BW Cup VII - Quarterfinals

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BW Cup VII Round 7

...and we are back with everyone's favorite weather and flinching 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.
hey pals this stuff is just the cliffnotes, for the full list of rules for Smogon Tournaments check here

Identity

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.

Scouting

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..

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 are only allowed if there was a True Disconnection.

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
  • Team Preview
  • Moody Clause
ROUND 7

crucify  vs  Exiline
Monai  vs  Dark Eeveon
Splash  vs  august
frisoeva  vs  Stareal

Deadline September 26th 11:59 PM GMT-4. Get in touch ASAP, please message me with any concerns. REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY FROM THIS POINT ON!
 
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Finchinator

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OU & NU Leader
crucify  vs  Exiline - crucify has been doing really well in just about every BW tour I see them in. Strong in circuit tours and here. I expect them to win decisively because of that. crucicfy is in surprisingly great form with solid team choices and a great knowledge of what opposing team structures are likely to consist of. Exiline I am less familiar with in BW. He seems to use solid, proven teams, but has a trouble navigating end-games when not positive what to expect. If he can get over that, anything is possible and he has done well enough in Ubers to clearly be regarded as a good player, but hard to be confident in him over crucify, who is a dark horse to take the whole thing.

Monai  vs  Dark Eeveon - Both sneaky good players with less name recognition. I have not seen enough from Monai yet, but everyone is telling me how great they are. Cool teams, strong plays, etc. -- I am all for the hype and love seeing newer people thrive in BW. I hope they continue to ride the hype wave because of this. Dark Eeveon seems to have a strong run himself, having won against some good players. I am not too sure about their teambuilding personally though, so I favor Monai, but will be interesting.

Splash  vs  august - august is a really strong player over a long period of time. He may be most known for DPP, but he is clearly doing well enough in BW if he is in the top 8. Splash I am less familiar with, but he tends to be creative and I respect that initiative a ton. Not sure it will translate here or not with august being more experienced and likely having a lot accessible to him, but will be interesting to see. I think the winner of this series is probably the favorite to take it though.

frisoeva  vs  Stareal - Closest series of the bunch for me. Both are super underrated players who do well in a number of tiers/generations. Stareal has been really consistent in circuit tournaments and used a nice variety of teams. I also think he is improving regularly as a player, with increasingly good results across the board. friso is great; he makes deep runs into tours across a lot of tiers and has had solid official showings in fairygens. Less knowledgeable about him in BW than other generations, so I favor Stareal, but this is a close set.
 

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