Smogon Tournament #9 - Round 2

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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.

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!
 
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Again, really? I just played the Valentine a couple of days ago xD. Well, I guess there is no Deoxys-N this time (hopefully not Heatran).
 

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A lot of indredibly interesting match-ups imo, here are my favorite :

SoulWind vs Cicada
Huntofthelion vs Malekith
dragonuser vs Golden Sun
Funkasaurus vs HSA
Eo Ut Mortus vs Noodlez
ballabrown24 vs Bad Ass
Lavos Spawn vs ShakeItUp
Philip7086 vs Vinc2612
M Dragon vs Krack
 
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In contact
(10:01) Dasdardly: Alright, your 10am this Wednesday?
(10:01) [POYT]Metal Sonic: i'd like to give myself more time to prepare/practice etc
(10:01) Dasdardly: Okay
(10:01) Dasdardly: Name a day then
(10:01) [POYT]Metal Sonic: thrusday onwards, i'll contact you again
(10:02) Dasdardly: Alright

Looks like the timezone difference won't be that terrible.
 
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