It's finally time to get the first leg of Smogon's brand new tournament series underway! We start our quest to find Smogon's greatest side-tier player with everyone's obvious favorite, UU. Good luck to everyone! May all your Focus Blasts hit and your Scalds triple crit burn. Tournament Rules: General tournament rules and regulations can be found here. Grand slam rules can be found here. Standard BW2 UU. Best of three, single elimination. The banlist for this tournament is the same as the UU ladder of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Showdown. 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.* A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (Move your mouse to reveal the content) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (open) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (close) 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 Round 2 Matchups: ~GreenCore vs Pidge Django vs TrollFreak FLCL vs Jirachi Stormsire vs Malekith Yonko7 vs W M McMeghan vs Mew cim vs WhiteQueen Quantum Mechanics vs DestinyUnknown Private vs shartruce2 A l e x a n d e r vs blaaz Cristal vs Light The Thunder xtrashine vs CS4m Leftiez vs Nexuz Double01 vs Z-Rex LuckOverSkill vs zdrup15 HBK vs Fiction. Perche No Fai vs TPO3 AlphaJolt vs Eo Ut Mortus CTI vs Ciele MMF vs SuperMango Scimjara vs Alice Espo vs Rydro Orichalcos Owl vs -Manu- Takua vs Friar Scienceandreligion vs Eustatic BKC vs Exppoint BIG loven vs locopoke Pedrock vs Giga Punch franky vs The Immortal Brotom vs LonelyNess Vinc2612 vs MOET Nachosvs Noblesse Oblige Ordile vs Foster kokoloko vs Amell mien vs Jlance Thatsjustpeachy vs srk1214 B-Lulz vs shnen wilson46 vs Hot N Cold Mr. XYZ vs badabing Arc Tech vs Smurf. SJCrew vs Pokemazter Ginku vs SGV DC. vs Wobbanaut spuds4ever vs ThisMysteriousGuy IceCarAdler vs ShakeItUp Imanalt vs Steven Snype -Rockstar- vs askaninjask Kennen vs Stone_Cold Bad Romance vs reyscarface Hantsuki vs CrashinBoomBang Folgorio vs idiotfrommars _TyRoGuE_ vs Novaray Dewhinifier vs Nelson-X Neto-senpai vs Colchonero MarceloDK vs Cicada llvallejoll vs Philip7086 Master of the Six Kings vs Seco453 fatty vs Level 51 AkHolic vs DittoCrow kuja20 vs TV-Rocka FelixMinamimoto vs Limitless Bloo vs MikeDecIsHere FAFUS vs PsYch071c dragonuser vs kd24 Deadline for this round is August 9th. Quick note about activity wins. If your opponent gives you an explicit date and time he can play, or he gives you exact times where he's free, please DO NOT simply respond with "i'm free sometime next week." That will get your opponent the activity win every time. Make an effort to actually schedule a match. A lot of activity wins last round were decided because of this.