Announcement 2022 National Dex Tournament Schedule

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2022 National Dex Tournament Circuit
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Welcome to the 2022 National Dex Tournament Circuit! This circuit will have players compete in a variety of tournaments to gain points and ultimately face off against each other in the Tournament Circuit Playoffs! Without further ado, here is the tournament schedule:

Circuit Tournaments
  • [Type A Double Elim] National Dex Winter Seasonal - Signups on January 2​
  • National Dex Grand Slam​
    • [Type C] National Dex AG Open - Signups go up February 20​
    • [Type C] National Dex UU Open - Signups go up February 20​
    • [Type C] National Dex Monotype Open - Signups go up February 27​
    • [Type B] Grand Slam Playoffs - April
  • National Dex Ladder Tournament II​
    • Cycle 1 - Signups go up June 5
    • Cycle 2 - Signups go up June 12
    • Cycle 3 - Signups go up June 19
    • Cycle 4 - Signups go up June 26
    • [Type A] Playoffs - July 3rd
  • [Type A Double Elim] National Dex Summer Seasonal - Signups go up August 7​
  • [Type B] National Dex Last Chance - Signups go up October 9​
  • National Dex Circuit Playoffs - December 4​
Team Tournaments
  • National Dex World Cup II​
    • Manager signups go up April 17​
    • Player signups go up April 10​
  • National Dex Premier League III
    • Manager Signups go up August 21
    • Player Signups go up August 21
Tournament Details
Points System

Will be included in the spreadsheet

Seasonals

Seasonals are a best-of-3, double-elimination tournament. There will be a Seasonal to play in the Winter and Summer.

Grand Slam

The Grand Slam is a two-stage tournament. In the first stage, players can sign up for National Dex AG, UU, and Monotype tournaments; these are best-of-3, single-elimination tournaments where players earn points to compete in the second stage. The 16 players with the most points will compete in the second stage, which is a seeded single-elimination tournament.

The points gained for Cups will count towards both the Circuit Playoffs and Grand Slam Playoffs. They are counted separately.

Ladder Tournament

The Ladder Tournament is divided into two stages. The first stage consists of 4 cycles of laddering, where players get to sign up and ladder to the top; the top 8 players from each cycle will progress into the second stage. The second stage is a seeded single-elimination tournament.

Last Chance

The Last Chance tournament is a Type B, best-of-3, single elimination tournament, and it is pretty self-explanatory: It allows players to have one last chance to qualify for the Circuit Playoffs.
What changed from last year?
Grand Slam reduced to Type B

We reduced the playoff points to Type B because we want the Top 16 at the end of the year to be comprised of people who mainly focus on National Dex, seeing as that's the tournament all playoff games are played in, but we didn't want to completely rule out AG/UU/Monotype players.

Removal of National Dex Majors

National Dex Majors is inherently flawed as a format and is difficult to keep up with both as a player and as a host. A Last Chance tournament was a better way to introduce the same competitive spirit while giving the hosts an easier time.

Removal of Third Seasonal

The biggest complaint received about the circuit from the community was about how there was a third seasonal without any way to really keep up with it due to NDPL going on at the same time/lack of motivation. To rectify this, we moved NDPL to sooner in the year and made the Last Chance tour take the spot of the third seasonal to ensure that people who truly want to make it to the top 16 and are actually at risk of dropping out of the top 16 sign up.
Note: Dates may change if we are running ahead or behind schedule.
 
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Avery

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hello, brief update - we are adding national dex ag cup back into grand prix over the national dex ou cup. thank you!

Kaede edit: It will be renamed to Grand Slam as well.
 
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Milo

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The team behind National Dex World Cup have decided to delay signups by a week to not interfere with the ongoing suspect as well as give us more time to collect our thoughts on the tier and team lineup!

Player signups will go up on the 10th!
Manager signups on the 17th!
 

Kaede

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Hey all, we have decided to re-adjust some of the times for our next few tours so that they can flow better. With World Cup coming to an end, the National Dex Premier League was originally slated for a month after it, but we found that to be too close to World Cup so for the sake of spreading them out more for the rest of the year, we have slated it to start on the 4th of September.

We have also adjusted some of the dates of our circuit tournaments to account for this and so they don't majorly collide with when NDPL goes up. Instead of Summer Seasonal being our next circuit tournament it will be the Ladder Tournament, followed by the Summer Seasonal and Last Chance tour.

  • National Dex Ladder Tournament II
    • Cycle 1 - Signups go up June 5
    • Cycle 2 - Signups go up June 12
    • Cycle 3 - Signups go up June 19
    • Cycle 4 - Signups go up June 26
    • [Type A] Playoffs - July 3rd
  • [Type A Double Elim] National Dex Summer Seasonal - Signups go up August 7

  • National Dex Premier League III
    • Manager Signups go up September 4
    • Player Signups go up September 11
 

Kaede

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Hey all, we've decided to move the date of NDPL up a bit so that it doesn't collide with the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Look forward to when it starts!

New Dates:
  • National Dex Premier League III
    • Manager Signups go up August 21
    • Player Signups go up August 21
 
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