Tournament Bootless Tournament Finals @ Post #11

Aurodian

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With the arrival of gen 8, competitive Pokemon received a huge overhaul with the introduction of Heavy-Duty Boots, negating all damage from entry hazards. This drastically changed the typical methods of forcing progress from being mostly based around the hazards war to a newer emphasis on momentum, using both fast and slow pivots to aid polarizing breakers with safe switch-ins. The presence of Heavy-Duty Boots has been a controversial topic throughout the generation, whether utilized on wallbreakers and sweepers like Volcarona and Tornadus-T or immortal pivots like Cinderace, Zeraora, the Slowtwins, and (dlc1) Dragapult... But we haven't actually seen what an SS meta without Heavy-Duty Boots would look like. A tour like this could help us understand what a Heavy-Duty Boots ban could potentially do to the metagame! In addition to letting people have fun building and playing in a new metagame, this tour can give some insight on the effect of Heavy-Duty Boots on the metagame and hopefully give some needed contrast with current SS OU.

Rules:

Heavy-Duty Boots are banned. Please challenge someone with the command below to ensure integrity:
/challenge [username], gen8ou @@@ -heavy-duty boots

  • This is a standard SS OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of one series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.

  • General Tournament Rules
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.
  • Dynamax Clause: You cannot dynamax.

In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

Stareal vs mixwell - no response from latter til day stareal couldn't play, and rather late into that day, act to stareal.

Pairings:

zioziotrip  vs  Ewin
Kenix
 vs  Sabella
AnnaMyers  vs  TDNT
Landon  vs  Stareal


Additionally, the winner will receive a prize of $30 from airfare, preferably by Venmo.

Replays are required.
Reminder this Tournament is a Bo1. Anyone caught using Heavy-Duty Boots will be disqualified.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to airfare or Aurodian.
Extension Deadline will be Wednesday 8th at 11:59pm GMT-3.
Deadline will be Sunday 12th of August at 11:59pm GMT-3. LMK if you need an extension.
 
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Aurodian

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With the arrival of gen 8, competitive Pokemon received a huge overhaul with the introduction of Heavy-Duty Boots, negating all damage from entry hazards. This drastically changed the typical methods of forcing progress from being mostly based around the hazards war to a newer emphasis on momentum, using both fast and slow pivots to aid polarizing breakers with safe switch-ins. The presence of Heavy-Duty Boots has been a controversial topic throughout the generation, whether utilized on wallbreakers and sweepers like Volcarona and Tornadus-T or immortal pivots like Cinderace, Zeraora, the Slowtwins, and (dlc1) Dragapult... But we haven't actually seen what an SS meta without Heavy-Duty Boots would look like. A tour like this could help us understand what a Heavy-Duty Boots ban could potentially do to the metagame! In addition to letting people have fun building and playing in a new metagame, this tour can give some insight on the effect of Heavy-Duty Boots on the metagame and hopefully give some needed contrast with current SS OU.

Rules:

Heavy-Duty Boots are banned. Please challenge someone with the command below to ensure integrity:
/challenge [username], gen8ou @@@ -heavy-duty boots

  • This is a standard SS OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of one series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.

  • General Tournament Rules
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.
  • Dynamax Clause: You cannot dynamax.

In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

Pairings:

Stareal  vs  TDNT
Kenix  vs  Ewin



Additionally, the winner will receive a prize of $30 from airfare, preferably by Venmo.

Replays are required.
Reminder this Tournament is a Bo1. Anyone caught using Heavy-Duty Boots will be disqualified.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to airfare or Aurodian.
Extension Deadline will be Thursday 16th at 11:59pm GMT-3.
Deadline will be Sunday 19th of August at 11:59pm GMT-3. LMK if you need an extension.
 
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