The UU Open I - Sign-Ups

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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.*


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.


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.


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


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
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!
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