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ASB Battle Factory Tournament - Round 2 (EM is in charge now/updated OP/STRICT DQ/2 subrefs needed)

Discussion in 'Tournament Arena' started by EspyOwner, May 26, 2013.

  1. EspyOwner

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    Tournament referees, please find your matchup below and post the thread when possible. Pull the team from the tournament Prize Claim thread, please.

    To start the battle, you will use a coin flip to determine who sends out their Pokemon first. Turn order goes by the norm after that.

    Battle rules are as followed

    Switch = OK
    Items: ON
    Abilities: ONE
    Arena: ASB Tournament Arena
    Unlimited Chills/Recoveries
    Two substitutions
    Two day DQ on actions, three day DQ on ref.

    Tournament rules:
    - Tournament will be 3v3 singles.
    - Pokemon will earn 6 MC in between battles.
    - Abilities and evolutions are locked for the entire tournament for all rental Pokemon.
    - Pokemon will be randomly given out in groups of six to each trainer, with repeats omitted and replaced.
    - For round one you are to choose three out of the initial six you are given. The three you do not choose will be discarded, and you will be unable to use them for the remainder of the tournament.
    - Items will be randomly given out in groups of ten to each trainer, with repeats omitted and replaced.
    - Items and Pokemon will be from a pre-determined pool.
    - Upon winning any round a trainer may swap one of their current Pokemon for one of their defeated opponent's current Pokemon.
    - Consumable items will be replenished throughout the tournament.
    - Held items will be swapped along with Pokemon. If your Pokemon has no held item, none will be forfeited.
    - For prizes for second and third places, they may choose from the team they lost their battle with. Swapped Pokemon from their final battle are not included in prize choice.


    ROUND TWO MATCHUPS: (caps bold underlined because I am anger incarnate due to the last round taking too long to finish due to a single battle.)
    Round Two Matchups (open)

    waterwarrior
    Arcanite (by DQ)

    Thread
    Referee: Pwnemon
    _________

    Frosty (by DQ)
    Glacier Knight

    Thread
    Referee: UllarWarlord
    Subref: TheWolfe
    _________

    Leethoof
    SubwayJ (by DQ)

    Thread
    Referee: Frosty
    _________

    Maxim (by DQ)
    Deck Knight

    Thread: not needed
    Referee: King Serperior
    _________

    LupusAter
    Texas Coverleaf (by DQ)

    Thread
    Referee: The Wanderer
    _________

    Complications
    TheWolfe

    Thread
    Referee: Its_A_Random
    _________

    smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    Thread
    Referee: Geodude6
    Subref: Its_A_Random
    _________

    Its_A_Random
    Gerard

    Thread
    Referee: Ragnarokalex
    Subref: Houndoomsday
    Sub-subref: Frosty
    _________

    The Wanderer (by DQ)
    King Serperior

    Thread
    Referee: deadfox081
    _________

    Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany

    Thread
    Referee: Zarator
    Subref: Frosty
    _________

    SimonSays
    akela

    Thread
    Referee: Someoneelse
    Subref: Frosty
    _________

    yoshinite
    deadfox081 (by DQ)

    Thread
    Referee: akela
    _________

    EspyOwner (by DQ)
    DFrog

    Thread: not needed
    Referee: Texas Cloverleaf
    _________

    Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann

    Thread
    Referee: yoshinite
    Subref: Frosty
    _________

    C$FP
    inanimate blob (by DQ)

    Thread: not needed
    Referee: LouisCyphre
    _________

    Dogfish44
    Elevator Music (by DQ)

    Thread
    Referee: EspyOwner
    Subref: Yarnus of Bethany



    Post your round two predictions if you wish!
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 7, 2013
  2. Pwnemon

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    matches to watch:

    IAR vs Gerard
    Dogfish44 vs Elevator Music
    and i'm gonna go balls-deep and say Complications vs TheWolfe is gonna be a good one
  3. Unitas

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    Posting here to say I can subref any tournamnet matches if necessary to speed it along
  4. yoshinite

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    Oh yay I get akela as a ref! n_n
    Predictions (open)

    waterwarrior vs Arcanite
    Frosty vs Glacier Knight
    Leethoof vs SubwayJ
    Maxim vs Deck_Knight
    LupusAter vs Texas Cloverleaf
    Complications vs The Wolfe
    smashlloyd20 vs Pwnemon
    Its_A_Random vs Gerard
    Someoneelse vs Yarnus of Bethany
    SimonSays vs akela
    yoshinite vs deadfox81
    EspyOwner vs DFrog
    Ragnarokalex vs Zheng Tann
    C$FP vs inanimate blob
  5. Houndoomsday

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  6. Canis Majoris

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    I'm also willing to subref stuff if needed, as I told you in the IRC.
  7. Maxim

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    Me vs. Deck Knight...

    I think Espy might be a bit bitter from last round lol. :P
  8. Texas Cloverleaf

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    I told you like three times I couldn't ref reliably >_>. Subrefs take note!
  9. Dogfish44

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    Predictions! (open)
    [box]waterwarrior
    Arcanite

    Referee: Pwnemon[/box]

    This one will end up with a single mistake splitting the match most likely, although ww's team that practically mirrors my own should be able to recover faster.

    [box]Frosty
    Glacier Knight

    Referee: UllarWarlord[/box]

    Team Sub-Zero have a clear leader in their ranks, and for a good reason.

    [box]Leethoof
    SubwayJ

    Referee: Frosty[/box]

    Leet's lack of Ice Attacks leaves him with a lacklustre team here.

    Also I want my Gliscor dangit D:<

    [box]Maxim
    Deck Knight

    Referee: King Serperior[/box]

    Depends heavily on whether or not Serperior can stack boosts fast enough to break stall.

    [box]LupusAter
    Texas Coverleaf

    Referee: The Wanderer[/box]

    Tomohawk fight! Will be sad to see a Tomohawk leave the contest, but the teams are reasonably balanced. Texas to edge it out.

    [box]Complications
    TheWolfe

    Referee: Its_A_Random[/box]

    Who ordered the hardest match to call? It's right here, but from experience Wolfe's a smarter battler.

    [box]smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    Referee: Geodude6[/box]

    If not by inactivity by the better player.

    [box]Its_A_Random
    Gerard

    Referee: Ragnarokalex[/box]

    If it was doubles or triples I'd say Gerard, but in singles IAR's a smidgen ahead in terms of ability.

    [box]The Wanderer
    King Serperior

    Referee: deadfox081[/box]

    Wanderer's more skilled here.

    [box]Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany

    Referee: Zarator[/box]

    Not a strong difference in skill, but Mr. Mime will be out of service be both Banette and Zoroark here - going to be hard to bring it in with illusion around.

    [box]SimonSays
    akela

    Referee: Someoneelse[/box]

    Scyther should decimate Simon's team.

    [box]yoshinite
    deadfox081

    Referee: akela[/box]

    Deadfox is a skilled player, which will be shown I'm sure.

    [box]EspyOwner
    DFrog

    Referee: Texas Cloverleaf[/box]

    Whilst Gastrodon and Castform together are stupidly good walls to rain, I doubt that missy can make up for a lacking offensive presence.

    [box]Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann

    Referee: yoshinite[/box]

    Switch control galore - Camerupt is a weak link here, and I think it'll be Ralex's downfall.

    [box]C$FP
    inanimate blob

    Referee: LouisCyphre[/box]

    Close one teamwise if you ask me, my money's on C$FP being a tiny bit out of practice.

    [box]Dogfish44
    Elevator Music

    Referee: EspyOwner[/box]

    Fuck me with a barge pole. I mean, good luck ^_^'


    Good Luck all!
  10. Glacier Knight

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    I'll post my predictions when I get home.

    TEAM SUB-ZERO BATTLE

    waterwarrior
    Arcanite

    WW has the type advantage, and probably a bit more skill than arcanite (the latter is a tad rusty, methinks).
    _________

    Frosty
    Glacier Knight

    You know, everyone said EM would kick my ass in the HLM.... and they were right. But this time is different. Frosty's a great bro, but I'm putting my all into this. Gonna give it all I got and if things work out, There will be some disappointed speculation (because all yall fuckers picked him over me). I broke my "First round fail" curse, and I don't wanna stop there.
    _________

    Leethoof
    SubwayJ


    _________

    Maxim
    Deck Knight

    I didnt have faith that DK still had it in him last round. Dare i give it now? Maxim has Serperior yes, but If DK plays his cards right he can get off his winning phazing tactics. And maxim wasn't playing too good last round... however, if Maxim utlizes Serperior and doesnt lose it early off, I say he could upset my prediction.
    _________

    LupusAter
    Texas Coverleaf

    Lupus is gonna lose due to DQing. calling it.
    _________

    Complications
    TheWolfe

    Sorry complications, Wolfe is a better battler.
    _________

    smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    Pwnemon wins by DQ, calling it.
    _________

    Its_A_Random
    Gerard

    IAR's team has good synergy, and has phazing prowess. Gerard is a great battler, but really truly shines in doubles. I have to give this to IAR.
    _________

    The Wanderer
    King Serperior


    _________

    Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany


    _________

    SimonSays
    akela


    _________

    yoshinite
    deadfox081

    _________

    EspyOwner
    DFrog

    _________

    Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann


    _________

    C$FP
    inanimate blob


    _________

    Dogfish44
    Elevator Music
  11. SubwayJ

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    Good luck Leethoof!

    Predictions (open)

    waterwarrior vs Arcanite
    Frosty vs Glacier Knight
    Leethoof vs SubwayJ
    Maxim vs Deck_Knight
    LupusAter vs Texas Cloverleaf
    Complications vs The Wolfe
    smashlloyd20 vs Pwnemon
    Its_A_Random vs Gerard
    Someoneelse vs Yarnus of Bethany
    SimonSays vs akela
    yoshinite vs deadfox81
    EspyOwner
    vs DFrog
    Ragnarokalex vs Zheng Tann
    C$FP vs inanimate blob
    Dogfish44 vs Elevator Music
  12. Its_A_Random

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    Evidently my notice to espy that I did not want to ref this round fell on deaf ears... @_@

    But whatever.

    Predictions (open)
    waterwarrior
    Arcanite

    Referee: Pwnemon
    _________

    Frosty
    Glacier Knight

    Referee: UllarWarlord
    _________

    Leethoof
    SubwayJ

    Referee: Frosty
    _________

    Maxim
    Deck Knight

    Referee: King Serperior
    _________

    LupusAter
    Texas Cloverleaf

    Referee: The Wanderer
    _________

    smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    Referee: Geodude6
    _________

    The Wanderer
    King Serperior

    Referee: deadfox081
    _________

    Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany

    Referee: Zarator
    _________

    SimonSays
    akela

    Referee: Someoneelse
    _________

    yoshinite
    deadfox081

    Referee: akela
    _________

    EspyOwner
    DFrog

    Referee: Texas Cloverleaf
    _________

    Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann

    Referee: yoshinite
    _________

    C$FP
    inanimate blob

    Referee: LouisCyphre
    _________

    Dogfish44
    Elevator Music

    Referee: EspyOwner
  13. Frosty

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    Predictions (open)

    waterwarrior vs Arcanite

    Waterwarrior for the sole reason that he is playing more often lately. But it can go either way easily.

    Frosty vs Glacier Knight

    [​IMG]
    (just won't say which member...also good luck and have fun!)

    Leethoof vs SubwayJ

    I believe as a trainer Leethoof is a bit better. But Subway has, IMO, a too big team advantage.

    Maxim vs Deck_Knight

    Serperior hits all three SE. 'nuff said <_<;. As long as Maxim doesn't play like crap, he should be somewhat fine. somewhat.

    LupusAter vs Texas Cloverleaf

    Ignoring for now that Lupus is MIA (where are youuuu~?), this will be close. Texas has that super useful exeggutor and is a tad better, so my money is on him

    Complications vs The Wolfe

    It will rely on who can use their MVP (galvantula vs scrafty) best. Wolfe is a great player and underrated so I'll bet on him.

    smashlloyd20 vs Pwnemon

    close one. But I think pwnemon will get this...barely.

    Its_A_Random vs Gerard

    ooohhhh this is the match to watch this round. IAR's team has a little advantage, but I won't dare to guess here.

    Someoneelse vs Yarnus of Bethany

    Close call, but I think mime is too fucked in this matchup.

    SimonSays vs akela

    Scytheeer!

    yoshinite vs deadfox81

    teams are eh, deadfox is a better player IMO.

    EspyOwner vs DFrog

    Some team cohesion goes a long way

    Ragnarokalex vs Zheng Tann

    While zweilous will be a pain, I think ralex will come through.

    C$FP vs inanimate blob

    assuming he didn't forget stuff of course.

    Puppylover44 vs Elevator_Music

    Also a terrific battle to watch. My bet is on Emma for a couple reasons:

    1) Emma has 2 pokemon good against 2 of DF and 1 good against one. DF's matchups aren't as good

    2) DF's items suck haha.

  14. Pwnemon

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    MY PREDICTIONS (open)
    waterwarrior
    Arcanite

    skill is about even, teams are about even, ww uses irc (YOU MIGHT NEED A RAWST BERRY, WW)
    _________

    Frosty
    Glacier Knight

    frosty is tenfold the better battler of the sub-zeros
    _________

    Leethoof
    SubwayJ

    leethoof got really good at battling sometime but his team ain't up to snuff
    _________

    Maxim
    Deck Knight

    lol serp
    _________

    LupusAter
    Texas Cloverleaf

    skills are about even, but lupus has a bad team matchup
    _________

    Complications
    TheWolfe

    i said this was the match to watch and i wasn't lying. Team matchups are pretty even, but slightly in favor of comp. Wolfe is a solid battler, though, the better of the two. In the end, I had to go with Comp because he's my bro.
    _________

    smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    smash to not post
    _________

    Its_A_Random
    Gerard

    NO FUCKIN CLUE ROFL
    _________

    The Wanderer
    King Serperior

    wanderer is more skilled
    _________

    Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany

    yarnus is the better battler, i'm too lazy to check teams
    _________

    SimonSays
    akela

    bad team matchup for simon is gonna take its toll.
    _________

    yoshinite
    deadfox081

    lol
    _________

    EspyOwner
    DFrog

    DFrog's team is as close as you're gonna get to a rain counter team. It's a shame that his rain counters are, well, bad Pokemon.
    _________

    Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann

    "but pwne, alex has a bad matchup!" <- o ye of little faith, alex is a kick-ass battler
    _________

    C$FP
    inanimate blob

    I don't give a crap how rusty he is, C$FP was one of the best battlers back when he played. He can't have decayed /that/ far.
    _________

    Dogfish44
    Elevator Music

    emma is my homeboy. But this will be a close one.
  15. Complications

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    Except Pwnemon /brofist

    No really best of luck to everyone, this should be fun.
  16. Yarnus of Bethany

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    I hope this tournament ends before 2013 does.
    I'll add predictions when i'm on my computer.
  17. EspyOwner

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    Yo, if you wanted to be a ref for this round, maybe you should have posted in the ref signup thread like I've told people multiple times to do. 9.9

    And I apologize for giving people reffings that did not want them, I honestly ran out of refs completely.
  18. kingmidas

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    I will be open to subref any matches that need one. Also I cannot make predictions because I barely know anyone here.
  19. Ragnarokalex

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    aha come at me ZT, lets not dissapoint the crowd.

    Also IAR and Gerard, can you guys do me a favor and PM me your teams? computers being funky today.
  20. AOPSUser

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    Predictions (open)
    waterwarrior vs Arcanite
    Frosty vs Glacier Knight
    Leethoof vs SubwayJ
    Maxim vs Deck_Knight
    LupusAter vs Texas Cloverleaf
    Complications vs The Wolfe
    smashlloyd20 vs Pwnemon
    Its_A_Random vs Gerard
    Someoneelse vs Yarnus of Bethany
    SimonSays vs akela
    yoshinite vs deadfox81
    EspyOwner vs DFrog
    Ragnarokalex vs Zheng Tann
    C$FP vs inanimate blob
    dogfish44 vs Elevator_Music
  21. ZhengTann

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    Ralex friggin' replaced his Camerupt with an Alakazam. Now my Swamprent can't just walk in and start pleasing the crowd. Wonderful.

    Predictions (open)
    waterwarrior
    Arcanite

    Arcanite has, uh, IRL issues, which might hamper his concentration. ww on the other hand, has more recent experiences.
    _________

    Frosty
    Glacier Knight

    Don't underestimate Glace, though. This derby would be a good watch.
    _________

    Leethoof
    SubwayJ

    I'm not worrying about skill, I'm worrying about Leet's connection problems.
    _________

    Maxim
    Deck Knight

    I'm talking skill here. Deck is slow, but I know for a fact that Maxim is just as slow.
    _________

    LupusAter
    Texas Cloverleaf

    Another decent watch here. Gonna be close.
    _________

    Complications
    TheWolfe

    Wolfe is slightly more up to shape.
    _________

    smashlloyd20
    Pwnemon

    smash is MIA?
    _________

    Its_A_Random
    Gerard

    Probably one of the best must-watch.
    _________

    The Wanderer
    King Serperior

    KS is MIA...!
    _________

    Someoneelse
    Yarnus of Bethany

    Well, this might be close...
    _________

    SimonSays
    akela

    Simon's team is frail, and he is also slow.
    _________

    yoshinite
    deadfox081

    New player versus Raid referee. Need I say more?
    _________

    EspyOwner
    DFrog

    Both have been less active, so this one might be a close call.
    _________

    Ragnarokalex
    ZhengTann

    This is what you call self-confidence, demonstrated by jas.
    _________

    C$FP
    inanimate blob

    Once a GL, always a vet.
    _________

    Dogfish44
    Elevator Music

    Another must-watch. EMma wins due to his diverse typing experiences - dogfish is only playing with electricity these days.
  22. Arcanite

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence guys! I'll try to disappoint you all!
  23. Houndoomsday

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    Subreffing IAR vs. Gerard (Ragnarokalex asked me to)

    I was excited to watch, reffing will be even better ^_^
  24. TheWolfe

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    Woo. I am SO psyched for this next round! Good luck to you Complications and don't feel too down - I think this is going to still be a challenging match all the same. I'm ready to win if you are! >:3

    Oh yeah, I'm still here if anyone needs a subref. I was going to be a ref for this round too, but I forgot to post in the thread. D:
  25. Glacier Knight

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    Hey, ullar said he can't ref me and Frosty.

    Glacier vs Frosty needs a sub-ref :X

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