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Kabuto Kup 4 - Back in Action

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by FM, Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. FM

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    Old habits die hard, and once again it's time for another Kabuto Kup. For those of you who were around for the last three, you know the drill. And for anyone who wants to read up on some background info, or if you need clarification on the format check: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2373
    Unfortunately, the first two threads were lost on the netbattle forums. Because of popular demand, a simple GSC tournament won't be enough for the users of Smogon, so this time around a small council has decided upon following the same basic format, but throwing a twist in. This year's Kabuto Kup will feature all 3 generations in every round. The pairing format is as follows:

    - There will be eight teams of four. There will also be 8 divisions of four. None of the divisions will have the same teammate in them.
    - There will be two winners in the tournament: the Single Player winner and the Team Winner.
    - Every round will consist of a randomly chosen generation against all three of a respective players opponents. Ex:

    Kabuto Bracket
    FM
    Omni
    Glalie
    Cloud9x

    Contestant 1 Battles:
    FM vs. Omni - GSC
    FM vs. Glalie - RBY
    FM vs. Cloud9x - RS

    ...and so on listed for all 4 contestants. Note that the versions chosen will be randomly picked.
    - The final will consist of a best-of-three series with all the generations used.
    - The teams are determined from previous Kabuto Kups. The team member from that team has to conform to come back or not. If that person doesnt respond, then it's an empty blank. The captains decide who to pick by picking their first 5 picks via PM. Captains and players from previous cups have top priority, in the highly likely case in which not all 8 previous captains show up, new captains will be chosen by the panel.
    - You may sign up in this thread to be placed into the draft pool, or form a team before the draft pool is finished. However, be advised that your team will be subject to rejection if you do not wait till the draft pool is finished, this is a selective tournament, former contestants get top priority.
    - If two people scheduled to battle cannot arrange a battle in time, they must show up in Smogon at the cutoff. If both show up, you will battle then. If one shows up at the cutoff and the other doesn't, the one who didn't show up will lose. If neither shows up, they will be given 3 more days, but their battle will not count for points.
    - There will be subs available if they want to be. The Captain will decide who is the sub and who isn't.
    - In case of a tie, the contestants with the same amount of points will face off in a tiebreaker to determine advancement.

    Once again, this is the main signup sheet, but the final contestants are chosen by a panel. Choices are based on your reliability, participation in the previous Kabuto Kups, and history in the online community.

    Battle Rules

    Ru/Sa/E
    * No Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Wobbuffet/Wynaut, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys (all forms)
    * No illegal movesets
    * No OHKO moves (No Horn Drill, Fissure, Guillotine, or Sheer Cold)
    * No Evasion moves (No Double Team or Minimize)
    * Lax Incense, BrightPowder, Focus Band, Quick Claw and King's Rock are banned.
    * Sleep Clause
    * Species Clause
    * XD moves WILL be allowed
    * Freeze Clause
    * No Self-KO allowed on last pokemon
    * Only Stadium Present is allowed

    G/S/C
    * No Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, or Celebi
    * No illegal movesets
    * No OHKO moves (No Horn Drill, Fissure, or Guillotine)
    * No Evasion moves (No Double Team or Minimize)
    * BrightPowder, Focus Band, Quick Claw and King's Rock are banned.
    * Sleep Clause
    * Species Clause
    * Freeze Clause
    * No Self-KO allowed on last pokemon
    * Sleep Perish Trapping is banned
    * HP Legendaries are banned

    R/B/Y
    * No Mewtwo or Mew
    * No illegal movesets
    * No GSC Tradebacks
    * No OHKO moves (No Horn Drill, Fissure, or Guillotine)
    * No Evasion moves (No Double Team or Minimize)
    * Sleep Clause
    * Species Clause
    * Freeze Clause
    * No Self-KO allowed on last Pokemon

    Good luck to everyone, leave your name here to be placed into the draft pool, or post your teams, team names, and elected captains here.

    Draft Pool:
    Judgement
    Jackal
    Giga Punch
    JabbaTheGriffin
    wraith
    jrrrrrrr
    gotei(13) hyorinmaru
    Assman
    Zerowing
    Kingra (Karrot)
    Pilocus
    Pillowrath
    Picollo
    peter_pan
    Best
    Flub
    COalex
    Synre
    JTX.PWNY.CR3W
    Taylorz
    CaptKirby

    You may contact these players in the hopes of making a team, once again, not all teams will be accepted. It is also advised that you try and form a team with your friends who haven't yet posted here, so the tournament will get kicked off quicker.

    Teams:

    The Magic of Disney:
    fm
    Roy - DAISY
    Gon
    Lesm46


    Team Sneaky:
    goofball
    husk
    groudon80
    imperfectluck


    Team Dodrio
    Aeroblacktyl - Head 1
    Carl - Head 2
    Loki - Head 3
    peter_pan - Gives head


    Team Swedish Chef Squad
    Mekkah
    Noobster
    cook
    ToP


    Team Butterscotch Mascots
    Lexay
    Cerberus
    Pillowrath
    Ace777


    Team Luna > Hermione
    skarm - Harry
    gp - Ron
    Surgo - Hermione
    zerowing - Draco


    The Rusty Rotoms
    Altron
    Taylorz
    Justin8649
    Ignazio


    The Team No One Expects to Win
    Jackal
    Warthog
    Veteran In Love
    Giga Punch





    Edit: Format Change:

    Since round 1 is going to be the only round robin stage of the tournament, you now will play all 3 versions in it, but the opponent you play each version against will be random. The 1vs1 pairings that follow will feature random generations.
  2. cook

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    ive gotten much better since the last tournament and hopefully will get picked this time around
  3. Surgo

    Surgo goes to eleven
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    Ah, no RBY/GSC evasion. Oh well, I'll throw myself in the pool...
  4. husk

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    I wasn't around for the other 3 so this will be fun!
  5. goofball

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    in whatever eh looks like I have to rebuild team sneaky myself this time :[...g80 husk??? :D
  6. Judgement

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    im in the pool; this looks fun.
  7. Jackal

    Jackal I'm not retarded I'm Canadian it's different
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    I am leaving on vacation and will be back july 2nd, but am surely available to play.

    EDIT:

    Team People might be expecting to win:
    Jackal
    Warthog
    Giga Punch
    VIL (pending)

    Warthog can manage the team as im gone but we are just waiting for confirmation from VIL !
  8. Giga Punch

    Giga Punch "No I'm not a porn star but I eat somebody"
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    yea okay..
  9. gene

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    me and husk are together goof if you want to join in you're welcome to
  10. husk

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    looks like we'll need another Azn I think
  11. Sanders

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    edit: aaaaaaaa
  12. goofball

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    yeah I'm in team sneaky !! :D
  13. JabbaTheGriffin

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    in the pool from which i won't be picked i guess.
  14. wraith

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    me too
  15. jrrrrrrr

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    I'll throw myself into the pool and hope for the best.
  16. gotei(13) hyorinmaru

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  17. Loki

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  18. Kumar

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    kabutooooo
    I'll play
  19. Lesm46

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    I'll sign up. I'll try not to forget to do battles this time..
  20. makiri

    makiri My vast and supreme will shall be done!
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    pool me I guess
  21. Roy

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    i'm feeling a loki/fm/roy connection...
  22. Loki

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    im feelin roy....oh wait that's illegal
  23. Karrot

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    I'm in the pool.

    and viet. ;] so I can be team sneaky's fourth asian or whatever if you don't get another lol

    not like anyone knows who I am besides tafopers anyways
  24. Pilocus

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    sounds good I guess, pool me (although I probably won't get picked)
  25. Pillowrath

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    don't think anyone's choosing me, but eh, in the pool.
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