Smogon Tournament #7 Welcome all to this years edition of the Official Smogon Tournament. As you all know, this is our premier Standard OU tournament, held each year to crown a sole champion of our standard metagame. On the line is a trophy, bragging rights and a place in Smogon history... let's just say if you walk out of this thing on top, you are kind of a big deal. How to Join or Host a Tournament Registration Thread Prediction Thread Specific Rules This is a standard DPP OU tournament. Matches are to be played on Shoddy Battle (CAP Server) OR Pokemon Online (Smogon University or Pokemon Online Server). I only say this because the timer does not yet work properly on Smogon University, so PO might be a better bet. Also note, Shoddy does not have the newest event moves whereas PO does. Standard Rules and Clauses Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team. Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing pokémon. Evasion Clause: A player cannot increase their Pokémon's evasion stat with a move that specifically increases evasion. Items or indirect boosts do not break this clause. OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets. Battle Timeout: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses. Uber Clause: Pokemon that are in the Ubers Tier are not allowed to be used. The tier list can be found here. Questions and Answers Q: Should I save a log of my match as proof of my victory? Yes. While it is not mandatory to show us the log of your victory, it is the only proof you have in the case of a dispute and it is always a good practice to keep the logs of your tournament matches. Q: Will there be a Predictions Tournament like last year? Yes. It is linked at the top of this thread. Hurry and submit your predictions, and be sure not to battle before the prediction deadline is up! If I was rejected, can I at least sign up as a sub? A: No. --------NEW!!!--------- Q: What happened to Self KO Clause? It was agreed upon in Policy Review here that the clause was "uncompetitive". As a result, if a match ends in a tie, it will count as though no match occurred. This means another match must be played, with whatever team you wish. Finally, after much debate, it was decided that this years edition of the tournament will be Best of Three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. Players are allowed to switch teams completely between games, or use the same team, it is completely up to the player. If players only partially complete a series before the deadline, it will be considered an uncompleted battle and action will be taken accordingly, either an activity win or a coin flip. Rulings Last, here are some rulings to cover any and all possible disputes that could arise, as we know people like to find loopholes: A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (Move your mouse to reveal the content) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (open) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (close) 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. If you have any questions, please PM them to a Tournament Director. If they aren't answered by this thread, then I will add it to the Questions and Answers section of this thread. With all that out of the way, let's get to the pairings! PAIRINGS: Limitless vs TheFourthChaser Ryusuke-0 vs Expert Evan King Emerald vs San_Pellegrino Munchin Munchlax vs reachzero Kevin Garrett vs toshimelonhead Dr.Fleischmann vs Curtains susovjk vs Veteran In Love dark vs darksoulSP ENZ0 vs Maaf NatGeo vs waffles101 uragg vs Tyler GeorgeSlayer vs Ninja-persian Plumoe vs Yondie snorlax vs Eraddd tblakey89 vs dukefan5 Ian15 vs Ala Delta 2777 vs Cristal Light-Kun vs Stathakis FM vs Rolf Comp vs husk Smith vs G80 Erebyssial vs fitzy72 No. 1 Machop Fan vs faljner89 Haldar vs Faladran Chris is me vs Al Gore Huy vs Delko gmax vs PDC SOMALIA vs LonelyNess WhiteQueen vs Wilechase NailsOU vs killadav2007 billymills vs Gabe AndViet vs Wario Land 3 reyscarface vs Wikey zdrup15 vs Sixonesix Coronis vs LiNAInVeRsE Seafunks vs _AlexiS_ Alakazamaster vs Class drcossack vs eaglesrock TV-Rocka vs Synral blarajan vs Raseri Ciele vs supermarth64 YoshiX vs tito locopoke vs StevenSnype Disposable Puppets vs Princess of Johto goofball vs Celsius Havak vs christos21 MSB vs Giga_Punch" Firesong vs JLance Kaishin vs Bartman101 CTI vs The Real Elmo Sarenji vs Meru BlisseyofDoom vs Asuya Sosuke uninstructed vs kuja20 pizzapie vs Echo. Lady Gaga vs .Kyuusei. rekt vs Bobtheball4 muffinhead vs Blackhawk11 Energy Storm vs marcelodk A2ZOMG vs sasu BnE vs Plusle Alexa888 vs macle Kinneas vs TONY MONTANA Milenko vs Optimusje Miku vs Pharaoh HerbieTG vs makiri Grimm70 vs bluewooper xrubenx vs SlimMan imperfectluck vs hanke Aqualouis vs Agammemnon manu-7p2b vs aziki HolyChipmunk vs Kazak BlocksRcool vs Athenodoros Unreality vs xtrashine masterful vs Pokérob IronBullet93 vs danmantincan pokemonrocks777 vs Tomahawk9 Thorns vs Golden Sun noobiess vs AlphaJolt cayr vs HBK arnokkio vs Chronicles SilentRevolver vs gregj92 JabbaTheGriffin vs Dracoflare Salad vs Rocket Boss Giovanni Venser vs Lord Salamence [HP] Juan vs Tsubasa-kun froggrunner vs CriCri95 LizardMan vs Cooltrainer Varment vs PttP Oddish On Fire vs Stallion Sapientia vs Philip7086 Nachos vs shep Winters Zombie vs Sparko Rediamond vs Ginku Accipender vs Marcurcio Mew vs Sledge Eo Ut Mortus vs Marioman07 Ditto vs comatthew6 idiotfrommars vs EpicTurtle Mizuno vs Dublinnaser1 Ranigad vs MazeL ShinyAzelf vs SatiSuicune Terraquaza vs bubbly ~Golden Emp vs shade ssbbm vs Davy Jones Krack vs Thoughts ZandgaiaX vs TobesMcGobes Bluewind vs apologies TheSpartan vs skarm Gil4 vs Bad Ass Nauar vs GoldenKnight srk1214 vs Eminem Parallel vs DetroitLolcat Seven Deadly Sins vs Pidge monkfish vs Brian McCann Gabranth vs symphonyx64 maniax vs The Wolf Mercy vs TheMoe JackieChun vs zfs D0nut Eater vs Jcpdragonx Huntofthelion vs Iconic Herocross vs -JGrey- hypervortex vs kd24 KidX vs destinybond legendary_07 vs panamaxis Earthworm vs Kaxtar Quagsires vs Alaka Lady Bug vs Toaster Belphagor vs Geezar10 Scofield vs -Mind- _Flygon_ vs .CarloO~ M Dragon vs spies ginganinja vs pokefreak77 IK. vs TAY Reverb vs Conflict Takua vs Towelie sasuke_man1 vs Dubulous Flamestrike vs PK Gaming undisputed vs vashta Sk vs Gouki zorbees vs amphouse Vaz vs ¬Chase™ Blazin Kickin Chicken vs Pseudonym Dummy007 vs obi shartruce2 vs Navy Seriin vs little loven Aldaron vs Lakers RayePenbur vs CRASHiC Malekith vs 6A9 Ace Matador EspyJoel vs Veedrock PrayingMantis vs Xiang The_Chaser vs kael Princeton vs Atticus BinarySolo vs Engineer Pikachu Stone_Cold vs cosmicexplorer Heist vs lucas69xx Mekkah vs AlphaSpade Werecario vs Taylor Megan_Fox vs Picollo SasukeNF vs marioland Buba vs Alan DaPlayaFlow vs Malfunction -Dragon9 vs DarkLucario MisterMushy vs Windsong Pirika vs JewishAccountant Flamewheeler vs freddles bugmaniacbob vs LafondaOnFire Kyogre vs _Rewer_ smashlloyd20 vs Xav Dark Abyss vs badalcristiano jonathanrp vs Manafii101 NjSoccer vs Eternal Fluffy Bird vs Aerrow NKR vs 199 Lives Barbarossa vs lambasto gritane vs SilentEcho franky vs KnightoftheWind Aeroblacktyl vs Solace. Zeph vs tophway Scimjara vs Jackal wilson46 vs Geno twash vs Private Epic Flygon vs ToF purplefingers vs LORY993 drug_duck vs B-Lulz Smurf. vs massi4h NC vs Calciphoce Boudouche vs stellar SsAaVv vs george182 Zak91 vs kokoloko Sudo vs Folgorio theamericandream38 vs megaman12 kaonohiokala vs ThePatriot SUBSTITUTES: [All used, here for reference] NjSoccer CriCri95 gregj92 Celsius eaglesrock Oddish On Fire Alakazamaster PJ_Graphix HerbieTG Finaldmge LafondaOnFire Geno Energy Storm Zak91 Kinneas hypervortex Eminem Xiang Stellar The deadline for this round is Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:59:59 EST. This is a hard deadline and there will be no extensions. With such a large amount of people playing, we will not be considerate if you have not completed your battle. If your battle is incomplete, you run the risk of losing to a coin toss. If your battle is incomplete and the deadline is approaching, send a Tournament Director a PM saying why you haven't done your battle. We will use these to judge activity, and will call matches if one person has been much more active than the other. As for subs, if you want one, PM me. If you cannot get in contact with your opponent at all, PM me and I will sub them out. If you want to be on the list of subs, and you meet the joining criteria, PM me. Who will be the undisputed king of DPP? It's time to find out. Good luck everyone!