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The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament - Semifinals

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Eo Ut Mortus, Sep 12, 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 / Round 4 / Quarterfinals

    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


    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
    Dragonite
    Ninetales
    Tentacruel

    Banned Moves (open)
    Quiver Dance
    Spikes
    Stealth Rock
    Toxic Spikes
    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
    Jirachi
    Jolteon
    Keldeo
    Landorus
    Latias
    Latios
    Lucario
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Metagross
    Mew
    Politoed
    Reuniclus
    Rotom-W
    Salamence
    Scizor
    Skarmory
    Starmie
    Terrakion
    Thundurus-T
    Tornadus
    Tornadus-T
    Toxicroak
    Tyranitar
    Vaporeon
    Venusaur
    Virizion
    Volcarona
    Unbanned (red indicates newly available) (open)
    Pokemon
    Abomasnow
    Amoonguss
    Breloom
    Chansey
    Conkeldurr
    Deoxys-D
    Durant
    Ferrothorn
    Gliscor
    Haxorus
    Heatran
    Hippopotas
    Hippowdon
    Hydreigon
    Jirachi
    Keldeo
    Kingdra
    Kyurem
    Landorus-T
    Latias
    Latios
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Munchlax
    Pikachu
    Politoed
    Reuniclus
    Salamence
    Scizor
    Scrafty
    Skarmory
    Slowbro
    Snorlax
    Snover
    Terrakion
    Thundurus-T
    Tornadus-T
    Tyranitar
    Volcarona
    Vulpix
    Wobbuffet

    Moves
    Baton Pass
    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
    Scald
    Shell Smash
    Softboiled
    Spore
    Stone Edge
    Substitute
    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
    Eviolite
    Flame Orb
    Focus Sash
    Iron Ball
    Lagging Tail
    Leaf Stone
    Leftovers
    Life Orb
    Muscle Band
    Rocky Helmet
    Wise Glasses

    Notable bans (does not include everything):
    - Drought (Ninetales) is banned; all other forms of inducing weather have been unbanned
    - All entry hazards are still banned.
    Meloetta, Genesect, and Shadow Tag Gothitelle/Gothorita are all banned, seeing as they did not exist at the beginning of this tournament.

    Notable unbans:
    - Rain is back; Politoed has been unbanned, as has Scald and Thundurus-T.
    - Jirachi was unbanned.
    - Baton Pass was unbanned.

    Last round was pretty much upset central; will the trend continue?

    Pairings:
    124. cescken vs 129. papai noel
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 122. Ricky Horror

    Pairings w/Bans (open)
    124. cescken (Ninetales / Quiver Dance) vs 129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite)
    8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs 122. Ricky Horror (Blissey / Toxic Spikes)


    It's the semifinals so please save and give me your logs :)! Thanks!

    Deadline: Wednesday, September 19 at 11:59 PM CDT (GMT-5)
  2. Alexander.

    Alexander. Banned deucer.

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    124. cescken vs 129. papai noel
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 122. Ricky Horror
  3. Zebraiken

    Zebraiken is it true what they say, that words are weapons?
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  4. Django

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    cbb lets go it
  5. LuckOverSkill

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    papai noel ~n__n~
  7. Ricky Horror

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    Vm'ed opponent, since i have no fan boys. Go Fucking Ricky!
  8. Furai

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    yup
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    cescken :)
  11. papai noel

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    won against cescken in a really close battle, gg.
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    papai noel to win it all
    papai noel PORRA!
  13. Bernis

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    papai noel
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    CrashinBoomBang.
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    124. cescken vs 129. papai noel
    8. CrashinBoomBang vs 122. Ricky Horror
  18. Xelx

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  19. Coren37

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    cescken D:
    CBB
  20. CrashinBoomBang

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    I won against Ricky Horror in a good game.
  21. Ricky Horror

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    Lost, wasn't in my mojo. gg
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