Smogon Tournament #9 Signups | Round 1 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! 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. Timer / Disconnection Rules: 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. Known Bugs For informational purposes, those who play their games on Showdown should be aware of the known bugs listed here. Pairings Mithril vs Windsong Tiffanyy vs The Great Mighty Doom RockyRd vs shartruce2 Stathakis vs Snowflakes Masterclass vs LORY993 Aeroblacktyl vs prem extremebeta vs DestinyUnknown SoulWind vs Cicada drakon136 vs Woodchuck Snunch vs TheEpicFly aim vs Dude24 Jorgen vs Naru ssbbm vs Jets The Hitman vs xtrashine Dasdardly vs Metal Sonic tehy vs Andeby Aqualouis vs V4Victini zdrup15 vs Wafflez FelixMinamimoto vs DracoMalfoy remlabmez vs Crackstar Friar vs Atoni Dark Nikuman vs Derith96 Milos vs little gk rojo23 vs DarkLoïc A l e x a n d e r vs _AlexiS_ IceCarAdler vs Jimbon bbtest vs Problems Fiction. vs idiotfrommars pokemonrocks777 vs DAVIDpwns Lohgock vs AB2 Zebraiken vs ThatsMyLatios MikeDecIsHere vs Razza Pr0man vs NMx13 blaaz vs Floppy Cherub Agent vs Raseri dhn vs Faint pokegod10 vs [K-12] The Madchine Huntofthelion vs Malekith CTC vs 1996ITO FLCL vs FireMage badabing vs Lunar. mastermind vs Nachos Skwayz vs Limitless Double01 vs gr8astard Eranu vs The Immortal Frog vs Conflict Nauar vs Sunflora mew420 vs Aldaron dragonuser vs Golden Sun Kennen vs LCampoy8 Biosci vs PenguinX lokt vs Django sebixxl vs blarajan kokoloko vs Gavin313 christos21 vs Lady Salamence B-Lulz vs Furai SilentRevolver vs Zeta5 Kelsey vs CrashinBoomBang Cipher Admin Lovrina vs Underteaker Paolo vs Elite 4 Maverick Staraptor vs Bloo Funkasaurus vs HSA scipio320 vs Ginku Julius vs ginganinja Chimpakt vs Farmer NintendoVER vs Thatsjustpeachy Tangela vs pokemon0078 King vs Choice Specs Indra vs Tizio Potente Ao Chase vs Lady Alex exotic vs Myzozoa Pocket vs Ashley11 Elite Four Everest vs Seco453 tuomas vs mkolpnji SMERBECK vs llvallejoll Lowgock vs TEzeon CloudBreaker vs Iconic DarkArtsMaster vs DrMohammadLi gengarsnemisis vs mfhoundoom The Exeggutor vs ObScuryty Sayonara vs Alice MAlkaviano vs Living Things Reiky vs undisputed ToF vs High Impulse Kidogo vs Huskisson906 Dimsun vs Zephyr101 McMeghan vs raystorm phantom vortex vs NastyGoldyloxx GaryTheGengar vs Meh NightFox vs Organization Member XIV Eo Ut Mortus vs Noodlez apologies vs Rewer LizardMan vs Rayzark MarceloDK vs Toaster TWEWY vs nikitas ZoroDark vs Enguarde NidokingKing vs Brap ballabrown24 vs Bad Ass jas61292 vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy HeLL SooN vs phoopes Chacal vs Fantom0 Lavos Spawn vs ShakeItUp kenny s vs Texas Cloverleaf Hugendugen vs WhiteQueen LebronJames vs 420 Curtains vs Lovely -Frexa- vs ariq2kpokemanz New Breed vs yan[sogeking] Perche No Fai vs toshimelonhead Fakes vs Ace Attorney SlimMan vs taxi driver Valentine vs The Unlucky one HellPowna vs Tobes waffles101 vs goofygubber hilarious vs fuzzy Taylor vs MOET Lithiumpride vs fatty 199 Lives vs lily Gimmick vs Drako Marshall.Law vs Remedy Philip7086 vs Vinc2612 Carlo vs Hantsuki M Dragon vs Krack Roie vs Delta 2777 BurningMan vs Fantasy mostwanted vs GGengar fitzy72 vs pokebasket C and E vs Heist Highlight Matches ballabrown24 vs. Bad Ass If you were a victim of the infamous tiering contributor purge, you have these two clowns to thank. Compulsive liar Bad Ass is best known for his twenty-seven different and conflicting identities; unfortunately, we have yet to find one that is any good at Pokemon. Fortunately for him, his opponent, ballabrown24, is just as mediocre. Though he is known mostly for his near-100% loss rate, he is also notorious for his affinity for Dodrio, colored pants, and Limitless's hair. Ultimately, this match will probably be decided not by Pokemon skill, for little exists between the two, but rather, who will be banned again first. (most likely ballabrown24) ~ Eo Ut Mortus ballabrown24 vs. Bad Ass After recently quitting Pokemon for 16 consecutive hours, ballabrown24 is finally back and ready to take on DPP Underused veteran, Smogon Tour semifinalist and the prestigious Pass the Trash tournament victor Bad Ass. Despite the great challenge that he faces, Ballabrown should not be underestimated either; as a runner up in OST7 and head of Smogon's "kacaw" social group, there is more to this user than meets the eye. However, seeing as how he has never actually gotten any ass before, there is a good chance he will be caught off guard for this match. Will Bad Ass do as his hero Kevin Garnett would and pull the game-winning move, or will ballabrown24 power up the pikachu and channel the spirit of the legendary dodrio? This ultimate battle will surely be a match that you do not want to miss. ~ Delta 2777 Lavos Spawn vs ShakeItUp In one corner, we have someone no one can stand. In the oth-well it seems like they're both standing in the same corner...Anyways, we're back for a rematch of last year's WCOP's Final West vs East. Will ShakeItUp get to play this time and make Lavos Spawn ShutItUp? Or will Lavos spawn out some more unwarranted trash talk? But if you instead prefer a match up where both users are mutes, refer to the next match up below! ~ Aeroblacktyl M Dragon vs Krack M Dragon is well known as one of the best Spanish players and is talented in a very wide range of tiers across every generation, something very uncommon among even some of the most successful tournament players on Smogon. He faces the illustrious Krack, one of the most consistently strong players on Smogon over the past few years. Krack has taken a break from Pokemon recently but has returned for this tournament, and is probably one of those with a good shot at winning. This clash between veterans is sure to be one of the best matches this round, don't miss it. ~ Earthworm Deadline The deadline for Round 2 will be 11:59PM EST on the 29th 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!