Smogon's Official Ladder Tournament IV - Playoffs Round 1

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(Art by ium, outdated but better than nothing!)

After almost exactly a month of big and intense competition and frustration spent on the ladder, here we are to the playoffs of the fourth Official Ladder Tournament. There's been a lot of things going on over the last four cycles, so let's give everyone a show in playoffs too! The competition will be fierce and we all hope we'll get to see interesting and high-level SM OU battles between you all.

Despite what the original ruleset said, the pairings will be randomized with no regards to placement within the qualification. There was a lot of discussion regarding seeding, and how the ELO between cycles are not exactly comparable and doesn't translate well to overall skill. This is a fair point, and since the competitiveness of the tournament won't be negatively affected by changing it, we'll instead use the randomized brackets.

Remember, THIS IS A DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT! All matches are to be played in a BEST OF THREE format, and all standard SM OU rules apply.

Finally, before going into the pairings, we'd like to profit of the occasion to thank the PS Staff, from the owners to the moderators, for making the ladder phase of the tournament possible and smoother in its running. We appreciated your help and support, even if PS was quite wonky at time. Now, without further ado...

Round 1

Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion
meepsvictory VS. Zuchtrest


Please, let us know in the thread when you will be playing once your games are scheduled, we would all very much like to spectate some (hopefully) quality battles between you all.

Deadline
Sunday, September 10th @ 11:59 EST

Deadlines are only a week (or so), so try not to john too much.

Spreadsheet where you can enter when you'll be playing, to let others know
 
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z0mOG

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#4
Empo VS. imsosorrylol - plz no
Sabella VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface - mexican daddy
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser - idk liones
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto - master vs student
Ojama VS. ABR - 2nd highlight, would love to seen an upset tho
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly - wtf
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind - although considering how hard it was for SW to make playoffs, i wouldnt be surprised if vertex wins
Cdumas VS. blunder - highlight match, id like to see more of cdu before i predict him tho
Zokuru VS. Floppy - this series will be one of the dumbest ever
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest - sleeper OU goat
 

Posho

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#5
Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine
VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele
VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion
meeper123
VS. Zuchtrest

These play-offs look really good, so I'm hoping all of you are able to give an spectacle. There are many good friends here, so I wish them the best of luck.
 
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Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR - highlight iirc
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind - w/e both should lose
Cdumas VS. blunder - second best series, cdumas have been p solid
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion - really interesting as well
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest

Rooting for blunder tricking and booty, gl n_n
 
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me vs xtra


Empo VS. imsosorrylol - both too crazy cant predict
Sabella VS. HQuaze - Sabella has some cool ideas and im sure they'll work great vs hquaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface - hl series
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush - looks even to me but going with caron :')
Liones VS. Kickasser - Liones is a pretty good builder dunno how kickasser is like after w/e happened in wcop
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto - I DONT KNOW WHO THE OTHER GUY IS HE SOUNDS HANDSOME BUT DOUBT HE WINS
Ojama VS. ABR - Both good players, the thing I really wanna see about these play offs is if the "old gens players" will try and create their own sm teams or go to other people for building, either way solid match.
Shoka VS. Tricking - PORCO DIO PAPA PIZZA
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye
VS. Leftiez - hiye is better than i thought......
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon - shedinja will be cteamed
Vertex VS. SoulWind - Vertex has more experience in this tier and could probably build some sick teams but soulwind has more overall solid play so culd go either way
Cdumas VS. blunder - hl match #2
Zokuru VS. Floppy - stall wont b enough for cool trainer gorgie
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion - OMG SHOW EM WHY U WERE FEARED EARLY - MID 2015
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest - i dont know meeps is pretty solid but zuchtrest practically qualified twice ... could go either way
 
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Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella vs. Hquaze
Alexander
VS. reyscarface
Caronsmith VS. bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine
VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele
VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. Soulwind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru
VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. BlackOblivion
meeper123
VS. Zuchtrest
 

Lycans

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#12
Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella vs. Hquaze
Alexander VS. reyscarface
Caronsmith VS. bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine
VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele
VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. Soulwind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. BlackOblivion
meeper123
VS. Zuchtrest

Rooting for Cdumas and SoulWind gl guys
 

MegaStarUniverse

Tournament Banned
#14
Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. Hquaze
Alexander VS. reyscarface
Caronsmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. Soulwind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. BlackOblivion
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest

lots of good match ups, hope to see some upsets :heart:
 

blunder

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#15
gonna do some predix cuz havent done these in a while.........

Empo VS. imsosorrylol - cheese fest imbound, normally i would expect these guys to throw a darts at something like this ->
and then play their series but i actually followed both of their runs this olt and i think they both play well enuf. im expectin some safe teams with maybe some WILD picks from empo bc he was using a moltres team yesterday. i think sorry is a lot better than his username would suggest and like most players in this tour besides rey and abr, hes aggressive

Sabella vs. Hquaze - this is a great matchup since both of these dudes qualified using those absolutely retarded chansey balance hybrids idek. hquaze had cycle 1 on lock and had like two alts at 2100 or something insane and actually is pretty good and sabella finally made it in the last cycle after some tough runs. i think both are going to use some really creative shit i hope the plays are just as good, gonna predict sabella cuz i think this is hquaze first tournament and while i think "tour experience" is pretty bad reasoning im gonna use it here.

Alexander VS. reyscarface - game i want to see most this round. i predict alexander to win all of olt should i fall but since wcop he has shown that sm was easy for him to learn and be good at. the problem w this tho is that alexander has a 50/50 chance of bringing garbage to his battle but i think the playing ability is certainly there. i think rey is gonna come w some good balances bc thats all he ever uses but jus like alexander the playin ability is there, if not more. cant decide this one tho, but if i had to give an edge it would be to rey because alexander uses maels week 3 spl HYDREIGON??? team in the current meta and rey chomped that team in spl.


Caronsmith VS. bushtush - nothing against bushtush - love all the way from canada, but caronsmith apparently built tht kyuremb team or stole it and made it good or w/e i dont know, but what i do know is that im like 2-30 vs that team so im going to put my odds on him.


Liones VS. Kickasser - cool match, wanted to play kick in wcop but alas he got too scared of me. liones literally only logs onto this site for olt and lo and behold here he is back for olt. that bein said he dominated cycle 2 for almost the entire week and ill never forget when he logged on w 15 mins left, got 1 with trick room and won in like 2 minutes. kick is a really cool aggro player but since his stour run i haven't seen much and what i have seen hasn't been as impressive so i'm not too sure. gonna give it to kick tho because i think he can play amazing when he's on pt.

xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto -
FIRE GAME, can't wait to see ho 4-6 times in this set, but in all seriousness i think that kanto is a lot more varied since in the last 9 years xtra exclusively runs suicide lead + ghost + 4 mons with 134 atk + skillwise i haven't seen shit from xtrashine in sm but he's always doin his thing so i have to root for him...


Ojama VS. ABR - most older players in new gens always use the balance type shit because its comfortable, or they use stall so i was impressed to see that ojama qualified for the most part with kanto's diancie kartana hyper offense. i think abr is a lot more seasoned altho his playing hasn't been as good this year as he was last year. that bein said i can't go against him in this matchup and i think ojama's best bet is to be unpredictable w team choice bc the playing skill is there, i just fear this series will be decided at matchup.

Shoka VS. Tricking - stall every game / balls deep tricking getting games when hes top 8 and theres still like two days left

Fardin VS. Googly - best stall player of all time after zokuru and have not seen fardin play a game before


Hiye VS. Leftiez - leftiez will easily win olt should me and prinz the magnificent go down. i think hes hit his stride in sm and he is one of my favorite builders in the tier. i also have seen hiyes name for like three years now and i know he's also a really good builder in new gens so im really lookin forward to this bc both ppl gonna be whippin their new creations and techs on the battlefield. all 3 of leftiez will have 16 hp 240 speed ada scarf dugtrio too

Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon - two stall (BAN ME PLEASE)

Vertex VS. Soulwind - vertex is a god bc he qualified with rain on high ladder which gets 6-0ed by zap mola, idk how u even do that but i am really happy that soulwind qualified after four efforts and totally crushed this cycle. edge to soulwind cuz bias

Cdumas VS. blunder - friday 4:30 pm est

Zokuru VS. Floppy - zokuru is just gonna stall twice vs kartana hoopa regular ho, really hope this series doesn't go this way

c0mp VS. BlackOblivion - blackoblivion had a great world cup performance and qualified cycle 1 so i think he'll take this one. haven't seen c0mp play since the bro fist game but he has cool ass teams

meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest - zuchtrest another legend because he qualified cycle 2 and forgot to sign up, shoutouts to mob barley, and then qualified the cycle right after like it was nothing. meeps used chansey balance hybrids so won't root for him
 
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Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. Hquaze
Alexander VS. reyscarface
Caronsmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. Soulwind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. BlackOblivion
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest
 

Yoshizilla315

Tournament Banned
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Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella
VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion
meeper123
VS. Zuchtrest
 
#19
Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella vs. Hquaze
Alexander VS. reyscarface
Caronsmith VS. bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. Soulwind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. BlackOblivion
meeper123 VS. Zuchtrest
 
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In all actuality this is an ultra talented group of players, suppose it worked out for the best that we didn't get rid of OLT this time around as there are a ton of good matches coming our way (hopefully).

Alex, ABR, Blunder or BO to win it most likely. Expecting Updated Kanto to make a really good run.
 
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Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. imsosorrylol
Hquaze VS. imsosorrylol
Alexander VS. imsosorrylol
reyscarface VS. imsosorrylol
Caronsmith VS. imsosorrylol
bushtush VS. imsosorrylol
Liones VS. imsosorrylol
Kickasser VS. imsosorrylol
xtra$hine VS. imsosorrylol
Updated Kanto VS. imsosorrylol
Ojama VS. imsosorrylol
ABR VS. imsosorrylol
Shoka VS. imsosorrylol
Tricking VS. imsosorrylol
Fardin VS. imsosorrylol
Googly VS. imsosorrylol
Hiye VS. imsosorrylol
Leftiez VS. imsosorrylol
Ciele VS. imsosorrylol
stfu its a cartoon VS. imsosorrylol
Vertex VS. imsosorrylol
Soulwind VS. imsosorrylol
Cdumas VS. imsosorrylol
blunder VS. imsosorrylol
Zokuru VS. imsosorrylol
Floppy VS. imsosorrylol
c0mp VS. imsosorrylol
BlackOblivion VS. imsosorrylol
meeper123 VS. imsosorrylol
Zuchtrest VS. imsosorrylol
 
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