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The History of RBY OU on Pokemon Perfect from 2013 to 2019

Discussion in 'RBY OU' started by Lusch, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Lusch

    Lusch A critical hit! Member

    Sep 22, 2015
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    Historically Pokemon Perfect has been “the RBY place” when It comes to competitive Pokemon. At a time where RBY was not supported anywhere else, PP held tournaments for RBY OU, which led to a lot of players who specialized in playing RBY OU finding their go-to site for competition in PP. There is hardly any great RBY player that has not at one point in their career competed on Pokémon Perfect. With the start of 2020 the structure of tournaments on PP changes, and this thread is meant to preserve the history of RBY OU tournaments that have been held in the past seven years.

    The system in which RBY tournaments on PP have been held all these years was the following: There would be regular Bo5 single elimination tournaments, called Master Tournaments (MTs). Players would earn points depending on their performance in those MTs. One point represented one won game. (You'd earn 3 points by winning a Bo5.) Points of three of those MTs would make up a Season. There were three seasons of RBY OU per year, which makes 9 MTs per year. Furthermore, there was a rolling system in place, called Player Rankings. The Player Rankings would show the amount of points players gained in the latest three seasons. Each time a season ended, it would contribute to the Player Rankings, while points from the season one year prior would get erased from the rankings. The standings in those rankings also made up the seeds of any given MT.

    This tournament circuit system rewarded short term success by winning MTs but also long term success by adding up points of multiple MTs in a season, which itself contributed to the overall Player Ranking. For MTs, Seasons and Player Rankings there were gold, silver and bronze medals for the respective winners, runner ups and third place finishers.

    Additionally to this Season circuit, there were yearly tournaments, called Cups, that featured different formats from single elimination. Some of them were free to enter for anyone, some of them were qualification based. Lastly, at the end of each year there would another tournament, the RBY OU World Championship, be held to give one more trophy to compete for.

    Over the last seven years, 57 Master Tournaments have been held, which makes up 19 Seasons that culminate in 17 Player Rankings. Six World Champions have been crowned and 31 Cups have been played out. While all of those tournaments can still be found in the Archive section of this forum, this thread will contain a spreadsheet where all the statistics from this timespan are recorded, to not let this great episode of competitive RBY OU be forgotten.

    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019

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