Pokémon Online World Cup 2019 Official DiscordHello, and welcome to the 2019 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 (@Edna 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 | @gengar17 | @Noble GGFan Austria | @Za Meowdo | @Bedschibaer Brazil | @Mili | @Spl4sh Caribbean | @MULTI | @RyLon China | @bakebun | @FantasyZhezhi Europe | @Casparov | @Msnt France | @Z+V | @BlazingDark Germany | @La.Melle2402 | @real xray ISGME | @Oltan | @Ahmad Alfatih Italy | @Atli | @Tricking Latin America | @TFG Spectear | @ZDen NA East | @Finchinator | @Durza NA West-Central | @KingKdot | @meeps Spain | @Real FV13 | @Garay oak United Kingdom + Ireland | @Hassin627 | @Disaster Area The format for this tournament will be 4 groups of 4 teams, with each team playing each team in their group once in a round robin fashion. Win = 2 points; Tie = 1 point; Loss = 0 points. After the group stage, the two teams with the highest amount of points, within each group, will move on to the quarterfinals. 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 or 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 ---Pokemon Online World Cup will feature ten tiers, and every team will have twelve players in its team. The tiers are as follows: 3 SM OU; 1 SM UU; 1 SM RU; 1 SM NU; 1 ORAS OU; 1 BW OU; 1 DPP OU; 1 ADV OU; 1 GSC OU; 1 RBY OU; 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. --- 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. 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. --- Players that played in POWC 2018 must play for the same team that they played for last year unless that team no longer exists, or the new team didn't exist last year. --- This thread will be locked and any further news will be posted separately. ---Some small reminders: 1) The captains must send in their Line-ups on time and send them to both @HSOWA and @Edna, just in case something bad happens. If no roster has been submitted before the deadline, we will use the previous one. 2) Please save your replays! This season, we will have a replay thread. And when a dispute arises, we will have to void the game result if no replay is provided. 3) Please read the Universal Official Tournament Rules.