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

#1
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.)
waterwarrior
Arcanite (by DQ)

Thread
Referee: Pwnemon
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Frosty (by DQ)
Glacier Knight

Thread
Referee: UllarWarlord
Subref: TheWolfe
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Leethoof
SubwayJ (by DQ)

Thread
Referee: Frosty
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Maxim (by DQ)
Deck Knight

Thread: not needed
Referee: King Serperior
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LupusAter
Texas Coverleaf (by DQ)

Thread
Referee: The Wanderer
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Complications
TheWolfe

Thread
Referee: Its_A_Random
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smashlloyd20
Pwnemon

Thread
Referee: Geodude6
Subref: Its_A_Random
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Its_A_Random
Gerard

Thread
Referee: Ragnarokalex
Subref: Houndoomsday
Sub-subref: Frosty
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The Wanderer (by DQ)
King Serperior

Thread
Referee: deadfox081
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Someoneelse
Yarnus of Bethany

Thread
Referee: Zarator
Subref: Frosty
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SimonSays
akela

Thread
Referee: Someoneelse
Subref: Frosty
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yoshinite
deadfox081 (by DQ)

Thread
Referee: akela
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EspyOwner (by DQ)
DFrog

Thread: not needed
Referee: Texas Cloverleaf
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Ragnarokalex
ZhengTann

Thread
Referee: yoshinite
Subref: Frosty
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C$FP
inanimate blob (by DQ)

Thread: not needed
Referee: LouisCyphre
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Dogfish44
Elevator Music (by DQ)

Thread
Referee: EspyOwner
Subref: Yarnus of Bethany



Post your round two predictions if you wish!
 
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Stratos

Banned deucer.
#2
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
 
#4
Oh yay I get akela as a ref! n_n
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

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#9
[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
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).
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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.
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Leethoof
SubwayJ


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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.
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LupusAter
Texas Coverleaf

Lupus is gonna lose due to DQing. calling it.
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Complications
TheWolfe

Sorry complications, Wolfe is a better battler.
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smashlloyd20
Pwnemon

Pwnemon wins by DQ, calling it.
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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.
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The Wanderer
King Serperior


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Someoneelse
Yarnus of Bethany


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SimonSays
akela


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yoshinite
deadfox081

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EspyOwner
DFrog

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Ragnarokalex
ZhengTann


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C$FP
inanimate blob


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Dogfish44
Elevator Music
 
#11
Good luck Leethoof!

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
 

Its_A_Random

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#12
Evidently my notice to espy that I did not want to ref this round fell on deaf ears... @_@

But whatever.

waterwarrior
Arcanite

Referee: Pwnemon
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Frosty
Glacier Knight

Referee: UllarWarlord
_________

Leethoof
SubwayJ

Referee: Frosty
_________

Maxim
Deck Knight

Referee: King Serperior
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LupusAter
Texas Cloverleaf

Referee: The Wanderer
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smashlloyd20
Pwnemon

Referee: Geodude6
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The Wanderer
King Serperior

Referee: deadfox081
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Someoneelse
Yarnus of Bethany

Referee: Zarator
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SimonSays
akela

Referee: Someoneelse
_________

yoshinite
deadfox081

Referee: akela
_________

EspyOwner
DFrog

Referee: Texas Cloverleaf
_________

Ragnarokalex
ZhengTann

Referee: yoshinite
_________

C$FP
inanimate blob

Referee: LouisCyphre
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Dogfish44
Elevator Music

Referee: EspyOwner
 
#13
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


(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.
 

Stratos

Banned deucer.
#14
waterwarrior
Arcanite

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

frosty is tenfold the better battler of the sub-zeros
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Leethoof
SubwayJ

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

lol serp
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LupusAter
Texas Cloverleaf

skills are about even, but lupus has a bad team matchup
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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.
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smashlloyd20
Pwnemon

smash to not post
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Its_A_Random
Gerard

NO FUCKIN CLUE ROFL
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The Wanderer
King Serperior

wanderer is more skilled
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Someoneelse
Yarnus of Bethany

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

bad team matchup for simon is gonna take its toll.
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yoshinite
deadfox081

lol
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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.
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Ragnarokalex
ZhengTann

"but pwne, alex has a bad matchup!" <- o ye of little faith, alex is a kick-ass battler
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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.
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Dogfish44
Elevator Music

emma is my homeboy. But this will be a close one.
 
#17
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.
 
#20
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
 

ZhengTann

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#21
Ralex friggin' replaced his Camerupt with an Alakazam. Now my Swamprent can't just walk in and start pleasing the crowd. Wonderful.

waterwarrior
Arcanite

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

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

I'm not worrying about skill, I'm worrying about Leet's connection problems.
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Maxim
Deck Knight

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

Another decent watch here. Gonna be close.
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Complications
TheWolfe

Wolfe is slightly more up to shape.
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smashlloyd20
Pwnemon

smash is MIA?
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Its_A_Random
Gerard

Probably one of the best must-watch.
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The Wanderer
King Serperior

KS is MIA...!
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Someoneelse
Yarnus of Bethany

Well, this might be close...
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SimonSays
akela

Simon's team is frail, and he is also slow.
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yoshinite
deadfox081

New player versus Raid referee. Need I say more?
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EspyOwner
DFrog

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

This is what you call self-confidence, demonstrated by jas.
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C$FP
inanimate blob

Once a GL, always a vet.
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Dogfish44
Elevator Music

Another must-watch. EMma wins due to his diverse typing experiences - dogfish is only playing with electricity these days.
 
#24
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: