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The Offstat Tournament - Signups!

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Level 51, Oct 20, 2012.

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    The Offstat Tourney

    Introduction

    Have you ever wondered how Focus Blast Machamp would fare? How about Choice Band Alakazam? It seems pretty obvious that these sets would be outclassed in standard OU matches. But if everyone's Pokemon were like this, would they go far? Well now is the time to find out!

    Rules

    • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
    • Best of three, single elimination.
    • 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. If you're uncomfortable playing on Pokemon Showdown, matches can be played on Pokemon Online v2, which has also updated to BW2.
    Special Rules
    • This tournament is standard BW2 OU, except:
    • Pokemon may only use attacks coming off their weaker attack stat (e.g. Machamp can only use Special moves, Espeon can only use Physical moves)*. Status and other non-attacking moves are allowed (e.g. Thunder Wave, Swords Dance, Rain Dance, Protect, Substitute, etc.).
    • Only Pokemon with a difference of at least 50 between their Attack and Special Attack stats are allowed. The list of allowed Pokemon is provided below.
    • For balancing purposes, no hazards are allowed.
    *Night Shade is treated as a regular Special move; Seismic Toss is treated as a regular Physical move.


    List of allowed Pokemon, courtesy of Earthworm:
    Code:
    Abra
    Absol
    Aggron
    Alakazam
    Anorith
    Armaldo
    Axew
    Beheeyem
    Bisharp
    Blissey
    Bonsly
    Bouffalant
    Braviary
    Breloom
    Chandelure
    Conkeldurr
    Cranidos
    Darmanitan [B](Zen Mode Darmanitan is not allowed, because it always breaks Clause 2)[/B]
    Darumaka
    Dodrio
    Doduo
    Donphan
    Drilbur
    Druddigon
    Duosion
    Durant
    Escavalier
    Espeon
    Fraxure
    Gallade
    Garchomp
    Gardevoir
    Gastly
    Gengar
    Geodude
    Gigalith
    Glaceon
    Gliscor
    Golem
    Golurk
    Granbull
    Gurdurr
    Gyarados
    Hariyama
    Haunter
    Haxorus
    Heracross
    Hitmonchan
    Hitmonlee
    Hitmontop
    Jynx
    Kabutops
    Kadabra
    Kangaskhan
    Keldeo [B](Keldeo-R is not allowed, because it must by definition always utilise Secret Sword, hence Breaking Clause 2)[/B]
    Kingler
    Krabby
    Krookodile
    Lampent
    Leafeon
    Lilligant
    Machamp
    Machoke
    Magnemite
    Magneton
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Meloetta [B](Meloetta-P is not allowed, because it must first come from a Relic Song-using Meloetta, which breaks Clause 2)[/B]
    Mr. Mime
    Musharna
    Omanyte
    Omastar
    Pinsir
    Porygon-Z
    Rampardos
    Regice
    Regigigas
    Regirock
    Reuniclus
    Rhydon
    Rhyhorn
    Rhyperior
    Roggenrola
    Roserade
    Sandshrew
    Sandslash
    Sawk
    Scizor
    Scyther
    Shedinja
    Slaking
    Smoochum
    Sneasel
    Solosis
    Staraptor
    Stoutland
    Sudowoodo
    Tauros
    Terrakion
    Throh
    Timburr
    Togekiss
    Trapinch
    Ursaring
    Volcarona
    Weavile
    Zangoose
    Required Reading for Tournaments (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
    Participants

    Players will be selected based on a 62.5% first come first serve and 37.5% randomized basis. Signups will be open for 48 hours, or more if signups are close to reaching a threshold number. You are encouraged to put your teams together now while sign-ups are taking place to save time once Round 1 is posted.


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    48. Django
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