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[TOURNAMENT] April VGC 2017 Live Forum Tournament
April VGC 2017 Live Forum Tournament
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Alright today we announce on April 9th, 2017 6:00 pm EDT in less than one week, we'll be hosting a live VGC Tournament here at the Pokemon Forever Forum Channel on on our official Twitch Channel. We are going attempt to stream all the matches that take place within the tournament to showcase the battlers we have here. For anyone who is confused about the format of the tournament, here's the quick rundown. First off, everyone must comply to the VGC 2017 rulesets and use only Alolan Dex Pokemon caught, breed, or obtain in SuMo. There will be about a limit of 32 people to enter in this tournament with a potential waitlist in case certain participates decide not to battle or take part. Rounds 1, 2, and potentially 3 will be best of one, however the Semifinals and grand finals will be best of three. Given that these battles will be streamed, decided between the two battlers who to report battle codes to the corresponding moderators. As per prior tournaments, all participating players must have a copy of Pokemon Sun/Moon, a proper VGC 2017 team, and the VGC 2017 rules downloaded on Festive Plaza. If this wasn't clear enough, yes this will be based on cartridge play. As a reminder, our number one goal for this tournament is for all participates and viewers is to have fun and a good time either watching or partaking in the battles. 

Will like to reiterate this point. Since this is going to be a live broadcasted tournament, everyone who's going to partake in this before if they are 100% available for start to finish. For those battling, be sure to report the battle codes to the proper moderators / tournament organizers so that we can move along as quick as possible. Remember to go to the official Pokemon Forever Forum Twitch here given that's where we are going to host the tournament.  For any questions, please contact either me (Black117), ChaseInfinity, écarlate, Squeab, Unit501, and Slec


We will be using "Challonge" as our main tournament format. For those interested in competing in this tournament, first setup a "Challonge" account to register, next click the "Go to Registration" button. After you have registered please submit the following in this thread for "additional" registration. 

Tournament Form

Forum Name =
Challonge Account =
In-Game Name = "Name of your Character on Cart"
Friend Code = "Number assigned to Every 3DS" 
Twitch Name = Important: Must be an active one
Discord Name = **Optional but useful to be in contact**

The tourney will start at on April 9th, 2017 6:00 pm EDT  with check in a 30 minute check-in beforehand. We can start early if possible.

Tournament Rules

Here are some rules and some regulations about the tournament. Please read through when considering to join.

- Standard VGC 17 rules apply. If you don't know the ruleset, here's the link

-Each round will be a best of 1 until Semifinals and Finals, then the last phase will be best of 3.

- As far as pokemon legality goes, you can bring any pokemon as long as it complies to VGC 2017 rules and aren't obvious hacks (ie over 510+ evs, illegal movesets/abilities/Pokemon). Likewise, don't want people to assert claims about the opposing team not being "legit" and I want this tourney to run smoothly. 

-NO ONE IS ALLOWED to change or alter their Pokemon no matter what (IN-GAME), or at least based on stats/coverage (Showdown). If someone is "caught" doing so via battle videos, then the player is automatically disqualified.

-Disconnections: If there is a disconnection in the battle, both players are entitled to have another match with their conditions (same leads, different mons), without any penalties. However if it is notice that one of the Player's internet connection isn't working properly, the person with the infrequent internet connection will be forced to drop after three tries. If someone disconnects while the battle outcome is bluntly obvious (ex. 3-4 healthy/capable Pokemon while opponent has 1-2 [if both have status] low health pokemon and gets outspeed), they lose their match automatically (not the round itself).  

-Showdown Rules: "If" this is a Showdown tourney, please message the player you're suppose to fight and initial a battle ASAP. Each round has about 30 minutes to complete. Players can elect the use of the Showdown timer, however if it does down to zero, the person who either disconnected or timed out loses their first match (if Bo3. Note: Remember to give us your Showdown name for the tournament as well.  

-NOTE: I will be working on this thread and the challonge page throughout the weekend so stay tune for updates.

Countdown to Tournament

Here's a countdown link of the tournament.

Link to the Tournament and Registration



Forum Channel


(WIP, Going to be working on a new one)
Forum Name = MagnusHexem
Challonge Account = CodenameHockhead
In-Game Name = Magnus
Friend Code = 0001-3345-3108
Twitch Name = CodenameHockhead
Discord Name = CodenameHockhead

Hopefully we'll have more people this time.
So that means that if I have a pokemon that is availible in the Alolan region, but was caught on another region, I won't be able to use it.
(Apr 3, 2017, 04:08 PM)AniMangelo Wrote: So that means that if I have a pokemon that is availible in the Alolan region, but was caught on another region, I won't be able to use it.

Yes you are 100% correct about this. Any Pokemon without the respective + symbol can't be in the tournament as they don't comply with the VGC 17 rules (Alolan Dex with some such as Cosmog line, Zygarde Forms, Ash Greninja, Magearna, and unreleased events). Do think that if downloaded rules automatically detects if you are using any non Alolan or Alolan born Pokemon so this will be a non issue somewhat.

Also didn't specify earlier about this the last time but will say it. You can use QR code teams for this tournament, however note that you must still use that same team throughout the tournament.
Forum Name = stephenWITNESS
Challonge Account = stephenWITNESS
In-Game Name of Character on Cart = Stephen
Friend Code = 1435-7149-3284
Twitch Name = stephenwitness
Discord Name = stephenWITNESS
Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers!
Slight Change: the tournament will be on NotSlec's twitch channel so everyone be sure to go there.
Is there a way to know how many are signed up in the tournament? (out of curiosity)
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Bio upgrade:
Forum Name = SoKoJohn
Challonge Account = SoKoJohn
In-Game Name = SoKoJohn
Friend Code = 4570-8247-4539
Twitch Name = SoKoJohn
Discord Name = SoKoJohn

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