ADV Cup IV - Finals [Won by Astamatitos]

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ADV Cup Finals
Lets find out who's the best at the best generation.

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here
  • Standard ADV OU
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Do not make baseless activity posts, get in contact with your opponent and report missed times / scheduling issues only.

About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: Tournament matches must be played on the Smogtoursserver. The Main PS! serveris also acceptable if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the TD team and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing in Smogtours, where we also have the power to recreate games that end due to DC's.


On scouting opponents: Going through your opponents replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed, and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

On the Timer: The timer must stay on throughout the whole battle, only being turned off in the case of a player disconnecting, and in that case will only be turned off for 5 minutes (keep in mind that this is a interim solution while we wait on PS! developers). The timer may not be turned off in any other circumstance.

On Timeout losses: A player that loses by having all his time run out loses the game. This is only not the case if the player that received the timeout loss can be verified to have suffered a True Disconnection. Rematches in such cases are not allowed.

On True Disconnection: The TD team has a secret threshold of seconds that your timer must be at or above, from the moment you disconnect, for a timeout loss to be considered a True disconnection. If your game is determined to be a true disconnection if you played on Smogtours and contacted a TD before the room expired your game will be recreated up to the point the disconnect happened. It is the responsibility of the player that disconnected to get a TD into the room before it expires.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Baton Pass Clause: Smeargle cannot use Ingrain on Baton Pass sets.

Astamatitos vs Ojama

Deadline for Finals is: Get it done by Sunday pls.


The One Who Overcame Adversity
is a Tiering Contributoris a Past SPL Champion
This series ought to be insane.
Both of them faced and prepared against each other before and this final comes just before their WCOP game; I'm eager to see how both approach this and how will the series climax.
Whilst Ojama is an incredibly solid and powerful player, Astamatitos is very motived and has been absolutely phenomenal this whole tournament; I don't think he can be stopped.

Won against Ojama. We had a great g1 and an awful g2 in terms of rng.
Always great to play against you man, now go add that second Classic to your trophy holder!

My shoutouts will be brief, i wanna thank Fear, UD and BKC for listening to my thoughts regarding team picks and giving me games whenever either of us were free. Your great personalities make playing this game a lot more enjoyable for me.

I'd also like to thank most of the people who showed their support throughout the year (Mr.378, eden's embrace, Alexander.), it genuinely means a lot.


kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome
is a Tiering Contributoris a Top Tutor Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion
Im very happy my mentor, and imo, the best ADV player all of time got it.
Well deserved Teacher. Hope we can fighter one again.
Grats to kingpin as well for being always competitive and still one of the best around!


is a Pre-Contributor
Possibly the greatest performance in an otherwise Hall of Fame worthy career, you earned every bit of this bro. Incredible to think you were able to top the already insane accomplishments you have to your name, but this was a tournament for the ages. You played some of the best ADV any of us will ever see and it is a treat to watch you play. Congrats again bro!

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