CAP 28 Playtest Tournament - Finals [Won by D2TheW]

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Ever been interested in CAP? Here's a great way to learn more about it! Come to compete and watch battles featuring our custom creations. The CAP metagame consists of OU-legal Pokemon plus all CAP Pokemon. Find our forum here to join the creation process. Join our Pokemon Showdown room here to discuss the metagame and teambuilding with our community.

With CAP 28 already on its final competitive stages, it's time to start thinking about testing our latest creation. This tournament is designed to let everyone interested have a chance at playing with our newest CAP and to provide us with valuable information about how it works out in a competitive environment. The winner of this tournament will earn a commemorative forum banner!
Tournament Rules:
  • All general tournament rules apply.
  • The first 3 rounds of the tournament are on Swiss format with 2 games won required in order to advance. From Round 4 onwards this will change to a single elimination format.
  • The upcoming Crown Tundra additions won't be allowed until Round 4. (CAP usually follows the OU banlist but it has been decided that for the first 2 weeks after the Crown Tundra drops, the playtest will continue using the pre-DLC. This will give time for the metagame to properly stabilize after all the while also giving us some more time to test CAP 28 on its intended metagame.)
  • All matches are best of three.
  • Matches can be played on Smogtours or the main server.
  • All replays are mandatory.
In case you're new, please check this Tournament Scheduling Guide. This should instruct you on how to contact your opponent.
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 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.

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.

The Number Man  vs D2TheW

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Viability Rankings | CAP Sample Teams | CAP Metagame Discussion

Deadline is December 20th, 11:59pm GMT -4.
 
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D2TheW

CAP 28 Playtest Winner
Won in 2, ggs. Sorry about the crit in g2, I was colbur so that didn't win me the game on its own but it made it much easier.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8cap-1247936164

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8cap-1247941946

And that's the tour! Really happy with how this tour went, I built everything myself and gave some teams to other people who made decent runs too. Got to play some really good players like reach, shsp, numbers and others so I'm delighted I pulled off the w. S/o to the people rooting for me and thanks to Mx for hosting.

Figured I'd give my thoughts on miasmaw real quick as it is the subject of the whole tour. My run mirrored maws usage as a whole. I used it a decent amount pre dlc and then dropped it forever when dlc dropped. I've still been tinkering with it and it's got some really nice synergy with stuff like blaziken but I haven't gotten it to work on a consistent squad. I doubt the buffs will change too much but every little helps.

Edit: Epic 300th post lol
 
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Won in 2, ggs. Sorry about the crit in g2, I was colbur so that didn't win me the game on its own but it made it much easier.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8cap-1247936164

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8cap-1247941946

And that's the tour! Really happy with how this tour went, I built everything myself and gave some teams to other people who made decent runs too. Got to play some really good players like reach, shsp, numbers and others so I'm delighted I pulled off the w. S/o to the people rooting for me and thanks to Mx for hosting.

Figured I'd give my thoughts on miasmaw real quick as it is the subject of the whole tour. My run mirrored maws usage as a whole. I used it a decent amount pre dlc and then dropped it forever when dlc dropped. I've still been tinkering with it and it's got some really nice synergy with stuff like blaziken but I haven't gotten it to work on a consistent squad. I doubt the buffs will change too much but every little helps.
Grats on the win D2, like I mentioned in dms I def think I coulda played this series better, but you definitely deserved to win it. Other than that I'm pretty satisfied with my run up until finals. But I gotta say, I could not have done it without Atha passing me most of the teams I used, so big thanks for that.
 
Congrats to D2TW for winning the tourney! Had a feeling after I lost to you that you would win the whole thing.
And huge congrats to The Number Man for 2nd place. I don't know your backround with CAP but I do know your a great player and made one hell of a run. Hope to see you compete in more tourneys (and maybe play against you in bracket).

Ty Mx for organizing and running this super smooth. Had a lot of fun doing this. Hopefully will enter what ever comes next.
 

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