PBL Season One

Pet Battle League Season One
One Wild Team To Rule Them All

It’s finally here, our first pet battle league, brought to you by the “of the Pet Battle Forum” guild on Cenarion Circle-US and pvppetbattles.com.

Who is eligible to join this league? Anyone who loves PvP pet battling and enjoys some friendly competition. You do not have to be a member of the guild, you do not have to be a poster on pvppetbattles.com, but you will have to make an alliance toon on Cenarion Circle for the sake of convenince.

For season one we’re going to keep it a simple as possible. You get one team, comprised of three wild caught pets, with no duplicate pet families. You can interchange breeds and moves between battles, but not pets. Pets with different names but the same move set are not counted as the same pet.

The league will be a round robin format, where each participant plays every other participant twice. You can do both battles in one meeting, or you can choose a second time to meet up after the first has been completed. Points will be earned similar to a soccer league: 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss. Battles that last for more than 75 rounds can be ended by either player, which will result in a draw. Disconnects are considered a loss. Zepp and myself will settle disputes, but hopefully there will be none. Any disputes that can’t be settled will result in a draw.

After all of the matches have been played, the top four teams will enter a single elimination playoff mode, with 1st vs. 4th, 2nd vs. 3rd (numbers represent place in league table). Then a championship and a third place battle will take place.

The prizes are as follows:

1st – level 1 rare Servant Of Demidos
2nd – 1000 gold
3rd – 500 gold
4th – 100 gold

Prizes provided by Discodoggy.

I want to stress that this a friendly league. Please be kind when battling other participants.

About the guild: please don’t feel obligated to join for the sake of the tournament. If you would not have joined otherwise, then don’t. The requirements for joining the guild are a love of pet battles along with the desire and ability to be nice to your guild mates, with the emphasis placed on being nice. If guilds in general are not your thing, then don’t join. If you can’t be polite, don’t join.

How do you sign up? Make an alliance toon (preferably human if you are only using it for the league) on Cenarion Circle, send Discodoge in game mail with your team and a team name. I have already sent Zepp and Darmand my team so that I will not be able to make a counter team based on everyone else’s entries. I will list players as they enter, but I won’t list their teams until everyone has entered.

The sign-up period starts now, it will last until Thursday, January 7th at 11:00 pm PST. I will then post everyone’s teams. People will then have until Saturday, January 30th at 11:00 am PST to battle. A date/time will then be determined for the four playoff teams to battle.

The biggest problem that I foresee is people not being able to be on at the same time. Please make arrangements here in this thread on when and where to meet up. If a time is set and one person doesn’t show, then the no show will be considered a forfeit. If two people can’t decide on a time to meet, then this will result in a double forfeit (both lose). This is the part of the competition that I am least comfortable with, so if anyone has any better ideas then please share.

Finally, please do not sign up if you are not willing to make a commitment to battle many other players. If twenty people sign up, that means you will have to battle nineteen people twice, so thirty eight battles. Over the course of three weeks it shouldn’t be that hard to do.

Good luck and I look forward to your entries.

If I forgot anything important then please let me know.

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24 Responses to PBL Season One

  1. Discodoggy says:

    It’s here :)

  2. Liwei says:

    So I actually resubbed recently and I should actually be able to do this.

    Small irony for the pet battle crowd to move in on a server I recently gave up on, but at least I already have some alliance toons on CC. :p

    I shall have to give a bit of thought on my team if it’s wild caught only. Is there going to be any tier restrictions?

  3. llennoca, kel-thuzad says:

    hey disco, you said no family duplicates are allowed. does this mean no more than 1 of a specific pet is allowed or no more than 1 of each family is allowed? (as in no double or triple aquatics, no double or triple undeads, or of course… no triple moth teams?)

    • Discodoggy says:

      No more than one of a specific family. For example, you could not have an Amber Moth and and Imperial Eagle Chick on your team, since they are both flyers. Similarly, you could not have two Amber Moths on your team, since they are both flyers.

  4. Harpua says:

    Wow, should be interesting.

    So I take it that by “wild caught”, you mean only pets that have been caught from pet battles. As opposed to something that was dropped (Stonegrinder) or quest/world event (Jubling).

    I smell a Return of the Unborn Valk…

    • Discodoggy says:

      Yes, you are correct. Basically anything that’s a little green paw on your map that you have to capture by pet battling is what I’m considering a wild caught pet.

  5. Wamp says:

    Is this a US only League? I’m from EU and I can’t find Cenarion Circle realm :(

  6. Baldulf says:

    I have a baby paladin named Brotherdale on CC and will be entering later today when I can sit down at a computer. My team is all ready! Have you posted entrants (without teams) anywhere yet? Are we using the forum at all, or is that just the basis for the guild?

    • Discodoggy says:

      I have listed all of the entrants (without their teams) on the US forum. I will list them here, too after tonight when all of the entries are in.

  7. Discodoggy says:

    Here are the teams. Any predictions based solely upon team composition? My guess would be at least one of the clonedance teams making it in the top four, most likely two.

    What’s Happening?
    Spirit Crab, Arctic Hare, Robo-Chick

    Seafood Omelette
    Blighthawk, Junglebeak, Emperor Crab

    Crittir’s Team
    Axebeak, Blighthawk, Lava Crab

    Nighttime Wildin’
    Scourged Whelpling, Crow, Frostfur Rat

    Frostfur Rat, Axebeak Hatchling, Scourged Whelping

    Eye-cy Terrors
    Arcane Eye, Nexus Whelpling, Tundra Penguin

    The Senators
    Lost Of Lordaeron, Crow, Frostfur Rat

    Cogsworth The Jungle Emperor
    Junglebeak, Emperor Crab, Cogblade Raptor

    Sleepy Time
    Infinite Whelpling, Grey Moth, Leopard Tree Frog

    Away we go!
    Crystal Spider, Infected Squirrel, Qiraji Guardling

    Angrylock’s Team
    Kun-Lai Runt, Infinite Whelpling, Lofty Libram

    Guardians Of The Dance
    Qiraji Guardling, Nether Fairie Dragon, Junglebeak

    Scourged Whelpling, Cogblade Raptor, Swamp Croaker

    Bagatelle Puttee
    Spirit Crab, Leopard Frog, Nexus Whelpling

    Mud Jumper, Infected Squirrel, Twilight Fiendling

    Everton PC
    Emerald Proto-Whelp, Alpine Hare, Cerulean Moth

    Sand Critters
    Qiraji Guardling, Silithid Hatchling, Emperor Crab

    Wild Warriors
    Crow, Rabbit, Unborn Val’kyr

    Fell Deeds Awake
    Junglebeak, Kun-Lai Runt, Spirit Crab

    Belthir’s Team
    Grasslands Cottontail, Kun-Lai Runt, Blighthawk

    Lyraat’s Team
    Thundertail Flapper, Jungle Beak, Leopard tree Frog

    AoE is For Bads
    Restlesss Shadeling, Fel Flame, Emperor Crab

  8. Eve says:

    1st – Ulfbrecht: Blighthawk, Junglebeak, Emperor Crab
    2nd – Llenoca: Scourged Whelpling, Crow, Frostfur Rat
    3rd – Darmand: Frostfur Rat, Axebeak Hatchling, Scourged Whelping
    4th – Eve: Qiraji Guardling, Silithid Hatchling, Emperor Crab

    After all of the matches have been played, the top four teams will enter a single elimination playoff mode, with 1st vs. 4th, 2nd vs. 3rd (numbers represent place in league table). Then a championship and a third place battle will take place.
    Shame this never happened, but it was a good tournament!

  9. Gomma says:

    I like to see someone else that loves pet battles as much as I do. Here is a link to what I have been working on. I think it may be of interest to you and hey, your pets may even be among those cataloged!

    Catalog of Teams in the PVP Queue :

    Also, some team workshops:

    I link these because I would like to help in any way towards developing an actual league (or even an appeal for rating to Blizzard).

    Let me know anytime!

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