Alright then ladies and gents, you already know the battle rules and hopefully you all have your teams ready. The rules for the tournament format itself will be simple: 1vs1, one-round knockouts on Pokemon Showdown until the final, which will be best 2 out of 3. With 17 participants, someone will be getting a free pass into the next round, decided by the RNG. Not much to it all beyond that, so without further ado, here's Round 1: HydreigonBorn37 vs MegaCharizardZ StevenUniverseDiamond vs SMRPG64 Shocari vs TheRagingSSJG arandomlatios vs Brendan Savem Psycho Monkey vs Generation Sect spider_mankey vs GameBug03 Silver_Sheep_Studios vs koopa000 Lord of Pain vs Alakazite RLRL vs -BYE- ROUND 2 koopa000 vs Psycho Monkey Lord of Pain vs GameBug03 Mr Fishykarp vs RLRL Shocari vs arandomlatios ROUND 3 Psycho Monkey vs Shocari Lord of Pain vs Mr Fishykarp FINAL Lord of Pain vs Psycho Monkey Deadline for the first round is 20th February. As always, failing to complete your matchups on time without good reason will affect your eligibility to compete in future tournaments - if you're having trouble keeping to the deadline, make sure you let me know so that I can grant a deadline extension. All battles will take place on Pokemon Showdown, the link to which is below: http://pokemonshowdown.com/ (Pokémon Showdown! battle simulator) After completing your matches, remember to post the result here. Both players are required to post the results of each battle for it to be registered. Do NOT post battle replays in this topic; any replays are to be sent to me via private message. Breaking this rule is grounds for disqualification. I think that's everything, so have at it.