Seasoned members of Smogon might remember the late night tournaments on Pokemon Online in the days of yore. These tournaments were small tournaments with various unorthodox limitations placed on teambuilding that occurred on PO that carried various rewards. I'm here to bring some good news, the #pokemon staff have decided to bring a return to LNTs! Now we're not hosting them on PS due to the large playerbase on the server that would make organizing a tournament like this impossible. LNTs will be hosted on #pokemon, Smogon's official IRC channel. LNTs will occur in short 5 week seasons, with points being awarded on how well each player does in the tournament. The winner of each "season" will receive HalfOps on #pokemon. Halfops is the IRC version of PS's drivers, so it's a nice prize! I will be the primary host of LNTs, although there will be other hosts besides me. The current hosts are me, Rodan, Treecko, Melee Mewtwo and Hyperbeem. As a general guideline, LNTs will be hosted in the ballpark of around 10:00 pm EST, however the exact timing is at the discretion of the host. If you are unsure on how to connect to #pokemon, you can use this simple mibbit link here. LNTs are welcome to everyone, be they a #pokemon veteran or a new member wanting to join the channel that's timid. These are a great way to test the waters on IRC so don't feel like you can't come on and join us!