Information and Administrative Decisions | Rosters | Captain Signups | Player Signups Hello everyone! Welcome to the Preseason of Pokemon Online World Cup (POWC) 2021. Since North America East is not returning this year, we have 6 teams competing for 5 spots in the main event. Here is a detailed explanation of Preseason format: Spoiler: Preseason format 1. We did a coin flip to decide that Argentina will pick the first team, and India will pick the 2nd and 3rd, while the last team going to Argentina's group. This is to say we have 2 groups: 1) Argentina, Team 1, Team 4 2) India, Team 2, Team 3 2. Week 1: Within the same group, Argentina and India plays first week with a random opponent within respective group, featuring 4 total teams in group stage. Winner in the Argentina / India series will advance to the main event. The other 2 teams not featured will face each other as well. 3. Week 2: Loser of the Argentina / India series (call them X & Y) will face the other teams in their group (call them A & B), i.e. X faces A, Y faces B. Depending on who wins among A & B in week one, we have the following results: I will use ">" to represent "a team wins over another" 1) A > B in week 1 X > A & Y > B --> B is out of main event X > A & Y < B --> Y is out of main event X < A & Y < B --> additional week 3 where X and Y play X < A & Y > B --> additional week 3 where X and B play 2) B > A in week 1 X > A & Y > B --> A is out of main event X > A & Y < B --> additional week 3 where A and Y play X < A & Y < B --> additional week 3 where X and Y play X < A & Y > B --> X is out of main event The grouping of Preseason is as following; 1) Argentina, APC and Africa 2) India, Greece and Venezuela A few more notes per usual: - Good sportsmanship is expected: You might be unlucky in a game, and it is okay to complain. But don't go overboard and don't harass people personally. - Players: Whether you schedule via PO forum, Smogon Forum or discord, please keep your captain updated. An unanswered scheduling attempt on a single method of contact would usually be insufficient to prove activity wins. - Captains: If any player on the opposing team is not responding to scheduling attempt, please be very open about it and make explicit notice to opposing team captain in the PO Tournament discord. -Please save all replays and post them here! Showdown replays are now whitelisted on the forum so you don't need to worry about delay anymore! Spoiler: Week 1 Argentina (4) vs (5) APC SS OU: @Ahmad Alfatih vs @Kamina SS OU: @Enzonana vs @Kaneki-sann USUM OU: @ACR1 vs @Solivagant ORAS OU: @ElectricityCat vs @FRSDevin BW OU: @Ade50 vs @Capt.Knightwalker DPP OU: @Takatalvi vs @DeepBlueC ADV OU: @Kyundai vs @Altina GSC OU: @ziloXX vs @TSR RBY OU: @TopLel TopKek vs @MetalGross India (6) vs (1) Greece SS OU: @ToastedBunzzz02 vs @the pharoah SS OU: @arn.av136 vs @Nikitas USUM OU: @Crow Music vs @CBU ORAS OU: @Abd vs @Silpher252 BW OU: @Rajshoot vs @Ace-11 DPP OU: @Eseque vs @Christos ADV OU: @Winterains vs @Astamatitos GSC OU: @Blui vs @GLFGno007 RBY OU: @Raj 00 vs @Roudolf13 Africa (5) vs (4) Venezuela SS OU: @Indercover @Bdlc vs @sahki SS OU: @basaninho vs @Juseth USUM OU: @cielbakasan vs @Elmegalodon de Venezuela ORAS OU: @Pheo' vs @TheMobedex BW OU: @jcomprendspas vs @Fakee DPP OU: @BlessyZ vs @luisotte ADV OU: @Mindnight vs @LLiama @deltaw GSC OU: @Rubyblood vs @RahelGamer03 RBY OU: @Koalacancee vs @_tyranibaws_ The deadline for week 1 is 14th March, 23:59 GMT. Venezuela (2) vs (5) Greece SS OU: @Elmegalodon de Venezuela vs @scorpionmaster94 SS OU: @sahki vs @Mysterious M USUM OU: @Posho Alola vs @CBU ORAS OU: @TheMobedex vs @Silpher252 BW OU: @Fakee vs @Ace-11 DPP OU: @luisotte vs @Christos ADV OU: @LLiama vs @Astamatitos GSC OU: @RahelGamer03 vs @GLFGno007 RBY OU: @_tyranibaws_ vs @Roudolf13 Argentina (6) vs (2) Africa SS OU: @Ahmad Alfatih vs @Bdlc SS OU: @Enzonana vs @basaninho USUM OU: @ACR1 vs @cielbakasan ORAS OU: @Kokujo O Tatsumaki @ElectricityCat vs @Am1r BW OU: @Ade50 vs @jcomprendspas DPP OU: @Takatalvi vs @BlessyZ ADV OU: @Kyundai vs @Mindnight GSC OU: @ziloXX vs @Rubyblood RBY OU: @TopLel TopKek vs @Koalacancee The deadline for week 2 is 21st March, 23:59 GMT.