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The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament - Round 2

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Eo Ut Mortus, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Eo Ut Mortus

    Eo Ut Mortus Elodin Smells
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    Signups / Round 1

    If you haven't heard, we've decided to revise Smogon's tiering system. Everyone knows that the OU council is run by people who don't actually play, and suspect tests are just ban-happy bandwagoning fools who don't appreciate what Blaziken and Shaymin-S contribute to the metagame. Our new system will be a democracy: everyone will have a say.

    The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament

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    Rules:
    Standard OU rules apply
    - No Ubers
    - Evasion Clause
    - OHKO Clause
    - Sleep Clause
    - Species Clause
    - Drizzle + Swift Swim Clause
    - Moody Clause
    - Wifi Battle
    - Timed Battle

    This is a BW2 Tournament. Battles are to be played by default on Showdown, but can be played on PO if both people agree.

    Sign-up Instructions (open)
    In your sign-up post, include exactly two Pokemon, moves, or items you wish to ban. Please use the following format:

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    You can ban two Pokemon (Hippowdon and Flaaffy)
    You can ban two moves (Lava Plume and Flare Blitz)
    You can ban two items (Fist Plate and Magnet)
    You can ban a Pokemon and a move (Reuniclus and Icy Wind)
    You can ban a Pokemon and an item (Dragonite and Leftovers)
    You can ban a move and an item (Hyper Beam and Life Orb)

    If you ban the original Pokemon, it will NOT ban any alternate formes.

    You CANNOT ban combinations (U-turn + Earth Power, Stone Edge + Close Combat on Terrakion)
    You CANNOT ban parts of Pokemon (Speed Boost on Sharpedo, Magic Mirror Xatu)
    You CANNOT ban strategies (Dragon Spam, VoltTurn)
    You CANNOT ban abilities (Sheer Force, Flash Fire)
    You CANNOT ban users (Bloo, Stone_Cold)

    You may not ban the same thing twice (yourself). That's just pointless, and I will not count your sign-up post if you do so. If you really don't want to ban anything else, ban Magikarp.

    Whatever you ban will remain banned for EVERYONE in the tournament--that is, until you lose. If you lose in this tournament, you will be deemed unqualified to act as a tiering leader and will be assassinated by Smogon administrators in the middle of the night. Your bans will be revoked at the beginning of the tournament's next round.

    You may ban something even if other people have already banned it. Bans enacted by multiple people will remain in effect until all people with the same ban are eliminated.

    You cannot change your bans! Nobody likes a flipflop tiering leader.

    Substitutes' bans will not take effect. Substitutes will adopt the bans of the players whose positions they take.

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    I have included the banlists both in the form of a spreadsheet and in hide tags below. I have also included a list of available OU Pokemon.

    Make sure to review these lists carefully!

    Spreadsheet

    Banned Pokemon (open)
    Ability Dependent
    Hippopotas
    Snover
    Vulpix

    OU
    Blissey (3)
    Breloom
    Deoxys-D
    Dragonite (4)
    Ferrothorn
    Gliscor
    Haxorus
    Hippowdon (2)
    Jirachi (6)
    Keldeo
    Landorus-T
    Latios
    Ninetales (5)
    Politoed (8)
    Reuniclus (2)
    Scizor
    Tentacruel (2)
    Terrakion (2)
    Thundurus-T (9)
    Tornadus-T (3)
    Tyranitar (2)
    Volcarona

    BL
    Kyurem

    UU
    Kingdra
    Scrafty

    BL2/RU/NU
    Amoonguss
    Durant

    Banned Moves (open)
    Baton Pass (4)
    Bulk Up
    Calm Mind
    Draco Meteor
    Dragon Claw
    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Pulse
    Earthquake
    Hidden Power
    Hurricane
    Iron Head
    Outrage
    Quiver Dance (2)
    Rapid Spin
    Recover (2)
    Roost
    Sandstorm
    Scald
    Shell Smash (2)
    Spikes (5)
    Spore (2)
    Stealth Rock (9)
    Stone Edge
    Substitute (2)
    Sunny Day
    Tailwind
    Toxic
    Toxic Spikes (2)
    U-turn (3)
    Volt Switch (3)
    Will-O-Wisp

    Banned Items (open)
    Bridgemail D
    Choice Scarf (4)
    Eviolite (2)
    Iron Ball
    Lagging Tail
    Leaf Stone
    Muscle Band
    Rocky Helmet
    Wise Glasses

    Available OU Pokemon (open)
    Abomasnow
    Alakazam
    Celebi
    Chansey
    Cloyster
    Conkeldurr
    Donphan
    Dugtrio
    Espeon
    Forretress
    Gastrodon
    Gengar
    Gyarados
    Heatran
    Hydreigon
    Infernape
    Jellicent
    Jolteon
    Landorus
    Latias
    Lucario
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Metagross
    Mew
    Rotom-W
    Salamence
    Skarmory
    Starmie
    Tornadus
    Toxicroak
    Vaporeon
    Venusaur
    Virizion

    Unbanned (open)
    Pokemon
    Abomasnow
    Chansey
    Conkeldurr
    Heatran
    Hydreigon
    Latias
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Munchlax
    Pikachu
    Salamence
    Skarmory
    Slowbro
    Snorlax
    Wobbuffet

    Moves
    Brave Bird
    Charge Beam
    Close Combat
    Focus Blast
    Giga Drain
    Light Screen
    Protect
    Pursuit
    Rain Dance
    Reflect
    Softboiled
    Superpower
    Swords Dance
    Thunder Wave

    Items
    Choice Band
    Choice Specs
    Flame Orb
    Focus Sash
    Leftovers
    Life Orb

    Notable bans (does not include everything):
    - All auto-weather EXCEPT Hail has been banned for this round. All weather-inducing moves EXCEPT for Hail and Rain Dance have been banned.
    - All entry hazards have been banned for this round.
    - All Hidden Powers have been banned.
    - Calm Mind and Bulk Up have been banned.
    - Recover and Roost have been banned for this round. Slack Off, Milk Drink, Heal Order, and Softboiled remain unbanned.
    - Toxic, Spore, and Will-O-Wisp have been banned.
    - Scald has been banned.
    - Draco Meteor, Outrage, Dragon Claw, and Dragon Pulse have all been banned. The strongest 100% accuracy Dragon move is now Dragonbreath.
    - Choice Scarf remains banned.

    Notable unbans:
    - Abomasnow has been unbanned and is now the only available automatic weather inducer. The move Rain Dance has also been unbanned.
    - Swords Dance has been unbanned.
    - Thunder Wave has been unbanned.
    - Many usable items have been unbanned, including Choice Band, Choice Specs, Life Orb, and very importantly, Leftovers. Choice Scarf still remains banned.
    - Latias, Hydreigon, and Salamence have all been unbanned; unfortunately, their STAB Dragon moves remain banned.


    Extensions:
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 9. ~GreenCore
    73. Foster vs 105. KelseyH

    If ~GreenCore loses, Iron Head will not be unbanned until Round 3.

    Deadline: Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00 PM CDT (GMT -5)

    Activity wins:
    66. Level 51 vs 117. Iconic
    83. blaaz vs 133. Audiosurfer
    3. Jets vs 121. Orichalcos Owl
    108. Cicada vs 71. PsYch07ic
    22. .Robert vs 67. Malekith
    54. Honus vs 49. complete legitimacy
    34. Noodlez vs 77. Dusk209
    100. Asek vs 102. Agammemnon
    75. Novaray vs 136. CS4m
    31. rairyan vs 131. ShadowFC
    11. AkHolic vs 101. The Kyle
    44. FelixMinamimoto vs 56. AuraRayquaza
    118. SethZiBritannia vs 76. Alakapimp
    21. Amell vs 135. R7Rules
    28. CheezitKing vs 43. Lamppost
    24. Hangover vs 119. Brotom

    Coinflips:
    72. Ningildo vs 13. LighTz911
    30. Marshall.Law vs 53. Noblesse Oblige
    18. mostwanted vs 107. Anno nyme

    Pairings:
    117. Iconic vs 112. ThisMysteriousGuy
    79. sheep vs 12. reyscarface
    123. Living Things vs 68. Ginku
    93. toshimelonhead vs 105. KelseyH
    33. zdrup15 vs 122. Ricky Horror
    53. Noblesse Oblige vs 35. Dracule Mihawk
    98. bluewooper vs 129. papai noel
    80. wiiii vs 43. Lamppost
    21. Amell vs 131. ShadowFC
    111. Infinity.Cypher vs 8. CrashinBoomBang
    116. Lady Bug vs 65. Soulwind
    89. Seco453 vs 100. Asek
    49. complete legitimacy vs 1. Heist
    81. DestinyUnknown vs 136. CS4m
    77. Dusk209 vs 18. mostwanted
    91. Cristal vs 10. blarajan
    47. Jirachi vs 76. Alakapimp
    15. wilson46 vs 67. Malekith
    7. Lavos Spawn vs 24. Hangover
    29. Magik vs 46. fatty
    106. Evil vs 61. DetroitLolcat
    37. Megan_Fox vs 3. Jets
    11. AkHolic vs 109. Cloudbreaker
    25. zorbees vs 108. Cicada
    82. -Manu- vs 44. 56. AuraRayquaza
    26. Expert Physics vs 69. Zebraiken
    96. DarkLoic vs 127. AlphaJolt
    50. DC. vs 59. undisputed
    124. cescken vs 51. rockhp31
    5. Myzozoa vs 62. Tobes
    115. vonFiedler vs 64. Steven Snype
    83. blaaz vs 13. LighTz911

    Pairings w/Bans (open)
    117. Iconic (Breloom / Keldeo) vs 112. ThisMysteriousGuy (Thundurus-T / Eviolite)
    79. sheep (Politoed / Tyranitar) vs 12. reyscarface (Reuniclus / Deoxys-D)
    123. Living Things (Jirachi / Gliscor) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)
    93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore) vs 105. KelseyH (Dragonite / Terrakion)
    33. zdrup15 (Tentacruel / Ferrothorn) vs 122. Ricky Horror (Blissey / Toxic Spikes)
    53. Noblesse Oblige (Blissey / U-turn) vs 35. Dracule Mihawk (Thundurus-T / Jirachi)
    98. bluewooper (Stealth Rock / Recover) vs 129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite)
    80. wiiii (Stealth Rock / Politoed) vs 43. Lamppost (Latios / Thundurus-T)
    21. Amell (Terrakion / Haxorus) vs 131. ShadowFC (Scizor / Dragonite)
    111. Infinity.Cypher (U-turn / Volt Switch) vs 8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock)
    116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 65. Soulwind (Politoed / Ninetales)
    89. Seco453 (Tyranitar / Shell Smash) vs 100. Asek (Earthquake / Choice Scarf)
    49. complete legitimacy (Politoed / Baton Pass) vs 1. Heist (Politoed / Scald)
    81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 136. CS4m (Volt Switch / Ninetales)
    77. Dusk209 (Stealth Rock / Stone Edge) vs 18. mostwanted (Rocky Helmet / Volcarona)
    91. Cristal (Stealth Rock / Hippowdon) vs 10. blarajan (Quiver Dance / Dragon Dance)
    47. Jirachi (Rapid Spin / Kingdra) vs 76. Alakapimp (Roost / Calm Mind)
    15. wilson46 (Spikes / Jirachi) vs 67. Malekith (Draco Meteor / Outrage)
    7. Lavos Spawn (Spore / Ninetales) vs 24. Hangover (U-turn / Volt Switch)
    29. Magik (Substitute / Hidden Power) vs 46. fatty (Politoed / Reuniclus)
    106. Evil (Bulk Up / Tailwind) vs 61. DetroitLolcat (Recover / Toxic)
    37. Megan_Fox (Stealth Rock / Thundurus-T) vs 3. Jets (Baton Pass / Politoed)
    11. AkHolic (Toxic Spikes / Dragonite) vs 109. Cloudbreaker (Vulpix / Sunny Day)
    25. zorbees (Iron Ball / Lagging Tail) vs 108. Cicada (Durant / Will-O-Wisp)
    82. -Manu- (Hippopotas / Snover) vs 56. AuraRayquaza (Tornadus-T / Thundurus-T)
    26. Expert Physics (Dragon Claw / Dragon Pulse) vs 69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes)
    96. DarkLoic (Shell Smash / Thundurus-T) vs 127. AlphaJolt (Hurricane / Sandstorm)
    50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi) vs 59. undisputed (Stealth Rock / Spikes)
    124. cescken (Ninetales / Quiver Dance) vs 51. rockhp31 (Hippowdon / Thundurus-T)
    5. Myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass) vs 62. Tobes (Bridgemail D / Leaf Stone)
    115. vonFiedler (Stealth Rock / Scrafty) vs 64. Steven Snype (Kyurem / Landorus-T)
    83. blaaz (Muscle Band / Wise Glasses) vs 13. LighTz911 (Tornadus-T / Amoonguss)


    Deadline: August 11 at 11:59 PM CDT (GMT-5)
  2. Eo Ut Mortus

    Eo Ut Mortus Elodin Smells
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    Highlight Matches


    116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 65. Soulwind (Politoed / Ninetales)

    Rising star Soulwind has been performing well in tournaments, but can he beat Lady Bug? It'll be tough for sure; with Abomasnow, Galvantula, and Golurk all unbanned, Lady Bug is a clear favorite for this round.

    49. complete legitimacy (Politoed / Baton Pass) vs 1. Heist (Politoed / Scald)

    Two of the greatest RU players are thrust into unfamiliar OU territory in this match. Will Heist ride his Meganium to victory or be crushed by complete legimatacy's complete legitmacy?

    91. Cristal (Stealth Rock / Hippowdon) vs 10. blarajan (Quiver Dance / Dragon Dance)

    "Most susceptible to disconnect" Cristal (formerly M Dragon) faces "biggest john" (formerly kd24) in a match that one can only hope will get completed.

    5. Myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass) vs 62. Tobes (Bridgemail D / Leaf Stone)

    Tobes McGobes apparently had an issue with his in-game experience judging from his two bans. It is up to US West starter Myzozoa to defeat him and save all the Victreebel and Viloplumes.

    15. wilson46 (Spikes / Jirachi) vs 67. Malekith (Draco Meteor / Outrage)

    King wilson46 find himself against tour runner-up Malekith in a match worthy of a Bloo-rigged bracketmaker.

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    While not necessary, I request that anyone involved in a highlight match notifies me of the time it will take place and/or saves the log (c/p the log into Pastebin if playing on Showdown! since it currently doesn't save logs) and sends it to me! The logs will be posted only at the end for posterity. Anyone else is also welcomed to send logs to me.
  3. bluewooper

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    Will contact my opponent,
  4. vonFiedler

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    I'm on vacation this week. I'll come up with a Pokemon team on the plane rides, be ready when I get back. Shouldn't be hard to find Snype.
  5. Seco453

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    vm`d opponent
  6. Asek

    Asek A heart of stone, a smoking gun
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    got Seco453 VM. Will organize match.
  7. DestinyUnknown

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    I have my opponent on msn so it shouldn't be difficult to contact him ^^
  8. Asek

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    I won in a close one, GG Seco453!
  9. Seco453

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    lost to Asek in a close game, gg
  10. Jets

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    i'll make a new team and contact Megan Fox
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    Left a VM for DarkLoic.
  12. Kelsey

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    won a close game vs Foster, gg

    VMed opp
  13. Ricky Horror

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    Vm'ed opponent. [: Will set up time later.
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    activity, will definitely try and get this match done
  15. papai noel

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    Me and my opponent are in contact.
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  17. Jets

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    in contact with megan fox, activity
  18. CrashinBoomBang

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    ~Greencore has also given me the win.....
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    activity post, contacting user hangover
  20. Jirachee

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    Contacted Alakapimp
  21. ShadowFC

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    VM'ed Amell.
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  23. Magik

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    vm'ed opponent xD
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    VM'd Lamppost
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    gonna play today hopefully activity post
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