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 (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 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 Deadline 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. 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