The OU Mini-Tournaments are run just like an official Smogon tournament. The first thread/post posted is the sign-ups. During the sign-ups you post "in".
The Rounds will last exactly 4 days from the second the round is posted here in the OU sub-forum. At the end of the 4 days, unfinished matches at the deadline will decided by coin flip. Exception: *If you contacted your opponent but they do not respond by the day before the deadline, then if that match does not get completed you will win by activity*
Each mini-tournament will consist of 16, 24, 32, 48 or even 64 participants. It will be first come first serve. Sign-ups will last for approximately 3 days unless the tournament reaches 64 participants, at which point sign-ups will finish.
General Rulings for all Tournaments
I expect many battles to be completed under alts. This can be bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.
Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any blatant scouting. There is a difference between "[user] is known for using stall" and "let me follow [user] around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter. With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching.
As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.
Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.
OU Mini-Tournaments Rules:
Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown! unless both players agree otherwise.
Standard Gen V OU. Refer to this page for more information on usable Pokemon.
This is a single elimination best of one tournament.
You may switch your team each round.
Soul Dew Clause
Other things to note about OU Mini-Tournaments:
Many of these tournaments will have quirks/gimmicks such as allowing previously banned pokemon or banning certain OU pokemon.
There won't be more than one tournament running at a time.
Any of the above rules are subject to change depending on the tournament at hand.
The second post will always outline the special rules of the tournament.
Round 1 FIGHT!!!!!
ClubbingSealCub vs. the QWAZ ThePillsbursyDoughBoy vs. Temp V1
Articblast vs. ThunderBlunder
A l e x a n d e r vs. Fifth lokt vs. Roie
Sayonara vs. BKC
chaos 9 vs. IstheCakeReallyaLie
Me So Shiny vs. –Rockstar-
Ricky Horror vs. Lavos Spawn Eranu vs. CooltrainerAlan Jimbon vs. Demist dragonuser vs. mostwanted
Novaray vs. Pkrs ganj4lf vs. namehtmas
Ithilanor vs. BurningMan
mien vs. LCampoy8 Baka Ki Eru Dogura vs. shartruce2
undisputed vs. drakon136 yee vs. Asek
Pokelol vs. DTC
Davidness vs. alexwolf Stone RG vs. Mr.Improv
Princess Bri vs. TropiOUs Metroid78 vs. Dr Ciel
A l e x a n d e r vs. Fifth
Sayonara vs. BKC chaos 9 vs. IstheCakeReallyaLie Me So Shiny vs. –Rockstar- Novaray vs. Pkrs
Pokelol vs. DTC Davidness vs. alexwolf Princess Bri vs. TropiOUs
BurningMan vs. ThePillsbursyDoughBoy
Davidness vs. BKC
ThunderBlunder vs. chaos 9
Dragonuser vs. Yee
Jimbon vs. Princess Bri Lavos Spawn vs. ganj4lf
ClubbingSealCub vs. Baka Ki Eru Dogura
Stone RG vs. Novaray Lokt vs. DTC
LCampoy8 vs. Metroid78
drakon136 vs. Me So Shiny
Fifth vs. Eranu
Coin Flips / Activity Wins
BurningMan vs. ThePillsbursyDoughBoy
Davidness vs. BKC ThunderBlunder vs. chaos 9 Stone RG vs. Novaray
LCampoy8 vs. Metroid78 drakon136 vs. Me So Shiny
Fifth vs. Eranu
Yee vs. Baka Ki Eru Dogura ThePillsbursyDoughBoy vs. Lavos Spawn
ThunderBlunder vs. Lokt BKC vs. drakon136
Eranu vs. Metroid78
Stone RG vs. Princess Bri
Lokt vs. Yee BKC vs. Metroid78 Princess Bri vs. ThePillsburyDoughBoy
Yee vs. BKC
BKC vs. Princess Bri Princess Bri vs. Yee
PRINCESS BRI A WINNER IS YOU!!!
*Save your logs/replays please and send them to me in a PM!*
Sep 25th, 2012 8:37:43 PM
~~ OU Mini-Tournament 1 ~~
The Introduction of a Beast!
Let's see how our OU metagame will fare against the might of Kyurem-B. Even Steel-type pokemon tremble at the prospect of 170 base Atk backed Outrages. Will all out Dragspam be the preferred play style? Can stall weather the hits of this 700 BST giant? All this and more will be revealed in the first ever OU-Mini Tournament!
This is a standard OU tournament with only Kyurem-B unbanned from Uber.
Sep 25th, 2012 8:41:54 PM
sounds cool, in
Sep 25th, 2012 8:46:32 PM
been wanting to try this guy, in
Sep 25th, 2012 8:46:40 PM
Kyurem-B is fun to play with/against, in.
Sep 25th, 2012 8:46:54 PM
Sep 25th, 2012 8:53:15 PM
Sep 25th, 2012 8:55:50 PM
What the hell, I joined every other tour.
Sep 25th, 2012 9:01:09 PM
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Sep 25th, 2012 10:02:02 PM
might as well
Sep 25th, 2012 10:04:56 PM
Sep 25th, 2012 10:09:12 PM
Sep 25th, 2012 10:15:31 PM
Sep 25th, 2012 10:21:35 PM
Very nice. :)
Count me in.
Sep 25th, 2012 10:43:41 PM
Meh kyurem b is dropping to OU probably after this tourney, but might as well, in.
Me So Shiny
Sep 25th, 2012 10:45:32 PM
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