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Smogon Tournament #9 - Round 1

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Earthworm, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. Earthworm

    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL and WCoP Championis the Smogon Tour Season 6 Champion

    Nov 3, 2007
    Smogon Tournament #9

    Welcome to this year's Official Smogon Tournament, the ninth installment of one of Smogon's most prestigious tournaments. The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokemon players as its champions across three generations. Over the next few months, hundreds of players will compete to the best of their ability as they attempt to join the exclusive ranks of the OST trophy holders. Only one of those players will succeed in their journey and earn the recognition that comes with their victory, along with the iconic OST trophy.

    This year, however, there will be more on the line than just a prestigious trophy. In addition to the trophy and the bragging rights that come with it, the winner of the tournament will receive a brand new Nintendo 3DS, and second place will receive a copy of Black 2 or White 2! The top four players will also receive an exclusive Smogon T-shirt.

    Tournament Rules, Guidelines, and General Information

    Specific Rules

    • This is a standard BW2 OU tournament.
    • The tournament will be single elimination.
    • Players will play a best of three series of games each round.
    • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown! *NEW* If both players agree, matches may also be played on Pokemon Online 2.

    Standard Rules and Clauses

    • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
    • 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.
    • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
    • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
    • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
    • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
    • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.

    New Rules

    Activity Decisions / Coin Flips: We are changing the rules for activity / coin flip decisions for this tournament. In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

    Example (open)
    Activity Win Request

    I contacted my opponent on the 27th, one day after the round was posted and told him my timezone. He responded on the 30th but did not indicate his timezone. I replied back asking for a timezone on the 1st of December, and he never replied. On the 7th, I VMed him again asking whether he could battle on the weekend, and yet again he didn't respond. I deserve the activity win because my opponent ignored my attempts to schedule our battles.

    If you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

    *NEW* :
    Timer Clause will be strictly enforced for this tournament. This means that the normal disconnection rules found in the Tournament Rules, Guidelines, and Information thread do not apply. If a player disconnects and does not reconnect to their battle before the timer expires, they lose that particular game. This doesn't necessarily mean they lose the entire best-of-three set.

    Players may sign up as a substitute if they either didn't join in time or their posts in the signups thread were deleted. If you are eliminated from the tournament (i.e. you lose your games, are substituted out, or drop out), you may not sign up as a substitute. I will endeavor to substitute players in whenever a player drops out, and one week before the Round 1 deadline, I will look through all players and activity win requests and replace any inactive players with substitutes. There is a very high chance that you will get to play if you sign up as a substitute. Substitutes will only be allowed into the tournament during Round 1. Substitutes will be implemented on a mostly first come, first serve basis, but if you are inactive after you sign up as a substitute then I will not substitute you into the tournament.

    Known Bugs
    For informational purposes, those who play their games on Showdown should be aware of the known bugs listed here.

    Genesect has been banned from OU and therefore is not allowed in this tournament.


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    Tizio Potente Ao vs afterburn
    [K-12] The Madchine vs T-Dogg
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    Maaf vs Vinc2612
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    Highlight Matches

    TheFourthChaser vs dragonuser

    I assume TFC has already begun writing his yearly quarter-finals excuse post, however he may need to prepare it a bit earlier than usual as he's going up against fearless competitor dragonuser. In this series, we see one of East's stand-out performers go head-to-head with one of West's most loyal combatants with dragonuser looking to exact revenge after West's World Cup victory. Will TFC's Blastoise be enough to slay dragonuser's dragon-types, or will we see dragonuser own TheFourthChaser and then go on to meet the first one, the second one, and the third one in later rounds? ~ Heist

    undisputed vs Ciele

    Fresh from winning the first turquoise trophy in Smogon's history, Ciele is set to face undisputed, a holder of a trophy that is also a shade of blue! Fresh off of sucking off Lavos Spawn, undisputed probably thinks he has a walk in the park as he's facing the guy that won "Smogon's equivalent of the Special Olympics." Will undisputed demonstrate to the world that Americans will always beat the British or will Ciele's cuteness and power of Shaymin lead him to victory? ~ Steven Snype

    Noodlez vs Gouki

    Noodlez v. Gouki is an interesting match; while Noodlez has never won any major tournament, he has always been touted as a very competent OU'er, and has been able to knock out some heavy names in OU in past tournaments like SPL / WCOP. Gouki is a man who needs no introduction, having beaten the Smogon Frontier and been an integral player in SPL while playing for the Scooters. While the Smogon veteran may look to have an edge in this matchup, his unfamiliarity with the new generation may prove to be his downfall. Look for a potential upset with Noodlez. ~ LonelyNess

    Myzozoa vs Nelson-X

    Another of USA West's integral players, Myzozoa, will now have to overcome Nelson-X, a player who barely fell short of winning a trophy in the recently concluded Smogon Grand Slam. Nelson-X defeated some of the best current players in order to make it that far against virtually all predictions. Now that the predictions may favor him, will he manage to come out on top? ~ Earthworm

    symphonyx64 vs Pocket

    At a glance if you looked at this battle you might be unimpressed, however both of the users involved have some rather surprising facts about them. Symphonyx64 is actually undefeated in the Smogon Premier League for OU, despite never holding a consistent starting spot. Pocket is more regularly known for his prowess in the niche metagames, like UU, but he is not without some competency in BW OU. Over the past two seasons, when he elects to play in the Smogon Tour, he is 11-3 in OU tournaments. Both of these players have a chance to break out in this tournament, so don't be surprised if this is a good matchup. ~ LonelyNess

    Maaf vs Vinc2612

    A battle between a franch fucker and a fake belgian is obviously an highlight match. On the first side you have Maaf, especially known to be the worst host of smogon tour history and french time's admin. Does he even play pokemon ? No one knows... but I heard he was good at Challenge Cup. On the other side, Vinc2612, a belgian-canadian-french-italian-spanish player who is a current top 8 of the smogon tour XIV. While Maaf perfectly knows Vinc's playstyle, Vinc doesn't have anything about maaf except this log http://pastebin.com/mm5CDyPj ... Yes, this is gonna be funny to watch. So will Vinc2612 be able to stop Maaf clicking on Explosion/Selfdestruct every turn, or will Maaf show everyone his amazing skill in this amazing tier known as BW2 OU? ~ Ojama

    Genesect has been banned from OU and therefore is not allowed in this tournament.


    The deadline for Round 1 will be 11:59PM EST on the 16th of December, 2012. Any matches not played by this time will be coin flipped unless one or both players have submitted a request for an activity win.

    Thanks to Zracknel for the amazing logo!
  2. RODAN

    RODAN wikifeet admin
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Live Chat Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor

    Nov 13, 2007
    hey you missed my match under highlights

    its a common mistake though
  3. alamaster

    alamaster hello
    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Dec 22, 2004
    that is ridiculously long lol, predictions for the first round are going to be a bitch
  4. Leftiez

    Leftiez Geeeuaahhh...
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 21, 2012
    GL & HF all
  5. tml


    Oct 5, 2011
    Will contact Macle!


    Nov 2, 2012
    You mentioned posting in this thread (?) if you wanted to be a substitute?

    Please count me in.
  7. New Breed

    New Breed ka$h
    is a Tiering Contributor

    Aug 30, 2012
    vm'd opponent
  8. MapleDoom


    Oct 4, 2012
    Crap. I know The Unlucky One irl. I'm scared....

    GL HF everyone.
  9. Asek


    Apr 28, 2012
  10. Brammi


    Jan 12, 2010
    A challenge. Not Insurmountable, but definitely a challenge.
  11. Aurora

    Aurora sciccareddu di lu me cori
    is a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Oct 1, 2011
    contacted opponent
  12. Leftiez

    Leftiez Geeeuaahhh...
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 21, 2012
    Contacted HSA
  13. TUO


    Jun 5, 2012
    contacted Mapledoom
  14. RODAN

    RODAN wikifeet admin
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Live Chat Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor

    Nov 13, 2007
    remlabmez sucks

    i guess i technically contacted him on irc so xD
  15. michael

    michael m as in mancy
    is a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Jun 26, 2011
    VMed Meh.
  16. Elite 4 Maverick

    Elite 4 Maverick

    Nov 23, 2012
    I'll be a substitute, though it will cost me 25% of my HP.
  17. sandshrewz

    sandshrewz POTATO
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis an Artist Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Oct 18, 2010
    I can't decide if battling for r1 is harder or making the form/spreadsheet. LOL!! x)
  18. Crasher Wake

    Crasher Wake

    Oct 5, 2010
  19. Maaf

    Maaf Let's go for Nanar sweep
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Aug 31, 2009
    Shhh, Outrage is better than Explosion now. Ojama you're still a noob.
  20. hellpowna

    hellpowna stronger than you know
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Nov 28, 2009
    contacted my opp.
  21. Living Things

    Living Things

    Apr 23, 2012
  22. Aqualouis

    Aqualouis ^ Sport de raquette + Service pas rattrapé
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Feb 28, 2010
    A good friend to begin... That's pretty sad
  23. PDC

    PDC garden of sinners
    is a Tiering Contributoris a Team Rater Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Mar 18, 2010
    I got my old tutee. 9.9
  24. Level 51

    Level 51 ♪you just want my spreadsheets, you don't want my heart♪
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Battle Server Moderatoris a defending Smogon Snake Draft Champion

    Dec 16, 2011
    Eo Ut Mortus vs Level 51

  25. PttP

    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    Aug 3, 2009
    Don't worry eo is quite bad
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