CAP 28 Playtest Tournament - Round 1

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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.) You can see the full list of banned Pokemon below.
  • 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.
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Jinx
  • Omastar
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Articuno (Both forms)
  • Zapdos (Both forms)
  • Moltres (Both forms)
  • Dragonite
  • Crobat
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Sceptile
  • Blaziken
  • Swampert
  • Aggron
  • Altaria
  • Cradily
  • Armaldo
  • Absol
  • Walrein
  • Relicanth
  • Salamence
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Spiritomb
  • Garchomp
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Uxie
  • Mespirit
  • Azelf
  • Heatran
  • Regigigas
  • Cresselia
  • Victini
  • Audino
  • Carracosta
  • Archeops
  • Cryonagal
  • Tornadus (Both forms)
  • Thundurus (Both forms)
  • Landorus (Both forms)
  • Genesect
  • Tyrantrum
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink
  • Zygarde
  • Diancie
  • Volcanion
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzswole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Naganadel
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon
  • All pre-evolutions of Pokemon on this list
  • Clefable
  • Kyurem-Black
  • Magearna
  • Melmetal
  • Cinderace
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.

ASIMKARD  vs  lockjaw
Tadasuke  vs  El químico del pueblucho
BitBitio  vs  G-Luke
zio
 vs  mel482
Herodiamond  vs  Bassai Dai
owlking  vs  Emblaze Uchiha
snake_rattler  vs  Rat With Wings
Sevelon  vs  im a n o o b yeet
20Yelram02  vs  Zetasniper
quziel
vs  Orig Stall Guy
EnViZion  vs  Gleeboop
temp
 vs  IoSonoNeon
Gmaxable  vs  p0kemonmasterking
Butterfree!  vs  Pilaku259
danny montgomery
 vs  Kalonashi
byee  vs  Airwind
MitchTEM  vs  ThelordofbadRNG
Raichulord49756  vs  L lawliet
SUB2CHOCOCAT786  vs  SeproXG
rianhart  vs  velvet
Nellynell  vs  yuykoko
dex18  vs  85percent
klefapool  vs  reachzero
Spyro  vs Quantum Tesseract
Galarian Sith  vs  Zephyr2007
D2TheW
 vs  Violet'Chucky
SputnikGT  vs  Ho3nConfirm3d
GardeLame
 vs  sasukeuchiha663
Lkjc  vs  MY RESOLVE GX
Lasen
 vs  Archiiiie17
Binacleisthebest  vs  ThirdStrongestMole
canadaisbae  vs  FireBlastingNinetales
Shadesan  vs  ChoiceScarfed
-Voltage-
 vs  the hunter
Pitmore  vs  Reviloja753
HedekiTajiri  vs  SunMYSER
Jonathan Cass  vs  Noiptile
Slaty fildrong
 vs  Jewvia
The Number Man  vs  ViZar
Taftan  vs  Palapapop
Twingamerz098  vs  Profecespoopypants
dawnfallstar
 vs  Ron...5
MrDollSteak  vs  Monsareeasy
Micha3la  vs  Maxouille
Calm  vs  SHSP
giove97  vs  eblurb
Metalkarp99  vs  Everest28
outbackrabbit  vs  Menace17
Davidoar15
 vs  FildrongEstNul
Amamama  vs  PokemonMaster4953
ZzSubZero  vs  Ainzcrad
Riverain
 vs  shadowroar
CaesarzeppeliXD  vs  Roxiee
EpicUmbreon29
 vs  againa
cooliousus  vs  WayvDash
wekling vs  Yami
Annnnnlites  vs  StegosarausRex
Boat vs  Marjane
LowenCraft  vs  K3ppr
JinLong88  vs  Atha
jas61292  vs  Riku Sakuraba
heartofgold
 vs  TheUltraFinder
Darek851  vs  Blui
The Damned  vs  SodaDawg


SS CAP Metagame Resources:
CAP Viability Rankings | CAP Sample Teams | CAP Metagame Discussion

Deadline for Round 1 is October 25th at 11:59pm GMT -4.
 
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Predictions! (please take this with a grain of salt, i'm not very experienced at all, this is all just for fun :D)

ASIMKARD  vs  lockjaw
Tadasuke
 vs  El químico del pueblucho
BitBitio  vs  G-Luke
zio
 vs  mel482
Herodiamond  vs  Bassai Dai
diegovane  vs  Emblaze Uchiha
snake_rattler  vs  Savagehawk80
Xx_MEGACHARIZARDX_xX  vs  im a n o o b yeet

20Yelram02  vs  Zetasniper (70:30) :
Ooo, first match where I know both people! I've played 20Yelram02 before and they're a pretty solid player, Zeta seems to have a good amount of knowledge about the meta but i've never seen them play in tour games and such, so i'm going to go with yelram rn, although i could see an upset.

quziel  vs  Orig Stall Guy (80:20):
Quz is easily one of the best CAP players rn, and it's very hard to see him losing, but stall guy has proven to be an unpredictable opponent in a few matches, this is probably going to be one of the most interesting matches to watch

sinper shot  vs  Gleeboop
temp  vs  IoSonoNeon
rianhart  vs  p0kemonmasterking
Pikanite_28  vs  Pilaku259
DanteIXLegion  vs  Ash the Pokemon Master
byee  vs  Airwind
Mudkip512  vs  ThelordofbadRNG
Eboydaboss29  vs  L lawliet
Saks  vs  tzar
Luis_Beast673  vs  velvet
Nellynell  vs  yuykoko
dex18  vs  ItsMiniflaX
Poopy_farts2.1  vs  reachzero
Spyro  vs  mismagiuswithme
D2TheW  vs  Violet'Chucky

SputnikGT  vs  Ho3nConfirm3d: (45:55)
By far the most interesting game for R1. Both Ho3n and Sput are really good players, I've seen a bit more of Sput but I feel like this'll be a very close one. Even though I'm bolding Ho3n, I feel like both sides could easily win and it'll all come down to team MUs

GardeLame  vs  Maxmonstar16
Lkjc  vs  MY RESOLVE GX
Lasen  vs  Archiiiie17
Binacleisthebest  vs  ThirdStrongestMole
Xandes6617  vs  FireBlastingNinetales
Shadesan  vs  ChoiceScarfed
-Voltage-  vs  the hunter

Pitmore  vs  Reviloja753
Another possibly interesting match where i'm familiar with both people, Pitmore seems to have a really good grasp on piloting, but Rev is really knowledgeable with the meta so this is a tossup for me

Greenphantom30  vs  SunMYSER
Jonathan Cass  vs  Noiptile
Slaty fildrong  vs  Derlin459
The Number Man  vs  ViZar
Taftan  vs  Palapapop
1st Pog Champ  vs  xoxo234
WERESEEDScrow  vs  Ron...5
MrDollSteak
 vs  Monsareeasy
Micha3la  vs  Maxouille
Calm  vs  HyperSwag506
giove97  vs  pepsi13s
Magikarp is uber  vs  lodohodo
outbackrabbit  vs  Menace17
Davidoar15  vs  FildrongEstNul
Amamama  vs  Zacianrulz27
Matthias03  vs  Ainzcrad
AquaWeirdo  vs  shadowroar
CaesarzeppeliXD  vs  Lil_Stix-

EpicUmbreon29  vs  againa (30:70)
Oooh, another fun one! Againa's def a contestant for best CAP player rn, and i think Epic was bit rusty, but he did play relatively recently in CAPPL so he's prob got a good grasp of the meta rn, so I could see an upset.

Kingkingson1  vs  ByronioB
hii  vs  mr rime
Annnnnlites  vs  Pokefan Liam
dvdgif  vs  Marjane
vascolet23  vs  K3ppr
JinLong88  vs  Atha
jas61292
 vs  Riku Sakuraba
heartofgold  vs  TheUltraFinder
Darek851  vs  IsThisAPikachu
The Damned  vs  SodaDawg

(also i contacted my opp)

Aaand that's it :D!
 
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Predictions! (please take this with a grain of salt, i'm not very experienced at all, this is all just for fun :D)

ASIMKARD  vs  lockjaw
Tadasuke
 vs  El químico del pueblucho
BitBitio  vs  G-Luke
zio
 vs  mel482
Herodiamond  vs  Bassai Dai
diegovane  vs  Emblaze Uchiha
snake_rattler  vs  Savagehawk80
Xx_MEGACHARIZARDX_xX  vs  im a n o o b yeet

20Yelram02  vs  Zetasniper (70:30) :
Ooo, first match where I know both people! I've played 20Yelram02 before and they're a pretty solid player, Zeta seems to have a good amount of knowledge about the meta but i've never seen them play in tour games and such, so i'm going to go with yelram rn, although i could see an upset.

quziel  vs  Orig Stall Guy (80:20):
Quz is easily one of the best CAP players rn, and it's very hard to see him losing, but stall guy has proven to be an unpredictable opponent in a few matches, this is probably going to be one of the most interesting matches to watch

sinper shot  vs  Gleeboop
temp  vs  IoSonoNeon
rianhart  vs  p0kemonmasterking
Pikanite_28  vs  Pilaku259
DanteIXLegion  vs  Ash the Pokemon Master
byee  vs  Airwind
Mudkip512  vs  ThelordofbadRNG
Eboydaboss29  vs  L lawliet
Saks  vs  tzar
Luis_Beast673  vs  velvet
Nellynell  vs  yuykoko
dex18  vs  ItsMiniflaX
Poopy_farts2.1  vs  reachzero
Spyro  vs  mismagiuswithme
D2TheW  vs  Violet'Chucky

SputnikGT  vs  Ho3nConfirm3d: (45:55)
By far the most interesting game for R1. Both Ho3n and Sput are really good players, I've seen a bit more of Sput but I feel like this'll be a very close one. Even though I'm bolding Ho3n, I feel like both sides could easily win and it'll all come down to team MUs

GardeLame  vs  Maxmonstar16
Lkjc  vs  MY RESOLVE GX
Lasen  vs  Archiiiie17
Binacleisthebest  vs  ThirdStrongestMole
Xandes6617  vs  FireBlastingNinetales
Shadesan  vs  ChoiceScarfed
-Voltage-  vs  the hunter

Pitmore  vs  Reviloja753
Another possibly interesting match where i'm familiar with both people, Pitmore seems to have a really good grasp on piloting, but Rev is really knowledgeable with the meta so this is a tossup for me

Greenphantom30  vs  SunMYSER
Jonathan Cass  vs  Noiptile
Slaty fildrong  vs  Derlin459
The Number Man  vs  ViZar
Taftan  vs  Palapapop
1st Pog Champ  vs  xoxo234
WERESEEDScrow  vs  Ron...5
MrDollSteak
 vs  Monsareeasy
Micha3la  vs  Maxouille
Calm  vs  HyperSwag506
giove97  vs  pepsi13s
Magikarp is uber  vs  lodohodo
outbackrabbit  vs  Menace17
Davidoar15  vs  FildrongEstNul
Amamama  vs  Zacianrulz27
Matthias03  vs  Ainzcrad
AquaWeirdo  vs  shadowroar
CaesarzeppeliXD  vs  Lil_Stix-

EpicUmbreon29  vs  againa (30:70)
Oooh, another fun one! Againa's def a contestant for best CAP player rn, and i think Epic was bit rusty, but he did play relatively recently in CAPPL so he's prob got a good grasp of the meta rn, so I could see an upset.

Kingkingson1  vs  ByronioB
hii  vs  mr rime
Annnnnlites  vs  Pokefan Liam
dvdgif  vs  Marjane
vascolet23  vs  K3ppr
JinLong88  vs  Atha
jas61292
 vs  Riku Sakuraba
heartofgold  vs  TheUltraFinder
Darek851  vs  IsThisAPikachu
The Damned  vs  SodaDawg

Aaand that's it :D!
Um, YOUR SAYING I'LL LOSE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN???
 

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