Tournament Marriland Draft League Season 3

BasedJarrod

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Hello Marrilanders! I am your host Jarrod, and after a good few weeks of planning and reconstruction, we are back for this year's Draft League!

What is Draft?
- Draft league is a format where, instead of everyone being able to use every Pokemon at their disposal battling against other trainers using whatever Pokemon they want, everyone picks from the same pool of Pokemon in a sort of lottery format. You are able to pick (1 at a time) 10 Pokemon to have over the course of the tournament, and you can only use THOSE Pokemon at any given time for a 6 v 6 battle against other trainers. One thing that helps alleviate that is you are able to trade away your Pokemon with other trainers, or swap out your Pokemon with other Pokemon that were undrafted (or "Free Agency").

IF YOU DO A TRADE OR FREE AGENCY PICK, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THEM UNTIL THE NEXT WEEK.

So if I trade out my Meltan in week 4 for an Arceus, I cannot use Arceus until week 5. Otherwise, that gives you an unfair advantage in preparing for your opponent.

How long will this last?
-Draft Leagues last a long time, let's get that one out of the way quick. If there are 8 players, you have 7 opponents at 1 battle a week. So, including playoffs and finals you're looking at 2 months at least. When you sign up, you are aware of this time commitment and understand that you have a schedule to play around. So please, for everyone's sanity, don't sign up if you're not going to go the distance. We ain't got time for that here.

There is a document posted in the Marriland Draft League Discord server, which will be posted down below with all of the rules and available Pokemon on it.

WE WILL CAP OFF AT 12 PLAYERS. ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO SIGN UP CAN DO SO BUT AS A RESERVE OR PARTICIPANT.

In terms of sign ups, this is how it should look:

Forum Name:
Discord Name:
Pokemon Showdown Name:
Timezone:
Participant/Observer:

For example:

Forum Name: BasedJarrod
Discord Name: TheBasedJarrod
Pokemon Showdown Name: XxOshawhatxX
TImezone: CST
Participant/Observer: Participant (and host :J)

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID HERE IS THE LINK TO THE DISCORD SERVER!!!



Sign Up List:

1. BasedJarrod
2. Flo
3. Varhii
4. Wheegalure
5. Typhlosion
6. Gokudera
7. Fafrir
8. Moxie
9. Seaturtle
10. Calaf
11. Scott
12. Bossvelt
 
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Flo

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Forum Name: Flo
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Pokemon Showdown Name: Lytherus
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Participant/Observer: Participant
 

Varhii

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Forum Name: Varhii
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Participant/Observer: Participant
 

Nick!

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sign up my ps name is abomasnow is good my tz is est PLEASE sign me up
 

Typhlosion

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Draft is live baybay

Forum Name: Typhlosion
Discord Name: Awesome_Typhlosion#8973
Pokemon Showdown Name: Eternal Instant
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Participant/Observer: Participant
 

Gokudera

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Fafrir

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I'm going to be so rusty at this but I always wanted to participate in a draft league so:
Forum Name: Fafrir
Discord Name: fafrir#3845
Pokemon Showdown Name: Fafrir
Timezone: Saskatchewan
Participant/Observer: Participant
 

Moxie

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seaturtle

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BasedJarrod

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We already have 9 sign ups, which is amazing! For those who are interested in following along with the Draft but don't feel comfortable taking part, remember that you can join in as an observer, someone who will get pinged when a battle is taking place, thus letting you VIEW the battle instead and take in knowledge and excitement.
 

Calaf

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Wooo time to defend the title bois

Forum Name: Calaf
Discord Name: Calaf#2758
Pokemon Showdown Name: Kalaf
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Participant/Observer: Participant
 

scott

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Participant/Observer: participant >_<

im gonna Win
 

BasedJarrod

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Marriland Moderator Bossvelt has signed up, bringing our total to 12 and closing participant sign up! You can still pop in as observers, though!

The draft will take place shortly. It’s a snake draft where it starts from 1-12, and then back down from 12-1. I will post teams once the draft has finished.
 

BasedJarrod

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Here are the teams!

GMax Copperajah
Grimmsnarl
Weezing-Galar
Araquanid
Vaporeon
Arcanine
Vikavolt
Mr. Rime
Sawk
Togetic

GMax Duraludon
Clefable
Cinderace
Golisopod
Galvantula
Pyukumuku
Braviary
Throh
Grapploct
Mr. Mime-Galar

GMax Gengar
Dracovish
Pelipper
Seismitoad
Flygon
Toxicroak
Beartic
Ferroseed
Manectric
Qwilfish

GMax Hatterene
Aegislash
Mandibuzz
Goodra
Inteleon
Rhyperior
Passimian
Centiskorch
Rotom-Fan
Abomasnow

GMax Charizard
Excadrill
Milotic
Gigalith
Venusaur
Ninetales-Kanto
Sableye
Gallade
Rotom
Accelgor

GMax Toxtricity
Conkeldurr
Mimikyu
Blastoise
Obstagoon
Sandaconda
Gourgeist
Malamar
Claydol
Drampa

GMax Drednaw
Dragapult
Mamoswine
Salazzle
Silvally
Appletun
Scrafty
Escavalier
Aromatisse
Sigilyph

GMax Corviknight
Terrakion
Hippowdon
Cloyster
Roserade
Alcremie
Raichu-Alola
Charizard
Pangoro
Dusknoir

GMax Snorlax
Corviknight
Rotom-Heat
Quagsire
Primarina
Ditto
Falinks
Eldegoss
Drakloak
Dusclops

GMax Lapras
Jirachi
Togekiss
Incineroar
Haxorus
Decidueye
Heliolisk
Mudsdale
Orbeetle
Hitmonchan

GMax Grimmsnarl
Mew
Rotom-Mow
Darmanitan Unova
Noivern
Jellicent
Bewear
Vileplume
Crustle
Vanilluxe

GMax Appletun
Darmanitan Galar
Rotom-Wash
Chandelure
Bronzong
Ribombee
Mantine
Gurdurr
Barbaracle
Cinccino

And these are the Week 1 Battles!

Nick vs Bossvelt
Fafrir vs Gokey
Scott vs Moxie
seaturtle vs Flo
Jarrod vs Varhii
Typhlosion vs Calaf
Calaf vs Gokey
Scott vs Jarrod
Nick vs Flo
Moxie vs Typhlosion
Fafrir vs Varhii
Bossvelt vs Seaturtle

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Who will set the pace for the draft? Find out in one week!
 

Gokudera

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Week 1 against the reigning champ.
I'm so excited! Lol.
Jk.
Good luck, everyone!
 

BasedJarrod

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Welcome back everyone! We have concluded the first week of matches~

The results are:
Jarrod (2) defeats Scott (0)

Calaf (3) defeats Typhlosion (0)

Moxie (3) defeats Typhlosion (0)

Calaf (3) defeats Gokey (0)

Flo (3) defeats Seaturtle (0)

Nick (3) defeats Flo (0)

Varhii (2) defeats Fafrir (0)

Varhii (2) defeats Jarrod (0)

Bossvelt (3) defeats Seaturtle (0)

Nick (3) defeats Bossvelt (0)

Moxie (4) defeats Scott (0)

Fafrir (6) defeats Gokey (0)

The number in the parenthesis denote how many Pokemon a player had left by the end.

Takeaways:
- A lot of 3-0's this first week. Sheer coincidence I feel. There were, to a lesser extent, quite the number of 2-0's as well.
- Congrats to Fafrir for getting the first 6-0 sweep with her mascot and favorite Pokemon, Scrafty!
- With 4 players currently sitting at 0-2, how do they all look to get on the right track on their way to the top?
- Similarly, there are 4 people at 2-0. Who, if any, can remain undefeated? Who will remain on top?

Here are the current rankings!
Screenshot 2020-03-28 at 1.14.32 AM.png

Team Updates:
Vaporeon -> Gastrodon
Togetic -> Galarian Rapidash

Effective Week 2

GMax Appletun -> GMax Aclremie

Effective Week 2


Participant Decided Battles of the Week:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8anythinggoes-1085386558

We reached out to Nick for comment, and he said this:

"if you wanted reasons for mine, jarrod sg was pretty close overall definitely the most "couldve gone either way" match of the 12 played this week"

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8customgame-1084503911

Moxie had this to say about the showdown between the winners of the previous two installments of the Draft League:

"just because it subverted expectations with the weather ball play tbh"

And finally https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8anythinggoes-1086553792

Both Varhii and Seaturtle couldn't help but acknowledge the 6-0 when they said:

"the 6-0 was neat" - Varhii

"i mean idk if there were many other one sided battle candidates, 6-0 would be the only one that'd make sense" - Seaturtle

Stay tuned for the announcement of Week 2's matches!
 
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BasedJarrod

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Here are the matches for Week 2! They will run from today (3/29/20) to next Sunday (4/5/20) at 11:59pm CST!

Moxie vs Fafrir
Flo vs Gokey
Nick vs Scott
Boss vs Calaf
BasedJarrod vs Typhlosion
Varhii vs Seaturtle
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Nick vs Typhlosion
Boss vs Fafrir
Calaf vs Scott
Flo vs Varhii
BasedJarrod vs Moxie
Gokey vs Seaturtle
 

BasedJarrod

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The results for Week 2:

Typhlosion (4) def. Jarrod (0)
Moxie (4) def. Jarrod (0)
Calaf (4) def. Scott (0)
Typhlosion (2) def. Nick (0)
Varhii (3) def. Seaturtle (0)
Varhii (6) def. Flo (0)
Moxie (4) def. Fafrir (0)
Flo (2) def. Gokey (0)
Nick (5) def. Scott (0)
Boss (4) def. Fafrir (0)
Calaf (4) def. Boss (0)
Gokey (3) def. Seaturtle (0)

- Similar to last week, but instead of 3-0's it's 4-0's
- We have our obligatory 6-0 again, and I wonder jokingly if we'll see one every week.
- Nick is the first of the 4 to lose his undefeated record. Who will join him next?

Team Changes:
Flo:
Grapploct -> Skuntank
Pyukumuku -> Morpeko

Scott:
Vileplume -> Steelix

Standings:
Screenshot 2020-04-07 at 10.33.23 AM.png

Week 3 Battles!

Flo vs Fafrir
Nick vs Moxie
Varhii vs Boss
Gokey vs Typhlosion
Scott vs Seaturtle
BasedJarrod vs Calaf
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Nick vs Varhii
BasedJarrod vs Gokey
Flo vs Moxie
Calaf vs Chris
Scott vs Boss
Typhlosion vs Fafrir

This week started on Sunday, the 5th, and will go until the 12th at 11:59 PM CST!
 

BasedJarrod

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Results for Week 3:
Moxie (4) def. Flo (0)
Typhlosion (2) def. Gokey (0)
Jarrod (3) def. Gokey (0)
Fafrir (2) def. Flo (0)
Moxie (1) def. Nick (0)
Varhii (2) def. Nick (0)
Calaf (3) def. Jarrod (0)
Calaf (2) def. Seaturtle (0)
Typhlosion (4) def. Fafrir (0)
Varhii (1) def. Boss (0)
Scott (6) def. Boss (0)
Scott (1) def. Seaturtle (0)

-Another week, another 6-0, this time coming from Scott! Previously winless, Scott not only got the 6-0, but also won both battles this week!
-Heading into Week 4, we still have Moxie, Calaf, and Varhii undefeated. But, Moxie will be facing both of them! There is a guarantee that we will see one of them (or maybe all of them) lose their undefeated status this week!
-Typhlosion started this draft at 0-2, but since then has now become 4-2! Will this turnaround continue to spell success for him?

Team Changes:
Fafrir:
GMax Drednaw -> GMax Kingler

Current Standings:
Screenshot 2020-04-12 at 6.28.41 PM.png

Here are the battles for Week 4! Battles will go from now through the 19th at 11:59 PM CST!

BasedJarrod vs Boss
Fafrir vs Calaf
Typhlosion vs Flo
Gokey vs Scott
Seaturtle vs Nick
Varhii vs Moxie
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Seaturtle vs Fafrir
Varhii vs Typhlosion
Nick vs BasedJarrod
Gokey vs Boss
Calaf vs Moxie
Scott vs Flo
 
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