Online VGC Tournament Week 12/2014

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Tournament Info:

Start date: 14/12/2014

End date: 20/12/2014

Style: Swiss, 4 to 6 rounds, Best of 3

Ruleset: VGC (see the "What is VGC?" section)

Prizes: None.

What is an Online Tournament Week?
This tournament is done fully online, and each swiss round takes a full day. You and your opponent agree on a time to battle on, and battle. It doesn't matter when you battle, as long as it's done before the end of the day.

No judge or referee will need to watch over the battles. Once a battle is complete, participants will enter this page and enter their scores OR report the scores to Khalid AKH. At the same time, please supply your replays to Khalid AKH, or post them directly on the Facebook group's timeline.

This is done for every round, until we complete all swiss rounds. 

Also, unlike all our other tournaments, players are not enforced to keep the same team throughout the tournament. Your team is locked once you start your best of 3 battles with an opponent, but you are free to change your team as you see fit in between swiss rounds.

What is a Swiss tournament?
You will play multiple rounds (in this case, 4 rounds minimum) playing against different people in every round. You will be matched up with people with similar scores as you are. For example, if you won round 1, you will be paired with another winner in round 1. In other words, you will be constantly be matched up with those with a similar skill level as you are.

You are not eliminated if you lose. You will keep playing vs other people until the tournament is over.

If the total number of participants is an odd number (eg, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15), then one participant will receive a "Bye" each round. Participants receiving a bye will not play for one round. This will not negatively affect your score, so no need to worry.

How are the battles done?
  • Each participant will get to know his/her opponent, as per the brackets on challonge. I will either talk to the participants, or participants will have to check this page themselves.
  • Both sides will agree on a time to start the battle
  • Once both sides are ready, either side will initiate a VGC battle request in Showdown by entering the command "/challenge OpponentName" in one of the lobbies in Showdown.
  • Either side of the battle participants will share the URL to their battle to me.
  • Once I enter the battle room, you may start the battle.
What is VGC?
VGC stands for Video Game Championships, and it's the ruleset used in all official leagues and tournaments, including the World Championships. While this is NOT an official Pokemon tournament/league, we will simply use the same rules.
Basically, what you should need to know are as follows (Anything in a strike does not apply in this online tournament week):
  • Double battle
  • Bring 6 Pokemon, choose 4 for battle
  • All Pokemon must be in the Kalos Pokedex. (Full list: http://goo.gl/l78IJ1 )
  • In addition to the above point, Mewtwo, Yveltal, Xerneas, and Zygarde are banned.
  • You cannot use two of the same Pokemon in your team.
  • You cannot have two Pokemon hold the same item.
  • All Pokemon at levels above 50 will be temporarily reduced to 50 for the battles. Those below 50 will remain at their current level.
  • All Pokemon must be born or caught in XY or ORAS. You can know if they are born or caught in either of those games by the presence of the blue pentagon icon in the Summary screen.
  • Each battle has a total time limit of 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up, STOP PLAYING and wait for the judge to come around.
  • In the case of a timeout (above point), the team with the highest number of standing Pokemon wins. If both players have the same, then the team with the highest total percentage of remaining HP wins. If both teams are the same, then the team with the highest total remaining HP wins.
  • Intentionally wasting time each turn will get you a warning. Repeating this will cause you to lose that match. If you keep doing it after that, you will be disqualified.
  • As of November 21st, moves taught by ORAS Move Tutor moves are legal.
For the fully detailed information on the VGC rules, download this PDF: http://goo.gl/0KtUql

General Tournament rules:
  • Make sure you show up on the agreed time for battle. If one side does not make it, that will count as a loss. If both sides fail to communicate to Khalid AKH, it will count as a loss to both players.
  • By participating in this tournament, you have read and agreed to the rules set in this page.

Final Results

Supreme Champion: Bultmus
Worthy Adversary: KhalidAKH
Maybe Next Time: Hollowbot

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Rank Participant Match W-L-T
(wins +1.0, ties +0.5)
Score TB Buchholz Pts Diff
1 Bultmus 4 - 0 - 0 0 4.0 0 4.0 6
2 KhalidAKH 3 - 1 - 0 0 3.0 0 4.0 3
3 Hollowbot 2 - 1 - 0 1 3.0 0 2.0 1
4 Ma3rif 2 - 2 - 0 0 2.0 1 6.0 0
5 Ominas 1 - 2 - 0 1 2.0 0 2.0 0
6 Jaffacakes16 0 - 4 - 0 0 0.0 0 6.0 -8
7 YAMIKING 0 - 2 - 0 2 2.0 0 0 -2