[SIGNUPS] Game of Names

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  1. Dane

    Dane Well-Known Member

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    "When you play the game of names, you win or you die. There is no middle ground"


    Tournament description:

    The Game of Names is a team based tournament where the members of each team are players who have the same (or similar enough!) first names. Examples of teams could be a "Team Justin" where everyone is named "Justin" or a "Team Sam" Consisting of Sam, Samuel, Samwise and Samantha.

    What are "Similar enough" names?
    This will be up to my discretion, the general rule of thumb is that I expect all players on your team to respond to the name of the team. For example, if you wish to form, "Team Manny" then If I were to see a member of that team in public and yelled "Hey Manny!" Then the member of team Manny would turn around knowing that I was referring to them. Nothing silly like people named "Shaun" forming team "Sh" and adding someone named "Shoma" would be allowed because no one on the team will respond to "Sh"

    In general I will be more lenient to teams of less common names than I will of teams with more common names. for example, if you wanted to form "Team Jake" with 10 players named jake and add players named "Jack" I would not allow this as team Jake already has 10 members and doesn't need to bend the rules to get more players, and jack isn't so uncommon that I should bend the rules for it. However if your name was "Jaquizz" and you wanted to join "Team Jack", that would be allowed as there aren't as many Jacks in VGC and Jaquizz is a similar yet uncommon name

    Likewise, if you are commonly referred to as something other than your name (e.g. your middle name) then I would apply the same sort logic: I would expect you to respond to your middle name and I will apply a lot more scrutiny if you are trying to join an already large team using your middle name (Long form birth certificate may be required).

    Ultimately this is for fun so don't play too many name games to try to win at all costs!

    Sign-ups and Eligibility
    • Signups will be open from now until September 22 2017. After signups, each team will have to have a captain in place and their roster submitted by the end of the day September 24 2017.
    • Any person with both a name and a trainer tower account is eligible to sign up for this tournament
    • To sign up, simply post in this thread with your first and last name and the team you would like to join (this is mainly for people whose teams are not immediately obvious, if you accidentally put team Johnathan instead of team John I will know what you mean).
    • Any name that receives at least 3 players signed up for it will be considered an eligible team. This minimum may be increased If there are a large number of teams with >3 players and only a few with exactly 3 as ideally I would like teams to play 4-5 games per week.
    • There is no cap to number of members per team (though there will be a cap as to how many can play per week). Anyone who posts in this thread will be added to a team as long as at least 3 other players with that name sign up.
    • After signups, teams will need to decide upon a captain
    • EVERY member of the team must sign up in this thread, you cannot sign up other people and you cannot sign up by messaging me on twitter! if you can't bother to log in to your trainer tower account then you probably also can't bother to finish your matches on time.
    Example sign up posts

    Example 1
    Alex Smith
    Team Alex

    Example 2
    Michaelangelo Williams
    Team Mike

    Team captains
    • Once at least 3 players have signed up for a particular team, the team will be formed and need to designate a captain
    • Team captains are in charge of choosing who will play in a given week and also submitting the roster
    • To be eligible to become a captain, you must have 2 other players of the same team message me indicating they support your claim as captain
    • If there are multiple players who have support as team captain, then I will apply Top Player Privilege and give it to which ever candidate has better name recognition (this IS a tournament about names!)
    • If no one receives votes to be captain then I will apply Top Player Privilege and message the players in order of which ones I recognize best until one of them accepts.


    Format
    • Rounds will begin Monday, September 25th and run Monday-Monday with rosters due at 11:59 PM on the preceding sunday. Any roster that is not submitted on time will be selected randomly by me, and the offending team will only be allowed to make one substitution.
    • All games are VGC17 Ruleset.
    • Best of 3 matches. Whatever team you bring to game 1 you MUST bring to games 2 and 3. If you're caught switching your team between games you will be sentenced to a trial by combat.
    • Most likely will be pools with a single elimination portion following pools. Number of team entries will determine actual structure.
    • Number of games per week will also be decided once entries are submitted, I am hoping for 4-5 games per team per week.
    • Standard format is for games to be played on showdown, however, games can be played on cart if both players agree
    • The move Minimize is banned. This tournament is about GROWING your name recognition and you can't do that by MINIMIZING!
    Ghosting, Substitutions, activity, etc.
    • Ghosting is not permitted in this tournament, please don't do it guys we're all fighting on the side of the living.
    • Substitutions can be made if something comes up that makes scheduling the match difficult, however if I catch someone trying to get sneaky and putting all their bench players as starters and then subbing in their star for favorable matchups there will be consequences!
    • If a match is unable to happen due to scheduling conflicts, I will be awarding activities wins to whichever side I deem made a better attempt to have the match happen. If it isn't conclusive as to which side was resolved the game will be by coin toss.

      SIGN UPS SO FAR

      CONFIRMED TEAMS (more can still be added to these teams, but they have at least 3)

    • team alex
      Alexandre
      Alex Landry
      Alex Collins

    • Team Andre_
      Andrea Nozza
      Andrea D francesco
      Andres Escobar
      Andy (Twiddledee)
      Raul Andres
      Andrew (wheres Wally)

    • Team David
      David Hutner
      David Barker
      David Battell

    • Team (e)ste(ph/v)(a/e)n
      Estephan (pehpan)
      Steve (kali)
      Stephen (gramgus)
      Stephanie Moore

    • :teamjon:
      Johnathan Evans
      Jean-marc hebert
      GianLuca Grassi
      Jon Hu

    • Team Justin
      Justin Burns
      Justin Carris
      Justin Crubaugh
      Justin Wan


    • team Sam
      Sam Partin
      Sam Temple
      Sam Pandelis
      Sam Hughes

    • team tom
      Tommy Coleen
      Tommy Yee
      Thomas Plater
      Thomas Gravouille
      Tom Hull
    PARTIAL TEAMS (teams that have 2 members)
    • Team ed
      Ed cheung
      Eduardo Martinez

    • Team Jake
      Jake Rosen
      Jake Maiger

    • Team Jame-y
      Jamie Molyneux
      James Harding

    • Team Joshua
      joshua Stewart
      Josh Brough

    • Team matt
      Matthew Carter
      Matthew Jackson

    • Team (ph/f)illp(e)
      Ruben Filipe Martins Periera
      Felipe Fernandez

    UNPAIRED NAMES
    If you are unpaired please DO NOT panic, once I get a clear picture of how many teams we will have (1-3 days before sign ups close) I will consider the more loosely associated team names (e.g. Team Dead Presidents or Team Unpronounceable name) or adding you to a name that is kinda similar to your name


    Aditya Subramanian
    Ben Markham
    Brendan Lewis
    Chase Levitt
    Chris semp
    Franklin Lewis
    Guang Yang ze
    Jack Hoban
    Jeremy Mantigh
    Kendall James Perry
    Max Kuhn
    Meghan Julia H
    Mitch Kendrick
    Pat Ball
    Quentin Roosevelt Colon
    Rachel Wilson
    Raden B
    Ryan Loseto
    Simon Konsti
    Zachary Edomson
     
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    Jean-Marc Hébert
    :teamjon:???
     
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    Tommy Valentine Cooleen
    Team V̶a̶l̶e̶n̶t̶i̶n̶e̶ Thomas

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    On my way!

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    Chris Semp
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    in only if carried by Lunar
     
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    Mitch Kendrick
    Team Mitch

    Please tell me there are 2 others out there!
     
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    Hit up Mitchell Davies. Hes probably the best Mitch there is haha
     
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    Team David
    Mrw idk any davids
     
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    Jake Magier
    Team Jake

    My name Jeff
     
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    Meghan Julia H.
    Im in if u can get enough.
    Team Meghan/Meg/Morgan/any M names????
    My middle name is Julia, so i could also be on a J team
     
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    Zachary Edmonson
    Team Zach

    There are too many ways to spell Za(c, k, ck)ch.
     
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