Hello! We've finally begun our Top Cut bracket for the Trainer Tower Open! We have 16 players currently left in Top Cut, and all players have earned points towards a Trainer Tower Invitational invite, of which the prize pool has a $1300+ USD prize pool. Please ensure you have read the explanation of Top Cut, especially the details regarding Team Lock from this round onward. The post can be read here. Round Begins: May 22nd (Tuesday) 8am GMT / May 22nd (Tuesday) 6pm AEST / May 22nd (Tuesday) 1am PT / May 22nd (Tuesday) 4am ET Round Ends: May 28th (Monday) 8am GMT / May 28th (Monday) 6pm AEST / May 28th (Monday) 1am PT / May 28th (Monday) 4am ET The Round will begin on Tuesday and end on Monday, with a 24 hour period dedicated to resolving all round issues. Please ensure that any issues have been brought up with the head TO before the end of the Round (That's me!). Your original flight leaders will not resolve any issues. Contact must be made on Trainer Tower Forums. Top 16 players this week, however, I would recommend you get in contact with your opponent for the following round early just to check availability/timezones for next week, but obviously this won't be enforced. Please do not play Top 8! I plan to write an article on all players in Top 8 so if you win this week can you please start a conversation with me with the following information. First Name: Gamertag: Achievements: (Top 5 achievements in VGC is fine. Notable victories at these events and which years you got a worlds invite is also useful). Year started VGC: Other Things: (ie did you use a certain team or Pokemon throughout Swiss to success? Did you practice any specific way? Who else in Top 8 have you played? Did you submit a new team each week? Anything about your Pokemon career worth mentioning) ALSO: Replays are required and are to be posted in this thread for viewing purposes. It also allows for an even playing field so that some players are not disadvantaged. This also emulates real Top Cut situations at events. These replays may also be recorded by Trainer Tower. Here is the bracket! Questions can be posted here as normal!