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Smogon Superstars IV

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by undisputed, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. undisputed

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    Smogon Superstars IV

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    Originally hosted by tripe, hosted this year by undisputed
    Smogon Superstars (won by Jibaku)
    Smogon Superstars II (won by 6A9 Ace Matador)
    Smogon Superstars III
    (won by Aeroblacktyl)


    Welcome
    everyone to the fourth annual installment of Smogon Superstars. In this tournament, Smogon's biggest names will duke it out to see who is the best! Originally hosted by Tripe, Smogon Superstars has been one of the highest level tournaments, and it always sees some excellent competition.

    Format:

    This year's preliminary format will be the same as Smogon Superstars III. In case you are unfamiliar with last year's format, keep reading for more information.

    There will be three preliminary rounds to decide playoff candidates this year. Each preliminary round will have six pools; two of each of BW, DPP, and ADV OU. Every player will have an opportunity to play in each of the three respective Generations by playing everyone in their pool for that round. For example:

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    The Top 16 players will advance to the playoffs, and we will announce the format for that when we get there. It may be the same as Superstars III playoffs, but I'm hoping to come up with an even better, fresher idea this year.

    In addition, any player that leads or ties for the lead of a pool will automatically have a chance to make the playoffs! Even if you seem down and out, one good pool performance can mean you're still in it!

    Activity decisions will be given out if there is obvious evidence supporting them. There will be no coin flips in the event of equal activity; the match will not count as a win or a loss for either player. To avoid gaming this system, Wins and Games Played is the primary tie breaker (a final record of 11-4 will beat 10-2 based on activity, and 10-3 will also beat 10-2). In the case of the same record, Head to Head will take precedence.

    I would like to encourage players to play with Specs Allowed, but I understand if they wish to play otherwise. I love watching/reading good Pokemon matches, so please save logs if you wish to share!

    Standard Rules and Clauses

    ADV OU (open)


    • Timer must be on
    • Species Clause
    • Pokemon in the Uber tier are banned.
    • Sleep Clause
    • Evasion Clause (Brightpowder and Lax Incense are allowed)
    • OHKO Clause
    • Unlike in the regular season, Self-KO Clause is off; a tied game is cause for a rematch with the option to change teams
    • Ingrain Smeargle is banned


    DPP OU (open)


    • Timer must be on
    • Species Clause
    • Pokemon in the Uber tier are banned.
    • Sleep Clause
    • Evasion Clause (Brightpowder and Lax Incense are allowed)
    • OHKO Clause
    • Unlike in the regular season, Self-KO Clause is off; a tied game is cause for a rematch with the option to change teams

    BW2 OU (open)


    • Timer must be on
    • Species Clause
    • Pokemon in the Uber tier are banned.
    • Sleep Clause
    • Evasion Clause
    • OHKO Clause
    • Unlike in the regular season, Self-KO Clause is off; a tied game is cause for a rematch with the option to change teams
    The below items and abilities are also banned.

    Items


    All items that increase Evasion (BrightPowder, Lax Incense)

    Abilities

    Moody
    Drizzle + Swift Swim on the same team



    Confirming Participation:


    All invited players are welcomed to confirm in this thread or privately via PM. All Player choices were decided by me with confirmation from the TD Staff, and we tried to do our best to maintain the highest competition possible. There were a couple players that did not receive invitations for one reason or another (mostly questions about their ability to play a tier or their activity). If you believe you were one of those players, feel free to PM me telling me why you should be able to join.

    The first 36 (53 people received invitations this year) will be guaranteed a spot as that is what I originally intended the format to cater. 36 players is the ideal number to minimize replays, but I am willing to go up to 42 players this year. I'd love to do 42 players because more players is more fun as a host!

    Furthermore, if you are interested in playing, please PM me and I will get you down as a substitute. I'm sure I will need some subs like I did last year. Thanks!

    Confirmed Participants

    1. Eo Ut Mortus
    2. Dragonuser
    3. BKC
    4. Lavos Spawn
    5. yee
    6. Funkasaurus
    7. Sir
    8. undisputed
    9. McMeghan
    10. Floppy
    11. Myzozoa
    12. Bloo
    13. MOET
    14. panamaxis
    15. Lady Bug
    16. Golden Sun
    17. TFC
    18. Stone Cold
    19. Philip7086
    20. august
    21. Bad Ass
    22. JabbaTheGriffin
    23. CrashinBoomBang
    24. Reyscarface
    25. DracoMalfoy
    26. Iconic
    27. M Dragon
    28. Soulwind
    29. Nachos
    30. Aqualouis
    31. Malekith
    32. Fakes
    33. Ojama
    34. Vinc2612
    35. TV-Rocka
    36. Ciele
    37. LizardMan
    38. Ginku
    39. MarceloDK
    40. DestinyUnknown
    41. Taylor
    42. 6A9 Ace Matador
    43. Cristal
    44. Conflict
    45. Heist
    46. Gouki
    47. windsong
    48. shakeitup
    49. Kael
    50. Lunar.
    51. DarkLoic
    52. bro fist
    53. Leftiez
    54. davidness

    Subs
    1. xtrashine
    2. Hantsuki
    3. LonelyNess
    4. Younii
    5. Joeyboy
    6. Go10
    7. Remedy
    8. Celcius
    9. Lohgock
  2. Danilo

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    FIRST
    IN
    gonna smash leon
  3. dragonuser

    dragonuser The only thing I look up to is the sky
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    yea count me in
  4. Lavos Spawn

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  5. Funkasaurus

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    I accept the invitation bestowed upon me.
  6. McMeghan

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    confirming invitation
  7. WhiteQueen

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    thanks so much for the invite, undisputed, but I don't know how to play adv at all so i will pass :(
  8. Floppy

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  9. Bloo

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    Confirming.
  10. Lord Moet II

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  11. locopoke

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    sogeking will win rsrsrs oO

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  12. davidness

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    ohhhhh e.e
  13. Lady Bug

    Lady Bug 銀時 ☆彡 King of the Dessert ☆彡 銀時
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  14. Stone_Cold

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    Confirming invite.made top 16 everytime ive joinee. lgi


    whys sir invited? I hate to be the local dick but hes hardly known for his battling ability and only know for his above averge adv skilla but nthing else. didnt this cause an issue last year?
  15. The Unlucky one

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    in if possible. not invited
  16. august

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    i didnt get invited but i wanna play
  17. Hantsuki

    Hantsuki Brazil's CO! :3
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    in as a sub
  18. Golden Sun

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  19. davidness

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  20. CrashinBoomBang

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  21. reyscarface

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    kno what fuck it, if pana is going to play ill play too just to shizz on him one final time :)
  22. DracoMalfoy

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  23. Iconic

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    hm Ok i play
  24. BKC

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  25. gookie

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    BKC DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS TOURNAMENT PLEASE REMOVE HIM
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