Smogon Champions League I - Commencement

CrashinBoomBang

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I don't think I've touched any of the tiers I signed up for for more than 2.3 nanoseconds (actually, I played like 10 games of OU), but I am infamous for going toe to toe with mainers after making teams that follow no conventional building standards. Also called: heat. Bounce ideas or feed me teams and I'll be fine lol.
 
The results from the fifth mock draft are in!

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SoulWind33000
Eo Ut Mortus32500
beatiful31500
talah31000
Lord_Enz30000
tamahome28500
Lusa26500
Punny26500
Finchinator24000
Luthier23500
lax22000
Poek21500
Insult20500
robjr20000
Eternal Spirit20000
Ox the Fox19500
mncmt19500
Adaam18500
Gondra18500
Eeveeto18000
watashi18000
odr17500
Bushtush17500
kythr17500
Santu17000
LilyAC16500
tlenit16500
dcae16000
M Dragon16000
TPP16000
Icemaster15500
Gefährlicher Random15500
Ajna14500
Nat14500
Qwello Lee14000
Kushalos14000
Raptor13500
TJ13000
Nails13000
cbb13000
Mishimono13000
Tace13000
Xiri12500
Storm Zone12500
termi11500
umbry11500
Dragon Claw11500
bruno11000
Serene Grace10500
pdt9000
Malekith9000
LNumbers9000
Expulso9000
Kenix9000
Charmflash9000
frisoeva8500
atomicllamas8000
pokemonisfun8000
MichaelderBeste28000
jcbc8000
chlo7500
tazz7500
64 Squares7500
accel7500
stax7500
truenora7000
Z Strats7000
dice7000
hs7000
elodin6500
Shrug6500
Exiline6500
KSG6000
Meru6000
majorbowman6000
MAX UND MAX6000
teal66000
avarice6000
Confide5500
Highways5500
Ruft5500
z0mOG5500
ez5000
emma5000
mind gaming5000
lunar5000
FALSE5000
Toadow5000
Laroxyl5000
Excal5000
Raiza5000
Sensei Axew5000
Memoric5000
Rodriblutar5000
Wail Wailord5000
Isza4500
Sabella4500
Davon4500
Frania4500
The Strap4500
devin4500
Biosci4500
S1nn0hC0nfirm3d4500
Askov4000
Luck O' the Irish4000
Decem4000
Fc4000
Greybaum4000
Gray4000
vivalospride4000
PDC4000
spurrific4000
London Beats3500
TDNT3500
TheFranklin3000
SpookyZ3000
MrAldo3000
Skypenguin3000
KM3000
fatty3000
Aliss3000
femboy3000
cirlo3000
Blimax3000
McSim3000
DurzaOffTopic3000
TeamCharm3000
boulicrok3000
byronthewellwell3000
Lets In The Sun3000
simp3000
-Tsunami-3000
TSR3000
BIHI3000
aeroblacktyl3000
Shiba3000
dahli3000
eu3000
the pharoah3000
Void3000
Chaitanya3000
Luna's Banned now3000
DC3000
AuraRayquaza3000
March Fires3000
Jox3000
HANTSUKI3000
lighthouses3000

Lineups

No lineup submitted :(

OU: finchinator
OU: watashi
OU: michaelderbeste2
Ubers: march fires
UU: gondra
RU: nat
NU: dragon claw
PU: raiza
LC: gray
DOU: majorbowman

Subs: fc, excal, graybaum, dc, devin, aurarayquaza, vivalospride

OU: Lord_Enz
OU: Gefahrlicher Random
OU: CrashinBoomBang
Ubers: 64 Squares
UU: LNumbers
RU: Atomicllamas
NU: Kushalos
PU: FALSE
LC: Toadow
DOU: Z Strats

Subs: Meru, tazz, chlo, byronthewellwell

OU: Bushtush
OU: Kenix
OU: tamahome
Ubers: Exiline
UU: Highways
RU: robjr
NU: Sensei Axew
PU: frisoeva
LC: Jox
DOU: Biosci

Subs: Ruft, PDC, SinnohConfirmed, Memoric, Rodriblutar, jcbc

OU: Ox The Fox
OU: Lusa
OU: Skypenguin
Ubers: Malekith
UU: KM
RU: odr
NU: Davon
PU: termi
LC: LilyAC
DOU: Qwello Lee

Subs: Lunar, fatty, Aliss, Luck O' The Irish

No lineup submitted :(

OU: santu
OU: tpp
OU: Raptor
Ubers: m dragon
UU: pif
RU: punny
NU: expulso
PU: decem
LC: Laroxyl
DOU: Mishimono

Subs: void, the pharoah , Luna’s Banned Now

OU: Insult
OU: elodin
OU: mind gaming
Ubers: TJ
UU: PDT
RU: TheFranklin
NU: Confide
PU: Xiri
LC: Shrug
DOU: Nails

Subs: Isza, ez, TrueNora, Sabella, London Beats, Askov, KSG, SpookyZ, MrAldo

OU: Eo Ut Mortus
OU: Ajna
OU: Serene Grace
Ubers: Icemaster
UU: Adaam
RU: cirlo
NU: dcae
PU: blimax mcsim teamcharm
LC: boulicrok
DOU: umbry

Subs: femboy durzaofftopic

OU: Storm Zone
OU: Tace
OU: Max und Max
Ubers: SoulWind
UU: accel
RU: bruno
NU: Lax
PU: Charmflash
LC: Wail Wailord
DOU: stax

Subs: mikaav, surfy, fille, hockey1
 

Hogg

grubbing in the ashes
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Alright y'all, with three days left until auction, I thought I'd put together another predictions form. Last time I did one of these was for SPL, when jacob got a whopping 11 predictions right on the nose and won a sweet ass trophy.

Got some thoughts on who the most expensive player will be? Pretty sure you know who's gonna get ranked #1 in the Power Rankings? Think you can guess who will be the first player to be sold back, or how many tourbans there will be? Enter them here!


Form will stay open until Saturday at some point. If I'm feeling motivated, I'll make another sweet trophy to even put jacob's to shame!

(Thanks Tony for helping with categories and names)
 
Hello,

The Blanket would like to recommend Confide to the wonderful managers in this tournament. This last WCoP was his first big team tour in a long time (effectively his first ever), and he was a phenomenal teammate in basically every regard. Prior to the start of the tour, I was worried about how involved he would be given he’s a pretty quiet guy in public, but he blew all of my expectations away. As a manager it’s always great to see a player who is receptive to criticism and willing to put in effort to genuinely improve. Confide was always breaking down his games and analyzing them, even when he won. Despite not being in one of his main tiers and facing many tough opponents, he always had a confident attitude and put in the work needed to do his best. Whether that was prep, practice, analysis, etc., he clearly has a great approach to things. Also he was just a chill social presence in general. Beyond WCoP, his results in lower tiers have been really impressive lately… that success is what made us decide he was ready to play on the big stage in OU, so I’m sure he will be even better in the tiers he actually mains.

I really don’t know about the perceptions of lower tier players/the pools as of late, but I still wanted to make this post since Confide consistently goes under the radar. Also, if he’s capable of success on our crazy team, then surely he will be great anywhere he lands. Please give the guy a shot, it’ll pay off well.

With that, The Blanket would like to wish good luck to all those participating in this tournament, especially the managers. While I may not be into lower tiers myself, I sincerely hope this tournament acts as a competitive and fun experience for your communities. I am looking forward to watching the draft and hopefully seeing some new faces break into the tournaments scene. Have fun everyone.
 

jacob

the obstacle is the only way
is a Top Social Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past WCoP Champion
Alright y'all, with three days left until auction, I thought I'd put together another predictions form. Last time I did one of these was for SPL, when jacob got a whopping 11 predictions right on the nose and won a sweet ass trophy.

Got some thoughts on who the most expensive player will be? Pretty sure you know who's gonna get ranked #1 in the Power Rankings? Think you can guess who will be the first player to be sold back, or how many tourbans there will be? Enter them here!


Form will stay open until Saturday at some point. If I'm feeling motivated, I'll make another sweet trophy to even put jacob's to shame!

(Thanks Tony for helping with categories and names)
Still the best trophy I’ve ever won.
 

simp

early mornin’ wake ups
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Sixth mock draft results
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Lineups
SS dice
SS MAX UND MAX
SS Gondra
UBERS M Dragon
DOU Frania
UU teal6
RU Odr
NU Rodriblutar
PU Termi
LC Dcae

Flex something , Tsunami

Ubers - Poek
OU - Bushmaster
OU - Ajna
OU - ez
UU - hs
RU - atomicllamas
NU - lax
PU - TDK
LC - heysup
DOU - spurrific
Subs - ruft, avarice, aeroblacktyl, meri berry

OU insult
OU gray
OU sagiri
DOU yellow paint
Ubers icemaster
LC toadow
UU 100%GXE
RU: Punny
NU sabella
PU dahli
Subs: skypenguin jomatoes z0mOG devin mcsim

ou: lusa lorenz bihi
dou: jrl
ubers: exiline
uu: lnumbers
ru: serene grace
nu: luthier
pu: raiza
lc: lily ac
subs: spookyz, pdc, rkd, s1nn0hc0nfirm3d

OU Finchinator
OU Gefährlicher Random
OU MichaelderBeste2
DOU Nails
Ubers Reje
LC Laroxyl
UU Adaam
RU Charmflash
NU Expulso
PU Specs

ss ou: eternal spirit
ss ou: bruno
ss ou: tamahome
ss ubers: the strap
ss uu: umbry
ss ru: the strap
ss nu: sensei axew
ss pu: gum
ss lc: london13
ss dou: memoric

subs: fc, wingless, simp, qwily

OU: Ox the Fox
OU: TPP
OU: Raptor
Ubers: Soulwind
DOU: Qwello Lee
UU: PDT
RU: Meru
NU: Xavgb
PU: TJ
LC: Tazz

Subs: Crying, BB Skarm, PokemonIsFun, Biosci

ou mncmt
ou watashi
ou dragon claw
uber blimax
uu robjr
ru mind gaming
nu ren-chon
pu false
lc kythr
doubles stax

OU beatiful
OU Tace
OU Eeveeto
Doubles OU Mishimono
Ubers 64 Squares
UU Moutemoute
RU Nat
NU Kushalos
PU Xiri
LC Wail Wailord

subs: Fear, Z Strats, byronthewellwell, Confide, tlenit

SS OU Eo Ut Mortus/jisoo
SS OU talah
SS OU Storm Zone
SS Ubers Manaphy
SS DOU qsns
SS UU Accelgor
SS RU lighthouses
SS NU TeamCharm
SS PU Greybaum/Chlo
SS LC Fille
 

Hogg

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With ~3 hours until the auction, I've gone ahead and closed the survey. Thanks to the 85 people who participated! Here are some key highlights:

  • Not a surprise given Tony's history as a manager, but the Indigo Platoon seemed to be a clear favorite among many of you. The Platoon took the lead in most likely to be ranked first in Power Rankings (where they completely demolished the competition with a whopping 60.5%), most likely to be ranked best OU (29.3%, beating out the Spartans at 22.7% and Studio Gible at 21.3%) and most likely to win the whole tour (37%, standing well ahead of Studio Gible's 19.2% and the Arena Spartans at 12.3%).
  • Meanwhile, consensus seems high that the worst performing team will be the Uncharted Terrors. 28.4% of you voted it most likely to come in last place, beating out the Showdown Shoguns (20.3%) and the Orange Islanders (18.9%).
  • More than half of all participants (46) believe Eo Ut Mortus will be the most expensive player in auction. Punny was a distant second, with 14 votes.
  • Sorry Stone_Cold; no one fell for your bait. Not a single person voted Bushtush as most likely to be first nomination. Most people think it will be Eo again (24 votes), with Punny (12 votes) and talah (10 votes) coming in behind.
  • Most of you expect this to be a less dramatic tour than previous iterations, with the average number of expected tourbans hovering at 1.78. Only four people expect to see 6 or more tourbans this year.
  • Opinions were incredibly divided on who the biggest steal of the auction will be. In the end, it was a tie between Charmflash and Skypenguin with three votes each. Everyone else received two or fewer.
  • On the other hand, the most overpriced player had a much clearer consensus: Finchinator with 17 votes was the clear favorite. There MAY have been some ballot stuffing, though, given how many times Finchinator, NOT FINCHINATOR, Grinchinator, TRYHARD FINCHINATOR, et al. voted, all of whom seemed to love sticking Finch in this category. Behind Finch was talah (6 votes) and a three way tie between SoulWind, M Dragon and Eternal Spirit (5 votes).
  • It's nice to have constants in this ever-changing world: in a repeat of the SPL X survey, dice reprises the role of most likely to get sold back for cancering with 22 votes. Nat was a distant second with 7 votes.
  • The real loser of this survey? The state of the modern education system. Five separate people listed someone as most expensive player in the auction, then included someone else with a higher bid when putting in expected totals.
Anyhow, I'll release the full survey results once the final winners are announced and I'm motivated enough to clean up the spreadsheet (Google Forms is GARBAGE, the spreadsheet last time was a mess too), but for those of you with curious souls, here are the average prices you all expect players to go for:

  • Bushtush - Avg. 12309.2, Median 12000
  • Charmflash - Avg. 8805.6, Median 8000
  • dcae - Avg. 12130.1, Median 11500
  • dice - Avg. 12608.1, Median 11500
  • Eo Ut Mortus - Avg. 29753.4, Median 30000
  • Finchinator - Avg. 20117.3, Median 21000
  • Gefährlicher Random - Avg. 14007.1, Median 14500
  • Insult - Avg. 18385.7, Median 20000
  • M Dragon - Avg. 13869.9, Median 14000
  • Nails - Avg. 12223.0, Median 12000
  • Nat - Avg. 14750, Median 15000
  • Punny - Avg. 24722.2, Median 26000
  • SoulWind - Avg. 23932.4, Median 24250
  • talah - Avg. 23732.4, Median 25000
  • TJ - Avg. 14520.5, Median 15000


It will be interesting to see how these numbers compare to the final results. Enjoy, all!
 

Luigi

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wondering why the hosts didn't redo the lusa nom since one of the managers typo'd a bid amount in it, considering that that has been done every other time this has happened, ever, and it happens like once per spl.

was it not doable cause the auction wasn't paused fast enough and someone got nommed right after? i'm pretty sure the bot lets you relocate funds and players freely so i doubt it's this, but if so, the bot should be changed to fix that in time for next spl

or was it a deliberate change in the policy, if so you should probably post about it in admin decisions so we know before spl (though i wonder if you'd enforce it if the typo'd amount had been 30k or if the manager in question had been someone with more clout)
 
wondering why the hosts didn't redo the lusa nom since one of the managers typo'd a bid amount in it, considering that that has been done every other time this has happened, ever, and it happens like once per spl.

was it not doable cause the auction wasn't paused fast enough and someone got nommed right after? i'm pretty sure the bot lets you relocate funds and players freely so i doubt it's this, but if so, the bot should be changed to fix that in time for next spl

or was it a deliberate change in the policy, if so you should probably post about it in admin decisions so we know before spl (though i wonder if you'd enforce it if the typo'd amount had been 30k or if the manager in question had been someone with more clout)
its because bouff overruled the tournament directors and denied the redo. let me know if you need anything else cleared up
 

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