FINK DUMBASS

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    Position: Managing with @meeps (he can probably be manager i guess but it doesn't even matter lol)
    Proposed Team: TBD
    Anything else?: yea.
    Smogon Profile (Optional): Finchinator / lo shohei ohtani toyotas
     
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  21. Lutra

    Lutra All Gen Battler/Scripter

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    Position: Manager
    Proposed Team: Southampton Seakings
    Anything else?: Mr.378 was fired for not carrying us Seakings to the trophy last year and not getting picked for SPL this year. Bringing in OST champion @mael as assistant manager, who you may remember has won POCL as a fellow proud Seaking! I’ve laddered in gen7 Battle Factory quite a bit, so don’t look down on my Ultra-SM knowledge.
     
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  22. Dr. Fomantis Toboggan

    Dr. Fomantis Toboggan man in the couch

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    I’m in baby
     
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  23. rozes

    rozes Well-Known Member

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    @teal6 and i will take any team that is leftover as exspl managers

    we are also both better than tony
     
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  24. JabbaTheGriffin

    JabbaTheGriffin New Member

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    supposedly i'm helping callous

    my qualifications are i used to be good at pokemon
     
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  25. praj.pran

    praj.pran Member

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    Position: me and ayevon wanna manage
    Proposed Team: maybe Geneva Goodras(as i would like to think possible retains are my fren) doesn't really matter which team oo
    Bio played 4 world cup(in smogon) 1 spl 2world cup(in PO) in which won one and 2 pocl and countless amount of pls managed wyvern weavile where we were first in regular season but lost in semis so I have decent experience in playing team tour n managing and know player base at all tiers and ayevon played for bigs and Midwest this year n hella qt ._. and we both are hella active.
    Smogon Profile (Optional):._.
     
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    ayevon New Member

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    i would like to be prajprans assman
     
  27. Jethalal

    Jethalal (~o.o)~ So Spooky ~(o.o~) Tournament Host Tournament Host

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    Hello

    I am leaving this thread open for 24 hrs more and after that we will discuss retains / tiers with the selected managers.
     
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  28. mael

    mael np: diary

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    confirming that i'm teaming up with lutra
     
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  29. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast! Tournament Host Tournament Host

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    Aight. Signups have officially been closed. We'll decide on the managers by the weekend after which we'll discuss the direction this tournament will take.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  30. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast! Tournament Host Tournament Host

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    After a grueling round of votes and discussion, here are the eight we have selected.

    - HSOWA / Piex (Chatots) - CALLOUS / JabbaTheGriffin (Wobbuffets) - Lutra / Mael (Seaking) Inheriting: - Mr.378 / CKW (Stoutlands) - tjdaas / Sceptross (Goodras) - Tony / Mana (Arcanines) - ChillShadow / Snaga (Bisharp) - Finchinator / Meeps (Gogoat)

    @HSOWA / @Disaster Area [Chelsea Chatots]
    @CALLOUS / @JabbaTheGriffin [Winchester Wobbuffets]
    @Lutra / @mael [Southhampton Seakings]
    @Mr.378 / @Capt.Knightwalker (CKW) [Kaiserslautern Kingdras]
    @Sceptross / @tjdaas [Geneva Goodras]
    @Tony (TonyFlygon) / @Ban Manaphy (Mana) [Arsenal Arcanines]
    @Finchinator / @meeps (item sports players automobile ) [IFK Göteborg Gogoats]
    @gengar17 (ChillShadow) / @snaga [Milan Bisharps]

    I'll be sending you all access to the manager's lounge in Discord soon!​
     
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