"For years the regions of the world have had their pokemon leagues. Most of them autonomous from one another. Next year Omega corporation is ready to present the first Inter-regional Championships. In exactly one year from today a tournament will be held at our new stadium in the Sevii Islands. Each tier of our league can be qualified for by winning a certain number of badges from any combination of pokemon gyms around the world.
Registrations begin eleven months from now in December."
It's just past midnight and a new year has begun with this unprecedented announcement from Omega corporation. If only you had your own Pokemon you just know you could make it to the tournament. Somehow you know inside that you're different from other kids. All you need is your first pokemon... and that old Professor down the street has a reputation for being generous. You know exactly where you're going first thing tomorrow.
(Players should be able and willing to use Google Docs. This is non-negotiable as it is the main tool used for battling.)
(While not mandatory, players willing to connect with the GMs via IM are preferred.)