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2020 Anything Goes Tournament Circuit
Welcome to the first ever official Anything Goes Tournament Circuit! Players will participate in several tournaments throughout the year to fight for a spot in the AG Circuit Playoffs, where the qualifiers will duke it out to determine who the best AG player is! The 2020 AG Circuit will consist of the following tournaments:
- AG Seasonals (Winter, Spring, Fall) - BFL of 2
- AG Ladder Tournament
- AG Grand Prix (Galar Dex Cup, USUM Cup, ORAS Cup)
Circuit Tournament Schedule:
- AG Winter Seasonal (Early January)
- AG Ladder Tournament (Early March)
- AG Spring Seasonal (Early April)
- AG Grand Prix (Mid May)
- Galar Dex Cup
- USUM Cup
- ORAS Cup
- AG Fall Seasonal (Mid August)
- AG Circuit Playoffs (Early December)
Team Tournament Schedule:
- AG Premier League (Late June)
Players receive points equal to the round they were eliminated in. 1st place receives 3 bonus points, the runner-up receives one bonus point. Players eliminated round 2 or earlier receive no points.
1st: 15 Points
2nd: 12 Points
3rd-4th: 9 Points
5th-8th: 6 Points
9th-16th: 3 Points
17th-32nd: 1 Point
1st: 10 Points
2nd: 8 Points
3rd-4th: 5 Points
5th-8th: 3 Points
9th-16th: 1 Point
Seasonals are best of three double elimination tournaments that will run 3 times throughout the course of the circuit. The matchups for a Seasonal are generated randomly when each round goes up, there is no seeding involved. For the 2020 circuit Seasonals will have a BFL (Best Finish Limit) of 2: that means that only your 2 best seasonal placements will count towards you overall point total.
AG Ladder Tournament:
This tournament is divided into two main components: a 4-week qualifying phase and a playoffs phase. For the qualifying phase, players will ladder on designated alts and try to reach the highest Elo score possible by the end of the week. The 8 players with the highest Elo will qualify for playoffs, and then players will start laddering again on fresh alts for the next week. Once all 4 qualifying weeks have concluded, the qualified players will be entered into a seeded best of three single elimination bracket that will progress until one player is crowned the winner.
AG Grand Prix:
This two-phase tournament will use previous AG rulesets in similar fashion to the Smogon Classic. The first phase of Grand Prix consists of three individual tournaments: the Galar Dex cup, the USUM cup, and the ORAS cup. Each of these tournaments will be best of three single elimination with randomly generated matchups for each round. Players who advance in these tournaments will earn points towards the Grand Prix playoffs - the top 16 players with the most points at the end of all 3 tournaments will be entered into a seeded single elimination bracket to determine the winner. The playoffs format will be a best of three of all three formats, so players must excel in multiple formats to come out on top! The individual cup tournaments do not give points towards the Circuit Playoffs.
AG Premier League:
A team tournament where managers will draft players in an auction to assemble their team, after which all the teams will face off in a round robin. Once all the teams have played one another, the top team will advance to finals, while the second and third placing teams will face off for a chance to make it to finals as well. The tiers played and the number of teams will be determined closer to the date of the tournament.
AG Circuit Playoffs:
At the end of the year, the top 16 players with the most Circuit Points will face off a seeded single elimination tournament to determine who the best AG player is! The playoffs will be a best of three in the current National Dex format.
The schedule and payouts for the circuit are subject to change until the signups for the first seasonal go up. Use this thread to discuss or give feedback!