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The NU Open I - Round 2

Discussion in 'Smogon Grand Slam' started by Zebraiken, Sep 10, 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

    A few coinflips / activity wins I missed in the last post:

    MOET vs The Hitman
    shrang vs Dr Ciel
    davidness v. Foster

    Extension

    undisputed vs JabbaTheGriffin
    papai noel vs breh

    Extensions have 3 days (September 13th) to complete their matches before I coinflip them. Please get them done as soon as possible, thanks!

    Round 2 Matchups:

    kuja20 vs Vinc2612
    Master of the Six Kings vs shrang
    Nachos vs Demist
    DestinyUnknown vs JabbaTheGriffin
    Pkrs vs MikeDecIsHere
    Pedrock vs Django
    uxsee vs senegal
    mostwanted vs T-Dogg
    MMF vs Fiction.
    Arc Tech vs FLCL
    Pocket vs -Manu-
    breh vs TrollFreak
    SoulWind vs Annoyer
    Redjar vs Brotom
    CheezitKing vs Ningildo
    AuraRayquaza vs SilentVerse
    The Hitman vs Heist
    Ginku vs Malekith
    Bloo vs DrMohammadLi
    davidness vs mfhoundoom
    Pidge vs Friar
    Double01 vs Zebraiken
    Vintage Books vs Mew
    Philip7086 vs shnen
    FelixMinamimoto vs Ciele
    HSA vs MarceloDK
    Nexuz vs Infinity.Cypher
    Nelson-X vs McMeghan
    kokoloko vs The Immortal
    -Green- vs blarajan
    Hantsuki vs Amell
    CrashinBoomBang vs srk1214

    Highlight Matches

    Pedrock vs Django

    Brazilian not-so-superstar, Pedrock, faces off against one of NUs most prominent battlers in a battle that will be remembered for days to come. Pedrock has been doing very well for himself throughout the Grand Slam, but Django, aka. Dongo, aka. Dingle has a plethora of NU knowledge backing him up. Will Pedrock be able to ride his wave of success through yet another round of an Open or will Dongo's superior knowledge of the tier lead him to victory? Only time will tell. ~kokoloko

    Ginku vs Malekith

    While neither one of these players are really known for their NU battling prowess, both of them have had their fair share of success in the tournaments scene. With--not one, but two--recent tournament victories, Ginky is certainly on a roll, but that by no means puts Smogon Tour XIII runner-up, Malekith, at a disadvantage. As one of Spain's most prominent battlers, he's certain to give the barely-out-of-COPPA-range black German kid a run for his money. Regardless of the outcome, this is sure to be an entertaining series of battles! ~kokoloko

    Double01 vs Zebraiken

    Double01 stands out as a decent player among the playerbase commonly regarded as the worst on Smogon, RU's. The real reason for this highlight is none other than NUs very own leader: Zebstriker! Will Double01 be able to pull an upset? Probably not. But if he does, Zebacon can certainly look forward to being immortalized in a certain IRC channel's Hall of Shame for all eternity. ~kokoloko

    Nelson-X vs McMeghan

    McMeghan, a player who just about everyone in the tournaments circuit has heard of by now, faces off against his fellow "almost a shoe-in for top 8" competitor Nelson-X. While neither player is particularly known for their NU prowess, their general battling ability should nevertheless make this series a very entertaining one. And with McMeghan being undefeated so far in Grand Slam and Nelson-X having been eliminated from only a single Open, the dynamic of this match-up promises to be just as interesting. ~kokoloko

    Deadline is September 18th.

    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. FLCL

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    vm'd pedrock
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    So, I've drawn Eo round 1 twice in the Opens, and now that I beat him, I get Bloo in round 2.

    What the actual hell, guys. I'll VM tomorrow...
  6. kokoloko

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    vm'd hsa ~n_n~
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    Shining Latios still hasn't been on since yesterday at 7am. I'll keep checking, but wanted to keep you informed.
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    So, which irc channel (irc hates me ;A;) should I be visiting to find the hall of shame, anyway?
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    lmao why would you let koko write anything of importance
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    ^^

    Lol anyways I plan to play zebraiken today.
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    I sent another VM to Breh, still waiting for a response.
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    Dingle, Malekith, Zebraiken and McMeghan.

    Good luck all ~
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    Django, Ginku, Zebraiken and McMeghan
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    Pedrock vs Django
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    my R1 opponent is unable to battle today at the time we scheduled, and is giving me the win.
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    Beat Pedrock in 2 with some luck on my side. Sorry about that and ggs
  21. emirinho

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    i never gave you the win i just wasnt able to come on time because i had an important job to do. I would like to ask for an extension.
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    In contact with Ginku.
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    You edited your vm...
  25. Double01

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    lost to zeb 2-0 in fun games ggs.
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