Welcome one and all to the 1st installment of the DataBase Premier League. 6 teams will be competing in this season to fight it out for fabulous trophy.
The current lineup of teams, with their managing staff, is as follows:
Managers' names are in bold.
Just as important to DBPL as the managers are the players. When signing up, a prospective player will write in their application which tier(s) he or she wants play for DBPL. Do NOT put down a tier if you would not seriously consider playing for that tier, not only for your team's sake, but for your own personal sake. The DataBase Premier League has been known for the highest level of competition in each week at each position. I want the best players playing against each other in their best metagames, as I am sure everyone does.
Now one important piece of information that will help the managers decide who to pick: the tiers which will be included in Season 1 of DBPL.
Here is the lineup for Season 1 of the DataBase Premier League!
Obviously, each of the ‘BW’ tiers will be BW2.
Not all 6 teams will qualify to play in the playoffs. Based on the results of the League stage, the top 4 teams will advance to the playoffs.
In the league stages, beating another team gives you 2 points, drawing the match gives you 1 point, and losing it gives you nothing. In addition, the manner in which you win will also be stored; that is, how many you won vs how many you lost. This difference will be used in case of a tie at the end of the league stage.
Based on the league stage, the top 4 teams will be seeded and placed into a bracket, in which they will go head to head. Teams will battle in the same format as during the league stage. At the end of all 6 battles, the team with more wins will advance to the next round.
In the case of a tie, the advancing team will be decided by a best of three in the three Smogon Tour metagames, namely: XY OU, XY Ubers, and XY UU. Knowing this before the season, it may be beneficial for managers to take the playoff tiebreaker into consideration during the auction.
The Tournament will progress in this format until there is only one team left standing, the champion of the DataBase Premier League.