18 creators will compete in a pro-am event - 6 pros, and 12 variety/casual creators, and will form teams of 3 with 1 pro and 2 creators on each “gym” team. These teams will each have 1 hour to collect a team of Pokemon for each creator to engage in a trainer battle at the end of the preparation phase. Pokemon must be gathered on a fresh account, and can not be traded with other players
At the beginning of the Tournament, eighteen (18) Players will be divided into up to six (6) Teams of three (3) at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organizers. When the Tournament begins, Teams will be given a time period of one (1) hour (the “Capture Phase”) to capture Pokémon on new Pokémon GO accounts to use in the “Battle Phase” (described below). During the Capture Phase, Players may train their Pokémon using items they have found during the Capture Phase, but may not purchase items to train their Pokémon. No trading is allowed.
The new Pokémon GO accounts provided to the Players will include the following pre-loaded items:
- 1,500 Rare Candy
- 2,000,000 Stardust
- 4 Incense
- 300 Pokéballs
- 50 Charge and Fast TMs
- 2 Elite Charge and Fast TMs
Any of these species and their evolved forms will be available to use during the Tournament:
- Nidoran (female)
At the completion of the Capture Phase, Teams will have a time period of thirty (30) minutes (the “Preparation Phase”) to train their captured Pokémon and create a roster of six (6) Pokémon (collectively, a “Battle Team”) for the “Battle Phase” (defined below). Each Battle Team within a Team may only contain one (1) Pokémon from an evolution line (i.e. if teammate A’s Battle Team contains a Charizard, his/her teammates cannot have a Charmander, Charmeleon, or Charizard on their Battle Team).
Upon the completion of the Preparation Phase, Players will submit their Battle Team to the Tournament Organizers. Once a Player’s Battle Team is submitted, the Player may not make any alterations to those Pokémon including, but not limited to, powering up, evolving, using TMs, adding a second move, and purifying a Pokémon. The Pokémon Battle Teams will remain hidden from other Teams, but Players are permitted to share their lineups outside of their team if they wish, whether the lineup information is correct or not.
Before the Battle Phase begins, Players on each Team will be divided into three (3) Groups, at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organizers, such that after the Players are divided into the Groups, each Group will feature one (1) Player from each Team. Players in each Group will play one (1) Best-of-Three Games (“Match”) against every other Player in their Group in Round Robin format. Players must use three (3) Pokémon from the Battle Team (“Battle Party”) they submitted during the Preparation Phase during the Match. Players will receive one (1) “Point” (individually, a “Point” and, collectively, “Points”) for their Team for each Match won in their Group. At the conclusion of the Battle Phase, Teams will be ranked based on the number of cumulative Points each Team member earned across each Group. Teams will be awarded prizes based on their final standing in accordance with the Prize Distribution specified in the Tournament Specific Terms.
Battle Phase Tiebreakers:
If two (2) or more Teams are tied in Points at the end of the Battle Phase, the tie will be resolved by the following tiebreaker mechanisms, in order of application
- Overall Game win percentage during all Battles; and,
- Match Win/Loss record in Match among Players between the tied Teams.
See link to Challonge below for full rules!