Pokémon Online Champions League 2019 Official Discord | Spreadsheet Hello, and welcome to the 9th season of the Pokemon Online Champions League! In this thread, we are going to post everything related to all the POCL administrative matters and our decision on those matters. Here, the hosters (@Hurricane and myself) will post: Season Schedule Teams and their Rosters Administrative Decisions First and foremost, those are the 8 teams (in alphabetical order): Chelsea Chatots - Managed by @LL and @Leo. Milan Bisharps - Managed by @snaga and @hyogafodex IFK Goteborg Gogoats - Managed by @KingKdot and @Finchinator Winchester Wobbuffets - Managed by @CALLOUS and @Genesis7 Arsenal Arcanines - Managed by @Tony and @Kingler12345 Kaiserslautern Kingdras - Managed by @Marcop9923 and @Omfuga (PDC) Southampton Seakings - Managed by @starry and @meeps Geneva Goodras - Managed by @Mysterious M and @Blimlax These 8 teams will each play other in a Round Robin fashion, and they will be awarded the following points: Win = 2 points; Tie = 1 point; Loss = 0 points. When all seven weeks are finished, the four teams with most points will face each other in semifinals. If there is a need of a tiebreaker, the overall W/L ratio and direct confront shall be used (in this order) - if both are tied, a tiebreaker will be held with the format of USM OU / Tier picked by Team A / Tier picked by Team B. ---This season of POCL will feature nine tiers, and every team will have ten players in its team. The tiers are as follows: SM OU x2 SM UU SM RU SM NU SM LC ORAS OU BW OU DPP OU ADV 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 managers 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 managers 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, there will be an auction hosted on the Smogtours Showdown server where the managers will pick their players for the tournament. The eight teams will have 120K to spend on, at very least, twelve players for this tournament, with the minimum bid for a player remaining 3K. Managers are strictly not allowed to play in the tournament itself, but Assistant managers can play if they are bought and assigned after the auction - otherwise, they may not play. --- Midseason signups will be posted in week 3 and the midseason auction will be done in week 4. Only players who signed up originally are eligible to join. --- Each team can retain up to 2 players who played for them last year. Retainees will cost (last year's price + 3k), with a minimum of 10k. Retention rights can be traded. Spoiler: Retentions Milan Bisharps: robjr (10k), real xray (20.5k) Southampton Seakings: Song of Wind (10k), jrdn (10k) Arsenal Arcanines: FMG (12.5k) IFK Goteborg Gogoats: Garay oak (10k), Bushtushin (14k) Winchester Wobbuffets: welliou (13k), Relous (10k) Chelsea Chatots: Hayburner (12k) Spoiler: Auction credits Chelsea Chatots - 107k Milan Bisharps - 89.5k IFK Goteborg Gogoats - 97k Winchester Wobbuffets - 97k Arsenal Arcanines - 107.5k Kaiserslautern Kingdras - 120k Southampton Seakings - 100k Geneva Goodras - 120k --- 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 @Hurricane, 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. 3) Please read the Universal Official Tournament Rules.