The opening ceremony was a success, great job everyone.
Now we are going to start a little differently than originally planned.
The rankings look like this:
1.Pokémon Master Zero17
So as you can all see we are going with one division instead of two.
This means no swap mechanic which was making things more unnecessarily complex.
Also no Pokémon Champion either, the goal is Pokémon Master.
What does this mean for ruling changes?
Well now you can challenge anyone at anytime for points no matter how many points you have except for the Pokémon Master.
To challenge the Pokémon Master to a ranked point battle you must have 5 points.
If you beat the Pokémon Master in a ranked point battle you win 10 points, if you lose you lose 5 points.
The points gained is a little different now.
All trainers get 2 points for a win, 1 for a tie and -1 for a loss. Just like it was before.
However now the lower ranked trainer battling a higher ranked trainer may earn more points.
If the lower ranked trainer wins against a higher ranked trainer, the lower ranked trainer gets
points by the difference in both of their ranks.
So lets say Rank 8 beats Rank 2, Rank 8 gets the 2 points for a win and then gets
6 more points because that is the difference in rank. There are no extra points lost for the higher ranked trainer.
For the first month any ties in points to decide the rankings will be decided by these initial tournament rankings.
So if Custos and UWorlds are tied for points in rank 3, UWorlds is rank 3 and Custos is rank 4 because
of the starting rankings.
After the first month, ties will be decided by the two trainers win/lose ratios.
If those are tied it will be decided by which trainer has more wins.
If that is tied it will be decided by 1 single battle.
The general rules are basically the same as before.
So I can change the first page later on to make it more official
and easier to find rulings.
I will also save the current page one and we can use that if there is a problem with this.
Or if enough trainers would rather have it that way.
If any of you have any questions or want to discuss this new event style or
the old event style just PM me and we can talk.
Now let the ION Pokémon Forever Championship Begin!!!