Announcing PJT ’15: Who will be our next Champion?
In 2014 we held our first network-wide PokéJungle Tournament. We received a great turnout for the tournament, with 40 competitors battling it out to take the crown of our 2014 Champion, which Maple of the Ecruteak Group eventually took. Later in the year we held our smaller, Halloween tournament that followed a ‘spooky’ theme.
We’ve taken what was great from these previous two tournaments, mixed things up a little and now, we’re very, very excited to announce the PokéJungle Tournament 2015. We invite all visitors of our site to take part in our second annual tournament and try their hand at becoming our next Champion.
Over the next couple of days and weeks we will be providing announcements and updates for the tournament; including an official rules set and full format announcement (once we’ve heard what you guys would like to see, of course!).
Format & Rules
Largely, the format and rules for this tournament will remain that same as they were in PJT ’14, meaning we will be closely following the Official VGC rules with our own changes and modifications thrown into the mix. Our full set of rules will be made available over the next few days.
We will also be following a similar format to our 2014 format, with each player having a team of six Pokémon, all of which can enter into battle. At the start of the tournament the thirty competitors will be placed into six groups (Ground, Fire, Steel, Electric, Ice & Water – can anyone guess the theme? Note: the tournament is not limited to just these types, they are solely for group purposes). Within these groups each participant must battle everyone else within their group once, racking up points along the way. After the groups stage players will progress in a slightly different way to PJT ’14, but we’ll announce that soon!
As mentioned above, full details will be released over the coming days, but feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments below!
Running the tournament as a one man team can be a little difficult. As such, I’m looking for a small group of people to help manage PJT ’15 with me. Supervisors may participate in the tournament, but they do not have to. If you’re interested and want to supervise, giving me help completing WLD forms, confirming teams and participants and more (who knows, you might get a behind-the-scenes looks at how PJN is run!), either let me know via Twitter (@its_moving or @pokejungle) or in through the comments.
While we haven’t announced our full rule set yet, or given dates on when PJT ’15 will run, we would like to open sign-ups early so we can make any adjustments sooner rather than later. There will be an initial 30 slots up for grabs, with a 10 slot buffer for stand-ins (with further stand-in slots becoming available at a later date).
To sign-up you simply have to fill out the form below as accurately as possible. We’ll announce when sign-ups are closed and the 30 participants as soon as possible, so keep your eyes peeled.
Please don’t sign-up if you know you won’t be available over summer to complete your battles, it’s pointless! Deliberately providing false or misleading information will also have consequences for you and your account.
As with PJT ’15 we will be providing frequent updates for our readers as we grow closer to the start of the tournament, with several updates coming over the next few days, including rules, full formats and initial date outlines. As we always do, we invite our readers to put forward any questions or queries they have, and we’ll do our best to get back to you!