Smogon Tournament #9 - Round 1

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Smogon Tournament #9

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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.

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!
 
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