Smogon Tournament #9 Signups 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 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Example (open) Example (close) 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. Substitutions 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. Pairings Jets vs Tomahawk9 Derith96 vs Lakers twash vs ginganinja Snowflakes vs kuja20 nyttyn vs Bloo MAlkaviano vs vileman Organization Member XIV vs Jackal Tobes vs Joeyboy yee vs NidokingKing Windsong vs KidChameleon TWEWY vs POtaTO123 Aqualouis vs da hui Tiba vs Chimpakt Jimbon vs Maci12 BurningMan vs Melee Mewtwo lousy918 vs Atoni Problems vs Basti macle vs ThatsMyLatios blarajan vs Arkaious LuckOverSkill vs Frog The Great Mighty Doom vs Nauris DestinyUnknown vs Trollmonchan Eranu vs ThisMysteriousGuy remlabmez vs Rodan Staraptor vs Novaray Krack vs Z-rex Light The Thunder vs Lavos Spawn Cicada vs Emix Hantsuki vs Jcpdragonx NightFox vs Picollo [HP] Juan vs pokemon0078 Jayde vs jas61292 November Rain vs M Dragon CriCri95 vs llvallejoll Choice Specs vs Lady Bug Lunar. vs kael Thatsjustpeachy vs Improbable 420 vs sandshrewz complete legitimacy vs Kelsey Pako vs 1996ITO badabing vs DarkBlazeR Django vs Jirachi dhn vs H-C MapleDoom vs The Unlucky one Nachos vs StarmanXL ZoroDark vs Hawkstar Trinitrotoluene vs GGengar MOET vs Kazak Solace vs fatty BKC vs aim soviet vs Huntofthelion zfs vs mkolpnji Feranfell vs Carlo ballabrown24 vs Trav7x Dasdardly vs Vintage Books Taylor vs Litchi Underteaker vs Kojes phantom vortex vs Rockhp31 Gouki vs Noodlez Sageau vs Perche No Fai Cherub Agent vs ¬Itachi locopoke vs Dude24 Raseri vs emirinho LizardMan vs Fener Hugendugen vs Bomber92 Maxim vs lily Weegee the haxer vs Fakes Elite 4 Maverick vs Husky Crasher Wake vs Conflict Indra vs papai noel raystorm vs HardCore MysticNova vs tuomas LumpyPoppers vs Gimmick Orpheus vs fuzzy Terraquaza vs Milos Blue Eon vs Seco453 toasdt vs bbtest mostwanted vs EwokPadawan ScarlequinTheImmortalGod vs Dark Nikuman Bad Ass vs Master of the Six Kings Marshall.Law vs Meeps Euler vs fitzy72 TheEpicFly vs SethZiBritannia SilentVerse vs Andeby Chacal vs TalkingLion Live Metal vs Kennen Alakapimp vs IceCarAdler Pkrs vs ToF Rydro vs SMERBECK Kevin Garrett vs Farmer sheep vs HellPowna Lowgock vs Hot N Cold Caterbeedrill vs nikitas Ordile vs Aldaron Fantasy vs DarthChocoboz NintendoVER vs MaximizedGamer Heist vs Azotal Julius vs Neliel Tu Oderschvank Remedy vs inanimate blob A l e x a n d e r vs Energeia Sayonara vs Jackkkkkkk3 ObScuryty vs Hyperbeem Grimsly vs mfhoundoom BenTheDemon vs LORY993 The Immortal vs Smurf. Tizio Potente Ao vs afterburn [K-12] The Madchine vs T-Dogg symphonyx64 vs Pocket Maaf vs Vinc2612 Quantum Mechanics vs CrashinBoomBang Johnidel127 vs Brap BenXxX vs Biosci Alice vs sunshinesan Tarrandus vs extremebeta NMx13 vs TyranoWins Pedrock vs Stathakis The Requiem vs mew420 Faint vs Articanus WonderBoy vs Pr0man kenny s vs Scimjara prem vs iiZqHD SilentRevolver vs mklo14 Shadow Phoenix vs Sunflora Baka Ki Eru Dogura vs NastyGoldyloxx WDFAmatt vs DrMohammadLi Leftiez vs HSA ala vs Golden Sun Delko vs Lady Salamence shrang vs King High Impulse vs dpdeuce futuresuperstar vs Skwayz V4Victini vs PasY_G yan[sogeking] vs Immoral Wombat Bedlington vs 199 Lives Orichalcos Owl vs Delta 2777 Lovely vs Deluks917 smashlloyd20 vs Rayzark SHOTTA vs RockyRd Myzozoa vs Nelson-X FireMage vs Incon Crackstar vs kingofkongs Sojiro Aionis vs Wafflez Dimsun vs MJB Elite Four Everest vs Brotom Tranteo vs christos21 kd24 vs drakon136 Curtains vs Ojama Eo Ut Mortus vs Level 51 Cipher Admin Lovrina vs freedom2 Sir vs Snunch waffles101 vs Seafunks ~GreenCore vs Iconic Texas Cloverleaf vs PkmonTrainer Grey viashinomage vs hilarious Princess Bri vs Furai Fantom0 vs Frizy Ginku vs pieguy13 The Exeggutor vs Sixonesix TV-Rocka vs Reiky Eragon vs pokemonrocks777 EdgeHead vs shartruce2 Woodchuck vs NeverUsedTier PDC vs phoopes pokebasket vs NatGeo mastermind vs doublenikesocks WhiteQueen vs Blackhawk11 Enguarde vs Pynewacket The_Chaser vs DarkArtsMaster Gabranth vs exotic RegiGuy vs FelixMinamimoto Holo386 vs DracoMalfoy gengarsnemisis vs CheezitKing tehy vs darkvide undisputed vs Ciele Birkal vs SoulWind Fiction. vs RoryReloaded hoult66 vs Drako Gavin313 vs Amell LCampoy8 vs LonelyNess FLCL vs coolbiz Living Things vs Go10 Le Quack vs Paolo little gk vs bro fist Kidogo vs Sacaen relaunched vs LebronJames TEzeon vs sedynbios AB2 vs Dangerous Polywrath vs GaryTheGengar Metal Sonic vs Nails Reader vs Huskisson906 gr8astard vs JaggerJack ZakShadow vs CloudBreaker AntiMatter Cannon vs sebixxl Friar vs CBTerrakion Zephyr101 vs Anno nyme MCBarrett vs Chase Nufleaf vs idiotfrommars xtrashine vs jonathanrp ariq2kpokemanz vs ToeyJoey _AlexiS_ vs Jedgi Rewer vs ThunderBlunder Royal Flush vs blaaz DarkLoïc vs Harsha davidness vs SlimMan Naru vs Noblesse Oblige Wario Land 3 vs ShakeItUp JabbaTheGriffin vs Lohgock ssbbm vs .Robert Razza vs SexyNosepass Solstice vs lokt Giga Punch vs Ashley11 New Breed vs Colchonero taxi driver vs AuraRayquaza HeLL SooN vs andrewdoo900 B-Lulz vs Malfunction lapras6666 vs CTC Dark Arceus vs zdrup15 Dubulous vs scipio320 Tiffanyy vs Demist makiri vs Malekith Limitless vs zzazzdsa apologies vs DC. Dragoon124 vs rojo23 MarceloDK vs Meridian Philip7086 vs Uber Shiny Absol Nunchuck vs Roie Cry A7X vs kokoloko Toaster vs Mdevil Soto vs Floppy TheFourthChaser vs dragonuser MikeDecIsHere vs Professor Lamb ThePillsburyDoughBoy vs Blackjack pokegod10 vs B. [R] CS4m vs DAVIDpwns McMeghan vs Mosquiton PenguinX vs Iluvkyogre jaredz99 vs Lady Alex Tangela vs uslowbro Brammi vs Aeroblacktyl Hill vs Zebraiken Meh vs Mikel Phazon00 vs Zeta5 Funkasaurus vs Asterat C and E vs PryorConvictions Masterclass vs FAFUS The Hitman vs Yonko7 goofygubber vs Dubby Arcticblast vs Double01 Nglittleguy vs toshimelonhead Valentine vs Kefka chineseman72 vs Jorgen Nauar vs razi3l Mithril vs ShootinStarmie Ada vs Lithiumpride Ace Attorney vs Asek anthony7245 vs -Frexa- 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. Deadline 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!