Season 14 of Smogon Tour will begin on: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 For more information on the tournament, check out the website. There are two important changes for this season. The first is that all Gen 5 battles will be BW2 OU. The second is that this season will start off being hosted on Groudon's Grotto server on Pokemon Online 2. Make sure you have the latest version installed in time to play. I anticipate we will switch over to hosting on Pokemon Showdown at some point during this season, but Zarel stated he needs some additional time to have everything set up. There will be a clear announcement when the transition will happen. The format will consist of the standard 9 weeks of competition in ADV OU, DPP OU, and BW2 OU followed by a tournament between the Top 16 players in the standings. Since this is the first time an official tournament will feature BW2 OU, there will be a set of practice tours prior to the start of the season. Saturday, August 25th 2012 at 4 PM EST - BW2 OU - Won by Bloo Sunday, August 26th 2012 at 2 PM EST - BW2 OU - Won by Sayonara Saturday, September 1st 2012 at 4 PM EST - BW2 Suspect on Pokemon Showdown! Sunday, September 2nd 2012 at 2 PM EST - BW2 Suspect on Pokemon Showdown!