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Smogon Grand Slam VI - Introduction

Discussion in 'Smogon Grand Slam' started by teal6, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. teal6

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    Hi everyone! I am here to introduce one of our yearly official tournaments, the Smogon Grand Slam, sixth of that name! This time, the SM tiers will get the spotlight, allowing you to play no less than five metagames in a high-level tournament! SM Ubers, UU, RU, NU, and LC will all be included in the competition for the coveted turquoise Trophy. [​IMG]

    The format consists of five separate tournaments: The Ubers Open, The UU Open, The RU Open, The NU Open, and the LC Open. The big difference from previous years is the removal of two previous Opens; both the Doubles and PU Open were removed and the tournament has been locked into a 5 Tier Format for the remainder of its run. You will be allowed to join all 5 Opens similar to the previous year, but you will receive points for every run instead of the best 5 like the previous year.

    Points? Qualification? Depending on your performance in each Open, you will be awarded points. The point system is the same as the one used in Smogon Tour, Smogon Classics and previous years of Smogon Grand Slam (see this for further explanation). When all the Opens have been finished, the twelve players with the most points will qualify to the play-offs. There the battlers will duke it out in a single elimination best-of-five series until there is one Grand Slam champion.

    Signups for each Open will be posted after the first round of the previous Open is completed. The hosts are allowed to play in the tournament that they are administering, as long as they elect someone else to create pairings. Here is the list of the five Opens and the dates each signups will be posted:
    • The UU Open - Hosted by Pearl - July 6th
    • The RU Open - Hosted by MrAldo - July 13th
    • The NU Open - Hosted by Kiyo - July 13th
    • The LC Open - Hosted by Quote - July 20th
    • The Ubers Open - Hosted by Fireburn - July 20th
    If there are any question, post in this thread and I will answer them as well as I can.

    If a tier shift happens to occur during a round, it will not be taken into account until the following round. Keep in mind that this tournament is entirely SM and does not include metagames from past generations.

    Be sure to join the Smogon Tournaments Discord, https://discord.gg/AbkZbWd, if you have any questions or wish to ask a host about a decision. Best of luck if you decide to join! n_n

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    DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS THREAD WITH IN, POST IN THE TOURNAMENT THREADS WHEN THEY GO UP TO JOIN THE TOUR
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  2. ict

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  3. Posho

    Posho It's like I'm hanging on to nothing
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    Since this is the introduction, I will introduce myself into this tournament by posting:

    in.
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  4. KratosMana

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  5. Finchinator

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  6. Steven Snype

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    predicting craing to make 2nd.
  7. partys over

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  9. Reviloja753

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    How do I join an open? Do you have to try out? Or is it as simple as your average tourney, where it's first come first serve?
  10. Finding True Love

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    First come first serve.
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  11. matthewc20090

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    post "in" or "fuckfinch" in the respective threads when they open.
  12. Exiline

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    ghosting crew: ready ☑
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  13. DestinyUnknown

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    I'm a German this year, that means I can now win Grand Slam right?
  14. King

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    im gonna win this
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  15. Estamos ATR

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    Hi, i'm new but i really want yo register at all opens. Who should i talk to about this? Thanks!
  16. cholera90

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    advantage, kingler or pearl to win this
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  17. silver97

    silver97 GUNDELEROS WE DO THE PATTO DI SANGUE

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    all you have to do is to post "in" in the specific sign up thread of each open, which will go up on the dates listed in the OP
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  18. Jox

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    DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS THREAD WITH IN, POST IN THE TOURNAMENT THREADS WHEN THEY GO UP TO JOIN THE TOUR

    You guys are all savage lmao
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  19. faketuit

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    At which hours will be the tours?
  20. silver97

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    also
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  21. Scrooge McDuck

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    I'm trying to join the discord and ask questions in the chat there, but I need to be verified on the server itself, what do I need to do or who do I need to talk to?
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    pm a tournament director on discord, like rozes or HODOR
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  23. Rodriblutar

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    Por fin un torneo de verdad
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  25. ShinyManaphy

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    This might seem quite obvious, but I've never entered any Smogon tournaments before. Is this on Showdown or In Game battling?

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