2017 APL – Week 1

Here are the Week 1 match-ups.

Note: Featured Matched (those with an *) will be played over wifi with battle codes being sent to us for upload.

Overview

1 Aether Paradise Silvally

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Lentimas Shaymins 4
3 Lumiose Mimes

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Sootopolis Salamences 2
2 Mossdeep Metapods

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Seven Island Stoutlands 3

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2017 Australian Pokemon League Teams

Tonight we held the draft for the 2017 Australian Pokemon League. Players could sign-up for a chance to be drafted in one of the six teams competing in the APL this year. The draft is now over, and teams are set. You can check out each team below:

Aether Paradise Silvally
Lentimas Shaymins
Lumiose Mimes
Mossdeep Metapods
Seven Island Stoutlands
Sootopolis Salamences

EXP Grinder #4: Summary, Top Cut Teams and Usage Stats


We are back and into Block 2 of our 2017 EXP Circuit with Grinder #4! We had 24 players from across Australia play it out throughout the night. The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with the official Pokémon VGC 2017 rules. We had 5 rounds of Swiss best-of-1, followed by Top Cut best-of-three with anyone who went X-2. Congratulations goes to Sydney’s Martin (BaseIN2) for taking out the event.

Event Details

24mar6:00 pmEXP Grinder #4

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2017 Australian Pokemon League

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The Australian Pokemon League (APL) is back for 2017!

The APL is a team based, round robin tournament using VGC rules being held exclusively for those living in Australia. The tournament will be held over 8 weeks and will feature 6 teams, managed by 6 of Australia’s best VGC players. Over those 8 weeks, we will see 5 round weeks, a mid season break, and two weeks of playoffs. Teams will be picked through a drafting process where Managers will bid for players. Players can sign up to be included in the draft by clicking the button below.

Tournament Information

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Players per team per week: 6
  • Format: Each week the Manager of each team will submit a roster of which players will be playing in the following formats: 5x VGC 2017 and 1x VGC18 (BS Doubles). Each player will play one player from the opposing team in the format nominated, and the team which wins 4 of 6 sets will win that week, with the sets won being used as tiebreakers.
  • Weekly Games: Games will be played primarily on Pokemon Showdown, however it may be played on cartridge if both players agree to this. Each week there will be one elected feature match per team, in which these players will need to play on cartridge and ensure the Battle Videos are saved and uploaded for use by PokeAus / EXP Gaming.
  • Additional Rules: The use of Eevee and Minimize has been banned.

Teams and Managers

We have 6 teams, and 6 of Australia’s best VGC players leading them:

Aether Paradise Silvally
Lentimas Shaymins
Lumiose Mimes
Mossdeep Metapods
Seven Island Stoutlands
Sootopolis Salamences

Draft Process

Managers start with 90k and can draft themselves for 15k. Base price of a player is 3k, and bidding increments are 0.5k.

During the draft each manager will take it in turns to nominate players who signed up, and then managers will bid on said player. If no one bids then the player goes to the manager who nominated the player for the base price.

Each team must have a minimum of 6 players, with no maximum.

Schedule

Sign-Ups: March 17 – March 24

Draft: March 25

Week 1: March 27 – April 2

Week 2: April 3 – April 9

Mid-Season Break: April 10 – April 16

Week 3: April 17 – April 23

Week 4: April 24 – April 30

Week 5: May 1 – May 7

Play Offs Week 1: May 8 – May 14

Play Offs Week 2: May 15 – May 21

  • The top 3 teams after week 5 will go through to the play offs.

Trading Players

Players of each team can be traded at any time, with ‘2 for 1 player’ deals and ‘1 player + money for 1 player’ deals also being allowed. During mid season break players can be sold back for half of their original drafting price. Managers may purchase new players for their team from a Midseason draft, which will have new sign ups closer to the date. Players sold can be bought by other teams.

Prizes 

Players from the winning team are automatically eligible for the EXP Invitational, though they must have played a minimum of 3 rounds for that team.

2017 EXP Circuit – Block 2

With the Oceania International Championships behind us, and Block 1 over, we are pleased to announce Block 2 of the EXP Circuit! We have 6 events happening between now and the end of May. The Australian Pokémon League is coming back for it’s second year and will be running throughout the majority of Block 2 also! Details on the APL will come over the next few days.

Notes and Updates

  • Our prize pool currently sits at $700 AUD!
  • With a larger amount of Grinders then we originally planned for, the BFL for Grinders has changed to 6 from 8. Make the Grinder Tournaments you enter count.
  • The Bar for the Invitational has been set at 65 points.

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EXP Grinder #3: Summary, Top Cut Teams and Usage Stats

On March 4, we had our last Grinder tournament before the Oceania International Championships! This marks the end of the first Block in our EXP Circuit. We had 16 players from across Australia play it out through the night. The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with the official Pokémon VGC 2017 rules. We had 4 rounds of Swiss best-of-1, followed by Top Cut best-of-three with anyone who went X-2. Congratulations goes to Lochlan for taking out the third EXP Grinder event.

Event Details

4mar7:00 pmEXP Grinder #3

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EXP Throwback #1: Summary

A few days ago we had our first Throwback tournament of the EXP Circuit. Throwback tournaments are tournaments played with older VGC rulesets. After doing a poll to the subscribers of the tournament, VGC 15 was voted to be our first Throwback! The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with the official Pokémon VGC 2014 rules. We had 5 rounds of Swiss best-of-1, followed by Top Cut best-of-three with anyone who went X-2. Congratulations goes to Tom Schultz (SchultzyVGC) for taking out event!

Event Details

26feb7:00 pmEXP Throwback #1

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EXP Team Cup: Summary

 
On February 18th the EXP Circuit saw the first of its alternate tournaments, differing from our standard “Grinders”. We had 10 teams of 4 members sign up and compete in our Team Cup tournament. The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with official Pokémon VGC 2017 rules. We had Double-Elimination brackets which saw 3 members from each team face off in a best-of-three.

A big congratulations to: Mitch Kendrick (MitchVGC), Bailey K Owen (BargensVGC), Ty Power (SarkastikVGC) and Tom Schultz (SchultzyVGC) for taking out the event!

Event Details

18feb - 19All DayEXP Team Cup

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EXP Grinder #2: Summary, Top Cut Teams and Usage Stats

Our second EXP Grinder went off with a bang on February 11th.  We had 28 players from across Australia play it out throughout the night. The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with the official Pokémon VGC 2017 rules. We had 6 rounds of Swiss best-of-1, followed by Top Cut best-of-three with anyone who went X-2. Congratulations goes to Perth’s Alister (VivaLaVlade) for taking out the second EXP Circuit event. Alister has now taken out both events in the circuit so far!

Event Details

11feb6:00 pmEXP Grinder #2

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EXP Grinder #1: Summary, Top Cut Teams and Usage Stats


The 2017 EXP Circuit kicked off on January 27 with our first event, EXP Grinder #1! We had 33 players from across Australia play it out throughout the night. The tournament was run on Pokémon Showdown, being played with the official Pokémon VGC 2017 rules. We had 6 rounds of Swiss best-of-1, followed by Top Cut best-of-three with anyone who went X-2. Congratulations goes to Perth’s Alister (VivaLaVlade) for taking out the event.

Event Details

27jan6:00 pmEXP Grinder #1

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