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Smogon Awards Nominations Thread

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Jimbo, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. Xia

    Xia aka Lone Gansel
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    I was firebanned? I thought I was just ICCB...
  2. reachzero

    reachzero the pastor of disaster
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    Some of my picks, and why

    In the interest of discussion, I'll mention some of the people I voted for, and why. Despite the fact that I voted for only one person in each category, I'll go through the trouble of recommending two more for each here, when more than one stands out to me.

    Best OU Battler-Earthworm (imperfectluck, Gouki)
    He's still the guy I would bet on to win any one game in Standard, regardless of the opponent. Innovative and ingenious, almost to the point of "gimmicky".
    Best UU Battler-Twist of Fate (I have no idea who else)
    With ToF retiring from Pokemon, and LonelyNess not very active in UU at the moment, anyone who claims to know who will claim this title going forward is a liar.
    Best Ubers Battler-Jibaku (Mind, Theorymon)
    Nearly as innovative as Theorymon but not quite as gimmicky, one of the hardest players to beat in a single game in their chosen tier. Almost single-handedly re-popularized Ubers stall when many of us had given up on its viability. (Mind and Jibaku are both much better at Ubers than I am, btw!)
    Best Tournament Player-Earthworm (panamaxis, Gouki)
    No one is ever surprised when he wins a tournament. It's not luck.
    Best Ladder Player-imperfectluck (Krack, panamaxis)
    I have no idea how he wins with that team he uses, yet he's always at or near the top of the ladder somehow.
    Most Influential Player-Theorymon (LonelyNess, JabbaTheGriffin)
    Still shapes the Ubers metagame more than any other player shapes any other metagame.
    Most Gimmicky Player-imperfectluck (Theorymon, TAY)
    With apologies to Theorymon, IPL's use of Rest Spiritomb with Pursuit and Curse is pretty ridiculous.
    Biggest Upset (This can be a person or a situation in general)-Atticus defeating the Smogon Frontier. (Oceania coming from behind to beat Asia on the strength of Earthworm)
    Biggest upset ever. Okay, so it was a relatively weak lineup of Brains. Beating the frontier isn't supposed to happen, especially when the player in question is a relatively unheralded player.
    Best Overall Battler-Earthworm (panamaxis, Gouki)
    A massively threatening player in every metagame (except Little Cup and CAP?).
    Nicest User-Haunter (Legacy Raider, RB Golbat)
    A slam dunk. Haunter sets the standard for politeness, courtesy and professionalism. A truly model user.
    Wittiest Poster-cookie (I don't really have a clear second, so whatever)
    I do not always read Firebot....but when I do, I always notice cookie!
    Most Helpful Poster-Haunter (X-Act, RB Golbat)
    Smogon's nicest moderator is one of the most genuinely helpful people you could ever hope to find.
    Most Improved User-Heysup (Err...that's all I have)
    It's been a long time since he has said anything really ridiculous or annoying, and his posting quality is way up.
    Most Overlooked User-Misty
    My favorite admin, and probably the one you remember last when you try to list the admins.
    Most Approachable User-RB Golbat (Haunter, darkie)
    A genuinely good guy who loves to answer questions and help out.
    Best Debater-ColinJF (Tangerine, DougJustDoug)
    One of the most logically consistent individuals I've ever met, he is more than capable of arguing you into a rhetorical corner.
    Best Discussion Sparker-Theorymon (Tangerine, aldaron)
    Love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion, and for good reason.
    Most Influential User-Tangerine (Jumpman16, ColinJF)
    Pound-for-pound, no one gets more out of their status on the site. I'd be willing to bet that eight out of ten Smogon newbies believe that Tangerine is an admin.
    Best Overall IRC User-ColinJF (august, Theorymon)
    I didn't like him back in the Official Server days. I think he's great now. IRC is the reason.
    Best Overall Smogoner-DougJustDoug (Tangerine, Theorymon)
    No one does more for Smogon. Plus, the April Fool's prank was one for the ages.
    Best Stark Poster-Haunter (Legacy Raider, Lemmiwinks MkII)
    Best Thread of 2009-Hax in Pokemon Battles
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52050
    Best Trou Thread of 2009-"Borderline"
    The fact that it was apparently written seriously....
    Best Post of 2009-http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpos...05&postcount=1
    Best Overall Poster-DougJustDoug
    When was the last time you saw a bad DJD post? Yeah, thought so.
    Best Shoddy Mod-imperfectluck
    He's consistently on, and he consistently kicks the bad guys. That's a good mod in my book.
    Best Warstory-http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53649
    Best Non official Tournament-The Late Night Tournament (The Reverse Tournament, Team Trials II)
    Best Contributor-Theorymon
    Ubers, Ubers, Ubers
    Best Team Rater-Legacy Raider
    Consistent greatness
  3. TAY

    TAY You and I Know
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    Hehe reach nominates me for most gimmicky...hey it's only a gimmick until it becomes popular =P

    And for the record I decided that relicanth just doesn't work in Ubers
  4. LoveDensity

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    Best OU Battler- Earthworm- an OU player who plays consistently and whom I never beaten. He also uses some of the most gimmicky movesets and Pokemon that always seem to work well versus other players. He also impressed me in World Cup finals vs Husk.

    Best UU Battler- Eo Ut Mortus- a guy who I have seen to be consistently high on the UU leaderboard.

    Best Tournament Player- Husk- He ruined a lot of our 2009 world cup dreams...

    Best Ladder Player- Imperfectluck.- I've seen him on top so many times..

    Most Influential Player- Loki- Oh man... when I was a wee.. tiny boy.. I had posters of this man

    Most Gimmicky Player- Theorymon- This is a guy who always tries to think of something strange..

    Biggest Upset- Atticus beating Smogon Frontier- I never thought anyone would beat the brains.. and secretly hoped Atticus failed =o.

    Best Overall Battler- Panamaxis- A player who is continuing to rise. Even in a team disadvantage, he finds a way to win or pull close.

    Meanest User- Tangerine- I still remember the infraction he gave me when I was very naive...

    Best Non official Tournament- Late Night Tournament, one and only where even the 'average' player can make it on top.

    Best Researcher- DougJustDoug- Doing long Pokemon statistics and CAP projects just for us...

    Best Contributor- Theorymon- Oh boy.. his analysis are long and good..
  5. Fabbles

    Fabbles LN_Slayer
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    Best OU Battler
    - Imperfectluck, Husk (IPL has been the most consistent this gen, while Husk's heroics in World Cup do not go unnoticed)
    Best UU Battler
    - Loki, ToF, reachzero (No one has really established themselves as UU elite, and Loki is one of the best players all around)
    Best Ubers Battler
    - Jibaku, reachzero (Jibaku has been a constant Uber force, while reach has established himself this year)
    Best Tournament Player
    - Imperfectluck, Earthworm, Loki (IPL is just too good on the big stage)
    Best Ladder Player
    - Imperfectluck (Shouldn't have to explain this)
    Most Influential Player
    - Loki, Theorymon (Loki is the best overall player, so I personally and I am sure others look at what he is doing)
    Most Gimmicky Player
    - Theorymon (Shouldn't have to explain this)
    Best Overall Battler
    - Loki (Whether it be during the Smogon Tours or whatever, Loki has clearly put himself above the rest when it comes to how good he is at each tier. As of now I can't really even find a challenger.)
  6. Erodent

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    My opinions for some categories are listed below. I'll refrain from tackling battling / some other categories I have little to no experience in:

    Nicest User - Serv / Xia
    For Serv, an explanation is insufficient. Go talk to him and see for yourself. Xia is also another candidate for Nicest User, being extremely polite in most, if not all, situations I've communicated with him. Maybe panamaxis too, as he's been awfully patient with me! Malfunction's real nice as well. God, I can't decide...

    Best Thread of 2009 - I Found a Dumb Guy

    Best Trou Thread of 2009 - Future Team Raters
    Best Post of 2009 - Legacy Raider's "Rating Basics"
    In this post, Legacy Raider explains the basics of rating a team in a simple yet effective manner. I'm not a RMT enthusiast myself, but this post alone serves as a great introduction to the RMT forum and should be used as a basis for new and motivated team raters. Plus, everything is just worded professionally.

    Best Forum Mod - Colonel M / Haunter
    Colonel M may be new as a C&C moderator, but he's already doing a fantastic job of uploading edits onto the site, something that I believe was never done quickly enough before he possessed C&C moderating powers. And then there's Haunter, who works incredibly to lock most of the nonsensical RMTs that make the RMT section unbelievably messy. Both of these are doing their duties extremely well, more outstandingly than a selection of other candidates, in my opinion.

    Best Writer - Arseus
    If you haven't observed one of Arseus' writings yet, please do. In an attempt to review four of his recent In-Game articles and spot mistakes, I was left amazed at how few errors were found in them. His use of varying sentence structure and unique and intricate vocabulary choices that seem to surpass those of most other writers make him *the* candidate for Best Writer.

    Most Promising New User - Dark Talon
    Many have stated that Dark Talon will have a "bright future at Smogon", and I cannot agree more. I thought a guide to entry hazards would be dull and tedious, but it was not so, as Dark Talon proved that he can write and write well.

    Best Contributor - mingot
    In the process of selecting a candidate for Best Contributor, many people seem to forget mingot. mingot's rise to fame began through his essential research that serves as the very foundations of WiFi today. Since then he has HTMLized oh-so-many guides for In-Game and has written some articles detailing the complexities of the RNG whose scientific distinction I cannot praise enough. Go mingot!

    Those are my opinions so far.
  7. Sprinkles

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    Reachzero-I didn't like him back in the Official Server days. I think he's great now. IRC is the reason.

    Same here, and I only have 1 nomination: Earthworm for all the battling ones, except UU and Uber. I'm not sure about those.
  8. Tarquin

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    I merely felt like posting my choice as part of my contribution to the community! I may have been selective in my posting though, I don't want to be flamed to death :o

    Battling

    Best OU Player
    Earthworm / Imperfectluck
    Best Tournament Player
    Earthworm
    Best Ladder Player
    Imperfectluck
    Most Influential Player
    Panamaxis
    Best Overall Battler
    Earthworm

    Community

    Nicest User
    Giant Enemy Crab / Legacy Raider
    Meanest User
    Stalefish - always waaay too harsh about anybody's RMT when posting -.-
    Wittiest Poster
    Cookie
    Most Helpful User
    Dougjustdoug
    Most Overlooked User
    Zak91
    Most Approachable User
    Reyscarface
    Most Promising New User
    Sprinkles
    Best Debater
    Stathakis
    Most Influential User
    Earthworm / Tangerine

    Forums

    Best Firebot Poster
    Cookie
    Best Thread of 2009
    RMT Archive - maybe not technically a thread? I just really liked the concept and I think many have found it a very useful resource.
    Best Post of 2009
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpos...5&postcount=13
    Best Forum Mod
    Haunter

    Contributions

    Most Promising New User
    sprinkles
    Best Warstory
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53649
    Best Non official Tournament
    Forgotten OU Tournie
    Best Contributor
    Legacy Raider
    Best Artist
    Rocket Grunt
    Best Team Rater
    Stathakis
  9. mtr

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    So here were my nominations of the fields in which I actually have expertise and could make up my mind. Don't flame me, bro!

  10. Tarquin

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    I did a triple-take trying to get my head around that. Now I'm in the corner, quietly trippin'.... O.o
  11. mtr

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    Theorymon told me to add as an addendum that he only uses this on joke teams. But yes, it's true, and Jibaku can confirm it.
  12. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
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    Best OU Battler
    Earthworm, Gouki, Husk
    ..I am better than all three though, of course.

    Best UU Battler
    ImperfectLuck, Twist of Fate
    Both players impressed me in the tour. ToF still sucks in general though.

    Best Ubers Battler
    Jibaku, Theorymon
    I have no Ubers knowledge, this is based on reputation alone.

    Best Tournament Player
    Earthworm, Panamaxis, Husk
    World Cup. Fuck you Husk.

    Best Ladder Player
    ImperfectLuck, Krack
    Only cause I don't ladder, obviously.

    Most Influential Player
    N/A

    Most Gimmicky Player
    Aeroblacktyl
    I don't understand this man's teams at all. Make a normal team for once.

    Biggest Upset (This can be a person or a situation in general)
    Atticus Destroying the Frontier
    Fucking Duh555. That's supposed to be my trophy! Beast.

    Best Overall Battler
    Gouki, Earthworm, ImperfectLuck
    ..and Philip7086

    Nicest User
    Shiki (Jumpluff), Earthworm
    Makes me want to go to Australia. Warau will do, though.

    Meanest User
    Tangermean
    Quit arguing with me ass.

    Wittiest Poster
    N/A
    I do not frequent social forums on Smogon, so I don't see many of these.

    Most Helpful Poster
    N/A
    I am a self-made man.

    Most Improved User
    N/A
    Everybody still sux.

    Most Overlooked User
    SilentEcho
    Quit lurking. Also, probably most underrated battler on Smogon. Too bad he still sucks compared to me.

    Most Approachable User
    Blue Kirby
    Thank god. I'd hate to have an unapproachable head tutor.

    Most Intimidating User
    N/A
    Just like Earthworm, I have Clear Body

    Best Mafia Game
    N/A
    Fuck Mafia spam on xat.

    Best Mafia Player
    GF Guru, Romeo Just Die, Light-Kun
    Fuck Mafia spam on xat.

    Best Debater
    Tangerine, Blame Game
    Sucks cause I often disagree with what they say.

    Best Discussion Sparker
    #Stark Crew
    Da best.

    Most Influential User
    Jumpman16, ColinJF, Aeolus
    Too much power.

    Best Overall IRC User
    Aldaron, August, Theorymon
    Da best.

    Best Overall Smogoner
    N/A
    Philip7086

    Best Congregation Poster
    N/A

    Best Firebot Poster
    N/A

    Best Stark/Policy Review Poster
    Aldaron, RB Golbat, Jumpman16
    Only cause I usually agree with them. Except Jump, whose posts are too long for me to bother reading.

    Best Wifi User
    YoungKnight92, Slowbrosbro
    Da best.

    Best Thread of 2009
    N/A

    Best Trou Thread of 2009
    N/A

    Best Post of 2009
    N/A

    Best Overall Poster
    N/A
    Philip7086

    Best Shoddy Mod
    N/A
    It's been too long...

    Best Forum Mod
    TAY
    Bro mod.

    Best Writer
    N/A
    You all write too much.

    Most Promising New User
    Theorymon
    I still believe he hacked Smogon to change his join date to January 2009.
    Edit: Also DCJ. Most promising newb.

    Best Warstory
    N/A
    Not a fan of Warstories.

    Best Non official Tournament
    The Ultimate Cup, Team Trials II
    Unfortunately the two tournaments I failed at.

    Best Researcher
    ColinJF, Obi, Mingot
    Give me a Researcher's badge please. It's the best looking one, hands down.

    Best Contributor
    N/A
    Too many good contributors to decide. Your work is appreciated, thank you.

    Best Artist
    Aragornbird, Mysteriousfellow, CyzirVisheen
    For this, this, and this. (Also, I didn't realize until now that Mysteriousfellow was banned. Can someone PM me why he was banned? I'm just curious)
    Edit: I would also like to give a nod to Pirka, who slipped my mind at the time of my submission.

    Best Team Rater
    August, Tab
    Gud rates.

    Best Editor
    N/A
  13. little gk

    little gk <Birkal> I will quit everything I do on smogon
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    I believe one post has been largely forgotten and I'd like you to all remember how great of a post doug had here for the great Pimpoleon
  14. Blue_Tornado

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    Well, first of all - thanks!

    The reasoning for this post though is that I didn't get something - what makes a tournament official? Do you need approval from the tournament staff to make it official, or does it need to be something big like the ST5?
  15. LonelyNess

    LonelyNess PK FLASH
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    The only official tournaments are Smogon Tournament / Smogon Tour / Smogon Frontier

    Tangeredit: And the World Cup
  16. Tarquin

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    I am pretty sure that the reason that the three official tournaments are official is that they are set up, run and supported by the Smogon staff, whereas all other tournaments are set up and run merely by the community, with no (as far as I can see) Smogon Management endorsement.

    Oh and by the way, the reason I loved the Forgotten OU Tournament was that it had a simple concept, which both worked and was topical (considering how much people were complaining about typical OU top 6 teams at the time (and still are -.-)), it produced interesting battles and teams, and you started it up at just 200 posts! I wish I'd had to courage to do something like that so early in ^^
  17. franky

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    my 2 cents.

    Meanest User

    Haunter
    :pirate:

    Best Discussion Sparker

    Heysup


    Best Post of 2009

    Doug's empoleon post


    Best Researcher

    ColinJF


    Best Contributor

    theorymon

    Best Artist

    wyverii


    Best Team Rater

    dormin and bloo
  18. animenagai

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    This isn't the first time I've said this, we need a most improved player award.

    Earthworm for best player, reach for nicest.
  19. Imran

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    Wittiest User / poster - Deck Knight
  20. WarriorPrince

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    Best UU Battler: Eo Ut Mortus, IPL, HeYsUp

    Best Ubers Battler: Theorymon, Mind, Jibaku

    Most Approachable User: MetaNite

    Best Artist: Rocket Grunt, Cartoons, Wyverii

    Best Tournament Player - Reachzero, Earthworm

    Best Contributor - Theorymon, X-Act, LR

    Best OU Battler - IPL, Husk, Panamaxis

    Best Overall Battler - Earthworm, IPL, DarkLucario

    Best Ladder Player - Krack, Kevin Garett, IPL

    Best Contributor - X-Act, Jumpman16, Theorymon

    Most Helpful User - RB-Golbat, Jumpman16, Theorymon

    Best Team Rater - Haunter, Bloo
  21. FM

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    [NOMINATION]
    Most Influential Player - Veteran in Love, Loki, goofball
    Best Overall Battler - Veteran in Love, goofball, loki, husk
    Nicest User - jumpluff, Synre, Hipmonlee
    Meanest User - tangerine, CaptKirby, justin####
    Wittiest Poster - cookie, glen, foreys
    Most Helpful Poster - MATAMATO
    Most Improved User - shiv
    Most Overlooked User - no clue
    Most Approachable User - loki, megatron, teifu
    Most Intimidating User - huh
    Best Mafia Player - im the best
    Best Debater - CaptKirby, Colin, Tangerine
    Best Discussion Sparker - Vineon, MEGATRON
    Most Influential User - chaos
    Best Overall IRC User - chaos, carl, matamato,
    Best Overall Smogoner - chaos

    2 lazy to do anymore
  22. Tangerine

    Tangerine Where the Lights Are
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    It's nice that many of you guys are posting your nominations here (this is where you would make your nominations public and discuss them) - but note that it's not going to be counted unless you PM it in.
  23. Sprinkles

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    Wow, two people nominated me! This means a lot. =]
  24. RBG

    RBG But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving.
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    Although I haven't finished my nominations, I just wanna say that nominating anyone besides Mingot or Wild eep for best researcher would be silly. These two people alone, with their research, have changed wi-fi forever, allowing anyone to get any pokemon with the IVs they want.
  25. X-Act

    X-Act np: Biffy Clyro - Shock Shock
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    Which makes me wonder why Best Researcher was introduced only this year. :pirate:
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