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Gen 5 RoA Mini-Tournament 13: Weatherless BW - Congrats SOMALIA

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Jellicent, May 15, 2014.

  1. Jellicent

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    ~RoA Mini-Tournament 13~
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    Now that Black and White are in RoA, it's only fitting we welcome them with a mini-tournament ^.^

    Weather was certainly one of the most definitive aspects of BW OU. This mini-tour will give players a taste of the metagame without any weather allowed. It'll be standard BW OU, but with the abilities Sand Stream, Drizzle, Drought, and Snow Warning banned. Also, the moves Sandstorm, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, and Hail are banned. What new threats will arise with weather completely out of the picture? Sign up to find out!

    How to participate:
    • The RoA Mini-Tournaments are run just like an official Smogon tournament. The first post in the thread is the sign-ups. During the sign-ups you post "in".
    • The Rounds will last approximately 7 days from the second the round is posted here in the RoA forum. At the end of the 7 days, I will call any unfinished matches and move to the next round.
    • All of the Rounds will take place in this thread, so keep your eyes peeled for when the round is over and the next round has started!
    • Each mini-tournament will consist of 16, 24, or 32 participants, no more than that or it stops being mini. First 16 are in for 16- and 24-man tourneys with the last 9 randomized for 24-man tourneys, and the first 20 are in with the last 12 being randomized for 32-man tourneys. Each sign-ups will try to achieve 32 participants, but if it isn't possible, then it will be a 16- or 24-man tourney with the first 16 that signed up in.
    • Please schedule all matches via VM. I can't see your PMs or outside chats, so without VMs, I don't have any actual proof of activity and will just flip a coin. If you schedule your match on IRC or something, try to leave each other a VM. That way, I can see you've both agreed to a time and you also have a nice reminder right on your profile~

    General Rulings for all Tournaments (open)
    Identity

    I expect many battles to be completed under alts. This can be bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.

    Scouting

    Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any blatant scouting. There is a difference between "[user] is known for using stall" and "let me follow [user] around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter. With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching.

    Timer Clause

    As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.

    Disconnections

    Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.


    I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.


    RoA Mini-Tournaments Rules:
    • Battles will be played on the Pokemon Showdown simulator.
    • This is a single elimination best of one tournament.
    • You may switch your team each round.

    Other things to note about RoA Mini-Tournaments:
    • All Rounds and tournaments will take place in this thread, so keep your eyes peeled for the start of new rounds and sign-ups.
    • Each tournament will feature a different past metagame, ranging from RBY to BW, including any recognized tiers or metagames from these gens.
    • Keeping logs is highly recommended, and I'd like any semi-finals and finals match logs PMed to me, so we can all check out the replays after the tournament is over.
    • Because all of the mini-tourneys will take place in this thread, there won't be more than one tourney running at a time.
    • Any of the above rules are subject to change depending on the tourney.


    Hall of Fame:

    • RoA Mini-Tourney 01: DPP UU - SilentVerse
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 02: ADV Ubers - undisputed
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 03: RBY OU - Kennen
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 04: DPP Ubers - HSA
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 05: GSC OU + Ho-Oh - canceled
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 06: Abnormal RBY - Crystal_
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 07: ADV UU - MarceloDK
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 08: DPP LC - canceled
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 09: GSC OU - M Dragon
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 10: RBY Ubers - Jorgen
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 11: ADV 200 - ]V[ajinTupacZ
    • RoA Mini-Tourney 12: DPP Dragons - in progress
    Last edited: May 18, 2014
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    Canceling. I no longer have the time for this.
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    Put me down for this, I'm ready to do a mini-tourney.
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    Looks like we're rolling with 16. First round pairings:

    Faded vs MarceloDK
    Boudouche vs Lord Ninjax
    Bedschibaer vs Shoot
    Tomahawk vs Lunar Flare
    Mr.378 vs Aerodactyl Legend
    MoxieInfinite vs Captain Evil
    Nova vs Hollywood
    e7e vs cuteflounder

    In case you missed it, the new rule from the OP:
    Also, rounds will now last 7 days rather than 3, cuz I'll be damned if they ever get done in 3 anyway. These changes basically just means you'll always have a weekend to battle and I can more easily make activity calls, so hopefully we won't get bogged down with extensions and activity disputes anymore.

    With that out of the way, best of luck everyone, and have fun ^.^
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