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 Participants: Players will be selected based on a 62.5% first come first serve and 37.5% randomized basis (if required). Sign-ups will be open for 72 hours. You are encouraged to put your teams together now while sign-ups are taking place to save time once Round 1 is posted. 1. JabbaTheGriffin 2. davidness 3. Aqualouis 4. locopoke 5. Heist 6. Ciele 7. wilson46 8. PsYch071c 9. mostwanted 10. Tobes 11. blarajan 12. Mew 13. DittoCrow 14. SilentVerse 15. Zebraiken 16. Ningildo 17. Django Reinhart 18. Hot N Cold 19. LonelyNess 20. Perche No Fai 21. ShakeItUp 22. Maaf 23. Vinc2612 24. -Manu- 25. Dr Ciel 26. DarkLoïc 27. Cristal 28. Expert Physics 29. Lamppost 30. Frizy 31. WhiteQueen 32. Ordile 33. Noblesse Oblige 34. Jirachi 35. MarceloDK 36. complete legitimacy 37. Harsha 38. Lavos Spawn 39. LucaroarkZ 40. reyscarface 41. RIDICULOUS_ 42. blaaz 43. Pokemazter 44. rairyan 45. Lunar. 46. Dewhinifier 47. dragonuser 48. TalkingLion 49. llvallejoll 50. .Robert 51. Z-Rex 52. shnen 53. Admin Miror B 54. B-Lulz 55. Light The Thunder 56. Hangover 57. Kennen 58. Fiction. 59. Omicron 60. AuraRayquaza 61. Novaray 62. Smurf. 63. DestinyUnknown 64. badabing 65. kuja20 66. Eo Ut Mortus 67. Hill 68. McMeghan 69. TrollFreak 70. LuckOverSkill 71. FelixMinamimoto 72. CheezitKing 73. Brotom 74. Amell 75. Orichalcos Owl 76. DrMohammadLi 77. SethZiBritannia 78. IceCarAdler 79. juanRA 80. AkHolic 81. Malekith 82. Nachos 83. DetroitLolcat 84. SkyNet 85. MMF 86. Hugendugen 87. FLCL 88. CrashinBoomBang 89. Tiffanyy 90. zdrup15 91. Blue_Blur 92. Clarion Valenheart 93. emirinho 94. TPO3 95. Raseri 96. CTI 97. kd24 98. cim 99. Bloo 100. V17 101. ~GreenCore 102. Calm_Lava 103. devinrichert 104. Pocket 105. Double01 106. franky 107. Pedrock 108. Private 109. Jackkkkkkk3 110. papai noel 111. Elite4Allen 112. Pidge 113. chuie 114. MikeDecIsHere 115. Bad Ass 116. Andeby 117. TheGreatGengar 118. Colchonero 119. AlphaJolt 120. TNBM 121. Noodlez 122. Steven Snype 123. uxsee 124. RBG 125. fatty 126. LudiImpact 127. Ignis 128. Oglemi 129. Scimjara 130. srk1214 131. kokoloko 132. Pkrs 133. SGV 134. drakon136 135. askaninjask 136. zorbees 137. Master of the Six Kings 138. Go10 139. viashinomage 140. Philip7085 141. Folgorio 142. Hantsuki 143. prem 144. Hazmet 145. Oyamz 146. Exppoint 147. HSA 148. Doom Dawg 149. -PkmTrainerBlue- 150. Frz 151. Megan_Fox 152. yee 153. The Hitman 154. Dracule Mihawk 155. MankeyTamer 156. Hawkstar 157. smashlloyd20 158. Thatsjustpeachy 159. panamaxis 160. Yonko7 *Note: Currently Pokemon Showdown is down. Until then, matches can be played on Pokemon Online v2, which has also updated to BW2. Thanks to Zracknel for contributing the artwork for the tournament!