2nd Tournament begins in about a week - here's how it'll go:
INSCRIPTIONS: Feel free to join us! To be a part of the tournament, all you have to do is post your FC and the team you'll be using (which must have at least 6 Pokémon, and up to 8 at most). You don't need to reveal abilities, movesets, held items or anything else - just the names of your Pokémon (not nicknames, obviously).
The competition will start in a round-robin format, with every inscripted player having one battle with each other. At the end of each battle, the players will be awarded 3 points for a clear win (2-0 upwards), 2 points for a narrow win (1-0 and 0-0), 1 point for a narrow defeat (0-1 and 0-0) and 0 points for a comprehensive defeat (2-0 upwards). After every match has been played, there will be a final ranking between everyone, and the 4 players with the best performance will proceed to the knockout stage.
The knockout stage will start with 2 semi-finals (1st vs 4th and 3rd vs 2nd), from which the two finalists will be decided. The player who wins the final will be crowned champion (do I really need to point this kind of stuff out?). Anyways, the most important thing is this: unlike the previous stage, every match in the knockout stage will consist of up to 3 battles, and the first player to win 2 goes through.
Team-Making Rules: Every player is allowed to register up to 8 Pokémon to be in their teams, though they can only use up to 6 per battle. This means that a player can change their team to face certain rivals - however, in the knockout stage, the selected team for a match must be the same for as many battles as required. Every player must register at least 6 Pokémon in their teams before the competition begins, though they can extend their roster up to 8 during the competition. It's important noting that, while you don't have to reveal held items and movesets (and it is allowed to change them during the tournament), you must reveal all your Pokémon when registering them - each player's teams will be shown on the thread's OP.
Battle Type: PSS - Single Battle 6v6, Normal Rules (Set to Lv. 50)
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Jirachi, Chatot, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Manaphy, Phione, Shaymin, Arceus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Victini, Meloetta, Keldeo, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde.
Species Clause: You must not have more than one Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on your team.
Item Clause: You must not have more than one of a certain held item on your team.
Evasion and OHKO Clause: All Evasion and OHKO moves (Double Team, Minimize, Fissure, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, Horn Drill) are banned.
Banned Abilities: The abilities Sand Veil and Snow Cloak are banned.
INSCRIPTED PLAYERS SO FAR:
1) mZuzek / FC: 5155-3573-7112 / Team: Greninja, Gogoat, Arcanine, Aegislash, Charizard, Gliscor, Aggron.
2) Slarvax / FC: 0173-1500-9032 / Team: Mamoswine, Gliscor, Goodra, Klefki, Azumarill, Sylveon, Jolteon, Espeon.
3) _crazy_man_ / FC: 3969-4633-0700 / Team: Azumarill, Kingdra, Ludicolo, Noviern, Politoed, Scizor, Tangrowth, Trevenant
1st edition: BUSTED - final battle video: 2BAW-WWWW-WWW9-8SG4
In loving memory of the Rocket avatars. May their fate lead to a return in the future.