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RU Minitour 13: Homecoming Dance/Drop Downs-Won By New Breed!

Discussion in 'BW RU' started by atomicllamas, Sep 19, 2013.

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  1. atomicllamas

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    Hello again guys, here's another idea I came up with to try and increase activity here in RU. (not really me i just stole this op)

    How to participate:
    • The RU Mini-Tournaments are run just like an official Smogon tournament. The first thread/post posted is the sign-ups. During the sign-ups you post "in".
    • The Rounds will last exactly 3 days from the second the round is posted here in the RU sub-forum. At the end of the 3 days, I will call any unfinished matches and move to the next round, no exceptions.
    • 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 8 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.

    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.



    RU Mini-Tournaments Rules:
    • Battles will be played on Pokemon Showdown!.
    • Standard Gen V RU. Refer to this page for more information on usable Pokemon.
    • Any Pokémon that is not considered Uber, OU, BL, UU, or BL2 is allowed (refer to the banlist below)
    • If during the middle of a round, a Pokémon, ability combination, etc. moves into or out of RU, those changes will be effective starting in the next round.
    • This is a single elimination best of one tournament.
    • You may switch your team each round.

    Clauses:
    • Sleep
    • Species
    • Wi-Fi Battle
    Banlist

    Moves:
    All moves that increase Evasion only (Double Team, Minimize)
    All instant OHKO moves (Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold)
    Shell Smash + Baton Pass on a single Pokemon

    Abilities:
    Moody
    Drizzle + Swift Swim on the same team
    Drought
    Sandstream
    Snow Cloak
    Sand Veil

    Any Pokemon in the Uber, OU, BL, UU, or BL2 tiers are banned. Tiers can be viewed here.

    Other things to note about RU 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 can and probably will have a quirk dealing with the RU metagame. We'll start with a standard RU tourney. Following tourneys will have weird quirks like "you must have 3 Electric-types on your team" or "no top 10 Pokemon."
    • Because most of these tourneys will have weird quirks, please save your logs and be prepared to take a screenshot of the battle should you suspect your opponent of cheating. However, I do not want your logs and you don't have to submit your teams to me or whoever is running the mini-tourney.
    • 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.
    R1 pairings (open)

    23) Hakumen vs 25) @PsYch017c
    3) Leafshield vs 26) Omfuga216
    14) Inside vs 13) Lasagne21
    12) Dr Ciel vs 22) Mylo Xyloto
    7) KidTheDeath vs 27) ThunderBlunder
    8) pkblizzard vs 6) Treecko
    11)Slutty User Lolkomori vs 32) SilentVerse
    19) Silvershadow234 vs 4) New Breed
    29) Laurel vs 16) RT.
    24) Cherub Agent vs 31) FLCL
    15) Nozzle vs 9) Soulgazer
    21) The Quasar vs 28) Afro Smash
    18) Turtleye vs 5) speed ghilliesniper
    10) ScraftyIsTheBest vs 17) Celever
    1) CBTerrakion vs 30) Raseri
    20) Kudos vs 2) Wepwnemon


    R1 dropdown (open)

    Krookodile was once the most terrifying late game cleaner in all of RU, but he left the tier for UU at the end of Stage 2. Will the reintroduction of Krookodile be to much for defensive teams to handle? Or will its cleaning be cut short by the many RU mons waiting to prove their worth.


    R2 Pairings (open)

    SilentVerse vs Omfuga216
    Inside vs PsYch017c
    New Breed vs Cherub Agent
    Raseri vs Mylo Xyloto
    Celever vs ThunderBlunder
    RT. vs speed ghilliesniper
    Treecko vs Soulgazer
    The Quasar vs Wepwnemon


    R2 Drop (open)


    Nidoqueen left the tier by usage in March 2013, leaving a gaping hole in the tier, as she was undoubtedly the most dominant mon in the tier at that time. Some people rejoiced at her absence from the tier, claiming that Queen was far to powerful and centralizing for this tier. How will queen stack up against the other drop downs, will she continue to dominate, or become overshadowed by an older (or newer threat)?


    R3 Pairings (open)

    PsYch017c vs ThunderBlunder
    Raseri vs Wepwnemon
    speed ghilliesniper vs Omfuga216
    Soulgazer vs New Breed


    R3 Drop (open)


    Honchkrow was the top bird in the BW meta, but moved to UU by usage, leaving the tier for good. While Krow was suspected during its time in RU it was found to not be ban worthy, will this continue to be the case, or will Honchkrow finally prove to be too much for the RU tier to handle?


    R4 Pairings (open)

    Raseri vs New Breed
    ThunderBlunder vs. speed ghilliesniper


    R4 Drop (open)


    Porygon-Z was once a dominant force in BW RU, but was banned in stage 4 thanks to its ridiculous power and excellent coverage. Eventually it gained enough usage to join it's virtual brother P-2 in UU. Will Porygon-Z prove to be ridiculously broken, and will Munchlax make a return to wall that shit, only one way to find out.


    Finals (open)

    New Breed vs ThunderBlunder


    Final Drop (open)


    Cresselia is the defining mon of the BW RU meta, being banned and unbanned multiple times during her time in RU. Most recently being banned at the end of stage 13. Will Cresselia break the tier, or will Krook, Krow, and the myriad of dark types still in RU prevent her from returning to her thrown, the queen of RU.


    Won by New Breed!
    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-uu-51703
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013
  2. atomicllamas

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    The Theme: Drop Downs! (Credit to Sidfrid, who's idea I shamelessly ripped off).

    In this tournament all of your old favorite RU mons will come back to celebrate there time in RU before XY starts. There will be one new drop down per round, however in this tournament, the drop downs will be available every subsequent round for the rest of the tournament. Which of your favorites will be in the tournament? Only one way to find out.

    Sign ups(32/32): :)
    1)CBTerrakion
    2)Wepwnemon
    3)Leafshield
    4)New Breed
    5)Speed Ghilliesniper
    6)Treecko
    7)KidTheDeath
    8)pkblizzard
    9)Soulgazer
    10)ScraftyIsTheBest
    11)Slutty User Lolkomori
    12)Dr Ciel
    13)Lasagne21
    14)Inside
    15)Nozzle
    16)RT.
    17)Celever
    18)Turtleye
    19)Silvershadow234
    20)Kudos
    21)The Quasar
    22)Mylo Xyloto
    23)Hakumen
    24)Cherub Agent
    25)PsYch017c
    26)Omfuga216
    27)ThunderBlunder
    28)Afro Smash
    29)Laurel
    30)Raseri
    31)FLCL
    32)SilentVerse

    Probs gonna go for 32, if you sign up after you will be a sub.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
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    I'll definitely be watching! Not sure if I can participate though as I'm a busy bee at the minute, which is such a shame because I want to get stuck in!

    Would you be willing to stream the battles/upload them onto Youtube Llamas? Just incase for whatever reason people can't make it to watch.

    By the way, that is possibly the coolest banner ever :D. Smogon should commission banners for every tier and have one on each page of the tier list!

    Do it Smogon. Commission Bummer. Do eet!
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    I don't have a youtube channel, and I probably won't have the time to upload replays (or even watch many of the matches), but I think it would be cool if people posted their replays (seriously, if you and your opponent are okay with it, I think this would be really nice, but you don't have too). Watch the thread and you may see some replays (especially as it gets towards the semi-finals and finals).
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