Round 6 was definitely a roller coaster for all of us, and after several setbacks, culminating with a DDoS server attack, we were finally able to get the long-awaited results! Sand Veil and Snow Cloak are now banned from OU, while Garchomp returns after taking a very long hiatus from the tier. We can finally sleep soundly at night knowing that our attacks will always hit those dastardly Cacturne and that Mr.E no longer has an excuse to spam "FREE GARCHOMP" everywhere he goes. Before we start testing things to potentially ban from the tier, the OU Council has decided to bring suspects down to test first. As most of you know already, this round will center around testing none other than Kyurem-B in OU. Kyurem-B has been unbanned from the Suspect Ladder, and we'll be monitoring its effect on the metagame very closely. The process will be nearly identical to last round, with the only change being that requirements to vote on Kyurem-B have changed since the Garchomp vote. Voters must obtain a Glicko2 rating of 2000 or higher and a Glicko2 deviation of 55 or lower on the Suspect Ladder. Please note that we are now using Glicko2 as the rating, not ACRE like last time. I need to double check with the rest of the council if we're still doing screenshots, but in the mean time, take a screenshot whenever you reach these requirements anyways just in case something crazy like a DDoS attack happens again. As always, here is a nice bullet point schedule! Wednesday, October 17th: Suspect Ladder has been reset and Kyurem-B is unbanned from the ladder (thanks to Zarel for setting this up!). Thursday, November 1st at 11:59 p.m. EDT: The Suspect Round ends. A screenshot of the ladder will be posted at that time in the Voter Identification thread. Saturday, November 3rd at 11:59 p.m. EDT: Special applications are due, and the voting thread will be posted. It will most likely be up for around three days. That's it that's all. I hope your laddering endeavours are as smooth as Vanilla Ice's flow. Have fun friends!