Announcement 2023 National Dex Tournament Schedule and Announcements

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2023 National Dex Tournament Circuit
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Welcome to the 2023 National Dex Tournament Circuit! This circuit will have players compete in a variety of tournaments to gain points and ultimately face off against each other in the Tournament Circuit Playoffs! Without further ado, here is the tournament schedule:

Circuit Tournaments
[Type A Double Elim] National Dex Winter Seasonal
- Signups on January 1

[Type C Single Elim] SS National Dex Cup - Signups on February 19

National Dex Ladder Tournament IV
Cycle 1 - Signups go up June 4
Cycle 2 - Signups go up June 11
Cycle 3 - Signups go up June 18
Cycle 4 - Signups go up June 25
[Type A] Playoffs - July 2nd

[Type A Double Elim] National Dex Summer Seasonal - Signups go up August 6

[Type B] National Dex Last Chance - Signups go up October 8

National Dex Circuit Playoffs - December 3


Team Tournaments
National Dex World Cup III
~ Manager signups go up April 16
~ Player signups go up April 9
National Dex Premier League IV
~ Manager Signups go up August 13
~ Player Signups go up August 20


Tournament Details
Points System

Will be included in the spreadsheet

Seasonals

Seasonals are a best-of-3, double-elimination tournament. There will be a Seasonal to play in the Winter and Summer.

Cups

Cup is a best-of-3, single elimination tournament. There will be a cup for Gen 8 National Dex early next year.

Ladder Tournament

The Ladder Tournament is divided into two stages. The first stage consists of 4 cycles of laddering, where players get to sign up and ladder to the top; the top 8 players from each cycle will progress into the second stage. The second stage is a seeded single-elimination tournament.

Last Chance

The Last Chance tournament is a Type B, best-of-3, single elimination tournament, and it is pretty self-explanatory: It allows players to have one last chance to qualify for the Circuit Playoffs.
What changed from last year?
Removal of Grand Slam

We want our circuit to remain OU focused for the forseeable future, and with Grand Slam's numbers being rather low last year we ultimately decided to remove it. That isn't to say Grand Slam won't happen, more than likely it will be hosted unofficially at a later date.

Addition of Gen 8 National Dex Cup

With Gen 8 now being a past generation, we would like to still give it a place in the circuit, so to replace Grand Slam will be the SS National Dex Cup!
 
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In addition to the custom avatar prize, 2023's circuit playoffs will no longer have a custom banner as a prize.

Instead the winner will now get a ribbon to commemorate their victory, so hope to see the most competitive circuit yet in this upcoming year, and good luck to all who play in it!
 
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