BW Cup IV - Round 7

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BW Cup Round 7

...and we back with everyone's favorite weather and trapper infested metagame!

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here
  • Standard BW 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 Smogtours server. The Main PS! server is 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.

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
  • Moody Clause

Jimmy Turtwig vs M Dragon
Googly vs blunder
obii vs Tricking
Bomber. vs soTsoT
reyscarface vs lax
bro fist vs Posho

Good luck to everyone participating. Please contact your opponents and schedule in a timely fashion. Feel free to contact me privately if you have any questions or concerns

Deadline for round 7 will be May 27th at 11:59pm GMT-4.
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Jimmy Turtwig (40) vs (60) M Dragon - M Dragon's got a great grasp on the tier atm and his teams always impress me. I think Jimmy is solid, but he is spread across so many generations that you gotta favor the GOAT.
Googly (35) vs (65) blunder - Googly doesn't seem too battle-tested in BW while blunder is hella impressive. Think he's got a clear edge here.
obii (55) vs (45) Tricking - Second best set of the round. obii is an underrated player and seems to be quite passionate about BW as of late whereas Tricking is a jack of all trades, master of none, who has dabbled quite a bit in BW recently. I give the upper hand to obii as I think he really wants to win this and understands the tier well. Could really go either way tho as Tricking strikes me as the better overall player atm.
Bomber. (55) vs (45) soTsoT
reyscarface (55) vs (45) lax - lax's solid as a player, but I think his BW knowledge falls short of Rey's by a noteworthy margin.
bro fist (51) vs (49) Posho - Best set of the round and perhaps the tour thus far. Love to see two Bigs going at it this late in the tour. John's on fire lately and he has proven to be more than competent at BW while Posho has been colder this year, but seems to have gotten back on his feet in this tour + OUPL. Both great players with an understanding of the metagame, all things considered. Posho is the conventional BW favorite I reckon, but John has been the better player as of late and I think he will edge Posho out in 3 -- hope to catch these live regardless of result, gl both!
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