The Offstat Tournament - Signups!

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The Offstat Tourney

Introduction

drawing a skinny machamp and a buff alakazam is so fun haha
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
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.


  1. Raseri
  2. MikeDecIsHere
  3. blarajan
  4. FLCL
  5. dragonuser
  6. V0x
  7. Jayde
  8. rlyn99
  9. lijero13ss
  10. Pkrs
  11. Kennen
  12. Oglemi
  13. llvallejoll
  14. shartruce2
  15. pokebasket
  16. LucaroarkZ
  17. T-Dogg
  18. V4Victini
  19. Afonso97
  20. Myzozoa
  21. DarkLoïc
  22. Dude24
  23. LuckOverSkill
  24. Vinc2612
  25. SoulWind
  26. McMeghan
  27. Weegee the haxer
  28. Wobbanaut
  29. shnen
  30. Ada
  31. MAlkaviano
  32. Sujiro Kifuja
  33. papai noel
  34. Living Things
  35. Turnip123
  36. Cicada
  37. CrashinBoomBang
  38. Princess Bri
  39. ThePillsburyDoughBoy
  40. ZoroDark
  41. WhiteQueen
  42. Rydro
  43. braveswin11
  44. Nike
  45. Brap
  46. TalkingLion
  47. Eranu
  48. Django
  49. Arcticblast
  50. jas61292
  51. The Immortal
  52. Hantsuki
  53. King
  54. Xelgodis
  55. Demist
  56. zpattack12
  57. The Unlucky one
  58. V17
  59. Double01
  60. Iconic
  61. Espeon65
  62. Metal Sonic
  63. breh
  64. ~GreenCore
  65. Theorymon
  66. Woodchuck
  67. mostwanted
  68. jonathanrp
  69. alexwolf
  70. relaunched
  71. TCskux
  72. zfs
  73. Colchonero
  74. Vrille
  75. FelixMinamimoto
  76. CheezitKing
  77. SethZiBritannia
  78. Brotom
  79. IceCarAdler
  80. DrMohammadLi
  81. Orichalcos Owl
  82. Blue Eon
  83. H-C
  84. HeroponRiki
  85. senegal
  86. Zacchaeus
  87. Husky
  88. shstakvchlvr
  89. kael
  90. Funkasaurus
  91. NidokingKing
  92. thallium
  93. Snowflakes
  94. Rust
  95. RoryReloaded
  96. Joim
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