Wow. Things are getting serious in the Indigo League.
We only saw 2 games this week. One of the games ended in a DQ for both teams due to not meeting deadlines for battles. This is behind-the-scenes stuff that is typically worked out during the week. Since both the Elite Four and Regicide PvP contributed to the delay, they both suffered the DQ.
Now, on to the games we were able to watch.
Cool Cats went up against Thunderlions in Game 1. To be honest, I hate to spoil some of these matches; they simply need to be seen to be believed! Cool Cats chalked up wins from TheChaoticAce, Auburnnnn, and PolymersUp to take the game 9 – 6. But the match that you have to watch if you missed it was between Captain CalebPeng and JuanChop. Seriously, stop reading now and go watch that match.
In Game 3, Poke Battle Tower absolutely steamrolled Mazer Gaming, 11 – 4. There’s just no nicer way to phrase that. Panick was the only Battler from Mazer to win his match. On the PBT side, Joeybrahhh and replacement Limonlime both swept their opponents.
Be sure to look at the updated standings section for a look at what is and isn’t possible for the rest of the season.
Check out the Indigo League website to get even more details!
Named after the competitive league that kicked off the anime series, Indigo League is TeamRocketPvP’s bid to provide the Pokémon GO PvP community with team-based esports quality content.
Indigo League features battles between 6 teams for 6 weeks, beginning April 17, 2021. Each team will battle 1 other team per week until all teams have battled each other throughout the season. League standings are based on accumulated wins throughout the season. Win early, win often. The final week will feature a play-off between the top 2 teams to determine the season winner.
The league features 6 amazing teams:
Battle: One Battler brings 3 Pokémon to clash against one other Battler and their 3 Pokémon. The basic unit of PvP. Each Battle won earns 1 point for the team.
Match: 3 battles played between Battlers. 3 points are up for grabs in each Match.
Game: 5 matches, 15 possible points, 5 Battlers from each team.
|Rank||Team||Game Wins||W/L %|
The top 2 teams at the end of 5 weeks will go to a Play Off. The winner of the Play Off game will be declared Winner of the Indigo League.
Not picking up any games this week really hurt the Elite Four. In fact, it is now mathematically impossible for the Elite Four to make it to the Play Off in Week 6. Even if they win both remaining games, they will not overtake one of the other teams (assuming there are no more DQs).
The rest of the teams are all technically still in the running, though some of them have a more difficult task ahead of them. Here’s who they will play in the next 2 weeks:
|Cool Cats v PBT|
|Mazer v Regicide|
|Thunderlions v E4|
|Cool Cats v Mazer|
|PBT v E4|
|Thunderlions v Regicide|
Where and When to Watch the Battles
Indigo League streams on TeamRocketPvP‘s Twitch channel on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May at 10 am PDT. The stream features pre-recorded battles with live shoutcasting.
Keep your eyes on TeamRocketAcademy’s YouTube channel to see the matches if you miss the stream.
There’s a lot of great content out for team battles right now. Cool Cats are in the finals of the GOTeamUp Worlds from GO Stadium. With them also leading the Indigo League (so far), they seem like the team to beat. But proving that assumption wrong will lead to amazing battles and I can’t wait to see them.
Have fun. Fight fair. And as my Uncle Jimmy used to tell his kids, “No pulling hair!”