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The Smogon Classic III - Playoffs [Won by giara]

Discussion in 'The Smogon Classic' started by idiotfrommars, Jun 11, 2017.

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  1. Jimmy Turtwig

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  2. Star

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    won in 4 ggs
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  4. Energy

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    lost, ggs.
    despite some unfortunate mechanic, was still in the position to win but #RBY.
    good luck in the remainder.
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  5. Alexander.

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    May need an extension until next Tuesday / Wednesday for the next round, sorry for delay
  6. Mr.E

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    rooting for dice solely on account of ifm making him cynthia
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    playing jimmy on sunday
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  8. dice

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    we're playing tuesday @ 4:30 p.m. gmt -4
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  9. We Three Kings

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    Won 3-2 vs Star, ggs.
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  10. giara

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    unfortunate that luck played a major role in all 5 games but it was a fun run. Definitely didn't expect to get this far and thanks to everyone who helped me along the way :)
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  12. Jimmy Turtwig

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    Won against Reyscarface in an incredibly tough 5 game series, ggs man

    Replays in order of playing:

    gsc
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    rby
    bw

    Edit: links should work now
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  13. dice

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    zf take it easy, amigo
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    lost to rng in 5. obv my opponent has no control over that but it's really disappointing to outplay and still lose.

    gl in the rest, ggs
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  16. giara

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  17. Mael

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    dice and jimmy o/
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    5. Jimmy Turtwig (GSC, DPP, BW) vs 9. giara (RBY, ADV) - Jimmy's most recent set was probably my favorite of Classic so far, whereas giara did not play his best against zf and only survived due to a lot of luck in his favor. giara definitely has the upper hand in RBY, which Jimmy seems the least composed in. However, Jimmy is looking on form in every other gen, using what he is familiar with, whereas giara has been experimenting outside his comfort zone and his play has suffered as a result. No disrespect to giara, but he needs to use tried-and-true teams and play more aggressively if he wants to throw a wrench in Jimmy's generally solid gameplans. giara is certainly capable of winning, but Jimmy has been the better player in the months and weeks leading up to this match. I predict a back-and-forth series where each player wins the gen that he gets to select.

    2. dice (GSC, ADV, BW) vs 3. We Three Kings - dice just beat Alexander, one of the all-around top players right now, pretty convincingly in a 5 game series. On the other hand, W3K's shitshow of a set against starmaster left me feeling like either winner would be a snack for their next opponent. W3K only seems to feel at home in ADV, and has noticeably relied on specific team cores and conservative plays to eke out wins in other gens. dice is the best overall player remaining in Classic, and his impatient style will match up well against W3K's metered gameplay. My guess is that dice will choose BW first, which looks to be W3K's weakest gen, cruise to a quick victory, and carry that momentum through in a 3-0 sweep.
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    Goooooo dice!

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    Lost 1-3 vs dice, ggs. Good luck in finals.
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    and now we are at finals!

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    2. dice vs 9. giara

    Both of these finalists have had a long and tough route to get to this point. With dice making long runs into both the GSC and BW cups to make it as the 2nd seed, where he then took down the 3rd and 7th seeds, We Three Kings and Alexander. giara on the other hand made it to the finals of the ADV cup to secure his playoffs seed in 9th place, since then he took down the first, fifth, and eighth seeds in zf, Jimmy Turtwig, and SoulWind.

    Now both of these users will fight for the coveted Smogon Classic Trophy! Good luck to both, and post your predictions below.​
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