[SHARD PRIZE] Pokemon Showdown Tournament (WIP)

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Right, so now that we have enough people for this, I'll explain how this will work. This is an 8 person single elimination tournament. The format is Gen 7 OU, and you are required to build your own teams. If you need help with this, I'll post some resources below. The matches will be best 2 out of 3, so be sure to send me both or all three of the replays. We will be using showdown's replay system to judge this, so you are not required to wait for me to spectate your matches, just battle each other whenever it works for both of you, and send me the replays. I'll be posting the replays on here as I receive them, so if you want to change up your team at any point during the competition, feel free to.

Onto prizing, we ended up with quite a generous prize pool, so anyone who makes it past the first match will receive a prize. They are as follows:
1st place: 3,360 shards
2nd place: 2,520 shards
3rd place: 1,680 shards
4th place: 840 shards
Thank you to Bubonic and Sephy for generous contributions here.

As promised, here are some resources if you're a bit confused on all this.
Pokemon Showdown
Guide to competitive battling
Difference between tiers
Sample Gen 7 OU teams - This one is really useful if you don't know what to put on your team, or if you're completely confused, you can just copy the entire team using the import/export function. Most of the teams here have descriptions for use and the reasoning behind their choices.
Showdown tips and tricks - This one has some really useful information for commands you can use during a game for information about abilities, moves, items, pokemon, etc.
Saving a replay - When the battle ends, towards the right and below the battle screen, click the share and upload replay button and send me the link.

This thread is to gauge community interest in a pokemon showdown tournament. For those of you that don't know, pokemon showdown is an online version of pokemon where trainers can very easily build teams and battle against each other.


We would be playing a single-elimination tournament for shards. I plan on fronting at least 3k shards for the prize pool, but if more people contribute then we'll be playing for a larger prize pool. I will post a tournament bracket, and each pair will be responsible for playing their own match and sending me the replay link. Prize pool distribution will be determined by the number of participants.

Current Prize Pool: 8,400 Shards
Format: Gen 7 OU (You have to build your own teams, so make sure to do this beforehand so you get a chance to practice with them)

If you're interested, comment below with answers to the following questions:
All questions are optional, but this will help me set up the tournament.
1) Are you interested in competing?
2) If so, what is your username on showdown? (If you're new to showdown, be sure to register your username to claim it)
3) What format and gen should we play? Decided, gen 7 ou
4) One game per match or best out of three? Best out of 3, switching teams is allowed.
5) Should anyone be able to join or should there be a shard buy in? (this would increase the prize pool)
6) Any other suggestions or questions?
 
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in, willing to contribute many shards to prize pool depending on size of tournament

1) yes
2) dolphin gay
3) gen 7 or 6 OU, gen 8 is ass even when they banned dyna and gigantamax
4) bo3
5) indifferent to final choice, but i think people should contribute unless they just want to play for clout
6) dont let Dolph1n @Dolph1n play me round 1, he'll lose
 
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Not sure if I'll join but I just contributed 2400 shards into the pot
 

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1) Are you interested in competing? Yes
2) If so, what is your username on showdown? Ainomi
3) What format and gen should we play? im new idk
4) One game per match or best out of three? best out of three
5) Should anyone be able to join or should there be a shard buy in? : ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
6) Any other suggestions or questions? I saw a dead squirrel get eaten by some birds. very horrifying

I'll put in 3k shards.
 
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With the people joining who are new to showdown, I figure I should finalize the format so you guys can get started on learning the format and making your teams.

We'll be playing Gen 7 OU, so please do some research into your teams, build them, and practice with them soon. I'll update the thread.
 

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Please note, OP has been updated, so please read over it.

These are the matches for the first round. Meet with your opponent and battle whenever you both can, then send me the replays and I'll post it when I receive them. Make sure you're battling in the gen 7 OU format, and play 2 or 3 matches.
Dolph1n @Dolph1n vs. Pigeon @Pigeon 1:2 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052760740 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052765625 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052769744
Weiss @Weiss vs. Rem @Rem 2:0 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1053111781 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1053114276
Siddo @Siddo vs. Silly @Silly 2:0 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052593725 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052609040
Sephy @Sephy vs. Torbjörn @Torbjörn 2:1 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052766445 https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1052775094
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1054894073

Try to get these battles done in a reasonable time frame.
 
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