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The NU Open I - Quarter-Finals

Discussion in 'Smogon Grand Slam' started by Zebraiken, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. Zebraiken

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    amazing logo by Zracknel!

    Welcome to the NU Open, where all of your old favorites like Charizard and Pikachu (lol) reside. We're almost at the end of the Grand Slam, so do your best in the final stretch!

    Tournament Rules:
    • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
    • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
    • Standard BW2 NU.
    • Best of three, single elimination.
    • The banlist for this tournament is the same as the NU ladder of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Showdown.
    • If tier changes occur during the middle of a round, they will take effect in the subsequent round.
    • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown! unless both players agree otherwise.*

    Gothitelle is BANNED from UU, and thus from the NU Open.

    a bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (open)
    Identity

    I expect many battles to be completed under alts and I expect many battles to be completed on other servers to prevent scouting. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.

    Scouting

    Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on PO. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter.

    With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so don't be too mean.

    Timer Clause

    As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.

    Disconnections

    If a player disconnects and either player contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If it is agreed between players that this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Do not do it.

    I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.


    Battle Clauses:
    • Evasion Clause
    • OHKO Clause
    • Sleep Clause
    • Species Clause
    • Timed Battle
    • Team Preview

    Quarterfinal Matchups:

    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele
    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang
    blarajan vs Nachos

    Highlight Matches:

    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang

    This is the match to see! In the left corner, we have McMeghan, a user who has had a lot of success in the tournament scene, including all of the Grand Slam tournaments, and was voted the most desirable user on Smogon! (tallies were recorded by Earthworm). In the other corner, we have NU Council and QC member, recent favorite of Smogon Tour 13, and local drunkard of #neverused CrashingBoomBang. While it looks like CBB has the upperhand here with all of his experience, McMeghan has proven that he is extremely versatile in all tiers. Will CBB put an end to Earthworm's wet dream? Or will McMeghan finally give Django a reason to ban CBB from #neverused? ~MikeDecIsHere

    as always, if anyone wants to do hl matches please contact me!

    Deadline is October 5th.

    Quick note about activity wins. If your opponent gives you an explicit date and time he can play, or he gives you exact times where he's free, please DO NOT simply respond with "i'm free sometime next week." That will get your opponent the activity win every time. Make an effort to actually schedule a match. A lot of activity wins last round were decided because of this.
  2. FelixMinamimoto

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    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele - close.
    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang - ha, they meet again.
    blarajan vs Nachos
  3. Nachos

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    Made contact with blarajan.
  4. FLCL

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    vm'ed senegal

    Zebraiken vs Ciele
    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang
    blarajan vs Nachos
  5. Furai

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    Much agreed though Meghan vs CBB should be a phenomenal match
  6. blarajan

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    wait how the fuck did i make top 8
  7. MikeDecIsHere

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    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele - Zeb knows a lot more about NU, but Ciele is a fucking phenomenal battler. Should be close if Zeb doesn't play dumb :1
    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang - going with CBB because we share a much deserved love for Bulky CB Golurk, sorry McM! <3
    blarajan vs Nachos - stop Blara!
  8. Django

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    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele - sorry Ciele ;~;
    McMeghanvs CrashinBoomBang
    blarajan vs Nachos

    edit: I beat blarajan 2-1 btw, you can replace him with me
  9. kokoloko

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    nice matchups again

    CBB and Zeb imo; they actually play NU.
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    fun while it lasted, albeit a very stupid and unfitting end

    gl next rounds!
  11. FLCL

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    won 2-0, sorry about the hax in game 2
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    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele
    McMeghanvs CrashinBoomBang
    blarajan vs Nachos
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    just to clarify, you cannot use metang until the next round at the very earliest. i am not sure whether or not we are going to take into account tier shifts for the rest of the grand slam, but i'll get that sorted out before the next round is up.
  17. blarajan

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    Won 2-1 against Nachos, ggs man!
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    Yeah I lost 2-1, ggs.
  19. MikeDecIsHere

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    I'm sure that will ruin a lot of teams :1
  20. Kennen

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    FLCL vs senegal
    Zebraiken vs Ciele
    McMeghan vs CrashinBoomBang
    blarajan vs Nachos
  21. Zebraiken

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    I won vs Ciele 2-0 in some very close games, the former involving a crucial speed tie and the latter actually ending in a tie. GGs though!
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    Confirming, good games
  23. Zebraiken

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    I'm gonna post the next round early because everyone but cbb and McMeghan have been done for ages. They'll have an extension through the weekend to get their match done.
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