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Smogon Tournament #9 - Round 3

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Earthworm, Dec 30, 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
    Signups | Round 1 | Round 2

    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 (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.

    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.


    ShakeItUp vs Aqualouis
    Staraptor vs WhiteQueen
    scipio320 vs Marshall.Law
    1996ITO vs Valentine
    sebixxl vs remlabmez
    gr8astard vs fuzzy
    ariq2kpokemanz vs Stathakis
    Woodchuck vs mostwanted
    dragonuser vs LebronJames
    Milos vs Choice Specs
    Bad Ass vs [K-12] The Madchine
    nikitas vs AB2
    SMERBECK vs Razza
    HeLL SooN vs Snunch
    Rewer vs Delta 2777
    Kidogo vs Brap
    Metal Sonic vs SoulWind
    Jimbon vs McMeghan
    Pr0man vs rojo23
    goofygubber vs ssbbm
    Dimsun vs undisputed
    Julius vs Chacal
    toshimelonhead vs Eo Ut Mortus
    Thatsjustpeachy vs DarkArtsMaster
    Windsong vs HellPowna
    Curtains vs NightFox
    Malekith vs Paolo
    Friar vs Vinc2612
    Dude24 vs MarceloDK
    Tiffanyy vs Texas Cloverleaf
    Pocket vs HSA
    Cherub Agent vs Eranu
    Sunflora vs Farmer
    Gimmick vs Tangela
    Andeby vs FLCL
    Masterclass vs 199 Lives
    GaryTheGengar vs Django
    yan[sogeking] vs ZoroDark
    zdrup15 vs SlimMan
    Problems vs RockyRd
    Gavin313 vs BurningMan
    badabing vs Iconic
    Seco453 vs Carlo
    A l e x a n d e r vs MOET
    LizardMan vs DAVIDpwns
    mfhoundoom vs Indra
    Floppy vs DracoMalfoy
    Fiction. vs Cipher Admin Lovrina
    TEzeon vs christos21
    Zeta5 vs MAlkaviano
    Chase vs xtrashine
    Heist vs Myzozoa
    ThePillsburyDoughBoy vs Lithiumpride
    pokebasket vs Fakes
    Alice vs DestinyUnknown
    dhn vs ToF
    B-Lulz vs Derith96
    prem vs M Dragon
    Aldaron vs ThatsMyLatios
    Naru vs PenguinX
    Conflict vs CrashinBoomBang
    tuomas vs Limitless
    phantom vortex vs ObScuryty
    mastermind vs LCampoy8

    Highlight Matches

    Myzozoa vs Heist

    Formerly known by the equally unintelligible "brksocsc," US west member myzozoa is looking to win this tournament and prove once and for all that his skill extends beyond the realm of Deo-D HO teams. His opponent, on the other hand, is unintelligible in all but name: known to many as "Australia's accident," Heist uses two user accounts to conceal his Pokemon addiction from his snoopy friends, and it's only a matter of time before he uses two Smogon user accounts to conceal his lack of skill from the community. This is a set you will not want to miss, so make sure to pester Heist for the logs afterwards. ~ Eo Ut Mortus

    Rewer vs Delta 2777

    The man who lifts, Delta "Machamp" 2777, was a strong contender during the last OST: he ended up toppling the overwhelming favorite, Krack, before losing to some random by the name of Blue_Star. His Brasilian defeat may come a round earlier this year. Rewer may have been a former second string sub of the Smog Frogs, but given that they are projected to be SPL's #5 team, he must be more than just alright. Will his brief practice experience with Masterclass and sogeking propel him to victory? Or will Delta hold the door to defeat open for him...twice? ~ Eo Ut Mortus

    Bad Ass vs [K-12] The Madchine

    On one side of the arena in this matchup we have Bad Ass, a man of many names, many identities, and who has quite possibly had sexual relations with a moose on at least one occasion. Bad Ass, true to his name, has also at one point consumed a hot dog about a dozen times the size of Eo Ut Mortus’s penis (so a 24-inch hot dog), which is forever his claim to fame. Standing in the other corner is the mad machine K-12, the mysterious Spanish presence who thrashed his way through many top notch players in last year’s SPL. Will Bad Ass utilize the might of Geoff the hotdog to achieve victory, or will K-12 finally end his run through this tournament?
 ~ windsong


    The deadline for Round 3 will be 11:59PM EST on the 10th of January, 2013. 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. tml


    Oct 5, 2011
    Will contact aldaron
  3. Aqualouis

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

    Feb 28, 2010
    ShakeItUp and I will be playing on thursday.
  4. Seco453


    Jun 5, 2012
    contacted opponent
  5. zdrup15


    Jul 3, 2010
    VMed my opponent
  6. Alexander.

    is a Tiering Contributorwon the 2nd Official Ladder Tournament

    Jan 24, 2012
    Contacted my opponent
  7. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Live Chat Contributor Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis a Past SPL and WCoP Championdefeated the Smogon Frontier

    Jun 23, 2008
    ShakeItUp vs Aqualouis
    Bad Ass vs [K-12] The Madchine
    Rewer vs Delta 2777
    Heist vs Myzozoa
    Conflict vs CrashinBoomBang

    Damn... some pretty weak highlight matches this round for the most part...

    u suk worms.
  8. dragonuser

    dragonuser The only thing I look up to is the sky
    is a Tiering Contributoris a Tutor Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Jun 7, 2011
    contacted my opponent
  9. Pr0man


    Jun 11, 2011
    VMed my opponent
  10. HeIIraiser

    HeIIraiser tough like igglybuff
    is a Past WCoP Champion

    Jun 11, 2010
  11. Lowgock

    Lowgock Doyen & Éminence Grise of the German Pokémon Community
    is a Past SPL Championis the 3rd Grand Slam Winner

    Jul 16, 2010

    I was away until now so i couldn´t request this earlier
    my opp vmed me dec the 19th and said that he was my opponent
    i replied and told him, at which times i would be availaible
    his answer came in a private message on dec the 25th - 6 days after my vm
    my last activity was on dec the 24th which means that we were both inactive for 6 days so i can´t see the legitimacy him getting the activity win
    an extension would be fine for both of us i guess

    maul stonecold
  12. Stone_Cold

    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Oct 19, 2007
    GaryTheGengar vs Django

    Best match. Thug vs Thug

    edit: shut it lowgock
  13. sebixxl


    Sep 16, 2009
    contacted remlabmez.
    me never under highlightmatches :(

    edit: i like it when my opponet is good in answering vms... lol
  14. hellpowna

    hellpowna shine on
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Nov 28, 2009
    contacted Windsong
  15. Sound Horizon

    Sound Horizon formerly Lithiumpride

    Apr 11, 2012
  16. Umbra Soul

    Umbra Soul

    Jan 16, 2012
    Contacted, now we just gotta wait for that grace period.
  17. toshimelonhead

    toshimelonhead Honey Badger don't care.
    is a Tiering Contributor

    Nov 24, 2009
    VM'ed Eo. Should have no problem getting this done.
  18. Jimbon

    is a Team Rater Alumnus

    Jan 24, 2012
    in contact with mcmeghan
  19. Derith96


    Mar 7, 2012
    VM'd my opponent.
  20. MAlkaviano


    Apr 20, 2010
    contacted opponent.
  21. 1996ITO


    Jun 21, 2011
    I contacted Valentine.
  22. McMeghan

    McMeghan Dreamcatcher
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Championis the Smogon Tour Season 14 Champion

    Aug 25, 2010
    You're missing some like gtg vs django or iconic vs badaking
  23. christos21


    Oct 24, 2010
    Contacted TEzeon
  24. Limitless

    Limitless Success is the best revenge.
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Jun 15, 2008
    Replied to opponent.
  25. Naru


    May 27, 2012
    vmd penguinx
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