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The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament - Round 4

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Eo Ut Mortus, Aug 24, 2012.

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  1. Eo Ut Mortus

    Eo Ut Mortus Elodin Smells
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    Signups / Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3

    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)
    OU
    Blissey (2)
    Dragonite
    Jirachi (3)
    Ninetales (2)
    Politoed (2)
    Tentacruel
    Thundurus-T (4)
    Volcarona
    Banned Moves (open)
    Baton Pass (3)
    Quiver Dance
    Scald
    Shell Smash
    Spikes (3)
    Spore
    Stealth Rock (2)
    Substitute
    Toxic Spikes
    Banned Items (open)
    Eviolite
    Rocky Helmet
    Available OU Pokemon (open)
    Abomasnow
    Alakazam
    Breloom
    Celebi
    Chansey
    Cloyster
    Conkeldurr
    Deoxys-D
    Ferrothorn
    Gliscor
    Donphan
    Dugtrio
    Espeon
    Forretress
    Gastrodon
    Gengar
    Gyarados
    Heatran
    Hippowdon
    Hydreigon
    Infernape
    Jellicent
    Jolteon
    Keldeo
    Landorus
    Latias
    Latios
    Lucario
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Metagross
    Mew
    Reuniclus
    Rotom-W
    Salamence
    Scizor
    Skarmory
    Starmie
    Terrakion
    Tornadus
    Tornadus-T
    Toxicroak
    Tyranitar
    Vaporeon
    Venusaur
    Virizion
    Unbanned (red indicates newly available) (open)
    Pokemon
    Abomasnow
    Amoonguss
    Breloom
    Chansey
    Conkeldurr
    Deoxys-D
    Durant
    Ferrothorn
    Gliscor
    Haxorus
    Heatran
    Hippopotas
    Hippowdon
    Hydreigon
    Keldeo
    Kingdra
    Kyurem
    Landorus-T
    Latias
    Latios
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Munchlax
    Pikachu
    Reuniclus
    Salamence
    Scizor

    Scrafty
    Skarmory
    Slowbro
    Snorlax
    Snover
    Terrakion
    Tornadus-T
    Tyranitar
    Vulpix
    Wobbuffet

    Moves
    Brave Bird
    Bulk Up
    Calm Mind

    Charge Beam
    Close Combat
    Draco Meteor
    Dragon Claw
    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Pulse
    Earthquake
    Focus Blast
    Giga Drain
    Hidden Power
    Hurricane
    Iron Head
    Light Screen
    Outrage
    Protect
    Pursuit
    Rain Dance
    Rapid Spin
    Recover
    Reflect
    Roost
    Sandstorm
    Softboiled
    Stone Edge
    Sunny Day
    Superpower
    Swords Dance
    Tailwind
    Thunder Wave
    Toxic
    U-turn
    Volt Switch
    Will-O-Wisp


    Items
    Bridge Mail D
    Choice Band
    Choice Specs
    Choice Scarf
    Flame Orb
    Focus Sash
    Iron Ball
    Lagging Tail
    Leaf Stone
    Leftovers
    Life Orb
    Muscle Band
    Wise Glasses

    Notable bans (does not include everything):
    - Drizzle (Politoed) and Drought (Ninetales) are banned; all other forms of inducing weather have been unbanned
    - All entry hazards are still banned.
    - Spore is still banned.
    - Scald is still banned.
    - The only two remaining item bans are Rocky Helmet and Eviolite.
    Meloetta, Genesect, and Shadow Tag Gothitelle are all banned, seeing as they did not exist at the beginning of this tournament.

    Notable unbans:
    - Auto-sand has been unbanned.
    - Choice Scarf has been unbanned. Say goodbye to basic Speed tiers.
    - All non-OU Pokemon are available for use, including Zurusukin.
    - A bunch of BW2-exclusive threats have been unbanned, including Keldeo, Breloom, Tornadus-T, and Amoonguss. Thundurus-T remains banned, though.
    - Draco Meteor and Outrage are unbanned now, along with every Dragon besides Dragonite.
    - Hidden Power is unbanned now.

    Activity wins:
    50. DC. vs 106. Evil
    76. Alakapimp vs 116. Lady Bug
    96. DarkLoic vs 131. ShadowFC
    13. LighTz911 vs 62. myzozoa
    79. sheep vs 124. cescken

    Coinflips:
    35. Dracule Mihawk vs 100. Asek

    Pairings:
    81. DestinyUnknown vs 68. Ginku
    116. Lady Bug vs 62. myzozoa
    69. Zebraiken vs 93. toshimelonhead
    129. papai noel vs 35. Dracule Mihawk
    122. Ricky Horror vs 96. DarkLoic
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 3. Jets
    1. Heist vs 50. DC.
    124. cescken vs 18. mostwanted

    Pairings w/Bans (open)
    81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)
    116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 62. myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass)
    69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes) vs 93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore)
    129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite) vs 35. Dracule Mihawk (Thundurus-T / Jirachi)
    122. Ricky Horror (Blissey / Toxic Spikes) vs 96. DarkLoic (Shell Smash / Thundurus-T)
    8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs 3. Jets (Baton Pass / Politoed)
    1. Heist (Politoed / Scald) vs 50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi)
    124. cescken (Ninetales / Quiver Dance) vs 18. mostwanted (Rocky Helmet / Volcarona)

    Highlight Matches​

    81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)

    These two battlers are known more for their prowess (or lack thereof, in Ginku's case) in the lower tiers; however, both have proved that their abilities transcend all metagames, Ginku having somehow made it to the finals of several recent tournaments, and DestinyUnknown having landed a spot on Spain's WCOP team. Will Ginku hail in the start of a new German era of dominance, or will DestinyUnknown show him who the true European power is?

    116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 62. myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass)

    Lady Bug has been in a highlight match every round I think. But he hasn't sent me any logs so fuck him. Can WCOP champ myzozoa beat the self-proclaimed King of the Desert?

    1. Heist (Politoed / Scald) vs 50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi)

    Small tournament champion Heist is like the old man who sits in the park and plays chess with random people every day. He wears an oversized coat and listens to Bloc Party with his hip friend Giga Punch. DC is like the 13-year-old challenger who ends up beating him after many long and arduous matches. Will this be that match, or will Heist hold onto his coveted position?

    69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes) vs 93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore)

    Longstanding tournament player toshimelonhead faces the newer yet on-fire Zebraiken. Can toshi use his experience to put a stop to Zebraiken's hot streak, or will he be trampled by the Zebra's recent success?

    Submit your logs :)! Thanks!

    Deadline: Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM CDT (GMT-5)
  2. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa a choir master will sing sharp so others hit the right note
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    I'll hang out in #uswest this week, we'll get this done.
  3. papai noel

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    VMed Dracule Mihawk.
  4. Ricky Horror

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    Vm'ed opponent.
  5. toshimelonhead

    toshimelonhead Raising Whitney's Miltank

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    Zebraiken and I are in contact since we both have to play for the #pokemon tournament, too.
  6. Alexander.

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    81. DestinyUnknown vs 68. Ginku
    116. Lady Bug vs 62. myzozoa
    69. Zebraiken vs 93. toshimelonhead
    129. papai noel vs 35. Dracule Mihawk
    122. Ricky Horror vs 96. DarkLoic
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 3. Jets
    1. Heist vs 50. DC.
    124. cescken vs 18. mostwanted
  7. Alf'

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    Answered to Ricky Horror
  8. Jets

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    Gonna have to forfeit due to irl problems. Sorry
  9. Lady Bug

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  10. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa a choir master will sing sharp so others hit the right note
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    confirm, gg
  11. Ricky Horror

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  12. Alf'

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    Lost, choked cauz' I have some wrong moves but it didn't mattered due to my bad play.
    GG man and gl for nexts
  13. Heist

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    won in a pretty good one, gg
  14. DC.

    DC. Eu estou aqui

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    Lost vs Heist in great game
  15. toshimelonhead

    toshimelonhead Raising Whitney's Miltank

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    Zeb beat me in a gg.
  16. Zebraiken

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    Confirming, gg.
  17. papai noel

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    Activity.

    I waited for Dracule Mihawk all week and he only wanted to battle tomorrow, which is the only day i'm not available. An extension would be appreciated.
  18. Ginku

    Ginku Farbenprächtig
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  19. DestinyUnknown

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    yeah it wasn't my day, gg!
  20. Eo Ut Mortus

    Eo Ut Mortus Elodin Smells
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    I'll go ahead and give the weekend as an extension. Please schedule times to ensure that the remaining two matches get done.
  21. Dracule Mihawk

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    Lost to Noel, gg bro.
  22. papai noel

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    I won against Mihawk in a game full of hax for both sides, gg n_n
  23. Jets

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    got lucky vs cbb and won gg i guess, and thanks for waiting
  24. CrashinBoomBang

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    confirming

    After double-checking the banned move list, you apparently used Spore which was banned.
  25. Jets

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    oh... whoops :x then i guess you get the win? the stupid typo on my hidden power screwed me over, oh well.

    since i would've just hp fire'd your ______ instead of switching and thus sporing >.<
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